Smart futures, challenges of urbanisation, and social sustainability

M. Dastbaz (Editor), W. Naudé (Editor), J. Manoochehri (Editor)

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This book tackles the challenges posed by accelerating urbanization, and demystifies Social Sustainability, the least understood of all the different areas of sustainable development. The volume's twin focus on these profoundly intertwined topics creates a nuanced and vitally important resource. Large migrations from rural areas to cities without appropriate planning and infrastructure improvements, including housing, education and health care optimization, have created significant challenges across the globe. The authors suggest technology-rich strategies to meet these challenges by careful application of data on population growth and movement to the planning, design, and construction of operational infrastructures that can sustainably support our increasingly rapid population growth.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages283
ISBN (Electronic)9783319745480
ISBN (Print)9783319745497
Publication statusPublished - 2018

JEL classifications

  • o18 - "Economic Development: Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure"


  • sustainable urban planning
  • green urban planning
  • smart cities
  • high performance cities
  • sustainable urban design
  • green transport
  • sustainable urban infrastructure
  • prefabricated cities
  • managing urbanization
  • city planning

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