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Cities People Planet

Urban Development and Climate Change


Συγγραφέας: Girardet Herbert
Εκδότης: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9780470772706
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 328
Διαστάσεις: 22x2x18
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2008

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Cities People Planet"

Urban growth is changing the condition of humanity and the face of the earth. Half the world's people now live in cities, with most of the other half depending on them for their economic survival. Mega-cities of ten million or more people are the largest, most complex structures ever made. They are the Central hubs of modern economies and their transport systems. The resource use and waste discharge of contemporary cities dominate the human presence on earth. Fossil fuel technology powers modern urbanisation, but in the coming decades many cities will become vulnerable to the rising tides of climate change. Across the world, we need a revolution in 'future-proofing' our cities, dramatically increasing their energy efficiency, switching to renewable energy technology and mimicking natural zero-waste ecosystems. Since its publication in 2004, Cities People Planet has established itself as the classic book on urbanisation. With this new edition, the fast-moving text and ninety case studies of leading-edge city initiatives the world over, have been supplemented by a new chapter that looks at how cities are constructively tackling climate change as the changes to both the biosphere and the atmosphere have become undisputed and as the depletion of natural resources are becoming a major constraint. Girardet discusses the work that has been done in established cities such as Heidelberg in Germany, Adelaide in Australia and Working in the UK, as well as the pioneering efforts that are being undertake in eco-cities such as Dongtan, near Shanghai, Where an entire metropolis is being built from scratch for half a million inhabitants. 'Praise for 1st edition of cities People Planet: 'Timely textbook' - Ecologist, March 2005 'This book is as good a place as any to start [on the topic sustainability]' - RIBA Journal, March 2005


Συγγραφέας/εις: Girardet Herbert
ISBN: 9780470772706
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 09/04/2008
Εκδότης: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 328
Τόπος έκδοσης: Chichester
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 850 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x2x18 cm
Στοιχεία έκδοσης: 2nd Revised edition
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: Illustrations (chiefly col.)

Περιεχόμενα

Preface. Chapter 1. Big Feet, Small Plant. Chapter 2. In the Beginning. Chapter 3. From Rome to Edo. Chapter 4. Technology-Triumph and Tragedy. Chapter 5. Globalisation and Megacity Growth. Chapter 6. Cities as Eco-Technical Systems. Chapter7. Transport and the City. Chapter 8. Creating Liveable Cities. Chapter 9. Solar Cities-From Theory to Practice. Chapter 10. Towards Zero Waste. Chapter 11. Using Water Efficiently. Chapter 12. Relearning Urban Agriculture. Chapter 13. Building EcoPolis. Chapter 14. Cities in the Age of Climate Change. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

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