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Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies

Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies Book
Author : Woodrow W. Clark
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2018-11-12
ISBN : 0128154365
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies delivers a firsthand, applied perspective on the challenges and solutions of creating urban communities that are adaptable and resilient to climate change. The book presents valuable insights into the real-life challenges and solutions of designing, planning and constructing urban sustainable communities, providing real world examples of innovative technologies that contribute to the creation of sustainable, healthy and livable cities. Examples of successes, failures and solutions are presented based on a cross disciplinary approach for infrastructural systems, including discussions of drinking water, wastewater, power systems, broadband, Wi-Fi, transportation and green buildings technologies. Presents a cross-disciplinary approach for anticipating, mitigating and designing effective infrastructure solutions Includes practical and project-proven best practices in applying climate preservation tools to maintain healthy cities Covers green practices, from architecture, to construction, also including international codes, methods and legal frameworks

Sustainable Mega City Communities

Sustainable Mega City Communities Book
Author : Woodrow W. Clark, II
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2021-06-08
ISBN : 0128187948
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Qualitative Economics

Qualitative Economics Book
Author : Woodrow W. Clark II,Michael Fast
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-10-08
ISBN : 3030059375
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a new paradigm of economics that is called Qualitative Economics. The authors take an approach to economics that is entirely different from the established neo-classical economics paradigm. Arguing that the basis of neo-classical economic theory with its focus on perfect information in a balanced equilibrium system of supply and demand is fundamentally flawed, the authors propose an inclusive philosophical and scientific perspective to explain economic structures and activities and how best to understand the dynamics of economics. Furthermore, the authors argue that a qualitative approach allows for greater understanding of not only the actors, actions and situations in economics, but also defines the context in which the more traditional quantitative and statistical methods are applied. The book includes case studies to further illustrate the applications of qualitative economics. Challenging orthodox paradigms and schools of economic thought, the book proposes a new way of looking at economics, and as such will be of use to researchers and students of economics, business, social sciences and the sciences as well as think tanks and advocacy groups interested in heterodox economics.

The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa

The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa Book
Author : Patrick Brandful Cobbinah,Michael Addaney
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-01-29
ISBN : 303004873X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book takes a comprehensive look at several cases of climate change adaptation responses across various sectors and geographical areas in urban Africa and places them within a solid theoretical context. Each chapter is a state-of-the-art overview of a significant topic on climate change adaptation in urban Africa and is written by a leading expert in the field. In addition to the focus on the geography of urban adaptation to climate change in Africa, this collection offers a broader perspective by blending the use of case studies and theory based research. It examines transformations in climate change adaptation and its future orientation from the perspectives of urban planners, political economists, environmentalists, ecologists, economists and geographers, thereby addressing the challenges facing African cities adaptation responses from all angles. Providing up-to-date and authoritative contributions covering the key aspects of climate change adaptation in urban Africa, this book will be of great interest to policymakers, practitioners, scholars and students of geography, urban development and management, environmental science and policy, disaster management, as well as those in the field of urban planning.

Handbook of Cities and the Environment

Handbook of Cities and the Environment Book
Author : Kevin Archer,Kris Bezdecny
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2016-12-30
ISBN : 1784712264
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With an ever-growing majority of the world's human population living in city spaces, the relationship between cities and nature will be one of the key environmental issues of the 21st Century. This book brings together a diverse set of authors to explore the various aspects of this relationship both theoretically and empirically. Rather than considering cities as wholly separate from nature, a running theme throughout the book is that cities, and city dwellers, should be characterized as intrinsic in the creation of specifically urban-generated ‘socio-natures’.

Urban Environment Design Research

Urban Environment Design Research Book
Author : Robert M. Eury
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Detailed accounts of the organizational methods and administrative activities for urban environmental design in ten cities: Savannah and Decatur, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; Hudson, N.Y.; Mankato, Minn.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Baltimore, Md.; Seattle, Wash.; Los Angeles, Calif.; and Dallas, Tex.

Cities and Climate Change

Cities and Climate Change Book
Author : Daniel Hoornweg,Mila Freire,Marcus J. Lee,Perinaz Bhada-Tata,Belinda Yuen
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2011-06-02
ISBN : 0821386670
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides the latest knowledge and practice in responding to the challenge of climate change in cities. Case studies focus on topics such as New Orleans in the context of a fragile environment, a framework to include poverty in the cities and climate change discussion, and measuring the impact of GHG emissions.

Rethinking Authority in Global Climate Governance

Rethinking Authority in Global Climate Governance Book
Author : Thomas Hickmann
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-10-16
ISBN : 1317387082
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the past few years, numerous authors have highlighted the emergence of transnational climate initiatives, such as city networks, private certification schemes, and business self-regulation in the policy domain of climate change. While these transnational governance arrangements can surely contribute to solving the problem of climate change, their development by different types of sub- and non-state actors does not imply a weakening of the intergovernmental level. On the contrary, many transnational climate initiatives use the international climate regime as a point of reference and have adopted various rules and procedures from international agreements. Rethinking Authority in Global Climate Governance puts forward this argument and expands upon it, using case studies which suggest that the effective operation of transnational climate initiatives strongly relies on the existence of an international regulatory framework created by nation-states. Thus, this book emphasizes the centrality of the intergovernmental process clustered around the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and underscores that multilateral treaty-making continues to be more important than many scholars and policy-makers suppose. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of global environmental politics, climate change and sustainable development.

Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas

Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas Book
Author : Nadja Kabisch,Horst Korn,Jutta Stadler,Aletta Bonn
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-09-01
ISBN : 3319560913
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Reconnecting the City

Reconnecting the City Book
Author : Francesco Bandarin,Ron van Oers
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-10-23
ISBN : 1118383966
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Historic Urban Landscape is a new approach to urban heritage management, promoted by UNESCO, and currently one of the most debated issues in the international preservation community. However, few conservation practitioners have a clear understanding of what it entails, and more importantly, what it can achieve. Examples drawn from urban heritage sites worldwide – from Timbuktu to Liverpool Richly illustrated with colour photographs Addresses key issues and best practice for urban conservation

Community based adaptation

Community based adaptation Book
Author : Hannah Reid
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-10-02
ISBN : 1317331931
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change is based on local priorities, needs, knowledge and capacities. Early CBA initiatives were generally implemented by non-government organisations (NGOs), and operated primarily at the local level. Many used ‘bottom-up’ participatory processes to identify the climate change problem and appropriate responses. Small localised stand-alone initiatives are insufficient to address the scale of challenges climate change will bring, however. The causes of vulnerability - such as market or service access, or good governance - also often operate beyond the project level. Larger organisations and national governments have therefore started to implement broader CBA programmes, which provide opportunities to scale up responses and integrate CBA into higher levels of policy and planning. This book shows that it is possible for CBA to remain centred on local priorities, but not necessarily limited to work implemented at the local level. Some chapters address the issue of mainstreaming CBA into government policy and planning processes or into city or sectoral level plans (e.g. on agriculture). Others look at how gender and children’s issues should be mainstreamed into adaptation planning itself, and others describe how tools can be applied, and finance delivered for effective mainstreaming. This book was published as a special issue of Climate and Development.

Coastal Cities in a Changing Climate

Coastal Cities in a Changing Climate Book
Author : Craig E. Colten,Bruce Christopher Glavovic,Iris Borowy,Scott A. Hemmerling
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2022-05-26
ISBN : 2889762270
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Coastal Cities in a Changing Climate book written by Craig E. Colten,Bruce Christopher Glavovic,Iris Borowy,Scott A. Hemmerling, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Climate Change and Cities

Climate Change and Cities Book
Author : Cynthia Rosenzweig,William D. Solecki,Stephen A. Hammer,Shagun Mehrotra
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2011-04-28
ISBN : 1139497405
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban areas are home to over half the world's people and are at the forefront of the climate change issue. The need for a global research effort to establish the current understanding of climate change adaptation and mitigation at the city level is urgent. To meet this goal a coalition of international researchers - the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) - was formed at the time of the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in New York in 2007. This book is the First UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities. The authors are all international experts from a diverse range of cities with varying socio-economic conditions, from both the developing and developed world. It is invaluable for mayors, city officials and policymakers; urban sustainability officers and urban planners; and researchers, professors and advanced students.

Energy Sustainability and the Environment

Energy  Sustainability and the Environment Book
Author : Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-06-02
ISBN : 9780123851376
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The complexity of carbon reduction and economic sustainability is significantly complicated by competing aspects of socioeconomic practices as well as legislative, regulatory, and scientific requirements and protocols. An easy to read and understand guide, Sioshansi, along with an international group of contributors, moves through the maze of carbon reduction methods and technologies, providing steps and insights to meet carbon reduction requirements and maintaining the health and welfare of the firm. The book’s three part treatment is based on a clear and rigorous exposition of a wide range of options to reduce the carbon footprint Part 1 of the book, Challenge of Sustainability, examines the fundamental drivers of energy demand – economic growth, the need for basic energy services, and the interdependence of economic, political, environmental, social, equity, legacy and policy issues. Part 2 of the book, Technological Solutions, examines how energy can be used to support basic energy service needs of homes, commercial and industrial facilities and for other applications. Part 3 of the book, case studies, covers a number of innovative projects, initiatives, concepts or self-imposed targets in different parts of the world with the aim of significantly reducing energy use and carbon footprint of a company, a community, a city or an entire country. There was a widespread recognition among environmental engineers and energy economist of the importance of carbon reduction while sustaining the firm’s economic growth. The only book to bring together both subjects into one easy to understand reference, Carbon Reduction and Economic Sustainability not only clearly explains which option has the lowest energy/carbon footprint but also which option would better suit the business in question. This includes carbon reduction for residential, transport, industrial and public sectors. The only book to clearly explain the economic and environmental engineering aspects of carbon reduction. Case studies taken from a number of international projects. Carbon reduction options for all sectors of society. The role of the planning system in carbon reduction.

Smart Master Planning for Cities

Smart Master Planning for Cities Book
Author : T. M. Vinod Kumar
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022-06-17
ISBN : 9811923868
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book, based on international collaborative research, presents a state-of-the-art design for “Smart Master Planning” for all metropolises, megacities and meta cities as well as at sub-city zonal and community and neighborhood level. Smart Master Planning accepts that all cities are a smart city in making in a limited way as far as the six components for Smart Cities; namely, smart people, smart economy, smart environment, smart mobility and smart Governance are concerned. Smart Master Planning in any city can only be designed and executed by active roles of Smart People and Smart City Government and is a joint and synchronous effort of E-Democracy, E-Governance and ICT-IOT system in a 24 hour 7-day framework on all activities. In addition to use of Information and Communication Technologies, and Remote Sensing, the design of smart Master Planning utilizes domain specific tools of many aspects of a city to realize the coordinated, effective and efficient planning, management, development and conservation that improve ecological, social, biophysical, psychological and economic well-being in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of development ecosystems and stakeholders. This book will present 12 case studies covering more than 12 cities or more cities centered on domain-specific smart planning components. Case studies of Domain Innovations include Urban Land management, Master Planning for Water Management, Comprehensive Master Planning Innovations, Smart Use of Master Plan basics, Integrated Smart Master Planning, and Citizen-Centric Master Planning.

Cities and Climate Change

Cities and Climate Change Book
Author : Harriet Bulkeley,Michele Merrill Betsill
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780415359160
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It argues that the formation and implementation of local climate change policy has been limited by the resources and powers of local government, and by conflicts between economic and environmental objectives.

Sustainability in the Coastal Urban Environment

Sustainability in the Coastal Urban Environment Book
Author : Ahmed Z. Khan,Le Xuan Quynh,Eric Corijn,Frank Canters
Publisher : Sapienza Università Editrice
Release : 2013-12-31
ISBN : 8895814908
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The process of globalization has been in the focus for much discussion and debate over its benefits and downsides. Globalisation has helped to raise productivity and employment; lift millions out of poverty; revolutionised communications; boosted international cooperation; fostered competition; boosted global economic growth and interdependencies through trade and FDI flows; and facilitated scientific discoveries (Gurria, 2007). However, at the same time, globalization is also blamed for a growing uncertainty and insecurity in the job market; depressed wages; increasing inequality; overexploitation of irreplaceable natural resources; the transfer of political power to large multinationals operating outside of the democratic processes; and the sacrifice of cultural and other values to the dictates of the marketplace.

Resilient Cities 2

Resilient Cities 2 Book
Author : Konrad Otto-Zimmermann
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-05-04
ISBN : 9400742231
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Assembling papers originally presented at the Resilient Cities 2011 Congress in Bonn, Germany (June 2011), the second global forum on cities and adaptation to climate change, this volume is the second in a series resulting from this annual event. These cutting-edge papers represent the latest research on the topic and reflect the intensification of the debate on the meaning of and interaction between climate adaptation, risk reduction and broader resilience. Thus, contributors offer more material related to resilience, such as water, energy and food security; green infrastructure; the role of renewables and ecosystem services; vulnerable communities and urban poor; and responsive financing for adaptation and multi-level governance. Overall, the book brings a number of different perspectives to bear on the most pressing issues and controversies surrounding climate change adaptation in cities. These papers will prove invaluable to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of urban resilience and contributing to tackling climate change at the local level.

Community Real Estate Development

Community Real Estate Development Book
Author : Stephen Buckman,Jeff Burton,John Talmage
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2022-09-02
ISBN : 1000645746
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Community Real Estate Development: A History and How-To for Practitioners, Academics, and Students introduces the fundamentals of affordable housing to aspiring development professionals. From understanding the history informing today’s affordable housing programs to securing financing and partnering with public and private stakeholders, this primer equips students and emerging professionals for success in a unique area of the real estate industry. Topical chapters written by nationally recognized leaders in community real estate development (CRED) take a didactic approach, using real-life examples and case studies to provide context for reflection. Drawing on the authors’ experience as private sector developers, state and municipal housing officials, and not-for-profit executives, this versatile resource offers an insider’s perspective on creating and maintaining affordable housing in any real estate market. Features: Covers topics including community design, development policy, tax credits, land use planning, development rights, historic buildings, adaptive reuse, tax increment financing, and gentrification Presents interviews with development professionals in asset and property management, commercial real estate brokerage, and local housing authorities and government agencies Highlights winning case studies from a student competition to inspire similar classroom activities Includes a glossary of CRED-specific terminology to help readers master the language of affordable housing Contains diverse examples, planning tools, and "programs to make numbers work," with a companion website available Blending the latest academic research with hard-won insights from the field, Community Real Estate Development prepares the next generation of affordable housing professionals to continue the work of its pioneering authors and editors.

Sustainable Cities Development and Environment Protection

Sustainable Cities Development and Environment Protection Book
Author : Nu Wen Xu,Li Tian,Feng Dai
Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release : 2013-08-08
ISBN : 3038261580
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Building Materials, (3rd CEABM2013), May 24-26, 2013, Jinan, China. The 475 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Sustainable City and Regional Development; Chapter 2: Renewable Energy and Building Energy Saving Technology; Chapter 3: Indoor Environment; Chapter 4: City Ecological Environment; Chapter 5: Water Purification and Wastewater Treatment; Chapter 6: Air Environment Control and Architectural Environment Improvement Techniques; Chapter 7: Environmental Engineering and Environmental Protection; Chapter 8: Bridge Engineering; Chapter 9: Road and Railway Engineering; Chapter 10: Transportation Planning, Construction and Logistics Engineering; Chapter 11: Traffic Control and Information Technology.