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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.
1 online resource (xvi, 254 pages)
  • About the Authors xi Foreword xii Preface xiv Acknowledgement xvii Section 1 On contexts 1 1 Introduction 3 1.1 Why sustainability matters 3 1.2 Why asia matters 4 1.3 Why buildings matter 5 1.3.1 Root causes and solutions to the problem 6 1.3.2 Eco city principles 6 1.3.3 Liveable spaces 7 1.4 Dimensions of sustainable development 8 1.4.1 Policy support 8 1.4.2 Green market and consumption 9 1.4.3 Technology Push 10 1.5 Sustainability in practice 10 1.5.1 History of green building in Asia 11 1.5.2 Capacity building green professionals 11 1.5.3 Sustainable change for the green movement 15 1.6 Organisation of the book 15 2 Rapid urbanisation 16 2.1 Introduction 16 2.2 Asian urbanisation in context 16 2.3 Demographic changes 17 2.3.1 Global population trends 17 2.3.2 Urban population growth 18 2.3.3 The challenge of an ageing population 21 2.4 Economic changes 22 2.4.1 Growth in GDP 22 2.4.2 Increased income 22 2.4.3 Consuming society 24 2.5 Social changes 25 2.5.1 Housing needs 25 2.5.2 Employment needs 26 2.6 New growth model 26 2.6.1 Mega and compact cities 27 2.6.2 Green building markets 28 2.7 Summary 29 3 Urban environmental challenges 30 3.1 Introduction 30 3.2 Urban challenges in context 31 3.3 Climate change challenges 32 3.3.1 Vulnerability to extreme weather 32 3.3.2 Global warming 34 3.4 Urban environmental degradation 37 3.4.1 Air pollution 37 3.4.2 Energy depletion 38 3.4.3 Waste generation 42 3.4.4 Pandemic and epidemic diseases 42 3.5 Liveability degradation 43 3.5.1 Urban heat Island 43 3.5.2 Ecological footprint 44 3.6 Summary 45 4 Quest for solutions 46 4.1 Introduction 46 4.2 History of international collaborations and partnerships 47 4.3 C40 cities climate leadership group initiative 47 4.3.1 Key issues 49 4.3.2 Action plan on buildings 49 4.4 WEF partnership for future of urban development 50 4.5 Regional integration 52 4.6 Changes for solutions 53 4.6.1 Re think of sustainable development framework 53 4.6.2 Issues of policy 54 4.6.3 Issues of practices/design 55 4.6.4 Issues of people 55 4.7 Paradigm shift 56 Section 2 On policy 57 5 Policy framework 59 5.1 Introduction 59 5.2 Policy framework 60 5.3 Policy priorities 61 5.3.1 The moving target 61 5.3.2 Prioritisation of policy issues 63 5.3.3 The Asian way of change 71 5.4 Policy instruments 71 5.4.1 Regulations and standards The Stick 73 5.4.2 Economic instruments The Carrot and Stick 74 5.4.3 Voluntary schemes instrument 74 5.5 Institutional arrangements 76 5.5.1 Hierarchy who to lead 76 5.5.2 Government coordination and authority 78 5.5.3 Proposal for eco city implementation 79 5.6 Summary 80 6 Policy implementation 81 6.1 Introduction 81 6.2 General approach 81 6.3 Review of the regulations 83 6.3.1 Building energy regulations 84 6.3.2 Planning control for a better environment 86 6.4 Market solutions 87 6.4.1 Incentivising the market 87 6.5 Market based approach 90 6.5.1 Green building certification 90 6.5.2 Sustainability report and index 90 6.6 Public private partnership (PPP) 91 6.7 Collaboration with private sector 93 6.8 Capacity building 94 6.8.1 Demonstration projects and research and development 94 6.8.2 Education and training of green practitioners 95 6.9 Summary 96 Section 3 On design 97 7 Sustainability transformation 99 7.1 Introduction 99 7.2 Green transformation of building industry 100 7.2.1 Engaging stakeholders 100 7.2.2 Empowering the practitioners 102 7.3 Practice of building sustainability 103 7.3.1 Definition of sustainable building 103 7.3.2 Standardisation of practice 106 7.4 Sustainable building in action 107 7.4.1 Life cycle consideration 107 7.4.2 Design stage integrated design 110 7.4.3 Construction stage sustainable materials 113 7.4.4 Operation stage behavioural changes 120 7.5 Building information modelling 121 7.6 Summary 123 8 Engineering solutions 124 8.1 Introduction 124 8.2 Design provisions for sustainable building 125 8.3 Adaptation to climate change and resilient designs 125 8.3.1 Extreme wind engineering 125 8.3.2 Flood mitigation and prevention 128 8.3.3 Seismic design 129 8.3.4 Fire engineering 130 8.4 High performance buildings 130 8.4.1 Building physics analysis 132 8.4.2 Energy appraisal 133 8.4.3 Indoor environment 133 8.4.4 Outdoor environment 135 8.5 Design innovations 135 8.5.1 Outside building: High performance envelope 137 8.5.2 Inside building: Low energy and carbon designs 143 8.6 Summary 146 9 De-carbonisation 147 9.1 Introduction 147 9.2 Building energy performance 148 9.3 Low/zero carbon design 152 9.3.1 Definition of zero carbon 152 9.3.2 Design strategy 152 9.4 Renewable energy for urban developments and buildings 158 9.4.1 Solar energy 160 9.4.2 Wind energy 162 9.4.3 Bioenergy 162 9.4.4 Hydropower 163 9.4.5 Marine/ocean energy 164 9.4.6 Geothermal energy 164 9.5 District wide de carbonisation 166 9.5.1 Micro energy grid 167 9.5.2 District energy 169 9.6 Towards a low carbon and smart city 172 9.7 Summary 173 Section 4 On people 175 10 Space for people 177 10.1 Introduction 177 10.2 Urban context of Asia city 178 10.2.1 Liveability 178 10.2.2 A compact and vertical city 178 10.2.3 A sick building environment 180 10.3 The quest for a quality built environment 180 10.3.1 A novel planning framework for the environment 181 10.3.2 The urban climatic map 182 10.3.3 Air ventilation 183 10.3.4 Micro climate and landscape design integration 186 10.4 Reducing the urban heat Island 190 10.5 Street canyon effect roadside air pollution 192 10.6 Right of light 193 10.7 Health and well being 193 10.7.1 Natural ventilation 195 10.7.2 Daylight for habitation 196 10.7.3 Water quality 197 10.8 Summary 198 11 Community making 199 11.1 Introduction 199 11.2 Sustainable community 200 11.3 Community based design 202 11.3.1 Cultural aspect (social) 202 11.3.2 Placemaking (environment) 202 11.3.3 Sustainable housing (economics) 203 11.4 Neighbourhood assessment 207 11.4.1 History of overseas schemes 207 11.4.2 Definition of community/neighbourhood 207 11.4.3 Assessment aspects/categories 209 11.5 Development of BEAM plus neighbourhood in Hong Kong 212 11.5.1 Landscape and ecology in built environment 213 11.5.2 Stakeholder engagement 213 11.5.3 The establishment of BEAM plus neighbourhood 215 11.6 Summary 216 12 Low carbon living 217 12.1 Introduction 217 12.2 Carbon footprint of urban living 217 12.3 Behavioural changes 219 12.4 Changes in design culture 220 12.4.1 Task lighting 221 12.4.2 Thermal comfort 221 12.4.3 Natural ventilation 221 12.4.4 Green products 222 12.4.5 Smart metering 222 12.5 Eco education 222 12.6 Zero energy living experience 226 12.7 Community centre 228 12.8 Urban farming 230 12.9 Living LOHAS 231 12.10 Summary 234 Section 5 235 13 Conclusions 237 On context 237 On policy 238 On design and practice . 238 On people . 239 Way forward . 239 References 240 Index 000.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119277002 20170522
Building Sustainability in East Asia: Policy, Design and People illustrates the holistic approaches and individual strategies to building sustainability that have been implemented in construction projects in Asia. Top-down and bottom-up approaches (from formulating policy to constructing individual buildings) are effective in terms of the sustainable development of cities, and this book covers both, illustrated with a range of case study developments.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119277002 20170522
179 p. : ill.(chiefly col.), plans ; 29 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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.
1 online resource (53 min.).
The exponential increase in the number of humans on the planet has resulted in the urgent need to find new strategies to deal with the housing issue. At a time when the future of the planet is a constant source of concern, it is worthwhile to re-examine how we design and build our homes and cities in order to meet the challenges of sustainable development. Constructing, using, maintaining and even destroying buildings incurs significant environmental costs, which is why some are working on concepts that run counter to conventional trends in architecture and are attempting to adapt new building projects to today’s realities.
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
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
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.
1 online resource (33 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
Government Information State and Local Collection
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  • 1. (INTRODUCTION) 1.a) Urban Environments and energy related issues 1.b) Heat Island in the mediterranean cities. The case study of the Athens Metropolitan Area (AMA) 1.c) Policy background and zero energy case studies at urban and building scales 2. nearly Zero Energy Urban Settings (ZEUS) 2. a) Urban discretized model: homogenous urban areas and urban units of the city 2. b) Case studies' selection and potential reiterative units at the district city scale 2. c) Three representative Urban environments in the AMA 2. c1) The Energy Demand in the selected urban environments 2. c2) The Energy Saving potential of retrofitting options at the building's scale 2. c3) The Energy generation and balance by renewable energy sources at the building's scale 2.c4) The energy saving potential of green and passive techniques in the selected urban environments 2. d) On the technical feasibility of nearly ZEUS 3) OVERCOMING EXISTING CONSTRAINTS TOWARD ZEUS 3. a) Is the technical feasibility associated to the economic feasibility in the ZEUS? Important Economical barriers for ZEUS 3. b) Why do we believe in the economic feasibility of nzebs in existing urban environments? Energy and Non- Energy related issues in the energy retrofitting as Possible incentives towards ZEUS 3. c) To what extent is deep renovation towards nZEBs competitive with respect to shallow or standard retrofit? Cost-benefit analysis of deep renovation and volumetric additions in energy retrofitting actions towards ZEUS 3. d) Expandable Architecture, Add-Ons and Tailored solutions to increase the techno-economical Feasibility of ZEUS 3. e) Legislative barriers and designed solutions 4. CONCLUSIONS: Tool Kits for Practitioners and Policy Recommendations 5. REFERENCES.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081007358 20170821
Towards Nearly Zero Energy: Urban Settings in the Mediterranean Climate discusses tactics that can be used to effectively reduce energy consumption towards zero energy. With energy usage in buildings accounting for over 40% of primary energy use and 24% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, this remains an unavoidable objective. The book looks at the life of the systems of energy production from renewable sources amidst the exceptionally challenging global economic crisis that the Mediterranean areas and other societies are currently experiencing. By using an innovative and interdisciplinary approach of socio-oriented technological design, the book indicates tools and measures that can be developed at the public, legislative, and market levels to counterbalance the large pay-back times of energy efficiency measures. In particular, the book displays guidelines and best practices to activate new forms of economic incentives in order to attract potential investors that demonstrate that a large set of possible solutions is technically feasible to achieve nearly zero energy, even in high energy consuming circumstances and urban settings. Furthermore, by discussing and comparing the economic and energy impact of different technology options, this work offers guidelines and best practices to activate new cost-effective forms and social incentives in order to attract both potential investors and motivate the urban stakeholders toward nearly zero energy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081007358 20170821
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
1 online resource.
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
1 online resource (53 min.).
Human beings play a key role with regard to the Earth's biodiversity and their lifestyles greatly influence the balance of ecosystems. The impacts of industrialization and demographic development on natural resources often results in encroachment on wild regions that are the habitat for countless life forms. Thankfully, there are those who have found ways of stimulating the economy while respecting the issues of biodiversity and avoiding the destruction of ecosystems.
1 online resource (53 min.).
In just one century, technological and scientific progress has made unprecedented improvements in living conditions possible. Nonetheless, we are now realizing that these technical advances carried within them the seeds of many of today’s environmental and social problems. A new scientific approach is opening the way to a new pattern of development that takes inspiration from the organization of ecosystems, or the way living systems function, and attempts to integrate these ideas into human technology.
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Introduction Part 1: Sustainable Resource Life Cycles How Urban Societies Can Adapt to Resource Shortage and Climate Change David Satterthwaite Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting of Urban Residential Consumption: A Household Survey Based Approach Tao Lin, Yunjun Yu, Xuemei Bai, Ling Feng, and Jin Wang Exploring the Attitudes-Action Gap in Household Resource Consumption: Does "Environmental Lifestyle" Segmentation Align with Consumer Behaviour? Peter Newton and Denny Meyer Rethinking Waste as a Resource: Insights from a Low-Income Community in Accra, Ghana Martin Oteng-Ababio Challenges to Achieving Sustainable Sanitation in Informal Settlements of Kigali, Rwanda Aime Tsinda, Pamela Abbott, Steve Pedley, Katrina Charles, Jane Adogo, Kenan Okurut, and Jonathan Chenoweth Part 2: Sustainable Transportation Transport Infrastructure and the Environment: Sustainable Mobility and Urbanism Robert Cervero Personalized Routing for Multitudes in Smart Cities Manlio De Domenico, Antonio Lima, Marta C. Gonzalez, and Alex Arenas Transport Accessibility Analysis Using GIS: Assessing Sustainable Transport in London Alistair C. Ford, Stuart L. Barr, Richard J. Dawson, and Philip James Part 3: Sustainable Housing Greenhouse Gas Implications of Urban Sprawl in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Sanna Ala-Mantila, Jukka Heinonen, and Seppo Junnila Renewables in Residential Development: An Integrated GIS-Based Multicriteria Approach for Decentralized Micro-Renewable Energy Production in New Settlement Development: A Case Study of the Eastern Metropolitan Area of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Claudia Palmas, Emanuela Abis, Christina von Haaren, and Andrew Lovett Sustainability Appraisal of Residential Energy Demand and Supply: A Life Cycle Approach Including Heating, Electricity, Embodied Energy and Mobility Gernot Stoeglehner, Wolfgang Baaske, Hermine Mitter, Nora Niemetz, Karl-Heinz Kettl, Michael Weiss, Bettina Lancaster, and Georg Neugebauer Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771882576 20171218
This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Urban planners around the world are increasingly concerned with creating and maintaining cities that are healthy for both the environment and for individuals. Cities are at the forefront of the trend toward sustainable living, since they are the site of concentrated population, resource use, and greenhouse gas emissions, yet also have the tools and the resources to address climate change and environmental degradation. Part of the modern urban planner's challenge is to impact individual behavior on a systemic, urban scale, since sustainable cities are made up of systems that encourage sustainable behavior. The articles chosen for this compendium cover many aspects of urban living on this individual yet systematic scale. Included are chapters that focus on: * How individuals, households, and cities use resources and create greenhouse gas emissions * How urban resources can be expanded to include waste streams * Options for measuring and encouraging sustainable transportation * Cities' renewable and non-renewable energy demands * Sustainable housing solutions Case studies and up-to-date research provide urban planners with new options for creating cities that will meet the demands of the twenty-first century. Also appropriate for graduate students who are preparing for careers related to urban planning, this compendium captures and integrates the current work being done in this vitally important field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771882576 20171218


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