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The Sustainable City VII (2-Volume Set): Urban Regeneration and Sustainability


Series: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Volume: 155

By: Marco Pacetti (Editor), G Passerini (Editor), Carlos A Brebbia (Editor)

1312 pages, illustrations

WIT Press

Hardback | May 2012 | #206326 | ISBN-13: 9781845645786
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About this book

Containing research on sustainable urban redevelopment presented at the latest in a biennial series organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology and first held in 2000, these proceedings, split into two volumes, address an area of growing interest. Urban areas produce a series of environmental challenges arising from the consumption of natural resources and the consequent generation of waste and pollution, contributing to the development of social and economic imbalances.

All these problems, which continue to grow in our society, require the development of new solutions. Topics include: Volume I - Urban Strategies; Eco-town Planning; Planning, development and management; Planning, development and management for urban conservation and regeneration; Case studies; Landscape planning and design; Environmental management; Intelligent environments and emerging technologies. Volume II - Sustainable energy and the city; Waterfront developments; The community and the city; Quality of life; Cultural heritage issues; Transportation; Planning for risk; Planning for risk; Transport models in emergency conditions; Industrial wastes as raw materials; Waste management; Safety and security; The city heritage.


Section 1: Urban strategies
- Urban sustainability: resilient regions, sustainable sprawl and green infrastructure
- Overcoming unsustainability: retrofitting American suburbs with high-density built environment
- Desire Lines: determining pathways through the city
- Post-industrial urban strategies
- In search of new paradigms to interpret and design the contemporary city
- A multi-scale, morphological interpretation of the sustainable city
- An urban growth model for strategic urban planning on a regional level: a proposed model prototype for Greater Cairo in the year 2050
- Urbanizing the deserts of Dubai: an outdoor thermal comfort case study of Dubai International Academic City, UAE
- Urban complexity, scale hierarchy, energy efficiency and economic value creation
- Eco-city indicators: governance challenges
- A comparative study of DGNB, LEED and BREEAM certificate systems in urban sustainability
- High density suburbs redevelopment and social housing retrofitting for cities regeneration
- RE-URB/ARCH: urban and architectonic regeneration strategies: sustainability modelsLand use change and environmental sustainability: the case of Lagos Metropolis
- Functional recovery in an urban industrial area - methods and tools to integrate efficiency and sustainability in the pre-design phase
- Integrative cities: when art and architecture become strategic

Section 2: Eco-town planning (Special session organised by R. Fistola)
- Urban entropy vs sustainability: a new town planning perspective
- Energy assessment in town planning: urban energy maps
- Environmental sustainability and urban densification
- Shopping mall crisis and a new perspective in the framework of the polycentric multiuse metropolitan model

Section 3: Planning, development and management
- The cross border Agenda 21 as a governance tool
- Guidelines for applying budgeting as a tool for participatory democracy in Egypt
- Greening Warsaw's transport system by sustainable urban planning
- Planning a university as an instrument of change
- Evaluating the impact of the internationalisation of urban planning on Saudi Arabian cities
- Development of utilization systems for forest residue in Hokkaido according to a Japanese strategy for a sustainable society
- Relevance of national and local government policy to sustainable community natural resource management in South Africa

Section 4: Planning, development and management for urban conservation and regeneration (Special session organised by A. Kocabas)
- Urban conservation in Istanbul's Historic Peninsula: progress and challenges
- Integration of two methods: buffer zone method and land property led urban conservation case study Tokat conservation plan
- Encountering culture on the edges – colouring and re-colouring in residential buildings: case studies of Istanbul
- Reconceptualising urban development in exceptional territories: Nicosia

Section 5: Case studies
- Environmental impact on the Mediterranean Spanish coast produced by the latest process of urban developments
- Air pollution and port operations: a case study and strategies to clean up
- Misusing the City Statute in Sao Paulo: the Nova Luz urban renewal project
- Guidelines for the retrofit of the school building stock for sustainable urban regeneration of the city of Rome
- Code Green
- Proportional analysis of facade openings on residential buildings from the Modernism Period by the architect Belobrk against the backdrop of bioclimatic architecture and current climate changes

Section 6: Landscape planning and design
- Cultural landscape planning: the Mexicali Valley, Mexico
- New urban developments: flood control and LID - a sustainable approach for urban drainage systems
- Street construction for environmental processes
- Vertical vegetation design decisions and their impact on energy consumption in subtropical cities

Section 7: Environmental management
- Air quality and environmental sustainability: the situation of Ancona city and its district
- Beyond sustainability: cradle-to-cradle business innovation and improvement zones in NW Europe
- An ecology and economy combined carrying capacity model for sustainable tourism development
- Assessing the sustenance and evolution of social and cultural contexts with sustainable urban development
- Rescaling water management and governance under new city-regionalism
- Climate change: impact, adaptation and vulnerability in the water supply of Kathmandu Valley
- Willamette water 2100: river basins as complex social-ecological systems

Section 8: Intelligent environments and emerging technologies
- Sustainable food systems: building resilience for urban communities
- New technologies for feminine hygiene products with reduced environmental impact
- Changing by light - how the lighting of intelligent spaces can influence the urban image

Section 9: Sustainable energy and the city
- Climatic urban design: configuring the urban fabric to support daylighting, passive cooling, and solar heating
- Integrated sustainable urban design: neighbourhood design proceeded by sustainable urban morphology emergence
- Renewable energy from municipal waste composting in Cesena, Italy: a case study
- The development plan of the low-carbon island, Penghu
- Urban planning measures for solar optimisation
- Solar potential calculation at city and district levels
- Solar action plans in European cities
- Proposal of a system for diagnosing with inefficient occupant behaviour and systems malfunctioning in the household sector
- Photocatalytic splitting of seawater for hydrogen energy
- Compatibility, sustainability, modifiability: the impact of sustainable energies in historic sites – some thoughts

Section 10: Waterfront developments
- Floating houses – an innovative idea for coastlines and river districts in times of global climate change
- Sustainable historic waterfront development: approaches and dilemma of two UNESCO world heritage sites in Malaysia

Section 11: The community and the city
- The edge of the [dis]order
- Opportunities and constraints of the participation processes in urban mobility planning: case studies in the city of Rome
- Influence of urban forms on social sustainability of Indian cities
- Ad hoc planning within distrust and conflict situations: the case of Yaowarat, Bangkok, Thailand
- Arming the other half: attaining sustainability through women with microfinance

Section 12: Quality of life
- Culture-led regeneration projects in post-industrial areas: Istanbul experience
- Assessing the representativeness of thermal comfort in outdoor spaces
- A sustainable city for the career woman

Section 13: Cultural heritage issues
- Site management process and urban renewal in Istanbul: Historical Peninsula
- Re-use of the industrial heritage of Bovisa: a model for urban and cultural regeneration
- Post-industrial redevelopment and the mega-region: new strategies for the sustainable city of the 21st century
- Cultural resources and sustainability: improving city planning and urban preservation in a Mexican city
- Evaluation of sustainable vernacular architecture and settlements in Yunnan
- The ethical dimension of Islamic urban architectural heritage as sustainable design

Section 14: Transportation
- Method for analysis and comparison in planning urban surface transport systems
- Exploring the perceived security in transit: the Venetian students' perspective
- Sustainable mobility: "exchange poles" between transport networks and urban structure
- Urban sprawl – mobility potentials in suburban areas of Tallinn

Section 15: Planning for risk
- Sustainability, risks, land use planning: tools for integration
- Principles for place identity enhancement: a sustainable challenge for changes to the contemporary city
- Development of a tool to estimate individual building vulnerability to floods
- Mitigating disasters in the 21st century

Section 16: Transport models in emergency conditions (Special session organised by F. Russo)
- The role of the informer in user behaviour
- Traffic assignment models in road evacuation
- Joint network and route optimization in road evacuation
- An approach to define pedestrian escape routes in evacuation
- Models for humanitarian logistics
- Data envelopment analysis for planning emergency

Section 17: Industrial wastes as raw materials (Special session organised by N. Quaranta)
- Reuse of red powder of steel plants as fine addition in ceramic bricks manufacture
- Recycling of secondary raw materials from end-of-life car tires

Section 18: Waste management
- Recycling and treatment of construction sludge
- Environmentally-friendly concretes for sustainable building

Section 19: Safety and security
- Blast effects and protective technology design
- The transport of dangerous goods on infrastructure in The Netherlands
- Smart wireless system for city-gas safety management
- Lightweight optimization of bus frame structure considering rollover safety
- Using fault tree analysis to identify the failures of level crossing protection devices

Section 20: The city heritage
- The art and architecture of Chora Monastery in comparison with its East European and Italian contemporaries
- Assessment of behavior of two-shelled domes in Iranian traditional architecture: the Charbaq School, Isfahan, Iran
- Developing a new authenticity rating system on architectural conservation

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