Sustainable Mega City Communities

Sustainable Mega City Communities
Author: Woodrow W. Clark
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: 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 Communities

Sustainable Communities
Author: Woodrow W. Clark II
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2010-01-12
ISBN 10: 9781441902191
ISBN 13: 1441902198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Communities Book Review:

This book would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of each of the chapter authors. For some authors, writing a chapter was beyond their “9–5” job, and this book re?ects their commitment to sustainability at the local level for their communities. To every chapter author and their staff, friends, and families, thank you. This dynamic and paradigm-changing volume on the topic of sustainable development is focused on communities such as cities, schools, and colleges where the future of our families and children are most at risk. We must act today as each of the chapters represents in their presentations. This book marks a new era: the Third Industrial Revolution. The new age of the Third Industrial Revolution has been labeled by some as the “green era” or “green economy,” but it had already started around the world, especially in Europe and Japan, for over a decade – since the end of the 20th c- tury. More signi?cantly, the book highlights people and communities who have a shared concern and vision along with the will and determination to enact programs and polices that make sustainable development real – not just political rhetoric or “branding” or even the current “buzz word” for obtaining funds and grants. The book presents “The Sequel to an Inconvenient Truth” – actual examples of how c- munities can and have changed in order to mitigate climate change. Again, thanks to everyone and their colleagues.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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).

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.

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.

Building Sustainable Cities of the Future

Building Sustainable Cities of the Future
Author: Justin Bishop
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2017-08-28
ISBN 10: 3319544586
ISBN 13: 9783319544588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Sustainable Cities of the Future Book Review:

This book draws upon the expertise of academic researchers, urban planners and architects to explore the challenge of building the sustainable cities of the future. It addresses this challenge by considering current cities and those of the near future, and creates a picture of the sustainable city from the bottom up. Individual chapters cover topics such as transport, energy supply, sustainable urbanism and promoting social equality in large infrastructure projects. Real-world examples are presented to illustrate how systems thinking is used to integrate different components of a city so as to ensure that the whole is more sustainable than its parts. Written in an accessible style, this book is intended for general readers as much as it is for students and researchers interested in sustainable cities and related topics. It is also ideal for urban planners seeking best-practice guidelines for sustainable urban development.

The World s Cities

The World s Cities
Author: Andrew James Jacobs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0415894859
ISBN 13: 9780415894852
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.

Happy City

Happy City
Author: Charles Montgomery
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-09-29
ISBN 10: 9780385669146
ISBN 13: 0385669143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happy City Book Review:

"Happy City is not only readable but stimulating. It raises issues most of us have avoided for too long. Do we live in neighbourhoods that make us happy? That is not a silly question. Montgomery encourages us to ask it without embarrassment, and to think intelligently about the answer." --The New York Times More of us than ever are moving to inner cities, mixed-use suburbs, and densely constructed towns. Our surroundings have certainly changed--but is city living cheering us up, or are we as gloomy on our walks to the subway as we were on our long predawn commutes? And if that's the case, how can we turn things around? In breezy, vivid prose, Montgomery reports from such exciting and dysfunctional places as Bogotá, once a dangerous, car-obsessed city, now a bike-loving model of civic excellence; California's San Joaquin Valley in the apocalyptic aftermath of the housing crisis; and a suburb of Vancouver, where a power company gathers energy from sewage to provide its citizens with heat and hot water. Full of cutting-edge insights from behavioral economists and leading urban thinkers, Happy City offers a completely new way to examine city life, showing us how small innovations can radically improve our experiences. Practical, genial, and fiercely open-minded, Montgomery has written a brilliant book about what today's cities are getting right--and how tomorrow's cities can do even better.

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.

Eco Responsible Cities and the Global Ocean

Eco Responsible Cities and the Global Ocean
Author: Voula P. Mega
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2018-08-29
ISBN 10: 3319936808
ISBN 13: 9783319936802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco Responsible Cities and the Global Ocean Book Review:

This book examines the nexus of cities and oceans and the interrelations between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 11 and 14, just after the first two critical years following the milestone year of hope in 2015. It advocates for actions both for sustainable cities, the largest interconnected and only human ecosystem, and for the global ocean that is the largest physical ecosystem. Cutting-edge concepts and actions are presented by and for cities and oceans, following the global engagements during the years 2015-2017. In the era of global geopolitics, cities offer major democratic spaces between the micro-regulations of the local communities and the governance of the global commons. The role of education, trust, and citizen empowerment cannot be stressed enough. This book offers an evidence-based, holistic and integrated view of key urban and ocean sustainability issues at the horizon of 2030 and of 2050. The chapters cover the most prominent issues at the heart of the matter, and highlight systemic multi-stakeholder eco-responses towards sustainability with economic, social, environmental dimensions, including political and cultural aspects. This book offers a full exploration of cities and seas with an emphasis on vigorous paradigm shifts, redesigning human systems, and reconciling them with nature. Building on robust evidence, and transformational cases, it provides structured advice for world leaders, stakeholders and scholars.

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: 1928374650XXX
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.

Climate Health Risks in Megacities

Climate Health Risks in Megacities
Author: Cesar Marolla
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN 10: 1498767753
ISBN 13: 9781498767750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Health Risks in Megacities Book Review:

Climate Health Risks in Megacities: Sustainable Management and Strategic Planning courageously confronts the immense challenges of alleviating climate change and takes the initiative to layout an agenda that calls for action in the rapidly changing landscape of our global climate. This guide provides a constructive methodology for developing and implementing risk management and operational continuity management systems to climate change effects on urban populations. It addresses key issues such as physical location, proper sanitation, food security and vector-borne diseases against the backdrop of climate change, and then model its effect on the urban dwellers. The author also reveals the benefits of implementing a unique risk management approach to combat global threats and focuses on building urban resilience in the face of disasters. Prepared with a comprehensive and forward-thinking style, this book draws on indispensable case studies in key megacities like New York, Los Angeles, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, London, Mumbai, and Lagos, and links researchers, scientists, city’s mayors, environmentalists, policy-makers and world leaders from central areas to review, reflect, and expound on future directions.

Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism
Author: Dr. David A. Fennell,Prof. Chris Cooper
Publsiher: Channel View Publications
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2020-01-30
ISBN 10: 1845417682
ISBN 13: 9781845417680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Tourism Book Review:

This new textbook provides a comprehensive overview of sustainable tourism framed around the UN’s sustainable development goals. It examines the origins and dimensions of sustainable tourism and offers a detailed account of sustainable initiatives and management across destinations, the tourism industry, public sector and leading agencies. The book explores the principal values and priorities in sustainable development through a better understanding of values, ethics and human nature. It covers a broad range of studies from an array of disciplinary perspectives and includes learning objectives, discussion questions and international case studies throughout. It is an important text for students and researchers in tourism and sustainability.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 9 10

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 9 10
Author: Ray C. Anderson,Louis Kotzé,Stephen Morse
Publsiher: Berkshire Publishing Group
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2012-10-31
ISBN 10: 1933782749
ISBN 13: 9781933782744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 9 10 Book Review:

Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability focuses on the geographic area where humans originated and first began to make use of the natural world - Earth's largest landmass, stretching from Portugal in the west across the steppes of Russia and south across Africa to the Cape of Good Hope. By examining the history of human expansion, as well as 21st century pressures to address ecosystem damage across the region, international scholars and regional experts weave sustainability into core curricular subjects. The interdisciplinary coverage includes national and regional environmental histories, as well as business and commerce, migration, educational institutions, law and government, and the lifestyles of diverse populations.