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Design for Ecological Democracy

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Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • City & town planning - architectural aspects,
  • United States,
  • Planning,
  • Architecture,
  • Sustainable/Environmental,
  • Urban ecology,
  • Landscape,
  • Architecture / Planning,
  • City planning,
  • Public spaces

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages480
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9382369M
ISBN 100262083515
ISBN 109780262083515

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Randolph Hester begins his Design for Ecological Democracy by writing that his book “is about building ecological democracy through design. It is about remaking American cities so that we can better work with our neighbours and others; solve intricate community problems that help us sustain our liberty, our way of life, and the ecological systems on which liberty and life depend” (1)/5(7). Design for Ecological Democracy is essential reading for designers, planners, environmentalists, community activists, and anyone else who wants to improve a local community. From inside the book What people are saying - Write a review4/5(1). Get this from a library! Design for ecological democracy. [Randolph T Hester] -- "In Design for Ecological Democracy, Randolph Hester proposes a remedy for our urban anomie. He outlines new principles for urban design that will allow us to forge connections with our fellow. Over the last fifty years, the process of community building has been lost in the process of city building. City and suburban design divides us from others in our communities, destroys natural habitats, and fails to provide a joyful context for our lives. In Design for Ecological Democracy.

Over the last fifty years, the process of community building has been lost in the process of city building. City and suburban design divides us from others in our communities, destroys natural habitats, and fails to provide a joyful context for our lives. In Design for Ecological Democracy, Randolph Hester proposes a remedy for our urban anomie. In Design for Ecological Democracy, Randolph Hester proposes a remedy for our urban anomie. He outlines new principles for urban design that will allow us to forge connections with our fellow citizens and our natural environment. He demonstrates these principles with abundantly illustrated examples--drawn from forty years of design and planning.   Shows how to combine the forces of ecological science and participatory democracy to design urban landscapes that enable us to act as communities, are resilient rather than imperiled, and touch our the last fifty years, the process of community building has been lost in the process of city building. City and suburban design divides us from others in our . Design as Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity is written to reinvigorate democratic design, providing inspiration, techniques, and case stories for a wide range of contexts. Edited by six leading practitioners and academics in the field of participatory design, with nearly 50 contributors from around the world, Design as Democracy 5/5(1).

"Randy Hester's profusely illustrated book is the fruitful outcome of his life's work in community design. Design for Ecological Democracyshows us how to adapt human settlements so that people can get back in touch with the sources of natural creation." item 6 Design for Ecological Democracy (The MIT Press), Hes New+= - Design. Democracy surely is the highest ideal that historically social coexistence has developed. The principle underlying democracy is: «what is of interest to everyone must be considered and decided by everyone.» It has many forms: direct democracy, as it is experienced in Switzerland, where the entire population participates in decisions, by means of plebiscites. PDF | On Jan 1, , V. Chanse published Design for Ecological Democracy by Randolph Hester. Cambridge, Massachussetts | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate. for Ecological Democracy, however, provides an answer to tbis question by proposing a series of guiding design principles for new visions and new pbysical forms for ecological democracy.