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The Resource Design for ecological democracy, Randolph T. Hester

Design for ecological democracy, Randolph T. Hester

Label
Design for ecological democracy
Title
Design for ecological democracy
Statement of responsibility
Randolph T. Hester
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" Over the last fifty years, the process of community building has been lost in the process of city building. City and suburban design divides us from others in our communities, destroys natural habitats, and fails to provide a joyful context for our lives. In Design for Ecological Democracy, Randolph Hester proposes a remedy for our urban anomie. He outlines new principles for urban design that will allow us to forge connections with our fellow citizens and our natural environment. He demonstrates these principles with abundantly illustrated examples--drawn from forty years of design and planning practice--showing how we can design cities that are ecologically resilient, that enhance community, and that give us pleasure. Hester argues that it is only by combining the powerful forces of ecology and democracy that the needed revolution in design will take place. Democracy bestows freedom; ecology creates responsible freedom by explaining our interconnectedness with all creatures. Hester's new design principles are founded on three fundamental issues that integrate democracy and ecology: enabling form, resilient form, and impelling form. Urban design must enable us to be communities rather than zoning-segregated enclaves and to function as informed democracies. A simple bench at a centrally located post office, for example, provides an opportunity for connection and shared experience. Cities must be ecologically resilient rather than ecologically imperiled, adaptable to the surrounding ecology rather than dependent on technological fixes. Resilient form turns increased urban density, for example, into an advantage. And cities should impel us by joy rather than compel us by fear; good cities enrich us rather than limit us. Design for Ecological Democracy is essential reading for designers, planners, environmentalists, community activists, and anyone else who wants to improve a local community."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hester, Randolph T.
Dewey number
307.1/2160973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
HT167
LC item number
.H472 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Public spaces
Label
Design for ecological democracy, Randolph T. Hester
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [459]-485) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Selective diversity
  • Density and smallness
  • Limited extent
  • Adaptability
  • Impelling form : "make a city to touch the people's hearts"
  • Everyday future
  • Naturalness
  • Inhabiting science
  • Reciprocal stewardship
  • Pacing
  • Enabling form : "we got to know our neighbors"
  • Centeredness
  • Connectedness
  • Fairness
  • Sensible status seeking
  • Sacredness
  • Resilient form : life, liberty, and the pursuit of sustainable happiness
  • Particularness
Control code
64336257
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 509 pages
Isbn
9780262083515
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006041958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780262083515
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, plans (some color)
Label
Design for ecological democracy, Randolph T. Hester
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [459]-485) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Selective diversity
  • Density and smallness
  • Limited extent
  • Adaptability
  • Impelling form : "make a city to touch the people's hearts"
  • Everyday future
  • Naturalness
  • Inhabiting science
  • Reciprocal stewardship
  • Pacing
  • Enabling form : "we got to know our neighbors"
  • Centeredness
  • Connectedness
  • Fairness
  • Sensible status seeking
  • Sacredness
  • Resilient form : life, liberty, and the pursuit of sustainable happiness
  • Particularness
Control code
64336257
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 509 pages
Isbn
9780262083515
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006041958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780262083515
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, plans (some color)

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