Many of today's communities face an unprecedented struggle to adapt and maintain their environmental, economic, and social well-being in an era beleaguered by fiscal constraints, uncertainty about energy prices and supplies, rapid demographic shifts, and accelerated climate impacts. This step-by-step guidebook for urban planners and urban designers explains how to create and implement an actionable plan for making neighborhoods, communities, and regions more environmentally healthy, resource-conserving, and economically resilient. Sustainable and Resilient Communities delineates measures for repairing, retrofitting, and transforming our built environments and supporting systems.
Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Chapter 1. The Built Environments and Supporting Systems. Chapter 2. The Process of Transformation. Chapter 3. The Physical Built Environment. Chapter 4. The Regulatory Environment. Chapter 5. Transportation. Chapter 6. Energy. Chapter 7. Water. Chapter 8. Natural Environment. Chapter 9. Food Production/Agriculture. Chapter 10. Solid Waste. Chapter 11. Economics. Chapter 12. Engagement and Education. Chapter 13. Public Health. Appendix. Endnotes. Contributors. Index.