Sustainable Mega City Communities

Sustainable Mega City Communities
Author: Woodrow W. Clark
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2020-03-02
ISBN 10: 0128187948
ISBN 13: 9780128187944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Mega City Communities Book Review:

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
Author: Andre Sorensen,Junichiro Okata
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2010-11-18
ISBN 10: 9784431992677
ISBN 13: 4431992677
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.

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.

Towards Sustainable Development for Local Authorities

Towards Sustainable Development for Local Authorities
Author: Malini Mehra,Anne-Mette Jørgensen,Agence européenne pour l'environnement,European Environment Agency
Publsiher: Bernan Assoc
Total Pages: 155
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042176704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Sustainable Development for Local Authorities Book Review:

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

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.

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.

Urban Sustainability Transitions

Urban Sustainability Transitions
Author: Niki Frantzeskaki,Vanesa Castán Broto,Lars Coenen,Derk Loorbach
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN 10: 1351855956
ISBN 13: 9781351855952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Sustainability Transitions Book Review:

The world’s population is currently undergoing a significant transition towards urbanisation, with the UN expecting that 70% of people globally will live in cities by 2050. Urbanisation has multiple political, cultural, environmental and economic dimensions that profoundly influence social development and innovation. This fundamental long-term transformation will involve the realignment of urban society’s technologies and infrastructures, culture and lifestyles, as well as governance and institutional frameworks. Such structural systemic realignments can be referred to as urban sustainability transitions: fundamental and structural changes in urban systems through which persistent societal challenges are addressed, such as shifts towards urban farming, renewable decentralised energy systems, and social economies. This book provides new insights into how sustainability transitions unfold in different types of cities across the world and explores possible strategies for governing urban transitions, emphasising the co-evolution of material and institutional transformations in socio-technical and socio-ecological systems. With case studies of mega-cities such as Seoul, Tokyo, New York and Adelaide, medium-sized cities such as Copenhagen, Cape Town and Portland, and nonmetropolitan cities such as Freiburg, Ghent and Brighton, the book provides an opportunity to reflect upon the comparability and transferability of theoretical/conceptual constructs and governance approaches across geographical contexts. Urban Sustainability Transitions is key reading for students and scholars working in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Urban Studies, Urban Policy and Planning.

Sustainable Development and the Future of Cities

Sustainable Development and the Future of Cities
Author: Universität Trier. Zentrum für Europäische Studien,Unesco. Management of Social Transformations Program
Publsiher: Intermediate Technology
Total Pages: 291
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047790129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Development and the Future of Cities Book Review:

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.

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: 9789400704701
ISBN 13: 9400704704
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.

The Urban Challenge in Africa

The Urban Challenge in Africa
Author: Carole Rakodi
Publsiher: United Nations Univ
Total Pages: 628
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047128767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Urban Challenge in Africa Book Review:

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.

Megacities Labour Communications

Megacities  Labour   Communications
Author: Thian Ser Toh
Publsiher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Total Pages: 169
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).

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 and the Coast

Megacities and the Coast
Author: Mark Pelling,Sophie Blackburn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-01-03
ISBN 10: 1135074755
ISBN 13: 9781135074753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Megacities and the Coast Book Review:

Based on a major international study, this volume provides a synthesis of scientific knowledge on megacity urbanization on the coast, environmental impacts, risks and management choices, including a focus on adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management. It is the primary output of a major international scientific project sponsored by the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme, the Land-Ocean Interactions at the Coastal Zone programme of IHDP/IGBP, and others. It brings together the work of over 60 contributing authors and an international review board. It presents the international policy and academic community with an unbiased and high quality assessment of the state-of-the art in areas of social-ecological systems interaction. One of its main messages is that while we know a great deal about megacities of more than ten million people and about urban processes, and about coasts and their physical and ecological processes (aquatic, physical and atmospheric), there is relatively little work that focusses primarily at points of intersection between large-scale urbanization and the coast. The book responds to this gap by providing the first global synthesis of megacity and large urban region urbanization on the coast. Its focus is on environmental and development challenges, climate change and disaster. It is interdisciplinary and brings together world recognised scientists (including many IPCC lead authors) on urban climate and atmosphere, disaster risk management, demography and coastal environments.

Metropolises and Metropolitan Areas

Metropolises and Metropolitan Areas
Author: Tadeusz Marszał,Witold Zmitrowicz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015075623937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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: 1317796853
ISBN 13: 9781317796855
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.

Challenging Sustainability

Challenging Sustainability
Author: Tai-Chee Wong,Brian J. Shaw,Kim Chuan Goh
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish International
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822035680388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenging Sustainability Book Review:

"Challenging Sustainability features contributions made by a group of academic geographers, each documenting recent research findings that identify the complexity of problems facing the region's largest cities and highlight the various ways in which the challenges of sustainability are being met."--BOOK JACKET.

Educating for Sustainability in Japan

Educating for Sustainability in Japan
Author: Jane Singer,Tracey Gannon,Fumiko Noguchi,Yoko Mochizuki
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1317504445
ISBN 13: 9781317504443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educating for Sustainability in Japan Book Review:

Educating for Sustainable Development (ESD) approaches are holistic and interdisciplinary, values-driven, participatory, multi-method, locally relevant and emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving. This book explains how ESD approaches work in the Japanese context; their effects on different stakeholders; and their ultimate potential contribution to society in Japan. It considers ESD in both formal and informal education sectors, recognizing that even when classroom learning takes place it must be place-based and predicated on a specific community context. The book explores not only ‘Why ESD’, but why and how ESD in Japan has gained importance in the past decade and more recently in the wake of the triple disaster of March 2011. It considers how ESD can help Japan recover and adapt to disasters and take initiative in building more resilient and sustainable communities. This volume asks the questions: What are some examples of positive contributions by ESD to sustainability in Japan? What is the role of ESD in Japan in activating people to demand and work towards change? How can schools, universities and non-governmental organizations link with communities to strengthen civic awareness and community action? After an introduction that elucidates the roots and recent promotion of ESD in Japan, part one of this volume looks at the formal education sector in Japan, while part two examines community-based education and sustainability initiatives. The latter revisits the Tohoku region five years on from the events of March 2011, to explore recovery and revitalization efforts by schools, NGOs and residents. This is an invaluable book for postgraduate students, researchers, teachers and policy makers working on ESD.

Megacity Management in the Asian and Pacific Region City and country case studies

Megacity Management in the Asian and Pacific Region  City and country case studies
Author: Jeffry Stubbs,Giles Clarke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822023767353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Megacity Management in the Asian and Pacific Region City and country case studies Book Review:

Mega event Cities Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events

Mega event Cities  Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events
Author: Dr Valerie Viehoff,Professor Gavin Poynter
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-12-28
ISBN 10: 147244017X
ISBN 13: 9781472440174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mega event Cities Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events Book Review:

This book focuses upon the legacies sought by cities that host major sports events. It analyses how governments, the IOC and others define and measure ‘legacy’. It also focuses upon the challenges and opportunities facing future host cities of mega-events and questions what the global shift in geographical location of mega-events means for sports development and the business of sport and what are the attractions for cities seeking to harness the hosting of a mega-event, and whether there may be longer term consequences for the bidding and hosting major sporting events.

The Stationery Office Agency Catalogue

The Stationery Office Agency Catalogue
Author: Stationery Office (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105061952409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stationery Office Agency Catalogue Book Review: