Retrofitting Cities

Retrofitting cities is a deeply social and political concern. The contributions to this book have illustrated that the retrofitting of cities encompasses a wide range of perspectives, activities and social interests.

Retrofitting Cities

Developing an up-to-date critical framework for analysing urban retrofit, this is the first book to examine urban re-engineering for sustainability in a socio-technical context. Retrofitting Cities examines why retrofit is emerging as an important strategic issue for urban authorities and untangles the mix of economic, competitive, ecological and social drivers that influence any transition towards a more sustainable urban environment. Retrofitting Cities comparatively explores how urban scale retrofitting can be conceptualised as a socio-technical transition; to critically compare and contrast different national styles of response in cities of the north and global south; and, to develop new research and policy agendas on future development of progressive retrofitting. Bringing together a group of researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds that reflect the complexity of the research challenge, Retrofitting cities looks across different infrastructures and types of built environment, dealing with diverse urban contexts and examining formal as well as community responses. This is a uniquely practical book for urban planning and policy professionals as well as for researchers in urban studies and urban design.

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Retrofitting Cities
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Mike Hodson, Simon Marvin
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-14 - Publisher: CRC Press

Developing an up-to-date critical framework for analysing urban retrofit, this is the first book to examine urban re-engineering for sustainability in a socio-technical context. Retrofitting Cities examines why retrofit is emerging as an important strategic issue for urban authorities and untangles the mix of economic, competitive, ecological and social drivers
Retrofitting Cities for Tomorrow's World
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Malcolm Eames, Miriam Hunt, Simon Lannon
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-13 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

‘This book identifies the challenges, and illustrates innovative approaches to retrofitting in cities at all scales, from the house and the neighbourhood to the city level. It illustrates the imperative of ‘futures thinking’, of good leadership and governance, and is essential reading for all professionals and communities involved in planning,
Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Tim Dixon, Malcolm Eames, Miriam Hunt, Simon Lannon
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-21 - Publisher: Routledge

With a foreword from Paul King, Chief Executive, UK Green Building Council and Chairman, Zero Carbon Hub As concerns over climate change and resource constraints grow, many cities across the world are trying to achieve a low carbon transition. Although new zero carbon buildings are an important part of the
Retrofitting the City
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Stefan Bouzarovski
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-25 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Cities are responsible for three-quarters of the world s energy consumption. If we are to reduce our demands on the planet s resources how can we make our urban areas more energy efficient? One way is to refit existing buildings with more thermally efficient building materials. But such retrofitting involves
Smart Cities
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Germaine Halegoua
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-18 - Publisher: MIT Press

Key concepts, definitions, examples, and historical contexts for understanding smart cities, along with discussions of both drawbacks and benefits of this approach to urban problems. Over the past ten years, urban planners, technology companies, and governments have promoted smart cities with a somewhat utopian vision of urban life made knowable