Eco Cities and Green Transport

Eco Cities and Green Transport
Author: Huapu Lu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2020-04-11
ISBN 10: 0128215178
ISBN 13: 9780128215173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco Cities and Green Transport Book Review:

Eco-cities and Green Transport presents a systematic, uniform, and structured way to examine different cities at different scales in order to suggest unique solutions appropriate to each scale. The book examines city infrastructure and the built environment, transport system supply and demand, and transport behavior to offer innovative policy solutions for various transport modes. With end of chapter experiences and lessons summarized, the book provides an in-depth analysis of the advantages and disadvantages for transforming cities and their transport systems to meet residents current and future needs. The increasingly rapid growth of global urbanization requires cities to be built in an ecologically sustainable, energy efficient, and livable way. A critical component in achieving these goals is an urban transportation system that uses natural resources as reasonably as possible. The outcome of a ten-year data collection research effort by the author and his team, the book sheds new insights into these challenges using a thorough investigation of traffic systems in 20 cities from 13 countries throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States. Summarizes the essential experiences of green transport projects from cities around the world Analyzes projects using a consistent structure, allowing comparison of best practices and policy approaches Overviews the latest sustainable urban transportation concepts, tools, and best practices

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation
Author: Preston L. Schiller,Eric Christian Bruun,Jeffrey R. Kenworthy
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1844076644
ISBN 13: 9781844076642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation Book Review:

Transportation plays a substantial role in the modern world; it provides tremendous benefits to society, but it also imposes significant economic, social and environmental costs. Sustainable transport planning requires integrating environmental, social, and economic factors in order to develop optimal solutions to our many pressing issues, especially carbon emissions and climate change. This essential multi-authored work reflects a new sustainable transportation planning paradigm. It explores the concepts of sustainable development and sustainable transportation, describes practical techniques for comprehensive evaluation, provides tools for multi-modal transport planning, and presents innovative mobility management solutions to transportation problems. This text reflects a fundamental change in transportation decision making. It focuses on accessibility rather than mobility, emphasizes the need to expand the range of options and impacts considered in analysis, and provides practical tools to allow planners, policy makers and the general public to determine the best solution to the transportation problems facing a community. Featuring extensive international examples and case-studies, textboxes, graphics, recommended reading and end of chapter questions, the authors draw on considerable teaching and researching experience to present an essential, ground-breaking and authoritative text on sustainable transport. Students of various disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many of its provocative ideas and approaches of considerable value as they engage in the processes of understanding and changing transportation towards greater sustainability.

Green Transport

Green Transport
Author: Rani Iyer
Publsiher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2016-01-10
ISBN 10: 8179934446
ISBN 13: 9788179934449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Transport Book Review:

Nothing can go faster than the speed of light. But it seems the superfast, snazzy, chic, and hi-tech vehicles will soon outshine this adage. Fast, faster, fastest technological advancements in transportation have made mobility of people and goods easy, connecting the entire world and expanding world trade. It has steered globalization giving a boost to the wealth of nations. On the flipside, aircraft, ships, trucks, and trains powered by the combustion of fossil fuels, moving across the sky, oceans, and land have accelerated climate change, besides giving way to the problem of global energy crisis due to the huge demand and short supply of fossil fuels. So the world now aims at combining energy-efficient technologies with clean fuels to enjoy the benefits of vehicles while being sensitive to the environment. Hybrids, electric cars, and biofuels are some of the examples in this regard. However, there is still a long way to go.

Sustainable Mass Transit

Sustainable Mass Transit
Author: Thomas Abdallah
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-05-10
ISBN 10: 0128113006
ISBN 13: 9780128113004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Mass Transit Book Review:

Sustainable Mass Transit: Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Public Transportation examines the numerous types of mass transit systems, looking closely at all their key functions, including operations, maintenance, development, design, building and retrofitting. It examines the mitigation measures that reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts, including green infrastructure, materials conservation, ecological conservation and other sustainable initiatives. The book explores organizational best practices, environmental regulatory constraints and life-cycle assessments, describing which sustainable elements can be added while rehabilitating or expanding a mass transportation infrastructure or ancillary facility. The book concludes with a look at forthcoming sustainable initiatives that will enhance mass transit systems. Contains case studies from the United States, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia Uses applied research written by transportation practitioners and scholars Explores how Environmental Management System frameworks improve environmental performance in the operations, maintenance, design, rehabilitation and expansion of a mass transportation system Shows how teams from different fields, entities, agencies and cities can work together to solve complex sustainability challenges

Transit Oriented Development and Sustainable Cities

Transit Oriented Development and Sustainable Cities
Author: Richard D. Knowles,,Fiona Ferbrache
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 178897171X
ISBN 13: 9781788971713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transit Oriented Development and Sustainable Cities Book Review:

This book provides new dimensions and a contemporary focus on sustainable transport, urban regeneration and development in eight countries spanning four continents at different stages of development. It examines the role of transit oriented development (TOD) in improving urban sustainability and providing different transport choices, exploring how these can be implemented in modern cities.

Sustainable and Efficient Transport

Sustainable and Efficient Transport
Author: Ellen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson,Suvi Sankari,Anu Bask
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1788119282
ISBN 13: 9781788119283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable and Efficient Transport Book Review:

The EU Commission has set the goal of facilitating a competitive transport system, increasing mobility and supporting growth while simultaneously reaching a target of 60 per cent emissions reductions by 2050. In light of past performance and estimated development, the target will not be reached without further behavioural change in the transport sector. This interdisciplinary book examines how such a behavioural shift can be achieved by various organizational and legal means, focusing primarily on the European Union and its specific policies related to greening transport.

Cycling for Sustainable Cities

Cycling for Sustainable Cities
Author: Ralph Buehler,John Pucher
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 0262542021
ISBN 13: 9780262542029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cycling for Sustainable Cities Book Review:

How to make city cycling--the most sustainable form of urban transportation--safe, practical, and convenient for all cyclists. Cycling is the most sustainable mode of urban transportation, practical for most short- and medium-distance trips--commuting to and from work or school, shopping, visiting friends, going to the doctor's office. It's good for your health, spares the environment a trip's worth of auto emissions, and is economical for both public and personal budgets. Cycling, with all its benefits, should not be reserved for the fit, the spandex-clad, and the daring. Cycling for Sustainable Cities shows how to make city cycling safe, practical, and convenient for all cyclists.

Eco Cities

Eco Cities
Author: Nancy Dickmann
Publsiher: Wayland
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN 10: 9781526301659
ISBN 13: 1526301652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco Cities Book Review:

From recycling drinking water to green transport links and renewable energy sources, cities can be adapted and built to be sustainable in all sorts of ways. In Putting the Planet First: Sustainable Cities, discover how people around the world are working all the time to innovate and create self-sustaining settlements. Learn too, what you can do to help the environment, and about small changes you can make that will have a real impact. It's a fascinating introduction to the positive changes people are making to try and live more sustainably, and will inspire children to think creatively about how they can put the planet first!

Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics

Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics
Author: Javier Faulin,Scott Grasman,Angel Juan,Patrick Hirsch
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 012814243X
ISBN 13: 9780128142431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics Book Review:

Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics: Decision-Making Models and Solutions provides deterministic and probabilistic models for transportation logistics problem-solving and decision-making. The book presents an overview of the intersections between sustainability, transportation, and logistics, and delves into the current problems associated with the implementation of sustainable transportation and smart logistics in urban settings. It also offers models for addressing complex structural problems and procedures for estimating transportation externalities such as environmental and social impacts, both in industrial and government arenas, as well as decision-making models from operational, tactical, and strategic management perspectives. Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics also covers best practices for practical corporate policy implementation, making it a comprehensive and vital resource for researchers, graduate students, practitioners, and policy makers in transportation, logistics, urban planning, economics, engineering, and environmental science. Examines various modes of transportation Includes mathematical models for decision-making in a wide variety of situations Presents public transportation and smart cities use cases

Planning Sustainable Cities

Planning Sustainable Cities
Author: Spiro N. Pollalis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN 10: 1317282760
ISBN 13: 9781317282761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning Sustainable Cities Book Review:

Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach provides an analytical framework for urban sustainability, focusing on the services and performance of infrastructure systems. The book approaches infrastructure as a series of systems that function in synergy and are directly linked with urban planning. This method streamlines and guides the planning process, while still highlighting detail, each infrastructure system is decoded in four "system levels". The levels organize the processes, highlight connections between entities and decode the high-level planning and decision making process affecting infrastructure. For each system level strategic objectives of planning are determined. The objectives correspond to the five focus areas of the Zofnass program: Quality of life, Natural World, Climate and Risk, Resource Allocation, Leadership. Developed through the Zofnass Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, this approach integrates the key infrastructure systems of Energy, Landscape, Transportation, Waste, Water, Information and Food and explores their synergies through land use planning, engineering, economics and policy. The size and complexity of infrastructure systems means that multiple stakeholders facing their own challenges and agendas are involved in planning; this book creates a common, collaborative platform between public authorities, planners, and engineers. It is an essential resource for those seeking Envision Sustainability Professionals accreditation.

Towards a Liveable and Sustainable Urban Environment

Towards a Liveable and Sustainable Urban Environment
Author: Liang Fook Lye,Gang Chen
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9814287768
ISBN 13: 9789814287760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards a Liveable and Sustainable Urban Environment Book Review:

With cities rapidly encroaching onto surrounding lands, the notion of "eco-city" proposes an innovative yet pragmatic approach to designing, building and operating cities in a way that the destructive impact of human urban activity upon nature will be significantly reduced. This book comprises of papers from a workshop organized by the East Asian Institute on Eco-cities in East Asia on 27 February 2009 in Singapore. Contributed by scholars, officials and environmental specialists from Japan, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, the papers focus on how individual governments in these countries undertake eco-city projects. The book also highlights best practices that are useful to policy makers and anyone else who seeks to learn from the experiences of other countries in order to reduce their ecological footprints.

Eco2 Cities

Eco2 Cities
Author: Hiroaki Suzuki,Arish Dastur,Sebastian Moffatt,Nanae Yabuki,Hinako Maruyama
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2010-05-07
ISBN 10: 9780821381441
ISBN 13: 082138144X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco2 Cities Book Review:

This book is a point of departure for cities that would like to reap the many benefits of ecological and economic sustainability. It provides an analytical and operational framework that offers strategic guidance to cities on sustainable and integrated urban development.

Planning Development and Management of Sustainable Cities

Planning  Development and Management of Sustainable Cities
Author: Tan Yigitcanlar,Md. (Liton) Kamruzzaman
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 3038979066
ISBN 13: 9783038979067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning Development and Management of Sustainable Cities Book Review:

The concept of ‘sustainable urban development’ has been pushed to the forefront of policymaking and politics as the world wakes up to the impacts of climate change and the destructive effects of the Anthropocene. Climate change has emerged to be one of the biggest challenges faced by our planet today, threatening both built and natural systems with long-term consequences, which may be irreversible. While there is a vast body of literature on sustainability and sustainable urban development, there is currently limited focus on how to cohesively bring together the vital issues of the planning, development, and management of sustainable cities. Moreover, it has been widely stated that current practices and lifestyles cannot continue if we are to leave a healthy living planet to not only the next generation, but also to the generations beyond. The current global school strikes for climate action (known as Fridays for Future) evidences this. The book advocates the view that the focus needs to rest on ways in which our cities and industries can become green enough to avoid urban ecocide. This book fills a gap in the literature by bringing together issues related to the planning, development, and management of cities and focusing on a triple-bottom-line approach to sustainability.

Sustainable Cities

Sustainable Cities
Author: Amjad Almusaed,Asaad Almssad
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2019-02-27
ISBN 10: 1789855233
ISBN 13: 9781789855234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Cities Book Review:

This book has been written to represent the efficient applications of sustainability in urban areas. The book intends to illustrate various techniques of action on sustainability on city conception, functions and conformation. This book is divided into four parts and nine chapters: Section I is entitled "Introduction to Sustainable Cities Concept" and contains one chapter "Introductory chapter: Overview of Sustainable Cities Theory and Practices," which discusses sustainability in cities in conception and practice. Section II is entitled "Energy and Environmental Analysis of Sustainable Cities Models." This includes four chapters. It expresses the effect of the environment and energy embodiment on city configuration and function. Section III is entitled "The Role of Transport in a Sustainable City." This part includes two chapters. Section IV is entitled "The influence of Social and Economic Factors in Urban Space Conception." It includes two chapters.

Developing Eco Cities Through Policy Planning and Innovation Can It Really Work

Developing Eco Cities Through Policy  Planning  and Innovation  Can It Really Work
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2019-07-05
ISBN 10: 1799804437
ISBN 13: 9781799804437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Eco Cities Through Policy Planning and Innovation Can It Really Work Book Review:

The worldwide consumption of resources is causing environmental damage at a rate that cannot be sustained. Apart from the resulting environmental and health problems, this trend could threaten economic growth due to rapidly decreasing natural resources and costly solutions. The public sector has a responsibility to stimulate the marketplace in favor of the provision of more resource-efficient and less polluting goods, services, and works in order to support environmental and wider sustainable development objectives. Developing Eco-Cities Through Policy, Planning, and Innovation: Can It Really Work? examines the economic, political, social, and environmental objectives essential to the planning and support of future communities. Highlighting a range of topics such as environmental sustainability, waste management, and green cities, this publication is an ideal reference source for environmental engineers, environmentalists, city development planners, urban planners, technology developers, policymakers, industrialists, academicians, and researchers interested in solving environmental issues.

Sustainable Cities

Sustainable Cities
Author: Simon Joss
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-06-12
ISBN 10: 1137006374
ISBN 13: 9781137006370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Cities Book Review:

Sustainability is a watchword of policy-makers and planners around the world, with cities providing the main focus for development. This comprehensive introduction to sustainability shows how cities are adopting sustainable practices, and considers how to achieve a public-governance approach for the urban age.

Sustainable Cities in Asia

Sustainable Cities in Asia
Author: Federico Caprotti,Li Yu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2017-08-31
ISBN 10: 1317284887
ISBN 13: 9781317284888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Cities in Asia Book Review:

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.

Can a City Be Sustainable State of the World

Can a City Be Sustainable   State of the World
Author: Worldwatch Institute
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 1610917553
ISBN 13: 9781610917551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can a City Be Sustainable State of the World Book Review:

"Cities are the world's future. Today, more than half of the global population lives in urban areas, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities? In the latest edition of State of the World, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts from around the globe examine the core principles of sustainable urbanism and profile cities that are putting these principles into practice. From Portland, Oregon to Ahmedabad, India, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Issues examined 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."-- Back cover.

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook
Author: Woodrow W. Clark
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2010-07-03
ISBN 10: 9780080963365
ISBN 13: 0080963366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook Book Review:

The objective of Sustainable Communities Design Handbook is to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, both now and for generations to come. This means creating a better and safer environment internationally through the sustainable use of natural resources, encouraging sustainable development which supports a strong economy, and ensuring a high quality environment that can be enjoyed by all. Sustainable Development Partnerships brings together in one reference today's most cutting edge technologies and methods for creating sustainable communities. With this book, Environmental Engineers, Civil Engineers, Architects, Mechanical Engineers, and Energy Engineers find a common approach to building environmental friendly communities which are energy efficient. The five part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of sustainable development in practice, followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications. Methods for the sustainable use of natural resources in built communities Clearly explains the most cutting edge sustainable technologies Provides a common approach to building sustainable communities Coverage of sustainable practices from architecture to construction

Rethinking Sustainable Cities

Rethinking Sustainable Cities
Author: David Simon
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2016-08-31
ISBN 10: 1447332849
ISBN 13: 9781447332848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Sustainable Cities Book Review:

Makes a significant contribution to the sustainable urbanisation agenda through authoritative interventions contextualising, assessing and explaining the relevance and importance of three central characteristics of sustainable towns and cities everywhere; that they be accessible, green and fair.