Book
1 online resource (xl, 491 pages) : illustrations (some color)
"Green Infrastructure Implementation provides actionable information that promotes the implementation of green infrastructure. Unlike most publications, which focus on technical design of individual green elements, this book tackles topics that relate directly to the ability to implement green infrastructure. The collection of programmatic and planning topics is unique in current literature, and covers a range of issues from stormwater to public education. Green Infrastructure Implementation identifies obstacles and provides guidance in possible approaches to overcoming them at the programmatic level. It also provides clear and actionable suggestions as to the selection and planning of green infrastructure at different scales and identifies considerations for implementation based on type of practice and specific geographic considerations. Each topic details an assessment of barriers and potential challenges and includes case studies that show how they can be addressed"--Provided by publisher.
Book
179 p. : ill.(chiefly col.), plans ; 29 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
1 online resource (xii, 323 pages) : color illustrations.
  • Smart City Concepts: Chances and Risks of Energy Efficient Urban Development
  • Smart Cities Concept and Challenges: Bases for the Assessment of Smart City Projects Constructing Human Smart Cities
  • An Open Platform for Children's Independent Mobility
  • Architectures and Requirements for the Development of Smart Cities: A Literature Study
  • People in Smart Buildings: Daily Practices in Automated Areas
  • Introducing Flexibility into Data Centers for Smart Cities
  • Automatic Validation for Crowd Simulation: Test Suite for a Pedestrian Simulator based on Different Scenarios
  • A 2DOFvibrational Energy Harvester Exploiting Velocity Amplification: Modeling and Testing
  • Voltage Control in Low Voltage Grids with Distributed Energy Resources: A Droop-based Approach
  • A Sensitivity based Approach for Efficient PMU Deployment on Smart Grid
  • Using Flexibility Information for Planning the Energy Demand of Households
  • Laser Scanner and Camera Fusion for Automatic Obstacle Classification in ADAS Application
  • Vehicle Routing to Minimizing Hybrid Fleet Fuel Consumption
  • Service-Oriented Architecture for Cloud Application Development
  • An Integrated Architecture for Simulation and Modeling of Small- and Medium-sized Transportation and Communication Networks
  • Privacy Endangerment from Protocol Data Sets in VANETs and Countermeasures.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, SMARTGREENS 2015, and the 1st International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems, VEHITS 2015, held in Lisbon, Portugal, in May 2015. The 15 full papers of SMARTGREENS 2015 presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 73 submissions. VEHITS 2015 received 27 paper submissions from which 3 papers were selected and published in this book. The papers reflect topics such as smart cities, energy-aware systems and technologies, sustainable computing and communications, sustainable transportation and smart mobility.
Book
xi, 380 p. : ill.
  • section 1. Introduction and the global and Chinese context
  • section 2. Approaches to policy formulation
  • section 3. Traffic and passenger transport
  • section 4. Freight and logistics
  • section 5. Conclusions.
The volume is based on papers presented at a workshop on the green transport agenda and its implications for Chinese cities, organised by the World Conference on Transport Research Society in September 2010. The five sections of this volume review the challenges facing urban transport internationally and in China. It considers approaches to policy formulation, the challenge of urbam mobility and the development of green sustainable transportation, by reviewing best practice in objective setting, strategy analysis and policy selection, and comparing these with current practice in China. The authors examine passenger transport, and consider a number of current policy interventions in China and compare these with western experience with demand management and new vehicle technologies. Topics include 5D land-use transport model for a high density, rapidly growing city and Contextual requirements for electric vehicles in developed and developing countries. Finally freight and logistics is addressed, including the role of freight villages and milk run strategies, and challenges and policy recommendations for road freight in Shanghai.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781904763 20160612
Book
1 online resource (xiii, 418 p.)
  • 1. Introduction: Megacities, Urban Form, and Sustainability 2. Tokyo's Urban Growth, Urban Form and Sustainability 3. In Search of Sustainable Urban Form for Seoul 4. Sustainable Development, Urban Form, and Megacity Governance and Planning in Tehran 5. Re-Forming the Megacity: Calcutta and the Rural-Urban Interface 6. Landscapes of Water in Delhi: Negotiating Global Norms and Local Cultures 7. Bangkok's Urban Evolution: Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Sustainability 8. Urban Dualism in the Jakarta Metropolitan Area 9. Strategic Planning for London: Integrating City Design and Urban Transportation 10. Towards an Ecological Urbanism for Istanbul 11. Toronto Megacity: Growth, Planning Institutions, Sustainability 12. Los Angeles: Urban Development in the Postsuburban Megacity 13. Mexico City: Power, Equity, and Sustainable Development 14. Bogota's Recovery Process 15. Socially Sustainable Urban Development: The Case of Sao Paulo 16. Sustainability and Urban Form: The Metropolitan Region of Buenos Aires 17. Megacity Sustainability: Urban Form, Development, and Governance.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9784431992660 20160605
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9784431992660 20160605
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
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x, 310 p. : ill. (some col.).
"As transportations-related disciplines of urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban economics, and social policy have undergone major internal reform efforts in recent decades Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities' economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. Starting with detailed advice for improving each mode of transportation, the book offers guidance on balancing the needs of each mode against each other, whether on a downtown street, or a small town neighborhood, or a regional network"-- Provided by publisher.
Book
1 online resource (33 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
Collection
Government Information State and Local Collection
Book
1 online resource (xviii, 765 pages) : illustrations.
  • Smart city in resource management and sustainable ecosystem.- Spatial data acquisition through RS and GIS in resource management and sustainable ecosystem.- Ecological and environmental data processing and management.- Advanced geospatial model and analysis for understanding ecological and environmental process.- Applications of geo-informatics in resource management and sustainable ecosystem.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783662457368 20160618
This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Geo-Informatics in Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystem, GRMSE 2014, held in Ypsilanti, MI, China, in December 2014. The 73 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 296 submissions. The papers are divided into topical sections on smart city in resource management and sustainable ecosystem; spatial data acquisition through RS and GIS in resource management and sustainable ecosystem; ecological and environmental data processing and management; advanced geospatial model and analysis for understanding ecological and environmental process; applications of geo-informatics in resource management and sustainable ecosystem.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783662457368 20160618
Book
1 online resource.
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
Book
xxxi, 457 p.
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
Book
1 online resource (93 pages) : illustrations.
Book
1 online resource (298 pages) : illustrations.
The requirement for sustainable transport in urban areas has become more onerous in the past decade due to a number of negative externalities which have been increasingly associated with growing mobility and the advances made in the technology and available options for sustainable transport. However, whilst on one hand technology has supported the reduction of environmental impacts of increased (car) mobility, other policies and actions influencing behaviour have been identified as key contributors to reduce the impact of transport. While the intentions behind particular policies point towards sustainability goals, attitudes towards mode choice are proving more difficult to shift. Specific actions are driving best practice in reducing car dependence by providing alternative means of car sharing and public transport use, whilst others look at promoting non-motorized forms of transport. This publication brings together an international group of researchers and presents work from different countries dealing with issues related to transport policy, attitudes and mode choice, car sharing and alternative modes of transport, and discusses the future of non-motorized modes of transport.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784416164 20160802
Book
141 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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pages cm
  • About the Author xi Acknowledgement xiii 1. Introduction 1 Modern Cities and the Disconnected 1 Population Spike 2 Limits to Growth 3 Global Threats 3 Ecosystem Services and Stewardship 4 Greening Cities is Necessary 5 Hope 5 2. Origins of Cities 7 Why Look Back? 7 Emergence of the Human Species 7 Great Leap Forward 8 Agriculture and Permanent Settlements 8 Agriculture Around the World 10 Agriculture Intensifies 11 Empires Rise and Fall in Mesopotamia 12 Nile Valley 12 Indus Valley 13 Ancient China 13 Ancient Greece 14 On the Ganges 15 Rome 16 The Moche 16 Mesoamerica 17 Fortified Centres of Administration 17 European Renaissance 18 Early Modern 19 Squalor 21 3. Modern Cities 23 Origins of the Modern City 23 Industrial Revolution 23 Railways 24 Rapid Growth 25 Ill Health 26 Distinctive New Districts Emerge 27 Paris Re-born 28 Railways and Suburbs 29 Planning and Zoning 29 Garden Cities 29 Motor Vehicles Herald in the Oil Age 31 A Humane Outlook 32 Going Up 33 Continued Rise of the Motor Vehicle 33 Decline of the Inner City 34 New Towns 35 City Plans 36 An Unfinished Task 37 4. Issues Facing Contemporary Cities 39 Impacts of Cities and City Living 39 Habitat Loss 40 Habitat Fragmentation 41 Impacts on Soil 41 The Water Cycle 42 Water-borne Pollution 44 Urban Heat Islands 44 Air Pollution 45 Noise 46 Light Pollution 47 Agricultural Land Take 47 Concrete 48 Steel 48 Glass 49 Timber 49 Waste 49 Drivers of Population Growth 50 Peak Oil 52 Peak Phosphorus 52 Post Oil 53 5. Working with Nature 55 Ecology and Ecosystems 55 Born Free 56 Saving the Great Lakes 56 Earth Summit, Ecosystem Assessment and Ecosystem Services 58 Cities as Part of the Biosphere 59 Ecological Restoration 59 Urban Wildlife 60 Green Infrastructure 60 Sustainable Sites Initiative 61 Advice from Professional Bodies and Others 61 Mimic Nature 62 Working with Nature Works 63 6. Urban Nature 65 Open Space Preservation 65 The Naturalists 66 Nature Leaves the City? 66 Urban Nature Returns 68 Wildlife Gardens 69 Encapsulated Countryside 70 Bukit Timah 71 The Urban Forest 72 Urban Wastelands 73 Canvey Wick 74 Emscher Park 75 Urban Farming 76 Biodiversity Action Plans 77 River Corridors 78 London's South Bank 79 Minneapolis Riverfront 79 7. Water and Cities 81 Fresh Clean Water -- Essential and Increasingly Scarce 81 Civilisation has Modified the Water Cycle 82 Water Consumption 82 Embodied Carbon 82 Virtual Water 83 Catchment Management 84 Rainwater Harvesting 84 Grey Water 85 Sustainable Urban Drainage 85 Water Sensitive Urban Design 86 Rain Gardens 86 The Streets are Changing 86 Ponds 88 Potsdamer Platz 89 River Restoration 89 The Cheonggyecheon River 90 Singapore 91 Water and Urban Heat Islands 93 Towards the Water Sensitive City 93 8. City-wide Greening 95 Bioregions 95 Catchment Management for Clean Water 96 Catchment Management for Ecosystem Services 97 Regional Green Infrastructure Plans 99 Biomass and the Bioregion 99 Regional Ecological Networks 100 Community Forests 101 Green Belts 101 Green Grids 103 Transport 103 Urban Heat Islands 105 Blue Networks 105 Masterplanning 107 Regional Plans, Local Implementation 107 9. Greening Neighbourhoods and Buildings 111 Sense of Neighbourhood 111 Living Streets 112 Standardising the Neighbourhood 113 Design Your Own Park 113 A Phoenix Rises 114 Growing Their Own 115 Learning from Squatter Settlements 116 Rain Gardens 117 They Paved Paradise 118 Clapton Park Estate 118 People of the Trees 119 Tree Pits 120 Tree Trenches 121 No Space? 122 Energy Efficient Buildings 123 Water Efficiency 123 Autonomy 123 Building-integrated Vegetation 124 A Coat for Buildings 124 Value of Shade 125 Living Walls 126 Cooling Effect of Green Roofs 128 Green Roofs, Rainwater Attenuation and Cooling 129 Green Roofs Need the Right Substrate 130 Green Roofs for Biodiversity 130 London's Black Redstart Roofs 131 Biodiverse Green Roofs in North America 132 Roof Gardens for People 133 Worldwide Applications 133 Wildlife and Buildings 134 Rooftop Harvests 136 10. Conclusion 137 Interesting Times 137 The Positives 138 Cities and Citizens Take the Initiative 138 Greening Requires Greenery 140 Appendices I: award winning projects from IHDC website 141 II: useful resources 177 Notes and References 197 Index 209.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118387924 20160608
The need to find new approaches to the development of cities is becoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing population growth, demographic transition, climate change, fossil fuel peak and biodiversity losses. Restoring ecosystem services and promoting biodiversity is essential to sustainable development -- even in the built environment. Ecosystem Services come to Town: greening cities by working with nature demonstrates how to make urban environments greener. It starts by explaining how, by mimicking nature and deliberately creating habitats to provide ecosystem services, cities can become more efficient and more pleasant to live in. The history of cities and city planning is covered with the impacts of industrial urban development described, as well as the contemporary concerns of biodiversity loss, peak oil and climate change. The later sections offer solutions to the challenges of sustainable urban development by describing and explaining a whole range of approaches and interventions, beginning at the regional scale with strategic green infrastructure, looking at districts and precincts, with trees, parks and rain gardens and ending with single buildings, including with green roofs and living walls. Technical enough to be valuable to practitioners but still readable and inspirational, this guide demonstrates to town planners, urban designers, architects, engineers, landscape architects how to make cities more liveable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118387924 20160608
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
Book
ix, 220 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
  • About the Author xi Acknowledgement xiii 1. Introduction 1 Modern Cities and the Disconnected 1 Population Spike 2 Limits to Growth 3 Global Threats 3 Ecosystem Services and Stewardship 4 Greening Cities is Necessary 5 Hope 5 2. Origins of Cities 7 Why Look Back? 7 Emergence of the Human Species 7 Great Leap Forward 8 Agriculture and Permanent Settlements 8 Agriculture Around the World 10 Agriculture Intensifies 11 Empires Rise and Fall in Mesopotamia 12 Nile Valley 12 Indus Valley 13 Ancient China 13 Ancient Greece 14 On the Ganges 15 Rome 16 The Moche 16 Mesoamerica 17 Fortified Centres of Administration 17 European Renaissance 18 Early Modern 19 Squalor 21 3. Modern Cities 23 Origins of the Modern City 23 Industrial Revolution 23 Railways 24 Rapid Growth 25 Ill Health 26 Distinctive New Districts Emerge 27 Paris Re-born 28 Railways and Suburbs 29 Planning and Zoning 29 Garden Cities 29 Motor Vehicles Herald in the Oil Age 31 A Humane Outlook 32 Going Up 33 Continued Rise of the Motor Vehicle 33 Decline of the Inner City 34 New Towns 35 City Plans 36 An Unfinished Task 37 4. Issues Facing Contemporary Cities 39 Impacts of Cities and City Living 39 Habitat Loss 40 Habitat Fragmentation 41 Impacts on Soil 41 The Water Cycle 42 Water-borne Pollution 44 Urban Heat Islands 44 Air Pollution 45 Noise 46 Light Pollution 47 Agricultural Land Take 47 Concrete 48 Steel 48 Glass 49 Timber 49 Waste 49 Drivers of Population Growth 50 Peak Oil 52 Peak Phosphorus 52 Post Oil 53 5. Working with Nature 55 Ecology and Ecosystems 55 Born Free 56 Saving the Great Lakes 56 Earth Summit, Ecosystem Assessment and Ecosystem Services 58 Cities as Part of the Biosphere 59 Ecological Restoration 59 Urban Wildlife 60 Green Infrastructure 60 Sustainable Sites Initiative 61 Advice from Professional Bodies and Others 61 Mimic Nature 62 Working with Nature Works 63 6. Urban Nature 65 Open Space Preservation 65 The Naturalists 66 Nature Leaves the City? 66 Urban Nature Returns 68 Wildlife Gardens 69 Encapsulated Countryside 70 Bukit Timah 71 The Urban Forest 72 Urban Wastelands 73 Canvey Wick 74 Emscher Park 75 Urban Farming 76 Biodiversity Action Plans 77 River Corridors 78 London's South Bank 79 Minneapolis Riverfront 79 7. Water and Cities 81 Fresh Clean Water -- Essential and Increasingly Scarce 81 Civilisation has Modified the Water Cycle 82 Water Consumption 82 Embodied Carbon 82 Virtual Water 83 Catchment Management 84 Rainwater Harvesting 84 Grey Water 85 Sustainable Urban Drainage 85 Water Sensitive Urban Design 86 Rain Gardens 86 The Streets are Changing 86 Ponds 88 Potsdamer Platz 89 River Restoration 89 The Cheonggyecheon River 90 Singapore 91 Water and Urban Heat Islands 93 Towards the Water Sensitive City 93 8. City-wide Greening 95 Bioregions 95 Catchment Management for Clean Water 96 Catchment Management for Ecosystem Services 97 Regional Green Infrastructure Plans 99 Biomass and the Bioregion 99 Regional Ecological Networks 100 Community Forests 101 Green Belts 101 Green Grids 103 Transport 103 Urban Heat Islands 105 Blue Networks 105 Masterplanning 107 Regional Plans, Local Implementation 107 9. Greening Neighbourhoods and Buildings 111 Sense of Neighbourhood 111 Living Streets 112 Standardising the Neighbourhood 113 Design Your Own Park 113 A Phoenix Rises 114 Growing Their Own 115 Learning from Squatter Settlements 116 Rain Gardens 117 They Paved Paradise 118 Clapton Park Estate 118 People of the Trees 119 Tree Pits 120 Tree Trenches 121 No Space? 122 Energy Efficient Buildings 123 Water Efficiency 123 Autonomy 123 Building-integrated Vegetation 124 A Coat for Buildings 124 Value of Shade 125 Living Walls 126 Cooling Effect of Green Roofs 128 Green Roofs, Rainwater Attenuation and Cooling 129 Green Roofs Need the Right Substrate 130 Green Roofs for Biodiversity 130 London's Black Redstart Roofs 131 Biodiverse Green Roofs in North America 132 Roof Gardens for People 133 Worldwide Applications 133 Wildlife and Buildings 134 Rooftop Harvests 136 10. Conclusion 137 Interesting Times 137 The Positives 138 Cities and Citizens Take the Initiative 138 Greening Requires Greenery 140 Appendices I: award winning projects from IHDC website 141 II: useful resources 177 Notes and References 197 Index 209.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405195065 20160609
The need to find new approaches to the development of cities is becoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing population growth, demographic transition, climate change, fossil fuel peak and biodiversity losses. Restoring ecosystem services and promoting biodiversity is essential to sustainable development -- even in the built environment. Ecosystem Services come to Town: greening cities by working with nature demonstrates how to make urban environments greener. It starts by explaining how, by mimicking nature and deliberately creating habitats to provide ecosystem services, cities can become more efficient and more pleasant to live in. The history of cities and city planning is covered with the impacts of industrial urban development described, as well as the contemporary concerns of biodiversity loss, peak oil and climate change. The later sections offer solutions to the challenges of sustainable urban development by describing and explaining a whole range of approaches and interventions, beginning at the regional scale with strategic green infrastructure, looking at districts and precincts, with trees, parks and rain gardens and ending with single buildings, including with green roofs and living walls. Technical enough to be valuable to practitioners but still readable and inspirational, this guide demonstrates to town planners, urban designers, architects, engineers, landscape architects how to make cities more liveable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405195065 20160609
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

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