Sustainable Development and Planning IX

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C.A. Brebbia, J. Longhurst, E. Marco, C. Booth
WIT Press, Oct 11, 2017 - Architecture - 862 pages

 Containing papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning this volume brings together the work of academics, policy makers, practitioners and other international stakeholders and discusses new academic findings and their application in planning and development strategies, assessment tools and decision making processes. 


Problems related to development and planning are present in all areas and regions of the world. Accelerated urbanisation has resulted in both the deterioration of the environment and quality of life. Taking into consideration the interaction between different regions and developing new methodologies for monitoring, planning and implementation, new strategies can offer solutions mitigating environmental pollution and non-sustainable use of available resources.


Energy saving and eco-friendly buildings have become an important part of modern day progress with emphasis on resource optimisation. Planning is a key part in ensuring that these solutions along with new materials and processes are efficiently incorporated. Planners, environmentalists, architects, engineers and economists have to work collectively to ensure that present and future needs are met.


The papers in the book cover a number of topics, including: City planning; Regional planning; Rural developments; Sustainability and the built environment; Sustainability supply chain; Resilience; Environmental management; Energy resources; Cultural heritage; Quality of life; Sustainable solutions in emerging countries; Sustainable tourism; Learning from nature; Transportation; Social and political issues; Community planning; UN Sustainable Development Goals and Timber Structures.

 

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Contents

City planning
141
Urban Architecture
193
Environmental management
227
Regional planning
251
Governance
283
Community planning
323
Socioeconomic issues
347
Quality of life
379
Sustainable tourism
479
Timber structures
517
Transportation
591
Mobility in the city
633
Energy efficiency
655
Education for sustainable development
691
Case studies
723
Sustainable development indicators
801

Cultural heritage
405
Sustainable solutions in emerging countries
439
Author index
837
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