Towards a Sustainable City: Integration of ESD Principles into Urban Design

By Steffen Lehmann.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This paper presents a wide range of propositions for the urban design of a sustainable city and addresses the fundamentals of sustainability.

Keywords: Urban Principles for Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD), Energy Consumption, Global Warming, Density, Solar Orientation, Eco-communities, Eco-buildings, The ‘SolarVillage’ Project

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.113-128. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.335MB).

Prof. Steffen Lehmann

Professor Dr. Steffen Lehmann was born in Stuttgart, Germany. He is the Chair in Architecture at QUT, Brisbane. Prior to his appointment, he worked 16 years as a practicing architect, ten years with his own practice in Berlin. With his office he gained extensive architectural experience, built several award-winning projects, and collaborated on international projects with Arata Isozaki (Potsdamer Platz Berlin) and Christian de Portzamparc (new French Embassy). Steffen has published widely. His research expertise includes: Sustainable urban design; public space research. Steffen is a member of the scientific steering committee for STaR, an EU-funded research project for the future of the city. For more information:


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