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Springer Environmental Science and Engineering

Mitigating Climate Change

The Emerging Face of Modern Cities

Editors: Khare, Anshuman, Beckman, Terry (Eds.)

  • Professional practitioner focus
  • Addressing climate change in cities
  • Emerging field of study as cities try to reduce their ecological footprint
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With ever increasing trends in urban consumption and production practices, a call for action to mitigate Climate Change is often seen as a way to foster sustainable development. Considerable attention is now being paid to determine what urban sustainability would include. Today there is a pressing need to broaden our knowledge and apply new concepts and frameworks to development of modern cities. Building on the foregoing, this book attempts to bring together and discuss concepts, tools, frameworks and best practices to cope with the emerging challenges faced by cities today. The book will be of use to policy makers, city planners, practitioners and academics who are starting to project what modern cities would need to do in terms of energy efficiency, mobility, planning and design of habitat and infrastructure and adapting to climate change.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Is Smart Growth Really So Smart?

    Coble, Dana

    Pages 3-23

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a Tool in Reducing a Community’s Ecological Footprint

    Schatz, Rod (et al.)

    Pages 25-43

  • Resource-Centered Cities and the Opportunity of Shrinkage

    Flander, Katleen

    Pages 45-57

  • Understanding Local Government Resilience: A Case Study on how the Local Government of Marikina City Reacted to the Flood in September 2009

    Cruz, Marian

    Pages 59-71

  • Urban Public Transportation System in the Context of Climate Change Mitigation: Emerging Issues and Research Needs in India

    Maitra, Bhargab (et al.)

    Pages 75-91

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-37030-4
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-37029-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42757-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mitigating Climate Change
Book Subtitle
The Emerging Face of Modern Cities
Editors
  • Anshuman Khare
  • Terry Beckman
Series Title
Springer Environmental Science and Engineering
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37030-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37030-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-37029-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42757-2
Series ISSN
2194-3214
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 281
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