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The Resource Sustainable urban metabolism, Paulo Ferrão and John E. Fernández

Sustainable urban metabolism, Paulo Ferrão and John E. Fernández

Label
Sustainable urban metabolism
Title
Sustainable urban metabolism
Statement of responsibility
Paulo Ferrão and John E. Fernández
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A unified framework for analyzing urban sustainability in terms of cities' inflows and outflows of matter and energy. Urbanization and globalization have shaped the last hundred years. These two dominant trends are mutually reinforcing: globalization links countries through the networked communications of urban hubs. The urban population now generates more than eighty percent of global GDP. Cities account for enormous flows of energy and materials--inflows of goods and services and outflows of waste. Thus urban environmental management critically affects global sustainability. In this book, Paulo Ferrao and John Fernandez offer a metabolic perspective on urban sustainability, viewing the city as a metabolism, in terms of its exchanges of matter and energy. Their book provides a roadmap to the strategies and tools needed for a scientifically based framework for analyzing and promoting the sustainability of urban systems. Using the concept of urban metabolism as a unifying framework, Ferrao and Fernandez describe a systems-oriented approach that establishes useful linkages among environmental, economic, social, and technical infrastructure issues. These linkages lead to an integrated information-intensive platform that enables ecologically informed urban planning. After establishing the theoretical background and describing the diversity of contributing disciplines, the authors sample sustainability approaches and tools, offer an extended study of the urban metabolism of Lisbon, and outline the challenges and opportunities in approaching urban sustainability in both developed and developing countries
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferrão, Paulo
Dewey number
307.1/216
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT166
LC item number
.F378 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fernandez, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sustainable urban development
  • City planning
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Globalization
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • City planning
  • Globalization
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
Label
Sustainable urban metabolism, Paulo Ferrão and John E. Fernández
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Green urban policies and development
  • Urban typologies: prospects and indicators
  • Complexity and dynamics of urban systems
  • Integrated approaches to sustainable urban metabolism
  • Mapping and assessing urban metabolism
  • Urban metabolism in practice: case studies from the developed world
  • The challenge of urban metabolism in a developing context
  • Urban metabolism: defining a field
  • Industrial ecology: a metaphor for sustainable development
  • Urban metabolism: resource consumption of cities
  • Intellectual foundations and key insights
  • Industrial ecology: a framework
  • Industrial ecology: a framework of tools and practices
  • Industrial ecology tools applied to urban resource management
  • Sustainable urban systems
Control code
862972191
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262316958
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt88pt55
  • 331acd36-3de8-4800-9023-de82ed87af17
  • 8617
  • 9780262316958
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862972191
Label
Sustainable urban metabolism, Paulo Ferrão and John E. Fernández
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Green urban policies and development
  • Urban typologies: prospects and indicators
  • Complexity and dynamics of urban systems
  • Integrated approaches to sustainable urban metabolism
  • Mapping and assessing urban metabolism
  • Urban metabolism in practice: case studies from the developed world
  • The challenge of urban metabolism in a developing context
  • Urban metabolism: defining a field
  • Industrial ecology: a metaphor for sustainable development
  • Urban metabolism: resource consumption of cities
  • Intellectual foundations and key insights
  • Industrial ecology: a framework
  • Industrial ecology: a framework of tools and practices
  • Industrial ecology tools applied to urban resource management
  • Sustainable urban systems
Control code
862972191
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262316958
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt88pt55
  • 331acd36-3de8-4800-9023-de82ed87af17
  • 8617
  • 9780262316958
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862972191

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