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1. Modern Civilization is the City

  • How cities evolved-the Romans were engineering geniuses
  • Half the world's population lives in a city
  • National strategies since WWII - cities need to be built
  • Expansion of cities

2. Key Problems Facing Modern Cities

  • Global impact: climate change and carbon emissions
  • Higher crime, geopolitical terror, need for security with corruption and white collar crimes
  • Infrastructures: energy, transportation, water, waste, and telecommunications.
  • Personal and family needs: food and housing-example of London requiring 20 percent of new housing, public housing? What about safety, medical care, and social services?
  • Business and commercial development
  • Results today in urban areas: congestion, health costs and politics

3. The Green Industrial Revolution

  • What is it and what will it do.
  • Prior books and theories: First, Second and Third Industrial Revolutions all add up to the GIR

4. Smart, Green is Sustainable

  • Overview of sustainability-what's it all about
  • Why it is so important to create SGCs?
  • Main elements are: local and regional plans, integration of all systems, renewable energy, storage, smart grids, finance and funding.

5. Technologies that Make a City Smart and Green

  • Storage Technologies & V2G Power storage in electric cars
  • Smart, Green Grids & China's Leading Smart Grid
  • Greener Waste Collecting
  • Emerging Green Technologies
  • A Revolution in Lighting Technologies and Peak Demand Response
  • Cool Roofs Will Offset Carbon
  • Nanotechnology -"Really" small things
  • Regeneration Braking: From Trains to Cars to Trains and Back Again
  • Combined Heat and Power-CHP.
  • Heat Pumps and Seawater Heat Pumps
  • Biofuel: A Transitional Energy Power
  • Algae as a Biofuel Source
  • Waste to Energy
  • Hydrogen-a breakthrough technology
  • Commercializing Emerging Technologies

6. Sustainable Green Transport

  • Transportation-autos, buses, walking and bicycles
  • New emerging technologies: electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars
  • Integrated into other infrastructures: water, waste, WiFi,
  • Regional transportation: maglev trains, water and air travel

7. China-Revolutionary Green Transformation

  • Five-Year Plans - evaluation and planning with finance
  • Regional studies and plans implemented: case of IMAR
  • Civic capitalism: concern with economic growth that is good for everyone
  • International and regional role model

8. The Next Economics for a Greener World

  • The world is round: climate change and economics are tied together
  • Western economics: neo-classical Adam Smith
  • Economics as a science
  • Critical area: stop dependency on fossil fuels
    • Middle-east
    • Conflicts
    • Terrorists
    • Resolution of political issues: Israel and others
  • Use of economics in Smart Green Cities
  • Finance and funding transformation

9. Smart Ecocities-New Ideas for Urban Living.

  • The Ecocity movement. From Berkeley to Australia. History, background and focus
  • Future plans and implementation process
  • Case studies including Copenhagen, Madsar & UC Davis West Village

10. The Smart Green Cities

  • End of the Oil Age
  • The Green Industrial Revolution Impact on Cities
  • Towards a Greener Future
  • Grid Parity and Energy Deflation
  • What makes a Smart, Green City?
  • Berlin's Plan to Become Carbon Neutral

Appendices-Detailed Case Studies

A) Quay Valley Ranch by Grant Cooke

B) Berlin by Cornina Alternburg, Fritz Reusswig and Wiebke Lass

C) Potsdam by Cornina Alternburg and Fritz Reusswig,

D) Vilnius by Natalija Lepkova and Dalia Bardauskienne

E) Asia-Pacific by Steffen Lehmann

F) Mauritius by V. Oree, A. Khoodaruth, M.K. Elahee and Woodrow W. Clark II

G) Smart Green MicroCities by Naved Jafry and Garson Silvers

About the Author

Dr Clark is an expert in economics, renewable energy, and sustainable communities who was a contributing scientist to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which as an organization won the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2007. In the 1990s, he was the first Manager of Energy Technology Transfer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. At the turn of the 21st Century he was California Governor Davis' Renewable Energy Advisor and then in 2004 formed Clark Strategic Partners, an international renewable energy, economics, and environmental consulting firm. Grant Cooke is a journalist and Silicon Valley businessman with experience in emerging technologies and sustainability. In 2006, he was one of the first businessmen involved with California's $3.5 billion world-leading energy efficiency program. He is also an established writer with numerous publishing credits including "The Green Industrial Revolution: Energy, Engineering and Economics", with Clark.

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