© 2018

Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation, and Social Sustainability

  • Mohammad Dastbaz
  • Wim Naudé
  • Jamileh Manoochehri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Urbanisations and Social Sustainability

  3. Case Studies

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 277-283

About this book


This book tackles the challenges posed by accelerating urbanization, and demystifies Social Sustainability, the least understood of all the different areas of sustainable development. The volume’s twin focus on these profoundly intertwined topics creates a nuanced and vitally important resource. Large migrations from rural areas to cities without appropriate planning and infrastructure improvements, including housing, education and health care optimization, have created significant challenges across the globe. The authors suggest technology-rich strategies to meet these challenges by careful application of data on population growth and movement to the planning, design, and construction of operational infrastructures that can sustainably support our increasingly rapid population growth.


sustainable urban planning green urban planning smart cities high performance cities sustainable urban design green transport sustainable urban infrastructure prefabricated cities managing urbanization city planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Dastbaz
    • 1
  • Wim Naudé
    • 2
  • Jamileh Manoochehri
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SuffolkIpswichUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Maastricht School of Management and Maastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Leicester School of ArchitectureDe Montfort University Leicester, School of ArchitectureLeicesterUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Prof. Mohammad Dastbaz is the Deputy Vice Chancellor at University of Suffolk. Professor Dastbaz’s research work over recent years has been focused on the use and impact of emerging technologies in society, particularly learning, training and the development of “eGovernment.” Dr. Dastbaz has led EU and UK based funded research projects and has been the Symposium Chair of Multimedia Systems in IEEE’s Information Visualisation (IV) conference since 2002. He has over 50 refereed publications, including numerous journal paper articles, conference papers, book chapters and books on e-learning, eGovernment and the design and development of Multimedia Systems. Professor Dastbaz is a Fellow of the British Computer Society,  UK’s Higher Education Academy, and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce  as well as the professional member of ACM and IEEE’s computer society.

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