POLLALIS Spiro N, GEORGOULIAS Andreas, RAMOS Stephen J, SCHODEK Daniel L (eds), Infrastructure Sustainability and Design, Routledge, 2012.
You’re overseeing a large-scale project, but you’re not an engineering or construction specialist, and so you need an overview of the related sustainability concerns and processes. To introduce you to the main issues, experts from the fields of engineering, planning, public health, environmental design, architecture, and landscape architecture review current sustainable large-scale projects, the roles team members hold, and design approaches, including alternative development and financing structures. They also discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainability within infrastructural systems, such as those for energy, water, and waste, so that you know what’s possible. And best of all, they present here for the first time the Zofnass Environmental Evaluation Methodology guidelines, which will help you and your team improve infrastructure design, engineering, and construction.
AMIRANTE Roberta (ed), Le isole ecologiche. Un tema di architettura, Editoriale Franco Alfano, 2006.
As part of the big problem of waste recycling, the “ecological islands” occupy a place of particular interest: for citizens, because these areas are within the city, near the spaces of inhabitants’ daily life; and for architects, because they have the task of proving that these places can be elements of qualification of urban space. Under the guidance of professors from various disciplines (Urban Design, Architectural Design, Urban Planning, Building Technology), about thirty students have been working on this issue for Nocera. In this city the environmental issues, and within them the waste, have been put in the foreground, underscoring the complexity and working on citizen engagement, also through increasing awareness of cultural issues related to waste management.