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Future cities : all that matters \ Camilla Ween.

By: Ween, Camilla [author. ].
Series: All that matters. Publisher: London : John Murray Learning, 2014Description: xvii, 142 p. : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444196108 (pbk.).Subject(s): Cities and towns | Sociology, Urban | Globalization -- Social aspectsDDC classification: 307.76 WEE.N
Contents:
Introduction -- The big issues -- Water infrastructure -- Energy and waste infrastructure -- Housing -- Major infrastructure: transport -- Feeding the city and taking care of the environment -- Life in the city -- Sustainable cities and the future possible -- Conclusion -- 100 ideas.
Summary: By 2030 it is predicted that between 80-90 % of the world's population will be living in cities. In several countries this will be 100% - Singapore is already classified as having a 100% urban population. There will be many cities with populations of over 20 million. The infrastructure required to support these cities will be a massive challenge for city planners and governments. Never in the history of civilisation has the need to deliver so much been so urgent - and with dwindling world resources. Tackling the challenges will be further complicated by pressure to develop solutions that are sustainable and include climate change mitigation measures. Some advocate geo-engineering - the large-scale engineering and manipulation of the world's environment e.g. ocean fertilisation to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, as the answer to tackling climate change. Others see this as a doomsday scenario and believe the solution lies in behaviour adaptation, changing the way we live and making do with less. Despite the difficulties, the book will chart how some cities are already tackling the problems, policies that are emerging to meet these challenges and will highlight innovations that are currently being explored.
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"First published in US in 2014 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc."--v.page.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction --
The big issues --
Water infrastructure --
Energy and waste infrastructure --
Housing --
Major infrastructure: transport --
Feeding the city and taking care of the environment --
Life in the city --
Sustainable cities and the future possible --
Conclusion --
100 ideas.

By 2030 it is predicted that between 80-90 % of the world's population will be living in cities. In several countries this will be 100% - Singapore is already classified as having a 100% urban population. There will be many cities with populations of over 20 million. The infrastructure required to support these cities will be a massive challenge for city planners and governments. Never in the history of civilisation has the need to deliver so much been so urgent - and with dwindling world resources. Tackling the challenges will be further complicated by pressure to develop solutions that are sustainable and include climate change mitigation measures. Some advocate geo-engineering - the large-scale engineering and manipulation of the world's environment e.g. ocean fertilisation to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, as the answer to tackling climate change. Others see this as a doomsday scenario and believe the solution lies in behaviour adaptation, changing the way we live and making do with less. Despite the difficulties, the book will chart how some cities are already tackling the problems, policies that are emerging to meet these challenges and will highlight innovations that are currently being explored.

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