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1 online resource (xviii, 286 pages) : illustrations, digital file
  • Foreword / by Helen F. Siu
  • Preface and acknowledgments
  • List of contributors
  • 1. Introduction : ecologies of urbanism in India / Anne Rademacher and K. Sivaramakrishnan
  • 2. Is there an "Indian" urbanism? / Janaki Nair
  • 3. One air, two interventions : Delhi in the age of environment / Awadhendra sharan
  • 4. The troubled passage from "village communities" to planned new town developments in mid-twentieth-century South Asia / William J. Glover
  • 5. Flexible planning : the making of India's "millennium city" / Gurgaon Shubhra Gururani
  • 6. From the frying pan to the floodplain : negotiating land, Water, and fire in Chennai's development / Karen Coelho and Nithya V. Raman
  • 7. Value struggles : waste work and urban ecology in Delhi / Vinay Gidwani
  • 8. Housing in the urban age : inequality and aspiration in Mumbai / Nikhil Anand and Anne Rademacher
  • 9. Resettlement ecologies : environmental subjectivity and graduated citizenship in Mumbai / Sapana Doshi
  • 10. Nuisance talk : middle-class discourses of a slum-free Delhi / D. Asher Ghertner
  • Index.
This book seeks to understand how rapidly proliferating and resource-intensive urbanism affects everyday lived environments and the ecological processes that undergird them in Indian cities. Case studies on nature conservation in the city, urban housing and slum development, waste management, the history and practice of urban planning, and contestations over the quality of air, water, and sanitation in the major cities of Delhi and Mumbai, illuminate the urban ecology perspective at different points across the twentieth century. The book therefore explores how struggles over the environment and quality of life in urban centers are increasingly framed in terms of their future place in a landscape of global sustainability, and the future relationship between cities and their changing hinterlands. It brings both historical particularity and ethnographic nuance to the questions of urban ecology in Indian cities, offering novel insights into some of the most vital theoretical and practical debates on urbanism and sustainability.
xxxi, 285 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Does sustainable development lead to sustainability?
  • The sustainable cities manifesto
  • Variations on a "green" theme : overcoming semantics in the sustainability debate
  • Don't pick the low-hanging fruit?
  • From the city to the city-region : the sustainable area budget, rural partnerland, and the sustainability engine
  • The sustainable city game as a game and a tool of urban design
  • Urban dreams of global sustainability
  • The promise and pitfalls of Chattanooga's entrepreneurial "sustainability" strategy
  • Sustainability comes to Okotoks, Alberta
  • Vienna's Westbahnhof sustainable urban implantation-city-as-a-hill
  • The success of SUCCESS : the Chinese village as catalyst of future Chinese sustainable cities
  • The long march to sustainability in China
  • Conclusion taking the road less traveled.
Green Library
xxxi, 285 p. : ill., maps.
  • pt. 1. Strategic considerations
  • pt. 2. Sustainable cities around the world.
138 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 149 p. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (xvii, 137 pages) : illustrations.
  • Vision : a role for design in suburban resilience
  • Context for change
  • Design culture responds to sprawl : 1960s to 2010s
  • Better suburban futures
  • Exemplar : building a better burb on Long Island
  • Build a better burb 2010 : instructions and commentary
  • Winning and noteworthy competition schemes.
Suburbs deserve a better, more resilient future. June Williamson shows that suburbs aren't destined to remain filled with strip malls and excess parking lots; they can be reinvigorated through inventive design. Drawing on award-winning design ideas for revitalizing Long Island, she offers valuable models not only for U.S. suburbs, but those emerging elsewhere with global urbanisation. Williamson argues that suburbia has historically been a site of great experimentation and is currently primed for exciting changes. Today, dead malls, aging office parks, and blighted apartment complexes are being retrofitted into walkable, sustainable communities. Williamson shows how to expand this trend, highlighting promising design strategies and tactics. She provides a broad vision of suburban reform based on the best schemes submitted in Long Island's highly successful "Build a Better Burb" competition. Many of the design ideas and plans operate at a regional scale, tackling systems such as transit, aquifer protection, and power generation. While some seek to fundamentally transform development patterns, others work with existing infrastructure to create mixed-use, shared networks. "Designing Suburban Futures" offers concrete but visionary strategies to take the sprawl out of suburbia, creating a vibrant, new suburban form.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781610911979 20160612
188 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Marco teórico
  • La sustentabilidad
  • El desarrollo sustentable
  • El desarrollo urbano sustentable
  • Posibilidad de un modelo de desarrollo urbano sustentable.
"Desarrollo urbano sustentable : ¿una utopía posible? es una investicación de preminente importancia en el momento actual, debido a la relación de la humanidad con el planeta, en un mundo donde el carácter del avance físico, económico y social de la urbanización ha alcanzado niveles de tanta intensidad que empiezn a formarse enormes impactos a escala global, espceialmente en el capital natural donde en muchos casos amenazan su desaparición. Esta realidad ha generado tendencias para cambiar el ritmo e el enfoque del urbanismo y la deificación que han sido indentificados como una importane causa y origen del fenómeno del cambio climático considerado como el problema global más grave que enfrenta actualmente la humanidad."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
287 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Green Library
xvii, 237 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Dedication * Foreword by Dr Carl R Bartone, Urban Development Division, the World Bank * Preface * Introduction * Sustainable Urban Development: Some Millennial Reflections on Theory and Application * Sustainable Legal Mechanisms for the Protection of the Urban Environment * Environmental Health or Ecological Sustainability? Reconciling the Brown and Green Agendas in Urban Development * Inequalities in Urban Environments, Health and Power: Reflections on Theory and Practice * Health, Governance and the Environment * Sustainability in Squatter Settlements * The Localization of Agenda 21 and the Sustainable Cities Programme * Economic and Environmental Sustainability in Shanghai * A Millennial Perspective and Conclusions * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853836190 20160528
  • Reflections on sustainable urban development-- legal reform and the urban environment-- sustainability in cities - concept, practice and potential-- inequalities in health - reflections on theory and practice-- health, governance and the environment-- localization of Agenda 21-- low-income living areas - reflections on micro-studies, 1996-1998-- the environment in shanghai - evaluation and future agendas-- sustainability and the improvment of housing in squatter settlements-- conclusion and perspectives for the millennium.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853836244 20160528
The strict imperative of sustainability in the 21st century can be exacerbated by the challenges of development; if the pitfalls of urban planning are introduced then there is a need for a guide such as this which establishes ground rules for the sphere of urban studies. A range of perspectives is brought to bear on the issues from economics, political science, theories of health, the impact of the built environment, the appraisal of environmental assets through to the very conceptual foundations of sustainability. All the key contemporary developments are dealt with: the growth in international law and agreements on controlling greenhouse gases; the effect of reforms in finance, governance and methods of appraisal on the areas of waste management; the theoretical advances in the community development aspects of health and the neighbourhood environment guided by the experiences of the World Bank, WHO and UNEP.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853836244 20160528
This text addresses the difficulties of balancing the imperatives of sustainability with the pressing challenges facing some of the world's most underdeveloped areas. Various perspectives are brought to bear on issues from economics and theories of health through to the foundations of sustainability. All the key contemporary developments are dealt with; the growth in international law and agreements on controlling greenhouse gases; the effect of reforms in finance, governance and methods of appraisal on the areas of waste management; and the theoretical advances in the community development aspects of health and the neighbourhood environment guided by the experiences of the World Bank, WHO and UNEP. The text is intended as a guidebook for those responsible for re-shaping cities in the 21st century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853836190 20160528
Green Library
1 online resource (208 pages) : illustrations, maps
In an age where the globalization process is threatening the uniqueness and vitality of small towns, and where most urban planning discourse is directed at topics such as metropol-regions or mega-regions and world cities, the authors here emphasize the need to critically reflect on the potential of small towns. The second edition is expanded to cover the intensive development of small towns in China and Korea. In addition, the authors examine the impact of the economic crisis on small towns and the recent development of the Slow City movement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783038210283 20160616
1 online resource (208 pages) : illustrations, maps
192 p. : ill. (some col.), maps.
115 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction "Mark Deakin, Gordon Mitchell, Peter Nijkamp and Ron Vreeker" Part 1: Environmental Assessment 2. Environmental Assessment Methods within the EU "Guilio Mondini and Marco Valle" Part 2: Systems Thinking-based Approaches 3. The Multi-modal Systems Thinking Approach to Sustainable Evaluation "Peter Brandon and Patrizia Lombardi" 4. The Human Sustainable City, Values, Approaches and Evaluative Tool "Luigi Fusco Girard, Maria Cerrata, Pasquale De Toro and Fabiana Forte "5. The Role of Evaluation in Supporting Human Sustainable Development "Peter Nijkamp "6. The Role of Modelling in Urban Sustainability Assessment "Gordon Mitchell "Part 3: Methods for Environmental Valuations 7. Cost-Benefit Analysis and Multi-Criteria Analysis "Ron Vreeker, Peter Nijkamp and Giuseppe Munda "8. Contingent Valuation Method" Paolo" "Nunes and Peter Nijkamp" 9. The Hedonic Price Method "Rene van der Kruk" Part 4: Methods for Environmental, Economic and Social Assessments 4.1 Simple, Complex and Advanced Evaluations 10. Analytical Hierarchy Process "Patrizia Lombardi "11. The Application and Development of Ecological Footprints "Craig Simmons" 12. Urban Spiders: a Comparative Framework for Evaluation and Scenario Analysis "Tuzin Baycan Levent, Frank Bruinsma and Peter Nijkamp" 13. The Flag Method "Eveline van Leeuwen and Peter Nijkamp "14. Regime Analysis "Ron Vreeker" 4.2 Advanced Evaluations of Urban Land Use 15. The Assessment of Multi-Functional Land Use "Caroline Rodenburg and Peter Nijkamp" 16. The PROPOLIS Model for Assessing Urban Sustainability "Klaus Spiekermann and Michael Wegener" 4.3 Advanced Evaluations of Urban Land Use, Buildings and Estates 17. Sustainability Assessment of Building Design and Construction "Steven Curwell and Pekka Houvila" 18. Life Cycle Analysis of Buildings, Groups of Buildings and Urban Fragments "Niklaus Kohler" 4.4 Very Advanced Evaluations of Neighbourhoods, Districts and Cities" "19. The AUSTIME Methodology: Quantifiable Sustainability Assessment coupled with Multi-agent Simulation "Katherine A. Daniell, Bernadette A. Foley, Ashley B. Kingsborough, Holger R. Maier, David J. Malovka and Heath C. Somerville" 20. H2QR: A Research and Demonstration Project for Assessing Sustainable Neighbourhood Development "Andreas Blum" 21. Assessing Sustainable Community Development Proposals "Mark Deakin" Part 5. Evaluating the Sustainability of Urban Development 22.The Assessment of Environmental Equity and Environmental Justice: Methodological Issues "Gordon Mitchell" 23. Participative and Inter-Active Evaluation: a Review of the Methodologies "Andrea De Montis" 24. Sustainable Urban Futures: from Models to Competing Pathways "Simon Guy and Simon Marvin" 25. Conclusions "Mark Deakin, Gordon Mitchell, Peter Nijkamp and Ron Vreeker".
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415322164 20160527
  • 1. Introduction Ron Vreeker, Mark Deakin, Stephen Curwell Part 1: The Toolkit 2. The Toolkit for Assessment Andy Hamilton, Steve Curwell, Gordon Mitchell and Philip James Part 2: Assessment 3. Scenario analysis in spatial impact assessment Francesca Torrieri and Peter Nijkamp 4. Multi-criteria evaluation and planning support: choosing among alternative scenarios Andrea de Montis and Sabrina Lai 5. Mixed and compact land use assessments Ron Vreeker 6. SMARTNET: a system for multi-criteria appraisal of road transport networks Gordon Mitchell and Anil Namdeo 7. The NAR model of land use and buildings Mark Deakin 8. The building passport assessment Andreas Blum 9. The European HQEA R sustainable neighbourhood assessment Andreas Blum, Marcus Grant, Antonella Grossi 10. The REGEN Assessment of the Porta Nuova District's Central Railway Station Patrizia Lombardi 11. Assessment methods underlying the planning and development of Modena City's CSR Patrizia Lombardi and Stefano Stanghellini Part 3: Evaluating the Sustainability of Urban Development 12. The search for sustainable communities: ecological integrity, equity and the question of participation Mark Deakin 13. Governing the Sustainable of Urban Development Krassimira Paskaleva-Shapira 14. Conclusions Ron Vreeker, Mark Deakin, Stephen Curwell.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415322195 20160527
  • 1. Introduction. Part 1. The Framework 2. The Framework: Activities, Issues and Scales. Part 2. The Protocols 3. Planning 4. Property Development 5. Urban Design 6. Construction 7. Operations. Part 3. Environmental Assessment Methods 8. The Directory of Environmental Assessment Methods 9. Evaluating the Sustainability of Urban Development Part 4. The Assessment Community 10. Sustainable Urban Development: Networked Communities, Virtual Communities and the Production of Knowledge 11. Conclusions. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415322157 20160527
  • Foreword "Colin Fudge" Preface: A European Perspective" "1. Introduction Part 1: Changing Processes 2. Sustainable Construction and Policy Learning in Europe 3. Urban Sprawl: challenges for European policy integration and city governance" "4. Decision-making Processes in Urban Design 5. Sustainable Urban Development and the Professions in the UK 6. Sustainable Communities: Policy, Practice and Professional Development Part 2: Changing Institutions 7. Sustainable Construction and Urbanism in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic 8. Institutional Dynamics and Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Construction in France, Great Britain and the Netherlands" "9. Expertise and Methodology in Building Design for Sustainable Development 10. New Professional Leadership in France 11. Sustainable Building in Italy 12. Building Operations and Use 13. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415438216 20160527
In this book, the second of a three-volume series, leading authorities on the methodology of environmental assessment provide a unique insight into questions of critical importance to sustainable urban development. Using the framework and protocols set out in "Volume 1", "Volume 2 "examines how well the environmental assessment methods evaluate the ecological integrity of urban development and equity of the resulting resource distribution. The examination focuses on: the instruments of environmental assessment; approaches to environmental assessment based in systems-thinking; methods for environmental, economic and social assessments; and their use in evaluating the sustainability of urban development. The "Sustainable Urban Development Series" contains the research and debate of the BEQUEST (Building, Environmental Quality Evaluation for Sustainability) network funded by the European Commission. Together, the books provide a framework, set of protocols, environmental assessment methods and toolkit for policy makers, academics, professionals and advanced level students in urban planning and studies, as well as other areas of the built environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415322164 20160527
The third volume of the "Sustainable Urban Development Series" outlines the BEQUEST toolkit that helps link protocol with the assessment methods currently available for evaluating the sustainability of urban development. It details the decision support mechanisms developed for users of the system to guide them in selecting the appropriate assessment methods for a variety of evaluations. This book provides case studies drawn from locations across Europe, and also provides best practice examples demonstrating those protocols that planners, property developers and design and construction professionals have followed, and how they have selected the assessment methods they need to best evaluate the sustainability of cities, districts, neighbourhoods and buildings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415322195 20160527
This book examines models of sustainable development and sets out a framework for analysing urban development and its associated sustainability issues. It looks at strategies such as planning, property development, design, construction and operational activities which have been developed to address the issues of development and sustainability, and provides a directory of environmental assessment methods currently available. These methods are being transformed in the evaluation of the environmental, economic and social sustainability of urban development, and this book keeps the reader informed of the fundamental changes taking place in assessment. The book also draws attention to the web-based applications of these methods, and covers issues of communication and use of information technology in the support decision process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415322157 20160527
This new volume explores how the professions responsible for enhancing the built environment's sustainability, seek to deliver this new agenda, offering multi-perspective case studies and discussion to argue for a rethinking of the role of urban development professional. Showing how sustainability is rapidly becoming the norm for practitioners, this book considers new types of professional knowledge, relationships between planning systems and property development, links between public and private sector organisations, ideas about long term responsibilities and new working practices for engaging with the public.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415438216 20160527
Green Library
xvii, 478 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Part I: Sustainable Cities: An Introduction - The Key Issues and the Works Included * Achieving Sustainability: Reform or Transformation? * Part II: Linking Sustainable Development and Cities - Cities as Solutions in an Urbanizing World * Environmental Justice and the Sustainable City * Sustainable Cities or Cities that Contribute to Sustainable Development? * Sustainability, Poverty and Urban Environmental Transition * Part III: Different Sectoral Programmes that Contribute to the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in Cities - Health: Creating Healthy Cities in the 21st Century * Transport: Reducing Automobile Dependence * Production: Producing, Providing, Trading: Manufacturing Industry and Sustainable Cities * Agriculture: Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities: Using Wastes and Idle Land and Water Bodies as Resources * Building and Designing with Nature: Urban Design * Planning: Green Cities, Growing Cities, Just Cities? Urban Planning and the Contradictions of Sustainable Development * Resources: Resource Conservation and Waste Management * Part IV: Seeking Action at City Level - Agenda 21: A Form of Joint Environmental Management in Manizales, Columbia * Let's Build Cities for Life - The National Campaign of Local Agenda 21s In Peru * Development Indicators of Sustainable Community: Lessons from Sustainable Seattle * Indicators and Information Systems for Sustainable Development * Is There Method in our Measurement? The Use of Indicators in Local Sustainable Development Planning * Part V: Sustainable Development for Cities within a Regional National and Global Context * Sustainable Cities: A Contradiction in Terms * The Rural, Regional and Global Impacts of Cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853836015 20160528
  • The Context ? Linking Sustainable Development and Cities ? Different Sectoral Programmes that Contribute to the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in Cities ? Seeking Action at City Level ? Sustainable Development for Cities within a Regional and Global Context.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853836022 20160528
The last five years have brought an enormous growth in the literature on how urban development can meet human needs and ensure ecological sustainability. This collection brings together the most outstanding contributions from leading experts on the issues surrounding sustainable cities and urban development. "The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Cities" is fully international in scope and coverage. It will be the basic introduction to the subject for a wide range of students in urban geography, planning and environmental studies, and is essential reading for professionals involved with the successful running and development of cities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853836015 20160528
Green Library
168 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 22 cm.
  • Acknowledgements 005 Introduction: A New Urban Ideal 009 Spatialised Intelligence 011 Technology, Space and Politics 015 Chapter 1: The Advent of the Smart City, from Flow Management to Event Control 023 Defining the Smart City 024 Self-Fulfilling Fictions 030 The Sentient and Sensory City 037 Massive Quantities of Data 046 What Happens 052 Chapter 2: A Tale of Two Cities 067 Neocybernetic Temptation 069 The Cyborg-City Hypothesis 078 Spontaneous City, Collaborative City 083 The Digital Individual 091 Chapter 3: Urban Intelligence, Space and Maps 105 Augmented Reality and Geolocation 106 Towards Three-Dimensional Urbanism 110 A New Relationship to Infrastructure 119 The Stakes of Representation 124 A New Aesthetic 138 Laboratories of Public Life in the Digital Age 140 Conclusion: The Challenges of Intelligence 145 The Limits of All-Digital Solutions 146 The Necessary Diversification of Scenarios 149 Public/Private 153 From Event to History 154 Bibliography 158 Index 162 Picture Credits 167.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119075592 20160619
As cities compete globally, the Smart City has been touted as the important new strategic driver for regeneration and growth. Smart Cities are employing information and communication technologies in the quest for sustainable economic development and the fostering of new forms of collective life. This has made the Smart City an essential focus for engineers, architects, urban designers, urban planners, and politicians, as well as businesses such as CISCO, IBM and Siemens. Despite its broad appeal, few comprehensive books have been devoted to the subject so far, and even fewer have tried to relate it to cultural issues and to assume a truly critical stance by trying to decipher its consequences on urban space and experience. This cultural and critical lens is all the more important as the Smart City is as much an ideal permeated by Utopian beliefs as a concrete process of urban transformation. This ideal possesses a strong self-fulfilling character: our cities will become 'Smart' because we want them to. This book opens with an examination of the technological reality on which Smart Cities are built, from the chips and sensors that enable us to monitor what happens within the infrastructure to the smartphones that connect individuals. Through these technologies, the urban space appears as activated, almost sentient. This activation generates two contrasting visions: on the one hand, a neo-cybernetic ambition to steer the city in the most efficient way; and on the other, a more bottom-up, participative approach in which empowered individuals invent new modes of cooperation. A thorough analysis of these two trends reveals them to be complementary. The Smart City of the near future will result from their mutual adjustment. In this process, urban space plays a decisive role. Smart Cities are contemporary with a 'spatial turn' of the digital. Based on key technological developments like geo-localisation and augmented reality, the rising importance of space explains the strategic role of mapping in the evolution of the urban experience. Throughout this exploration of some of the key dimensions of the Smart City, this book constantly moves from the technological to the spatial as well as from a critical assessment of existing experiments to speculations on the rise of a new form of collective intelligence. In the future, cities will become smarter in a much more literal way than what is often currently assumed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119075592 20160619
Green Library
30 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
Green Library


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