Carbon Footprint and Urban Planning

Carbon Footprint and Urban Planning: Incorporating Methodologies to Assess the Influence of the Urban Master Plan on the Carbon Footprint of the City
Springer | Energy Efficiency | May 13, 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319310496 | 65 pages | pdf | 1.4 mb

Authors: Zubelzu, Sergio, Álvarez Fernández, Roberto
Analyzes the relationship between emissions of greenhouse gases, carbon footprint, and urban planning
Presents a methodology for calculating the carbon footprint associated with urban planning instruments
Provides the reader with the knowledge needed to develop and implement preventive measures

This book analyzes the relationship between urban development, greenhouse gases and the carbon footprint, and presents the main preventive measures that can be implemented at the design stage. Readers are provided with the knowledge needed to devise a strategy for calculating the carbon footprint of urban planning instruments, as well as a framework for integrating sustainability into the planning phase. Highlighting the importance of preventive and corrective measures, the book includes practical suggestions on how to meet sustainability requirements in urban planning designs, exploring undeveloped land reserves, urban-project design and infrastructure design, and offers a springboard for further research.

Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
Energy Efficiency (incl. Buildings)
Landscape, Regional and Urban Planning

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