Global perspectives in sustainable urban environments

Wadhwa, L.C. (2002) Global perspectives in sustainable urban environments. In: Brebbia, C.A., Martin-Duque, J.F., and Wadhwa, L.C., (eds.) The Sustainable City II: urban regeneration and sustainability. Advances in Architecture, 14 . WIT Press, Southampton, UK, pp. 3-11.

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Arguably, sustainability is the most commonly used word in the literature today. Every project, plan, action, policy or strategy formulated by government agencies and large organisations must address the issue of sustainability, even if inconsequentially. City councils are at the forefront of urban sustainability movement. Some of their activities have significant and far-reaching effects while others appear good for public relations/propaganda only. The projects usually focus on one or more of the four elements of sustainability: resource conservation, transportation, protection of the environment and public health, or land-use planning and economic development. In this paper, a review is made of a large number of sustainable city projects/plans from around the world. The aspects of sustainability covered by the various projects are discussed.

Item ID: 14386
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-85312-917-9
Keywords: environment; indicators; sustainability; transportation; urban
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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 02:51
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development @ 60%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified @ 30%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120599 Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified @ 10%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960511 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Urban and Industrial Environments @ 50%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9004 Water and Waste Services > 900401 Waste Management Services @ 30%
85 ENERGY > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850799 Energy Conservation and Efficiency not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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