Springer Geography

Megacities 2050: Environmental Consequences of Urbanization

Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development

Editors: Vasenev, V., Dovletyarova, E., Cheng, Z., Valentini, R. (Eds.)

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  • Offers a highly interdisciplinary resource on urbanization and its environmental consequences with a focus on urban soils and ecosystems
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  • Aimed at a broad and multidisciplinary audience from research, municipal services, agencies, professionals, and policy-makers
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  • Includes numerous case studies from European cities
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This interdisciplinary proceedings book addresses highly relevant topics in urbanization and its environmental impacts and presents case studies revealing the negative environmental consequences of the anthropogenic and technogenic pressures. Urbanization is an important trend in current land-use change, with up to 70% of the world population projected to live in cities by 2050. How will this rapid urbanization alter the face of Europe? What are the environmental consequences of the expansion of megacities? These and other important questions are addressed in the Megacities 2050 Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development. Megapolises are complex ecosystems, and their air and water quality, vegetation and soils are exposed to anthropogenic influences. The book discusses advanced approaches and techniques to monitor, model and assess environmental consequences and risks in megapolises and offers solutions to the environmental problems of modern megapolises. It also presents successful, sustainable urban-development projects from Europe and beyond, including the management and design of green infrastructure, waste management, run-off purification and remediation of urban soils. 
Focusing on urban soils and ecosystems, the book is intended for experts in various fields of geography, urban studies and planning, and environmental sciences, including those in the scientific and research community, municipal services, environmental protection agencies, stakeholders working in urban management and greenery, landscape architects, civil engineers and policy-makers.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • MEGACITIES 2050: From Urbanization Risks Towards Sustainable Urban Development

    Vasenev, V. I. (et al.)

    Pages 3-5

  • Urbanization of Biosphere: From Mega- to Ecopolises

    Kavtaradze, Dmitry N.

    Pages 6-12

  • Measuring the Role of Urban Vegetation on Air Quality: The Case Study of the Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples, Italy

    Esposito, Raffaela (et al.)

    Pages 13-17

  • Urban Soil Respiration and Its Autotrophic and Heterotrophic Components Compared to Adjacent Forest and Cropland Within the Moscow Megapolis

    Vasenev, V. I. (et al.)

    Pages 18-35

  • Modelling and Mapping Urban Soils

    Stoorvogel, J. J. (et al.)

    Pages 36-40

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eBook $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Megacities 2050: Environmental Consequences of Urbanization
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development
Editors
  • Viacheslav Vasenev
  • Elvira Dovletyarova
  • Zhongqi Cheng
  • Riccardo Valentini
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70557-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70557-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70556-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88960-3
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 184
Number of Illustrations
51 b/w illustrations
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