This book analyzes the relationship between large-scale industrial activity and the carbon footprint, and provides a theoretical framework and tools to calculate the carbon footprint of industrial activities at every stage of their life cycles, including urban-planning master plans, recycling activities, project and building stages as well as managing and manufacturing. Discussing the main preventative and corrective measures that can be utilized, it includes case studies, reports on technological developments and examples of successful policies to provide inspiration to readers. This book collects the contributions of authors from four continents, in order to analyze from as many as possible points of view and using many different approaches, the problem of sustainability in today's globalized world.
This book analyzes the relationship between urban
development, greenhouse gases and the carbon footprint, and presents the main
preventive measures that can be implemented at the design stage. Readers are
provided with the knowledge needed to devise a strategy for calculating the
carbon footprint of urban planning instruments, as well as a framework for
integrating sustainability into the planning phase. Highlighting the importance
of preventive and corrective measures, the book includes practical suggestions
on how to meet sustainability requirements in urban planning designs, exploring
undeveloped land reserves, urban-project design and infrastructure design, and
offers a springboard for further research.