Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 5

Urban Geology, Sustainable Planning and Landscape Exploitation

  • Giorgio Lollino
  • Andrea Manconi
  • Fausto Guzzetti
  • Martin Culshaw
  • Peter Bobrowsky
  • Fabio Luino

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Keynote

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Piero Boccardo, Fabio Giulio Tonolo
      Pages 17-24
    3. Eduardo F. J. De Mulder, C. C. Derk F. Van Ree, Kenny Wang
      Pages 25-29
  3. Aggregates: The Most Widely Used Raw Material

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Isabel Fernandes, Maria dos Anjos Ribeiro, Helena Martins, Maarten Broekmans, Ian Sims, Philip Nixon et al.
      Pages 37-40
    3. Sara Medeiros, João Carlos Nunes, Tetsuya Katayama, Isabel Fernandes, António Santos Silva, Vidália Miranda et al.
      Pages 51-54
    4. Violeta Ramos, Isabel Fernandes, Fernando Noronha, Tetsuya Katayama, Dora Soares, António Santos Silva
      Pages 55-58
    5. Emna Fakhfakh, Imen Khiari, Walid Hajjaji, Mounir Medhioub, Fernando Rocha, Alberto López-Galindo et al.
      Pages 59-63
    6. Sara Castagna, Giovanna Antonella Dino, Manuela Lasagna, Domenico Antonio De Luca
      Pages 71-74
    7. Rossana Bellopede, David Colaiacomo, Paola Marini, Pierpaolo Oreste, Oscar Radis
      Pages 75-79
    8. Rossana Bellopede, Marco Francini, Paola Marini, Alessandra Migheli, Enrico Moretti, Pierpaolo Oreste
      Pages 81-84
    9. Maria Amenta, Ioannis Karatasios, Anna Kalagri, Pagona Maravelaki-Kalaitzaki, Vassilis Kilikoglou
      Pages 85-88

About these proceedings


This book is one out of 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes, and deals with the theme of urban geology. Along with a rapidly growing world population, the wave of urban growth continues, causing cities to swell and new metropolitan centers to emerge. These global trends also open new ventures for underground city development. Engineering geology plays a major role in facing the increasing issues of the urban environment, such as: finding aggregates for construction works; providing adequate water supply and waste management; solving building problems associated to geological and geomorphological conditions; evaluating host rock conditions for underground constructions; preventing or mitigating geological and seismic hazards. Furthermore, this book illustrates recent advancements in sustainable land use planning, which includes conservation, protection, reclamation and landscape impact of open pit mining and alternative power generation. The Engineering Geology for Society and Territory volumes of the IAEG XII Congress held in Torino from September 15-19, 2014, analyze the dynamic role of engineering geology in our changing world and build on the four main themes of the congress: Environment, processes, issues, and approaches. The congress topics and subject areas of the 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes are:
  1. Climate Change and Engineering Geology
  2. Landslide Processes
  3. River Basins, Reservoir Sedimentation and Water Resources
  4. Marine and Coastal Processes
  5. Urban Geology, Sustainable Planning and Landscape Exploitation
  6. Applied Geology for Major Engineering Projects
  7. Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology
  8. Preservation of Cultural Heritage


Engineering Geology IAEG XII Congress Landscape Exploitation Sustainable Land Use Planning Underground Constructions Urban Environment Urban Geology Waste Management Water Supply

Editors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Lollino
    • 1
  • Andrea Manconi
    • 2
  • Fausto Guzzetti
    • 3
  • Martin Culshaw
    • 4
  • Peter Bobrowsky
    • 5
  • Fabio Luino
    • 6
  1. 1.Inst. for Geo-hydrological ProtectionNational Research Council (CNR)TurinItaly
  2. 2.Inst. for Geo-hydrological ProtectionNational Research Council (CNRTurinItaly
  3. 3.Inst. for Geo-hydrological ProtectionNational Research Council (CNR)PerugiaItaly
  4. 4.Department of Geotechnical EngineeringsBritish Geological SurveyNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Geological Survey of CanadaOttawaCanada
  6. 6.Inst. for Geo-hydrological ProtectionNational Research Council (CNR)TurinItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09047-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09048-1
  • About this book
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