eBook Green and Ecological Technologies for Urban Planning: Creating Smart Cities, 1st Edition

  • Ozge Yalciner Ercoskun
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  • ISBN-10: 1613504543
  • ISBN-13: 9781613504543
  • DDC: 307.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 402 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Ecological and technological (eco-tech) planning provides a possible response to the essential issues of sustainability and rehabilitation in rapidly growing urban spaces. GREEN AND ECOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR URBAN PLANNING: CREATING SMART CITIES addresses the ecological, technological, and social challenges faced in the smart urban planning and design of settlements when using eco-technologies – from sustainable land use to transportation, and from green areas to municipal applications – with a focus on resilience. Containing research from leading international experts, this book provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends, and technologies within the planning field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
1: Social Sustainability.
2: A Paradigm Shift towards Urban Resilience.
3: Sustainable Urbanism Revisited: A Holistic Framework Based on Tradition and Contemporary Orientations.
4: Sustainable and Equitable Urbanism: The Role of ICT in Ecological Culture Change and Poverty Alleviation.
5: Smart Cities.
6: An Advanced Triple-Helix Network Model for Smart Cities Performance.
7: The First Ecological Steps in Architectural Utopias: The “Nature” of Imaginary Smart Cities.
8: Energy Efficiency.
9: Towards Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB): The Role of Environmental Technologies.
10: Energy Efficient Residential Block Design: The Case of Ankara.
11: Technologies in Urban Design Practice: Integrating Environmental Design Considerations.
12: Urban Transportation.
13: Eco-Methodology for Urban and Transport Planning for the Future Eco-Technology.
14: Creating Smart Cities with Intelligent Transportation Solutions: Experiences from Singapore.
15: Geographic Information Systems, Natural Areas and Urban Sustainability.
16: Urban Environmental Applications of GIScience: Challenges and New Trends.
17: An Approach for Land-Use Suitability Assessment Using Decision Support Systems, AHP and GIS.
18: “Green Infrastructure” Concept as an Effective Medium to Manipulating Sustainable Urban Development.
19: Natural Resources Conservation in the Influence Areas of Cities: A Case Study on Bucharest, Romania.
20: The Sustainable Waterfront.
21: A Theory for Sustainability of Townscape: Typomorphology.
22: Municipalities and Sustainable Communities.
23: Eco-Municipalities and Municipal Applications for Sustainability.
24: Transition Model: A Methodology for Adapting the Cities to Ecological and Economical Challenges.
25: Local Commitment: An Approach to Sustainable Neighbourhood Renewal?.
About the Contributors.