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Positive Development



Positive Development: from vicious circles to virtuous cycles through built environment design
By Janis Birkeland.

About this book
Janis Birkeland presents the innovative new paradigm of "positive development", in which the built environment provides greater life quality, health, amenity and safety for all without sacrificing resources or money. With a different form of design, development itself can become a "sustainability solution". A cornerstone of this new paradigm is the eco-retrofitting of the vast urban fabric we already inhabit. The author presents a revolutionary new tool called SmartMode to achieve this end. This book challenges everyone working in or studying the areas of sustainable development, planning, architecture or the built environment to rethink their current ideas and practices.

Review quotes
"Invaluable, not just to designers but to all those whose work impinges on the environment."—Ken Yeang, architect, Llewelyn Davies Yeang, UK.

"This book made me think. It will be a book that I will come back to on many occasions as it questions the conventional approach to sustainable development and goes far beyond, offering advice towards positive development. I will keep it to hand in order to stimulate thinking and to provoke debate."—International Journal of Sustainable Engineering.

About the author
Janis Birkeland worked consecutively as artist, advocacy planner, architect, urban designer, city planner and attorney in San Francisco before entering academia in Australia. She has authored over 100 publications on built environment and sustainability and wrote the highly successful and widely adopted Design for Sustainability (Earthscan, 2002). She is now professor of architecture at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

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