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About this book
About this book
The destructive environmental impact of exorbitant levels of resource consumption, pollution and waste production, specifically in developed countries and cities, is no longer deniable and is becoming increasingly worrying. Efforts to find ways to generate sustainable development have intensified. Scores of research programmes and professional teams are searching for viable approaches to, and strategies for, sustainable development; political institutions are in the process of developing indicators of sustainable development. This new book provides a clear definition and an understanding of the true meaning of sustainability and develops a systematic approach for the establishment of appropriate actions to achieve it. The authors have developed a framework to guide and direct much needed new research in the measures needed to achieve and maintain sustainability.
Preface Part 1: The Quest for Sustainable Development 1. United Nations Frameworks for Sustainable Development 2. The EU Debate on Sustainable Development 3. The UK Guidance to Achieve Sustainable Development 4. Best Practice Case Studies 5. ConclusionsDevelopment Part 2: A Scientific Foundation for Sustainable Development 6. Science, Complexity and Sustainability 7. Settlements and Cities in History that correspond to Types 0, 1 and 2 of Sustainability 8. Challenges to Sustainability 9.Availability and Choice of Options
Hildebrand Frey is a retired senior lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Strathclyde University. He was the founder and Director of the Urban Design Studies Unit and the postgraduate urban design course. In search for sustainable development, he explores ways of improving the form, socio-economic profiles, land use and transport patterns and environmental conditions of cities and city regions. Paul Yaneske is a physicist and mathematician who has spent a large part of his academic and research career on investigations relevant to sustainability, particularly the scientific principles and management systems that underpin and implement it in the context of the built environment. Currently senior lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Strathclyde University, he has been a partner in an environmental design practice, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and founding director of a research Unit dedicated to sustainability and environmental management.