Climate change has emerged as one of the most challenging political and scientific issues of our times. The 1987 Brundtland Report and 1992 Rio Conference highlighted the significance of local actions as a means of securing global sustainable development. This is further emphasized by the projection by UN-HABITAT, in its publication titled “State of the World’s Cities Report 2008-09: Harmonious Cities” that 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050.
Today there is a pressing need to broaden our knowledge and apply new concepts and frameworks to development of modern cities. Building on the foregoing, this book attempts to bring together and discuss concepts, tools, frameworks and best practices to cope with the emerging challenges faced by cities today. The book will be of use to policy makers, city planners, practitioners and academics who are starting to project what modern cities would need to do in terms of energy efficiency, mobility, planning and design of habitat and infrastructure and adapting to climate change.
The call for papers received wide attention from academics, city planners, and administrators, along with international organisations. From a number of proposals for chapters submitted, twenty were accepted by the editorial board.
The editors are grateful to the editorial board members, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Humboldt Association of Canada, Alexander von Humboldt Network for Cities and Climate Change and Athabasca University's Online Centre for Corporate Stewardship for wide circulation of the call for papers and support for this project.
World 3.0 - Wandel durch Innovation in Informations - und Medientechnologien
A bilingual (German/Englilsh) volume of papers on new technology-related issues and challenges in the area of information and media technology.
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Editors: Anshuman Khare, Oliver Mack and
May 2010 / 220 pages
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin, Gubener Str. 47, 10243 Berlin
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Emerging Dimensions of Environmental Sustainability: A Canadian Perspective of Innovative Practices
A collection of articles by Canadian practitioner-authors highlighting government (federal anda provincial) and corporate initiatives for promoting environmental sustainability.
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Energy Management and the Environment – Challenges and the Future
Authors share energy management practices that are successful in their organizations and regions in Canada. Discusses government and corporate initatives to promote environmental sustainability in the energy sector, and showcases relevant public policies and management practices.
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Response of German Car Manufacturers to the European Union Directive on Reducing CO2 Emissions from Passenger Cars
(co-Author Klaus Bellmann)
Research Report published by the Center of Market-Oriented Product and Production Management (CMPP), Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, ISBN: 3-938879-34-3. Also available from Amazon.de (Germany).