Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation, and Social Sustainability

  • Mohammad Dastbaz
  • Wim Naudé
  • Jamileh Manoochehri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Urbanisations and Social Sustainability

  3. Case Studies

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 277-283

About this book


This book tackles the challenges posed by accelerating urbanization, and demystifies Social Sustainability, the least understood of all the different areas of sustainable development. The volume’s twin focus on these profoundly intertwined topics creates a nuanced and vitally important resource. Large migrations from rural areas to cities without appropriate planning and infrastructure improvements, including housing, education and health care optimization, have created significant challenges across the globe. The authors suggest technology-rich strategies to meet these challenges by careful application of data on population growth and movement to the planning, design, and construction of operational infrastructures that can sustainably support our increasingly rapid population growth.


sustainable urban planning green urban planning smart cities high performance cities sustainable urban design green transport sustainable urban infrastructure prefabricated cities managing urbanization city planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Dastbaz
    • 1
  • Wim Naudé
    • 2
  • Jamileh Manoochehri
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SuffolkIpswichUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Maastricht School of Management and Maastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Leicester School of ArchitectureDe Montfort University Leicester, School of ArchitectureLeicesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74548-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74549-7
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