Land Use

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Abstract

This chapter includes a historic overview of urban land use patterns within the context of sustainable urban design. The reference to the role of urban agriculture within sustainable urban design is of particular significance as is the definition of “site yield” as a measure of the percentage of energy and resource requirements harvested from within the boundary of a development site.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClosing the Loop: Benchmarks for sustainable building
EditorsS. Roaf
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherRIBA Enterprises Ltd
Pages189-210
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781859461181
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

Keywords

  • Sustainable City
  • Ecological Footprint
  • Landscape
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Urban Design
  • Planning
  • Architecture
  • Food Security
  • Urban Infrastructure

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    Roaf, S., Viljoen, A., & Bohn, K. (2004). Land Use. In S. Roaf (Ed.), Closing the Loop: Benchmarks for sustainable building (pp. 189-210). RIBA Enterprises Ltd. http://www.ribapublishing.com/publications/sustainability/closing.asp