This volume focuses on the need for, the attributes of, and methods for creating sustainable urban areas. Sustainability in this context refers to the ability of an urban entity to maintain itself in an economically stable, livable, and environmentally viable fashion over the long term. Thus, the book will address issues such as urban environmental pressures in industrialized and non-industrialized countries, experiments with “green” economic development, urban environmental designs, and the nexus of urban environments, residential health, social stress and sustainability.
1) Urban Sustainability
2) Developing Sustainable Policies, the Shanghai Experience
3) Promoting Sustainable Manufacturing in Nagoya:
4) Sustainability, Urban Transitions, and Development: The Case Study of Nang Rong, Thailand
5) Deconcentration in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area: Governance, Markets and the Quest for Sustainability
6) Poverty, Vulnerability, and Urban Sustainability in Indian Mega-Cities
7) Urban Sustainability and Automobile Dependence in an Australian Context
8) Settlement Patterns and Land Use in Nairobi, Kenya: Is There Room for Sustainability?
9) The Centrality of Housing to Urban Sustainability
10) The Role of Ethnicity and Class in Urban Sustainability: Shaping the Detroit Urban Environment
11) Planning for Sustainability in the Greater Toronto Area
12) Growing Sustainable Communities: The Role of Urban Gardens in Rio de Janeiro
13) Urban Sustainability in the Face of Globalization: Copenhagen
14) Urban Form and Sustainability: Exploring Urban Development Patterns in Lisbon and Porto
15) Pursuing sustainable development in Italian waterfront cities: The case of Genoa, Venice and Naples