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  1. Heat Islands

    Understanding and Mitigating Heat in Urban Areas

    By Lisa Gartland

    Heat islands are urban and suburban areas that are significantly warmer than their surroundings. Traditional, highly absorptive construction materials and a lack of effective landscaping are their main causes. Heat island problems, in terms of increased energy consumption, reduced air quality and...

    Published December 20th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Shaping Urban Infrastructures

    Intermediaries and the Governance of Socio-Technical Networks

    Edited by Simon Guy, Simon Marvin, Will Medd, Timothy Moss

    Cities can only exist because of the highly developed systems which underlie them, ensuring that energy, clean water, etc. are moved efficiently from producer to user, and that waste is removed. The urgent need to make the way that these services are provided more environmentally, socially and...

    Published December 9th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Urban Microclimate

    Designing the Spaces Between Buildings

    By Evyatar Erell, David Pearlmutter, Terence Williamson

    The quality of life of millions of people living in cities could be improved if the form of the city were to evolve in a manner appropriate to its climatic context. Climatically responsive urban design is vital to any notion of sustainability: it enables individual buildings to make use of...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Renewable Energy and the Public

    From NIMBY to Participation

    Edited by Patrick Devine-Wright

    Throughout the world, the threat of climate change is pressing governments to accelerate the deployment of technologies to generate low carbon electricity or heat. But this is frequently leading to controversy, as energy and planning policies are revised to support new energy sources or...

    Published November 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  5. The Principles of Green Urbanism

    Transforming the City for Sustainability

    Edited by Steffen Lehmann

    How can we transform and future-proof the post-industrial city through strategies of architectural and urban design? The answer is to use an energy-efficient, zero-carbon model based on renewable energy sources and renewable building typologies. This book presents different models for sustainable...

    Published October 26th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Advances in Building Energy Research

    Volume 4

    By Mat Santamouris

    Advances in Building Energy Research (ABER) offers state-of-the-art information on the environmental science and performance of buildings, linking new technologies and methodologies with the latest research on systems, simulations and standards. As stringently reviewed as a journal but with the...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Governing for Sustainable Urban Development

    By Yvonne Rydin

    Achieving urban sustainability is amongst the most pressing issues facing planners and governments. This book is the first to provide a cohesive analysis of sustainable urban development and to examine the processes by which change in how urban areas are built can be achieved. The author looks at...

    Published June 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  8. Transport Revolutions

    Moving People and Freight Without Oil, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Gilbert, Anthony Perl

    First released in 2007, the bestselling Transport Revolutions argued that land transport in the first half of the 21st century will feature at least two revolutions. One will involve the use of electric drives rather than internal combustion engines. Another will involve powering many of these...

    Published April 27th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Social Sustainability in Urban Areas

    Communities, Connectivity and the Urban Fabric

    Edited by Tony Manzi, Karen Lucas, Tony Lloyd Jones, Judith Allen

    This groundbreaking new volume on social sustainability offers both critique and creative solutions. It challenges the conventional wisdoms of social sustainability and presents practical examples of projects that will help practitioners to think carefully and innovatively about the situations they...

    Published March 18th 2010 by Routledge

  10. State of the World's Cities 2010/11

    Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide

    By United Nations Human Settlements Programme (Un-Habitat)

    The world's urban population now exceeds the world's rural population. What does this mean for the state of our cities, given the strain this global demographic shift is placing upon current urban infrastructures? Following on from previous State of the World's Cities reports, this edition uses the...

    Published March 9th 2010 by Routledge