To assess urban sustainability performance, this book explores several clusters of cities and megacities, including those of the Global South, Europe and North America, the Middle East and North Africa, Central and South-East Asia, a city-state of Singapore and a large group of global cities. It applies a multi-criteria approach using a panel of environmental, economic, social and smart indicators to assess progress and policies in global cities including London, New York, Hong Kong, São Paolo, Paris, Berlin, Moscow and many others.
Additional attention is given to the issues of climate change, poverty and smart dimensions, with renewable energy and the drivers of urban CO2 emissions playing the central role. The book identifies key linkages between different smart and sustainability dimensions as well as investment opportunities in cities with sustainability potential.
About the Editor
Stanislav E. Shmelev is Director of Environment Europe Ltd, Oxford, UK, and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland.
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