Author(s): Jin-Ho Park
Designing the Ecocity-in-the-Sky is a comprehensive resource on vertical urbanism and how to plan and design a vertical ecocity of 100 storeys. The book covers the main objectives: ecodesign, concepts, habitats, and designing for biodiversity. There are detailed drawings, diagrams, and photos that work through the technical, research, analytic, and engineering issues of ecotowers and eco-engineering designs. The book is also helpful for anyone looking to understand multi-elevatoring concepts for multiuse towers, floor-plate designs for various usages, the effects of wind on towers, and other sustainable eco-engineering concepts.
Dr. Jin-Ho Park has written numerous pieces on contemporary urban high-rise housing design, with particular emphasis on the applications of ecodesign features in traditional and contemporary structures. The Foreword is written by eminent industry professor Dr Ken Yeang. Professor Yeang's work and research on ecological design exhibits originality, radical thinking and innovativeness. Yeang is an early pioneer of ecology-based green design and master planning, carrying out design and research in this field since 1971. He was invited to initiate the ecocity design workshop at Inha University.