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1. Sustainability [2015]

235 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • The Concepts of Sustainability
  • Sustainability and the Roots of Controversy
  • Sustainability and Consumption
  • Sustainability in the Private Sector : The Role of Business and Industry
  • Sustainability and Governments : The Importance of Public Policies
  • The Special Case of Sustainable Cities
  • Sustainability and the Future.
A concise and accessible examination of sustainability in a range of contemporary contexts, from economic development to government policy.The word "sustainability" has been connected to everything from a certain kind of economic development to corporate promises about improved supply sourcing. But despite the apparent ubiquity of the term, the concept of sustainability has come to mean a number of specific things. In this accessible guide to the meanings of sustainability, Kent Portney describes the evolution of the idea and examines its application in a variety of contemporary contexts -- from economic growth and consumption to government policy and urban planning.Portney takes as his starting point the 1987 definition by the World Commission on Environment and Development of sustainability as economic development activity that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." At its heart, Portney explains, sustainability focuses on the use and depletion of natural resources. It is not the same as environmental protection or natural resource conservation; it is more about finding some sort of steady state so that the earth can support both human population and economic growth. Portney looks at political opposition to the promotion of sustainability, which usually questions the need for sustainability or calls its costs unacceptable; collective and individual consumption of material goods and resources and to what extent they must be curtailed to achieve sustainability; the role of the private sector, and the co-opting of sustainability by corporations; government policy on sustainability at the international, national, and subnational levels; and how cities could become models for sustainability action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262528504 20171017
Green Library
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.
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
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
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.
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
217 pages ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
150 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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)
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
106 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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.
197 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 x 23 cm.
Green Library
xiii, 189 pages ; 21 cm
  • Introduction - Markets, Governments, and Smart Growth .- Sprawl and Smart Growth .- Managing Urban Growth in Oregon and California .- The Smart Growth Machine: Coalitions of Entrepreneurs .-Smart Growth and the Great Recession .- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319410265 20170403
This book examines smart growth entrepreneurs-innovators in government, development companies, architectural firms, and other organizations, who coalesce to shift policies and markets toward green planning and building practices. Cities across the world are trying to manage their population and economic growth by implementing the design principles of Smart Growth and New Urbanism, developing green buildings that are compact, mixed-use, and in close proximity to transit services. How do innovators, governments, and markets interact in this planning and development process? The book profiles smart growth entrepreneurs and their projects in both Southern California and the suburbs of Portland, Oregon. The author highlights the unique obstacles, political and economic, that these actors encounter and details the centrality of markets and regulations in sustainable urban development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319410265 20170403
Green Library
127 pages ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)


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