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The Sustainable City VI: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability


Series: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Volume: 129

By: Carlos A Brebbia(Editor), S Hernandez(Editor), Enzo Tiezzi(Editor)

752 pages, illustrations

WIT Press

Hardback | Mar 2010 | #206327 | ISBN-13: 9781845644321
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The Sustainable City: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability: VI contains papers presented at The Sustainable City 2010 conference, which was the sixth edition of the International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability. That event followed the very successful meetings held previously in Rio (2000), Segovia (2002), Siena (2004), Tallinn (2006) and Skiathos (2008) and proved one more time the necessity of this scientific forum to discuss the challenging situations that the urban areas are confronting nowadays. Innovative tools are required for understanding the high complexity of contemporary cities. It is urgent to promote a more scientific approach to urban studies, inspired by Prigogine's dissipative structures, and to highlight relations between different systems and between systems and the environment. This series of conferences addresses the multidisciplinary aspects of urban planning, a result of the increasing size of the cities, the amount of resources and services required and the complexity of modern society.


Section 1: Planning, development and management
- Expansion of metropolitan areas, land use and sustainability indicators: the case of Valencia (Spain)
- The identification of city development types: a case study in central Taiwan
- Ecourbanistica: toward a new sustainable town planning
- The government and urban structure unsustainability in Iran
- Transition factors analysis of human settlement
- Urban maintenance for sustainable cities
- Relieving road congestion through motorway concessions in Moscow
- Predicting the outcome of plans: retrospect and prospects of the use of models in planning

Section 2: Landscape planning and design
- An innovative survey of urban systems dynamics: the evidence of the MoTo project
- Integrating thermodynamics and kinetics of urban systems for regional studies
- Natural infrastructure in urban and planning strategies in arid zones: case studies from Egypt
- Modelling skin temperature of a human exercising in an outdoor environment

Section 3: The community and the city
- Achieving socio-cultural sustainability in the design of the government-sponsored single family houses in the UAE: the case of Al Ain
- Social mobility: the influence of the neighbourhood
- The role of the ideological dimension in developing an anatomical approach to urban morphology: exploration of a new analytical method of open spaces network
- Integration of technical universities into the learning networks of sustainable cities

Section 4: Urban strategies
- Tasks of local public services for environmental protection
- Sustainable urban life in skyscraper cities of the 21st century
- Biomimicry and circular metabolism for the cities of the future
- Evaluation of urban planning strategies with a versatile urban growth model
- Eco-cities: a global survey 2009
- Case study of mixed-use high-rise location at the Greater Paris scale
- Urban filaments: from passageways of leisure-oriented space to emergent urban form
- Establishing International Roughness Indices for a dense urban area - case study in Washington, DC
- Promoting cycling: development aspects in two different cities, Copenhagen and Patras
- Urban flood mitigation: sustainable options
- The benefits of non-motorized transport in the city of Rio de Janeiro
- The highway and the American city
- Strategic environmental assessment for the growth of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
- Some Eastern Europe experiences with environmental aspects of urban plans

Section 5: Urban-rural relationships
- Approaches to analyzing the rural-urban interface: comprehensive development views from town and countryside
- Suburbia as a battlefield between society, environment and planning strategies
- Emissions inventory analysis for an urban (industrial)-rural (agricultural) environment
- Guarantee of water availability and change in land use in the southern coastal area of the community of Valencia (Spain)
- Conflicts over water and land use on the coastline of the region of Valencia: agriculture versus the urban-tourist city

Section 6: Architectural issues
- Focusing on natural elements in the early design process, new potentials for architects?
- Internal space layout and functionality as a major aspect influencing visual analysis for environmental and urban systems
- Dense housing and urban sustainable development

Section 7: Cultural heritage issues
- Reuse of historic naval hospitals
- Sustainability of spatial context of historical core areas in Indonesian cities
- Sustainable city planning: preserving historical objects

Section 8: Waste management
- Optimization of C&D waste management by the application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology: the case of the Municipality of Rome, Italy
- Evaluation of pay-by-use (PBU) domestic waste charging systems in Ireland
- Working scheme for safe management of construction and demolition wastes containing hazardous substancesMain issues related to the construction and demolition waste management in Romania

Section 9: Case studies
- Urban expansion and change of land uses: city of Mexicali 1990-2005
- Beyond the rhetoric of sprawl: storylines and the discursive construction of the sustainable city
- Kartal urban regeneration project: challenges, opportunities and prospects for the future
- Urban activity spaces: the case of a post-Soviet neighbourhood in Riga
- Sustainable housing for sustainable cities: case study of Bucharest
- Investigating the sustainability of water management in Alwahat, Libya
- PCB-contamination in a school building indoors
- From critical to carbon neutral, grassroots sustainable urban planning
- Local use of front and backyard medicinal species – a comparative study in six Latin American cities

Section 10: Environmental management
- Sustainable urbanization in the context of environmental chemistry and life cycle issues
- GIS development for urban flood resilience
- From a common concept to common experimentation? The water framework directive's impact on water management in Europe
- An evaluation of road traffic emissions around Galician cities

Section 11: Energy issues
- Simulink(R) modelling of a kite wind generator
- Assessment of energy efficiency in street lighting design

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