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Carbon Footprint and Urban Planning

Incorporating Methodologies to Assess the Influence of the Urban Master Plan on the Carbon Footprint of the City

Authors: Zubelzu, Sergio, Álvarez Fernández, Roberto

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  • Analyzes the relationship between emissions of greenhouse gases, carbon footprint, and urban planning
  • Presents a methodology for calculating the carbon footprint associated with urban planning instruments
  • Provides the reader with the knowledge needed to develop and implement preventive measures
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This book analyzes the relationship between urban development, greenhouse gases and the carbon footprint, and presents the main preventive measures that can be implemented at the design stage. Readers are provided with the knowledge needed to devise a strategy for calculating the carbon footprint of urban planning instruments, as well as a framework for integrating sustainability into the planning phase. Highlighting the importance of preventive and corrective measures, the book includes practical suggestions on how to meet sustainability requirements in urban planning designs, exploring undeveloped land reserves, urban-project design and infrastructure design, and offers a springboard for further research.

About the authors

Roberto Álvarez is an Electrical Engineer and PhD in Manufacturing Process Engineering. Currently he heads the Mechanical Engineering Degree in Nebrija University (Madrid-Spain). He has over fourteen years of experience as a lecturer in Electric Machines, Manufacturing Processes, Quality Systems and Lean Management, Environmental Science and Electric Vehicles, and acts as an expert on these topics for various companies in Spain (Hyundai, CNH2, Carrefour). Roberto Álvarez is the author of numerous articles and contributions to scientific conferences related to Lean Manufacturing, Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. High profile journal outlets include Energy Policy, Energy, Land Use Policy, Journal of Automobile Engineering and Journal of Cleaner Production. He also served as a reviewer for relevant journals in the area. He has co-authored two books: “Mathematics for Engineers” (Ed. Paraninfo) and “Legal Architecture” (Ed. Munilla). He has acted as a supervisor of a PhD Thesis, and currently, he is supervising another four PhD students.
Sergio Zubelzu is an Agricultural Engineer and PhD in Environment and Sustainable development. He currently works as assistant professor in the Technical University of Madrid. He has over ten years of experience as a lecturer in statistics, operation research and hydraulic as well as a consultant engineer. Sergio Zubelzu’s research activities mainly concern the methodologies to simulate physical and environmental phenomena. He has authored and co-authored several articles, contributions to scientific congress and books. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbon Footprint and Urban Planning
Book Subtitle
Incorporating Methodologies to Assess the Influence of the Urban Master Plan on the Carbon Footprint of the City
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31050-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31050-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-31049-7
Series ISSN
2191-530X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 67
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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