The Sustainable City IX
Urban Regeneration and Sustainability
Edited By: N. Marchettini, University of Siena, Italy; C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK; R. Pulselli and S. Bastianoni, University of Siena, Italy
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WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
Containing the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability this set of books addresses the multi-disciplinary aspects of urban planning; a result of the increasing size of cities; the amount of resources and services required and the complexity of modern society.
Most of earth’s population now lives in cities and the process of urbanisation continues generating many problems deriving from the drift of the population towards them. These problems can be resolved by cities becoming efficient habitats, saving resources in a way that improves the quality and standard of living. The process however, faces a number of major challenges, related to reducing pollution, improving main transportation and infrastructure systems. New urban solutions are required to optimise the use of space and energy resources leading to improvements in the environment, i.e. reduction in air, water and soil pollution as well as efficient ways to deal with waste generation. These challenges contribute to the development of social and economic imbalances and require the development of new solutions.
Topics covered include: Urban Strategies; Planning, Development and Management; Urban Metabolism; Quality of life; The Community and the City; Infrastructure and Society; The S3 City; Eco-town Planning; Spatial Conflicts in the City; Transportation; Urban Transport; Recent Advances on Urban Transportation Planning; Architectural Issues; Sustainable Energy and the City; Cultural Heritage Issus; Urban Conservation and Regeneration; Environmental Management; Flood Risk; Waste Management; Urban Air Pollution; Health Issues; Air Pollution; Water Resources; Case Studies.