Friday, 1 November 2013 10:59am
Towards sustainable settlements in New Zealand
Edited by Claire Freeman & Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
This book was one of the first to explore the concept of sustainability and its application to New Zealand settlements. Upon their arrival in New Zealand from the UK, the editors of this volume noted that the concept of sustainability and its application to the built environment had been relatively underdeveloped in New Zealand's academic environment. By bringing together eleven theoretic and pragmatic contributions from those who have been working on the issue, they hope to jump-start the debate in the island country.
Issues such as the relationship between urban areas and their rural hinterland, urban vs. rural lifestyles, modes of transport, social justice, urban renewal and growing multicultural communities are all under discussion.
CLAIRE FREEMAN is Director of the Planning Programme, University of Otago. She has held lecturing posts at universities in Britain, South Africa and New Zealand. She was a planner for the Urban Wildlife Trust in Birmingham (UK).
MICHELLE THOMPSON-FAWCETT is Senior Lecturer in Planning and Environmental Management at the University of Otago. She worked in planning practice for ten years. With Claire Freeman, she co-edited Living Together: Towards Inclusive Communities (Otago, 2003).
Paperback, 240 pages, illustrated, ISBN 978 1 877276 45 3, $49.95
Out of print