For more than forty years, Albert Speer &Partners have been designing ecologically sensitive communities throughout the globe. Many of their trailblazing projects are discussed in this compelling and timely look at what has been accomplished in an effort to satisfy the array of social, economic, and environmental demands of the twenty-first century. The authors explore themes of redeveloping aging cities, resource conservation, urban density, zoning, and new technology. Focusing on projects in cities as wide-ranging as Shanghai, Baku, Cairo, Changchun, and Frankfurt, the book includes plans, renderings, drawings, and photographs of the sites. A model of innovative thinking and practice, the firm is shown most importantly as embracing its highest priority of sustainable urban planning.
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