Solutions for Climate Change Challenges in the Built Environment

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 12, 2012 - ARCHITECTURE - 352 pages
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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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Contents

Nature and Emerging Trends
11
Chapter Regional Implications
23
Chapter Urbanization and Climate Change
33
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42
Chapter Global Political Initiatives and Overtones
45
Chapter Green Economics Dialogue and the Built
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Chapter Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment
75
Chapter ParticulateInduced Soiling on Historic Limestone
181
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Chapter Sustainable Transportation
193
Chapter Linkages of Waste Management Strategies
207
Chapter Climate Change and the Geotechnical
223
Chapter Water Resources Issues and Solutions for
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Chapter Organisational Culture and Climate Change
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Chapter Methods for Valuing Preferences for Environmental
87
Chapter Ecological Value of Urban Environments
99
Chapter The Pedological Value of Urban Landscapes
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Highfield Jennifer A Millington
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Chapter Insights and Perceptions of Sustainable Design
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Chapter The Benefits of Green Infrastructure in Towns and Cities 6
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School of Technology
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Chapter The Socioenvironmental Vulnerability
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School of Architecture
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Chapter Mitigation via Renewables
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Miriam Kennet David G Proverbs
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Chapter Complexities and Approaches to Managing
321
Chapter Lessons for the Future
337
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Colin Booth, Senior Lecturer, Construction and Infrastructure, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton

Felix N. Hammond, Lecturer, Construction and Infrastructure, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton

Jessica Lamond, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Construction and Infrastructure, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton

David G. Proverbs, Professor and Head of Department, Construction and Property, Faculty of Environment and Technology, University of the West of England