Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128176900

Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization

1st Edition

Editors: Md. Faruque Hossain
Paperback ISBN: 9780128176900
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st September 2019
Page Count: 448
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Description

Populations are shifting from rural areas to growing cities, creating megacities in the process. Because so many people arrive in cities, more infrastructure must be built to absorb them. Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable cities. Chapter one briefly explains the role of national and local governments for the strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement for ensuring that the water, air, food, and products used by the community are safe for the public and the environment.

Written by an author who has lived and worked in Mega Cities such as Dhaka, Kolkata, Tokyo, Sydney, and New York City, Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization takes an in-depth look at critical infrastructural systems charting the problems and providing possible solutions for systems such as: Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems. Chapters 11 through 13 address the new green technologies, practices, and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing. Case studies are presented in each chapter to further illustrate how these solutions are implemented in existing Megacities around the world.

Key Features

  • Covers Infrastructural Systems such as: Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems
  • Scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable Megacities
  • Case studies are presented in each chapter to further illustrate how these solutions

Readership

Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Construction Engineers and Construction Managers

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction
1. Building a Better Urban System

Part Two: Critical Infrastructure System
2. Introduction to Megacities
3. Water Delivery Systems
4. Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems
5. Power Systems
6. Sustainable Infrastructure System
7. Public Transport Systems
8. Flying Transportation Technology

Part Three: Environmental Pollution Controls
9. Air pollution
10. Water pollution

Part Four: Sustainable Buildings
11. Green Building Technology
12. Green Building Complexes
13. Green Building and Public Housing

Part Five: Conclusion
14. Sustainable Urbanization

Details

No. of pages:
448
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2020
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780128176900

About the Editor

Md. Faruque Hossain

Faruque Hossain has over twenty years industrial experience in sustainable design and construction development, and project management for New York city agencies including: New York City Department of Environmental Protection and New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at New York University, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering, New York University, NY, USA

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