9780262043441-0262043440-Urban Engineering for Sustainability (The MIT Press)

Urban Engineering for Sustainability (The MIT Press)

ISBN-13: 9780262043441
ISBN-10: 0262043440
Author: Derrible, Sybil
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: The MIT Press
Format: Hardcover 656 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780262043441
ISBN-10: 0262043440
Author: Derrible, Sybil
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: The MIT Press
Format: Hardcover 656 pages

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Acknowledged authors Derrible, Sybil wrote Urban Engineering for Sustainability (The MIT Press) comprising 656 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0262043440 and 9780262043441. Since then Urban Engineering for Sustainability (The MIT Press) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A textbook that introduces integrated, sustainable design of urban infrastructures, drawing on civil engineering, environmental engineering, urban planning, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science.

This textbook introduces urban infrastructure from an engineering perspective, with an emphasis on sustainability. Bringing together both fundamental principles and practical knowledge from civil engineering, environmental engineering, urban planning, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science, the book transcends disciplinary boundaries by viewing urban infrastructures as integrated networks.

The text devotes a chapter to each of five engineering systems―electricity, water, transportation, buildings, and solid waste―covering such topics as fundamentals, demand, management, technology, and analytical models. Other chapters present a formal definition of sustainability; discuss population forecasting techniques; offer a history of urban planning, from the Neolithic era to Kevin Lynch and Jane Jacobs; define and discuss urban metabolism and infrastructure integration, reviewing system interdependencies; and describe approaches to urban design that draw on complexity theory, algorithmic models, and machine learning. Throughout, a hypothetical city state, Civitas, is used to explain and illustrate the concepts covered. Each chapter includes working examples and problem sets. An appendix offers tables, diagrams, and conversion factors. The book can be used in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in civil engineering and as a reference for practitioners. It can also be helpful in preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exams.

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