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Title Urban transformations : sustainable urban development through resource efficiency, quality of life and resilience / Sigrun Kabisch, Florian Koch, Erik Gawel, Annegret Haase, Sonja Knapp, Kerstin Krellenberg, Jaime Nivala, Andreas Zehnsdorf. editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]

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Series Future city ; volume 10
Future city ; v. 10.
Subject Sustainable urban development.
City planning.
Alt Name Kabisch, Sigrun,
Koch, Florian,
Gawel, Erik,
Haase, A.,
Knapp, Sonja, 1980-
Krellenberg, Kerstin,
Nivala, Jaime,
Zehnsdorf, Andreas,
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Foreword; Contents; Contributors; Introduction: Urban Transformations ; Sustainable Urban Development Through Resource Efficiency, Quality of Life and Resilience; Motivation; Sustainability Through;Urban Transformations, Our Approach and Understanding of Urban Transformations; Resource Efficiency; Quality ofA Life; Resilience; Synopsis; Purpose of the Volume; References; Part I: Conceptual Approaches of Sustainable Urban Transformations; Outline; Exploring theA Extent, Selected Topics and Governance Modes of Urban Sustainability Transformations; 1 Introduction.
Urban Transformations: Debates, concepts, and how our approach stands out -- Part 1: Conceptual dimensions of sustainable Urban Transformations -- Dimensions of Urban Transformations -- Linking transition theories with theories of institutions -- implications for sustainable urban infrastructures between flexibility and stability -- Efficiency-equity-tradeoff as a challenge for shaping urban -- On the connection between urban sustainability transformations and multiple societal -- Part 2: Resilience and Risk Assesment -- Introduction -- Resilience and urban transformation different sides of the same coin-- Adapting built-up areas to climate change assessment of effects and feasibility of adaptation measures on thermal comfort -- Climate proofing in urban planning and permitting a key to resilient urban development -- Decision support on natural hazards management in complex urban settings -- Is risk assessment the right approach or do we need decision heuristics-- Part 3: Quality of Life through Eco System Services -- Introduction/Synthesis -- Green infrastructure and clean air as decisive constituents of local residential quality -- Socio-spatial distribution of airborne outdoor exposures from environmental quality to quality of life and environmental justice -- Can we enhance ecosystem services by protecting biodiversity in urban areas or do we just hope it is that easy- Urban ecosystem services as proxy for quality of life: Santiago de Chile as a showcase city -- Urban vegetation matters -- Part 4: Governing Urban Resources -- Introduction/Synthesis -- Governing residential water demand in Amman: Sustainable transformation of urban water infrastructure in the face of unreliable public and unregulated private water supply -- Green Infrastructure -- Institutional Keys to Sustainable Urban Water Governance -- Major Challenges, Fundaments and Innovative Approaches -- Challenges of the W䲭ewendein the context of urban areas -- From shrinkage to regrowth: the nexus between urban dynamics, land use and ecosystem service provision -- The TEEB Approach for Urban Transformations: Making Ecosystem ServicesValues Visible -- Part 5: Reflection and Perspectives -- Transformations concepts and implementation strategies of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda -- Reflection of current state of the art of urban transformation research and further perspectives.
2 Extent of Urban Transformations: Transition Management andA the Great Transformation2.1 Transition Management; 2.2 The Great Transformation; 3 Topics ofA Urban Transformations; 3.1 The Post-fossil City; 3.2 The Resilient City; 4 Goverance ofA Urban Transformations; 4.1 Transformative Urban Governance; Illustrated by theWBGU Approach; 4.2 Growth Machines and Urban Regimes; Illustrated by the Smart City Concept; 5 Conclusion; References.
Linking Transition Theories with Theories ofInstitutions ; Implications for Sustainable Urban Infrastructures Between Flexibility and Stability1 Introduction; 2 Theoretical Concepts fo th Transformation of Urban Infrastructures; 2.1 Transforming Socio-Technical Systems; 2.2 On theA Steering of Socio-Technical Transformations; 3 Socio-Technical Transformations asA aA Phenomenon of Institutional Change; 3.1 The Importance of Institutions in the Urban Transformation Process; 3.2 The Theory of Institutional Change; 3.2.1 Mechanisms ofA Institutional Change.
3.2.2 The Concept of Adaptive Efficiency4 Transformation of Urban Infrastructure Systems: The Example of Urban Water Management; 4.1 The Need for a Transformation of Urban Water Infrastructure Systems Towards Greater Sustainability; 4.2 The Institutional Inertia inA the Urban Water Sector as a Challenge; 4.3 Starting Points forA Steering Transformation inA theA Urban Water Sector; 5 Conclusions; References; Efficiency-Equity-Trade-Off as a Challenge forA Shaping Urban Transformations; 1 Introduction; 2 The Efficiency-Equity Trade-Offs A Overview.
2.1 Economics and the Idea of Efficiency and Trade-Offs2.2 Social Sciences ; Concepts of Environmental Justice; 3 Efficiency andA Equity inA Urban Transformations: Two Empirical Examples; 3.1 Flood Risk Management in England and the Urban-Rural Divide; 3.2 Sustainable Infrastructure: Pricing Water Services and theA Efficiency-Equity Trade-Off; 4 Conclusion; References; On theA Connection Between Urban Sustainability Transformations and Multiple Societal Crises; 1 Introduction; 2 Theoretical Perspectives: Connections Between Transformation and Crises.
Summary The book addresses urban transformations towards sustainability in light of challenges of global urbanization processes and the consequences of global environmental change. The aim is to show that urban transformations only succeed if both innovative scientific solutions and practice-oriented governance approaches are developed. This assumption is addressed by providing theoretical insights and empirical evidence pointing particularly at 3 concepts or qualities which are determined here as being central for achieving urban sustainability: resource efficiency, quality of life and resilience. Urban case studies from several international research projects illustrate our conceptual approach of urban transformations towards sustainable development. Thus, the book reaches far beyond a mere additive description of single case studies. It incorporates the results of condensed synthesis, resulting from comparisons and evaluations. It provides, based on cross-cutting reflection of single cases and different scales and methods of analysis, general and transferable findings. They do not only consider the scientific sphere but deliberately go beyond it discussing transferability of knowledge into practice, governance options and the feasibility of policy strategies in order to pave the way for sustainable urban transformations to happen today and in the future.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January, 18, 2018).
ISBN 9783319593241 (electronic bk.)
3319593242 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-59324-1
OCLC # 1018942327
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319593234

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