Water and Urban Development Paradigms

Water is a strategic and shrinking resource. It is probably the world's most valuable resource and clean water has even been touted as the 'next oil'. Control of water - from access to management - has always been a

Water and Urban Development Paradigms

Communication across and integration of disciplines in the urban-water sector seems today more imperative than ever before. Water is a strategic and shrinking resource. It is probably the world's most valuable resource and clean water has even been touted as the 'next oil'. Control of water - from access to management - has always been a

New Development Paradigms and Challenges for Western and Central India

of water supply and drainage systems within their townships or localities , for instance , in Rourkela and Bhillai . 5. ... Along with the local bodies , in some states , the Urban Development Authorities also invest in water supply and ...

New Development Paradigms and Challenges for Western and Central India

Papers presented at the National Seminar on New Developmental Paradigms and Challenges in Western and Central India, held at Ahmedabad in 2003.

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design

ability as medium of synthesis making to integrate new soft engineering approaches in the planning and development ... In: Feyen J, Shannon K, Neville M (eds) Water and urban development paradigms: towards an integration of engineering ...

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design

The contributors to this volume propose strategies of urgent and vital importance that aim to make today’s urban environments more resilient. Resilience, the ability of complex systems to adapt to changing conditions, is a key frontier in ecological research and is especially relevant in creative urban design, as urban areas exemplify complex systems. With something approaching half of the world’s population now residing in coastal urban zones, many of which are vulnerable both to floods originating inland and rising sea levels, making urban areas more robust in the face of environmental threats must be a policy ambition of the highest priority. The complexity of urban areas results from their spatial heterogeneity, their intertwined material and energy fluxes, and the integration of social and natural processes. All of these features can be altered by intentional planning and design. The complex, integrated suite of urban structures and processes together affect the adaptive resilience of urban systems, but also presupposes that planners can intervene in positive ways. As examples accumulate of linkage between sustainability and building/landscape design, such as the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park and Toronto’s Lower Don River area, this book unites the ideas, data, and insights of ecologists and related scientists with those of urban designers. It aims to integrate a formerly atomized dialog to help both disciplines promote urban resilience.

Urban Water Sustainability

Slum Networking – A Paradigm Shift to Transcend Poverty with Water, Environmental Sanitation and Hidden Resources, in: Water and Urban Development Paradigms: Towards an Integration of Engineering, Design and Management Approaches.

Urban Water Sustainability

The provision of a safe and reliable water supply is a major challenge for the world's growing urban populations. This book investigates the implications of different developments in water technology and infrastructure for urban sustainability and the relationship between cities and nature. The book begins by outlining five frameworks for analysing water technologies and systems - sustainable development, ecological modernisation, socio-technical systems, political ecology and radical ecology. It then analyses in detail what the sustainability implications are of different technical developments in water systems, specifically: demand management, sanitation, urban drainage, water reuse and desalination. The main purpose of the book is to draw out the social, political and ethical implications of technical changes that are occurring in urban water systems around the world, with positive and negative impacts on sustainability. Distinguished from existing social science analysis due to its attention to the engineering details of the technology, this book will be of use to a wide audience, including students on water management courses, engineering students and researchers, urban geographers and planners interested in sustainability, infrastructure and critical ecology.

Urban Water Management for Future Cities

In: Feyen J, Shannon K, Neville M (eds) Water and urban development paradigms: towards an integration of engineering, design and management approaches. Taylor & Francis, London, pp 19–32 OECD (2012) Recommendations of the council on ...

Urban Water Management for Future Cities

This book features expert contributions on key sustainability aspects of urban water management in Chinese agglomerations. Both technical and institutional pathways to sustainable urban water management are developed on the basis of a broad, interdisciplinary problem analysis.

Companion to Urban Design

A ParadigmShift to Transcend Poverty with Water, Environmental Sanitation and Hidden Resources,” inFeyen, J., Shannon, K. and Neville, M. (Eds.) Water and Urban Development Paradigms: Towards an Integrationof Engineering, Design and ...

Companion to Urban Design

Today the practice of urban design has forged a distinctive identity with applications at many different scales – ranging from the block or street scale to the scale of metropolitan and regional landscapes. Urban design interfaces many aspects of contemporary public policy – multiculturalism, healthy cities, environmental justice, economic development, climate change, energy conservations, protection of natural environments, sustainable development, community liveability, and the like. The field now comprises a core body of knowledge that enfolds a right history of ideas, paradigms, principles, tools, research and applications, enriched by electric influences from the humanities, and social and natural sciences. Companion to Urban Design includes more than fifty original contributions from internationally recognized authorities in the field. These contributions address the following questions: What are the important ideas that have shaped the field and the current practice of urban design? What are the major methods and processes that have influenced the practice of urban design at various scales? What are the current innovations relevant to the pedagogy of urban design? What are the lingering debates, conflicts ad contradictions in the theory and practice of urban design? How could urban design respond to the contemporary challenges of climate change, sustainability, active living initiatives, globalization, and the like? What are the significant disciplinary influences on the theory, research and practice of urban design in recent times? There has never before been a more authoritative and comprehensive companion that includes core, foundational and pioneering ideas and concepts of urban design. This book serves as an invaluable guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students, future professionals, and practitioners interested in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning, but also in urban studies, urban affairs, geography, and related fields.

Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage

Cambridge Scholars Publishing Feyen Jetal (2008) Water and urban development paradigms: towards an integration of engineering, design and management approaches. CRC Press Hein C (2011) Port cities: dynamic landscape and global networks.

Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage


Sustainable Drainage Systems

Water Sci. Technol. 2009, 60, 673–682. Wong, T.H.F. Water sensitive urban design-the journey thus far. Aust. ... In Water and Urban Development Paradigms: Towards An Integration of Engineering, Design and Management Approaches; ...

Sustainable Drainage Systems

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Sustainable Drainage Systems" that was published in Water

Saving Lakes

Gunawardhana, M.R., Gunasekara, P.E., Sanjeewani, H.L.G. et al. (2009). 'Changing water consumption pattern ofBeiraLakeanditseffectstothec ityi mage',in Feyen,J.,Shannon, K. and Neville, M. (eds), Water and Urban Development Paradigms, ...

Saving Lakes

'Cities are not just brick and mortar; they represent the dreams, aspirations, and hopes of societies.' UN Habitat (2008) Urban lakes are part of many of the cities we live in. They are often intricately bound with the city's social fabric, valued for direct utility purposes such as drinking water provision, or for their aesthetic, historical, cultural, and religious significance. However, oftentimes in spite of their unique spatial, socio-cultural, and economic value and 'relationship' with the city, urban lakes end up as receptacles for waste, or are infilled for development. This book traces the socio-cultural and technological dimensions at play for the protection and remediation of a tropical urban lake, and how these dimensions guide the design of need-based solutions. It explores design requirements based on the need for sensitivity to religious and cultural norms, social values and aesthetic requirements. First-hand experiences of the writers in planning and executing an urban lake remediation project in a fast-growing city and a UNESCO heritage site, are drawn as practical examples. The lessons learnt can find application in other lakes of cultural significance in tropical regions.

Transforming Urban Waterfronts

In Water and urban development paradigms: Towards an integration of engineering, design and management, eds. J. Feyen and K. Shannon. London: Taylor and Francis. Oldani, Norberto O. 1994. General considerations on productivity of fish ...

Transforming Urban Waterfronts

In port cities around the world, waterfront development projects have been hailed both as spaces of promise and as crucial territorial wedges in twenty-first century competitive growth strategies. Frequently, these mega-projects have been intended to transform derelict docklands into communities of hope with sustainable urban economies—economies intended to both compete in and support globally-networked hierarchies of cities. This collection engages with major theoretical debates and empirical findings on the ways waterfronts transform and have been transformed in port-cities in North and South America, Europe, the Caribbean. It is organized around the themes of fixities (built environments, institutional and regulatory structures, and cultural practices) and flows (information, labor, capital, energy, and knowledge), which are key categories for understanding processes of change. By focusing on these fixities and flows, the contributors to this volume develop new insights for understanding both historical and current cases of change on urban waterfronts, those special areas of cities where land and water meet. As such, it will be a valuable resource for teaching faculty, students, and any audience interested in a broad scope of issues within the field of urban studies.

Sponge Cities Emerging Approaches Challenges and Opportunities

[CrossRef] Shannon, K. Water urbanism: Hydrological infrastructure as an urban frame in Vietnam. In Water and Urban Development Paradigms; CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, USA, 2008; pp. 73–84.

Sponge Cities  Emerging Approaches  Challenges and Opportunities

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Sponge Cities: Emerging Approaches, Challenges and Opportunities" that was published in Water

Urban Transformations

Monopolkommission, Bonn Novotny V (2008) Sustainable urban water management. In: Feyen J, Shannon K, Neville M (eds) Water and urban development paradigms: towards an integration of engineering, design and management approaches.

Urban Transformations

The book addresses urban transformations towards sustainability in light of challenges of global urbanization processes and the consequences of global environmental change. The aim is to show that urban transformations only succeed if both innovative scientific solutions and practice-oriented governance approaches are developed. This assumption is addressed by providing theoretical insights and empirical evidence pointing particularly at 3 concepts or qualities which are determined here as being central for achieving urban sustainability: resource efficiency, quality of life and resilience. Urban case studies from several international research projects illustrate our conceptual approach of urban transformations towards sustainable development. Thus, the book reaches far beyond a mere additive description of single case studies. It incorporates the results of condensed synthesis, resulting from comparisons and evaluations. It provides, based on cross-cutting reflection of single cases and different scales and methods of analysis, general and transferable findings. They do not only consider the scientific sphere but deliberately go beyond it discussing transferability of knowledge into practice, governance options and the feasibility of policy strategies in order to pave the way for sustainable urban transformations to happen today and in the future.

Assessing Global Water Megatrends

In: Feyen J, Shannon K, Neville M (eds) Water and urban development paradigms. pp 557–565 Butterworth J, McIntyre P, da Silva Wells C (eds) (2011) SWITCH in the city: putting urban water management to the test. IRC International Water ...

Assessing Global Water Megatrends

This book highlights what are likely to be the future megatrends in the water sector and why and how they should be incorporated to improve water governance in the coming decades. In this first ever book on megatrends for the water sector, 22 leading world experts from different disciplines representing academia, business, government, national and international organisations discuss what the major megatrends of the future are and how they will radically change water governance in the coming decades.

Utility Benchmarking and Regulation in Developing Countries

Development and Regulatory Challenges in Water Services to the Urban Poor: Examples from Uganda and Tanzania. In: Water and Urban Development Paradigms, J. Feyen, K. Shannon and M. Neville (eds.), Taylor and Francis Group, London, UK, ...

Utility Benchmarking and Regulation in Developing Countries

Utility Benchmarking and Regulation in Developing Countries is a handbook for utility monitors or regulators whose primary duty is to oversee performance management.

Impacts of Climate Change on Rainfall Extremes and Urban Drainage Systems

Estimation of urban design storms in consideration of GCM-based climate change scenarios. Proceedings International Conference on 'Water & Urban Development Paradigms: Towards an integration of engineering, design and management ...

Impacts of Climate Change on Rainfall Extremes and Urban Drainage Systems

Impacts of Climate Change on Rainfall Extremes and Urban Drainage Systems provides a state-of-the-art overview of existing methodologies and relevant results related to the assessment of the climate change impacts on urban rainfall extremes as well as on urban hydrology and hydraulics.

Urban Sustainability and River Restoration

The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well Being: Shaping a sustainable and healthy future. Routledge. ... Water and Urban Development Paradigms: Towards an Integration of Engineering, Design and Management Approaches.

Urban Sustainability and River Restoration

Urban Sustainability and River Restoration: Green and Blue Infrastructure considers the integration of green and blue infrastructure in cities as a strategy useful for acting on causes and effects of environmental and ecological issues. River restoration projects are unique opportunities for sustainable development and smart growth of communities, providing multiple environmental, economic, and social benefits.This book analyzes initiatives and actions carried out and developed to improve environmental conditions in cities and better understand the environmental impact of (and in) dense urban areas in the United States and in Europe.

Water Centric Sustainable Communities

Planning, Retrofitting, and Building the Next Urban Environment Vladimir Novotny, Jack Ahern, Paul Brown ... Hoboken,NJ Novotny,V.(2008) “Sustainable urban water management,” in Water & Urban Development Paradigms (J. Feyen, K. Shannon, ...

Water Centric Sustainable Communities

The current literature compartmentalizes the complex issue of water and wastewater into its discrete components; technology, planning, policy, construction, economics, etc. Considered from the perspective of sustainability, however, water in the urban environment must be approached as a single resource that can be continuously reused and recycled. This book will be the first to capture all of the current work on this idea in a single, integrated, plan for designing the water-centric cities of the future. From new construction to the retrofitting of existing systems, this book presents the case for a new urban relationship to water, one with a more sustainable connection to the environment and the hydrological cycle. Through case studies of successfully planned and built systems around the world, the book will educate the reader about the need for a new approach to urban water management, and make the case that these changes are not only possible but imperative.

Greening Cities

In Feyen J, Shannon K, Neville M (eds) Water and urban development paradigms. Towards an integration of engineering, design and management approaches. CRC Press, London p 105–113 Stevens Q (2009) Artificial waterfronts. Urban Design Int ...

Greening Cities

This book offers an overview of recent scientific and professional literature on urban greening and urban ecology, focusing on diverse disciplines such as landscape architecture, geography, urban ecology, urban climatology, biodiversity conservation, urban governance, architecture and urban hydrology. It includes contributions in which academics, public policy experts and practitioners share their considerable knowledge on the multi-faceted aspects of greening cities. The greening of cities has witnessed a global resurgence over the past two decades and has made a significant contribution to urban liveability and sustainability, as well as increasing resilience. As urban greening efforts continue to expand, it is useful to promote recent advances in our understanding of various aspects of planning, design and management of urban greenery, but at the same time, it is also important to realize that there are important gaps in our knowledge and that further research is needed. The book is organized in three main parts: concepts, functions and forms of urban greening. The first part examines the historical roots of greening cities and how the burgeoning field of urban ecology can contribute useful principles and strategies to guide the planning, design and management of urban greening. The second part shifts the focus to the diverse range of services – the functions – provided by urban greening, such as those related to urban climate, urban biodiversity, human health, and community building. The final part explores conventional, often neglected, but important forms of urban greenery such as urban woodlands and urban farms, as well as relatively recent forms of urban greenery like those integrated with buildings and waterways. It offers a ready reference resource for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to grasp the critical issues and trigger further studies and applications in the quest for high-performance green cities.

Advances in Spatial Planning

In: Water & Urban Development Paradigms - Towards an integration of engineering, design and management approaches, J Feyen, K. Shannon & M Neville (eds.), pp. 217-225, CRC Press, ISBN 978-0-415-48334-6, Balkema, NL Font, N. & Subirats, ...

Advances in Spatial Planning

Spatial planning is a significant part of geosciences that is developing very rapidly. Many new methods and modeling techniques like GIS (Geographical Information Systems), GPS (Global Positioning Systems) or remote sensing techniques have been developed and applied in various aspects of spatial planning. The chapters collected in this book present an excellent profile of the current state of theories, data, analysis methods and modeling techniques used in several case studies. The book is divided into three main parts (Theoretical aspects of spatial planning, Quantitative and computer spatial planning methods and Practical applications of spatial planning) that cover the latest advances in urban, city and spatial planning. The book also shows different aspects of spatial planning and different approaches to case studies in several countries.

Water for the Americas

414–33. London:IWA Publishing. —— (2009) “Risks and Integrated Management of the Urban Water Cycle in Megacities ofthe Developing World:Mexico City.” InJ. Feyen,K.Shannon, and M. Neville (eds), Water and Urban Development Paradigms, pp.

Water for the Americas

The chapters in this volume are peer reviewed editions of the papers presented at the 7th meeting of the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 15-17, 2010. The theme for Forum VII was Water for the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities. This Forum was unique in examining the water problems of the Americas and identifying water management experience gleaned in other parts of the world that might be useful in addressing the problems of the Americas. The sessions illustrated how the water problems of the Americas are common problems, differing only in degree from basin to basin. There was unanimity among the participants about the need for all inhabitants of the Americas to work together to ensure that everyone has access to adequate quantities of healthy water supplies and to appropriate sanitation services. This volume’s approach is to identify different responses and policies that address common issues and learn from contrasts and experiences. The value and potential that this approach affords is that it provides critical judgments about what has worked well and what needs to be done to gain a better future for the Americas’ water resources and society. Some issues covered in the volume are so pressing and urgent, chief among them is serving the unserved, that any delays putting out new facilities in many a rural areas of Central America may cost lives and reduce the outlook for children. Additionally, the volume makes clear that the outlook for the poorest and the future of hundreds of growing cities are threatened by climate change. This book looks into the future by analyzing present and relevant data and gains insight from the different developmental stages of the hemisphere.