Green Cities: An A-to-Z Guide, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412973813
  • ISBN-13: 9781412973816
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 547 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released July 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

Via 150 signed articles, Green Cities: An A to Z Guide provides an overview of the key concepts that urban planners, policy makers, architects, engineers, and developers use to understand the sustainability dimensions of the urban environment. It identifies cities that have taken steps to become greener and discusses the strategies they have used; it also reviews broad concepts associated with green cities. Cities face enormous environmental challenges, and the entries in this volume, from case studies of greener cities to discussions of green urban design, infrastructure, and processes, can help us transform our cities into healthier, sustainable communities in which a growing urban population can thrive. Vivid photographs, searchable hyperlinks, numerous cross references, an extensive resource guide, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use as well as for research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the Editors.
Introduction.
Reader's Guide.
List of Articles.
List of Contributors.
Green Cities Chronology.
1: Adaptation, Climate Change.
2: Adaptive Reuse.
3: Agenda 21.
4: Air Quality.
5: Austin, Texas.
6: Bahía De Caráquez, Ecuador.
7: Bangkok, Thailand.
8: Barcelona, Spain.
9: Beijing, China.
10: Bicycling.
11: Biodiversity.
12: Biophilia.
13: Bioregion.
14: Bluebelts.
15: Bogotá, Colombia.
16: Brownfields.
17: Bus Rapid Transit.
18: Carbon Footprint.
19: Carbon Neutral.
20: Carbon Trading.
21: Carpooling.
22: Carrying Capacity.
23: Charette.
24: Chattanooga, Tennessee.
25: Chernobyl, Ukraine.
26: Chicago, Illinois.
27: Cities for Climate Protection.
28: Citizen Participation.
29: City Politics.
30: Civic Space.
31: Coastal Zone Management.
32: Combined Heat and Power (Cogeneration).
33: Combined Sewer Overflow.
34: Community Gardens.
35: Commuting.
36: Compact Development (New Urbanism).
37: Composting.
38: Congestion Pricing.
39: Conservation Subdivision.
40: Construction and Demolition Waste.
41: Copenhagen, Denmark.
42: Curitiba, Brazil.
43: Daylighting.
44: Denitrification.
45: Density.
46: Distributed Generation.
47: District Energy.
48: Dongtan, China.
49: Dzerzhinsk, Russia.
50: Ecoindustrial Parks.
51: Ecological Footprint.
52: Ecosystem Restoration.
53: Ecovillages.
54: Embodied Energy.
55: Energy Efficiency.
56: Environmental Impact Assessment.
57: Environmental Justice.
58: Environmental Planning.
59: Environmental Risk.
60: Food Deserts.
61: Food Security.
62: Garbage.
63: Green Belt.
64: Green Communities and Neighborhood Planning.
65: Green Design, Construction, and Operations.
66: Green Energy.
67: Greenfield Sites.
68: Green Fleets (Vehicles).
69: Green Housing.
70: Green Infrastructure.
71: Greening Suburbia.
72: Green Jobs.
73: Green Landscaping.
74: Green Procurement and Purchasing.
75: Green Roofs.
76: Greyfield Development.
77: Greywater.
78: Gridlock.
79: Habitat Conservation and Restoration.
80: Hamburg, Germany.
81: Healthy Cities.
82: Heat Island Effect.
83: Historic Preservation.
84: Indoor Air Quality.
85: Infill Development.
86: Infrastructure.
87: Intermodal Transportation.
88: Kabwe, Zambia.
89: Kampala, Uganda.
90: Landfills.
91: La Oroya, Peru.
92: LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
93: Light Pollution.
94: Linfen, China.
95: Location-Efficient Mortgage.
96: London, England.
97: Los Angeles, California.
98: Malmö, Sweden.
99: Masdar Ecocity.
100: Mayors Climate Protection Agreement.
101: Mexico City, Mexico.
102: Millennium Development Goals.
103: Mitigation.
104: Natural Capital.
105: New York City, New York.
106: Nimby.
107: Nonpoint Source Pollution.
108: Norilsk, Russia.
109: Parks, Greenways, and Open Space.
110: Personal Rapid Transit.
111: Portland, Oregon.
112: Ports.
113: Power Grids.
114: Recycling in Cities.
115: Renewable Energy.
116: Resilience.
117: Reykjavik, Iceland.
118: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
119: San Francisco, California.
120: Sea Level Rise.
121: Seattle, Washington.
122: Smart Growth.
123: Stockholm, Sweden.
124: Stormwater Management.
125: Sukinda, India.
126: Sumgayit, Azerbaijan.
127: Sustainability Indicators.
128: Sustainable Development.
129: Sydney, Australia.
130: Tianying, China.
131: Traffic Calming.
132: Transit.
133: Transit-Oriented Development.
134: Transport Demand Management.
135: Universal Design.
136: Urban Agriculture.
137: Urban Forests.
138: Vancouver, Canada.
139: Vapi, India.
140: Walkability (Pedestrian-Friendly Streets).
141: Waste Disposal.
142: Water Conservation.
143: Water Pollution.
144: Watershed Protection.
145: Water Sources and Delivery.
146: Water Treatment.
147: Wetlands.
148: Xeriscaping.
Green Cities Glossary.
Green Cities Resource Guide.
Green Cities Appendix.
Index.