Global urban centres directly affect the lives of billions of people and have a substantial impact on the surrounding environment. Climate Preservation and Urban Sustainable Communities Case Studies delivers a first-hand applied perspective on the challenges and solutions when creating urban communities that are adaptable and resilient to climate change. With this reference, professionals gain valuable insights into the real-life challenges and solutions when designing, planning and constructing urban sustainable communities.
Climate Preservation and Urban Sustainable Communities Case Studies, provides real world examples of innovative technologies that contribute to the creation of sustainable, healthy and liveable cities. In this reference, examples of successes, failures and solutions are presented, in order to set a benchmark for individual sustainability projects. Case Studies are selected based on a cross disciplinary approach for infrastructural systems such as: drinking water, wastewater, power systems, as well as broadband, Wi-Fi, transportation, and green buildings technologies.
- Presents a cross-disciplinary approach for anticipating, mitigating and designing effective infrastructure solutions
- Includes practical and project-proven best practices in applying climate preservation tools to maintain healthy cities
- Covers green practices, from architecture, to construction, also including international codes, methods and legal frameworks
Smart Green Healthy Communities 2. Agile Energy Systems
On-site Distributed and Central Grid Systems 3. Integrated Cross
Disciplinary: UN G19 and B20 4. Policies and Plans: Water, Waste and Power Systems: Denmark and the Nation-State of California 5. Infrastructure Systems: WiFi, Transportation, Green Buildings and Complexes 6. Interactionism in Everyday Life: Bikes. Parks and Walkways, EV and Driverless Vehicles 7. Finance, Economics and Sustainability 8. Smart Green Healthy Communities: Science Parks 9. Brief Cases of Urban Cities around the World 10. Conclusion: The Paradigm Shift
Appendix Cases Micro communities and cities South America (several cities) Turkey (Istanbul: a smart city) Baltic States (Smart Vinius)
Woodrow W. Clark, II, MA3 , PhD, is an internationally recognized scholar and expert in economics, renewable energy, sustainability, and sustainable communities. He was a contributing scientist to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC), which as an organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2007 along with Al Gore and his film "An Inconvenient Truth."
Clark is an internationally recognized, respected expert, author, lecturer, public speaker and consultant on global and local solutions to climate change. His core focus is on economics for smart green communities. During the 1990s, he was Manager of Strategic Planning for Technology Transfer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with University of California and U.S. Department of Energy. He was one of the contributing scientists for United Nations Intergovernmental Panel Climate Change (IPCC), awarded 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and Researcher for UN FCCC.
From 2000-2003, Clark was Advisor, Renewable Energy, Emerging Technologies & Finance to California Governor Gray Davis. After the "recall in 2004, Clark founded, and manages Clark Strategic Partners (CSP), a global environmental, policy and economics renewable energy consulting firm. Also 2015-2018, Clark taught courses at University of International Relations (UIR) in Beijing and lectured on "Environment Economics Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (April 2017). He was appointed (July 2016) to be a member of the Editorial Board for the Energy Review Journal (ERJ) in China. He was selected to be a member of the UN B20 Finance Task Force supported in 2016 by China. Clark teaches and lectures in the EU, especially Denmark and Italy.
Clark published 12 books by the end of 2017 and over 70 peer-reviewed articles, which reflect his concern for global sustainable green communities. He has authored and edited books are The Next Economics (Springer, 2012) and Global Sustainable Communities Handbook (Elsevier, 2014). In addition, his latest coauthored books, with Grant Cooke, are The Green Industrial Revolution (Elsevier, 2014), Green Development Paradigm (in Mandarin, 2015) and Smart Green Cities (Routledge, February 2016). In 2017, Clark had three (3) books published, 2nd Ed of his first book: Agile Energy Systems: Global Systems (Elsevier Press) and 2nd Ed of Sustainable Communities Design Handbook (Elsevier Press 2017).
Three more books are planned in 2018, including Climate Preservation (Elsevier Press); 2nd Ed of Qualitative Economics: The Next Economics (Springer Press) and Qualitative and Quantitative Economics (Q2E) for Palgrave Press, Clark created Clark Mass Media Company (CM2C) from his media company in San Francisco 3 decades ago that now distributes documentary and dramatic series on economic, political, climate, environmental and social issues. He earned three MA degrees from universities in Illinois and his Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley,
and in 2017, his PhD thesis was updated into a book on Violence in Schools, Colleges and Universities,