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From Sprawl to Sustainability

From Sprawl to Sustainability

Smart Growth, New Urbanism, Green Development, and Renewable Energy

  • Author: Robert H. Freilich,Robert J. Sitkowski,Seth D. Mennillo
  • Publisher: American Bar Association
  • ISBN: 9781604428124
  • Category: City planning and redevelopment law
  • Page: 368
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Rev. ed. of: From sprawl to smart growth.

Smart Growth

Smart Growth

From Sprawl to Sustainability

  • Author: Jon Reeds
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781900322829
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 295
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Social-Ecological Resilience and Sustainability

Social-Ecological Resilience and Sustainability

  • Author: Shelley Ross Saxer,Jonathan Rosenbloom
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454898356
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 700
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Social-Ecological Resilience and Sustainability by Shelley Ross Saxer and Jonathan Rosenbloom is designed to help students understand and address new, changing, and complex economic, environmental, and social systems. This book introduces resilience and sustainability as analytical frameworks and illustrates how these concepts apply in various contexts: water, food, shelter/land use, energy, natural resources, pollution, disaster law, and climate change. The first two chapters (Part I) provide students with a conceptual foundation to explore the interdisciplinary nature of resilience and sustainability and the meanings of, complexities embedded in, and the overlap and differences between these frameworks. Each of the remaining eight chapters (Part II) views resilience and sustainability in a specific law and policy context. Strategically placed throughout Part II, the authors describe eight useful tools — “Strategies to Facilitate Implementation”—to help identify, assess, integrate, or utilize resilience and sustainability as analytical frameworks. Key Features: A two-part approach that first provides students with a conceptual foundation and then allows students to view resilience and sustainability in eight law and policy contexts (described above) Numerous graphics throughout to illustrate concepts, depict events described, and otherwise enliven the content Case studies that examine human decisions that led to unsustainable and non-resilient systems and societies New and innovative ways to explain complex systems and in turn rethink traditional notions of law and policy

Environmental Geology Today

Environmental Geology Today

  • Author: Director Bipolar Disorder Research Program at the Va Palo Alto Health Care System Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine Palo Alto California Trisha Suppes,Robert L. McConnell,Ellen B Dennehy,Daniel C. Abel,Professor Emeritus University of Mary Washington Robert L McConnell
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1284031780
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 824
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Designed for the undergraduate, introductory environmental geology course for majors and non-majors alike, Environmental Geology Today presents the core geological principles and explores the effects of humanity on the physical environment. Contemporary case studies throughout encourage students to use their critical thinking skills to dissect the subject matter as part of their overall analysis. The numerous case studies are drawn from topical current events that relate to the chapter material and contain numerical data. Using simple math, graphing, and critical thinking, the authors challenge students to analyze aspects of the data, honing their basic math and analytical skills. With a focus on teaching students to think critically about our environment, Environmental Geology Today is a fresh and modern exploration of this ever-evolving field.

Spatial Modeling and Assessment of Urban Form

Spatial Modeling and Assessment of Urban Form

Analysis of Urban Growth: From Sprawl to Compact Using Geospatial Data

  • Author: Biswajeet Pradhan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319542176
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 331
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This book discusses the application of Geospatial data, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technologies in analysis and modeling of urban growth process, and its pattern, with special focus on sprawl and compact form of urban development. The book explains these two kinds of urban forms (sprawl and compact urban development) in detail regarding their advantages, disadvantages, indicators, assessment, modeling, implementation and their relationship with urban sustainability. It confirms that the proposed modeling approaches, geospatial data and GIS are very practical for identifying urban growth, land use change patterns and their general trends in future. The analyses and modeling approaches presented in this book can be employed to guide the identification and measurements of the changes and growth likely to happen in urban areas. In addition, this book can be helpful for town planning and development in order to design urban areas in a compact form and eventually sustainable manner.

Analysis of Urban Growth and Sprawl from Remote Sensing Data

Analysis of Urban Growth and Sprawl from Remote Sensing Data

  • Author: Basudeb Bhatta
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783642052996
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 172
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This book provides a comprehensive discussion on urban growth and sprawl, and how they can be analyzed using remote sensing imageries. It compiles views of numerous researchers that help in understanding the urban growth and sprawl; their patterns, process, causes, consequences, and countermeasures; how remote sensing data and geographic information system techniques can be used in mapping, monitoring, measuring, analyzing, and simulating the urban growth and sprawl and what are the merits and demerits of available methods and models. This book will be of value for the scientists and researchers engaged in urban geographic research, especially using remote sensing imageries. This book will serve as a rigours literature review for them. Post graduate students of urban geography or urban/regional planning may refer this book as additional studies. This book may help the academicians for preparing lecture notes and delivering lectures. Industry professionals may also be benefited from the discussed methods and models along with numerous citations.

Vortex Cities to Sustainable Cities

Vortex Cities to Sustainable Cities

Australia's Urban Challenge

  • Author: Phil McManus
  • Publisher: UNSW Press
  • ISBN: 9780868407012
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 231
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This book examines how Australian cities are becoming unsustainable and suggests possibilities for future actions that move us towards sustainability. Chapters on population and demography, air quality, water quality, water availability, transport and biodiversity include many new ideas to make our cities more sustainable.

Social Change and Sustainable Transport

Social Change and Sustainable Transport

  • Author: William Richard Black,Peter Nijkamp
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253340672
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 306
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Transportation research has traditionally been dominated by engineering and logistics research approaches. This book integrates social, economic, and behavioral sciences into the transportation field. As its title indicates, emphasis is on socioeconomic changes, which increasingly govern the development of the transportation sector. The papers presented here originated at a conference on Social Change and Sustainable Transport held at the University of California at Berkeley in March 1999, under the auspices of the European Science Foundation and the National Science Foundation. The contributors, who represent a range of disciplines, including geography and regional science, economics, political science, sociology, and psychology, come from twelve different countries. Their subjects cover the consequences of environmentally sustainable transportation vs. the "business-as-usual" status quo, the new phenomenon of "edge cities," automobile dependence as a social problem, the influence of leisure or discretionary travel and of company cars, the problems of freight transport, the future of railroads in Europe, the imposition of electronic road tolls, potential transport benefits of e-commerce, and the electric car.

Achieving Sustainable Urban Form

Achieving Sustainable Urban Form

  • Author: Elizabeth Burton,Mike Jenks,Katie Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113680479X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 402
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Achieving Sustainable Urban Form represents a major advance in the sustainable development debate. It presents research which defines elements of sustainable urban form - density, size, configuration, detailed design and quality - from macro to micro scale. Case studies from Europe, the USA and Australia are used to illustrate good practice within the fields of planning, urban design and architecture.

Sustainability and Communities of Place

Sustainability and Communities of Place

  • Author: Carl A. Maida
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781845450168
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 261
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The concept of sustainability holds that the social, economic, and environmental factors within human communities must be viewed interactively and systematically. Sustainable development cannot be understood apart from a community, its ethos, and ways of life. Although broadly conceived, the pursuit of sustainable development is a local practice because every community has different needs and quality of life concerns. Within this framework, contributors representing the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, geography, economics, law, public policy, architecture, and urban studies explore sustainability in communities in the Pacific, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and North America. Contributors: Janet E. Benson, Karla Caser, Snjezana Colic, Angela Ferreira, Johanna Gibson, Krista Harper, Paulo Lana, Barbara Yablon Maida, Carl A. Maida, Kenneth A. Meter, Dario Novellino, Deborah Pellow, Claude Raynaut, Thomas F. Thornton, Richard Westra, Magda Zanoni