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Engineering for Sustainable Communities

Product Code/ISBN: 9780784414811

Sustainability isn’t something that has just emerged in the last couple of years. It has been around for hundreds maybe even thousands of years and this book can help you learn some of the history and how that has affected modern days projects. It’s sponsored by the Committee on Sustainability of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Learn the designs and tips behind some of the biggest sustainability projects in the modern era. Real life case studies focus on the ins-and-outs of the project and help you plan for your next one.


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Sustainability Defined
  3. Is Civilization Sustainable?
  4. Processes for Achieving a Sustainable Civilization
  5. Role of the Built Environment, Including Sustainable Cities
  6. Role of the Civil Engineer
  7. Economics Aspects
  8. Environmental Aspects
  9. Social Aspects
  10. Access and Mobility: Integrating Sustainable Transportation with the Built Environment
  11. Ecological Systems
  12. Sustainable Land Use
  13. Community Participation
  14. Project Management for Sustainable Infrastructure
  15. Waste Management: Conservation, Reuse, and Recycling of Materials and Components
  16. Water Resources: Sustaining Quality and Quantity
  17. Lighting, Noise, and Vibration Control, and Air Quality
  18. Resilience
  19. Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change
  20. Sustainable Project Rating Systems, Including Envision
  21. Rising Above Routine Practice
  22. Low-Impact Development for a High-Density Residential Development in Hong Kong
  23. Environmental Lifecycle Assessment of Public Transit in Los Angeles
  24. Curitiba, Brazil: How Did Their Civil Engineers Do It? From a City of Slums to a Sustainability Leaders in 30 Years
  25. Saving the Rain in Onondaga County, New York
  26. Edmonton Waste Management Centre
  27. Cambridge’s Alewife Stormwater Wetland
  28. Chari Chari Bridge, Omereque, Cochabamba, Bolivia
  29. The Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh
  30. Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island
  31. Cerro Dominador Concentration Solar Plant
  32. Redesign of I-75 in Cincinnati
  33. Summary and Conclusions
  34. Appendix 1 ASCE’s Policies and Programs for Sustainability and Resilience