Megacities 2050: Environmental Consequences of Urbanization

Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development
Springer (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 25. August 2018
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  • Softcover
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  • XIII, 184 Seiten
978-3-319-88960-3 (ISBN)
This interdisciplinary proceedings book addresses highly relevant topics in urbanization and its environmental impacts and presents case studies revealing the negative environmental consequences of the anthropogenic and technogenic pressures. Urbanization is an important trend in current land-use change, with up to 70% of the world population projected to live in cities by 2050. How will this rapid urbanization alter the face of Europe? What are the environmental consequences of the expansion of megacities? These and other important questions are addressed in the Megacities 2050 Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development. Megapolises are complex ecosystems, and their air and water quality, vegetation and soils are exposed to anthropogenic influences. The book discusses advanced approaches and techniques to monitor, model and assess environmental consequences and risks in megapolises and offers solutions to the environmental problems of modern megapolises. It also presents successful, sustainable urban-development projects from Europe and beyond, including the management and design of green infrastructure, waste management, run-off purification and remediation of urban soils.
Focusing on urban soils and ecosystems, the book is intended for experts in various fields of geography, urban studies and planning, and environmental sciences, including those in the scientific and research community, municipal services, environmental protection agencies, stakeholders working in urban management and greenery, landscape architects, civil engineers and policy-makers.
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
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  • 31 farbige Tabellen, 51 s/w Abbildungen
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  • 31 Tables, color; 51 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 184 p. 51 illus.
  • Höhe: 23.5 cm
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  • Breite: 15.5 cm
  • 424 gr
978-3-319-88960-3 (9783319889603)
weitere Ausgaben werden ermittelt

1. Urbanization of Biosphere: from Mega- to Ecopolises

2. Measuring the role of urban vegetation on air quality: the case study of the Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples, Italy

3. Urban soil respiration and its autotrophic and heterotrophic components compared to adjacent forest and cropland within the Moscow megapolis

4. Mapping and Modelling Urban Soils

5. Influence of latitudinal zonality on some chemical properties of urban soils

6. Heavy metals in urban soils of the Yamal region

7. Ecogeochemical assessment of soil cover of the Ufa City, Bashkortostan

8. Lead in New York City Soils

9. Organic matter and elemental composition of humic acids in soils of urban areas: The case of Rostov agglomeration

10. Influencing of Soil-Ecological Factors on the Pb Migration in the Soil of Urban Forest Ecosystem

11. Postindustrial space: integration of green infrastructure in the central, middle and peripheral parts of the city

12. Indicators ofvegetation transformation in urban forest (case study of the natural-historical park "Kuzminki-Lublino", Moscow)

13. Environmental Monitoring of Sod-Podzolic Soils under the Forest Stands over One Hundred Year Period: the Case Study at the Forest Experimental Station in Moscow, Russia

14. Use of the field data for assessment of hazardous concentration

15. Chemodiagnostic by Lipid Analysis of the Microbial Community Structure in Trace Metal Polluted Urban Soil

16. Soil functional-environmental evaluation and monitoring in urban ecosystems: principal functions, background objects and uniform algorithms of assessment

17. Modern trends of sustainable housing design using landscape urbanism principles


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