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Urban Environmental Management and Technology

Hanaki, Keisuke (Ed.)

2008, VIII, 242p. 121 illus..

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The environmental aspect of cities is nowadays well recognized as a cri- cal element of urban development, management and regeneration. There are various environmental issues related to cities, and they have been a- lyzed in an individualized manner. Many types of technologies, such as wastewater treatment, have been developed to solve particular envir- mental problems. However, many of these problems are related to each other, and social and economic aspects are also important for urban reg- eration. A holistic view combining knowledge of various urban environmental f- tors such as water, heat, energy, air, materials and waste, and a practical approach based on such understandings are essential to manage contem- rary urban environmental issues, from a local scale to a global scale. The University of Tokyo has been conducting the 21st Century COE (C- ters of Excellence) Program on Sustainable Urban Regeneration. Transd- ciplinary courses have been offered for graduate students from the depa- ments of Urban Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture to present a holistic view of urban regeneration. This book is based on the contents of the transdisciplinary course on en- ronmental management and technology. I hope that its content will be u- ful for undergraduate and graduate students and for experts and policy makers in developed and developing countries. Shinichiro Ohgaki Project Leader, COE Program on Sustainable Urban Regeneration The University of Tokyo Contents Preface v Part I Water Environment 1. Water Management in Sustainable Buildings ………............. 3 Motoyasu Kamata and Masayuki Mae

Content Level » Research

Keywords » City Planning - Envionmental Engineering - GIS - Geography - Recycling - Transportation Engineering - climate - development - ecosystem - environment - environmental engineering - environmental management - sustainable building

Related subjects » Environmental Management - Geography

Table of contents 

Preface Contents Part I Water Environment 1. Water Management in Sustainable Buildings Motoyasu Kamata and Masayuki Mae 2. Urban Water Use and Multifunctional Sewerage Systems as Urban Infrastructure Hiroaki Furumai 3. Urban River Management: Harmonizing River Ecosystem Conservation Takeyoshi Chibana 4. Development of Coastal Urban Regions with Sustainable Topographical Environments Shinji Sato Part II Material Flow and Risk 5. Municipal Solid Waste Management for a Sustainable Society Kazuo Yamamoto 6. Dismantlement of Buildings and Recycling of Construction Waste Tsuyoshi Seike and Noriko Akita 7. Holistic Approaches for Impact Assessment in Urban Environmental Management Toshiya Aramaki 8. Risk Assessments in Urban Environment Kensuke Fukushi 9. Fate of Water-Related Pathogens in Urban Water Systems Hiroyuki Katayama Part III Heat and Energy Management 10. Global Climate Change and Cities Keisuke Hanaki 11. Japanese Strategies for Global Warming Issues and Energy Conservation in Buildings Yuzo Sakamoto 12. Management of Urban Heat Environment Yasunobu Ashie Index

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Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India

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