Solutions for Climate Change Challenges in the Built Environment
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 12, 2012 - ARCHITECTURE - 352 pages
The multi-disciplinary perspective provided here offers a strategic view on built environment issues and improve understanding of how built environment activities potentially induce global warming and climate change. It also highlights solutions to these challenges.
Solutions to Climate change Challenges in the Built Environment helps develop an appreciation of the diverse themes of the climate change debate across the built environment continuum. A wide perspective is provided through contributions from physical, environmental, social, economic and political scientists. This strategic view on built environment issues will be useful to researchers as well as policy experts and construction practitioners wanting a holistic view.
This book clarifies complex issues around climate change and follows five main themes: climate change experiences; urban landscape development; urban management issues; measurement of impact; and the future. Chapters are written by eminent specialists from both academic and professional backgrounds. The main context for chapters is the developed world but the discussion is widened to incorporate regional issues.
The book will be valuable to researchers and students in all the built environment disciplines, as well as to practitioners involved with the design, construction and maintenance of buildings, and government organisations developing and implementing climate change policy.
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Nature and Emerging Trends
Chapter Regional Implications
Chapter Urbanization and Climate Change
Chapter Global Political Initiatives and Overtones
Chapter Green Economics Dialogue and the Built
Chapter Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment
Chapter ParticulateInduced Soiling on Historic Limestone
Chapter Sustainable Transportation
Chapter Linkages of Waste Management Strategies
Chapter Climate Change and the Geotechnical
Chapter Water Resources Issues and Solutions for
Chapter Organisational Culture and Climate Change
Chapter Methods for Valuing Preferences for Environmental
Chapter Ecological Value of Urban Environments
Chapter The Pedological Value of Urban Landscapes
Highfield Jennifer A Millington
Chapter Insights and Perceptions of Sustainable Design
Chapter The Benefits of Green Infrastructure in Towns and Cities 6
School of Technology
Chapter The Socioenvironmental Vulnerability
School of Architecture
Chapter Mitigation via Renewables
Miriam Kennet David G Proverbs
Chapter Complexities and Approaches to Managing
Chapter Lessons for the Future