Building Sustainable Megacities scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable megacities. Chapters explain the role of national and local governments for the strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of standards of water, air, food and products used by the community. Other chapters cover Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems, new green technologies, practices, and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing.
- Provides an in-depth look at critical infrastructural systems, charting problems and providing possible solutions
- Addresses new green technologies, practices and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing
- Explains the role of national and local governments for strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement
SECTION 1 Introduction
SECTION 2 Public policydthe international perspective:
CHAPTER 1 Government: plans, goals, and strategies to be
smart and healthy communities
CHAPTER 2 The economics of sustainable development
CHAPTER 3 Systems integrated mass transit to walking paths
CHAPTER 4 Security and protection for people and systems:
integrated approaches for decoupling urban
growth from emissions pressures in megacities
CHAPTER 5 Future needs from the SMC plans e looking at
Jiaxing, China: 40 years' development from
CHAPTER 6 Future needs from the Smart Mega City (SMC)
smart green citys
the case of Istanbul
SECTION 3 Economic options: back to the future:
in China, the future is now
CHAPTER 7 Finance, economics, and energy: SMC green
CHAPTER 8 Circular economy: the next economics
CHAPTER 9 Options and planning for more sustainable
CHAPTER 10 Global and international policies: UN Paris
Accord UN G19 and G20
SECTION 4 Globalism and regionalism: overview
CHAPTER 11 Improving interconnectivity with multimodal
CHAPTER 12 Leading historical cities
CHAPTER 13 Tokyo sustainable megacity: robust governance
to maximize synergies
SECTION 5 Conclusion
CHAPTER 14 USA yesterday, today, and next the near
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,