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Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050 : A Foresight Approach to Construction and

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"The scale and breadth in achieving sustainable cities by the middle of this century is huge and will require massive change in the attitude and practice of the construction industry and its professions. Tim Dixon and his co-authors bring together current thinking across a range of issues relating to what our future cities may look like and what industry is needed to achieve the transition. Some thirty or so contributors deal with the themes of sustainability in the built environment, the changing industry, future viewpoints, and transformative technologies and innovation. In dealing with the uncertainties of the future, this thought-provoking book may also help us address the increasing uncertainties of the present. Thoroughly recommended!"

Professor Phil Jones, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

"There are few topics more important today than the sustainable future of the built environment. Urban development over the coming 30 years will be providing living space for a further 3 billion urban dwellers. It is happening when the challenges of climate change and resource scarcity will be providing severe tests for humanity. We have now the opportunity to future-proof these new developments. This book brings together essays by key players in the field, and will be very widely read and used"

Sir David King, The Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change and Chairman of the Board of Future Cities Catapult (2013 - 2017), Partner, SYSTEMIC (from 2017) Brings together leading thinking on issues of new professional practice and on the future of a sustainable built environment

This book focuses on both construction and development issues, and examines how we can transition to a sustainable future by the year 2050---bringing together leading research and practice at building, neighbourhood, and city levels. It deftly analyses how emerging socio-economic, technological, and environmental trends will influence the built environment of the future. The book covers a broad spectrum of interests across the scales of buildings, communities and cities, including how professional practice will need to adapt to these trends. The broader context is provided by an analysis of emergent business models and the changing requirements for expert advice from clients

Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050: A Foresight Approach to Construction and Development features chapters covering: data and trends, including historical data in UK and international case studies; policies and practice related to the field; current state of scientific understanding; key challenges; key technological advances (including disruptive and systemic technological innovations); change issues and critical uncertainties; and future visions

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Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment to 2050: A Foresight Approach to Construction and Development is an important book for postgraduate students and
Number of Pages: 424
Genre: Business + Money Management
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Tim Dixon & John Connaughton & Stuart Green
Language: English
Street Date: February 20, 2018
TCIN: 53451582
UPC: 9781119063810
Item Number (DPCI): 248-69-5148
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