Green Energy and Technology

Decarbonising Cities

Mainstreaming Low Carbon Urban Development

Authors: Rauland, Vanessa, Newman, Peter

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  • Presents a detailed analysis of how the process of decarbonizing urban cities can be achieved using global examples of policy approaches that can incentivize innovative low carbon development
  • Utilizes several international case studies to show significant potential for developers, local governments, and community groups to participate in collaborative low carbon urban development
  • Designed for professionals and the general public as well as university students from a range of urban and policy disciplines
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About this book

This book sets out some positive directions to move forward including government policy and regulatory options, an innovative GRID (Greening, Regenerative, Improvement Districts) scheme that can assist with funding and management, and the first steps towards an innovative carbon credit scheme for the built environment.

Decarbonising cities is a global agenda with huge significance for the future of urban civilisation. Global demonstrations have shown that technology and design issues are largely solved. However, the mainstreaming of low carbon urban development, particularly at the precinct scale, currently lacks sufficient: standards for measuring carbon covering operational, embodied and transport emissions; assessment and decision-making tools to assist in design options; certifying processes for carbon neutrality within the built environment; and accreditation processes for enabling carbon credits to be generated from precinct-wide urban development.

Numerous barriers are currently hindering greater adoption of high performance, low carbon developments, many of which relate to implementation and governance. How to enable and manage precinct-scale renewables and other low carbon technologies within an urban setting is a particular challenge.

About the authors

This book summarises the research undertaken by Dr Vanessa Rauland during her PhD, which was guided by Professor Peter Newman. Vanessa spent over four years coordinating an Australian Research Council (ARC) Industry Linkage Grant titled ‘Decarbonising Cities and Regions’ and currently lectures at Curtin University in the areas of Climate Policy and Decarbonising Cities. Peter is a Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and has been working and conducting research on cities for over forty years. He has published 15 books on a range of urban sustainability issues, making him one of the most well known authors in this field. He sits on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and is a lead author on Transport in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decarbonising Cities
Book Subtitle
Mainstreaming Low Carbon Urban Development
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15506-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15506-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15505-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36580-0
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 266
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations
Topics