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Energizing Sustainable Cities: Assessing Urban Energy (book)

Energizing sustainable cities: Assessing urban energy

 / Grubler, A. & Fisk, D. (Eds.). — Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013.

 xviii, 213 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), graphs, maps (some colour), glossary, index, bibl.

 Explores issues related to urban energy use and energy demand and supply management. The first part covers the
 phenomenon and drivers of urbanization, urban system boundaries for urban energy and greenhouse gas
 accounting, and urban energy consumption. The second part focuses on urban sustainability challenges:
 (1) access to energy and housing for low-income groups, (2) energy demand and air pollution as well as the heat
 island effect, and (3) an overview of energy supply constraints, e.g., energy security and reliability. The final part
 examines strategies to meet urban energy needs. Chapters address drivers and policy levers of urban energy
 demand; urban transportation energy use, systems design and sustainable transportation infrastructure planning;
 planning for urban energy systems and integrating energy sector policies; and air pollution management.

After Sustainable Cities? (book)

After sustainable cities?

 / Hodson, M. & Marvin, S. (Eds.). — Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2014.

 x, 146 pages : index, bibl.

 Reviews the priorities of sustainable development including its economic agenda, ecological policy and
 commitment to social justice and equity. Chapters examine the concept of urban resilience, the U.K. Green Deal
 that incentivizes residential renovation for improved energy efficiency through loans, carbon regulation,
 reconfiguring infrastructure systems, securitization of material and ecological reproduction under urban ecological
 scrutiny, and the positive and negative implications of urban experiments for sustainability.

Green infrastructure for landscape planning: Integrating human and natural systems (book)

Green infrastructure for landscape planning: Integrating human and natural systems

 / Austin, G. — Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2014.

 1 online resource (vi, 266 pages) : colour illustrations, index, bibl., PDF.

 Explores the influence of proximity to green infrastructure for living and work environments on human health, the
 characteristics of ecosystem functions and health, and the benefits of ecosystem services to human health. The
 book then describes planning and design processes for green infrastructure and provides details and technical
 information for planning habitat and ecological corridors, a green infrastructure network, stormwater management
 and treatment systems, green roofs, integrating community agriculture into green infrastructure and wastewater
 treatment wetlands. It also includes a case study of green infrastructure planning and implementation in
 Stockholm. The conclusion discusses the role of green infrastructure in high-density urban centres and the
 integration of green infrastructure in new mixed-use developments.

Incomplete streets: Processes, practices, and possibilities (book)

Incomplete streets: Processes, practices, and possibilities

 / Zavestoski, S. & Agyeman, J. (Eds.). — Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, ©2015[2014].

 xviii, 325 pages : illustrations, maps, index, bibl. — (Routledge equity, justice and the sustainable city series)

 Analyzes the complete streets movement's outcomes and explores the notion that complete streets designs may
 be creating social and urban spatial inequity in the United States. The first part examines the processes by which
 streets became focused on supporting automobiles and the contestation of the incomplete nature of streets. The
 second part looks at formal and informal planning practices to make streets safer, more livable and more
 pedestrian-friendly. Papers in the final part consider whether complete streets redevelopment can address issues
 of social inequality. Some of the topics covered include gentrification, sustainability, sidewalk food vendors and
 the neoliberal agenda.

Learning to school: Federalism and public schooling in Canada (book)

Learning to school: Federalism and public schooling in Canada

 / Wallner, J. — Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2014.

 xvi, 410 pages : tables, appendices, index, bibl. — (Studies in comparative political economy and public policy ; 45)

 Explores why and how provincial educational policy parity has occurred in the absence of federal oversight in
 Canada and provincial policy learning between jurisdictions over time (1840–2007). The appendices include data
 on inter-school equity, province-wide examinations in 2008, provincial assessment programs, provincial
 universities offering an education degree, province of residence of native-born internal migrants, average
 government expenditure per pupil on public elementary and secondary schools, historical expansion of elementary
 and secondary teacher qualifications, and expenditures on public elementary and secondary schools as
 percentages of total provincial and local government expenditures.

Urban ecology: Science of cities (book)

Urban ecology: Science of cities

 / Forman, R. T. T. — New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.

 xiv, 462 pages : illustrations, graphs, maps, appendices, index, bibl.

 Explores urban ecology theory, natural features in cities and how the natural environment can be improved for
 urban areas. The first part of the book covers the urban ecology concept, spatial patterns and mosaics, and
 the nature of urban flows, movement and change over time. The characteristics, natural and human processes,
 and the relation to built structures of the following urban ecological features are examined in the second part: soil,
 air and climate, water systems, wetlands and water bodies (e.g., flooding and coastal zones), vegetation, and
 wildlife. The final part examines the interaction between human structures and the natural environment, focusing
 on railways; roads; hard surfaces and cracks; house plots, gardens and lawns; and buildings (e.g., building design
 and green roofs). It also looks at the ecological dimensions of residential, commercial and industrial areas and
 specific types of urban green spaces (i.e., urban agriculture, parks, green corridors and networks, and greenspace
 systems). The book draws on examples from cities across the globe.

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