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Cities of the Future: Towards integrated sustainable water and landscape management

by Vladimir Novotny (Editor), Paul Brown (Editor)



Product Description

Cities of the Future is developed from, and includes, the presentations of
leading international experts and scholars from the Wingspread International
Workshop "Cities of the Future, Bringing Blue Water to Green Cities" 12-14 July
2006, USA. With urban waters as a focal point, this book explores the links
between urban water quality and hydrology, and the broader concepts of green
cities and smart growth. It also addresses the legal and social barriers to
urban ecological sustainability and proposes practical ways to overcome these
obstacles. Cities of the Future showcases visionary concepts on how to ensure
cities and their water resources become ecologically sustainable; providing
clean water for all users and beneficial uses. The book is wide ranging in its
scope and content and links North American and Global experience and approaches.

The book is a key professional reference that will be of great interest to a
wide interdisciplinary audience, including university researchers, consultants,
environmental advocacy groups, government departments and legal environmental
professionals.


Product Details

Hardcover: 456 pages
Publisher: IWA Publishing (August 28, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1843391368

 

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