Urban Environment, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9400777566
  • ISBN-13: 9789400777569
  • DDC: 307.76
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 526 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Over half of the global population now lives in cities. This ongoing urbanisation is making it increasingly important to adequately manage urban systems and preserve urban environments. This book is the outcome of the 11th Urban Environment Symposium (UES) held on 16-19 September 2012 in Karlsruhe, Germany. The UES aims at providing a forum on the sciences and practices needed to promote a sustainable future in urban environments. Papers by leading experts are presented in sections on Urban Management and Spatial Planning, Green Cities and Urban Ecosystems, Urban Planning and Development, Air Quality and Noise, Urban Climate Change and Adaptation, and Contamination of Urban Waters and its Effects.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Urban Management and Spatial Planning.
2: Overview of Material and Energy Flows in Water Infrastructures in Context of Urban Metabolism.
3: Improvement of the Statutory Framework for Construction and Demolition Waste Management Exemplified in Germany and Australia.
4: Carrying Capacity Dashboard Analyses—Australian Case Studies of Populations Scaled to Place.
5: Contribution of CircUse Approach to Understanding of the Urbanized Land Use Dynamics.
6: Environmental Health Indicators for the Metropolitan Region of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
7: A City-Region in the Forest and Its Challenges for Environmental and Health Sustainability.
8: Metropolitan Environmental Health: Asymmetrical Knowledge and Management in São Paulo, Brazil.
9: Will there be Any Space for Private Parking in Our Future City Centers?.
10: Examining the Critical Factors of Implementing Sustainable Housing in a Multi-Stakeholder Context.
11: Green Cities and Urban Ecosystems.
12: Ecosystem Services Provided by Urban Vegetation: A Literature Review.
13: Assessment of Ecosystem Services in Urban Systems for the Example of Karlsruhe.
14: A Basis for Inquiry into Policy Considerations for Increasing the Application of Biophilic Urbanism.
15: The Impact of Biogenic Isoprene in Dependence on Meteorological Conditions Within Urban Green.
16: Urban Planning and Development.
17: Regional Dynamics, Urbanisms and Environment in Colombia. An Approach for the Bogotá Region.
18: The Roles of the Urban Spatial Structure of the Main Cities Slums in EGYPT and the Environmental Pollution.
19: Water Vulnerability with Population Growth in Metropolitan Areas of Developing Countries: An Interdisciplinary Approach.
20: Urban Vulnerability Assessment in Flood-Prone Areas in West and East Africa.
21: Contextualizing Sustainable Development for Small Scale Water and Sanitation Systems in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
22: Air Quality and Noise.
23: Transformations of 2-Stroke Nanoparticles along the Exhaust Gas Way.
24: The Fidas®—A New Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System that Additionally Reports Particle Size and Number Concentration.
25: Vehicular Emission Factor of Gases and Particulate Matter Measured in Two Road Tunnels in São Paulo, Brazil.
26: Source Identification and Seasonal Variations of Carbonaceous Aerosols in Beijing—A Stable Isotope Approach.
27: Monitoring of Ultrafine Particles in Rural and Urban Environments.
28: BaP Air Quality Modelling Simulation Using CMAQ Air Quality Modelling System.
29: Very High Resolution Urban Simulations with WRF/UCM and CMAQ over European Cities.
30: Modeling Urban Air Quality in Beijing during the Olympic Summer Games 2008.
31: The Effect of Government Policies on the Temporal Development of Contamination Characteristics Within the Aerosol Distribution in Beijing, China.
32: Using GIS to Derive Spatial Indicators of Pedestrian Exposure to Urban Traffic Noise.
33: The Influence of Washout Processes on Dust Concentrations in the Air.
34: Urban Climate Change and Adaptation.
35: Urban Climate—Impact and Interaction of Air Quality and Global Change.
36: Simulations of the Impact of Lake Area on Local Microclimate by Using COSMO NWP Model.
37: The Estimation of CO2 Emission from Road Vehicles by Traffic Macro-Simulation.
38: Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions of Road Transport Toll Highways in Spain.
39: Energy and CO2 Emissions in German and Colombian Manufacturing Industries: An Econometric Application.
40: Strategic Land-Use Planning in a Changing Climate—Adapting to the Spatial Dynamics of Risk in Ho Chi Minh City.
41: Neoliberalism and Spatial Adaptation.
42: Contamintation of Urban Waters and Its Effects.
43: Occurrence, Sources and Pathways of Antimony and Silver in an Urban Catchment.
44: Urban Pollutant Plumes around Wushan and Dachang City in the Three Gorges Reservoir.
45: Contamination of Bottom Sediments of Small Rivers in Moscow (Businka and Tarakanovka Rivers as Examples).
46: Assessment of Ground Water Quality as Influenced by Paper Mill Effluent in Namakkal District, Tamilnadu, India.
47: Road Salt and Environmental Hazards—Identification of Vulnerable Water Resources.
48: Purification Practices of Water Runoff from Construction of Norwegian Tunnels—Status and Research Gaps.
49: Seasonal Trends in Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Fauna of Stormwater Ponds.
50: Accumulation of Metals and Metalloids in Larvae of Insects and Frog Living in Wet Sedimentation Ponds Receiving Runoff from a Four Lane Motorway.
51: Mobility and Uptake of Antimony, Cadmium and Cobalt in Dragonfly Larvae (Odonata, Anisoptera) as a Function of Road Salt Concentrations—A Tracer Experiment.
52: Hydrodynamic Modelling of Microbial Water Quality in a Drinking Water Source.