Urban Development for the 21st Century: Managing Resources and Creating Infrastructure

1st Edition

Kimberly Etingoff

Apple Academic Press
Published July 29, 2015
Reference - 364 Pages - 67 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771882576 - CAT# N11383

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Summary

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Urban planners around the world are increasingly concerned with creating and maintaining cities that are healthy for both the environment and for individuals. Cities are at the forefront of the trend toward sustainable living, since they are the site of concentrated population, resource use, and greenhouse gas emissions, yet also have the tools and the resources to address climate change and environmental degradation. Part of the modern urban planner’s challenge is to impact individual behavior on a systemic, urban scale, since sustainable cities are made up of systems that encourage sustainable behavior.

The articles chosen for this compendium cover many aspects of urban living on this individual yet systematic scale. Included are chapters that focus on:

  • How individuals, households, and cities use resources and create greenhouse gas emissions
  • How urban resources can be expanded to include waste streams
  • Options for measuring and encouraging sustainable transportation
  • Cities’ renewable and non-renewable energy demands
  • Sustainable housing solutions

Case studies and up-to-date research provide urban planners with new options for creating cities that will meet the demands of the twenty-first century. Also appropriate for graduate students who are preparing for careers related to urban planning, this compendium captures and integrates the current work being done in this vitally important field.