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The Sustainable City V: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability


Series: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Volume: 117

By: Carlos A Brebbia(Editor), A Gospodini(Editor), Enzo Tiezzi(Editor)

768 pages, illustrations

WIT Press

Hardback | Sep 2008 | #206328 | ISBN-13: 9781845641283
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About this book

A sustainable city is widely recognised as one that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In The Sustainable City V many interrelated aspects of the urban environment from transport and mobility to social exclusions and crime prevention are addressed. The papers included were originally presented at the Fifth International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability and will be of interest to city planners, architects, environmental engineers and all academics, professionals and practitioners working in the wide range of disciplines associated with creating a viable urban environment.

The Sustainable City V, the papers are published under the following topics: Architectural issues; Cultural heritage; Energy resources systems; Environmental management; Healthy cities; Indicators: ecological, economic, social; Land use and management; Mega cities; Planning issues; Planning, development and management; Public safety; Revitalisation strategies; Socio-economic issues; Spatial modelling; Strategy; Sustainable transportation and transport integration; The community and the city; Traffic and transportation; and, Urban-rural relationships.


- New technologies opposing urban sustainability

Section 1: Planning, development and management
- Outdoor sport in the city of the future. Planning and designing issues
- Towards a sustainable mining habitat in South Africa
- Benefits of area-wide traffic calming measures: outcomes still to assess
- Waterfront regeneration as a sustainable approach to city development in Malaysia
- Key governance principles underpinning urban sustainable development planning and management
- Impressions of the most comprehensive urban regeneration project implemented in Istanbul
- Reinstating the roles and places for productive growing in cities
- The urban development boundary as a planning tool for sustainable urban form
- Urbanisation as a driver of change
- The prospect of low-cost housing provision by the private sector: a case study on the urban poor in Bangkok
- Urban regeneration in Mediterranean cities: an integrated urban development of Brownfield sites

Section 2: Environmental management
- Creating a database for recording and evaluating the species of vegetation in the county of Athens, Greece
- The city surface as a heavy metal emission source
- Vegetation influences on the human thermal comfort in outdoor spaces: criteria for urban planning
- Engineering sustainable sewage systems
- Monitoring of the habitat agenda in Mexico: the local urban observatory
- Flows, drivers, services and functions and urban typologies: an integrated approach for the analysis of urban eco-systems
- A study in the relationship between greenery of urban parks and bird diversity in Tainan City, Taiwan
- Monitoring sea surface with SAR: studies and applications
- Seawater intrusion into coastal aquifers - a case study
- Risk management program in the Port of Santos, Brazil: an ecosystem's perspective

Section 3: Cultural heritage issues
- Culture and leisure cluster in the post-industrial city: the case of Metaxourghio in Athens
- Using the past to build a town's image
- Agency procedures for mitigating damage to cultural heritage in United States Federal and State Administrative Law
- City architecture from traditional past - a Malaysian case
- Accessing industrial landscapes: the arctic projects of Elin and Carmen Corneil
- Post-industrial landscapes as renaissance locus: the case study research method

Section 4: Architectural issues
- The impacts of new technologies on urban transformations
- Students' quest for sustainability
- Balance lost: what sustainability?
- Striving for a more sustainable Belgian dwelling stock
- The role of tall buildings in sustainable cities
- The 2007 Solar D House

Section 5: The Hidden City
- (The Hidden City) Between the border and the vacuum: the impact of physical environment on aspects of social sustainability
- The absent vision within multiplicity

Section 6: Urban strategies
- Measuring the urban private-public interface
- World urbanization - new visions
- Confronting the 'sustainable-growth' fallacy impeding the realization of sustainable development and sustainable cities
- A case study: Canberra -Australia's National Capital

Section 7: Sustainable transportation and transport integration
- The role of on-street urban parking schemes for power two wheels in sustainable mobility
- Inserting bus rapid transit into an existing transportation system: the Mexico City experience
- Pedestrian safety indicators study
- Impacts of the new high speed rail services on small tourist cities: the case of Toledo (Spain)
- Urban movement patterns related to shopping centres - the example of Lounakeskus in Tartu, Estonia

Section 8: Socio-economic issues
- Towards more sustainable work patterns
- How the resource curse affects urban development in East Timor
- Sustainable development: impossible without women's development

Section 9: The community and the city
- Wikiplanning: the virtual design charrette
- Public housing redevelopment: impacts on neighbourhood quality and residents' economic stability and social capital
- Intelligent urban environments: towards e-inclusion of the disabled and the aged in the design of a sustainable city of the future. A South African example
- The effectiveness of community participation in planning and urban development
- Developing sustainable development
- Water and health at the household level in Eastern Lima, Peru: an urban ecosystem approach

Section 10: Public safety
- Looking at urban regeneration from the viewpoint of urban safety: Istanbul's crime areas
- Risk assessment of the cities of Estonia and the UK: comparative study
- Contributions for safer places, a case study at the Superquadras (SQN 408 and SQN 208) of Brasilia, Brazil
- Evolving sustainable environmental sanitation behaviour among secondary school students: home and school as correlated in Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Section 11: Urban rural relationships
- The development of policy pertaining to potable water supply catchment areas in Victoria, Australia
- Planning the rural-urban interface under sustainable principles: a methodological proposal

Section 12: Natural resources
- Energy saving renovation: analysis of critical factors at the building level
- Green living envelopes for food and energy production in cities
- Potential in GHG emissions abatement through an effective energy policy: the Reggio Emilia case

Section 13: Waste management
- Decontamination of radioactively contaminated sites and advanced methods for their remediation
- Photocatalytic decolorization of reactive black 5 dye in aqueous TiO2/ZnO suspension under UV light
- Long term trends of waste generation
- Solid waste management system: an impressive case study
- The regional integrated waste management concept in Slovenia

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