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

Sustainable Mega City Communities

1st Edition

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Authors: Woodrow Clark
Paperback ISBN: 9780128187937
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 2nd March 2020
Page Count: 334
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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


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

Table of Contents

Chapter #1: Government: plans, goals, and strategies to be smart and healthy communities By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, PhD

Case: City of Beverly Hills From City Staff

Case: Nordic Countries: The Case of Stockholm, Sweden

Chapter: #2 The Economics of Sustainable Development

By Judi Schweitzer, MRED, AMDP, CALGreen CAC

Chapter: #3 Japan: Systems integrated mass transit to walking paths

By Andrew DeWit, PhD

Chapter: #4 Security and protection for people and systems: integrated approaches for decoupling urban growth from emissions pressures in megacities By Siir Kilkis

Chapter #5: Future needs from the SMC plans looking at Jiaxing, China: 40 years’ development from numbers

By: Ms. Wang Weiyi, PhD.

Case: China: Greater Bay Area plan receives mixed reaction in Guangdong province, still work to do for Beijing

Case: The introduction of Smart Green City and its Prospect in China

Case of Beijing as an example and Singapore as a benchmark

By Yueqi Zhou

Chapter #6: Future needs from the SMC plans-smart green city-the case of Istanbul By:Sevinc Gulsecen PhD, Murat Gezer PhD, Serra Celik PhD, Fatma Onay Kocoglu PhD

Chapter #7: Finance, economics, and energy: SMC Green Development

By: Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, PhD

Case: Cities Hold the Keys to Greener, More Efficient Homes

Decisive Policies Are Critical for Achieving Climate Goals in Residential Buildings

By Michael Gartman

Chapter #8: Circular Economy: the next economics

By: Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, PhD, Danilo Bonato, MBA

Chapter #9: Options and planning for more sustainable development

By: Akima Cornell, PhD

Chapter #10: Global and international policies: UN Paris Accord UN G19 and G20 By: Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3 PhD

Case: Smart Cities Predictions for 2019

By Edward Krafcik, Ellory Monks and Eyal Feder-Levy

Chapter: #11 Improving Interconnectivity with Multimodal transportation

By: Akima Cornell, PhD

Chapter #12: Leading historical cities

By: Lucia Elsa Maffei and Elisa Castoro

Case: Yuneshima Island in resort Osaka City

By Andrew DeWit PhD

Chapter #13: Tokyo: The sustainable megacity via robust governance to maximize synergies By: Andrew DeWit, PhD

Chapter #14: Conclusion: USA yesterday and the future Today

By: Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3 PhD

Case: Economic Options: Back to the Future: In China, the Future is NOW

Woodrow W. Clark II MA3 PhD


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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: LinkedIn:

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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