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Principles of Social-Ecological Urbanism: Case study Albano Campus, Stockholm

Publication Date: 2013

Principles of Social Ecological Design combines ten years of social-ecological research in Stockholm with a concrete intervention on how to design the Albano campus, an extension of Stockholm University. The book develops social-ecological urbanism as a second generation discourse after the dominance of the smart growth and sustainable urbanism paradigms. It deals not only with designs for mitigation of carbon emissions, but also with adaptation measures to enhance adaptive capacities by integrating ecosystems and their services in planning and urban design. The book is an interdisciplinary result between researchers and architects that weave together complex adaptive systems theory and resilience theory, common property theory and architectural and landscape architectural practice. Rich with illustrations, it is directed towards practitioners, researchers and students alike.

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