560 pages | 150 B/W Illus.
GIS for Sustainable Development examines how GIS applications can improve collaboration in decision making among those involved in promoting sustainable development. This volume reviews leading GIScience, providing an overview of research topics and applications that enable GIS newcomers and professionals to apply GIScience methods to sustainable spatial planning.
Divided into three parts, the book begins with an introduction to the issues of sustainability, focusing on concepts concerning GIS adoption and use within public organizations that are planning development. Part II focuses on GIScience methods, which can be used to support sustainable development and solve environmental problems. Part III presents research projects and best practices relating to different areas of application within the field.
This text provides the latest research findings, delivers complete references to related publications, and supplies you with a complete reference framework for each topic.
“[This book] aims at driving the GIS community towards a deeper awareness of sustainable development issues in setting research programs and in application design, while on the other hand offering a wide spectrum of tools professionals and practitioners may draw off after they understand how GIS can assist them in spatial planning, management, and decision-making to achieve sustainable development objectives.”
Giancarlo Deplano, Università degli Studi di Cagliari
“…this book represents the state of the art in the field as it exists today. This is clearly the most up-to-date and definitive book on the subject.”
Andrea De Montis
Robin S. Smith
and their non-professional users
sustainable development planning
Alexandr Napryushkin and Eugenia Vertinskaya
Alexandra Fonseca and Cristina Gouveia
Linda See and Phil Gibson
Integrated Approach to Human Health and the Environment
Stefania Bertazzon and Marina Gavrilova
Konstantinos Daras and Seraphim Alvanides
and Sustainable Hazards Mitigation in Cities
planning sustainable development
urban and regional planning
Jose I. Barredo, Carlo Lavalle, and Marjo Kasanko
Hungary and Austria Analyzed with Historical Cadastral and Land Register Data
Anthony Beck and Assaad Seif
Jonathan Corcoran and Bernie Bowen Thomson
Facilities Localization in Particularly Valuable Environmental Areas: The Eolian Islands Case Study
Giuseppe Cremona and Luisella Ciancarella
Tomaz Podobnikar, Kristof Ostir, and Klemen Zaksek
Toma Podobnikar, Krištof Oštir, and Klemen Zakšek
communities: the Cherokee Nation case study
case study in Geneva
Aurore Nembrini, Sandrine Billeau, Gilles Desthieux and Florent Joerin
multimedia to enhance Community Participation and policymaking
Laxmi Ramasubramanian and Aimée C. Quinn