Dimensions of the Sustainable City

  • Mike Jenks
  • Colin Jones

Part of the Future City book series (FUCI, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mike Jenks, Colin Jones
    Pages 1-19
  3. Nicola Dempsey, Caroline Brown, Shibu Raman, Sergio Porta, Mike Jenks, Colin Jones et al.
    Pages 21-51
  4. Neil Ferguson, Lee Woods
    Pages 53-74
  5. Richard A. Fuller, Jamie Tratalos, Philip H. Warren, Richard G. Davies, Aleksandra Pępkowska, Kevin J. Gaston
    Pages 75-103
  6. Glen Bramley, Caroline Brown, Nicola Dempsey, Sinead Power, David Watkins
    Pages 105-128
  7. Keith Baker, Kevin J. Lomas, Mark Rylatt
    Pages 129-143
  8. Colin Jones, Chris Leishman, Charlie MacDonald, Allison Orr, David Watkins
    Pages 145-162
  9. Hildebrand Frey, Samer Bagaeen
    Pages 163-182
  10. Katie Williams, Carol Dair, Morag Lindsay
    Pages 183-214
  11. Katherine N. Irvine, Richard A. Fuller, Patrick Devine-Wright, Jamie Tratalos, Sarah R. Payne, Philip H. Warren et al.
    Pages 215-237
  12. Colin Jones, Mike Jenks, Glen Bramley
    Pages 239-256
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 257-282

About this book


The CityForm consortium’s latest book, Dimensions of the Sustainable City, is the first book to report on an empirical multi-disciplinary study specifically designed to address urban sustainability. Drawing together the various dimensions of sustainability – economic, social, transport, energy and ecological – the book examines their relationships both to each other and to urban form.

The book investigates the sustainability dimensions of cities through a series of projects based on a common list of elements of urban form, and which draw on the consortium’s latest research to review the sustainability issues of each dimension. The elements of urban form include density, land use, location, accessibility, transport infrastructure and characteristics of the built environment. The book also addresses issues such as adapting cities, psychological and ecological benefits of green space and sustainable lifestyles, each presenting a critical review of the relevant literature followed by an empirical analysis presenting the key results.

Based on studies across five UK cities, the book draws out findings of relevance to sustainable cities worldwide. As well as an invaluable reference to researchers in sustainable planning and urban design, the book will provide a useful text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses and for policy makers dealing with these issues.

The CityForm consortium is a multi-disciplinary group of researchers from five universities funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council from 2003-07.


Cities Environmental sustainability Planning Social and economic sustainabililty Sustainable development biodiversity design environment sustainability transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Mike Jenks
    • 1
  • Colin Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.Oxford Inst. Sustainable DevelopmentOxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of the Built EnvironmentHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8647-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8646-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8647-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1876-0899
  • Series Online ISSN 1876-0880
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