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Sustainable Mega City Communities
Author : Woodrow W. Clark
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release Date : 2020-03-02
ISBN 10 : 0128187948
Pages : 334 pages

Building Sustainable Megacities 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

Author : Andre Sorensen,Junichiro Okata
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2010-11-18
ISBN 10 : 9784431992677
Pages : 418 pages

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.

The Sustainable City XIII
Author : S. Mambretti, J. L. Miralles i Garcia
Publisher : WIT Press
Release Date : 2019-12-06
ISBN 10 : 1784663557
Pages : 734 pages

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.

Water, megacities and global change
Author : UNESCO,ARCEAU Ile-de-France
Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
Release Date : 2016-08-08
ISBN 10 : 9231001612
Pages : 95 pages

Sustainable Cities in Asia
Author : Federico Caprotti,Li Yu
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2017-08-31
ISBN 10 : 1317284887
Pages : 302 pages

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.

Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability
Author : Susumu Iai
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2011-03-23
ISBN 10 : 9789400704701
Pages : 254 pages

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.

Megacities, Labour & Communications
Author : Thian Ser Toh
Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Release Date : 1998
ISBN 10 : 9789813055971
Pages : 169 pages

Three major global trends that are changing the world we live in are the mushrooming of megacities, the increasing flows of people across borders, both legally and illegally, and the world-wide web of information. This compendium of papers examines the impact of these three factors in United States, Southeast Asia and India. (Adapté du résumé de l'éditeur).

Handbook of Megacities and Megacity-Regions
Author : Danielle Labbé,André Sorensen
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date : 2020-09-25
ISBN 10 : 1788972708
Pages : 448 pages

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.

Pathways to Urban Sustainability
Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,Science and Technology for Sustainability Program,Committee on Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release Date : 2016-10-11
ISBN 10 : 030944456X
Pages : 192 pages

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.

Towards Sustainable Development for Local Authorities
Author : Malini Mehra,Anne-Mette Jørgensen,Agence européenne pour l'environnement,European Environment Agency
Publisher : Bernan Assoc
Release Date : 1997
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 155 pages

Recoge: 1. Introduction - 2. Local authorities moving towards sustainable development - 3. Selected resources for local authorities.

Olympic Reform Ten Years Later
Author : Heather Dichter,Bruce Kidd
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2013-09-13
ISBN 10 : 113570600X
Pages : 128 pages

In 1999, the International Olympic Committee approved far-reaching reforms to the appointment and terms of its members, the selection of host cities for the Olympic and Winter Olympic Games, the events on the Olympic Program, and the reporting of decisions and financial information. The reforms were initiated in response to the deep crises of legitimacy it faced because of the Salt Lake City doping scandal and ongoing accusations that it turned a blind eye to doping. This book assesses the implementation and effectiveness of those reforms ten years after. It draws upon the perspectives of Olympic scholars, Olympic athletes, and IOC members, including those who were directly involved in the reform process, and makes a number of recommendations about how the process of Olympic reform could be maintained and strengthened. As such, it provides an insightful and telling report card on the modern Olympic Movement in the first decade of the 21st century, and the presidency of Jacques Rogge. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Author : Steef Buijs,Wendy Tan,Devisari Tunas
Publisher : 010 Publishers
Release Date : 2010
ISBN 10 : 9064507414
Pages : 379 pages

World cities are reaching previously inconceivable sizes and populations, and this escalation of urban quantities and scales has ignited a fascination for the phenomenon of megacities. For the last fifteen years, The Megacities Foundation has encouraged public debate on this development, uniting practitioners from the fields of architecture, economics, geography, sociology and urban planning. This book offers a compilation of the Foundation's best lectures, defining megacities and their processes and systems, and initiating an open-ended public discussion on the evolution, governance and design of these multifaceted, expanding urban territories.

Urban Sustainability Transitions
Author : Niki Frantzeskaki,Vanesa Castán Broto,Lars Coenen,Derk Loorbach
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2017-06-14
ISBN 10 : 1351855956
Pages : 380 pages

The world’s population is currently undergoing a significant transition towards urbanisation, with the UN expecting that 70% of people globally will live in cities by 2050. Urbanisation has multiple political, cultural, environmental and economic dimensions that profoundly influence social development and innovation. This fundamental long-term transformation will involve the realignment of urban society’s technologies and infrastructures, culture and lifestyles, as well as governance and institutional frameworks. Such structural systemic realignments can be referred to as urban sustainability transitions: fundamental and structural changes in urban systems through which persistent societal challenges are addressed, such as shifts towards urban farming, renewable decentralised energy systems, and social economies. This book provides new insights into how sustainability transitions unfold in different types of cities across the world and explores possible strategies for governing urban transitions, emphasising the co-evolution of material and institutional transformations in socio-technical and socio-ecological systems. With case studies of mega-cities such as Seoul, Tokyo, New York and Adelaide, medium-sized cities such as Copenhagen, Cape Town and Portland, and nonmetropolitan cities such as Freiburg, Ghent and Brighton, the book provides an opportunity to reflect upon the comparability and transferability of theoretical/conceptual constructs and governance approaches across geographical contexts. Urban Sustainability Transitions is key reading for students and scholars working in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Urban Studies, Urban Policy and Planning.

Sustainable Development Policy Directory
Author : W. Alan Strong,Lesley Hemphill
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2008-04-15
ISBN 10 : 1405173394
Pages : 672 pages

This Directory means that a whole range of built environment professionals need never be caught out by the perversities of policy – in its formulation or on its journey into the real life of you and me. To have in one place the means of not only burrowing down into any one policy, but also of exploring the interconnections is a precious resource for any professional - ‘sustainability literate’ or not. Today, nobody who delivers our built environment can be excused from taking responsibility for the future. Armed with this Directory their contribution can only be made more effective. Sara Parkin OBE Forum for the Future This desk-top reference on sustainable development provides essential information for all who need to be up-to-date and familiar with the implications of the legal, fiscal and planning frameworks around the global and local sustainability agenda. It is relevant to a range of organisations and individuals - from national and local authorities, professional bodies, built environment professions, academia, environmental consultancies, non-governmental organisations and others. Carefully designed to facilitate access for a diverse range of stakeholders, it covers international, European, British and local policies in key built environment themes, and develops their inter-relationship to sustainable development. The Directory addresses each theme in a series of tables which summarise the policy purpose and also provide web-links to view the specific policy documents. The themes covered are: · Biodiversity · Climate Change · Construction · Energy · Environment · Planning · Pollution · Social Issues · Sustainable Development Policy and Practice · Transport · Urban Development · Waste Management · Water Other books of interest: The Green Guide to Specification Anderson ISBN: 1405119616 Smart & Sustainable Built Environments Yang Hardback ISBN: 1405124229 Sustainable Property Development Keeping Paperback ISBN: 0632058048 Previously Developed Land Syms Paperback 1405106972 Evaluating Sustainable Development Brandon 0632064862 Cover design by Garth Stewart

Our Cities, Our Future
Author : Charles Price,Agis D. Tsouros
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 1996
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 266 pages

There are contributions from cities, international organizations and institutions on the themes of health and sustainable development. Important issues and action at the international level are discussed. The annex includes the report of the International Healthy and Ecological Cities Congress held in Madrid 1995

An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning
Author : Yasar Ergen
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date : 2018-12-19
ISBN 10 : 1789848342
Pages : 188 pages

Urban and regional planning is a spatial design practice that brings limitations to the intervention in natural areas to ensure a balance between population growth, housing, and employment in residential areas. It includes spatial design that enables living creatures to live while planning the interventions to ensure suitability to ecology, geology, climate, and land structure since intervention in nature should be balanced. In this context, the profession generally includes regional, spatial and urban planning, urban transformation that involves the urban decline areas in the city, urban renewal and protection, urban transportation, and urban management. Therefore, it is believed that this book will be useful for those who work in this area on a practical or academic basis and follow the innovations in the profession.

Author : Steef Buijs,Wendy Tan,Devisari Tunas
Publisher : 010 Publishers
Release Date : 2010
ISBN 10 : 9064507414
Pages : 379 pages

World cities are reaching previously inconceivable sizes and populations, and this escalation of urban quantities and scales has ignited a fascination for the phenomenon of megacities. For the last fifteen years, The Megacities Foundation has encouraged public debate on this development, uniting practitioners from the fields of architecture, economics, geography, sociology and urban planning. This book offers a compilation of the Foundation's best lectures, defining megacities and their processes and systems, and initiating an open-ended public discussion on the evolution, governance and design of these multifaceted, expanding urban territories.

Global Age-friendly Cities
Author : World Health Organization
Publisher : World Health Organization
Release Date : 2007
ISBN 10 : 9241547308
Pages : 76 pages

The guide is aimed primarily at urban planners, but older citizens can use it to monitor progress towards more age-friendly cities. At its heart is a checklist of age-friendly features. For example, an age-friendly city has sufficient public benches that are well-situated, well-maintained and safe, as well as sufficient public toilets that are clean, secure, accessible by people with disabilities and well-indicated. Other key features of an age-friendly city include: well-maintained and well-lit sidewalks; public buildings that are fully accessible to people with disabilities; city bus drivers who wait until older people are seated before starting off and priority seating on buses; enough reserved parking spots for people with disabilities; housing integrated in the community that accommodates changing needs and abilities as people grow older; friendly, personalized service and information instead of automated answering services; easy-to-read written information in plain language; public and commercial services and stores in neighbourhoods close to where people live, rather than concentrated outside the city; and a civic culture that respects and includes older persons.

Cities and the Environment
Author : Takashi Inoguchi,Edward Newman,Glen Paoletto
Publisher : United Nations Univ
Release Date : 1999
ISBN 10 : 9789280810233
Pages : 337 pages

This volume identifies and conceptualizes the ideal of urban eco-societies, which are designed to manage or reverse ecological problems and make cities safe places.

Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development
Author : Cathy Baldwin,Robin King
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2018-05-15
ISBN 10 : 135110330X
Pages : 172 pages

Urban communities around the world face increased stress from natural disasters linked to climate change, and other urban pressures. They need to grow rapidly stronger in order to cope, adapt and flourish. Strong social networks and social cohesion can be more important for a community’s resilience than the actual physical structures of a city. But how can urban planning and design support these critical collective social strengths? This book offers blue sky thinking from the applied social and behavioural sciences, and urban planning. It looks at case studies from 14 countries around the world – including India, the USA, South Africa, Indonesia, the UK and New Zealand – focusing on initiatives for housing, public space and transport stops, and also natural disasters such as flooding and earthquakes. Building on these insights, the authors propose a 'gold standard': a socially aware planning process and policy recommendation for those drawing up city sustainability and climate change resilience strategies, and urban developers looking to build climate-proof infrastructure and spaces. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of urban studies, resilience studies and climate change policy, as well as policymakers and practitioners working in related fields.