eBook Global Sustainable Communities Handbook, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123979293
  • ISBN-13: 9780123979292
  • DDC: 338.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 608 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Global Sustainable Communities Handbook is a guide for understanding and complying with the various international codes, methods, and legal hurtles surrounding the creation of sustainable communities all over the world. The book provides an introduction to sustainable development, technology and infrastructure outlines, codes, standards, and guidelines written by experts from across the globe.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Introduction.
2: The Green Industrial Revolution.
3: Public Policy and Leadership: Infrastructures and Integration.
4: China: Resource Assessment of Offshore Wind Potential.
5: Sustainable Planning of Open Urban Areas in Developing Countries: A Lesson from a Case Study in Tel Aviv, Israel.
6: India: Issues for Sustainable Growth/Innovation for Sustainability.
7: Germany’s Energiewende: Community-Driven Since the 1970s.
8: Multidisciplinary Integrated Development.
9: Think Globally, Act Locally, and Plan Nationally An Evaluation of Sustainable Development in Indonesia at National, Regional, and Local Levels.
10: Financial Investments for Zero Energy Houses: The Case of Near-Zero Energy Buildings.
11: The Canadian Context: Energy.
12: Energy Management in a Small-Island Developing Economy: The Case of Mauritius.
13: Energy System of the Baltic States and its Development.
14: Renewable Energy Generation: Incentives Matter.
15: Germany’s Energiewende.
16: Educational Programs for Sustainable Societies Using Cross-Cultural Management Method.
17: Business Ventures and Financial Sector in the United Arab Emirates.
18: Development of a Sustainable Disabled Population in Countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.
19: Political–Economic Governance of Renewable Energy Systems: The Key to Creating Sustainable Communities.
20: Sustainable Agriculture: The Food Chain.
21: Development Partnership of Renewable Energies Technology and Smart Grid in China.
22: The Regenerative Community Régénérer: A Haitian Model and Process Toward a Sustainable, Self-Renewing Economy.
23: Microcities.
24: Conclusion.