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Mitigating Climate Change

The Emerging Face of Modern Cities

  • Anshuman Khare
  • Terry Beckman


  • Professional practitioner focus

  • Addressing climate change in cities

  • Emerging field of study as cities try to reduce their ecological footprint


Part of the Springer Environmental Science and Engineering book series (SPRINGERENVIRON)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Urban Policies and Practices

  3. Urban Transportation

  4. Urban Remodelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Allan Yee, Mark Brostrom, Christian Felske
      Pages 151-182
    3. Zhengen Ren, Xiaoming Wang, Dong Chen
      Pages 207-221
    4. Vera Peters, Fritz Reusswig, Corinna Altenburg
      Pages 223-245
    5. Dong Chen, Xiaoming Wang, Yong Bing Khoo, Marcus Thatcher, Brenda B. Lin, Zhengen Ren et al.
      Pages 247-257
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 277-281

About this book


With ever increasing trends in urban consumption and production practices, a call for action to mitigate Climate Change is often seen as a way to foster sustainable development. Considerable attention is now being paid to determine what urban sustainability would include. Today there is a pressing need to broaden our knowledge and apply new concepts and frameworks to development of modern cities. Building on the foregoing, this book attempts to bring together and discuss concepts, tools, frameworks and best practices to cope with the emerging challenges faced by cities today. The book will be of use to policy makers, city planners, practitioners and academics who are starting to project what modern cities would need to do in terms of energy efficiency, mobility, planning and design of habitat and infrastructure and adapting to climate change.


Cities Climate Change Sustainability Urban Remodelling Urban Transportation

Editors and affiliations

  • Anshuman Khare
    • 1
  • Terry Beckman
    • 2
  1. 1., Faculty of BusinessAthabasca UniveristySt. AlbertCanada
  2. 2., Faculty of BusinessAthabsca UniversitySt. AlbertCanada

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