[artinfo] Ecological Urbanism

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Thu Jun 17 16:56:11 CEST 2010

Ecological Urbanism: Book launch
Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi with Gareth Doherty

Harvard University's Graduate School of Design 
discusses the central topics of ecological 
urbanism in a book published by Lars Müller 


While climate change, sustainable architecture, 
and green technologies have become increasingly 
topical, issues surrounding the sustainability of 
the city are much less developed. The premise of 
this book is that an ecological approach is 
urgently needed as an imaginative and practical 
method for addressing existing as well as new 

Ecological Urbanism considers the city with 
multiple instruments and with a world view that 
is fluid in scale and disciplinary focus. Design 
provides the synthetic key to connect ecology 
with an urbanism that is not in contradiction 
with its environment. The book brings together 
practitioners, theorists, economists, engineers, 
artists, policymakers, scientists, and public 
health specialists, with the goal of providing a 
multi layered, diverse, and nuanced understanding 
of ecological urbanism and what it might be in 
the future. The promise is nothing short of a new 
ethics and aesthetics of the urban.

This book is also part of an ongoing series of 
research projects at Harvard University's 
Graduate School of Design that explore 
alternative and radical approaches between 
ecology and architecture, landscape architecture, 
planning and urbanism.

16.5 x 24 cm, 61Ž2 x 91Ž2 in, 656 pages
approx. 1000 illustrations, hardcover
ISBN 978-3-03778-189-0
USD/CAD 59.90 EUR 39.90

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