Designing Sustainability: Forging a Balance between Social and Ecological Imperatives

March 8, 2010
DOI: 10.4016/16442.01
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Conference:
UCSD Urban Studies and Planning Expo 2010
Key findings:
The purpose of this research is to determine whether this balance exists and what design strategies are successful in achieving this balance. The research strategy centers on case studies within southern California that ideologically appeal to sustainability. Through an assessment of these case studies and an application of the Sustainable Sites Initiative rating system, it has been determined that a balance is possible, though requires early, extensive planning and a conscious integration of both models.
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This research contributes to existing literature on urban park history, and sustainable development in the hope of improving the translation of... » More