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  1. Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Applications

    Lessons Learned

    By Ecofys

    Photovoltaics is already an economic and practical option for providing electricity in many situations such as remote housing, in hybrid systems and for some service applications. Over the last decade, an International Energy Agency (IEA) team (Photovoltaic Power Systems, Task III) made up of...

    Published January 1st 1999 by Routledge

  2. Greening the Built Environment

    By Maf Smith, John Whitelegg, Nick J. Williams

    This work aims to provide a possible specification of the problems involved in greening the built environment and an articulation of the solutions. It begins with a discussion of sustainability as a concept and its applicability to contemporary towns and cities. The following chapters take up...

    Published July 1st 1998 by Routledge

  3. Healthy City Projects in Developing Countries

    An International Approach to Local Problems

    By Edmundo Werna

    Edited by Trudy Harpham, Ilona Blue, Grey Goldstein

    With the growth of cities and towns throughout the developing world have come significant health problems. The urban poor are particularly affected, faced with the worst of both worlds: urban problems such as pollution and stress, combined with infectious diseases common in both rural and urban...

    Published May 1st 1998 by Routledge

  4. Environmentally Friendly Cities

    Proceedings of Plea 1998, Passive and Low Energy Architecture, 1998, Lisbon, Portugal, June 1998

    By Eduardo Maldonado

    Edited by Simos Yannas

    The 15th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) conference considered the issues of sustainability and environmental friendliness at the city scale. Some 150 papers address the many and varied questions faced by architects and planners in reducing the impact on the environment of cities and...

    Published January 1st 1998 by Routledge

  5. Local and Global

    The Management of Cities in the Information Age

    By Jordi Borja, Manuel Castells

    This text challenges the belief that cities will eventually disappear as territorial forms of social organization as new information technologies permit the articulation of social processes without regard for distance, arguing that the specific role of cities will become more important, and...

    Published April 1st 1997 by Routledge

  6. Children's Participation

    The Theory and Practice of Involving Young Citizens in Community Development and Environmental Care

    By Roger A. Hart

    People's relationship to nature is the greatest issue facing the world at the turn of the millennium, and all over the world young people have shown enormous enthusiasm for environmental action. Many countries are radically reassessing both the role of citizens in managing their environment and the...

    Published January 1st 1997 by Routledge

  7. Making Cities Work

    The role of local authorities in the urban environment

    Edited by Herbert Girardet

    Cities around the world are facing severe environmental challenges; many have high levels of air and soil pollution, overcrowding, poor sanitation and growing waste disposal problems. This book takes a positive attitude; cities can be made to work sustainably, and many are already doing so. Their...

    Published October 1st 1996 by Routledge

  8. Sustainability the Environment and Urbanisation

    By Cedric Pugh

    The 1992 Rio Summit and subsequent literature and debate has focused on 'green' issues such as biodiversity, climate change and marine pollution. Much less has been written concerning the 'brown' agenda: factors such as poor sanitation and water quality, air pollution and housing problems which are...

    Published June 1st 1996 by Routledge

  9. Smog Alert

    Managing Urban Air Quality

    By Derek Elsom

    The world's cities are choking on pollution from traffic and industry. With the health of over 1.6 billion people under threat, poor urban air quality is fast becoming one of them most pressing environmental problems of our times. Smog Alert examines the causes and scale of urban air pollution,...

    Published June 1st 1996 by Routledge

  10. Making Cities Work

    Role of Local Authorities in the Urban Environment

    By Richard Gilbert, Don Stevenson, Herbert Girardet, Richard Stren

    Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set

    For too long, cities have been thought of as environmental blackspots, with high levels of air and soil pollution, overcrowding, poor sanitation and growing waste disposal problems. This book takes a more positive attitude: cities can be made to work sustainably. Their high population density can...

    Published June 1st 1996 by Routledge