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MAKING THE MODERN WORLD
Stories about the lives we've made

module:Urban sustainability

Cities and the role of technology

page:Credits

1 Introduction Hong Kong skyline.
© Khairoun Abji

Logo for the 2002 Johannesburg Summit on sustainable development.
© United Nations

Stockport Viaduct, 1848. New transport used increasing amounts of resources and led to increased waste.
© Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

 
2 Urban development Gier aqueduct.
© Niels Jakob Darger/Structurae.de

West Quay shopping centre, Southampton.
© Kim Adams

Central market, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
© Khairoun Abji

Smog wardens taking chemical readings, c.1955.
© Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

Battersea Power Station, London.
© Niels Jakob Darger/Structurae.de

Coalbrookdale by Night, 1801.
© Science Museum/Science and Society Picture Library

Sunset over New York City, c.1932.
© National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/U.S. Department of Commerce

Slum children playing with a skipping rope in a London alley, c.1930s.
© Science Museum/Science and Society Picture Library

Smog wardens taking chemical readings, c.1955.
© Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

Docklands light railway.
© Kim Adams

Modern motorway.
© TopFoto

Slum children, c.1930s.
© Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

 
3 Cities as systems: London case study Map of London, c.2002.
© Transport For London

Map of London, mid 18th century.
© Corporation of London

Docklands light railway.
© Kim Adams

Map of London c.1900.
© Corporation of London

 
4 Cities as systems: Open linear systems Surburban London: Wembley High Road, Brent. c.2003.
© Brent Council Archives

 
5 Cities as systems: Circular metabolism A pollution-monitoring unit, southern England, 2003.
© Kim Adams

An attempt at reducing fuel emissions: The Co-Cat catalytic converter, 1992
© Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

 
6 Key indicators for sustainability UN agencies define indicators and modes of data collection to assess sustainability.
© United Nations

 
7 Technology indicators: Leicester case study Leicester: The UK's first European Sustainable City named in 1996.
© Environ: Sarah Tyrell

Leicester’s cutting edge ‘Ecohouse’.
© Environ

Mexico City, an ICLEI city: View from the Latin American Tower.
© TopFoto

George Square, Glasgow.
© TopFoto

Leicester Town Hall.
© Environ: Sarah Tyrell

The UK's first environmentally sound show home.
© Environ

 
8 Sustainable cities: The role of technology Motorway.
© TopFoto

Automobiles.
© Khairoun Abji

Aseismic buildings.
© Kim Adams

Light rail.
© Kim Adams

Motorways.
© TopFoto

Skyscrapers
© Kim Adams

Flood defences
© freefoto.com

CCTV
© Kim Adams

GIS
© National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce

 
9 Technology advances Cyberjaya HQ in Malaysia.
© Manfred Leiter

Cyberjaya Multimedia University.
© Manfred Leiter

Malaysia's new administrative capital Putrajava.
© Manfred Leiter

The Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco - built to withstand earthquakes.
© Kim Adams

Beddington Zero Energy Project.
© Bda-Zedfactory Ltd

Beddington Zero Energy Project.
© Bda-Zedfactory Ltd

 
10 Distance and technology
 
11 Technology and traffic management: London case study Congestion zone.
© Khairoun Abji

 
12 Technology and traffic management: Global case studies Gateshead Pedestrian and Bicycle Millennium Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
© structurae.de (Bertrand David)

Sleeping policemen in a suburban residential area, UK.
© Kim Adams

Typical UK traffic lights.
© Kim Adams

Bus Priority Systems improve speed and efficiency of public transport
© Brook Elgie

City of Winchester, Park & Ride bus scheme, UK.
© Kim Adams

Number plates.
© Brook Elgie

Kajang Ring Road Bridge No.15, Malaysia.
© structurae.de (Manfred Braun)

Boston’s Central Artery/Tunnel Project during construction in 2003.
© structurae.de (Nicolas Janberg)

Kingsgate footbridge.
© structurae.de

The Cairo metro.
© Metroplanet

Car-sharing 000020.jpg.
© structurae.de (Nicolas Janberg)

London’s congestion charging system.
© Khairoun Abji

 
13 Curitiba: Model city? Johannesburg summit logo.
© United Nations

 
14 Technological initiatives and economic wealth Recycling in Marrakech.
© Kim Adams

 
15 Doing our bit for sustainability
 
16 Conclusion
 
17 Glossary
 

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