Foreword -- Preface -- Part I Untangling Urban Regions: Theoretical Frameworks for Sustainable Landscape Planning -- Chapter 1 Landscape Planning for Resilient Cities in Asia: Lessons from Integrated Rural-Urban Land-Use in Japan -- Chapter 2 The Sustainability of Extended Urban Spaces in Asia in the 21st Century: Polity Research Challenges -- Chapter 3 Establishing Sustainable Community through Urban-Rural Fusion -- Chapter 4 Sustainable Urban Structure and Transport policy in Metropolitan Region -- Chapter 5 Creation of Collaborative Networks at the City-Regional Level: Two Innovative Cases in Japan -- Part II Diagnosing Urban Regions: Social and Environmental Consequences of Urbanization -- Chapter 6 Features of Urbanization and Changes in the Thermal Environment in Jakarta, Indonesia -- Chapter 7 Strategic Analysis of Urban/Peri-urban Agriculture in Asia: Issues, Potential and Challenges ---
Chapter 8 Farmland Conversion and the Sustainable City: the Case of Yogyakarta, Indonesia -- Chapter 9 Urbanization in the Philippines and Its Influence on Agriculture -- Chapter 10 The Landscape of Bangkok’s Agricultural Fringe and City Region Sustainability: An Ecological and Cultural Co-Evolution -- Chapter 11 Infectious Risk Assessment with Exposure to Pathogens in the Flood Water – A case study of Manila’s vulnerability to climate change -- Part III Diagnosing Urban Regions: Rural–Urban Linkages and Sustainability Challenges -- Chapter12 Estimating the energy consumption for the production and transportation of vegetables flowing into the Osaka city region -- Chapter 13 Catchment-scale water management of wastewater treatment in an urban sewage system with CO2 emission assessment -- Chapter 14 Dispersion of contaminants in urban regions and beyond ---
Chapter 15 Urban-Rural Interrelations in Water-Resource Management: Problems and Factors Affecting the Sustainability of the Drinking Water Supply in the City of Bandung, Indonesia -- Part IV Transforming Urban Regions: Toward Regional Sustainability -- Chapter 16 Regional Planning and Projects in the Ruhr Region (Germany) -- Chapter 17 Scaling-Up: An Overview of Urban Agriculture in North America -- Chapter 18 Urban Agriculture in the Philippines: Initiatives, Practices, Significance, and Threats -- Chapter 19 Bio-waste Re-use through Composting: The Response of Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City, Philippines to Solid-Waste Management -- Chapter 20 A Concept on Integrated Groundwater Management for Sustaining Indonesian Cities using the System Interrelationship Model -- Chapter 21 Informal Collaborative Network: a Case Study of Meinung, Taiwan.
This book provides a unique contribution to the science of sustainable societies by challenging the traditional concept of rural-urban dichotomy. It combines environmental engineering and landscape sciences perspectives on urban region issues, making the book a unique work in urban study literatures. Today’s extended urban regions often maintain rural features within their boundaries and also have strong social, economic, and environmental linkages with the surrounding rural areas. These intra- and inter- linkages between urban and rural systems produce complex interdependences with global and local sustainability issues, including those of climate change, resource exploitation, ecosystem degradation and human wellbeing. Planning and other prospective actions for the sustainability of urban regions, therefore, cannot solely depend on “urban” approaches; rather, they need to integrate broader landscape perspectives that take extended social and ecological systems into consideration. This volume shows how to untangle, diagnose, and transform urban regions through distinctive thematic contributions across a variety of academic disciplines ranging from environmental engineering and geography to landscape ecology and urban planning. Case studies, selected from across the world and investigating urban regions in East Asia, Europe, North America and South-East Asia, collectively illustrate shared and differentiated drivers of sustainability challenges and provide informative inputs to global and local sustainability initiatives..