Planning Sustainable Cities: an Infrastructure-Based Approach

This book provides a framework for urban sustainability, focusing on the performance of infrastructural services. Infrastructure is treated here as a group of synergetic systems that are directly linked with urban planning. The method refines and steers the planning process, with each infrastructural system analyzed into four levels. The levels organize processes, show connections, and decode the decision making and planning that affect infrastructure. Planning objectives are determined for each system level, with the objectives meeting the focal points of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure. The Zofnass Program integrates the infrastructural systems of energy, landscape, transportation, waste management, water resources management, information services and technology, and food production and delivery, exploring their synergies through land use planning, engineering, and economic and social policy. Infrastructure projects, in their complexity, draw in public officials, planners, and engineers, with their particular problems and agendas, to the planning process. This book shows how a collaborative platform can be provided for such stakeholders.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 356p

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  • Accession Number: 01667372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781315642352
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2018 5:03PM