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Urban sustainability through environmental design: approaches to time, people and place responsive urban spaces

Porta, S. and Romice, O.R. and Thwaites, K. and Greaves, M. (2007) Urban sustainability through environmental design: approaches to time, people and place responsive urban spaces. Routledge, New York. ISBN 9780415384803

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Abstract

What can architects, landscape architects and urban designers do to make urban open spaces, streets and squares more responsive, lively and safe?