Geotechnologies and the Environment

Urban Sustainability: Policy and Praxis

Editors: Gatrell, J.D., Jensen, R.R., Patterson, M.W., Hoalst-Pullen, N. (Eds.)

  • Approaches the theme of urban sustainability from a geographic perspective, applying GIS/RS and mapping visualization techniques
  • Presents examples of sustainability practices in everyday life across policy, economics, and culture
  • Investigates dynamics of land use change and observed urban form
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This book explores the environmental, economic, and socio-political dynamics of sustainability from a geographic perspective. The chapters unite the often disparate worlds of environment, economics, and politics by seeking to understand and visualize a range of sustainability practices on the ground and in place. In concert, the book provides an overview of a range of geotechnical applications associated with environmental change (water resources, land use & land cover change); as well as investigates more nuanced and novel examples of local economic development in cities. The diverse collection maps local practices from urban farming to evolving and thriving industries such as metal scrapping and craft beer. Additionally, the book provides an integrated geo-technical framework for understanding and assessing ecosystem services, explores the deployment of unmanned systems to understand urban environmental change, interrogates the spatial politics of urban green movements, examines the implications of revised planning practices, and investigates environmental justice. The book will be of interest to researchers, students, and anyone seeking to better understand sustainability at multiple scales in urban environments.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Urban Sustainability: Perspectives on Change

    Gatrell, Jay D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Urban Stream Management Using Spatial Approaches for Stream Clean-Up Data

    Lawrence, Patrick

    Pages 5-21

  • Ecosystem Services Assessment from the Mountain to the Sea: In Search of a Method for Land- and Seascape Planning

    Portman, Michelle E. (et al.)

    Pages 23-41

  • Best Practices for Urban Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Data Acquisition and Processing

    Lulla, Vijay (et al.)

    Pages 43-54

  • Thermal Neighborhoods, Socioeconomic Characteristics, and Urban Quality of Life: Examining Humanity‚Äôs Principal Habitat

    Jensen, Ryan R. (et al.)

    Pages 55-64

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26218-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26216-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Sustainability: Policy and Praxis
Editors
  • Jay D. Gatrell
  • Ryan R. Jensen
  • Mark W. Patterson
  • Nancy Hoalst-Pullen
Series Title
Geotechnologies and the Environment
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26218-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26218-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26216-1
Series ISSN
2365-0575
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 266
Number of Illustrations and Tables
95 b/w illustrations
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