Book reviews debating urban compaction the compact city inhabitants have to accept reduced volume lists a number of objections a sustainable urban space standards not just to the suggestions newman and form there are very little data on which kenworthy make about the role of to judge the validity of the various policies on density in controlling energy edited by mike jenks elizabeth . The compact city concept aims at a high density mixed use and intensified urban form o the idea emphasizes that urban activities should be located closer together to ensure better access to services and facilities via public transport walking and cycling and more efficient utility and infrastructure provision. The compact city and the market the case of residential development 122 charles fulford the compact city and the quality of life 134 martin crookston patrick clarke and joanna averley not compact cities but sustainable regions 143 ray green urban consolidation and the family 155 patrick n troy fa environment and resources 167 introduction 169. Part one compact city theory the compact city debate claims and counter claims addressing implications for environmental economic and social sustainability part two environment and resources research associated with environment sustainability and urban form including transport energy pollution and urban ecology part three economic and social issues. The compact city provides and excellent introduction to the complexities and opportunities of the urban designers task urban affairs and planning australia the compact city is a significant contribution to achieving sustainable form it is also an excellent introduction to the complexities faced by the planning profession in a world
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