Global Sustainable Communities Handbook

1st Edition

Green Design Technologies and Economics

Editors: Woodrow Clark
Paperback ISBN: 9780123979148
eBook ISBN: 9780123979292
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 7th March 2014
Page Count: 608
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Global Sustainable Communities Handbook is a guide for understanding and complying with the various international codes, methods, and legal hurtles surrounding the creation of sustainable communities all over the world. The book provides an introduction to sustainable development, technology and infrastructure outlines, codes, standards, and guidelines written by experts from across the globe.

Key Features

  • Includes methods for the green use of natural resources in built communities
  • Clearly explains the most cutting edge green technologies
  • Provides a common approach to building green communities
  • Covers green practices from architecture to construction


Construction Engineers, Builders, Architects, Mechanical Engineers, Energy Engineers and Environmental Engineers

Table of Contents


List of Contributors


Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. The Green Industrial Revolution


The First Industrial Revolution

The Second Industrial Revolution

Not Enough Supply, too Much Demand

The Green Industrial Revolution

Sustainability is the Key

Renewable Energy: From Central Grid to On-Site and Distributed Power

Storage and Intermittent Technologies

Additive Manufacturing

The Next Economics: Social Capitalism

The Green Industrial Revolution has Started

Chapter 3. Public Policy and Leadership: Infrastructures and Integration



The Shift

Almere Zoneiland: The Sun Island, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Rizhao, China

Gaviotas, Colombia

The Birth of a Nation: The Republic of South Sudan

Chapter 4. China: Resource Assessment of Offshore Wind Potential


Methodology: Geographic Information System-Based Spatial Modeling

Offshore Wind Potential under Technical, Spatial, and Economic Constraints

Economic Costs of Tropical Cyclone Risks

National and Provincial Cost–Supply Curves


Chapter 5. Sustainable Planning of Open Urban Areas in Developing Countries

What is the Challenge? Quick Urbanization and Climate Change in Developing Countries

A lesson from the Design of Jaffa Slope Park: Contradictions and Gaps

Toward Establishing Design Codes for Outdoor Urban Spaces in Developing Countries

The Future of Publicness and its Meaning

Chapter 6. India: Issues for Sustainable Growth/Innovation for Sustainability


Society and Governance

Business/Corporate Role

Trends in Energy Use


Chapter 7. Germany’s Energiewende

A Fledgling Movement from the 1970s


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About the Editor

Woodrow Clark

Dr. Clark is an internationally recognized scholar and expert in economics, renewable energy, sustainability, and sustainable communities. He was a contributing scientist to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC), which as an organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2007 along with Al Gore and his film “An Inconvenient Truth."

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Clark Communications LLC, Los Angeles, CA, USA