This book's objective is to present a comprehensive, theoretical, practical, and adaptive approach to understanding the issues involved in eco-city planning and green community development.
Author: Zhenghong Tang
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
This books objective is to present a comprehensive, theoretical, practical, and adaptive approach to understanding the issues involved in eco-city planning and green community development. It builds on recent advances in urban theories, environmental science, architectural design, engineering, and geospatial information technologies to provide readers with the scientific foundation needed to understand the major visionary ideas about new urban forms. This book provides a basis of knowledge in planning theory and natural science and a major review of urban forms that have evolved over the past century; its primary emphasis is to describe and explain emerging approaches, methods, and techniques for eco-city. This book also responds to the key questions outlined at the beginning of this introduction: What are the theoretical foundations and historical views of eco-city and green community? What is a green and eco-friendly urban form? How can we find the appropriate approaches to build eco-city and green community? What international experiences and lessons can we learn from?
consolidated industrial enterprises across the city, and more examples of a
circular economy are also positive intermediary steps. Building Eco-Communities
for a Green Life in the City An eco-community is a green and sustainable
Author: Jingyuan Li
This book introduces the concept of Eco-civilization, highlights the construction and development of eco-cities in China, and assesses the achievements and shortcomings of China’s eco-city construction projects. As both China and Western countries face an impending ecological crisis, responding to that crisis is a common challenge for all human beings. There is an overwhelming consensus among Chinese scholars that in order to successfully address the ecological crisis successfully we must establish an eco-civilization, and one important step toward accomplishing that goal is to plan and construct eco-cities.
The plan is inspired by the three Gs: the green compact city, green community
and green business, which are believed to contribute to a more sustainable
urban form. Special action plans to achieve the green compact city include: i) ...
Publisher: OECD Publishing
This report examines Korea's urban policies and offers customised policy recommendations based on the OECD publication, Compact City Policies (2012).
NOTE The "eco-cities" theme does not stand alone, but is situated in a complex
array of relevant variations. ... to set in motion a comprehensive, interrelated, and
strategic process for sustainable community development (Gilbert et al. 1996).
Author: Dimitri Devuyst
Publisher: Columbia University Press
This book deals with practical ways to reach a more sustainable state in urban areas through such tools as strategic environmental assessment, sustainability assessment, direction analysis, baseline setting and progress measurement, sustainability targets, and ecological footprint analysis.
The goal, for the joint venture of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and
Development Co., Ltd., is to turn the wasteland into a green community of
350,000 residents by 2020. According to the planners of the project, upon
Author: Federico Caprotti
With Asia’s cities undergoing unprecedented growth in the 21st century, lauded the ‘urban century’ by many, Sustainable Cities in Asia provides a timely examination of the challenges facing cities across the continent including some of the projects, approaches and solutions that are currently being tested. This book uses numerous case studies, analysing topical issues ranging from city cycling in India, to green spaces in China, to the use of community-led energy generation projects in post-Fukushima Japan. Containing contributions from an international team of scholars, it also takes a multi-disciplinary approach and draws on examples from a wide range of countries, including China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. Ultimately, by providing a comprehensive discussion of the broader debates around the shape of sustainable urbanism, it demonstrates that Asia is one of the most active regions in terms of the development of sustainable city strategies. Tackling the contemporary issues of key importance for sustainability, such as property markets, migration and transport, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Urban Geography, Sustainability, Environmental Studies and Asian studies.
Sustainable Housing and Renewable Energy System Sustainable housing and
renewable energy system should be emphasized to pursue sustainable
community. In our previous study ,The energy consumption in building sector
Author: Guang Fan Li
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2014 International Conference on Civil, Architechture and Building Materials (CEABM 2014), May 24-25, 2014, Haikou, China. The 459 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Sustainable City and Regional Development, Chapter 2: Renewable Energy and Building Energy-Saving Technologies, Chapter 3: Indoor Environment, Chapter 4: City Ecological Environment, Chapter 5: Water Purification and Wastewater Engineering, Treatment Technologies, Chapter 6: Air Environment Control and Architectural Environment Improvement Techniques, Chapter 7: Environmental Engineering and Monitoring, Environmental Protection Technologies, Chapter 8: Road and Railway Engineering, Chapter 9: Bridge Engineering, Chapter 10: Transportation Planning and Systems, Routing and Logistics Engineering, Chapter 11: Traffic and Transportation Control and Applied Information Technology, Chapter 12: Computer Application Technology and Mathematical Modeling
2003.12 1410-1414  Jin Liming, Jin Wei. Policy-making for The Green Culture
and Community. Planning Review. 2000.11 50-53  Jin Tao,Zhang Xiaolin.
Overview on the International Planning Pattern Towards Sustainable Community.
Author: Nu Wen Xu
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Building Materials, (3rd CEABM2013), May 24-26, 2013, Jinan, China. The 475 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Sustainable City and Regional Development; Chapter 2: Renewable Energy and Building Energy Saving Technology; Chapter 3: Indoor Environment; Chapter 4: City Ecological Environment; Chapter 5: Water Purification and Wastewater Treatment; Chapter 6: Air Environment Control and Architectural Environment Improvement Techniques; Chapter 7: Environmental Engineering and Environmental Protection; Chapter 8: Bridge Engineering; Chapter 9: Road and Railway Engineering; Chapter 10: Transportation Planning, Construction and Logistics Engineering; Chapter 11: Traffic Control and Information Technology.
Healthy Communities, Healthy Planet Mark Roseland. Chapter 11 : Municipal
Initiatives for Promoting the Use of Renewable Energy The authors would like to
thank the following people for ... Chapter 12 : Sustainable Community Indicators
Author: Mark Roseland
Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers
The vision of ecological cities is one that links ecological sustainability with social justice and the pursuit of sustainable livelihoods. ECO-CITY DIMENSIONS explores in depth the key features of ecological cities, demonstrating that real movement is under way toward implementing the vision of eco-cities. Illustrated.
Business Organizations , Local Dependence and the Politics of Urban Renewal
in Britain . ” Urban Studies 32 , no . 1 ( 1995 ) : 31 ... Accelerating Sustainable
Development : Local Action Moves the World . New York : United Nations
Author: Eric Shragge
Publisher: Sydney, N.S. : Cape Breton University Press
Communities have long been ahead of governments in responding to changes in the economy, forging ahead with innovative grassroots projects that now make up a substantial portion of economic development initiatives. Having made major gains in practice and having built local capacities through innovation, Community Economic Development now stands at a crossroads. In Building for Social Change, Eric Shragge, Michael Toye and colleagues from across the country offer a timely critical examination of CED practices and debates. This book is designed for CED practitioners, for others working in community-based organizations and those being trained. There are a growing number of post-secondary programs in English Canada that educate students in CED and related fields such as regional development, yet there are not many publications that provide analytical perspectives and debate. The goal of this book is to describe and analyze CED practice, primarily in Canada, through a wide range of subjects--the evolution of its definitions, economic dimensions and the key elements that form its context. Building for Social Change situates CED in wide political, economic and social contexts: rich examples of the scope and practices, and some of the limits--in Aboriginal communities, as a tool to support women, psychiatric survivor enterprises, housing and worker ownerships--are explored to help spur further critical discussion and debate.
Social Work Mandala ( www . designtier . net ) , The City Repair Project ( www .
cityrepair . org ) , Global Ecovillage Network ( www . gaia . org ) ... The natural
step for communities : How cities and towns can change to sustainable practices .
Author: David P. Fauri
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
The Third Edition of Cases in Macro Social Work Practiceprovides relevant, contemporary, macro practice case scenarios that reflect practice dilemmas and challenges typically experienced by social workers in organizational, community, and policy practice areas. It emphasizes the change process in both domestic and international settings by using a theoretical and practice perspective, and follows the outline of the Fourth Edition ofSocial Work Macro Practice--written by F. Ellen Netting, Peter Kettner, and Steven McMurtry. Please Note: Cases in Macro Social Work Practicemay be value-packaged with S ocial Work Macro Practice at a special discount. Contact your local representative for details:www.ablongman.com/replocator
Table 9-4 200+ Examples of Good Urban Environmental Practice : Supporting
Sustainable Development ( Continued ) ... 2020 : Sustainable community
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Author: Josef Leitmann
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Meet the "brown agenda" challenge of fast-growing cities. Planning and development professionals who need to cope with the problems of increasing urbanization will find practical tools in Joseph Leitmann's Sustaining Cities: Environmental Planning and Management in Urban Design. This unique reference explores the highest priority problems -sanitation and drainage, solid waste management, degradation of environmentally sensitive land, uncontrolled emissions, accidents linked to congestion, and improper disposal of hazardous waste, problems that result in poor health, lower productivity, reduced income and quality of life. It's the first book to give you realistic,innovative, in-depth options that you can use on a day-to-day basis, with examples from many parts of the world. You get a proven planning framework and strategic approach for addressing the environmental issues confronting and caused by cities, and resources you can turn to for more help, information, and training.
ISBN: 978-I-60876-646-8 Eco-City and Green Community: The Evolution of
Planning Theory and Practice Zhenghong Tang (Editor) 2010. ISBN: 978-1-
60876-811-0 Anthropology of Mining in Papua New Guinea Greenfields Benedict
Author: Julian R. Crane
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Estuaries are productive ecosystems of high ecological value. They are important habitats for various species and those of highest value are protected by national and international conventions. This book highlights possible pollution impacts in a protected estuarine ecosystem, Amvrakikos Gulf, considered as one of the most important wetlands in Greece. In addition, the Changjiang (Yangtze) River is known to contribute significantly to the ecosystems of the Changjiang River estuary and adjacent waters. In this book, some long-term data of freshwater discharge, sediment load, nutrient concentrations and compositions in the river and estuary waters are presented, as well as the long-term response of the ecosystem in the estuary. Moreover, the literature on modern estuarine diatoms from Argentina is revised in order to synthesise the available ecological information and to detect possible modern analogues for Quaternary diatom assemblages. The authors also discuss negative or inverse estuaries, those where seawater is concentrated by the removal of fresh water, in the Northern Gulf of California. The challenges facing the sustainable management of temporarily open/closed estuaries (TOCEs) is addressed as well, critical in some cases because their ecological integrity, biodiversity and nursery function have already been compromised.