Alternative Routes to the Sustainable City

Alternative Routes to the Sustainable City

Architecture • Urban Studies " This book offers a unique , pragmatic approach to questions of sustainable urbanism . By looking at three cities with different histories and politics , Steven A. Moore allows the reader to see the ...

Author: Steven A. Moore

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739115340

Category: Architecture

Page: 245

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Dr. Steven A. Moore investigates the exemplary cities of Austin, Texas, Curitiba, Brazil, and Frankfurt, Germany to examine how each city has approached and maintained sustainability, and thus stimulated economic growth, preserved threatened ecosystems, and improved social equity. These three cities have successfully developed different dispositions toward politics, nature, and technology, proving that there is no single abstract model or universal checklist but different approaches for different people.
Categories: Architecture

The Sustainable City

The Sustainable City

There is no clear, agreed-to definition of a sustainable city in the literature, though such definitions often include a range ... In 1991, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNCHS) Sustainable Cities Programme defined a ...

Author: Steven Cohen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231543972

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 245

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Living sustainably is not just about preserving the wilderness or keeping nature pristine. The transition to a green economy depends on cities. For the first time in human history, the majority of the people on the planet live in urban areas. If we are to avert climate catastrophe, we will need our cities to coexist with nature without destroying it. Many places are already investing in the infrastructure of the future—including renewable energy, energy efficiency, mass and personal transit, and advanced sewage and waste management—but the modern city still has a long way to go. In The Sustainable City, Steven Cohen provides a broad and engaging overview of the urban systems of the twenty-first century, surveying policies and projects already under way in cities around the world and pointing to more ways progress can be made. Cohen discusses the sustainable city from an organizational-management and public-policy perspective that emphasizes the local level, looking at case studies of existing legislation, programs, and public-private partnerships that strive to align modern urban life and sustainability. From waste management in Beijing to energy infrastructure in Africa to public space in Washington, D.C., there are concrete examples of what we can do right now. Cohen synthesizes the disparate strands of sustainable city planning in an approachable and applicable guide that highlights how these issues touch our lives on a daily basis, whether the transportation we take, where our energy comes from, or what becomes of our food waste. Providing recommendations and insights with immediacy and relevance, this book has invaluable lessons for anyone seeking to link public policy to promoting a sustainable lifestyle.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Sustainable City V

The Sustainable City V

urban. development. boundary. as. a. planning. tool. for. sustainable. urban. form. E. J. Cilliers & C. B. Schoeman North West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa Abstract The urban core is the heart of all spatial ...

Author: A. Gospodini

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781845641283

Category: Architecture

Page: 737

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of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In The Sustainable City V many interrelated aspects of the urban environment from transport and mobility to social exclusions and crime prevention are addressed. The papers included were originally presented at the Fifth International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability and will be of interest to city planners, architects, environmental engineers and all academics, professionals and practitioners working in the wide range of disciplines associated with creating a viable urban environment.In this book the papers are published under the following topics: Architectural issues; Cultural heritage; Energy resources systems; Environmental management; Healthy cities; Indicators: ecological, economic, social; Land use and management; Mega cities; Planning issues; Planning, development and management; Public safety; Revitalisation strategies; Socio-economic issues; Spatial modelling; Strategy; Sustainable transportation and transport integration; The community and the city; Traffic and transportation; Urban-rural relationships.
Categories: Architecture

The Sustainable City VII

The Sustainable City VII

Urban Regeneration and Sustainability M. Pacetti, G. Passerini, C.A. Brebbia, G. Latini. A. sustainable. city. for. the. career. woman. M. Goldman. English and Media Studies, Bentley University, USA ...

Author: M. Pacetti

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781845645786

Category: Architecture

Page: 1312

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Containing research on sustainable urban redevelopment presented at the latest in a biennial series organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology, this book addresses an area of growing interest. The conference series was first held in 2000. These proceedings are split into two volumes. Urban areas produce a series of environmental challenges arising from the consumption of natural resources and the consequent generation of waste and pollution, contributing to the development of social and economic imbalances. All these problems, which continue to grow in our society, require the development of new solutions. Topics include: Volume I – Urban Strategies; Eco-town Planning; Planning, development and management; Planning, development and management for urban conservation and regeneration; Case studies; Landscape planning and design; Environmental management; Intelligent environments and emerging technologies. Volume II – Sustainable energy and the city; Waterfront developments; The community and the city; Quality of life; Cultural heritage issues; Transportation; Planning for risk; Planning for risk; Transport models in emergency conditions; Industrial wastes as raw materials; Waste management; Safety and security; The city heritage.
Categories: Architecture

The Sustainable City XIII

The Sustainable City XIII

Such a change requires active cooperation between citizens, city management and the economy. Citizens should be better informed, and awareness raised on the importance of the sustainable use and preservation of the environment and ...

Author: S. Mambretti

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781784663551

Category: Architecture

Page: 734

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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.
Categories: Architecture

The Sustainable City XV

The Sustainable City XV

[10] Novotny, V. & Novotny E.V., Water centric cities of the future: Towards macro scale assessment of sustainability. Water Sensitive Communities, eds C. Howe & C. Mitchell, IWA Publishing, 2011. [11] Novotny, V., Sustainable urban ...

Author: S. Syngellakis

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781784664473

Category: Architecture

Page: 662

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Consisting of presented papers from the 15th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, the included works address various aspects of the urban environment and provide solutions leading towards sustainability. Urban areas result in a series of environmental challenges varying from the consumption of natural resources and the subsequent generation of waste and pollution, contributing to the development of social and economic imbalances. As cities continue to grow all over the world, these problems tend to become more acute and require the development of new solutions. The challenge of planning sustainable contemporary cities lies in considering the dynamics of urban systems, exchange of energy and matter, and the function and maintenance of ordered structures directly or indirectly supplied and maintained by natural systems. The task of researchers is to improve the capacity to manage human activities, pursuing welfare and prosperity in the urban environment. Any investigation or planning on a city ought to consider the relationships between the parts and their connections with the living world. The dynamics of its networks (flows of energy matter, people, goods, information and other resources) are fundamental for an understanding of the evolving nature of today’s cities. Large cities represent a fertile ground for architects, engineers, city planners, social and political scientists, and other professionals able to conceive new ideas and time them according to technological advances and human requirements. Coastal areas and coastal cities are an important area covered in this volume as they have some specific features. Their strategic location facilitates transportation and the development of related activities, but this requires the existence of large ports, with the corresponding increase in maritime and road traffic and all its inherent negative effects. This requires the development of well-planned and managed urban environments, not only for reasons of efficiency and economics but also to avoid inflicting environmental degradation that causes the deterioration of natural resources, quality of life and human health. These research papers put a focus on sustainability across the multidisciplinary components of urban planning, the challenges presented by the increasing size of cities, the number of resources required and the complexity of modern society.
Categories: Architecture

Science for the Sustainable City

Science for the Sustainable City

Empirical Insights from the Baltimore School of Urban Ecology Steward T. A. Pickett, Mary L. Cadenasso, J. Morgan Grove. CHAPTER FIVE Stewardship Networks and the Evolution of Environmental Governance for the Sustainable City Michele ...

Author: Steward T. A. Pickett

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300249385

Category: Science

Page: 448

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A presentation of key findings and insights from over two decades of research, education, and community engagement in the acclaimed Baltimore Ecosystem Study In a world of more than seven billion people—who mostly reside in cities and towns—the Baltimore Ecosystem Study is recognized as a pioneer in modern urban social-ecological science. After two decades of research, education, and community engagement, there are insights to share, generalizations to examine, and research needs to highlight. This timely volume synthesizes the key findings, melds the perspectives of different disciplines, and celebrates the benefits of interacting with diverse communities and institutions in improving Baltimore’s ecology. These widely applicable insights from Baltimore contribute to our understanding the ecology of other cities, provide a comparison for the global process of urbanization, and inform establishment of urban ecological research elsewhere. Comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and highly original, it gives voice to the wide array of specialists who have contributed to this living urban laboratory.
Categories: Science

Pragmatic Justifications for the Sustainable City

Pragmatic Justifications for the Sustainable City

Sustainable. City. What can justice and sustainability mean, pragmatically speaking, in today's cities? Can justice be the basis on which the practices of city building rely? Can this recognition constitute sustainability in city ...

Author: Meg Holden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317309482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

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What can justice and sustainability mean, pragmatically speaking, in today’s cities? Can justice be the basis on which the practices of city building rely? Can this recognition constitute sustainability in city building, from a pragmatic perspective? Today, we are faced with a mountain of reasons to lose hope in any prospect of moving closer to justice and sustainability from our present position in civilization. Pragmatic Justifications for the Sustainable City: Acting in the Common Place offers a critical and philosophical approach to revaluating the way in which we think and talk about the "sustainable city" to ensure that we neither lose the thread of our urban history, nor the means to live well amidst diversity of all kinds. By building and rebuilding better habits of urban thinking, this book promotes the reconstruction of moral thinking, paving the way for a new urban sustainability model of justice. Utilizing multidisciplinary case studies and building upon anti-foundationalist principles, this book offers a pragmatic interpretation of sustainable development concepts within our emerging global urban context and will be a valuable resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as academics and professionals in the areas of urban and planning policy, sociology, and urban and environmental geography.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Sustainable City II

The Sustainable City II

Urban Regeneration and Sustainability C. A. Brebbia, J. F. Martin-Duque, Lal Chand Wadhwa. □□Mil Towards a sustainable city: roles, behaviour and attitudes of citizens,

Author: C. A. Brebbia

Publisher: Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics

ISBN: 1853129178

Category: Architecture

Page: 1034

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Urban areas produce a series of environmental problems that arise from the consumption of natural resources and the consequent generation of waste and pollution. These problems are continuing to grow and new solutions, without adverse effects, therefore need to be developed in order to maintain the quality of life desired by the community.
Categories: Architecture

Aesthetics Functionality and Desirability of the Sustainable City

Aesthetics  Functionality and Desirability of the Sustainable City

Cataloguing data can be found at the end of this publication Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1997 ISBN 92-827-4923-1 Volume IV Aesthetics, Functionality and Desirability of the Sustainable City ...

Author: Maurice Culot

Publisher: European Communities

ISBN: 9282749231

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Categories: Social Science