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Sustainable Urban Development

Topics, trends and solutions
Luís Bragança, Cristina Engel de Alvarez, Luisa F. Cabeza

Description

This research and reference text addresses issues relevant to the implementation of sustainability in the built environment, covering the most recent advancements in the implementation of sustainability principles. The book presents numerous case studies that demonstrate the implementation of sustainable actions at local levels and municipalities. It situates the built environment within the broader network of environments it interacts with, engaging the perspectives of a wide range of professionals, including architects, engineers, geographers, urban planners, environmentalists, materials scientists, and more. This interdisciplinary text is ideal for a wide range of researchers and industry professionals working on sustainability problems. Its ground-up approach also makes it a handy reference for citizens and politicians wishing to change their local communities in line with sustainable development principles.

Key Features:

  • Analyses how sustainable proposed sustainability measures actually are.
  • Provides up to date information about the possibilities for implementing sustainability in the built environment.
  • Includes examples of successful cases in Europe and South America.
  • Includes examples of good ideas that failed because the local context was not considered.


About Editors

Luís Bragança graduated in Civil Engineering at Porto University in 1982. He holds a Master degree on Thermal Engineering (1987) and a PhD on Mechanical Engineering (1995) form the same university. He is currently Professor at University of Minho (Portugal). His research interests are on the sustainability of the built environment and on evaluation tools for sustainability. He is president of the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE). He has published more than 300 journal papers, has co-edited 6 books, and has co-authored 13 book chapters.

Cristina Engel de Alvarez graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos in 1987 and holds a Master degree (1996) and PhD (2003) from the University of Sao Paolo. She is currently Professor Titular at the University Federal of Espírito Santo (Vitoria, Brasil) and President of the Espírito Santo Research and Innovation Foundation. Her research interests are on architecture in inhospitable areas and sustainability in architecture and urbanism, and climate change. She is the coordinator of the CYTED network CIRES. She has published about 80 journal papers, has co-edited 5 books, and has co-authored 15 book chapters.

Luisa F. Cabeza graduated in Chemical Engineering (1992) and Industrial Engineering (1993) at Institut Químic de Sarrià (Universitat Ramon Llull) and holds a Master Degree on industrial management (1995) and a PhD on Industrial Engineering (1996) from the same university. She is currently Full Professor at the University of Lleida (Lleida, Spain). Her research interests are on thermal energy storage and sustainability in buildings, processes, and cities. She is CLA of the Building chapter of IPCC AR6. She has published more than 300 journal papers, has co-edited 9 books, and has co-authored 20 book chapters.

Table of Contents

0 – INTRODUCTION 1 – THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE CITY CRISTINA ENGEL DE ALVAREZ, GUSTAVO KAMINO, VICTOR BUSSOLOTI, LUÍS BRAGANÇA 2 – PROJECT LOGIC FOR THE REORGANIZATION OF CITIES IN TRANSITION. A HISPANIC AMERICAN APPLICATION FERMÍN RODRÍGUEZ AND ALVARO VALVERDE 3 – AN URGENT URBAN DESIGN CHALLENGE: TIME, SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY, AND THE HUMANIZATION OF COLLECTIVE SPACE MIGUEL BANDEIRA, FILIPA CORAIS AND FÁTIMA PEREIRA 4 – NEW TRENDS IN URBAN MOBILITY BEGOÑA GUIRAO AND DANIEL ORELLANA 5 – COEXISTENCE OF URBAN REGENERATION POLICIES AND SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY: REFLECTIONS AND PRACTICAL CASES SURROUNDING URBAN ACUPUNCTURE MIGUEL BANDEIRA, FILIPA CORAIS AND FÁTIMA PEREIRA 6 – TACTICAL URBANISM: COLLECTIVE INTERVENTIONS IN URBAN PUBLIC SPACES MATÍAS CARDOSO, DANIEL ORELLANA AND M. AUGUSTA HERMIDA 7 – SEEDING PICO-SCALE SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL MACRO GOALS: COMPLEX THINKING OF PROJECTS ON VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES ANDREA NAGUISSA YUBA, GILFRANCO MEDEIROS ALVES, JOÃO ONOFRE PEREIRA PINTO, JULIANA TRUJILLO AND KARINA TREVISAN LATOSINSKI 8 – HERITAGE CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY MARIA MATILDE VILLEGAS J., VLADIMIR FERNANDO STELLO AND RICARDO RODRIGUES 9 – THE ROLE OF A DETAILED MICROCLIMATE MONITORING IN DEVELOPING CULTURAL HERITAGE RESILIENCY PLAN ILARIA PIGLIAUTILE AND ANNA LAURA PISELLO 10 – DESIGNING BUILDINGS FOR ADAPTABILITY, FLEXIBILITY AND DURABILITY RAND ASKAR, LUÍS BRAGANÇA AND HELENA GERVÁSIO 11 – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF BUILDING DESIGN JOSÉ PEDRO CARVALHO, LUÍS BRAGANÇA AND RICARDO MATEUS 12 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY TOWARDS NEARLY ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS ANDERSON A. FRAGA, EDNA A. NICO-RODRIGUES, LUISA F. CABEZA AND CRISTINA E. DE ALVAREZ¹ 13 – ENERGY USE AND IMPLEMENTATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES IN CITIES NORBERTO S. ODOBEZ, CARLOS H. GODOY, LUISA F. CABEZA 14 – THE ROLE OF MATERIALS TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABILITY IN CITIES LUISA F. CABEZA 15 – PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO EMBODY THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY CONCEPT IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR KAMEL MOHAMED RAHLA, LUÍS BRAGANÇA, AND RICARDO MATEUS 16 – INTEGRATED ACTIONS TO ADDRESS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS NILS LARSSON

Bibliographic

Hardback ISBN: 9780750339698

Ebook ISBN: 9780750339711

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-3971-1

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

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