Sustainable Mega City Communities

Sustainable Mega City Communities
Author: Woodrow W. Clark, II
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2021-06-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780128187944

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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

Megacities

Megacities
Author: Andre Sorensen,Junichiro Okata
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2010-11-18
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9784431992677

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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 Key to Sustainable Cities

The Key to Sustainable Cities
Author: Gwendolyn Hallsmith
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-03-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781550923971

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A powerful tool for leveraging change toward sustainability.

Megacities

Megacities
Author: Steef Buijs,Wendy Wanyin Tan,Wendy Tan,Devisari Tunas
Publsiher: 010 Publishers
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2010
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9789064507410

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World cities are reaching previously inconceivable sizes and populations. 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.

Urbanization Urban Sustainability and the Future of Cities

Urbanization  Urban Sustainability and the Future of Cities
Author: B. Bhattacharya
Publsiher: Concept Publishing Company
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2010
Genre: Cities and towns
ISBN: 8180696561

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Transforming Distressed Global Communities

Transforming Distressed Global Communities
Author: Fritz Wagner,Riad Mahayni,Andreas Piller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2016-03-09
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781317007685

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Many of our global cities are distressed and facing a host of issues: economic collapse in the face of rising expectations, social disintegration and civil unrest, and ecological degradation and the threats associated with climate change, including more frequent and more severe natural disasters. Our long-held assumptions about man and nature and how they interact are defunct. We realize now that we can no longer continue to build without addressing the long-term impacts of our actions and their spillovers. Energy and natural resources are finite. The way we configure economies has come into question. In the developed world, especially in the United States, infrastructure and the notions that underpin it are outdated. Meanwhile, the developing world is experiencing major, rapid transformations in lifestyles and economies that are affecting billions of people and requiring a whole new way of planning human settlements. Cities are the key to our future; they represent the most effective vehicle for positive advancements in the human condition and environmental change. This volume argues for the need to redesign and re-plan our cities in holistic ways that reflect our new understanding and relate to their diversity and multi-dimensionality. Presenting a range of case studies from around the world, this volume examines how these distressed cities are dealing with these issues in planning for their future. Alongside these empirical chapters are philosophical essays that consider the future of distressed cities. Bringing together a team of leading scholars, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, private consulting firms, international organizations and foundations, and policy officials, this volume provides a unique and comprehensive overview on how to transform distressed communities into more livable places.

Sustainable Cities Reimagined

Sustainable Cities Reimagined
Author: Stanislav E. Shmelev
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2019-11-14
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781000638974

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To assess urban sustainability performance, this book explores several clusters of cities, including megacities, cities of the Global South, European and North American cities, cities of the Middle East and North Africa, cities of Central and South East Asia, a city state of Singapore and a large group of global cities. It applies a multi-criteria approach using a panel of environmental, economic, social and smart indicators to assess progress and policies in global cities including London, New York, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Los Angeles, São Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Moscow, Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo and many others. Additional attention is given to the issues of climate change, poverty and smart dimensions, with renewable energy and the drivers of urban CO2 emissions playing the central role. This book is abundant with case studies considering strategies, policies and performance of the leading cities, including San Francisco, Stockholm and Seoul in greater depth, exploring how their successes can be used by other cities. The book identifies key linkages between different smart and sustainability dimensions as well as investment opportunities in cities with sustainability potential. This book will be of great interest to policy makers, city and regional authorities as well as scholars and students of urban planning and sustainable development aiming to facilitate a sustainability transition in our cities around the world.

Smart Cities for Sustainable Development

Smart Cities for Sustainable Development
Author: Ram Kumar Mishra,Ch Lakshmi Kumari,Sandeep Chachra,P. S. Janaki Krishna,Anupama Dubey,R. B. Singh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2022-05-25
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9789811674105

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This book reviews the structure, applications, technologies, governance, environmental sustainability, smart communities, gender space and other issues related to smart cities. The book is divided into four parts. The first one entails the conceptual background, growth and development. The second part presents diverse issues on smart cities in terms of environmental sustainability, the role of the community, and gender space, among others. The third part revolves around economic and technological issues, and the fourth is a compilation of case studies in connection with smart cities. This collection of diverse issues from different locations presents a holistic view of smart cities contributed by authors who have undertaken research projects and implemented their own unique perspectives and methods. A variety of innovative concepts such as digital governance, polycentric structures, geodata repositories, geoweb services and advanced geospatial technologies in smart city planning, urban microclimatic parameters, and urban heat islands provide invaluable knowledge for researchers and practitioners in these fields.