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Decarbonising Cities

Mainstreaming Low Carbon Urban Development

  • Vanessa Rauland
  • Peter Newman

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman
    Pages 1-11
  3. Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman
    Pages 13-18
  4. Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman
    Pages 19-35
  5. Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman
    Pages 37-55
  6. Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman
    Pages 57-64
  7. Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman
    Pages 65-94
  8. Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman
    Pages 95-115
  9. Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman
    Pages 117-130
  10. Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman
    Pages 131-148
  11. Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman
    Pages 149-159
  12. Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman
    Pages 161-178
  13. Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman
    Pages 179-203
  14. Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman
    Pages 205-233
  15. Vanessa Rauland, Peter Newman
    Pages 235-241
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 243-266

About this book

Introduction

This book sets out some positive directions to move forward including government policy and regulatory options, an innovative GRID (Greening, Regenerative, Improvement Districts) scheme that can assist with funding and management, and the first steps towards an innovative carbon credit scheme for the built environment.

Decarbonising cities is a global agenda with huge significance for the future of urban civilisation. Global demonstrations have shown that technology and design issues are largely solved. However, the mainstreaming of low carbon urban development, particularly at the precinct scale, currently lacks sufficient: standards for measuring carbon covering operational, embodied and transport emissions; assessment and decision-making tools to assist in design options; certifying processes for carbon neutrality within the built environment; and accreditation processes for enabling carbon credits to be generated from precinct-wide urban development.

Numerous barriers are currently hindering greater adoption of high performance, low carbon developments, many of which relate to implementation and governance. How to enable and manage precinct-scale renewables and other low carbon technologies within an urban setting is a particular challenge.

Keywords

Carbon Certification and Carbon Credits Carbon Neutral Policy Decarbonising Cities Low Carbon Cities Precint-Scale Green Infrastructure Social and Political Barriers Sustainable Urban Development Urban Environomental Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Vanessa Rauland
    • 1
  • Peter Newman
    • 2
  1. 1.Curtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Sustainability Policy InstituteCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15506-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15505-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15506-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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