Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures

Impacts on Architecture and Technology

Author: Stamatina Th. Rassia,Panos M. Pardalos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642376614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

View: 6681

Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures presents works written by eminent international experts from a variety of disciplines including architecture, engineering and related fields. Due to the ever-increasing focus on sustainable technologies, alternative energy sources, and global social and urban issues, interest in the energy systems for cities of the future has grown in a wealth of disciplines. Some of the special features of this book include new findings on the city of the future from the macro to the micro level. These range from urban sustainability to indoor urbanism, and from strategies for cities and global climate change to material properties. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers active in architecture, engineering, the social and computational sciences, building physics and related fields.

Smart Cities in the Mediterranean

Coping with Sustainability Objectives in Small and Medium-sized Cities and Island Communities

Author: Anastasia Stratigea,Elias Kyriakides,Chrysses Nicolaides

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319545582

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 403

View: 1016

This book sheds new light on the current and future challenges faced by cities, and presents approaches, options and solutions enabled by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the smart city context. By focusing on sustainability objectives within a rapidly changing social, economic, environmental and technological setting, it explores a variety of planning challenges faced by contemporary cities and the power of smart city developments in terms of providing innovative tools, approaches, methodologies and technologies to help cities cope with these challenges. Key issues addressed include smart city (e-) planning and (e-)participation; smart data management to facilitate decision-making processes in cities and insular communities on a variety of topics; smart and sustainable management aspects of climate change, water scarcity, mobility, energy, infrastructure, tourism, blue growth, risk assessment; etc. The book presents current and potential pathways and applications for the evolution of smart cities and communities, taking into consideration the unique problems and opportunities emanating from their specific geographical location. The case study examples mainly concern small and medium-sized cities and communities as well as insular areas in the Mediterranean region, while also incorporating lessons learned from other parts of the world. Their focus is on the specific opportunities and threats emerging in these urban and insular environments, which are characterized by their role as globally known tourist destinations, their coastal or port character, and unique cultural resources, as well as the high rated vulnerability in very many sustainability respects (social, economic, biodiversity, urbanization, migration, poverty, etc.) to be found in the Mediterranean region at large

Smart Cities and Smart Spaces: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522570314

Category: Architecture

Page: 1707

View: 8483

As populations have continued to grow and expand, many people have made their homes in cities around the globe. With this increase in city living, it is becoming vital to create intelligent urban environments that efficiently support this growth and simultaneously provide friendly and progressive environments to both businesses and citizens alike. Smart Cities and Smart Spaces: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source that discusses social, economic, and environmental issues surrounding the evolution of smart cities. Highlighting a range of topics such as smart destinations, urban planning, and intelligent communities, this multi-volume book is designed for engineers, architects, facility managers, policymakers, academicians, and researchers interested in expanding their knowledge on the emerging trends and topics involving smart cities.

Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques

Author: Mat Santamouris,Denia Kolokotsa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317658639

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 1629

The urban climate is continuously deteriorating. Urban heat lowers the quality of urban life, increases energy needs, and affects the urban socio-economy. Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques presents steps that can be taken to mitigate this situation through a series of innovative technologies and examples of best practices for the improvement of the urban climate. Including tools for evaluation and a comparative analysis, this book addresses anthropogenic heat, green areas, cool materials and pavements, outdoor shading structures, evaporative cooling and earth cooling. Case studies demonstrate the success and applicability of these measures in various cities throughout the world. Useful for urban designers, architects and planners, Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques is a step by step tour of the innovative technologies improving our urban climate, providing a holistic approach supported by well-established quantitative examples.

Transforming City Governments for Successful Smart Cities

Author: Manuel Pedro Rodríguez-Bolívar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319031678

Category: Law

Page: 185

View: 3718

There has been much attention paid to the idea of Smart Cities as researchers have sought to define and characterize the main aspects of the concept, including the role of creative industries in urban growth, the importance of social capital in urban development, and the role of urban sustainability. This book develops a critical view of the Smart City concept, the incentives and role of governments in promoting the development of Smart Cities and the analysis of experiences of e-government projects addressed to enhance Smart Cities. This book further analyzes the perceptions of stakeholders, such as public managers or politicians, regarding the incentives and role of governments in Smart Cities and the critical analysis of e-government projects to promote Smart Cities’ development, making the book valuable to academics, researchers, policy-makers, public managers, international organizations and technical experts in understanding the role of government to enhance Smart Cities’ projects.

Smart City – Stadt der Zukunft?

Die Smart City 2.0 als lebenswerte Stadt und Zukunftsmarkt

Author: Chirine Etezadzadeh

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658097957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 63

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​Das hier entwickelte Konzept einer lebenswerten Smart City betont die Relevanz der Funktionsfähigkeit und integrierten Resilienz zukunftsfähiger Städte. Die fortschreitende Digitalisierung wird kritisch beleuchtet und der revolutionierte Energiesektor als Fundament des urbanen Lebens erkannt. Das Konzept macht den Menschen und die natürliche Umwelt zum Ausgangspunkt der Betrachtung, was in einem erweiterten Nachhaltigkeitsbegriff und einer ergänzten Produkttheorie resultiert. Die Smart City 2.0 ist ein Chancenraum für ihre Bewohner und ein attraktiver Zukunftsmarkt für innovative Produkte und Dienstleistungen, doch stellt sie die Akteure und Produktentwickler vor vielfältige Herausforderungen.

Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation, and Social Sustainability

Author: Mohammad Dastbaz,Wim Naudé,Jamileh Manoochehri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319745492

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 283

View: 6916

This book tackles the challenges posed by accelerating urbanization, and demystifies Social Sustainability, the least understood of all the different areas of sustainable development. The volume’s twin focus on these profoundly intertwined topics creates a nuanced and vitally important resource. Large migrations from rural areas to cities without appropriate planning and infrastructure improvements, including housing, education and health care optimization, have created significant challenges across the globe. The authors suggest technology-rich strategies to meet these challenges by careful application of data on population growth and movement to the planning, design, and construction of operational infrastructures that can sustainably support our increasingly rapid population growth.

Eco-Cities and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies

Author: Federico Caprotti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137298766

Category: Social Science

Page: 135

View: 6001

The author examines the two most advanced eco-city projects: the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City in China, and Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. These are the most notable attempts at building new eco-cities to both face up to the 'crises' of the modern world and to use the city as an engine for transition to a low-carbon economy.

Digital Futures

Living in a Networked World

Author: James Wilsdon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136548319

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 5982

Beyond the hype about dot-coms, WAP phones and dot-com entrepreneurs, what impacts will e-commerce have on society? How will it affect jobs and local communities? What will it mean for the environment - for energy use, transport and the future shape of our cities? How can we ensure that everyone enjoys the benefits of the new digital technologies? This is a groundbreaking exploration of the social and environmental impacts and opportunities of the new economy. It brings together the leading thinkers and visionaries from the worlds of policy, business and academia in an insightful, vigorous and at times controversial examination of the impact e-commerce will have on the way we live and work, and on the environment on which we all depend.


Pathways Towards Sustainable Urban Development in Australia

Author: Peter W. Newton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402088124

Category: Architecture

Page: 692

View: 3161

Formidable challenges confront Australia and its human settlements: the mega-metro regions, major and provincial cities, coastal, rural and remote towns. The key drivers of change and major urban vulnerabilities have been identified and principal among them are resource-constraints, such as oil, water, food, skilled labour and materials, and carbon-constraints, linked to climate change and a need to transition to renewable energy, both of which will strongly shape urban development this century. Transitions identifies 21st century challenges to the resilience of Australia’s cities and regions that flow from a range of global and local influences, and offers a portfolio of solutions to these critical problems and vulnerabilities. The solutions will require fundamental transitions in many instances: to our urban infrastructures, to our institutions and how they plan for the future, and perhaps most of all to ourselves in terms of our lifestyles and consumption patterns. With contributions from 92 researchers – all leaders in their respective fields – this book offers the expertise to chart pathways for a sustainability transition.

Quintessential Cities, Accountable to the Future

Sustainability, Innovation and Citizenship

Author: Voula Mega

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461473489

Category: Science

Page: 279

View: 9148

​ ​This book can be seen as the third part of an unofficial trilogy on Sustainable Cities of the Future with the author's previous books 'Sustainable Development, Energy and the City' and 'Sustainable Cities for the third millennium: The Odyssey of urban excellence', both prefaced by Prof. Sir Peter Hall. All three books follow the evolving forefront of innovations towards Sustainable Cities. They collectively try to respond to the questions: What future cities wish to build (with their scarcities and capacities) on a finite planet? What do-they do to achieve this? How do-they contribute to redesign the world? The third book adopts, first and foremost, a strategic foresight approach including a scan of the future trends, tensions and risks in a more uncertain world, the possible and preferable futures, emerging policy issues, such as intergenerational cities or cities welcoming the immigrants and their impact on sustainable development, the Rio+20 prospects and the effects of the protracted crisis, efforts by world interconnected cities, including a case-study on Bangkok, a laboratory of urban change, and examples of frugal and resilient urban policies.​

Technology and the City

Systems, applications and implications

Author: Tan Yigitcanlar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317575695

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 3362

The interplay between smart urban technologies and city development is a relatively uncharted territory. Technology and the City aims to fill that gap, exploring the growing importance of smart technologies and systems in contemporary cities, and providing an in-depth understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of smart urban technology adoption, and its implications for our cities. Beginning with an elaboration of the historical significance of technologies in economic growth, social progress and urban development, Yigitcanlar introduces the most prominent smart urban information technologies. The book showcases significant smart city practices from across the globe that uses smart urban technologies and systems most effectively. It explores the role of these technologies and asks how they can be adopted into the planning, development and management processes of cities for sustainable urban futures. This pioneering volume contributes to the conceptualisation and practice of smart technology and system adoption in our cities by disseminating both conceptual and empirical research findings with real-world best practice applications. With a multidisciplinary approach to themes of technology and urban development, this book is a key reference source for scholars, practitioners, consultants, city officials, policymakers and urban technology enthusiasts.

How Green is Your City?

Author: Warren Karlenzig

Publisher: New Society Pub


Category: Architecture

Page: 205

View: 3310

a sustainability ranking for the fifty largest US cities - a national competition for city sustainability

Gartenstädte von morgen

Ein Buch und seine Geschichte

Author: Ebenezer Howard

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035606579

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 9792

Ebenezer Howard veröffentlicht 1902 sein Werk Garden Cities of Tomorrow, seine Ideen haben maßgeblich dazu beigetragen, der Bewegung für einen modernen Städtebau Richtung und Ziel zu geben. Sechs Jahrzehnte nach Erscheinen der ersten Ausgabe ergänzte Julius Posener diesen Klassiker der Stadtplanungstheorie um die erstmals 1945 erschienen Essays von Lewis Mumford und Frederic J. Osborn zu einem Streitgespräch der späten sechziger Jahre über die Gestalt der Stadt. Die vorliegende Neuauflage spannt den Bogen ins 21. Jahrhundert und erweitert die Ausgabe von 1968 um ein Vorwort von Carl Fingerhuth.

Mainstreaming Climate Co-Benefits in Indian Cities

Post-Habitat III Innovations and Reforms

Author: Mahendra Sethi,Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811058164

Category: Social Science

Page: 373

View: 2610

This volume presents a novel framework to understand urban climate co-benefits in India, that is, tackling climate change and achieving sustainable development goals in cities. It utilizes methods and tools from several assessment frameworks to scientifically evaluate sector co-benefits for informed decision making. The co-benefits approach can lead to significant improvements in the way societies use environmental resources and distribute their outputs. The volume discusses four main themes: (1) Concepts and theories on cities and climate co-benefits; (2) Contextualizing co-benefit issues across spatial scales and sectors; (3) Sectoral analyses of co-benefits in energy, transport, buildings, waste, and biodiversity, and (4) Innovations and reforms needed to promote co-benefits in cities. The discussions are based on empirical research conducted in Indian cities and aligned with the international discourse on the 2030 UN Development Agenda and New Urban Agenda created at the UN-Habitat III in 2016. The analyses and recommendations in this volume are of considerable interest to policy experts, scholars and researchers of urban and regional studies, geography, public policy, international development/law, economics, development planning, environmental planning, climate change, energy studies, and so on.

E-Governance for Smart Cities

Author: T. M. Vinod Kumar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9812872876

Category: Political Science

Page: 390

View: 5399

This book highlights the electronic governance in a smart city through case studies of cities located in many countries. “E-Government” refers to the use by government agencies of information technologies (such as Wide Area Networks, the Internet, and mobile computing) that have the ability to transform relations with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government. These technologies can serve a variety of different ends: better delivery of government services to citizens, improved interactions with business and industry, citizen empowerment through access to information, or more efficient government management. The resulting benefits are less corruption, increased transparency, greater convenience, revenue growth, and/or cost reductions. The book is divided into three parts. • E-Governance State of the Art Studies of many cities • E-Governance Domains Studies • E-Governance Tools and Issues

British Columbia, the Pacific Province

Geographical Essays

Author: Colin J. B. Wood

Publisher: University of Victoria Department of


Category: Science

Page: 358

View: 3451

This wide-ranging collection of essays focuses on the geography of British Columbia. An overview of the province's geographical regions, demographic characteristics, and cultural variety is followed by a discussion of the physical environment, including natural hazards, climate, vegetation, and water resources.The central portion addresses the geopolitical history of the Pacific Northwest and covers the geopolitics of hydroelectric power development, First Nation's land claims, and associated treaty negotiations. Attention then shifts to Chinese immigration, which has been responsible for creating the province's largest visible minority.The final section reviews British Columbia's spatial economy and includes chapters on recreation and tourism, land-use planning, mineral development, energy, forestry, agriculture, fisheries, and marine conservation.

Future Challenges in Evaluating and Managing Sustainable Development in the Built Environment

Author: Patrizia Lombardi,Geoffrey Q. Shen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119190711

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 3575

16.7 Sustainable development and environmental considerations -- 16.8 Aspirational or legally binding provisions -- 16.9 The future -- 16.10 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 17 Transforming Communication and Decision-making Practices for Sustainable Renewal of Urban Transport Infrastructure -- 17.1 Introduction -- 17.2 Aim, objectives and methods of study -- 17.3 Sustainable renewal of urban transport infrastructure -- 17.4 Analysis of key issues in urban transport renewal -- 17.5 Findings and discussion -- 17.6 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 18 Rethinking the Role of Time in Sustainable Urban Development -- 18.1 Introduction -- 18.2 Why time? -- 18.3 Planning with time -- 18.4 Time as a linking factor. Hermann Dooyeweerd's philosophy of the law idea -- 18.5 The grave of time. Why current planning approaches fail -- 18.6 Summary -- 18.7 A future challenge -- References -- Chapter 19 Suggestions for Future Sustainability: Philosophical and Practical -- 19.1 Sustainability -- 19.2 Dooyeweerd's philosophy -- 19.3 The longer view -- 19.4 The importance of attitudes and beliefs to sustainability -- 19.5 Conclusion -- References -- Index -- EULA

Smart Energy

Wandel zu einem nachhaltigen Energiesystem

Author: Hans-Gerd Servatius,Uwe Schneidewind,Dirk Rohlfing

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783642218200

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 475

View: 4590

Namhafte Autoren aus Wissenschaft und Praxis beschreiben in diesem Buch, wie der Wandel des Energiesektors in Richtung auf mehr Nachhaltigkeit gelingen kann. Eine wichtige Rolle spielen dabei die sogenannten Smart-Technologien. In Kapiteln zu neuen Geschäftsmodellen, intelligenten Gebäuden, der Transformation zu Smart Grids, Smart Cities und Elektromobilität vermitteln die Autoren ihre neu gewonnenen Erkenntnisse auf den Gebieten Innovationsmanagement und Nachhaltigkeitsforschung sowie ihre Erfahrung mit zukunftsweisenden Projekten im Energiesektor.