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207 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans (chiefly col.).
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
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
xii, 291 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • PART - 1: Land, Housing & Real Estate Accessibility Analysis to Healthcare Infrastructure in Hill Areas: A Case of Shimla.- Conservation of Cultural Heritage: The Necessities, Trends and the Analysis of Current Practices.- Climate Responsiveness of Wada Architecture.- Investigating the Architectural Manifestations of Path and Place in Sacred Sikh Architecture.- Neighbourhood Planning.- Interrelation of Public Open Spaces and Social Behavior: A Chronological Perspective.- Provision of Ecosystem Services through Urban Parks in Mumbai.- Patterns of Flow: The Spatial Dimension of Water in the Desert.- Assessing Impact of Sea Level Rise Along the Coastline of Mumbai City Using Geographic Information System.- Sustainable Landscaping in Cyclone Prone Areas: A Paradigm Shift.- Urban Regeneration and Social Sustainability of Indore City.- Vernacular Architecture: A Sustainable Approach.- Urban Regeneration and Sustainability: Importance of Sustainable Transport Systems in the Concept of Eco-City.- Bansal Haveli at Bathinda: Sustainability Paradigm. PART 2: Urban Regeneration & Sustainability Politics of Water and Development: Case of Pune.- The Implementation of Phulkari Embroidery Pattern in Interior Decoration.- Religion Interacts with New Urbanism Holistic City Anandpur Sahib.- A Study on Geometrical Motifs with Special Reference to Old Havelis of Saharanpur.- Assessment of Mughal Mural Decoration on Contemporary Architecture of Agra & Jaipur.- Gender And Space in the Paintings of Raja Ravi Verma & Amrita Sher-Gil.- The Idea of Infinite in Indian and Western Art Perceiving it through the Intangible Cultural Identity.- Local Residents' Perception of Social and Economic Impacts of Urban Riverfront Development: Case of Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811021367 20170621
This book is a comprehensive document visualizing the future of built environment from a multidisciplinary dimension, with special emphasis on the Indian scenario. The multidisciplinary focus would be helpful for the readers to cross-refer and understand others' perspectives. The text also includes case studies substantiating theoretical research. This method of composition helps the book to maintain rational balance among theory, research and its contextual application. The book comprises selected papers from the National Conference on Sustainable Built Environment. The chapters provide varied viewpoints on the core issues of urbanization and planning. This compilation would be of interest to students, researchers, professionals and policy makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811021367 20170621
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 244 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), 1 map ; 25 cm.
  • Part A: The background: sustainability in context Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Drivers for change Part B: Planning and designing for sustainability Chapter 3: Strategic environmental planning issues Chapter 4: Designing the built environment Chapter 5: Assessment methodologies Part C: Exploiting the potential Chapter 6: Profiting from sustainable design and development Chapter 7: Case studies (includes: Leicester, Newark and Bedzed, UK-- Austin, Chatanooga and Portland, US-- Malmo, Sweden-- Melbourne and Sydney, Australia-- Hong Kong) Chapter 8: The way forward Bibliography and websites.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750654647 20160528
This practical guide demonstrates the benefits of sustainable design by emphasising its development as an economically viable and profitable option. This title identifies the current problems which demand that a new holistic approach to sustainability be taken on. It details the issues, and provides a range of potential solutions and techniques that can be applied by the architect and urban designer at both the building, and urban scale. It goes on to provide examples of good practice and guidelines for future development - essential information that shows how sustainability has been developed to provide tangible benefits, not only to the environment, but also to users and designers. Learn to profit from sustainable design with this practical guide. Discover how to apply the theory to all projects, from urban to building scale. International case studies from Europe, North America, Australia and Hong Kong make the topic universally relevant.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750654647 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
viii, 261 p. : ill.
  • section 1. The 'new' politics of sustainable urbanism
  • section 2. Building the sustainable city : policy fields, current issues and themes
  • section 3. Placing sustainability : contexts and conflicts
  • section 4. Conclusions.
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
224 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction. The Urban Habitat. Directions in Architecture. Cultural Rhythms. Urban Design in Response. Sensory Attributes. Architecture in Response. On Environmental Economics. The Timeless Way. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750654623 20160528
This well illustrated text forms a critical appraisal of the place and direction of architecture and urban design in a new world order at the start of the 21st century. The book defines architectural and environmental goals for the New Age by analysing recent contemporary work for its responsiveness to important social and environmental issues and comparing it to successful precedents in architecture. It argues that this new sustainable approach to architecture should be recognised as a new development of mainstream architectural history. This practical guide illustrates current social and natural resource issues to aid architects in their approach to future design. Environmental economics is presented as a potential bridge over the divide between the expectations of the business sector and the concerns of environmental lobbies. Through examples and case studies, an accessible analysis of carefully researched data, drawn from primary sources over four continents, allows the author to outline the current urgency for architects and urban designers to respond with real commitment to current and future changing contexts. This book expresses a holistic vision and proposes a value system in response to the diagnosis. It includes: sound architectural and environmental ethics; end user involvement in the design process and technological advances aimed at sustainable resource use. It includes international case studies from Europe, North America, the Developing world including South Africa, South America and Central Asia. It contains 240 images of the world's most important buildings that have had an impact on architectural and urban design in the last decade. Discover the evolution of design through best practice across four continents in this accessible narrative. Explore shifting social, environmental, technological, economic and political issues and their relation to the role of architects, designers and developers in the new millennium.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750654623 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
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
49 p. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
144 pages ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
1 online resource (12 p.) : ill.
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