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xxi, 370 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
231 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
1 online resource.
  • What constitutes a smart city? / Sekhar Kondepudi, Ramita Kondepudi
  • Smart cities and the internet: from mode 2 to triple helix accounts of their evolution / Mark Deakin
  • Evaluating the smart and sustainable built environment in urban planning / Patrizia Lombardi, Silvia Giordano
  • Smart cities: a salad bowl of citizens, ICT, and environment / Elsa Negre, Camille Rosenthal-Sabroux
  • Challenges and opportunities for the development and management of urban green areas in Addis Ababa: the case of cooperative housing green areas and street trees in Nifas Silk Lafto Sub-City / Gebrye Kefelew, Tebarek Lika
  • Living labs and urban smartness: the experimental nature of emerging governance models / Grazia Concilio, Francesco Molinari
  • Multi-scale, multi-dimensional modelling of future energy systems / Catalina Spataru, Andreas Koch, Pierrick Bouffaron
  • ICT-based solutions supporting energy systems for smart cities / Wolfgang Loibl [and 7 others]
  • Electronic and ICT solutions for smart buildings and urban areas / Luca Tamburini, Maurizio Rossi, Davide Brunelli
  • An innovative approach to vehicle electrification for smart cities / Promiti Dutta [and 3 others]
  • New transportation systems for smart cities / Christos G. Cassandras
  • Smart, sustainable, and safe urban transportation systems: recent developments in the Asia-Pacific region / Hoong-Chor Chin, Yueying Wang
  • Wireless access networks for smart cities / Hervé Rivano [and 6 others]
  • Community mesh networks: citizens' participation in the deployment of smart cities / Primavera De Filippi
  • Crowdsensing in smart cities: technical challenges, open issues, and emerging solution guidelines / Paolo Bellavista [and 4 others]
  • Visualising data for smart cities / Michael Batty [and 3 others]
  • From the smart city to the people-friendly city: usability of tools and data in urban planning / Giulia Melis, Elena Masala, Matteo Tabasso
  • Mobility, data, and behavior: the TrafficO2 case study / Salvatore Di Dio [and 4 others]
  • Energy investment in smart cities unlocking financial instruments in Europe / Francesca Romana Medda, Candace Partridge, Gianni Carbonaro
  • Attaining sustainable, smart investment: the smart city as a place-based capital allocation instrument / Eugenio Leanza, Gianni Carbonaro.
As population growth accelerates, researchers and professionals face challenges as they attempt to plan for the future. Urban planning is a significant component in addressing the key concerns as the world population moves towards the city and leaves the rural environment behind, yet there are many factors to consider for a well rounded community. The Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities brings together the necessary research and interdisciplinary discussion to address dilemmas created by population growth and the expansion of urban environments. This publication is an essential reference source for researchers, academicians, investors, and practitioners interested in the urban planning and technological advancements necessary for the creation of smart cities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466682825 20160619
1 online resource (212 p.)
  • Towards a New Framework for Urbanization and Sustainability / Michail Fragkias, Christopher G. Boone
  • What Is a City? An Essential Definition for Sustainability / Peter J. Marcotullio, William Solecki
  • Ecology and Environmental Justice: Understanding Disturbance Using Ecological Theory / Steward T. A. Pickett, Christopher G. Boone
  • Connecting Environmental Justice, Sustainability, and Vulnerability / Christopher G. Boone, Michail Fragkias
  • Urban Ecology and Nature's Services Infrastructure: Policy Implications of the Million Trees Initiative of the City of Los Angeles / Stephanie Pincetl
  • Risky Business: Cap-and-Trade, Public Health, and Environmental Justice / Manuel Pastor, Rachel Morello-Frosch, James Sadd
  • Urbanization, Environmental Justice, and Social-Environmental Vulnerability in Brazil / Andrea Ferraz Young
  • Environmental Inequality in São Paulo City: An Analysis of Differential Exposure of Social Groups to Situations of Environmental Risk / Humberto P. F. Alves, Ricardo Ojima
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Socio-ecological Justice in Chile's Metropolitan Areas: The Role of Spatial Planning Instruments / Jonathan R. Barton
  • Double Exposure in the Sunbelt: The Sociospatial Distribution of Vulnerability in Phoenix, Arizona / Bob Bolin, Juan Declet Barreto, Michelle Hegmon
  • Climate Change, Urban Flood Vulnerability, and Responsibility in Taipei / Li-Fang Chang, Karen C. Seto, Shu-Li Huang.
This book offers a global perspective and case studies that address three themes. The first is global environmental change, understood not as unidirectional human degradation of the biophysical world, but as the integration of social and ecological dynamics on multiple spatial and temporal scales. Global environmental change is meaningful only when we incorporate the feedbacks, cascading effects, thresholds, lags, and interactions between societies and ecosystems. The second theme is urbanization. Cities are and will continue to be the primary human habitat, and urbanization processes will drive and respond to the challenges posed by global environmental change. Growing urban populations can create negative pressures on global ecosystems, but can also be the seedbeds of solutions to global sustainability challenges. The third theme of the book is justice. Urbanization and global environmental change have created gross inequities, with the most vulnerable suffering a disproportionate burden of ill effects. A focus on justice can ameliorate existing and future inequities while addressing the fundamental normative underpinnings of sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789400756656 20160615
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
294 p. : ill. maps ; 25 cm.
Green Library
138 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 149 p. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 208 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
  • Presentation (Mayor of Naples) Introduction: The environmental design at reduced foot-print. Bioregionalist technologies and materials. Part I: Investigation of the urban systems according to the technological approach to the environmental design 1. A new strategy for the city: sustainable regeneration. 2. The bioregionalist vision of environmental design 3. Zero Km materials and products suitable for urban regeneration 4. Recycling and waste as resource for the urban and social transformations 5. The contribution of an assorted expertise: how to guarantee subsidiarity and integration. Part II: Technological approach to environmental design. Application to some Urban case-studies Introduction 1. Urban squares 2. The oblique city 3. Urban Waterfront 4. Decayed suburbs Part III: Technological approach to environmental design. Application to peri- urban case-studies Introduction 1. Touristic waterfronts 2. Disused industrial areas 3. Hyper-commercial areas 4. Wetlands 5. Peri-urban parks Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138999398 20160619
This book explores the role of technology in ecological urban design and regeneration. Part I provides theoretical and methodological insights into technological approaches that offer optimum respect to existing cultural and natural environments, while offering minimum impact and carbon footprint. Parts II and III provide contextualised examples that demonstrate the use, or proposal of, sustainable technologies and solutions for regenerating parts of the urban and peri-urban. The case studies offer insights from the Mediterranean and the Middle East in a diverse range of spaces, from central urban squares, oblique cities, urban waterfronts, decaying suburbs, to peri-urban areas such as touristic waterfronts, former industrial areas, hyper-commercial areas, humid zones and parks.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138999398 20160619
Green Library
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
278 p. : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm
Green Library
xxii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: scale matters and relevance Section 1: Nature based strategies for urban environment Section 2: Nature based strategies and technologies Section 3: Nature based strategies: benefits and challenges Section 4: Nature based strategies: social, economic and environmental sustainability Summary: suggestions for further research and marker development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128121504 20180416
Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability reviews the current state-of-the-art on the topic. In the introduction, the editors review the fundamental concepts of nature elements in the built environment, along with the strategies that are necessary for their inclusion in buildings and cities. Part One describes strategies for the urban environment, discussing urban ecosystems and ecosystem services, while Part Two covers strategies and technologies, including vertical greening systems, green roofs and green streets. Part Three covers the quantitative benefits, results, and issues and challenges, including energy performances and outdoor comfort, air quality improvement, acoustic performance, water management and biodiversity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128121504 20180416
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
150 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (ix, 329 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts
  • Part 1. Amenity Migration Meta Themes-- The Amenity Migrants: Ecological Challenge to Our Contemporary Shangri-La, L A G Moss-- The Spiritual Dimension of Moving to the Mountains, H Locke-- Guiding Back From the Precipice: Leveraging the Power of Recreation Users to Protect Mountain Environments, L McMillan-- Part 2. Amenity Migrants in The Americas-- Geographic Perspectives on Amenity Migration Across The USA: National, Regional and Local Scale Analysis, P B Nelson-- Santa Fe, A Fading Dream: 1986 Profile and 2005 Postscript, R S Glorioso and L A G Moss-- 'Too Much Love?' The Environmental and Community Impacts of Amenity Migration on Jackson Hole, Wyoming, M Lynch-- Gateway to Glacier: Will Amenity Migrants in Northwest Montana Lead the Way for Amenity Conservation? S Thompson-- Alberta's Amenities Rush, B Robinson and C Stark-- Finding a Pad in Paradise: Amenity Migration Effects on Whistler, British Columbia, S R Moore, P W Williams and A Gill-- Cultural Survival and Environmental Degradation in the Mountains of the Secwepemc, J R Billy-- Planning for Amenity Migration in Communities of the British Columbia Hinterland, R Chipeniuk-- A Brief History of Amenity Migration in the Adirondack Mountains, W R Glass-- Cultural and Environmental Amenities in Peri-Urban Change: The Case of San Antonio de Escazu, Costa Rica, P Chaverri P.-- Amenity Migration Impacts on the Patagonian Mountain Community of San Martin de los Andes, Argentina, A Otero, L Nakoyama, S Marioni, E Gallego, A Lonac, A Dimitriu, R Gonzalez, and C Hosid-- Part 3. Amenity Migrants in Europe-- The Specifics of Amenity Migration in the European Alps, M Perlik-- Second Homes, Work Commuting and Amenity Migrants in Norway's Mountain Areas, T Flognfeidt Jr.-- Amenity Migration and Tourism Development in the Tarna Mountains, Sweden, D K Muller-- Part 4. Amenity Migrants in Asia and the Pacific-- Bioregion in Jeopardy: The Strategic Challenge of Amenity Migration in Baguio, The Philippines, R S Glorioso-- Green Change: Inland Amenity Migration in Australia, R Buckley, N Sanders, C Ollenburg, and J Warnken-- Amenity Migration in the South Island of New Zealand: Contestation for Land and Landscape in Central Otago, C M Hall-- Part 5: The Future-- Global Amenity Migration: Next Steps and The Longer View, A G Moss-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851990842 20160528
This is the first volume to be published that describes and explains the expanding, complex global phenomenon 'amenity migration' and its profound effects on the natural environment and culture in mountain regions. The book describes and analyses the challenges and opportunities of amenity migration and its management, and offers related recommendations. The book covers the subject through case studies at international, regional and local levels, along with overarching themes such as environmental sustainability and equity, mountain recreation users, housing, and spiritual motivation. A crucial issue addressed is the relationship of amenity migration to tourism, and migration motivated by economic gain. The introduction and concluding chapters bring all the information together and summarise in a manner of theoretical and practical value for both academics and practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851990842 20160528
310 pages ; 25 cm
  • Low-carbon building development policies and trends in China
  • Comprehensive evaluation of low-carbon development of 110 cities in China
  • The low-carbon development situation in Chinese cities and the main objectives during the 12th five-year plan period
  • Technical methods for overall energy planning for low-carbon cities and their applications
  • Integrated technology for efficient coal water slurry preparation and combustion and applications : take Zhuzhou Lanyu Thermal Energy Technology Development Co., Ltd. as an example
  • Applied research on urban low-carbon transportation technologies in China
  • Research on urban waste recycling technology applications
  • Research on low-carbon technologies for packaging waste disposal
  • Carbon reduction technologies for the packaging product manufacturing process and their application research
  • Exploration and discussions of carbon reduction in paper packaging material production
  • Practice and countermeasures of low-carbon transportation development of Zhuzhou City in the urban transformation process
  • Discussion of typical foreign and domestic urban law-carbon development modes
  • Transformation modes and reference for domestic and foreign industrial law-carbon development.
In China, as Internet of Things and cloud-computing have been widely used in various areas, the concept of Intelligent City quickly became one of the most exciting topics in urban development. Various institutes and organizations (e.g., National Technology Department, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences) proposed their ideas on how to build intelligent cities in China. Intelligent City has tremendous benefits to modern China. First of all, China needs to construct its own intelligent cities in order to realize the economic transformation (from extensive to intensive, from low end to high end and from follower to leader), the industry upgrade, as well as transformation in city development. Secondly, Intelligent City is also an important new approach to boost China's economy since the traditional economic forms, such as real estate, automobiles, and import and export, are currently in a downtrend. Most importantly, utilizing the high-tech methods can help us build low-carbon cities. According to estimates, by building intelligent cities, we are able to increase the efficiency of energy saving and emission reduction by 30%-40%. In order to facilitate the healthy development of intelligent cities in China, build the competitive advantage of Chinese cities in the world, and respond to the high demand for information on Intelligent City from readers, this book discusses in detail the status, current problems, perspectives and methods in the development of Intelligent City in China.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844644063 20170306
Law Library (Crown)
200 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
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
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
106 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
1 online resource (33 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
Government Information State and Local Collection
xviii, 287 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Comparison of urban environmental transitions in North America and Asia Pacific / Peter John Marcotullio
  • Formulating sustainable systems / Yoshitsugu Aoki
  • Sustainable economies and urban sustainability / Makoto Maruyama
  • Land, waste, and pollution : challenging history in creating a sustainable Tokyo metropolis / Tokue Shibata
  • Buildings/city patterns and energy consumption / Takashi Kawanaka
  • Car use and sustainability : reflection on retail development control systems / Kiyoshi Takami
  • Population stability and urban area / Hidenori Tamagawa and Nobuhiro Ehara
  • Urban sustainability : a case study of environmental movements in Kamakura / Junko Ueno and Masahisa Sonobe
  • Housing complex replacement and "mental" sustainability / Yoko Shimizu
  • Sustainable community development : a strategy for a smart community / Osamu Soda.
Japan, one of the world's most urbanized countries, offers a remarkable series of lessons for sustainable urban planning. This book draws together experts in engineering, the humanities, social sciences, and mental health to introduce Japanese experiences and compare them with international research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280811247 20160528
Green Library
61 p. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
iv, 30 leaves : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
49 p. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
211 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM.
Green Library
357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Actes du colloque du 24 avril 2014 au Conseil économique, social et environnemental -- Témoignages introductifs -- Table ronde. Les réseaux dans les territoires, du génie urbain à la ville durable -- Réflexions et témoignages -- Table ronde. Économie, entreprise et action publique -- Réflexions et témoignages -- Table ronde. Expertise et décision publique : l'ingénieur dans son temps -- Réflexions et témoignages -- Allocution de clôture -- Photographies -- Sélection de textes de Claude Martinand.
"Comment mettre en oeuvre, sans dogmatisme mais avec fermeté et générosité, les principes fondamentaux d'une république démocratique ? Comment promouvoir une action publique éclairée, équitable, efficace et innovante ? Quelle portée pratique peuvent avoir le développement durable et la transition écologique? Sur quoi fonder la garantie de l'accès de tous aux services publics? De quelles connaissances et savoir-faire ont besoin les ingénieurs d'aujourd'hui pour répondre aux exigences de notre temps? Ingénieur, administrateur, dirigeant d'entreprises publiques, haut fonctionnaire, enseignant, Claude Martinand a constamment cherché et proposé des réponses à ces questions. Il y fut aidé par une lucidité et une curiosité intellectuelle remarquées. Cet ouvrage témoigne de sa réflexion et de son action, à partir des actes du colloque qui lui fut consacré en avril 2014 au Conseil économique, social et environnemental, et d'une sélection de ses nombreux écrits."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
144 pages ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vii, 288 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
  • Planning regions / Ethan Seltzer and Armando Carbonell
  • Plan with nature : the legacy of Ian McHarg / Frederick Steiner
  • A region of one's own / Kathryn A. Foster
  • Planning for equity, fighting for justice : planners, organizers, and the struggle for metropolitan inclusion / Manuel Pastor and Chris Benner
  • Regional planning on the frontier / Deborah E. Popper and Frank J. Popper
  • Green regions, green regionalism / Timothy Beatley
  • Regional planning for sustainability and hegemony of metropolitan regionalism / Gerrit Knaap and Rebecca Lewis
  • Engaging the public and communicating successfully in regional planning / John Fregonese and C. J. Gabbe
  • Moving forward : the promise of megaregions and high-speed rail / Robert D. Yaro
  • Regional practice, regional prospect / Ethan Seltzer and Armando Carbonell.
Green Library
xii, 157 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Sustainable Development and the Urban Agenda 2. Dimensions of Sustainable Urban Development 3. Producing Urban Development 4. Governing for Sustainability 5. Governing and Learning 6. Information and Sustainable Urban Development 7. Financial Incentives and Sustainable Urban Development 8. Spatial Planning for Sustainable Urban Development 9. Regulating for Sustainable Urban Development 10. Prospects for Sustainable Urban Development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844078196 20160604
Achieving urban sustainability is amongst the most pressing issues facing planners and governments. This book is the first to provide a cohesive analysis of sustainable urban development and to examine the processes by which change in how urban areas are built can be achieved. The author looks at how sustainable urban development can be delivered on the ground through a comprehensive analysis of the different modes of governing for new urban development. Governing for Sustainable Urban Development: considers a range of policy tools that influence urban development and that constitute different modes of governing provides an innovative conceptual emphasis on learning within governing processes draws on a wide range of existing research, policy and literature together with case study material focussing on London is above all concerned with demonstrating how sustainable urban development can be delivered in practice. This title be essential reading for students, academics and professionals in planning, urban design and architecture world-wide working to achieve sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844078196 20160604
Green Library
255 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Green Library
xvi, 256 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 21 x 24 cm.
  • Preface. Introduction. Urban versus suburban form. Why retrofits? Why now? Organization of the book. Acknowledgements. PART I. THE ARGUMENT. Chapter 1: Instant Cities, Instant Architecture, and Incremental Metropolitanism. Instant cities and suburban retrofits. Instant architecture, instant public space. Incremental metropolitanism. How sustainable? How urban? Portfolio of Suburban Retrofits. PART II. THE EXAMPLES. Chapter 2: Retrofitting Garden Apartments and Residential Subdivisions to address density and the new demographics. Demographic changes. Never homogenous? The new suburban history. The imperative to accommodate diversity. Retrofitting residential subdivisions. Revising the rules: Kansas City First Suburbs Coalition and DADUs in Seattle. Connect the culs-de-sac: Apollo Beach and Laurel Bay. From subdivision to edge city: Greenway Plaza. From subdivision to TOD: MetroWest. Reintegrating garden apartment buffer sites. Accommodating new immigrants: Brookside Apartments and Gulfton. Market devaluation: Park Forest Courts. Gentrification infill: Gramercy and The Colony. Tomorrow's suburbanites. Residential retrofitting typology or where to park the cars. Chapter 3: Residential Case Study: Changes to "Levittown". The earliest postwar suburbs are sixty years old. Chapter 4: From Commercial Strips to Social and Sustainable Infrastructure. Third places in suburbia? History of the strip and its building types. The drive out of town. Adaptive re-use of big boxes and strip malls for community-serving activities. Reviving ghostboxes. From strip malls to community anchors: La Grande Orange and Camino Nuevo. Retrofitting shopping centers - the middle scale. Re-greening: Phalen. Public sector strategies to support retrofitting. Santana Row's rough road to riches. From strip centers to new downtown: Temple Terrace. Retrofitting the corridors themselves. The transit boulevard and the urban network. Return of the multiway boulevard: Cathedral City. Rezoning corridors: three examples in Atlanta. Inducing transit on a corridor through form-based codes: Columbia Pike. Retrofitting the urban structure of commercial strips. Social infrastructure. Chapter 5: Strips Case Study: Mashpee Commons, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Attaching to a well-established fragment of urbanism. Chapter 6: From Regional Malls, to New Downtowns Through Mixed-Use and Public Space. The significance of public space. A brief history of malls. Dead and dying malls. Changing uses to meet local needs. Downsizing: Park Forest and Willingboro. From enclosed malls to new downtowns. From dead mall to new downtown: Mizner Park. Turning a mall inside out: Winter Park Village. Incremental metropolitanism around Denver: Englewood CityCenter. Infilling around a live mall. You can save the tree and have Tiffany's too: Walnut Creek. From mall to transit-served university and office tower: Surrey Central City. The role and form of mixed-use and public space in retrofitted malls. Chapter 7: Mall Case Study: Cottonwood, Holladay, Utah. From concept to press release. Chapter 8: Mall Case Study: Belmar, Lakewood, Colorado. "Enrich your Life, Not your Lawn" in Lakewood's new downtown. Chapter 9: Edge City Infill: Improving Walkability and Interconnectivity. Redirecting Edge Cities. The evolution of edge and edgeless cities. Edgeless cities. Infilling edge cities. Addison Circle. Legacy Town Center. Perimeter Center. How effective are the infill strategies?. Edge city retrofits across multiple parcels. The future of edge cities. Chapter 10: Edge City Case Study: Downtown Kendall/Dadeland, Miami-Dade County, Florida. Zoning the creation of new blocks and squares over multiple parcels. Chapter 11: Office and Industrial Park Retrofits to Recruit the Creative Class. Suburban industrial parks, office parks, and corporate campuses. Non-concentric patterns of commuting. Polycentric Atlanta: Bellsouth in Lenox Park, Midtown and Lindbergh City Center. Recruiting the creative class. Retrofitting suburban workplaces. Glass box lofts: Cloud 9 Sky Flats. Lofts on the Interstate: Upper Rock. Retrofitting industrial parks. Instant Urbanism: Westwood Station. Chapter 12: Office Park Case Study: University Town Center, Prince George's County, Maryland. Finishing a job started almost half a century ago. Epilogue: The Landscape of Incremental Metropolitanism in 2050. Endnotes. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470041239 20160528
While there has been considerable attention by practitioners and academics to development in urban cores and new neighborhoods on the periphery of cities, there has been little attention to the redesign and redevelopment of existing suburbs. Here is a comprehensive guidebook for architects, planners, urban designers, and developers that illustrates how existing suburbs can be redesigned and redeveloped. The authors, both architects and noted experts on the subject, show how development in existing suburbs can absorb new growth and evolve in relation to changed demographic, technological, and economic conditions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470041239 20160528
Green Library
486 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
346 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm + 1 computer disc (CD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in.)
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
305 p. : ill., plans ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
307 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Part I: Context - Introduction * The State of the City-Region * Trends and Prospects * City-Region 2020 * Part II: Key Sectors - The Built Environment * Travel and Transport * Land and Ecology * Water and Pollution * Energy and Climate * Economy and Work * Part III: Putting it Together - Lifestyle and Community * Regeneration * Funding the City-Region * Summary and Conclusions * Abbreviations and Acronyms * Core Indicators * Rio Principles and Agenda 21 * References * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853836077 20160528
Based on analysis of the Manchester city-region, this book offers a vision of a sustainable urban future, through integrated strategic management of the entire city-region. It translates principles into practice for achieving the necessary balance to ensure a higher standard of living and safe environment. The text presents: a 25-year horizon for the evolution and restructuring of the urban system; a focus for linkages and synergies between economic, social and environmental sectors; technical scenarios for land use, energy and material flows; spatial scenarios for each area and settlement type; and, lateral thinking on cultural, information, localization and globalization trends. Also included are practical actions, methods and tools such as sustainability indicators and appraisals that can be applied anywhere in the western world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853836077 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
126, [16] p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
  • Le développement urbain durable en Europe et en Amérique du Nord.
Green Library
208 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource (241 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)


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