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The importance of urban environmental management in the face of formidable challenges is being increasingly highlighted. This book offers a comprehensive overview of science and policy, with discussion of relevant traditional and contemporary technologies. Considering the complexity of urban environmental management, the book deals with environmental media such as water, waste, and energy from the individual building level to regional and global levels.
In three major sections - Water Environment, Material Flow and Risk, Heat and Energy Management - environmental issues, policy needs, and countermeasures from currently available and newly developing technologies are addressed. Authors from a broad spectrum of disciplines, including civil engineering, architecture, and urban environmental engineering, bring together their different perspectives to make this book the first to deal with urban environmental management in a truly holistic manner. For this reason it is well suited to the needs and interests of undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic researchers, policy makers, urban planners, and private practitioners.
Preface Contents Part I Water Environment 1. Water Management in Sustainable Buildings Motoyasu Kamata and Masayuki Mae 2. Urban Water Use and Multifunctional Sewerage Systems as Urban Infrastructure Hiroaki Furumai 3. Urban River Management: Harmonizing River Ecosystem Conservation Takeyoshi Chibana 4. Development of Coastal Urban Regions with Sustainable Topographical Environments Shinji Sato Part II Material Flow and Risk 5. Municipal Solid Waste Management for a Sustainable Society Kazuo Yamamoto 6. Dismantlement of Buildings and Recycling of Construction Waste Tsuyoshi Seike and Noriko Akita 7. Holistic Approaches for Impact Assessment in Urban Environmental Management Toshiya Aramaki 8. Risk Assessments in Urban Environment Kensuke Fukushi 9. Fate of Water-Related Pathogens in Urban Water Systems Hiroyuki Katayama Part III Heat and Energy Management 10. Global Climate Change and Cities Keisuke Hanaki 11. Japanese Strategies for Global Warming Issues and Energy Conservation in Buildings Yuzo Sakamoto 12. Management of Urban Heat Environment Yasunobu Ashie Index