Metropolitan Sustainability

Global populations have grown rapidly in recent decades, leading to ever increasing demands for shelter, resources, energy and utilities. Coupled with the worldwide need to achieve lower impact buildings and conservation of resources, the need to achieve sustainability in urban environments has never been more acute. This book critically reviews the fundamental issues and applied science, engineering and technology that will enable all cities to achieve a greater level of metropolitan sustainability, and assist nations in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations. Part one introduces key issues related to metropolitan sustainability, including the use of both urban metabolism and benefit cost analysis. Part two focuses on urban land use and the environmental impact of the built environment. The urban heat island effect, redevelopment of brownfield sites and urban agriculture are discussed in depth, before part three goes on to explore urban air pollution and emissions control. Urban water resources, reuse and management are explored in part four, followed by a study of urban energy supply and management in part five. Solar, wind and bioenergy, the role of waste-to-energy systems in the urban infrastructure, and smart energy for cities are investigated. Finally, part six considers sustainable urban development, transport and planning. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Metropolitan sustainability is an essential resource for low-impact building engineers, sustainability consultants and architects, town and city planners, local/municipal authorities, and national and non-governmental bodies, and provides a thorough overview for academics of all levels in this field. Critically reviews the fundamental issues and applied science, engineering and technology that will enable all cities to achieve a greater level of metropolitan sustainability Will assist nations in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations Chapters discuss urban land use, the environmental impact of the build environment, the urban heat island effect, urban air pollution and emissions control, among other topics

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  • Author : F Zeman
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 776 pages
  • ISBN : 085709646X
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Metropolitan Sustainability

Metropolitan Sustainability
  • Author : F Zeman
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 11 September 2012
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Global populations have grown rapidly in recent decades, leading to ever increasing demands for shelter, resources, energy and utilities. Coupled with the worldwide need to achieve lower impact buildings and conservation of resources, the need to achieve sustainability in urban environments has never been more acute. This book critically reviews the fundamental issues and applied science, engineering and technology that will enable all cities to achieve a greater level of metropolitan sustainability, and assist nations in meeting the needs of

Ecologies of Urbanism in India

Ecologies of Urbanism in India
  • Author : Anne M. Rademacher,K. Sivaramakrishnan
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release : 01 March 2013
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Essays follow rapidly proliferating and resource-intensive Indian urbanism in everyday environments. Case studies on nature conservation in cities, urban housing and slum development, waste management, urban planning, and contestations over the quality of air, water, and sanitation in Delhi and Mumbai illuminate urban ecology per?spectives throughout the twentieth century. The collection highlights how struggles over the environment and one's quality of life in urban centers are increasingly framed in terms of their future place in a landscape of global

Steering the Metropolis

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  • Author : Inter American Development Bank,United Nations Human Settlements Programme,Development Bank of Latin America
  • Publisher : Inter-American Development Bank
  • Release : 24 October 2017
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A distinctive feature of urbanization in the last 50 years is the expansion of urban populations and built development well beyond what was earlier conceived as the city limit, resulting in metropolitan areas. This is challenging the relevance of traditional municipal boundaries, and by extension, traditional governing structures and institutions. "Steering the Metropolis: Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Urban Development,” encompasses the reflections of thought and practice leaders on the underlying premises for governing metropolitan space, sectoral adaptations of those premises, and

Governing the Fragmented Metropolis

Governing the Fragmented Metropolis
  • Author : Christina D. Rosan
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 18 October 2016
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Today the challenges facing our nation's metropolitan regions are enormous: demographic change, aging infrastructure, climate change mitigation and adaptation, urban sprawl, spatial segregation, gentrification, education, housing affordability, regional equity, and more. Unfortunately, local governments do not have the capacity to respond to the interlocking set of problems facing metropolitan regions, and future challenges such as population growth and climate change will not make it easier. But will we ever have a more effective and sustainable approach to developing the metropolitan

Networked Governance

Networked Governance
  • Author : Jack W. Meek,Kurt Thurmaier
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release : 10 October 2011
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In a unique contributed volume that features chapters written by top scholars paired with practitioner responses, students can see just how much the landscape of intergovernmental relations has evolved in recent years, with diminishing vertical flows of resources, and increased horizontal flows in the form of cross-jurisdictional and interlocal collaboration.

Planning for Sustainability

Planning for Sustainability
  • Author : Stephen M. Wheeler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 18 July 2013
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How can human communities sustain a long-term existence on a small planet? This challenge grows ever more urgent as the threat of global warming increases. Planning for Sustainability presents a wide-ranging, intellectually well-grounded and accessible introduction to the concept of planning for more sustainable and livable communities. The text explores topics such as how more compact and walkable cities and towns might be created, how local ecosystems can be restored, how social inequalities might be reduced, how greenhouse gas emissions

Metropolitan Regions, Planning and Governance

Metropolitan Regions, Planning and Governance
  • Author : Karsten Zimmermann,Daniel Galland,John Harrison
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 24 October 2019
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The aim of this book is to investigate contemporary processes of metropolitan change and approaches to planning and governing metropolitan regions. To do so, it focuses on four central tenets of metropolitan change in terms of planning and governance: institutional approaches, policy mobilities, spatial imaginaries, and planning styles. The book’s main contribution lies in providing readers with a new conceptual and analytical framework for researching contemporary dynamics in metropolitan regions. It will chiefly benefit researchers and students in planning,

Metropolitan Governing

Metropolitan Governing
  • Author : Eran Razin,Patrick J. Smith,Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim. Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies,Israel Association for Canadian Studies
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release : 04 December 2006
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Metropolitan reforms have been implemented in Canada at a scale and frequency greater than anywhere else in the democratic world. Recent Canadian metropolitan reforms are setting precedents and could influence metropolitan agendas worldwide. This edited collection deals with the recent local government reforms in major Canadian cities—Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, and Vancouver—and provides comparative insights from other countries—Britain, the United States, Korea, and Israel. Steps undertaken by Canadian provinces have seemingly preferred in some cases ‘old regionalism'

Resetting the Compass

Resetting the Compass
  • Author : David Yencken,Debra Wilkinson
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Release : 05 November 2001
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Resetting the Compass: Australia's Journey Towards Sustainability Updated Edition sets out Australia's environmental problems in their global context and explains what is now needed to fix them. It also illustrates how ecological sustainability can be achieved together with economic, social and cultural sustainability. The book examines the pressures on our environment from population growth, consumption patterns and technological change. The specific actions needed to deal with each of the problems identified are described in detail. This Edition includes: *Assessments from

Sustainable Cities Reimagined

Sustainable Cities Reimagined
  • Author : Stanislav E. Shmelev
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 22 October 2019
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To assess urban sustainability performance, this book explores several clusters of cities, including megacities, cities of the Global South, European and North American cities, cities of the Middle East and North Africa, cities of Central and South East Asia, a city state of Singapore and a large group of global cities. It applies a multi-criteria approach using a panel of environmental, economic, social and smart indicators to assess progress and policies in global cities including London, New York, Hong Kong,

Evaluation of the Built Environment for Sustainability

Evaluation of the Built Environment for Sustainability
  • Author : Vicenzo Bentivegna,P.S. Brandon,Patrizia Lombardi
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 02 September 2003
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Sustainability in the built environment is a major issue facing policy-makers, planners, developers and designers in the UK, Europe and worldwide. The measuring of buildings and cities for sustainability becomes increasingly important as pressure for green, sustainable development translates into policy and legislation. The problems of such measurement and evaluation are presented by the authors in contributions which move from the general to the particular, e.g. from a general framework for an environmentally sustainable form of urban development to

Reimagining Sustainable Cities

Reimagining Sustainable Cities
  • Author : Stephen M. Wheeler
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 07 December 2021
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A cutting-edge, solutions-oriented analysis of how we can reimagine cities around the world to build sustainable futures. What would it take to make urban places greener, more affordable, more equitable, and healthier for everyone? In recent years, cities have stepped up efforts to address climate and sustainability crises. But progress has not been fast enough or gone deep enough. If communities are to thrive in the future, we need to quickly imagine and implement an entirely new approach to urban

Governing Urban Regions Through Collaboration

Governing Urban Regions Through Collaboration
  • Author : Joël Thibert
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 22 April 2016
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With the demise of the Old Regionalist project of achieving good regional governance through amalgamation, voluntary collaboration has become the modus operandi of a large number of North American metropolitan regions. Although many researchers have become interested in regional collaboration and its determinants, few have specifically studied its outcomes. This book contributes to filling this gap by critically re-evaluating the fundamental premise of the New Regionalism, which is that regional problems can be solved without regional/higher government. In particular,

Climate Change and Health

Climate Change and Health
  • Author : Walter Leal Filho,Ulisses M. Azeiteiro,Fátima Alves
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 24 March 2016
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A major objective of this volume is to create and share knowledge about the socio-economic, political and cultural dimensions of climate change. The authors analyze the effects of climate change on the social and environmental determinants of the health and well-being of communities (i.e. poverty, clean air, safe drinking water, food supplies) and on extreme events such as floods and hurricanes. The book covers topics such as the social and political dimensions of the ebola response, inequalities in urban