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Sustainable Mega City Communities

Sustainable Mega City Communities Book
Author : Woodrow W. Clark
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2020-03-02
ISBN : 0128187948
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Megacities

Megacities Book
Author : Andre Sorensen,Junichiro Okata
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-11-18
ISBN : 9784431992677
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

The Sustainable City XIII Book
Author : S. Mambretti, J. L. Miralles i Garcia
Publisher : WIT Press
Release : 2019-12-06
ISBN : 1784663557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability

Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability Book
Author : Susumu Iai
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-03-23
ISBN : 9789400704701
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Megacities  Labour   Communications Book
Author : Thian Ser Toh
Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9789813055971
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Handbook of Megacities and Megacity Regions Book
Author : Danielle Labbé,André Sorensen
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2020-09-25
ISBN : 1788972708
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Towards Sustainable Development for Local Authorities

Towards Sustainable Development for Local Authorities Book
Author : Malini Mehra,Anne-Mette Jørgensen,Agence européenne pour l'environnement,European Environment Agency
Publisher : Bernan Assoc
Release : 1997
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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

Climate Health Risks in Megacities

Climate Health Risks in Megacities Book
Author : Cesar Marolla
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-12-01
ISBN : 1315350238
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate Health Risks in Megacities: Sustainable Management and Strategic Planning courageously confronts the immense challenges of alleviating climate change and takes the initiative to layout an agenda that calls for action in the rapidly changing landscape of our global climate. This guide provides a constructive methodology for developing and implementing risk management and operational continuity management systems to climate change effects on urban populations. It addresses key issues such as physical location, proper sanitation, food security and vector-borne diseases against the backdrop of climate change, and then model its effect on the urban dwellers. The author also reveals the benefits of implementing a unique risk management approach to combat global threats and focuses on building urban resilience in the face of disasters. Prepared with a comprehensive and forward-thinking style, this book draws on indispensable case studies in key megacities like New York, Los Angeles, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, London, Mumbai, and Lagos, and links researchers, scientists, city’s mayors, environmentalists, policy-makers and world leaders from central areas to review, reflect, and expound on future directions.

Olympic Reform Ten Years Later

Olympic Reform Ten Years Later Book
Author : Heather Dichter,Bruce Kidd
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-09-13
ISBN : 113570600X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Megacities 2050 Environmental Consequences of Urbanization

Megacities 2050  Environmental Consequences of Urbanization Book
Author : Viacheslav I. Vasenev,Elvira Dovletyarova,Zhongqi Chen,Riccardo Valentini
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-11-14
ISBN : 3319705571
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This interdisciplinary proceedings book addresses highly relevant topics in urbanization and its environmental impacts and presents case studies revealing the negative environmental consequences of the anthropogenic and technogenic pressures. Urbanization is an important trend in current land-use change, with up to 70% of the world population projected to live in cities by 2050. How will this rapid urbanization alter the face of Europe? What are the environmental consequences of the expansion of megacities? These and other important questions are addressed in the Megacities 2050 Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development. Megapolises are complex ecosystems, and their air and water quality, vegetation and soils are exposed to anthropogenic influences. The book discusses advanced approaches and techniques to monitor, model and assess environmental consequences and risks in megapolises and offers solutions to the environmental problems of modern megapolises. It also presents successful, sustainable urban-development projects from Europe and beyond, including the management and design of green infrastructure, waste management, run-off purification and remediation of urban soils. Focusing on urban soils and ecosystems, the book is intended for experts in various fields of geography, urban studies and planning, and environmental sciences, including those in the scientific and research community, municipal services, environmental protection agencies, stakeholders working in urban management and greenery, landscape architects, civil engineers and policy-makers.

Sustainable Development Policy Directory

Sustainable Development Policy Directory Book
Author : W. Alan Strong,Lesley Hemphill
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-04-15
ISBN : 1405173394
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 www.thatconstructionsite.com

Megacities

Megacities Book
Author : Steef Buijs,Wendy Tan,Devisari Tunas
Publisher : 010 Publishers
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9064507414
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Cities and the Environment

Cities and the Environment Book
Author : Takashi Inoguchi,Edward Newman,Glen Paoletto
Publisher : United Nations Univ
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9789280810233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Sustainable Development and the Future of Cities

Sustainable Development and the Future of Cities Book
Author : Universität Trier. Zentrum für Europäische Studien,Unesco. Management of Social Transformations Program
Publisher : Intermediate Technology
Release : 1998
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book looks at how an increasingly urban world can also be a world where the ideas of sustainable development are put into practice. The book looks first at concepts, theories and problems of sustainable development - from a developed and a developing world perspective. It then considers regional perspectives, with contributions from Southeast Asia, North America and Eastern Europe. Finally the book presents local answers to the problems of sustainable urban development, with examples from Iran, Poland, Canada, Finland and elsewhere. This book will be of interest to urban planners, those involved in furthering the Agenda 21 debates, and all those concerned about the future of cities.

Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities Book
Author : Sim Van der Ryn,Peter Calthorpe
Publisher :
Release : 1986
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents four case studies that serve as illustrations for discussions of land use, building design, and service systems, all shaped to promote limited dependence on fossil fuels

Ekistics

Ekistics Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 1998
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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ReNew Town

ReNew Town Book
Author : Andrew Scott,Eran Ben-Joseph
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-02-01
ISBN : 1136580301
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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ReNew Town puts forth an innovative vision of performative design and planning for low-carbon sustainable development, and illustrates practicable strategies for balancing environmental systems with urban infrastructure and new housing prototypes. To date, much of the discourse on the design of sustainable communities and ‘eco-cities’ has been premised on using previously undeveloped land. In contrast, this book and the project it showcases focus on the retrofitting and adaptation of an existing environment – a more common problem, given the extent of the world’s already-built infrastructure. Employing a ‘research through design’ model of inquiry, the book focuses on large-scale housing developments – especially those built around the world between the 1960s and the early 1980s – with the aim of understanding how best to reinvent them. At the center of the book is Tama New Town, a planned community outside Tokyo that faces a range of challenges, such as an aging population, the deterioration of homes and buildings, and economic stagnation. The book begins by outlining a series of principles that structure the ecological and energy goals for the community. It then develops prototypical solutions for designing, building and retrofitting neighborhoods. The intent is that these prototypes could be applied to similar urban conditions around the world. ReNew Town is the product of a collaborative design research project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) School of Architecture and Planning, and Japan’s Sekisui House LTD.

Sustainable Cities for the Third Millennium The Odyssey of Urban Excellence

Sustainable Cities for the Third Millennium  The Odyssey of Urban Excellence Book
Author : Voula P. Mega
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-09-21
ISBN : 9781441960375
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At the dawn of the third millennium, planet Earth entered a zone of turbulence. The 2008 crisis added economic uncertainty to the threat of global warming and extreme events such as droughts, floods and cyclones, the persisting crisis of p- erty and the spectrum of pandemics and terrorism. Against this global landscape in an era of fragility, cities, already sheltering more than half of humankind, appear as Janus-faced realities, the best and worst of places, vulnerable but still full of hope and will to overcome the crisis of societal values and progress in the path of susta- able development. This book addresses the most critical challenges for cities, humanity’s collective masterpieces in danger, and analyses breakthrough responses for sustainable dev- opment, a globalisation with human face and the transition to inclusive post carbon communities. The ultimate wish is that experts, city planners, decision-makers and citizens in search of sustainable cities could find here some sources of information and inspiration to enhance the immense possibilities of cities and embrace the best possible trajectories of change.

World Cities and Urban Form

World Cities and Urban Form Book
Author : Mike Jenks,Daniel Kozak,Pattaranan Takkanon
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-12-02
ISBN : 1317796853
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Urban Challenge in Africa

The Urban Challenge in Africa Book
Author : Carole Rakodi
Publisher : United Nations Univ
Release : 1997
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this work, scholars examine the growth of the largest cities in Africa. It is revealed that the new phase of globalization has reinforced the continent's marginalization, impoverishment, indebtedness, and lack of policy autonomy, rather than leading to economic growth and diversification.