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Planning Sustainable Cities

An infrastructure-based approach

Spiro Pollalis



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30 September 2020
Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach provides an analytical framework for urban sustainability, focusing on the services and performance of infrastructure systems.

The book approaches infrastructure as a series of systems that function in synergy and are directly linked with urban planning. This method streamlines and guides the planning process, while still highlighting detail, each infrastructure system is decoded in four system levels . The levels organize the processes, highlight connections between entities and decode the high-level planning and decision making process affecting infrastructure. For each system level strategic objectives of planning are determined. The objectives correspond to the five focus areas of the Zofnass program: Quality of life, Natural World, Climate and Risk, Resource Allocation, Leadership. Developed through the Zofnass Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, this approach integrates the key infrastructure systems of Energy, Landscape, Transportation, Waste, Water, Information and Food and explores their synergies through land use planning, engineering, economics and policy.

The size and complexity of infrastructure systems means that multiple stakeholders facing their own challenges and agendas are involved in planning; this book creates a common, collaborative platform between public authorities, planners, and engineers. It is an essential resource for those seeking Envision Sustainability Professionals accreditation.
By:   Spiro Pollalis
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 216mm, 
Weight:   671g
ISBN:   9780367669959
ISBN 10:   0367669951
Pages:   364
Publication Date:   30 September 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Part 1. Sustainability, Infrastructure and Cities 1. The Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure 2. Planning Infrastructure Part 2. Sustainable Infrastructure Planning Guidelines 3. General Framework 4. Landscape as Infrastructure 5. Transportation Infrastructure 6. Water Infrastructure 7. Energy Infrastructure 8. Solid Waste Infrastructure 9. Information as Infrastructure 10. Food as Infrastructure Part 3. Examples of Planning with the Guidelines 11. New City in Asia 12. City Expansion in Europe

Professor Pollalis is Professor of Design, Technology and Management at the Harvard Design School. He is the Director of the Zofnass Program for the Sustainability of Infrastructure that led to the Envision Rating System. He is the Principal Investigator of the project Gulf Sustainable Urbanism for 10 cities in the Arab Gulf, and the chief planner for the new DHA City Karachi.

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