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Emilio Jose Garcia

Emilio Jose Garcia, originally from Argentina, is a Lecturer in Sustainability at the School of Architecture and Planning in the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His current research is about the application of ecological resilience to the analysis of the morphology and context of urban landscapes. He is interested in the research of resilience in relationship with compactness, adaptability, and inequality in the built environment. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brenda Vale

Brenda Vale is a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Wellington in Victoria, New Zealand. Since her first publication (with Robert Vale) in 1975, The Autonomous House, she has been an influential figure in the area of sustainability as it relates to the built environment. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Unravelling Sustainability and Resilience in the Built Environment

Routledge, 2017

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... also tackling this environment as part of a much wider system. Gruen (1965: 11) also illustrates da Vinci’s 1488– 9 design for an ideal city which in turn shows the simplification inher- ent in most town and city master plans. Da...