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Metropolitan Sustainability: Understanding and Improving the Urban Environment

  • Livre Relié
  • 776 Nombre de pages
Global populations have grown rapidly in recent decades, leading to ever increasing demands for shelter, resources, energy and uti... Lire la suite
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Global populations have grown rapidly in recent decades, leading to ever increasing demands for shelter, resources, energy and utilities. Coupled with the worldwide need to achieve lower impact buildings and conservation of resources, the need to achieve sustainability in urban environments has never been more acute. This book critically reviews the fundamental issues and applied science, engineering and technology that will enable all cities to achieve a greater level of metropolitan sustainability, and assist nations in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations. Part one introduces key issues related to metropolitan sustainability, including the use of both urban metabolism and benefit cost analysis. Part two focuses on urban land use and the environmental impact of the built environment. The urban heat island effect, redevelopment of brownfield sites and urban agriculture are discussed in depth, before part three goes on to explore urban air pollution and emissions control. Urban water resources, reuse and management are explored in part four, followed by a study of urban energy supply and management in part five. Solar, wind and bioenergy, the role of waste-to-energy systems in the urban infrastructure, and smart energy for cities are investigated. Finally, part six considers sustainable urban development, transport and planning. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Metropolitan sustainability is an essential resource for low-impact building engineers, sustainability consultants and architects, town and city planners, local/municipal authorities, and national and non-governmental bodies, and provides a thorough overview for academics of all levels in this field. Critically reviews the fundamental issues and applied science, engineering and technology that will enable all cities to achieve a greater level of metropolitan sustainability Will assist nations in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations Chapters discuss urban land use, the environmental impact of the build environment, the urban heat island effect, urban air pollution and emissions control, among other topics ...

Auteur

F. Zeman, New York Institute of Technology, USA



Texte du rabat

This book critically reviews the fundamental issues and applied science, engineering and technology that will enable all cities to achieve a greater level of metropolitan sustainability.



Résumé
Metropolitan sustainability critically reviews the fundamental issues and applied science, engineering and technology that will enable all cities to achieve a greater level of metropolitan sustainability, and assist nations in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations.

Contenu

Part 1 Fundamental issues: A sustainable metropolis; Limits to growth; Separation processes; Sustainable economics; Quantifying sustainability. Part 2 Earth: Material balances; Urban agriculture; Brownfields; Urban heat island. Part 3 Wind (air and light): Metropolitan effects on atmospheric patterns; Chemistry of urban air; Air pollution; Emissions controls; Passive systems. Part 4 Water: Precipitation; Greywater; Water supply; Chemical water and wastewater treatment; Biological water and wastewater treatment. Part 5 Fire: Solar energy; Wind energy; Waste management and energy recovery; Decentralised energy and smart grids; Bioenergy. Part 6 The built environment: Urban planning; Sustainable building design; Transportation; Balancing urban density and natural lighting; Learning from the past.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Metropolitan Sustainability: Understanding and Improving the Urban Environment
Sous-titre: Understanding and Improving the Urban Environment
Éditeur:
Code EAN: 9780857090461
ISBN: 978-0-85709-046-1
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Woodhead Pub
Genre: Nature et technique
nombre de pages: 776
Poids: 1247g
Taille: H241mm x B165mm x T51mm
Année: 2012
Auflage: New