Sustainable Mega City Communities Book

Sustainable Mega City Communities

  • Author : Woodrow W. Clark, II
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128187944

Sustainable Mega City Communities Excerpt :

Sustainable Mega City Communities scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable megacities. Chapters explain the role of national and local governments for the strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of standards of water, air, food and products used by the community. Other chapters cover Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems, new green technologies, practices, and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing. Provides an in-depth look at critical infrastructural systems, charting problems and providing possible solutions Addresses new green technologies, practices and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing Explains the role of national and local governments for strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement

Megacities Book
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  • Author : Andre Sorensen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-11-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 9784431992677

Megacities Excerpt :

For the first time in human history, more than half the world’s population is urban. A fundamental aspect of this transformation has been the emergence of giant cities, or megacities, that present major new challenges. This book examines how issues of megacity development, urban form, sustainability, and unsustainability are conceived, how governance processes are influenced by these ideas, and how these processes have in turn influenced outcomes on the ground, in some cases in transformative ways. Through 15 in-depth case studies by prominent researchers from around the world, this book examines the major challenges facing megacities today. The studies are organized around a shared set of concerns and questions about issues of sustainability, land development, urban governance, and urban form. Some of the main questions addressed are: What are the most pressing issues of sustainability and urban form in each megacity? How are major issues of sustainability understood and framed by policymakers? Is urban form considered a significant component of sustainability issues in public debates and public policy? Who are the key actors framing urban sustainability challenges and shaping urban change? How is unsustainability, risk, or disaster imagined, and how are those concerns reflected in policy approaches? What has been achieved so far, and what challenges remain? The publication of this book is a step toward answering these and other crucial questions.

Sustainable Ho Chi Minh City  Climate Policies for Emerging Mega Cities Book

Sustainable Ho Chi Minh City Climate Policies for Emerging Mega Cities

  • Author : Antje Katzschner
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319046150

Sustainable Ho Chi Minh City Climate Policies for Emerging Mega Cities Excerpt :

As climate change and urban development are closely interlinked and often interact negatively, this edited volume takes Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam’s first mega-urban region as a case study to analyse its vulnerability to climate change and to suggest measures towards a more sustainable urban development. The book offers an overview on land use planning regarding the aspects of urban flooding, urban climate, urban energy and urban mobility as well as spatial views from the angle of urban planning such as the metropolitan level, the city, the neighbourhood and building level. It shows that to a significant degree, measures dealing with climate change can be taken from the toolbox of sustainable urban development and reflects how institutional structures need to change to enhance chances for implementation given socio-cultural and economic constraints. This is merged and integrated into a holistic perspective of planning recommendations, supporting the municipal government to increase its adaptive capacity. The authors are members of a German government funded research project on how to support HCMC’s municipal government to adapt to risks related to climate change.

State of the World Book

State of the World

  • Author : Worldwatch Institute
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: City planning
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 1610915690

State of the World Excerpt :

This volume first puts our current moment in context, tracing cities in the arc of human history. It also examines the basic structural elements of every city: materials and fuels; people and economics; and biodiversity. In part two, professionals working on some of the world's most inventive urban sustainability projects share their first-hand experience. Success stories come from places as diverse as Ahmedabad, India; Freiburg, Germany; and Shanghai, China. In many cases, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Parts three and four examine cross-cutting issues that affect the success of all cities. Topics range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government. Throughout, readers discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrow.

The Sustainable City XIII Book

The Sustainable City XIII

  • Author : S. Mambretti
  • Publisher : WIT Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-06
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 735
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784663551

The Sustainable City XIII Excerpt :

Containing papers presented at the 13th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, this volume includes latest research providing solutions that lead towards sustainability. The series maintains its strong reputation and contributions have been made from a diverse range of delegates, resulting in a variety of topics and experiences.

World Cities and Urban Form Book

World Cities and Urban Form

  • Author : Mike Jenks
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317796848

World Cities and Urban Form Excerpt :

This book presents new research and theory at the regional scale showing the forms metropolitan regions might take to achieve sustainability. At the city scale the book presents case studies based on the latest research and practice from Europe, Asia and North America, showing how both planning and flagship design can propel cities into world class status, and also improve sustainability. The contributors explore the tension between polycentric and potentially sustainable development, and urban fragmentation in a physical context, but also in a wider cultural, social and economic context.

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Megacities in the Global South Book
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The Routledge Handbook of Planning Megacities in the Global South

  • Author : Deden Rukmana
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-06-26
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000062052

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Megacities in the Global South Excerpt :

Cities are now home to 55% of the world’s population, and that number is rising. Urban populations across the world will continue to grow, including in megacities with populations over ten million. In 2016 there were 31 megacities globally, according to the United Nations’ World Cities Report, with 24 of those cities located in the Global South. That number is expected to rise to 41 by 2030, with all ten new megacities in the Global South where the processes of urbanization are intrinsically distinct from those in the Global North. The Routledge Handbook of Planning Megacities in the Global South provides rigorous comparative analyses, discussing the challenges, processes, best practices, and initiatives of urbanization in Middle America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. This book is indispensable reading for students and scholars of urban planning, and its significance as a resource will only continue to grow as urbanization reshapes the global population.

Designing High Density Cities Book
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Designing High Density Cities

  • Author : Edward Ng
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-12-16
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136546013

Designing High Density Cities Excerpt :

Compact living is sustainable living. High-density cities can support closer amenities, encourage reduced trip lengths and the use of public transport and therefore reduce transport energy costs and carbon emissions. High-density planning also helps to control the spread of urban suburbs into open lands, improves efficiency in urban infrastructure and services, and results in environmental improvements that support higher quality of life in cities. Encouraging, even requiring, higher density urban development is a major policy and a central principle of growth management programmes used by planners around the world. However, such density creates design challenges and problems. A collection of experts in each of the related architectural and planning areas examines these environmental and social issues, and argues that high-density cities are a sustainable solution. It will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in sustainable urban development.

Regeneration  Heritage and Sustainable Communities in Turkey Book

Regeneration Heritage and Sustainable Communities in Turkey

  • Author : Muge Akkar Ercan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-20
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315385969

Regeneration Heritage and Sustainable Communities in Turkey Excerpt :

Over the last three decades, historic housing areas have become one of the major concerns in urban regeneration, housing renovation and conservation projects. Since the late 1990s, the notion of community, sustainability and sustainable community have become rising issues in the urban regeneration debate. Regeneration, Heritage and Sustainable Communities in Turkey contributes to this debate by integrating the interplay between regeneration, community needs and sustainability in the context of Istanbul. Together with the relational, multi-scalar and contingency planning approaches, these vital agents of regeneration provide new possibilities and creative opportunities to successfully deal with the uncertainties and complexities in evolving regeneration spaces. The interdisciplinary text reasons that finding the balance between the needs, aspirations and concerns of local communities and the conservation of the built environments will lead to more equitable and sustainable solutions to the problems faced in Istanbul’s historic quarters.

Designing Smart and Resilient Cities for a Post Pandemic World Book

Designing Smart and Resilient Cities for a Post Pandemic World

  • Author : Anthony Larsson
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-08-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000636055

Designing Smart and Resilient Cities for a Post Pandemic World Excerpt :

Are pandemics the end of cities? Or do they present an opportunity for us to reshape cities in ways making us even more innovative, successful, and sustainable? Pandemics such as COVID-19 (and comparable disruptions) have caused intense debates over the future of cities. Through a series of investigative studies, Designing Smart and Resilient Cities for a Post-Pandemic World: Metropandemic Revolution seeks to critically discuss and compare different cases, innovations and approaches as to how cities can utilise nascent and future digital technology and/or new strategies in order to build stronger resilience to better tackle comparable large-scale pandemics and/or disruptions in the future. The authors identify ten separate societal areas where future digital technology can impact resilience. These are discussed in individual chapters. Each chapter concludes with a set of proposed "action points" based on the conclusions of each respective study. These serve as solid policy recommendations of what courses of action to take to help increase the resilience in smart cities for each designated area. Securing resilience and cohesion between each area will bring about the metropandemic revolution. The book features a foreword by Nobel laureate Peter C. Doherty and an afterword by Professor of Urban Technologies, Carlo Ratti. It provides fresh and unique insights on smart cities and futures studies in a pandemic context, offers profound reflections on contemporary societal functions and the needs to build resilience and combines lessons learned from historical pandemics with possibilities offered by future technology.

Pathways to Urban Sustainability Book

Pathways to Urban Sustainability

  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309444538

Pathways to Urban Sustainability Excerpt :

Cities have experienced an unprecedented rate of growth in the last decade. More than half the world's population lives in urban areas, with the U.S. percentage at 80 percent. Cities have captured more than 80 percent of the globe's economic activity and offered social mobility and economic prosperity to millions by clustering creative, innovative, and educated individuals and organizations. Clustering populations, however, can compound both positive and negative conditions, with many modern urban areas experiencing growing inequality, debility, and environmental degradation. The spread and continued growth of urban areas presents a number of concerns for a sustainable future, particularly if cities cannot adequately address the rise of poverty, hunger, resource consumption, and biodiversity loss in their borders. Intended as a comparative illustration of the types of urban sustainability pathways and subsequent lessons learned existing in urban areas, this study examines specific examples that cut across geographies and scales and that feature a range of urban sustainability challenges and opportunities for collaborative learning across metropolitan regions. It focuses on nine cities across the United States and Canada (Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Grand Rapids, MI, Flint, MI, Cedar Rapids, IA, Chattanooga, TN, and Vancouver, Canada), chosen to represent a variety of metropolitan regions, with consideration given to city size, proximity to coastal and other waterways, susceptibility to hazards, primary industry, and several other factors.

Study on Architecture and Urban Spatial Structure in China s Mega Cities Suburbs Book

Study on Architecture and Urban Spatial Structure in China s Mega Cities Suburbs

  • Author : Tiziano Cattaneo
  • Publisher : Universitas Studiorum
  • Release Date : 2016-06-24
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9788897683834

Study on Architecture and Urban Spatial Structure in China s Mega Cities Suburbs Excerpt :

Contents Summary:Sustainable Neighborhoods in China; Today’s Shanghai Small Towns; Low Carbon Renovation for Residential Buildings in China’s Rural Area; Defining Principles for Contemporary Chinese Architecture; Shanghai Transforming; Art + Village + City: A Call for Ethnographic Methods in Research on Chinese Mega-Cities; Shanghainese sub-urbanism; Assessment in rural-urban context; Hapzard Growth in a Land of Plenty; The Lost Village. On Kunming Chenggong New Town.

Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability Book

Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability

  • Author : Susumu Iai
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-03-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400704701

Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability Excerpt :

This book is part of a bold, new initiative towards global sustainability and development that draws on the disciplines of geotechnical engineering and earthquake geotechnics. It contains contributions from fifteen of the world's leading experts who met in Kyoto in early 2010 to discuss a range of issues related to the ways geotechnics can help us face the challenges ahead, from the technical to the social, from geo-hazards to megacities, from global warming and coastal protection to the conservation of world heritage sites. We hope these contributions will stimulate the debate over the role geotechnics has to play in achieving a more sustainable future for the world. Audience This book will be of interest to advanced levels of researchers and practicing engineers in the fields of geotechnics and earthquake geotechnics for global sustainability: the greatest long term challenge of our time.

Sustainable Cities in Asia Book

Sustainable Cities in Asia

  • Author : Federico Caprotti
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-08-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317284888

Sustainable Cities in Asia Excerpt :

With Asia’s cities undergoing unprecedented growth in the 21st century, lauded the ‘urban century’ by many, Sustainable Cities in Asia provides a timely examination of the challenges facing cities across the continent including some of the projects, approaches and solutions that are currently being tested. This book uses numerous case studies, analysing topical issues ranging from city cycling in India, to green spaces in China, to the use of community-led energy generation projects in post-Fukushima Japan. Containing contributions from an international team of scholars, it also takes a multi-disciplinary approach and draws on examples from a wide range of countries, including China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. Ultimately, by providing a comprehensive discussion of the broader debates around the shape of sustainable urbanism, it demonstrates that Asia is one of the most active regions in terms of the development of sustainable city strategies. Tackling the contemporary issues of key importance for sustainability, such as property markets, migration and transport, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Urban Geography, Sustainability, Environmental Studies and Asian studies.

Handbook of Megacities and Megacity Regions Book

Handbook of Megacities and Megacity Regions

  • Author : Danielle Labbé
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788972703

Handbook of Megacities and Megacity Regions Excerpt :

Exploring the importance of megacities and megacity-regions as one of the defining features of the 21st century, this Handbook provides a clear and comprehensive overview of current thinking and debates from leading scholars in the field. Highlighting major current challenges and dimensions of megaurbanization, chapters form a thematic focus on governance, planning, history, and environmental and social issues, supported by case studies from every continent.