Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2013 - (Page 2)

STRATA booksHelf built form. Well-known and influential urban theorists such as Andrés Duany and James Howard Kunstler delve into the impact of the tension between the two perspectives on: - Smart growth - Neighborhood design - Sustainable development - Creating cities that are in balance with nature. While there is significant overlap between Landscape Urbanism and New Urbanism, the former has assumed prominence amongst most critical theorists, whereas the latter’s proponents are more practically oriented. Given that these two sets of ideas are at the forefront of sustainable urban design, the analysis—and potential reconciliation—offered by Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents is long overdue. LANDSCApE URBANISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS: DISSIMULATING THE SUSTAINABLE CITy By ANDRéS DUANy AND EMILy TALEN I n contemporary Western society, urban development is regarded as an unfortunate blight from which nature provides a much-needed respite. This apparent dichotomy ignores the interdependence between human settlement and the natural world. In fact, one of the most pressing problems facing urban theorists today is determining how to resolve the tension between the built and natural environments, in the process creating truly sustainable cities. Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents is a collection of essays exploring the debate over urban reform, often polarized around the two competing paradigms of Landscape Urbanism and New Urbanism. Landscape Urbanism is conceived as a more ecologically-based approach, while New Urbanism is more concerned with FIND OUT MORE: Landscape-Urbanism-and-its-Discontents

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2013

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2013
From The Founder
On the Roof With...
Policy and Standards
Current Research
Living Architecture Meets Hurricane Sandy
How Healthy Is Your Hospital?
New Corporate Members
Professional Calendar
GRHC Board Member Updates
GRHC Buyer’s Guide
The Lucky 7

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2013