Building Sustainable Cities of the Future

  • Justin Bishop

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Justin Bishop
    Pages 1-3
  3. Colin J. Axon, Simon H. Roberts
    Pages 5-27
  4. Anja Mizdrak, Adam John Ritchie
    Pages 99-115
  5. Laura Mazzeo, Nick James, Gary Young, Bee Farrell
    Pages 163-194

About this book


This book draws upon the expertise of academic researchers, urban planners and architects to explore the challenge of building the sustainable cities of the future. It addresses this challenge by considering current cities and those of the near future, and creates a picture of the sustainable city from the bottom up.

Individual chapters cover topics such as transport, energy supply, sustainable urbanism and and promoting social equality in large infrastructure projects. Real-world examples are presented to illustrate how systems thinking is used to integrate different components of a city so as to ensure that the whole is more sustainable than its parts.

Written in an accessible style, this book is intended for general readers as much as it is for students and researchers interested in sustainable cities and related topics. It is also ideal for urban planners seeking best-practice guidelines for sustainable urban development.


Architects sustainable cities Building Sustainable Cities of the Future Building Sustainable Cities of the Future Challenge Sustainable Cities of the Future Ecological Footprint sustainable cities Economy sustainable cities Energy sustainable cities Environment sustainable cities Fundamental Components of Cities Infrastructure sustainable cities Megacities Sustainable Sanitation sustainable cities Social equality sustainable cities Sustainability targets of cities Sustainable Cities of the Future Transport sustainable cities Urban planners sustainable cities Urbanisation sustainable cities Whole systems thinking cities Whole systems thinking sustainable cities

Editors and affiliations

  • Justin Bishop
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54456-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54458-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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