Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability in the Mediterranean City: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability in the Mediterranean City

Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Antonio Jiménez-Delgado, Jaime Lloret


188 pages | 66 B/W Illus.

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This book provides a model for the creation of sustainable and healthy cities in the Mediterranean region. It uses the coastal city of L’Alfàs del Pi in Spain as an example for designing renewable and innovative urban models that offer high standards of living, wellbeing and eco-friendly advantages. Quantitative and qualitative analyses are presented by scholars in a wide variety of fields to provide a thorough understanding of the social, cultural, economic, political, physical, environmental and public health influences, through the case study of L'Alfàs del Pi. L’Alfàs del Pi has a geographically unique population made of a mixture of local inhabitants and Northern European residents attracted by the weather conditions and the sea. The chapters in this book explore a series of innovative proposals for addressing concerns in the area, including historic preservation, sustainable transportation, promoting health and physical activity and water conservation. The methodology establishes a strategic approach that serves as a useful reference point for coastal cities, particularly in Mediterranean countries, in the creation of sustainable and healthy cities.

This book will appeal to researchers across the disciplines of tourism, planning, health geography, architecture and urban studies.

Table of Contents

Preface: Health, wellness and sustainability, from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean Daniel M. Taboada Espiniella

Prologue Benjamín Oltra

1. Research on Mediterranean Cities: a short introduction of the interdisciplinary perspectives Antonio Jiménez-Delgado

2. Analysis and definition of the social, cultural and economic structure and dynamics Pablo de-Gracia-Soriano, Diana Jareño-Ruiz, María Jiménez-Delgado

3. Exchange and hybridization between disciplines in research and projection of healthy territories in the European Mediterranean basin Carlos Arturo Puente Burgos, María Jiménez-Delgado, Diana Jareño-Ruiz

4. Preservation of tangible and intangible heritage in Mediterranean cities: research tools and protection action Carlo Manfredi, Antonio Jiménez-Delgado, Francesco Carlo Toso

5. Smart urban development in the Mediterranean city: an assessment framework Raquel Pérez-delHoyo

6. Exploring the (re)construction of healthy destinations in the Mediterranean Carlos Arturo Puente Burgos, Rolando Enrique Peñaloza Quintero, Pablo de-Gracia-Soriano

7. Citizen participation in natural and sociocultural landscape: methodology and main results Diana Jareño-Ruiz, Pablo de-Gracia-Soriano, María Jiménez-Delgado

8. L’Alfàs del Pi: mental maps Pablo Vengoechea

9. Urban and interurban mobility, green corridor definitions and strategies of intervention Armando Ortuño Padilla, Jairo Casares Blanco

10. Preliminary assessment practices for the definition of tools and goals of landscape quality in Mediterranean settlements: L’Alfàs del Pi as a case study Francesco Carlo Toso

11. Domestic environment monitoring and its influence on quality of life Laura García, Jaime Lloret, Ángel T. Lloret, Sandra Sendra

12. Landmark preservation criteria and BIM methodology Giacomo Sorino, Antonio Jiménez-Delgado, Carlo Manfredi

13. The use of IoT and AI to achieve the water efficiency in urban environments Lorena Parra, Albert Rego, Joan Sepena, Jamie Lloret


About the Editors

Antonio Jiménez-Delgado is Professor in Architectural Constructions at the University of Alicante, Spain. He is Director of the AEDIFICATIO International Research Group (BUILDING. Technology, research and development).

Jaime Lloret is Associate Professor in the Department of Communications at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. He is also the Chair of the Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute (IGIC).

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography