Roadmap for Global Sustainability -- Rise of the Green Communities

El-Haggar, Salah, Samaha, Aliaa

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2019-05-21
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 203
  • 裝訂: Hardcover - also called cloth, retail trade, or trade
  • ISBN: 3030145832
  • ISBN-13: 9783030145835
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Progressive increases in consumer demands along with aggressive industrial consumption led the world to proximate resource depletion, weather changes, soil and air degradation and water quality deterioration. We now know that the paradigm of production at the expense of human condition is not sustainable. This book briefly explains how we reached this situation and offers suggestions as to what can be done to overcome it. It invites the best entrepreneurial talent and scientific and technological know-how to develop a sustainable economy around sustainable communities, services, and sectors.

A major obstacle previously identified by involved parties was the ability of accommodating for the emerging economic growth without causing harm to the environment, especially with resource depletion. This book provides the solution by creating a need to bring on a new revolution that preserves the rights of next generations to live in a healthy environment This Sustainability Revolution requires the integration of economic, environmental, and social factor as well as the practical aspects of implementing sustainability through green activities, which are discussed throughout the book.

In this book, a globalization is proposed that encourages creativity and innovation towards sustainability. With this global sustainability approach (real globalization) both rich and poor will benefit from the global sustainability approach. This will close the gap between rich and poor. Developing countries could reap the benefit of current technology without undergoing many of the growing pains associated with development of these technologies. Governments are able to better work together towards common goals now that there is an advantage in cooperation, an improved ability to interact and coordinate, and a global awareness of issues.

The book presents a sustainability roadmap to bring together various concepts, that have been dealt with independently by previous authors, and link them to establish the fundamental practical steps. The flow path and the direction for successful implementation of a sustainability roadmap are also discussed in detail in the book.

For the first time, the authors use sustainable communities to create a better quality of life for residents while minimizing the use of the resources to meet current needs and ensure adequate resources for future generations. These green communities create new industries for the local economy and improve public health, which offers more hope for their citizens. Sustainable transportation, renewable energy, recycling, clean water, and urban forests help to make a more livable community and help to control the global climate change. They involve all citizens and incorporate local values into decision-making.


Salah M. El-Haggar has more than 30 years' experience in Energy and Sustainable Development consulting and university teaching. He is presently the Professor of Energy and Sustainable Development, Mechanical Engineering Department at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. He has been a visiting Professor at Washington State University and at University of Idaho, USA. Dr. El-Haggar's has 24 Academic Honors, grants and awards. He received the outstanding teaching award from AUC in 1995 as well as a number of outstanding trustees' awards. In 2009, he received excellence in Research and creative endeavour award from AUC. In 2012, Dr. he received Provost Award in recognition of the innovations in Environmental Science and Engineering as well as Distinguished Service Award of 25 years of services at AUC. Dr. El-Haggar has 220 scientific publications in Environmental, Sustainable Development and Energy fields, 53 invited presentations, 57 technical reports, 16 books, and 15 book chapters. He developed a new concept to assess the life cycle of a product according to cradle-to-cradle concept instead of cradle-to-grave concept used worldwide until today. This concept was developed based on 30 years of intensive and continual effort at AUC and was documented in two books. The first book published in 2007 by Elsevier Academic Press is entitled Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management: Cradle-to-Cradle for Sustainable Development. The second book published in 2015 by AUC Press is entitled Sustainability and Innovation: The Next Global Industrial Revolution. These two books are the first books worldwide to demonstrate the concept of cradle-to-cradle to protect not only the environment but also the natural resources in terms of business plans. Dr. El-Haggar developed the first and the only Sustainable Development labs worldwide located in Mechanical Engineering Department at AUC.

Aliaa Samaha is dedicated to increasing knowledge and awareness about the environment and associated challenges through her unique combination of environmental experience coupled with her extensive educational experience. Aliaa received her undergraduate degree in Construction Engineering and MSc in Environmental Engineering from The American University in Cairo, Egypt. She received her MA in Secondary Science Education from The College of New Jersey, USA. Aliaa is a Registered Environmental Assessor in the State of California, a member of the Northern California Chapter of the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a member of the Syndicate of Professional Engineers in Cairo. Aliaa is also a certified teacher in the state of New Jersey. She has twofold experience in the environmental field, having worked in Egypt both on the governmental and on the consultancy sides of it. She worked with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency in Cairo as an Industrial Pollution Specialist in the Egyptian Pollution Abatement Project. She also worked with Chemonics, an international consultancy, on over 30 environmental audits of factories in the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and metallurgical industry. Her work included making recommendations to improve industrial compliance to environmental standards. Aliaa gained extensive engineering experience working with the environmental consultancy, ATC Associates inc. in Pleasanton, California on managing projects of site investigation, monitoring and remediation projects. Aliaa routinely prepared Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment reports and was part of the team handling the closure activities for a landfill facility, Geothermal Inc. Landfill, Lake Country, CA, used to dispose of geothermal wastes. She was involved in environmental monitoring during construction at the Emeryville Mall Brownfield site in Oakland, California. Aliaa currently teaches at the Graduate School of Education in the American University in Cairo at their STEAM Professional Educator's Diploma. She also shares her environmental experience at Hayah International Academy by teaching an Environmental Systems and Societies course in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. She aspires to combine her background in both the fields of environment and education to provide support in developing the necessary skills and expertise to address environmental challenges, and fostering attitudes, motivations, and commitments to make informed decisions and take responsible action for sustainable development.