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Provides a thorough overview of urban and military sustainability
Brings together expert perspectives from a variety of fields including government, academia and the private sector
Access to reliable and affordable energy, water, and services is an important determinant of the prosperity of cities along with effective mission sustainment at military installations. The idea for this book was conceived at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) in June 2012 in Hella, Iceland. The workshop was attended by 50 scientists, engineers, and policymakers representing 15 different nations and multiple fields of expertise, reflecting the global and interdisciplinary nature of climate change and sustainability research. The focus of the workshop was on ways in which military installations and small cities can integrate energy, water, and infrastructure sustainability strategies into city and installation management plans that account for climate change uncertainties. The organization of the book reflects major topic sessions and discussions during the workshop.
Content Level »Graduate
Keywords »cities and climate change - sustainability and cities - sustainable military installations - urban sustainability
Part 1. Sustainable Cities and Military Installations: Challenge.- Sustainable Urban Systems: A Review of how Sustainability Indicators Inform Decisions; E.K. Tatham, D.A. Eisenberg, I.Linkov .- Military Installations and Cities in the21st Century: Towards Sustainable Bases and Adaptable Cities; B.A. Harmon, W.D. Goran, R.S. Harmon.- Assessing Adaptive Capacity of Cities and Regions: Concerns over Methodology and Usability;S. Juhola.- Resource Footprints and Environmental Security at DoD Installations; R. Pincus.-Sustainability Awareness and Expertise: Structuring the Cognitive Processes for Solving Wicked Problems and Achieving an Adaptive-State; D.S. Sweet et al.-Part 2. Water.- Sustainable Water Resources Management: Challenges and Methods; M.C. Hamilton et al.-Innovative Group Decision Making Framework for Sustainable Management of Regional hydro-systems; Z. Srdjevic et al.-Future Water Availability, Sustainable Dryland Agriculture and the Second Law of Thermodynamics; D. Lewis.-Multi-Criteria Evaluation of Groundwater Ponds as Suppliers to Urban Water Distributors; B. Srdjevic et al.-Pilot Study of Contaminants in Marine and Freshwater Sediments as well as the Ground Level Atmosphere Close to Station Nord, a Small Military Danish Airbase and Research Station in NE Greenland; M. Goodsite et al.-Sustainability of Water Supply at Military Installations, Kabul Basin, Afghanistan; T.J. Mack, M.P. Chornack, I.M. Verstraeten.-Part 3. Energy.- Sustainable Energy Pathways for Smart Urbanization and Off-Grid Access: Options and Policies for Military Installations and Remote Communities;J. Nathwani et al.-The Army Net Zero Waste Program and its Implications for Energy; V.F. Medina et al.-Off Grid Energy Access; J. Nathwani, Z. Chen.-Part 4. Infrastructure and Integration.-Integrated Perspectives on Sustainable Infrastructure for Cities and Military Installations; M. Merad et al.-Natural Hazard Risk Assessment and Management Methodologies Review: Europe; G.T. Cirella et al.-Resilience of Infrastructures and Networks in a Changing Climate: French Experiences;A. Brassel-Day, B. Reysett, R. Nyer.-Urban Sustainability and Poverty: Can Microfinance Make a Difference?; B. Morel, E. Linkov, P. Morel.- Infrastructure Modeling: Status and Applications; R.J. LeClaire et al.