Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation, and Social Sustainability

Editors: Dastbaz, Mohammad, Naudé, Wim, Manoochehri, Jamileh (Eds.)

  • Covers Social Sustainability, a rarely discussed and yet vital aspect of sustainable development 
  • Examines how urbanization has intensified sustainability problems, and offers technologically-driven solutions to mitigate the damage wrought to the environment, and our well-being
  •  Focuses on Smart Cities, melding engineering aspects, such as planning and construction, with human aspects, such as education and health-care
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This book tackles the challenges posed by accelerating urbanization, and demystifies Social Sustainability, the least understood of all the different areas of sustainable development. The volume’s twin focus on these profoundly intertwined topics creates a nuanced and vitally important resource. Large migrations from rural areas to cities without appropriate planning and infrastructure improvements, including housing, education and health care optimization, have created significant challenges across the globe. The authors suggest technology-rich strategies to meet these challenges by careful application of data on population growth and movement to the planning, design, and construction of operational infrastructures that can sustainably support our increasingly rapid population growth.

About the authors

Prof. Mohammad Dastbaz is the Deputy Vice Chancellor at University of Suffolk. Professor Dastbaz’s research work over recent years has been focused on the use and impact of emerging technologies in society, particularly learning, training and the development of “eGovernment.” Dr. Dastbaz has led EU and UK based funded research projects and has been the Symposium Chair of Multimedia Systems in IEEE’s Information Visualisation (IV) conference since 2002. He has over 50 refereed publications, including numerous journal paper articles, conference papers, book chapters and books on e-learning, eGovernment and the design and development of Multimedia Systems. Professor Dastbaz is a Fellow of the British Computer Society,  UK’s Higher Education Academy, and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce  as well as the professional member of ACM and IEEE’s computer society.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • A 2030 Vision: “Fake Challenge” or Time for Action

    Dastbaz, Mohammad

    Pages 3-11

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  • Urban Planning and City Futures: Planning for Cities in the Twenty-First Century

    Strange, Ian

    Pages 13-28

  • Urbanisation and Entrepreneurship in Development: Like a Horse and Carriage?

    Naudé, Wim

    Pages 29-47

  • Social Sustainability, Housing and Alienation

    Manoochehri, Jamileh

    Pages 49-67

  • The Misalignment of Policy and Practice in Sustainable Urban Design

    Crilly, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 69-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation, and Social Sustainability
Editors
  • Mohammad Dastbaz
  • Wim Naudé
  • Jamileh Manoochehri
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74549-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74549-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74548-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 283
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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