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Title Decarbonising the built environment : charting the transition / edited by Peter Newton, Deo Prasad, Alistair Sproul, Stephen White
Imprint Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript 1 online resource (xxxii, 555 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note This book focuses on the challenge that Australia faces in transitioning to renewable energy and regenerating its cities via a transformation of its built environment. Both are necessary conditions for low carbon living in the 21st century. This is a global challenge represented by the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and the IPCC's Climate Change program and its focus on mitigation and adaptation. All nations must make significant contributions to this transformation. This book highlights the new knowledge and innovation that has emerged from research projects undertaken in the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living between 2012 and 2019 - an initiative of the Australian Government's Department of Industry, Science and Technology that is tasked with responding to the UN challenges. Four principal transition pathways were central to the CRC and provide the thematic structure to this volume. They focus on technology, buildings, precinct and city design, and human behaviour - and their interactions
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Subject Sustainable urban development -- Australia
Carbon dioxide mitigation -- Australia
Carbon offsetting -- Australia
Cities and towns -- Growth -- Environmental aspects -- Australia
Urban Geography / Urbanism (inc. megacities, cities, towns)
Urban Studies/Sociology
Sustainable Development
Alt Author Newton, Peter, editor
Prasad, Deo, editor
Sproul, Alistair, editor
White, Stephen, editor
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