Sustainable cities : urban planning challenges and policy /

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Uniform title:Sustainable cities (Apple Academic Press)
Imprint:Oakville, ON ; Waretown, NJ : Apple Academic Press, [2016]
Description:xxi, 268 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Subject:Sustainable urban development.
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable development.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Etingoff, Kim, editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"Two trends come together in the world's cities to make urban sustainability a critical issue today. First, greater and greater numbers of people are living in urban areas--and are projected to do so for the foreseeable future. Additionally, cities contribute to climate change in a significant way and must make systemic changes to mitigate and adapt to climate change effects. Urban planners face serious challenges in enhancing sustainability but also have an important set of tools available for creating innovative solutions. This book, Sustainable Cities: Urban Planning Challenges and Policy, adds to the conversation about the place of urban planning in the creation and maintenance of sustainable cities. Urban sustainability has a variety of dimensions. The first section of this book covers the "greening" of cities--introducing natural elements into the cityscape as a way to achieve sustainability. The second part focuses on climate change mitigation and adaptation as pressing challenges facing modern cities. The third section includes chapters on on land use management practices and infrastructure as ways to build more sustainable cities particularly around transportation. Finally, the fourth section recognizes the crucial dimension of water for cities around the world, and describes some water challenges and potential solutions. Together, the book covers a range of planning policy tools useful for improving sustainability and resilience of urban areas."--
Other form:Online version: Toronto ; New Jersey : Apple Academic Press, [2015] 9781771883191
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgment and How to Cite
  • 5. Does Size Matter? Scaling of CO 2 Emissions and U.S. Urban Areas
  • Part III. Sustainable Land Use and Infrastructure
  • 6. Maintaining Climate Change Experiments: Urban Political Ecology and the Everyday Reconfiguration of Urban Infrastructure
  • 7. Assessment of Soil Sealing Management Responses, Strategies, and Targets Toward Ecologically Sustainable Urban Land Use Management
  • 8. Developing a Sustainability Assessment Model: The Sustainable Infrastructure, Land-Use, Environment and Transport Model
  • 9. Quantifying the Total Cost of Infrastructure to Enable Environmentally Preferable Decisions: The Case of Urban Roadway Design
  • Part IV. Urban Water Supply
  • 10. Discussion on Sustainable Water Technologies for Peri-Urban Areas of Mexico City: Balancing Urbanization and Environmental Conservation
  • 11. Global Analysis of Urban Surface Water Supply Vulnerability
  • Author Notes
  • List of Contributors
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Cities and Nature
  • 1. Biophilic Cities Are Sustainable, Resilient Cities
  • 2. Reconnecting Cities to the Biosphere: Stewardship of Green Infrastructure and Urban Ecosystem Services
  • Part II. Addressing Climate Change
  • 3. Implementing Local Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Actions: The Role of Various Policy Instruments in a Multi-Level Governance Context
  • 4. Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Materials at the Urban Scale-Relating Existing Process Life Cycle Assessment Studies to Urban Material and Waste Composition