Ecological Footprints: Management, Reduction and Environmental Impacts


Armano den Hartogh (Editor)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI026000

In the present scenario of global climate change, ecological footprint analysis is necessary for the development of more sustainable and environmentally friendly ways of living. This book includes five chapters that explore various aspects of ecological footprint analysis. Chapter One provides a platform that relates and compares principles oriented towards reducing environmental urban impacts through the analysis of urban form and empirical knowledge about the applicability of ecological footprint as a tool for urban planning and design. Chapter Two focuses on the societal need to keep cities livable and sustainable through appropriate waste management. Chapter Three illustrates how city authorities and residents can better understand their rate of dependence upon and impact on the environment at various scales, realize their vulnerability to overseas environmental changes, and suggest local action or policy guidelines that may increase their urban sustainability. Chapter Four explores means for reducing the lifecycle ecological footprint of residential buildings. Finally, Chapter Five includes an ecological footprint analysis of jatropha biodiesel production at low scale.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Applicability of the Ecological Footprint to Urban Planning through the Analysis of Urban Form Indicators
(Marisol Ugalde Monsalvo and Claudia Yazmin Ortega Montoya – Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Arquitectura, Arte y Diseño, Atizapan, Estado de Mexico, Mexico, et al.)

Chapter 2. Municipal Waste Reduction in a Third World City with Special Emphasis on Organic Waste Management through Anaerobic Biogas Production in the Household Level: A Case Study in Kochi City
(Athira Ravi and Subha Vishnudas – Local Self Government Department (Planning), Government of Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 3. Multi and Cross Spatial Scale Analysis of Urban Ecological Footprints and Its Application to Advance Urban Sustainability
(Meidad Kissinger – The Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

Chapter 4. Life Cycle Ecological Footprint Reduction for a Residential Building
(Dilawar Husain, Ansari Abu Usama, Ismail Ansari A. S. A., Manish Sharma, Akbar Ahmad and Ravi Prakash – Department of Mechanical Engineering, Maulana Mukhtar Ahmad Nadvi Technical Campus, Malegaon Maharshtra, India, et al.)

Chapter 5. Ecological Footprint of Jatropha Biodiesel Production at Low Scale
(Dilawar Husain, Akbar Ahmad, Manish Sharma, Kirti Tewari and Ravi Prakash – Department of Mechanical Engineering, Maulana Mukhtar Ahmad Nadvi Technical Campus, Malegaon Maharashtra, India, et al.)


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