Smart Growth and Climate Change: Regional Development, Infrastructure and Adaptation (Google eBook)

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Matthias Ruth
Edward Elgar Publishing - Business & Economics - 403 pages
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'The consensus on global warming and its effects are now almost unanimous. Even those politicians with serious denial issues are converting. That said, the question becomes: How well does this book deal with urban sprawl and climate change? Professor Ruth is a master at organizing thought (and of creative thought... but an editor most needs the former). He has pulled together a very impressive list of experts from good institutions and organized their contributions to this subject in a meaningful, useful way. I think the coverage of the issue is both very competent and complete.' - Bruce Hannon, University of Illinois, Urbana, US This innovative volume systematically brings together two strands of applied research that, to date, have been carried out separately - 'smart growth' research and climate change adaptability research. By providing theory, models, and case studies from North America, Oceania and Europe, the book creates synergies between the two strands, reconciles differences, and provides insights for decision-makers at national and local levels.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
Research Themes and Challenges
9
Smart Growth Sprawl and Climate Change Mitigation in the United States
62
Climate Change Impacts on Regional Development and Sustainability An Analysis of New Zealand Region
82
Stakeholder Involvement in Local Smart Growth Needs and Challenges
111
Oil Transportation Infrastructure The TransAlaska Pipeline System and the Challenge of Environmental Change
129
A Complex Systems Approach for Sustainable Cities
155
A Spatially Explicit Urban Simulation Model Land Use Evolution and Impact Assessment Model LEAM
181
Flood Risk Institutions and Climate Change in the Netherlands
243
From the Ground Up Local Land Use Policies Transportation Choices and the Potential for Improved Air Quality
269
Regional Energy Demand and Adaptations to Climate Change Methodology and Application to the State of Maryland USA
291
Physical Planning and Urban Heat Island Formation How Cities Change Regional Climates
318
Climate Change and Public Health Focusing on Emerging Infectious Diseases
342
Impacts of Changing Temperatures on Heatrelated Mortality in Urban Areas The Issues and a Case Study from Metropolitan Boston
364
A Summary of Lessons and Options
393
Index
401

Urbanization Effect on Rainfall Implications for Drainage Infrastructure Performance and Design
207

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