Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization

Coordinator: Hossain Md. Faruque

Language: Anglais
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Populations are shifting from rural areas to growing cities, creating megacities in the process. Because so many people arrive in cities, more infrastructure must be built to absorb them. Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable cities. Chapter one briefly explains the role of national and local governments for the strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement for ensuring that the water, air, food, and products used by the community are safe for the public and the environment.

Written by an author who has lived and worked in Mega Cities such as Dhaka, Kolkata, Tokyo, Sydney, and New York City, Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization take an in-depth look at critical infrastructural systems charting the problems and providing possible solutions for systems such as: Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems. Chapters 11 through 13 address the new green technologies, practices, and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing. Case studies are presented in each chapter to further illustrate how these solutions are implemented in existing Megacities around the world.



  • Covers Infrastructural Systems such as: Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems
  • Scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable Megacities
  • Case studies are presented in each chapter to further illustrate how these solutions

Part One: Introduction 1. Building a Better Urban System

Part Two: Critical Infrastructure System 2. Introduction to Megacities 3. Water Delivery Systems 4. Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems 5. Power Systems 6. Sustainable Infrastructure System 7. Public Transport Systems 8. Flying Transportation Technology

Part Three: Environmental Pollution Controls 9. Air pollution 10. Water pollution

Part Four: Sustainable Buildings 11. Green Building Technology 12. Green Building Complexes 13. Green Building and Public Housing

Part Five: Conclusion 14. Sustainable Urbanization

Faruque Hossain has over twenty years industrial experience in sustainable design and construction development, and project management for New York city agencies including: New York City Department of Environmental Protection and New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at New York University, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering.