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Urban Transformations

Sustainable Urban Development Through Resource Efficiency, Quality of Life and Resilience

  • Sigrun Kabisch
  • Florian Koch
  • Erik Gawel
  • Annegret Haase
  • Sonja Knapp
  • Kerstin Krellenberg
  • Jaime Nivala
  • Andreas Zehnsdorf

Part of the Future City book series (FUCI, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Conceptual Approaches of Sustainable Urban Transformations

  3. Urban Resources and Governance

  4. Quality of Life and Ecosystem services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-234
    2. Sigrun Kabisch, Maximilian Ueberham, Uwe Schlink, Daniel Hertel, Abdelrhman Mohamdeen
      Pages 235-255
    3. Ellen Banzhaf, Sonia M. Reyes-Paecke, Francisco de la Barrera
      Pages 281-300
    4. Sonja Knapp, Dagmar Haase, Stefan Klotz, Nina Schwarz
      Pages 301-312
  5. Urban Risks and Resilience

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 375-384

About this book

Introduction

The book addresses urban transformations towards sustainability in light of challenges of global urbanization processes and the consequences of global environmental change. The aim is to show that urban transformations only succeed if both innovative scientific solutions and practice-oriented governance approaches are developed. This assumption is addressed by providing theoretical insights and empirical evidence pointing particularly at 3 concepts or qualities which are determined here as being central for achieving urban sustainability: resource efficiency, quality of life and resilience. Urban case studies from several international research projects illustrate our conceptual approach of urban transformations towards sustainable development. Thus, the book reaches far beyond a mere additive description of single case studies. It incorporates the results of condensed synthesis, resulting from comparisons and evaluations. It provides, based on cross-cutting reflection of single cases and different scales and methods of analysis, general and transferable findings. They do not only consider the scientific sphere but deliberately go beyond it discussing transferability of knowledge into practice, governance options and the feasibility of policy strategies in order to pave the way for sustainable urban transformations to happen today and in the future.

Keywords

Sustainability Transformations Cities Resource Efficience Resilience Climate change Biodiversity

Editors and affiliations

  • Sigrun Kabisch
    • 1
  • Florian Koch
    • 2
  • Erik Gawel
    • 3
  • Annegret Haase
    • 4
  • Sonja Knapp
    • 5
  • Kerstin Krellenberg
    • 6
  • Jaime Nivala
    • 7
  • Andreas Zehnsdorf
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Urban and Environment SociologyHelmholtz Centre for Environment Research-UFZLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of Urban and Environment SociologyHelmholtz Centre for Environment Research-UFZLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsHelmholtz Centre for Environment Research-UFZLeipzigGermany
  4. 4.Department of Urban and Environment SociologyHelmholtz Centre for Environment Research-UFZLeipzigGermany
  5. 5.Department of Community EcologyHelmholtz Centre for Environment Research-UFZHalle (Saale)Germany
  6. 6.Department of Urban and Environment SociologyHelmholtz Centre for Environment Research-UFZLeipzigGermany
  7. 7.Centre for Environmental BiotechnologyHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZLeipzigGermany
  8. 8.Centre for Environmental BiotechnologyHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59324-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59323-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59324-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1876-0899
  • Series Online ISSN 1876-0880
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