Edited By: C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
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WIT Transactions on The Built Environment
This collection of research papers, presented at meetings organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT), concerns a variety of issues relating to the area of sustainable development. WIT has a long and very successful record of organising conferences on the topic of sustainability, which requires an interdisciplinary approach. Any sustainable solutions that are derived solely from the perspective of a single discipline may have unintended damaging consequences that create new problems. Thus effective sustainable solutions require the collaboration of scientists and engineers from various disciplines, as well as planners, architects, environmentalists, policy makers, social scientists, and economists.
The contents of this book reflect that interdisciplinary approach, and include topics under the main areas of: Sustainable Assessment and Indicators; Regional Planning; Sustainability and the Built Environment; Energy and the Environment; Environmental Management; Environmental Impact; Water Resources Management; Water Pollution Studies; Architectural Heritage; Air Pollution Studies; Cultural Heritage Sustainable Tourism; Urban Transport Planning and Management; Public Transport Systems; Safety and Resilience; Extreme Events; Disaster Management; Emergency Preparedness; Social and Political Issues.