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Creating low carbon cities /​ Shobhakar Dhakal, Matthias Ruth, editors.

Contributor(s): Dhakal, Shobhakar [editor.] | Ruth, Matthias [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Springer Science+Business Media, 2017Description: vii, 205 pages. : illustrations. ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783319497297 (pbk.).Subject(s): City planning -- Environmental aspects | Atmospheric carbon dioxide -- Environmental aspects | Environmental ManagementDDC classification: 307.1​216 CRE
Contents:
Forewords; Contents; Challenges and Opportunities for Transition to Low Carbon Cities; Big Data, People, and Low-Carbon Cities; 1 Introduction; 2 What Data Exist; 3 What Data Do Not Exist; 4 What More Is Needed?; 5 How to Use Data; 6 Conclusions; 7 Summary; References; Co-benefits and Co-costs of Climate Action Plans for Low-Carbon Cities; 1 Introduction; Importance of City-Level Climate Mitigation and Adaption; Significance of Including Co-benefits and co-costs in City-Level Climate Action; 2 Economic Argument for Including Co-benefits and Co-costs. Optimal Abatement Levels Including Direct Benefits and Co-benefits3 Representative Cities and Their Climate Mitigation Plans; Cities in Developed Nations; Cities in Developing Nations; Climate Action Categories; 4 City Climate Action Plan Analysis; Differences in Action Categories and Their Frequencies; Identification or Recognition of Co-benefits and Co-costs; 5 Insights and Implications from the Network Analysis of City Action Plans; References; Optimizing Water-Energy-Carbon Nexus in Cities for Low Carbon Development; 1 Introduction; 2 Characterizing Urban Water Systems. 3 Energy Dependency of Urban Water Systems4 Drivers That Affect Water Related Energy Linkage in Cities; 5 Towards Net Zero GHG Emission and Self-Sufficiency; 6 Conclusion; References; Grassroots Environmentalism and Low-Carbon Cities; 1 Introduction; 2 Transition Town Movement; Ecovillage Movement; Community Renewable Energy; Conclusion; References; Emerging Low-Carbon Urban Mega-Projects; 1 Introduction; 2 A Geography of Eco-Cities; 3 Eco-City Mega-Projects; Masdar Eco-City; Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City; 4 Conclusion; References; References: Websites. Energy Consumption and Emissions Assessment in Cities: An Overview1 Introduction; Energy Consumption, GHG Emissions and Urbanization; Measuring the Carbon and Environmental Footprint of Cities; Cities as Solution or as a Problem; 2 Conclusions; 3 Summary; References; Information Sources; Low Carbon Urban Design: Potentials and Opportunities; 1 Low Carbon Cities and Urban Sustainability; 2 Low Carbon Urban Design Potentials; Existing Indicators for Urban Sustainability and Low Carbon Performance; Potential Directions: Emergent and Future Technologies; 3 Low Carbon Urban Design Opportunities. Low Carbon City Initiatives in ChinaApplication of Low Carbon Urban Design in Hong Kong: The Kai Tak Development; 4 Future Research; References; Toward Low Carbon Cities: The Chinese Experience; 1 Introduction; 2 Chinaś Urbanization Challenge; 3 Qingdao; 4 Tianjin; 5 Chinaś Greening City Strategy; 6 Chapter Summary; References; Low-Carbon Urban Infrastructure; 1 Urban Form: Foundation of Low-Carbon Infrastructure; 2 Energy Infrastructure: Demand and Supply; End-Use Efficiency; Supply-Side Efficiency and De-carbonization; 3 Water Infrastructure: Low-Carbon and Resilient; Save First.
Summary: This book addresses key topics in the current deliberations and debates on low carbon cities that are underway globally. Contributions by experts from around the world focus on the key factors required for creating low carbon cities. These include appropriate infrastructure, ensuring co-benefits of climate actions, making best use of knowledge and information, proper accounting of emissions, and social factors such as behavioral change. Readers will gain a better understanding of these drivers and explore potential transformation pathways for cities. Particular emphasis is given to the current situation of energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the urban level, stressing the complexity of measuring GHG emissions from cities. Chapters also shed new light on the long-term transformation pathways towards low carbon. This book discusses key challenges and opportunities in all these domains to aid in creating low carbon cities, making it of value to policy makers, researchers in academia and consultants working on climate change and energy issues. “The low carbon cities agenda is of bold ambition and demands rapid societal transformation. This book provides invaluable information and analysis on how the goals of this agenda can be achieved and what will be the significant obstacles in the way. The content in the book goes below the surface to reveal on-the-ground economic, engineering and equity issues that are at the heart of the Paris Climate Agreement and the ensuing policy debates. In this way, Creating Low Carbon Cities serves as a critical scholarly benchmark and as a toolkit for further action." William Solecki, Professor, Institute for Sustainable Cities, City University of New York "Creating Low Carbon Cities provides a refreshingly critical approach to low-carbon urban development, what has been achieved so far and the challenges ahead. It will be an important data-driven resource for local leaders, sustainability practitioners and urban planners.” Ms. Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability.
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Includes index.

Forewords; Contents; Challenges and Opportunities for Transition to Low Carbon Cities; Big Data, People, and Low-Carbon Cities; 1 Introduction; 2 What Data Exist; 3 What Data Do Not Exist; 4 What More Is Needed?; 5 How to Use Data; 6 Conclusions; 7 Summary; References; Co-benefits and Co-costs of Climate Action Plans for Low-Carbon Cities; 1 Introduction; Importance of City-Level Climate Mitigation and Adaption; Significance of Including Co-benefits and co-costs in City-Level Climate Action; 2 Economic Argument for Including Co-benefits and Co-costs.
Optimal Abatement Levels Including Direct Benefits and Co-benefits3 Representative Cities and Their Climate Mitigation Plans; Cities in Developed Nations; Cities in Developing Nations; Climate Action Categories; 4 City Climate Action Plan Analysis; Differences in Action Categories and Their Frequencies; Identification or Recognition of Co-benefits and Co-costs; 5 Insights and Implications from the Network Analysis of City Action Plans; References; Optimizing Water-Energy-Carbon Nexus in Cities for Low Carbon Development; 1 Introduction; 2 Characterizing Urban Water Systems.
3 Energy Dependency of Urban Water Systems4 Drivers That Affect Water Related Energy Linkage in Cities; 5 Towards Net Zero GHG Emission and Self-Sufficiency; 6 Conclusion; References; Grassroots Environmentalism and Low-Carbon Cities; 1 Introduction; 2 Transition Town Movement; Ecovillage Movement; Community Renewable Energy; Conclusion; References; Emerging Low-Carbon Urban Mega-Projects; 1 Introduction; 2 A Geography of Eco-Cities; 3 Eco-City Mega-Projects; Masdar Eco-City; Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City; 4 Conclusion; References; References: Websites.
Energy Consumption and Emissions Assessment in Cities: An Overview1 Introduction; Energy Consumption, GHG Emissions and Urbanization; Measuring the Carbon and Environmental Footprint of Cities; Cities as Solution or as a Problem; 2 Conclusions; 3 Summary; References; Information Sources; Low Carbon Urban Design: Potentials and Opportunities; 1 Low Carbon Cities and Urban Sustainability; 2 Low Carbon Urban Design Potentials; Existing Indicators for Urban Sustainability and Low Carbon Performance; Potential Directions: Emergent and Future Technologies; 3 Low Carbon Urban Design Opportunities.
Low Carbon City Initiatives in ChinaApplication of Low Carbon Urban Design in Hong Kong: The Kai Tak Development; 4 Future Research; References; Toward Low Carbon Cities: The Chinese Experience; 1 Introduction; 2 Chinaś Urbanization Challenge; 3 Qingdao; 4 Tianjin; 5 Chinaś Greening City Strategy; 6 Chapter Summary; References; Low-Carbon Urban Infrastructure; 1 Urban Form: Foundation of Low-Carbon Infrastructure; 2 Energy Infrastructure: Demand and Supply; End-Use Efficiency; Supply-Side Efficiency and De-carbonization; 3 Water Infrastructure: Low-Carbon and Resilient; Save First.

This book addresses key topics in the current deliberations and debates on low carbon cities that are underway globally. Contributions by experts from around the world focus on the key factors required for creating low carbon cities. These include appropriate infrastructure, ensuring co-benefits of climate actions, making best use of knowledge and information, proper accounting of emissions, and social factors such as behavioral change. Readers will gain a better understanding of these drivers and explore potential transformation pathways for cities. Particular emphasis is given to the current situation of energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the urban level, stressing the complexity of measuring GHG emissions from cities. Chapters also shed new light on the long-term transformation pathways towards low carbon. This book discusses key challenges and opportunities in all these domains to aid in creating low carbon cities, making it of value to policy makers, researchers in academia and consultants working on climate change and energy issues. “The low carbon cities agenda is of bold ambition and demands rapid societal transformation. This book provides invaluable information and analysis on how the goals of this agenda can be achieved and what will be the significant obstacles in the way. The content in the book goes below the surface to reveal on-the-ground economic, engineering and equity issues that are at the heart of the Paris Climate Agreement and the ensuing policy debates. In this way, Creating Low Carbon Cities serves as a critical scholarly benchmark and as a toolkit for further action." William Solecki, Professor, Institute for Sustainable Cities, City University of New York "Creating Low Carbon Cities provides a refreshingly critical approach to low-carbon urban development, what has been achieved so far and the challenges ahead. It will be an important data-driven resource for local leaders, sustainability practitioners and urban planners.” Ms. Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability.

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