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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Housing Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Oscar E. Bellini, Andrea Campioli, Claudio Del Pero, Cinzia Talamo, Nazly Atta, Anna Dalla Valle
      Pages 3-12 Open Access
    3. Massimo Ferrari, Claudia Tinazzi, Annalucia D’Erchia
      Pages 13-22 Open Access
  3. Energy and Built Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-36
    2. Niccolò Aste, Federico M. Butera, Rajendra Singh Adhikari, Fabrizio Leonforte
      Pages 37-46 Open Access
    3. Niccolò Aste, Rajendra Singh Adhikari, Claudio Del Pero, Fabrizio Leonforte
      Pages 47-57 Open Access
    4. Claudio Del Pero, Maddalena Buffoli, Luigi Piegari, Marta Dell’Ovo, Maria P. Vettori
      Pages 59-68 Open Access
  4. Recycling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-70
    2. Graziano Salvalai, Marco Imperadori, Marta M. Sesana, Gianluca Crippa
      Pages 71-83 Open Access
    3. Claudio Del Pero, Niccolò Aste, Paola Caputo, Francesca Villa, Mario Grosso
      Pages 85-95 Open Access
  5. Environment and Emergency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Marco Imperadori, Graziano Salvalai, Marta M. Sesana, Serena Rosa, Consuelo Montanelli
      Pages 99-110 Open Access
    3. Alessandra Zanelli, Andrea Campioli, Carol Monticelli, Salvatore Viscuso, Gianluca Giabardo
      Pages 111-122 Open Access
  6. Past, Present and Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-136
    2. Luca Perfetti, Francesco Fassi, Corinna Rossi
      Pages 137-148 Open Access
    3. Corinna Rossi, Cristiana Achille, Francesco Fassi, Francesca Lori, Fabrizio Rechichi, Fausta Fiorillo
      Pages 149-157 Open Access
    4. Michele Caja, Martina Landsberger, Cecilia Fumagalli
      Pages 159-167 Open Access

About this book

Introduction

This open access book explores key issues and presents recent case studies in areas of importance for the transition to a circular model of development in emerging African countries that will minimize resource consumption and waste production. The topics covered include the development of sustainable housing models, energy and environmental issues in building design and technical systems, recycling for a sustainable future, models for humanitarian emergencies, and low-cost and web-based digital tools with applications in architecture and archaeology. 

The aim is to contribute to a necessary paradigm shift with respect to urban planning and usage of territories, moving from a linear urban metabolism based on the “take, make, dispose” approach to a circular metabolism. Such a change requires a focus on the relationship between the architectural, urban, and physical aspects of new developments, climate, and energy demand, as well as the identification and integration of strategies and infrastructures to achieve a high level of efficiency and self-sufficiency. The book will appeal to all with an interest in sustainable development in the African context.

Keywords

Housing models Business ecosystem design Sustainable building design Heritage building Emergency shelters Recycling initiatives Sustainable waste management Digital tools for achaeology Circular model of development Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Niccolò Aste
    • 1
  • Stefano Della Torre
    • 2
  • Cinzia Talamo
    • 3
  • Rajendra Singh Adhikari
    • 4
  • Corinna Rossi
    • 5
  1. 1.Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering—ABC DepartmentPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering—ABC DepartmentPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering—ABC DepartmentPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  4. 4.Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering—ABC DepartmentPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  5. 5.Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering—ABC DepartmentPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33323-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33322-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33323-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7300
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7319
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