Decarbonising Cities: Mainstreaming Low Carbon Urban Development

Decarbonising Cities: Mainstreaming Low Carbon Urban Development

by Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319365800
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2016
Series: Green Energy and Technology
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

This book summarises the research undertaken by Dr Vanessa Rauland during her PhD, which was guided by Professor Peter Newman. Vanessa spent over four years coordinating an Australian Research Council (ARC) Industry Linkage Grant titled ‘Decarbonising Cities and Regions’ and currently lectures at Curtin University in the areas of Climate Policy and Decarbonising Cities. Peter is a Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and has been working and conducting research on cities for over forty years. He has published 15 books on a range of urban sustainability issues, making him one of the most well known authors in this field. He sits on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and is a lead author on Transport in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.

Table of Contents

Addressing Three Wicked Problems.- The Global Shift to a Low Carbon Economy.- Why Cities?.- Low Carbon Resource Management in Cities.- The Precinct – The New Scale for Decarbonising.- Eco Precincts.- The Rise of Carbon Neutrality.- Counting Carbon in Cities.- Rating Carbon in Urban Development.- Certifying for Carbon Neutrality.- Spotlight: The Australian Government Carbon Neutral Standard.- A New Framework and Core Elements.- Making it work.- Final Thoughts.

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