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Handbook on Urban Sustainability

Handbook on Urban Sustainability

by Nolberto Munier (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2007)

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This book, written by specialists from Canada, India, Italy, Palestine, Peru, Spain and the Netherlands, is a guide to establishing a city on a sustainable path. It addresses sustainable urban planning issues by breaking the city down to its components. A broad range of planning and sustainability considerations are discussed. Important concluding chapters provide a ‘what to do and how to do it’ practical roadmap for implementing a sustainability program.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401776684
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2007
Pages: 804
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.07(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors. Acknowledgements.- Preface: The Ecological Footprint Of Cities And Regions: Comparing Resource Availability with Resource Demand.- Introduction.- Characteristics and Analysis of Urban Sustainable Systems.- Urban Social Sustainability.- The City and Its Environment.- Economy of the City and its Region.- Improving Lives of Slum Dwellers: Challenges and Strategies.- Planning for Sustainable Urban Environments.- Towards Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure Asset Management.- Urban Energy Management.- Urban Transportation Management.- Energy Use and Urban Buildings.- An Example of Creation of Self-Managed Cities.- Urban Wastes Management.- Water in the Urban Environment.- Natural Risk Assessment and Management.- Urban Reconstruction.- Road Map to Urban Sustainability and Decision-Making.- Process for Implementing a Municipal Sustainability Plan.- Glossary. Index.- Colour Plates.

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