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Main Title Building the ecological city
Author White, Rodney R.
Publisher Woodhead ;
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 47677704
ISBN 1855735318 0849313791 (CRC PRESS)
Subjects City planning--Environmental aspects ; Sustainable development
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  HT166.W45 2002 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/22/2004
Collation xv, 238 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Building the Ecological City puts forward solutions to the question - how can we build cities that provide an acceptable standard of living for their inhabitants without depleting the ecosystems and bio-geochemical cycles on which they depend? The book suggests and examines the concept of urban metabolism which characterizes the city as a set of interlinked systems of physical flows linking air, land, and water. A series of chapters looks at the production and management of waste, energy use and air emissions, water supply and management, urban land use, and air quality issues. Within the broader context of climate change, the book then considers a range of practical strategies for restoring the health of urban ecosystems from the remediation of 'brownfield' land to improving air quality and making better use of water resources.