Sustainable Mega City Communities

Sustainable Mega City Communities
Author: Woodrow W. Clark, II
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN 10: 0128187948
ISBN 13: 9780128187944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Mega City Communities Book Review:

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


Author: Andre Sorensen,Junichiro Okata
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2010-11-18
ISBN 10: 4431992677
ISBN 13: 9784431992677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Megacities Book Review:

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
Author: S. Mambretti, J. L. Miralles i Garcia
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 734
Release: 2019-12-06
ISBN 10: 1784663557
ISBN 13: 9781784663551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sustainable City XIII Book Review:

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.

State of the World

State of the World
Author: Worldwatch Institute
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781610915694
ISBN 13: 1610915690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State of the World Book Review:

This volume first puts our current moment in context, tracing cities in the arc of human history. It also examines the basic structural elements of every city: materials and fuels; people and economics; and biodiversity. In part two, professionals working on some of the world's most inventive urban sustainability projects share their first-hand experience. Success stories come from places as diverse as Ahmedabad, India; Freiburg, Germany; and Shanghai, China. In many cases, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Parts three and four examine cross-cutting issues that affect the success of all cities. Topics 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.

Regeneration Heritage and Sustainable Communities in Turkey

Regeneration  Heritage and Sustainable Communities in Turkey
Author: Muge Akkar Ercan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-12-20
ISBN 10: 1315385961
ISBN 13: 9781315385969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regeneration Heritage and Sustainable Communities in Turkey Book Review:

Over the last three decades, historic housing areas have become one of the major concerns in urban regeneration, housing renovation and conservation projects. Since the late 1990s, the notion of community, sustainability and sustainable community have become rising issues in the urban regeneration debate. Regeneration, Heritage and Sustainable Communities in Turkey contributes to this debate by integrating the interplay between regeneration, community needs and sustainability in the context of Istanbul. Together with the relational, multi-scalar and contingency planning approaches, these vital agents of regeneration provide new possibilities and creative opportunities to successfully deal with the uncertainties and complexities in evolving regeneration spaces. The interdisciplinary text reasons that finding the balance between the needs, aspirations and concerns of local communities and the conservation of the built environments will lead to more equitable and sustainable solutions to the problems faced in Istanbul’s historic quarters.

World Cities and Urban Form

World Cities and Urban Form
Author: Mike Jenks,Daniel Kozak,Pattaranan Takkanon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2013-12-02
ISBN 10: 1317796845
ISBN 13: 9781317796848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Cities and Urban Form Book Review:

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.

Designing Smart and Resilient Cities for a Post Pandemic World

Designing Smart and Resilient Cities for a Post Pandemic World
Author: Anthony Larsson,Andreas Hatzigeorgiou
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2022-08-16
ISBN 10: 1000636054
ISBN 13: 9781000636055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Smart and Resilient Cities for a Post Pandemic World Book Review:

Are pandemics the end of cities? Or do they present an opportunity for us to reshape cities in ways making us even more innovative, successful, and sustainable? Pandemics such as COVID-19 (and comparable disruptions) have caused intense debates over the future of cities. Through a series of investigative studies, Designing Smart and Resilient Cities for a Post-Pandemic World: Metropandemic Revolution seeks to critically discuss and compare different cases, innovations and approaches as to how cities can utilise nascent and future digital technology and/or new strategies in order to build stronger resilience to better tackle comparable large-scale pandemics and/or disruptions in the future. The authors identify ten separate societal areas where future digital technology can impact resilience. These are discussed in individual chapters. Each chapter concludes with a set of proposed "action points" based on the conclusions of each respective study. These serve as solid policy recommendations of what courses of action to take to help increase the resilience in smart cities for each designated area. Securing resilience and cohesion between each area will bring about the metropandemic revolution. The book features a foreword by Nobel laureate Peter C. Doherty and an afterword by Professor of Urban Technologies, Carlo Ratti. It provides fresh and unique insights on smart cities and futures studies in a pandemic context, offers profound reflections on contemporary societal functions and the needs to build resilience and combines lessons learned from historical pandemics with possibilities offered by future technology.

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Megacities in the Global South

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Megacities in the Global South
Author: Deden Rukmana
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN 10: 1000062058
ISBN 13: 9781000062052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Megacities in the Global South Book Review:

Cities are now home to 55% of the world’s population, and that number is rising. Urban populations across the world will continue to grow, including in megacities with populations over ten million. In 2016 there were 31 megacities globally, according to the United Nations’ World Cities Report, with 24 of those cities located in the Global South. That number is expected to rise to 41 by 2030, with all ten new megacities in the Global South where the processes of urbanization are intrinsically distinct from those in the Global North. The Routledge Handbook of Planning Megacities in the Global South provides rigorous comparative analyses, discussing the challenges, processes, best practices, and initiatives of urbanization in Middle America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. This book is indispensable reading for students and scholars of urban planning, and its significance as a resource will only continue to grow as urbanization reshapes the global population.

Study on Architecture and Urban Spatial Structure in China s Mega Cities Suburbs

Study on Architecture and Urban Spatial Structure in China s Mega Cities Suburbs
Author: Tiziano Cattaneo
Publsiher: Universitas Studiorum
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2016-06-24
ISBN 10: 8897683835
ISBN 13: 9788897683834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study on Architecture and Urban Spatial Structure in China s Mega Cities Suburbs Book Review:

Contents Summary:Sustainable Neighborhoods in China; Today’s Shanghai Small Towns; Low Carbon Renovation for Residential Buildings in China’s Rural Area; Defining Principles for Contemporary Chinese Architecture; Shanghai Transforming; Art + Village + City: A Call for Ethnographic Methods in Research on Chinese Mega-Cities; Shanghainese sub-urbanism; Assessment in rural-urban context; Hapzard Growth in a Land of Plenty; The Lost Village. On Kunming Chenggong New Town.

Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability

Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability
Author: Susumu Iai
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2011-03-23
ISBN 10: 9400704704
ISBN 13: 9789400704701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability Book Review:

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.

Handbook of Megacities and Megacity Regions

Handbook of Megacities and Megacity Regions
Author: Danielle Labbé,André Sorensen
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-09-25
ISBN 10: 1788972708
ISBN 13: 9781788972703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Megacities and Megacity Regions Book Review:

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.

Megacities Labour Communications

Megacities  Labour   Communications
Author: Thian Ser Toh
Publsiher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9789813055971
ISBN 13: 9813055979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Megacities Labour Communications Book Review:

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).

Designing High density Cities for Social and Environmental Sustainability

Designing High density Cities for Social and Environmental Sustainability
Author: Edward Ng
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-12-16
ISBN 10: 1849774447
ISBN 13: 9781849774444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing High density Cities for Social and Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

Compact living is sustainable living. High-density cities can support closer amenities, encourage reduced trip lengths and the use of public transport and therefore reduce transport energy costs and carbon emissions. High-density planning also helps to control the spread of urban suburbs into open lands, improves efficiency in urban infrastructure and services, and results in environmental improvements that support higher quality of life in cities. Encouraging, even requiring, higher density urban development is a major policy and a central principle of growth management programmes used by planners around the world. However, such density creates design challenges and problems. A collection of experts in each of the related architectural and planning areas examines these environmental and social issues, and argues that high-density cities are a sustainable solution. It will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in sustainable urban development.

Sustainable Ho Chi Minh City Climate Policies for Emerging Mega Cities

Sustainable Ho Chi Minh City  Climate Policies for Emerging Mega Cities
Author: Antje Katzschner,Michael Waibel,Dirk Schwede,Lutz Katzschner,Michael Schmidt,Harry Storch
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 3319046152
ISBN 13: 9783319046150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Ho Chi Minh City Climate Policies for Emerging Mega Cities Book Review:

As climate change and urban development are closely interlinked and often interact negatively, this edited volume takes Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam’s first mega-urban region as a case study to analyse its vulnerability to climate change and to suggest measures towards a more sustainable urban development. The book offers an overview on land use planning regarding the aspects of urban flooding, urban climate, urban energy and urban mobility as well as spatial views from the angle of urban planning such as the metropolitan level, the city, the neighbourhood and building level. It shows that to a significant degree, measures dealing with climate change can be taken from the toolbox of sustainable urban development and reflects how institutional structures need to change to enhance chances for implementation given socio-cultural and economic constraints. This is merged and integrated into a holistic perspective of planning recommendations, supporting the municipal government to increase its adaptive capacity. The authors are members of a German government funded research project on how to support HCMC’s municipal government to adapt to risks related to climate change.

The Sustainable City VIII 2 Volume Set

The Sustainable City VIII  2 Volume Set
Author: S.S. Zubir,C.A. Brebbia
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 1428
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN 10: 1845647467
ISBN 13: 9781845647469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sustainable City VIII 2 Volume Set Book Review:

With majority of the Earth’s people now urban dwellers, and cities being the most efficient habitat for the utilisation of resources, it is imperative that we continue to support standards of living and efficiencies of urban areas. However, the urbanisation process has not been without its problems. While much has been done to address the original issues surrounding the quality of urban life, new challenges continue to arise. It is no longer sustainable to achieve improvements by means that require greater and greater energy consumption as we did in the past. Despite their complexity, however, cities are a great laboratory for architects, engineers, and other key professionals to apply new ideas and new technology to meet our requirements for more sustainable city environments. Containing papers presented at the latest in a series of conferences organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology, these proceedings, split in to two volumes address not just environmental, architectural, and engineering concerns, but also quality of life, security, risk, and heritage. The diversity of topics and the case studies based on existing projects make the book an important contribution to the literature on urban planning.

Pathways to Urban Sustainability

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
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 030944456X
ISBN 13: 9780309444569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathways to Urban Sustainability Book Review:

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.

Living in the Megacity Towards Sustainable Urban Environments

Living in the Megacity  Towards Sustainable Urban Environments
Author: Shin Muramatsu,Terry G. McGee,Koichiro Mori
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2021-04-19
ISBN 10: 4431569014
ISBN 13: 9784431569015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living in the Megacity Towards Sustainable Urban Environments Book Review:

This book tackles the challenging issues raised by the growth of large megacities from diverse perspectives and approaches. The central question raised by the growth of megacities is what effect their growth will have on the ability of the global population to live in sustainable, livable, and safe societies. In Part I, important issues on the relationships between megacities and sustainability of the global environment are specified. Part II shows what can be learned from the history and diversity of megacities to solve challenging issues of the present. We present practical approaches that can solve the issues of megacities particularly focusing on human activities that seek the more harmonious relationship between life amenities and the natural environment: population density and urban built environment; production and trade; and environmental education and enlightenment. Part III aims to answer the question, what aspects of megacities should be measured and assessed? Barometers are necessary to control human activities in megacities. We consider how to measure and assess performances of megacities, reviewing some cases of indicators that authors have developed. This publication highlights the challenging issues of the relationships between megacities and sustainability of the global environment and related issues that have accrued from them, based on the following three scales: long-term time scale from the past to the present and future; a vast spatial scale that links global space with local spaces; and the scale of various aspects of human socio-economic activities in megacities.

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.

Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity

Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity
Author: Saeid Eslamian,Faezeh A. Eslamian
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 689
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN 10: 1351851160
ISBN 13: 9781351851169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity Book Review:

This volume includes over 30 chapters, written by experts from around the world. It examines the environmental aspects of drought such as groundwater and soil contamination, river low-flow, urban water quality, and desertification. It also examines the effects of climate change and variability on drought, and discusses the differences in groundwater, rainfall, and temperatures and their related effects. It presents analytical modeling for better understanding drought in uncertain and changing climates.

The World s Cities

The World s Cities
Author: A.J. Jacobs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN 10: 1135769079
ISBN 13: 9781135769079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Cities Book Review:

The World’s Cities offers instructors and students in higher education an accessible introduction to the three major perspectives influencing city-regions worldwide: City-Regions in a World System; Nested City-Regions; and The City-Region as the Engine of Economic Activity/Growth. The book provides students with helpful essays on each perspective, case studies to illustrate each major viewpoint, and discussion questions following each reading. The World’s Cities concludes with an original essay by the editor that helps students understand how an analysis incorporating a combination of theoretical perspectives and factors can provide a richer appreciation of the world’s city dynamics.