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Rethinking Sustainable Development: Urban Management, Engineering, and Design

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Rethinking Sustainable Development: Urban Management, Engineering, and Design considers the role of urban, regional and infrastructure planning in achieving sustainable urban and infrastructure development, providing insights into overcoming the consequences of unsustainable development. This companion volume to Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure: Technology, Planning and Management, overviews all aspects of sustainable urban and infrastructure development.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. Foreword
    1. TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE URBAN FUTURES: PLANNING, DESIGNING, ENGINEERING AND MANAGING
      1. Looking Back in Time
      2. Achieving Sustainable Urban and Infrastructure Development
      3. Sustainable Development: Social Perspective
      4. Sustainable Development: Barriers and Challenges
      5. Sustainable Development: Bridging the Sustainability-Knowledge Gap
      6. Sustainable Development: Final Thoughts
  4. Preface
    1. RETHINKING SUSTAINABILITY: SUSTAINABLE URBAN AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
      1. Introduction
      2. Content
        1. Section 1: Planning Sustainable Development: Sustainability of Urban Infrastructure
        2. Section 2: Designing Sustainable Development: Sustainable Urban Transportation Infrastructure
        3. Section 3: Engineering Sustainable Development: Safety and Integrity of Urban Infrastructure
        4. Section 4: Managing Sustainable Development: Project Management of Urban Infrastructure
      3. Contributors
    2. ENDNOTE
  5. Acknowledgment
  6. 1. Planning Sustainable Development: Sustainability of Urban Infrastructure
    1. 1. Sustainable Urban Development: An Integrated Framework for Urban Planning and Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
        1. Traditional Rational Planning Process
        2. Event-Based Development Process
        3. Ecosystem Approach
      4. AN INTEGRATED SUSTAINABLE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
    2. 2. Planning for Sustainable Urban Futures: An Ecological Approach to Sustainable Urban Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
        1. The Concept of Ecological Planning
        2. Ecological Planning for Sustainable Urban Development
        3. An International Ecological Planning Best Practice: The Case of Berlin
        4. A Conceptual Framework for Assessing Sustainable Development
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
    3. 3. Sustainable Urban Stormwater Management: Water Sensitive Urban Design Perceptions, Drivers and Barriers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
        1. Water Sensitive Urban Design Issues, Drivers and Barriers
        2. Drivers of Water Sensitive Urban Design
        3. Barriers to Water Sensitive Urban Design
      3. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
    4. 4. Integrated Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Management: The Brisbane Urban Growth Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
        1. Urban Infrastructure and Urban Planning
        2. Integrated Urban Development and Infrastructure Management
        3. Achieving Sustainable Urban Development
      3. URBAN GROWTH AND INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT IN COMPLEX CITIES
        1. A Systematic Approach to Sustainable Urban Development
        2. An Integrated System for Infrastructure Management
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCE
    5. 5. A Decision Support System for Sustainable Urban Development: The Integrated Land Use and Transportation Indexing Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
        1. Land-use and Transportation for sustainable urban Development
        2. Land Use and Transportation Models
        3. Planning Support Systems for Sustainable Development
        4. The Integrated Land Use and Transportation Index
        5. Conceptual Base and Data Requirements of the Model
          1. Construction of the Indicator Base of the Model
          2. Urban Sustainability Indexing System of the Model
          3. Policy and Decision Support System of the Model
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
    6. 6. Information and Communication Technologies: Catalysts for Sustainable Urban Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
        1. Sustainable Urban Development
          1. Community-Based Planning
          2. Information and Communication Technology
          3. Web-Based Geographical Information Systems
          4. Slaithwaite Virtual Decision Making Project, UK
          5. Southern Tier West Community GIS Project, USA
          6. Shibuya Community-Based Internet GIS Project, Japan
          7. Case Study Evaluation
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
    7. 7. Planning Sustainable Communities: An Appropriate Basis for Sustainable Residential Communities?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
        1. Enabling Sustainable Lifestyles and Consumption Patterns
        2. Aspects of Community that may Enable Sustainable Consumption Patterns
        3. Commodification, Time, and Sustainable Lifestyles
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
  7. 1. Designing Sustainable Development: Sustainable Urban Transportation Infrastructure
    1. 8. Sustainable Transportation Development: A Framework to Determine Transportation Disadvantaged
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
        1. Sustainable Development, Mobility and Automobile Dependency
        2. Transportation and Social Exclusion
        3. Dimensions of Transportation Disadvantage
        4. Measures of Transportation Disadvantage
        5. Spatial Measures for Determining Transportation Disadvantage
        6. Density, Urban Form and Structure
        7. Size of the City, Distance to Urban Centres and Local Facilities, and Mixed Land Uses
        8. Neighbourhood and Street Design
        9. Framework for Determining Transportation Disadvantage
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
    2. 9. User Characteristics of Transit Oriented Developments: The Case of Kelvin Grove Urban Village
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
        1. Kelvin Grove urban village Case study
        2. Data Collection
        3. Preliminary Analysis of Travel Data
        4. Descriptive statistics for Employees
          1. Demographic Characteristics
          2. Travel Characteristics
            1. Mode Shares
            2. Trip Lengths
            3. Time of Day
            4. Descriptive Statistics for Shoppers
          3. Demographic Characteristics
          4. Travel Characteristics
            1. Mode Shares
            2. Trip Lengths
            3. Time of Day
        5. Descriptive Statistics for Students
          1. Demographic Characteristics
          2. Travel Characteristics
            1. Mode Shares
            2. Trip Lengths
            3. Time of Day
        6. Descriptive statistics for Residents
          1. Demographic Characteristics
          2. Travel Characteristics
            1. Mode Shares
            2. Trip Lengths
      4. DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
    3. 10. Modelling Urban Public Transit Users' Route Choice Behaviour:A Review and Outlook
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
        1. Shortest Path Algorithm
          1. Bus Common Lines Problem and Solutions
          2. Volume Dependent Route Attributes
          3. Deterministic User Equilibrium Models
        2. Random Utility Maximisation Based Discrete Choice Models
        3. Stochastic User Equilibrium Models
        4. Frequency and Schedule Based Network Formulations
        5. Within-Day and Day-to-Day Dynamics
        6. Comparison of Users' Route Choice Modelling Between Transit and Road Areas
        7. Deficiencies of the Existing Approaches
      3. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
    4. 11. Traffic and Climate Change Impacts on Water Quality: Measuring Build-Up and Wash-Off of Heavy Metals and Petroleum Hydrocarbons
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
        1. Impacts of Urban Traffic on Water Quality
        2. Impacts of Climate Change on Water Quality
        3. Study Site Selection
          1. Build-Up Sample Collection
          2. Wash-Off Sample Collection
        4. Test Methods for Water Pollutants
          1. Heavy Metals
          2. Method
          3. Sampling
          4. Quality Control and Quality Assurance
            1. A. Internal Standards
            2. B. External Standards
            3. C. Certified Reference Material
          5. Sample Preservation and Storage
          6. Nitric Acid Digestion
          7. Metals Detection by Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
          8. Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons
          9. Method
            1. A. Gasoline Range Organics
            2. B. Diesel Range Organics
          10. Sampling
            1. A. GRO in Build-Up Sampling
            2. B. GRO in Wash-Off Sampling
            3. C. DRO in Build-Up Sampling
            4. D. DRO in Wash-Off Sampling
          11. Quality Control and Quality Assurance
            1. A. Internal Standards
            2. B. External Standards
            3. C. Surrogate Standards
            4. D. Certified Reference Material
          12. Sample Preservation and Storage
            1. A. GRO in Build-Up Samples
            2. B. GRO in Wash-Off Samples
            3. C. DRO in Build-Up Samples
            4. D. DRO in Wash-Off Samples
          13. Sample Extraction
            1. A. Gasoline Range Hydrocarbons
            2. B. Diesel Range Hydrocarbons
          14. Sample Analyses by Gas Chromatography
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
    5. 12. Urban Traffic Characteristics and Urban Stormwater Quality: A Methodology to Measure Traffic Generated Water Pollutants
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
        1. Vehicle Generated Pollutants
          1. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
          2. Heavy Metals
          3. Airborne Particulate Matter
          4. Sediments and Suspended Solids
        2. Pollutant Processes
          1. Rainfall and Antecedent Dry Period
          2. Urban Traffic Characteristics
          3. Climate Change
        3. Water Pollution
        4. Research Methodology
          1. Test Parameters
          2. Dependent and Independent Variables
          3. Site Selection
          4. Air Sampling
          5. Wet and Dry Atmospheric Deposition Sampling
          6. Build-Up Sampling
          7. Sample Testing
          8. Data Analysis
          9. Mathematical Modelling
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
  8. 3. Engineering Sustainable Development: Safetyand Integrity of Urban Infrastructure
    1. 13. Infrastructure Sustainability: Damage Assessment in Multiple– Girder Composite Bridges Using Vibration Characteristics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
        1. Vibration-Based Damage Identification
        2. Theory
          1. Modal Flexibility Matrix
          2. Modal Strain Energy Based Damage Index
        3. Method
          1. Finite Element Modelling of Multiple-Girder Composite Bridge
        4. Results and Discussions
          1. Frequency Change
          2. Modal Flexibility Change
          3. Modal Strain Energy Change
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
    2. 14. Infrastructure Sustainability: Differential Axial Shortening of Concrete Structures
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATIONSHIP: AXIAL SHORTENING AND VIBRATION CHARACTERISTICS
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. ANALYSIS
      6. CALCULATION: CREEP, SHRINKAGE AND ELASTIC DEFORMATION
      7. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      8. THE PRACTICAL CONCEPT
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
    3. 15. Infrastructure Sustainability: Vulnerability of Axially Loaded Columns Subjected to Transverse Impact Loads
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VALIDATION OF THE FINITE ELEMENT MODEL
        1. Experimental Set-Up and Material Properties of the Tested Columns
        2. Development of the Numerical Model
        3. Material Characteristics
        4. Material Properties of Steel
        5. Load simulation for the Dynamic system
        6. Reduction of the Hour Glass Energy
        7. Numerical Results
      4. IMPACT RECONSTRUCTION BY USING CRASH TEST DATA
        1. Impact Pulse Modelling and Vulnerability Prediction
      5. IMPACT BEHAVIOUR OF AXIALLY LOADED COLUMNS OF MEDIUM RISE BUILDINGS
        1. Numerical simulation of the Impacted Columns
        2. Axial and Lateral Load Applications
      6. IMPACT CAPACITIES OF IDENTICAL BUILDING COLUMNS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    4. 16. Structural Health Monitoring: Vibration—Based Damage Detection and Condition Assessment of Bridges
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TRADITIONAL DAMAGE DETECTION
      4. SHM TECHNIQUES
      5. PROCEDURE FOR DAMAGE DETECTION AND CONDITION ASSESSMENT
      6. DAMAGE DETECTION METHODS
        1. Methods Using Natural Frequencies
        2. Methods Using Mode Shapes
        3. Methods Using Curvature/Strain Modes
        4. Methods Using Modal Strain Energy
        5. Methods Using Dynamic Flexibility
      7. ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS
      8. FEATURE EXTRACTION
        1. Wavelet Technique
        2. EMD and Hilbert Spectrum Method
      9. MODEL UPDATING METHODS
      10. CONDITION ASSESSMENT OF BRIDGE STRUCTURES
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
    5. 17. Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges: Source Localisation in Acoustic Emission Technique
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ACOUSTIC EMISSION TECHNIQUE
      4. SOURCE LOCATION
      5. EXPERIMENTS
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
  9. 4. Managing Sustainable Development: Project Management of Urban Infrastructure
    1. 18. Sustainable Infrastructure Project Planning: Progress in Contemporary Decision Support Tools
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT PLANNING
      4. DECISION MAKING IN INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING
      5. DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM
      6. DSS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
      7. RESEARCH DIRECTION FOR FUTURE DSS DEVELOPMENT
        1. Unstructured Requirement Engineering
        2. Lack of Communication Framework
        3. Vagueness of Data Management and Interoperability
        4. Disregard of Software usability Aspects
      8. PROPOSED SETTINGS FOR A TYPICAL CONSTRUCTION DSS APPLICATION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
    2. 19. Project-Based Organisations: Overcoming Lack of Trust and Social Networks Within Small and Medium Project Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL MODEL
        1. Strong Ties Network and Knowledge Network
        2. Energy Network and Knowledge Network
        3. Trust Network and Knowledge Network
        4. Internal and External Knowledge Networks
      4. RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGN
        1. Dependent Variables
        2. Independent Variables
        3. Control Variables
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
    3. A. APPENDIX
      1. Questionnaire
    4. 20. Sustainability Performance of Construction: Conceptual Models of Satisfaction Levels in Construction Projects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
      4. THE CONCEPT oF SATISFACTION MEASUREMENT
      5. CONCEPTUAL MODELS OF SATISFACTION MEASUREMENT IN CONSTRUCTION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    5. 21. Sustainable Infrastructure Assets: Capability for Infrastructure Capacity Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IMPROVING ORGANISATION PERFORMANCE
      4. INFRASTRUCTURE CAPACITY MANAGEMENT PROCESS
      5. CASE STUDY: PORT OF BRISBANE
        1. Background
        2. Key Challenges in Infrastructure Capacity Management
        3. Intelligence Gathering Measures
          1. (1) Forums with Stakeholders
          2. (2) Feedback from Customers and Operations
          3. (3) Benchmarking against Best Practice
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
    6. 22. Knowledge Transfer in Project—Based Organisations: The Need for a Unique Approach
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
      4. APPROACHES TO KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
      5. PBO VS. FUNCTIONAL ORGANISATION
        1. Organisational Structure
        2. Viewpoint on Time
        3. Processes and Other Features
        4. Employees
      6. EMPIRICAL STUDY
        1. Knowledge Transfer Techniques
        2. Lessons Learned
        3. Project Management Office
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
    7. 23. The Way Forward: Sustainable Urban and Infrastructure Development
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors