Sustainable Mega City Communities - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128187937

Sustainable Mega City Communities

1st Edition

Authors: Woodrow Clark
Paperback ISBN: 9780128187937
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 17th January 2020
Page Count: 316
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Description

Building Sustainable Megacities scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable megacities. Chapters explain the role of national and local governments for the strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of standards of water, air, food and products used by the community. Other chapters cover Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems, new green technologies, practices, and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing.

Key Features

  • Provides an in-depth look at critical infrastructural systems, charting problems and providing possible solutions
  • Addresses new green technologies, practices and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing
  • Explains the role of national and local governments for strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement

Readership

Engineers, environmental engineers, and environmental scientist, economist, and government official and city planners

Table of Contents

Part 1: Overview / Introduction

Part 2: Public Policy: The International Perspective
1. Government: Plans, Goals and Strategies to be Smart and Healthy
2. The Economics of Sustainable Development: Sustainability Economic Energy Triple bottom-line
3. Systems integrated mass transit to walking paths: Resilient Buildings
4. Security and Protection for People and Systems: Smart Citizens and Citizens -- Integrated Approaches for Decoupling Urban Growth from Emissions and Environmental Pressures in Megacities
5. Future needs from the SMC Plans – Looking at Jiaxing, China (Jiaxing Statistics Bureau)
6. Future needs from the SC2 Plans – Smart Green City -- Case of Istanbul

Part 3: Economic Options
7. Finance, Economics and Energy: SC2 via Green Development
8. Circular Economy: The Next Economics
9. Planning more Sustainably
10. Global and International Policies: UN Paris Accord UN G19 and G20

Part 4. Globalism and Regionalism
11. Improving Interconnectivity with Mulit-Modal Transportation
12. Leading Historical and Cultural Cities
13. Leading Nation: Japan with City of Toyko

Part 5. Conclusion
14. USA Today and in the Future

Details

No. of pages:
316
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2020
Published:
17th January 2020
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Paperback ISBN:
9780128187937

About the Author

Woodrow Clark

Woodrow W. Clark, II, MA3 , PhD, 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." Clark is an internationally recognized, respected expert, author, lecturer, public speaker and consultant on global and local solutions to climate change. His core focus is on economics for smart green communities. During the 1990s, he was Manager of Strategic Planning for Technology Transfer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with University of California and U.S. Department of Energy. He was one of the contributing scientists for United Nations Intergovernmental Panel Climate Change (IPCC), awarded 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and Researcher for UN FCCC. From 2000-2003, Clark was Advisor, Renewable Energy, Emerging Technologies & Finance to California Governor Gray Davis. After the “recall” in 2004, Clark founded, and manages Clark Strategic Partners (CSP), a global environmental, policy and economics renewable energy consulting firm. Also 2015-2018, Clark taught courses at University of International Relations (UIR) in Beijing and lectured on “Environment Economics” Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (April 2017). He was appointed (July 2016) to be a member of the Editorial Board for the Energy Review Journal (ERJ) in China. He was selected to be a member of the UN B20 Finance Task Force supported in 2016 by China. Clark teaches and lectures in the EU, especially Denmark and Italy. Clark published 12 books by the end of 2017 and over 70 peer-reviewed articles, which reflect his concern for global sustainable green communities. He has authored and edited books are The Next Economics (Springer, 2012) and Global Sustainable Communities Handbook (Elsevier, 2014). In addition, his latest coauthored books, with Grant Cooke, are The Green Industrial Revolution (Elsevier, 2014), Green Development Paradigm (in Mandarin, 2015) and Smart Green Cities (Routledge, February 2016). In 2017, Clark had three (3) books published, 2nd Ed of his first book: Agile Energy Systems: Global Systems (Elsevier Press) and 2nd Ed of Sustainable Communities Design Handbook (Elsevier Press 2017). Three more books are planned in 2018, including Climate Preservation (Elsevier Press); 2nd Ed of Qualitative Economics: The Next Economics (Springer Press) and Qualitative and Quantitative Economics (Q2E) for Palgrave Press, Clark created Clark Mass Media Company (CM2C) from his media company in San Francisco 3 decades ago that now distributes documentary and dramatic series on economic, political, climate, environmental and social issues. He earned three MA degrees from universities in Illinois and his Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, and in 2017, his PhD thesis was updated into a book on Violence in Schools, Colleges and Universities, Contact: wwclark13@gmail.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/woodrow-w-clark-ii-b6962214 https://bschool.pepperdine.edu/about/people/faculty/woodrow-clark-economics-research-professor/

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor in Economics, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School (PGSB), Pepperdine University, California, USA

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