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State of the World : Can a City Be Sustainable?

By: Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Series: State of the World | SpringerLink BücherPublisher: Washington, DC ; s.l. : Island Press/Center for Resource Economics, 2016Description: Online-Ressource (Approx. 300 p, online resource)ISBN:
  • 9781610917568
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: 9781610915694 | Druckausg.: 978-1-61091-569-4 LOC classification:
  • GE195-199 GE196
  • GE1-350
  • GE195-199
  • GE196
DOI: DOI: 10.5822/978-1-61091-756-8Online resources:
Contents:
Foreword / Garrett Fitzgerald
Foreword / Eduardo da Costa Paes
World's cities at a glance / Gary Gardner
Cities as human constructs. Imagining a sustainable city / Gary Gardner ; Cities in the arc of human history : a materials perspective
The urban climate challenge. Cities and greenhouse gas emissions : the scope of the challenge / Tom Prugh and Michael Renner ; Urbanism and global sprawl
Politics, equity, and livability. Remunicipalization, the low-carbon transition, and energy democracy / Andrew Cumbers ; City view: Portland, Oregon, United States
Summary: Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Foreword -- World's Cities at a Glance -- Part I: Cities as Human Constructs -- 1. Imagining a Sustainable City -- 2. Cities in the Arc of Human History: A Materials Perspective -- 3. The City: A System of Systems -- 4. Toward a Vision of Sustainable Cities -- 5. The Energy Wildcard: Possible Energy Constraints to Further Urbanization -- Part II: The Urban Climate Challenge -- 6. Cities and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Scope of the Challenge -- 7. Urbanism and Global Sprawl -- City View: Shanghai, China -- 8. Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Buildings -- City View: Freiberg, Germany -- 9. Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A Crisis of Opportunity -- City View: Melbourne, Australia -- 10. Is 100 Percent Renewable Energy in Cities Possible?- City View: Vancouver, Canada -- 11. Supporting Sustainable Transportation -- 12. Urban Transport and Climate Change -- City View: Singapore -- 13. Source Reduction and Recycling of Waste -- City View: Ahmedabad and Pune, India -- 14. Solid Waste and Climate Change -- City View: Barcelona, Spain -- 15. Rural-Urban Migration, Lifestyles, and Deforestation -- Part III: Politics, Equity, and Livability -- 16. Remunicipalization, the Low-Carbon Transition, and Energy Democracy -- City View: Portland, Oregon, United States -- 17. The Vital Role of Biodiversity in Urban Sustainability -- City View: Jerusalem, Israel -- 18. The Inclusive City: Urban Planning for Diversity and Social Cohesion -- City View: Durban, South Africa -- 19. Urbanization, Inclusion, and Social Justice -- Notes -- IndexSummary: This volume first puts our current moment in context, tracing cities in the arc of human history. It also examines the basic structural elements of every city: materials and fuels; people and economics; and biodiversity. In part two, professionals working on some of the world’s most inventive urban sustainability projects share their first-hand experience. Success stories come from places as diverse as Ahmedabad, India; Freiburg, Germany; and Shanghai, China. In many cases, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Parts three and four examine cross-cutting issues that affect the success of all cities. Topics range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government. Throughout, readers discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrowPPN: PPN: 1658407024Package identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-2-SBL
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