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Title Low impact living : a field guide to ecological, affordable community building / Paul Chatterton.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 231 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (chiefly color
Series Earthscan tools for community planning series
Tools for community planning.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Housing, Cooperative -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
Ecological houses -- Great Britain.
Common interest ownership communities -- Great Britain.
Community development -- Great Britain.
Sustainable urban development -- Great Britain.
Great Britain.
Genre Case studies.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Context, values and challenges -- 3. Making it happen -- 4. Low impact living : designing and building our homes -- 5. Affordable : a green housing revolution for all -- 6. Community : cooperating collectively -- 7. Learning from Lilac.
Summary "This book is the inspirational story of one project that shows you how you can become involved in building and running your neighbourhood. The author, co-founder of Lilac (Low Impact Living Affordable Community), along with other members of the community and the project team, explains how a group of people got together to build one of the most pioneering ecological, affordable cohousing neighbourhoods in the world. The book is a story of perseverance, vision and passion, demonstrating how ordinary people can build their own affordable, ecological community. The book starts with the clear values that motivated and guided the project's members: sustainability, co-operativism, equality, social justice and self management. It outlines how they were driven by challenges and concerns over the need to respond to climate change and energy scarcity, the limits of the 'business as usual' model of pro-growth economics, and the need to develop resources so that communities can determine and manage their own land and resources. The author's story is interspersed with vignettes on topics such as decision making, landscaping, finance and design. The book summarises academic debates on the key issues that informed the project, and gives technical data on energy and land issues as well as practical 'how-to' guides on a range of issues such as designing meetings, budget planning and community agreements. Low Impact Living provides clear and easy to follow advice for community groups, practitioners, government, business and the development sector and is heavily illustrated with drawings and photographs from the architectural team"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Chatterton, Paul, 1972- Low impact living. 9780415661607 0415661609