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Innovative Models for Sustainable Development in Emerging African Countries

Innovative Models for Sustainable Development in Emerging African Countries

by Niccolò Aste, Stefano Della Torre, Cinzia Talamo, Rajendra Singh Adhikari, Corinna Rossi


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This free book explores key issues and presents recent case studies in areas of importance for the transition to a circular model of development in emerging African countries that will minimize resource consumption and waste production. The topics covered include the development of sustainable housing models, energy and environmental issues in building design and technical systems, recycling for a sustainable future, models for humanitarian emergencies, and low-cost and web-based digital tools with applications in architecture and archaeology.
The aim is to contribute to a necessary paradigm shift with respect to urban planning and usage of territories, moving from a linear urban metabolism based on the "take, make, dispose" approach to a circular metabolism. Such a change requires a focus on the relationship between the architectural, urban, and physical aspects of new developments, climate, and energy demand, as well as the identification and integration of strategies and infrastructures to achieve a high level of efficiency and self-sufficiency. The book will appeal to all with an interest in sustainable development in the African context.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Innovative Models for Sustainable Development in Emerging African Countries ebook for free in PDF format (7.4 MB).

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Book Details

Subject
Engineering and Technology
Publisher
Springer
Published
2020
Pages
173
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030333225
ISBN10
3030333221
ISBN13 Digital
9783030333232
ISBN10 Digital
303033323X
PDF Size
7.4 MB
License
CC BY

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