Smart Growth and Climate Change: Regional Development, Infrastructure and Adaptation (New Horizons in Regional Science Series)

Smart Growth and Climate Change: Regional Development, Infrastructure and Adaptation (New Horizons in Regional Science Series)

By: Matthias Ruth (editor)Hardback

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This innovative volume systematically brings together two strands of applied research that, to date, have been carried out separately - `smart growth' research and climate change adaptability research. By providing theory, models, and case studies from North America, Oceania and Europe, the book creates synergies between the two strands, reconciles differences, and provides insights for decision-makers at national and local levels. The contributors to the volume draw on modeling tools complementary to both camps as they explore the issues surrounding: water and energy use, health, transportation, urbanization and regional development. Examples from around the world illustrate the relationships between regional land use, infrastructure development, quality of life and climate change. The contributors take special care to develop theory and models in real-world contexts as they emphasize both the science of climate change and its land use management, policy and investment implications. In addition, they pay special attention to bridging the gaps that may exist among science and engineering, stakeholder interests, and policy implementation. Students, scholars and practitioners in the areas of geography, planning, land use, civil and environmental engineering, environmental economics, and policy will find the approaches and strategies in this volume of great interest.

About Author

Edited by Matthias Ruth, Vice-President (Research), University of Alberta, Canada


Contents: Part I: Smart Growth, Climate Adaptation and Mitigation 1. Introduction Matthias Ruth 2. Research Themes and Challenges Matthias Ruth and Fang Rong 3. Smart Growth, Sprawl and Climate Change Mitigation in the United States Mick Womersley 4. Climate Change Impacts on Regional Development and Sustainability: An Analysis of New Zealand Regions Murray G. Patterson, Garry W. McDonald, Nancy E. Golubiewski, Vicky E. Forgie and Nigel A. Jollands Part II: Stakeholder Involvement: Needs, Experiences and Challenges 5. Stakeholder Involvement in Local Smart Growth: Needs and Challenges Thomas J. Wilbanks 6. Oil Transportation Infrastructure: The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and the Challenge of Environmental Change Jerry McBeath Part III: Modeling, Indicator Development and Decision Support 7. A Complex Systems Approach for Sustainable Cities Jan Rotmans 8. A Spatially Explicit Urban Simulation Model: Land Use Evolution and Impact Assessment Model (LEAM) Brian Deal and Zhanli Sun Part IV: Methods and Cases 9. Urbanization Effect on Rainfall: Implications for Drainage Infrastructure Performance and Design Steven J. Burian 10. Flood Risk Institutions and Climate Change in the Netherlands Nicolien M. van der Grijp, Alexander A. Olsthoorn, Richard S.J. Tol and Peter E. van der Werff 11. From the Ground Up: Local Land Use Policies, Transportation Choices and the Potential for Improved Air Quality Kelly J. Clifton and Carolina V. Burnier 12. Regional Energy Demand and Adaptations to Climate Change: Methodology and Application to the State of Maryland, USA Matthias Ruth and Ai-Chen Lin 13. Physical Planning and Urban Heat Island Formation: How Cities Change Regional Climates Brian Stone, Jr 14. Climate Change and Public Health: Focus on Emerging Infectious Diseases Paul R. Epstein 15. Impacts of Changing Temperatures on Heat-related Mortality in Urban Areas: The Issues and a Case Study from Metropolitan Boston Matthias Ruth, Anthony Amato and Paul Kirshen 16. A Summary of Lessons and Options Matthias Ruth Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845425098
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9781845425098
  • ISBN10: 184542509X

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