Urban Cleaning Books

  • Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities : Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities 2010

    In our rapidly urbanizing global society, solid waste management will be a key challenge facing all the world's cities. Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities provides a fresh perspective and new data on one of the biggest issues in urban development.Using the framework of Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM), the report brings ...

  • Aquatic Habitats in Sustainable Urban Water Management

    Aquatic habitats supply a wide range of vital ecosystem benefits to cities and their inhabitants. The unsustainable use of aquatic habitats, including inadequate urban water management, however, tends to alter and reduce their biodiversity and thereby diminish their ability to provide clean water, protect us from waterborne diseases and ...

  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: An Environmental Review

    This report aims to analyze the projects implemented by the city of Beijing to incorporate environmental sustainability into the 2008 Olympic Games and fulfil the environmental commitments made during the candidature phase. Beijing set ambitious environmental goals to show the world its commitment to sustainable development. The project areas ...

  • Meeting Development Goals in Small Urban Centres Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities 2006

    This is the second UN-HABITAT global report on Water and Sanitation in the World´s Cities. This publication looks at small urban centres which tend to be overlooked, however they are the first tier markets and service providers for rural enterprise and development. Attaining the MDGs overall will depend to a large extent on how we can strengthen ...

  • Rural-Urban Transformations: Environment & Urbanization 15.1

    This issue describes the multiple linkages between rural and urban areas, with papers drawn from 13 nations. A large and growing proportion of rural households have urban components to their livelihoods, while most rural households rely on urban areas for access to markets and services. Many urban households have rural components to their ...

  • Sustainable Cities Revisited II : Environment and Urbanization 11.2

    Peru, South Africa, Colombia, Uganda, Cuba, Nigeria, Ecuador, India, Turkey This includes papers on~- Community-level local agenda 21s in Manizales and in Lima.~Land invasion and model house building in Cape Town.~-Information and participation within environmental management.~Addressing children’s needs in urban areas.~Sustainable ...

  • Sustainable Cities Revisited : Environment and Urbanization 10.2

    Includes: ~case studies of innovative local agenda 21s in Manizales (Colombia) and Chimbote (Peru) and of a Peru-wide programme to support local agenda 21s in many Peruvian cities ~A review of 'localizing agenda 21' programmes in Nakuru (Kenya), Essaouira (Morocco) and Vinh City (Vietnam). ~Measures to avoid anti-poor solutions to Mumbai's ...

  • Smart Growth and the Clean Water Act Report

    Land uses directly and indirectly affect the quality of our nation's waters. Various patterns of urban, suburban, exurban, and rural development can contribute either to improving water quality or to impairing it. At the same time, state and federal programs directed at controlling water pollution can influence development. The relationship ...

  • Urban Ecology

    Nearly thirty years after creation of the most advanced and expensive hazardous waste cleanup infrastructure in the world, Reclaiming the Land provides a much-needed lens through which the Superfund program should be assessed and reshaped. Focusing on the lessons of adaptive management, it explores new concepts and tools for the cleanup and reuse ...

  • Scientific and Technological Achievements Related to the Development of European Cities

    What will the city of the future look like? Advanced research and international cooperation, as presented here, have analyzed the problems (urban air and water pollution, waste treatment, illumination) and are offering new ways to solve them. The city in general can be considered on the basis of two models - Sociopolis vs. Technopolis - and ...

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