Building Sustainable Futures

Design and the Built Environment

  • Mohammad Dastbaz
  • Ian Strange
  • Stephen Selkowitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sustainable Construction and Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mohammad Dastbaz, Ian Strange
      Pages 3-13
    3. Christopher Gorse, Melanie Smith, David Glew, Felix Thomas, Dominic Miles Shenton, David Farmer
      Pages 15-34
    4. Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, David Glew, Fiona Fylan, Felix Thomas, Dominic Miles Shenton et al.
      Pages 35-61
    5. Farzad Khosrowshahi, Parisa Ghodous
      Pages 63-84
  3. Exemplars in Sustainable Design and Built Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Guy Nevill, Jo Wright
      Pages 117-156
    3. Conrad T. C. Wong, Albert T. P. So, Andrew Platten
      Pages 157-182
    4. Christopher Gorse, Felix Thomas, David Glew, Dominic Miles Shenton
      Pages 183-207
    5. Christopher Gorse, Matthew Brooke-Peat, James Parker, Felix Thomas
      Pages 209-226
  4. Sustainable Planning, Urbanism and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Lindsay Smales, Pam Warhurst
      Pages 229-245
    3. Alan Simson, Silvija Krajter Ostoić
      Pages 247-269
    4. Maria Theodorou, David Turnbull
      Pages 271-304
    5. Quintin Bradley, David Haigh
      Pages 305-323
    6. Jamileh Manoochehri
      Pages 325-347
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 349-351

About this book


·         Explains key topics related to sustainable development and futures

·         Clarifies the impact of emerging technologies on sustainable development

·         Provides strategic frameworks in critical areas such as sustainable design, construction, and urban planning

·         Includes case studies from key researchers and environmental agencies identifying pathways to sustainability

·         Highlights "Critical Success Factors" that can make or break a project



This book presents state-of-the-art research and case studies on new approaches to the design, construction and planning of our cities. Emphasis is placed on the role of alternative and renewable energy in the development of urban infrastructures that enable sustainable futures. Reflecting the multi-faceted efforts required to successfully meet sustainability challenges, this book is a collaboration between practitioners and academics across a broad spectrum of specializations. Compelling research findings are explained in the context of practical implementation, enhanced by case studies from industry leaders in order to create a pragmatic reference across policy areas where environmentally aware decision making is required.



Building Information Modelling (BIM) Green Building Green Design and Construction LEEDS Smart Cities Sustainable Construction Sustainable Development Sustainable Landscape Design Sustainable Urban Planning Urban Design

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Dastbaz
    • 1
  • Ian Strange
    • 2
  • Stephen Selkowitz
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Arts, Enviro & TechLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centre for Urban Dev & Environmental MgtLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Building Technology and Urban SystemsLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19347-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19348-9
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