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Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization

  • Book

  • August 2019
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4759515

Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable cities. Chapters briefly explain the role of national and local governments in the strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of ensuring that the water, air, food, and products used by the community are safe for the public and the environment. Other sections look at critical infrastructural systems, including Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems. Finally, new green technologies, practices and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing are covered.

Case studies are presented in each chapter to further illustrate how these solutions are implemented in existing Megacities around the world.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction 1. Building a Better Urban System

Part Two: Critical Infrastructure System 2. Introduction to Megacities 3. Water Delivery Systems 4. Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems 5. Power Systems 6. Sustainable Infrastructure System 7. Public Transport Systems 8. Flying Transportation Technology

Part Three: Environmental Pollution Controls 9. Air pollution 10. Water pollution

Part Four: Sustainable Buildings 11. Green Building Technology 12. Green Building Complexes 13. Green Building and Public Housing

Part Five: Conclusion 14. Sustainable Urbanization


Md. Faruque Hossain Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering, New York University, NY, USA. Faruque Hossain has over twenty years industrial experience in sustainable design and construction development, and project management for New York city agencies including: New York City Department of Environmental Protection and New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at New York University, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering.