Infrastructure Planning and Finance

Infrastructure Planning and Finance
Author: Vicki Elmer,Adam Leigland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2013-11-07
ISBN 10: 1135906416
ISBN 13: 9781135906412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrastructure Planning and Finance Book Review:

Infrastructure Planning and Finance is a non-technical guide to the engineering, planning, and financing of major infrastucture projects in the United States, providing both step-by-step guidance, and a broad overview of the technical, political, and economic challenges of creating lasting infrastructure in the 21st Century. Infrastructure Planning and Finance is designed for the local practitioner or student who wants to learn the basics of how to develop an infrastructure plan, a program, or an individual infrastructure project. A team of authors with experience in public works, planning, and city government explain the history and economic environment of infrastructure and capital planning, addressing common tools like the comprehensive plan, sustainability plans, and local regulations. The book guides readers through the preparation and development of comprehensive plans and infrastructure projects, and through major funding mechanisms, from bonds, user fees, and impact fees to privatization and competition. The rest of the book describes the individual infrastructure systems: their elements, current issues and a 'how-to-do-it' section that covers the system and the comprehensive plan, development regulations and how it can be financed. Innovations such as decentralization, green and blue-green technologies are described as well as local policy actions to achieve a more sustainable city are also addressed. Chapters include water, wastewater, solid waste, streets, transportation, airports, ports, community facilities, parks, schools, energy and telecommunications. Attention is given to how local policies can ensure a sustainable and climate friendly infrastructure system, and how planning for them can be integrated across disciplines.

Industrial and Urban Growth Policies at the Sub-National, National, and Global Levels

Industrial and Urban Growth Policies at the Sub-National, National, and Global Levels
Author: Benna, Umar G.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN 10: 1522576266
ISBN 13: 9781522576266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial and Urban Growth Policies at the Sub-National, National, and Global Levels Book Review:

Recent global shifts in population have led to the fast urbanization of Africa. For Africa and the developing world, choosing the right policy strategies, processes, and tools are essential to turning urban centers into engines of industry and economic prosperity. Industrial and Urban Growth Policies at the Sub-National, National, and Global Levels is a pivotal reference source that examines current and evolving conditions of industrial and urban policies and their relationships around the world, especially between developed and developing economies. While highlighting topics such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, urban policy, and global common good, this publication seeks to deepen and broaden the understanding of transformation in industrial development and responses to emerging urbanization processes. This book is ideally designed for industrial planners, entrepreneurs, urban development authorities, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students.

Smart City Emergence

Smart City Emergence
Author: Leonidas Anthopoulos
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN 10: 0128161698
ISBN 13: 9780128161692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart City Emergence Book Review:

Smart City Emergence: Cases from Around the World analyzes how smart cities are currently being conceptualized and implemented, examining the theoretical underpinnings and technologies that connect theory with tangible practice achievements. Using numerous cities from different regions around the globe, the book compares how smart cities of different sizes are evolving in different countries and continents. In addition, it examines the challenges cities face as they adopt the smart city concept, separating fact from fiction, with insights from scholars, government officials and vendors currently involved in smart city implementation. Utilizes a sound and systematic research methodology Includes a review of the latest research developments Contains, in each chapter, a brief summary of the case, an illustration of the theoretical context that lies behind the case, the case study itself, and conclusions showing learned outcomes Examines smart cities in relation to climate change, sustainability, natural disasters and community resiliency

Developing National Urban Policies

Developing National Urban Policies
Author: Debolina Kundu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 9811537380
ISBN 13: 9789811537387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Comparative Study of Smart Cities in Europe and China 2014

Comparative Study of Smart Cities in Europe and China 2014
Author: China Academy of Information and Communi,EU-China Policy Dialogues Support Facili
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2015-08-26
ISBN 10: 3662468670
ISBN 13: 9783662468678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Study of Smart Cities in Europe and China 2014 Book Review:

This book, examining smart-city trends and developments from global, Chinese and EU perspectives, shows how the concept of the smart city varies from city to city. A detailed analysis is made to present the smart city as an up-to-date model of world city. Thirty pilot cities answer questions designed by the “Smart City Evaluation Framework,” including managerial entities, stakeholders, project description and performance and whatever else relates to smart cities. By assessing the answers, researchers reveal major trends, best practices and challenges confronting smart city campaigns. Recommendations and solutions are provided. This is a must-read for anyone wishing to understand Chinese and European cities in terms of ideas about city development, plausible practice, natural and geographic conditions, economic structure and infrastructure robustness. Innovation and updates in telecommunication technology is regarded as indicative of city intelligence and green, low-carbon and sustainable development. This innovative book offers an interdisciplinary perspective and shall be of interest to researchers, policy analysts and technical experts involved in and responsible for the planning, development and design of smart cities.

Smart City Emergence

Smart City Emergence
Author: Leonidas Anthopoulos
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN 10: 0128161698
ISBN 13: 9780128161692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart City Emergence Book Review:

Smart City Emergence: Cases from Around the World analyzes how smart cities are currently being conceptualized and implemented, examining the theoretical underpinnings and technologies that connect theory with tangible practice achievements. Using numerous cities from different regions around the globe, the book compares how smart cities of different sizes are evolving in different countries and continents. In addition, it examines the challenges cities face as they adopt the smart city concept, separating fact from fiction, with insights from scholars, government officials and vendors currently involved in smart city implementation. Utilizes a sound and systematic research methodology Includes a review of the latest research developments Contains, in each chapter, a brief summary of the case, an illustration of the theoretical context that lies behind the case, the case study itself, and conclusions showing learned outcomes Examines smart cities in relation to climate change, sustainability, natural disasters and community resiliency

Smart Cities and Urban Development in India

Smart Cities and Urban Development in India
Author: N Mani
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2016-08-31
ISBN 10: 9788177084320
ISBN 13: 8177084321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities and Urban Development in India Book Review:

The share of urban population in India's total population was 25.7 percent in 1991 which increased to 27.8 percent in 2001. About 377 million Indians comprising of about 31 percent of the country's population, live in urban areas according to Census 2011. Projections are that by 2031, 40 percent of India's population will be residing in urban areas. In recent years, the urban sector in India has undergone a major change following the country's transition towards a market-based economy and the spirit of decentralization embodied in the Constitution (Seventy-fourth) Amendment Act, 1992 (relating to municipalities) which came into force on June 1, 1993. Municipalities are now constitutional bodies forming third tier to the federal polity of India. Taking into account the existing and future scenario, Government of India has launched, in recent years, a number of schemes/programmes to augment and modernize urban infrastructure. Development of smart cities is a step in that direction. The Smart Cities Mission, launched by the Prime Minister in June 2015, will cover 100 cities and its duration will be 5 years (2015-16 to 2019-20). The first list of 20 urban areas that will be developed as smart cities was announced by the Government on January 28, 2016. 13 more cities were added to the list on May 24, 2016, making a total of 33 cities. This book provides a detailed account of problems arising from growing urbanization in India. It particularly focuses on policies and programmes of the Government to deal with the challenges posed by rising urbanization which is attributable in large measure, to migration of rural people to urban areas in search of employment and a better standard of living.

Sustainable Urban Transport Financing from the Sidewalk to the Subway

Sustainable Urban Transport Financing from the Sidewalk to the Subway
Author: Arturo Ardila-Gomez,Adriana OrtegÃ3n-Sánchez
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2015-12-31
ISBN 10: 1464807574
ISBN 13: 9781464807572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Urban Transport Financing from the Sidewalk to the Subway Book Review:

Urban transport systems are essential for economic development and improving citizens' quality of life. To establish high-quality and affordable transport systems, cities must ensure their financial sustainability to fund new investments in infrastructure while also funding maintenance and operation of existing facilities and services. However, many cities in developing countries are stuck in an "underfunding trap" for urban transport, in which large up-front investments are needed for new transport infrastructure that will improve the still small-scale, and perhaps, poor-quality systems, but revenue is insufficient to cover maintenance and operation expenses, let alone new investment projects. The urban transport financing gap in these cities is further widened by the implicit subsidies for the use of private cars, which represent a minority of trips but contribute huge costs in terms of congestion, sprawl, accidents, and pollution. Using an analytical framework based on the concept of "Who Benefits Pays," 24 types of financing instruments are assessed in terms of their social, economic and environmental impacts and their ability to fund urban transport capital investments, operational expenses, and maintenance. Urban transport financing needs to be based on an appropriate mix of complementary financing instruments. In particular for capital investments, a combination of grants †“from multiple levels of government†“ and loans together with investments through public private partnerships could finance large projects that benefit society. Moreover, the property tax emerges as a key financing instrument for capital, operation, and maintenance expenses. By choosing the most appropriate mix of financing instruments and focusing on wise investments, cities can design comprehensive financing for all types of urban transport projects, using multi-level innovative revenue sources that promote efficient pricing schemes, increase overall revenue, strengthen sustainable transport, and cover capital investments, operation, and maintenance for all parts of a public transport system, "from the sidewalk to the subway."

From Poverty, Inequality to Smart City

From Poverty, Inequality to Smart City
Author: Fumihiko Seta,Joy Sen,Arindam Biswas,Ajay Khare
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2016-12-16
ISBN 10: 9811021414
ISBN 13: 9789811021411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Poverty, Inequality to Smart City Book Review:

This book is a comprehensive document visualizing the future of built environment from a multidisciplinary dimension, with special emphasis on the Indian scenario. The multidisciplinary focus would be helpful for the readers to cross-refer and understand others' perspectives. The text also includes case studies substantiating theoretical research. This method of composition helps the book to maintain rational balance among theory, research and its contextual application. The book comprises selected papers from the National Conference on Sustainable Built Environment. The chapters provide varied viewpoints on the core issues of urbanization and planning, especially in the economically diverse Indian market. This compilation would be of interest to students, researchers, professionals and policy makers.

The Hidden Wealth of Cities

The Hidden Wealth of Cities
Author: Jon Kher Kaw,Hyunji Lee,Sameh Wahba
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2020-02-13
ISBN 10: 1464814937
ISBN 13: 9781464814938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Wealth of Cities Book Review:

In every city, the urban spaces that form the public realm—ranging from city streets, neighborhood squares, and parks to public facilities such as libraries and markets—account for about one-third of the city’s total land area, on average. Despite this significance, the potential for these public-space assets—typically owned and managed by local governments—to transform urban life and city functioning is often overlooked for many reasons: other pressing city priorities arising from rapid urbanization, poor urban planning, and financial constraints. The resulting degradation of public spaces into congested, vehicle-centric, and polluted places often becomes a liability, creating a downward spiral that leads to a continuous drain on public resources and exacerbating various city problems. In contrast, the cities that invest in the creation of human-centered, environmentally sustainable, economically vibrant, and socially inclusive places—in partnership with government entities, communities, and other private stakeholders—perform better. They implement smart and sustainable strategies across their public space asset life cycles to yield returns on investment far exceeding monetary costs, ultimately enhancing city livability, resilience, and competitiveness. The Hidden Wealth of Cities: Creating, Financing, and Managing Public Spaces discusses the complexities that surround the creation and management of successful public spaces and draws on the analyses and experiences from city case studies from around the globe. This book identifies—through the lens of asset management—a rich palette of creative and innovative strategies that every city can undertake to plan, finance, and manage both government-owned and privately owned public spaces.

Smart Cities

Smart Cities
Author: Oliver Gassmann,Jonas Böhm,Maximilian Palmié
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-06-14
ISBN 10: 1787696154
ISBN 13: 9781787696150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities Book Review:

Transforming cities through digital innovations is becoming an imperative for every city. However, city ecosystems widely struggle to start, manage and execute the transformation. This book aims to give a comprehensive overview of all facets of the Smart City transformation and provides concrete tools, checklists, and guiding frameworks.

Governing and Financing Cities in the Developing World

Governing and Financing Cities in the Developing World
Author: Roy Bahl,Johannes F. Linn
Publsiher: Lincoln Inst of Land Policy
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN 10: 9781558442993
ISBN 13: 1558442995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governing and Financing Cities in the Developing World Book Review:

This report identifies the critical issues and describes current practice, the gap between practice and theory, and potential reform paths. Two core issues are explored: how to manage complex vertical and horizontal urban governance structures, and how to raise the finances to promote efficient, equitable, and sustainable metropolitan growth. The report explores local revenue instruments, with a focus on property-based local taxes and user charges, as well as external revenue sources such as intergovernmental transfers, borrowing, public-private partnerships, and international assistance.

Smart Cities in Asia

Smart Cities in Asia
Author: Yu-Min Joo,Teck-Boon Tan
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-03-28
ISBN 10: 1788972880
ISBN 13: 9781788972888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities in Asia Book Review:

At a time when Asia is rapidly growing in global influence, this much-needed and insightful book bridges two major current policy topics in order to offer a unique study of the latest smart city archetypes emerging throughout Asia. Highlighting the smart city aspirations of Asian countries and their role in Asian governments’ new development strategies, this book draws out timely narratives and insights from a uniquely Asian context and policymaking space.

Getting to Smart Growth

Getting to Smart Growth
Author: Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities Area
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D01950673B
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transforming Cities with Transit

Transforming Cities with Transit
Author: Hiroaki Suzuki,Robert Cervero,Kanako Iuchi
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN 10: 0821397508
ISBN 13: 9780821397503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Cities with Transit Book Review:

'Transforming Cities with Transit' explores the complex process of transit and land-use integration and provides policy recommendations and implementation strategies for effective integration in rapidly growing cities in developing countries.

The Infrastructure Finance Challenge

The Infrastructure Finance Challenge
Author: Ingo Walter
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN 10: 1783742968
ISBN 13: 9781783742967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Infrastructure Finance Challenge Book Review:

Infrastructure and its effects on economic growth, social welfare, and sustainability receive a great deal of attention today. There is widespread agreement that infrastructure is a key dimension of global development and that its impact reaches deep into the broader economy with important and multifaceted implications for social progress. At the same time, infrastructure finance is among the most complex and challenging areas in the global financial architecture. Ingo Walter, Professor Emeritus of Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics at the Stern School of Business, New York University, and his team of experts tackle the issue by focussing on key findings backed by serious theoretical and empirical research. The result is a set of viable guideposts for researchers, policy-makers, students and anybody interested in the varied challenges of the contemporary economy.

Artificial Intelligence: Anthropogenic Nature vs. Social Origin

Artificial Intelligence: Anthropogenic Nature vs. Social Origin
Author: Elena G. Popkova,Bruno S. Sergi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 878
Release: 2020-02-22
ISBN 10: 3030393194
ISBN 13: 9783030393199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence: Anthropogenic Nature vs. Social Origin Book Review:

This book presents advanced research studies on the topic of artificial intelligence as a component of social and economic relations and processes. It gathers research papers from the International Research-to-Practice Conference “The 21st Century from the Positions of Modern Science: Intellectual, Digital and Innovative Aspects” (May 23–24, 2019, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) and the International Research-to-Practice Conference “Economics of Pleasure: a Science of Enjoying Economic Activities” (October 3–5, 2019, Prague, Czech Republic). Both conferences were organized by the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization “Institute of Scientific Communications” (Volgograd). What sets this book apart from other publications on the topic of artificial intelligence is that it approaches AI not as a technological tool, but as an economic entity. Bringing together papers by representatives of various fields of social and human knowledge, it systematically reflects on various economic, social, and legal aspects of the creation, application, and development of artificial intelligence. Given the multidisciplinary nature of its content, the book will appeal to a broad target audience, including those engaged in developing AI (scientific research institutes and universities), and Industry 4.0 enterprises interested in its implementation, as well as state regulators for the digital economy.

Low-Carbon Smart Cities

Low-Carbon Smart Cities
Author: Kwi-Gon Kim
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2017-07-10
ISBN 10: 3319596187
ISBN 13: 9783319596181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low-Carbon Smart Cities Book Review:

This book aims to integrate climate mitigation and adaptation tools into conventional urban planning. It emphasizes the value and importance of ICT as connected technology. The author believes that ICT and IOT can facilitate controlling climate change attributes when deployed with appropriate ingredients and composition in cities in an integrated comprehensive manner. It was written with the author's firm belief that cities play an important role in mitigating climate change by reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, or by trading emission permits and selling Certified Emission Rights (CERs). This book looks at green growth based on the circular economy using green smart technology as a sustainable tool for green economic development. Also for climate change adaptation, cities have to take actions to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change on people, property and ecosystems in the urban planning process. It has been written with the author's works for Urban Environment Accords (UEA) and International Urban Training Center (IUTC) in collaboration with UNEP, World Bank, UNFCCC and UN-HABITAT. It can be used as a training source book for city climate planners and urban practitioners of local governments. It will be utilized as a more practical guidebook for climate change policy makers as well as a futuristic research agenda for next generations.

Innovative Solutions for Creating Sustainable Cities

Innovative Solutions for Creating Sustainable Cities
Author: Sylvie Albert
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN 10: 152753927X
ISBN 13: 9781527539273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Solutions for Creating Sustainable Cities Book Review:

How do we prepare for and manage the challenges and the transformations that are increasingly confronting cities? Solutions are necessary for the impacts expected from the global population movement toward urban centres; the evolution of technologies and its influence on the economy; the evolving socio-cultural fabric of our cities and what it means for citizen engagement and happiness; and for the increasing need to protect and better manage the environment. The series of essays presented here will help governments, organizations, and concerned citizens think differently about ways we can improve the places we call home. It will stimulate local stakeholders to move away from silo-thinking and work collaboratively toward innovative solutions to make cities more liveable and sustainable. The volume brings together international experts on development, innovation, education, health, digitalization, and planning to provide stimulating new ideas and successful examples of tools and systems being used worldwide to improve the future of cities.

The Korean Journal of Policy Studies

The Korean Journal of Policy Studies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P01110511X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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