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Future Cities: Dynamics and Sustainability / Edition 1

Future Cities: Dynamics and Sustainability / Edition 1


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Future Cities: Dynamics and Sustainability / Edition 1

The world's burgeoning cities are a critical fact of the 21st Century - and represent one of the greatest challenges to the future. By the year 2050 cities with populations over three million will more than double from 70 today to over 150.

The authors in this book claim that contrary to conventional wisdom, that cities distort natural processes, just the opposite is true. Cities are far more than the sinks of energy, vast drains of natural resources, and obstacles to sustainable development. Properly managed, they claim, cities can be transformative arenas in which raw materials may be rationally and economically developed to support people decently, and whole regions sustainably.

This volume provides new ideas for managing the mega-cities of our future. The editors' goal is to shape a new way of thinking about mega-cities - one that promotes their function in modern societies as engines of the ideas, technologies, and loci of political will needed to build a new regime of global sustainability.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402005404
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 04/30/2002
Series: Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries , #1
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Future Cities: Dynamics and Sustainability; F. Moavenzadeh, et al. Introduction. Cities: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability; B. Liddle, F. Moavenzadeh.
I: Resource Management on a Regional Scale.
1. Restructuring Urban Systems; P. Baccini, et al. 2. Carbon Management in Future Cities: Long-Term Scenarios for the Transition to a Second Solar Society; D.B. Muller, et al. 3. Sustainable Water Management; T. Aramaki.
II: Urban Activities: Local and Global Impacts.
4. A Multisystems Analysis of Sustainable Development: Brook Revitalization in Zurich; M. Hugentobler, S. Gysi. 5. Environmental Loading of Resources and Heat Recovery; K. Hanaki. 6. Towards Sustainable Urban Transport: Finding Synergies Between Lowering Local and Global Impacts; B. Liddle, F. Moavenzadeh. 7. The Urban Heat Environment and Urban Sustainability. S. Dhakal. 8. 'Green' Buildings: Private and Public Gains; B. Liddle, M. Finch.
III: Developing and Developed Countries: Challenges and Cooperation.
9. The Sustainability Challenge for Climate Change: Balancing Inter- and Intragenerational Equity; B. Liddle, F. Moavenzadeh. 10. Megacities and Global Accords; N. Choucri. 11. Research Partnerships with Developing Countries: Applying Material Flux Analysis in Tunja, Colombia; C. Binder.

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