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Blue and Green Cities

The Role of Blue-Green Infrastructure in Managing Urban Water Resources

Authors: Brears, Robert C.

  • Explores the need for alternatives to grey, “build-bigger-pipes” water management strategies
  • Considers the role of blue-green infrastructure in managing water resources in an increasingly urbanised world
  • Illustrates how different cities have implemented green and blue infrastructure policies 
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59258-3
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  • Due: 30 mars 2019
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About this book

This book offers new research on urban policy innovations that promote the application of blue-green infrastructure in managing water resources sustainably. The author argues that urban water managers have traditionally relied on grey infrastructural solutions to mitigate risks with numerous economic and environmental consequences. Brears explores the role urban water managers have in implementing blue-green infrastructure to reduce ecological damage and mitigate risk. The case studies in this book illustrate how cities, of differing climates, lifestyles and income-levels, have implemented policy innovations that promote the application of blue-green infrastructure in managing water, wastewater and stormwater sustainably to reduce environmental degradation and enhance resilience to climate change. This new research on urban policy innovations that promote the application of blue-green infrastructure in managing water resources sustainably will be of interest to those working on water conservation and policy.

About the authors

Robert C. Brears is the founder of Mitidaption, Mark and Focus, and is Director on the International Board of the Indo Global Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture. He is the author of Urban Water Security (2016).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • From Traditional Grey Infrastructure to Blue-Green Infrastructure

    Pages 1-41

    Brears, Robert C.

  • Blue-Green Infrastructure in Managing Urban Water Resources

    Pages 43-61

    Brears, Robert C.

  • Adaptive Management and Blue-Green Infrastructure

    Pages 63-98

    Brears, Robert C.

  • Copenhagen Becoming a Blue-Green City

    Pages 99-126

    Brears, Robert C.

  • New York City Becoming a Blue-Green City

    Pages 127-152

    Brears, Robert C.

Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59258-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 94,94 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59257-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 94,94 €
price for France (gross)
  • Due: 30 mars 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95918-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Blue and Green Cities
Book Subtitle
The Role of Blue-Green Infrastructure in Managing Urban Water Resources
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59258-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59258-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59257-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95918-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 318
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
Topics