Sustainable Urban Infrastructure
facilitates a place or regions progress towards the goal of sustainable living.
ttention is paid on global level to technological and government policyenabling urban planning for sustainable architecture.
sustainable design leads to the development of sustainable communities and infrastructuralknowledge making improvements without depleting natural resources.
mphasis for a sustainable urban infrastructure is on localization and sustainable living.Individuals ecological footprint has to be reduced according to the principles of sustainabledevelopment in area with high population density.Sustainable criteria for urban environment vary from place to place, according to differences inexisting infrastructure and built form, climate and availability of local resources or talents.
Sustainable urban infrastructure include
Public transport networks
Distributed generation and integrated energy demand management initiatives andprograms
High efficiency buildings and other development constraints such as only permitting theconstruction of green buildings and sustainable habitats with energy-efficientlandscaping.
Connected green spaces and wildlife corridors.
ow impact development practices to protect water resources.Pressure from a broad group of stake holders including regulatory bodies and citizens areforcing urban centres to rethink how they grow and prosper.
mbedding sustainability into thestrategies, operating models, processes, system and culture is not only important, it isabsolutely essential for cities to be the needs of the future.For a city to adopt sustainable behaviors it needs to have an integrated approach throughplanning and investment across the infrastructure of water, building, waste, energy, heating &cooling, public safety and mobility.The adoption of solution areas through technology, operational effectiveness and behavioralchange drive innovation with new communication and technology support.
Critical success factors for implementing a sustainable city are:-
Private sector engagement