Designing sustainable communities learning from village homes michael corbett judy corbett robert l thayer on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the movement toward creating more sustainable communities has been growing for decades and in recent years has gained new prominence with the increasing visibility of planning approaches such as the new urbanism. Avi friedman is professor of architecture at the mcgill school of architecture montreal canada in 1988 he co founded the affordable homes program his research interests focus on the design and implementation of affordable and sustainable building practices at the unit and community levels including innovation construction and resource efficiency. Designing for sustainable communities published oct 4 2018 o by emily lawrence pyatt studio is an architecture and planning firm based in boulder that focuses on community based projects. Designing sustainable communities examines the history of the sustainable community movement and how village homes fits into that context it offers an inside start to finish look at the projects development. The movement towards creating sustainable communities has gained increased prominence with approaches such as new urbanism yet there are few examples of the successes this text offers an analysis of one such example village homes outside davis california the area offers features including
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