304 pages | 78 B/W Illus.
With a foreword from Paul King, Chief Executive, UK Green Building Council and Chairman, Zero Carbon Hub
As concerns over climate change and resource constraints grow, many cities across the world are trying to achieve a low carbon transition. Although new zero carbon buildings are an important part of the story, in existing cities the transformation of the current building stock and urban infrastructure must inevitably form the main focus for transitioning to a low carbon and sustainable future by 2050. Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability brings together interdisciplinary research contributions from leading international experts to focus on key issues such as systems innovation, financing tools, governance, energy, and water management. The chapters consider not only the knowledge and technical tools available, but looks forward to how they can be implemented in real cities by 2050.
"The book considers a wide range of topics in the context of sustainable urban transitions and brings multidisciplinary research results together. Focusing on buildings and infrastructure the book highlights new aspects of governance, green technologies, and modelling tools on energy consumption and financing." – Sebastian Fastenrath, University of Cologne
1. Introduction (Tim Dixon, Malcolm Eames, Simon Lannon) Part I: Setting the Scene for Urban Retrofit 2. Sustainable Urban Development to 2050: Complex Transitions in the Built Environment of Cities (Tim Dixon, Malcolm Eames) 3. Exploring the Use of Systems Dynamics in Sustainable Urban Retrofit Planning (Yangang Xing, Simon Lannon) 4. The Economics and Financing of City Scale Retrofits (Andy Gouldson, Niall Kerr, Corrado Topi, Ellie Dawkins, Johan Kuylenstierna, Phil Webber, Rory Sullivan) 5. Urban Governance, Planning, and Retrofit (Kate Theobald and Keith Shaw) 6. Locating Urban Retrofitting Across Three BRICS cities: Exploring the Retrofit Landscapes of Sao Paulo, Mumbai and Cape Town (Jonathan Silver) 7. Urban Design and the Retrofit Agenda (Georgia Butina Watson) Part II: Energy and Urban Retrofit 8. Energy Poverty and the Future of Urban Retrofit (Duncan McLaren) 9. The Smart Grid and the Interface Between Energy, ICT and the City: Retrofitting and Integrating Urban Infrastructures (Andrés Luque) 10. Retrofit 2050: Solar Energy (Stuart J. C. Irvine) 11. Pathways to Decarbonising Urban Systems (Matthew Leach, Sandip Deshmukh, Damiete Ogunkunle) Part III: Water, Waste and Urban Retrofit 12. Retrofitting Sustainable Integrated Water Management (David Butler, Sarah Bell and Sarah Ward) 13. Retrofitting Sustainable Integrated Water Management at Household, Building and Urban Scales (Sarah Bell, Sarah Ward, David Butler) 14. Retrofit 2050: Re-engineering the City for Sustainable Solid Waste Resource Management (G.V.R. Watson, W. Powrie) Part IV: Emerging Themes in Urban Retrofit 15. Conclusions: Financing, Managing and Visioning the Urban Retrofit Transition to 2050 (Malcolm Eames, Prof. Simon Lannon, Tim Dixon and Miriam Hunt)