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Spring Issue of The Bridge on Urban Sustainability


Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    The Prospects for Urban Mining

     Mining “urban ore” may provide an alternative to the continued extraction of virgin metals. A half-century ago, the visionary urbanist Jane Jacobs (1961) proclaimed that “cities are the mines of the future.” This prediction was based on some hard facts that ... Read More

    Author: T.E. Graedel

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Urban Sustainability

    Release date: Spring 2011

    Volume: 41

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Emerging Patterns of Urban Sustainability in Asia

    We urgently need a comprehensive, systematic analysis based on a large number of in-depth case studies. More than half of the world population lives in cities—centers of economic growth, resource use, environmental impacts, and innovation. Thus, cities are the centers of ... Read More

    Author: Xuemei Bai

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Urban Sustainability

    Release date: Spring 2011

    Volume: 41

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Megaregions and Mobility

    Planning on the “megaregion” level can ensure the connectivity of major metropolitan areas. Globalization, the accumulation of production, commodity trading, and finance capital on a global scale, is being accelerated by advances in communication and mobility (Douglass, ... Read More

    Author: Catherine L. Ross and Myungje Woo

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Urban Sustainability

    Release date: Spring 2011

    Volume: 41

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Eco-logical Principles for Next-Generation Infrastructure

    Multipurpose constructions aligned with natural systems, integrated into social context, and designed for a changing climate offer a new paradigm for public works. Today’s global complex of networked infrastructure is indispensable to economic and social development. It is not ... Read More

    Author: Hillary Brown

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Urban Sustainability

    Release date: Spring 2011

    Volume: 41

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Sustainable Urban Water and Resource Management

    The challenge of effective water management can also be an opportunity for enhancing the urban environment. The National Academy of Engineering included urban water supply in the top five engineering achievements of the 20th century (Constable and Somerville, 2003), and in a survey by the ... Read More

    Author: Glen T. Daigger

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Urban Sustainability

    Release date: Spring 2011

    Volume: 41

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Case for an Urban Genome Project: A Shortcut to Global Sustainability?

    The Human Genome Project may provide a model for mapping the “urban genome.” We live in an urbanizing age, an age when people seeking economic opportunity, better health care and education, and cultural engagement are migrating from the countryside to cities. Despite the ... Read More

    Author: Jonathan Fink

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Urban Sustainability

    Release date: Spring 2011

    Volume: 41

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Perspectives on Urban Sustainability

    Editor's Note Cities are home to half the world population—about 80 percent in the United States. These vibrant centers of activity impact global sustainability with their large footprints; concentrations of pollution and consumption; financial, technological, and knowledge ... Read More

    Author: George Bugliarello

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Urban Sustainability

    Release date: Spring 2011

    Volume: 41

    Number: 1