Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies

Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies
Author: Woodrow W. Clark
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2018-11-12
ISBN 10: 0128154365
ISBN 13: 9780128154366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies Book Review:

Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies delivers a firsthand, applied perspective on the challenges and solutions of creating urban communities that are adaptable and resilient to climate change. The book presents valuable insights into the real-life challenges and solutions of designing, planning and constructing urban sustainable communities, providing real world examples of innovative technologies that contribute to the creation of sustainable, healthy and livable cities. Examples of successes, failures and solutions are presented based on a cross disciplinary approach for infrastructural systems, including discussions of drinking water, wastewater, power systems, broadband, Wi-Fi, transportation and green buildings technologies. Presents a cross-disciplinary approach for anticipating, mitigating and designing effective infrastructure solutions Includes practical and project-proven best practices in applying climate preservation tools to maintain healthy cities Covers green practices, from architecture, to construction, also including international codes, methods and legal frameworks

Sustainable Mega City Communities

Sustainable Mega City Communities
Author: Woodrow W. Clark
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN 10: 0128187948
ISBN 13: 9780128187944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Mega City Communities Book Review:

Sustainable Mega City Communities scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable megacities. Chapters explain the role of national and local governments for the strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of standards of water, air, food and products used by the community. Other chapters cover Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems, new green technologies, practices, and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing. Provides an in-depth look at critical infrastructural systems, charting problems and providing possible solutions Addresses new green technologies, practices and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing Explains the role of national and local governments for strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement

Qualitative Economics

Qualitative Economics
Author: Woodrow W. Clark II,Michael Fast
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 3030059375
ISBN 13: 9783030059378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Economics Book Review:

This book provides a new paradigm of economics that is called Qualitative Economics. The authors take an approach to economics that is entirely different from the established neo-classical economics paradigm. Arguing that the basis of neo-classical economic theory with its focus on perfect information in a balanced equilibrium system of supply and demand is fundamentally flawed, the authors propose an inclusive philosophical and scientific perspective to explain economic structures and activities and how best to understand the dynamics of economics. Furthermore, the authors argue that a qualitative approach allows for greater understanding of not only the actors, actions and situations in economics, but also defines the context in which the more traditional quantitative and statistical methods are applied. The book includes case studies to further illustrate the applications of qualitative economics. Challenging orthodox paradigms and schools of economic thought, the book proposes a new way of looking at economics, and as such will be of use to researchers and students of economics, business, social sciences and the sciences as well as think tanks and advocacy groups interested in heterodox economics.

Handbook of Cities and the Environment

Handbook of Cities and the Environment
Author: Kevin Archer,Kris Bezdecny
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-12-30
ISBN 10: 1784712264
ISBN 13: 9781784712266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Cities and the Environment Book Review:

With an ever-growing majority of the world's human population living in city spaces, the relationship between cities and nature will be one of the key environmental issues of the 21st Century. This book brings together a diverse set of authors to explore the various aspects of this relationship both theoretically and empirically. Rather than considering cities as wholly separate from nature, a running theme throughout the book is that cities, and city dwellers, should be characterized as intrinsic in the creation of specifically urban-generated ‘socio-natures’.

Preservation Programs of the Federal Government in the Area of Housing and Community Development

Preservation Programs of the Federal Government in the Area of Housing and Community Development
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Currency, and Housing. Subcommittee on Historic Preservation and Coinage
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 86
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015078590489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Future of the Fringe

The Future of the Fringe
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1486308961
ISBN 13: 9781486308965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of the Fringe Book Review:

Peri-urban landscapes are some of the world's most vulnerable areas. Although they are often thought of simply as land awaiting development, these landscapes retain important natural resources and make valuable contributions to agriculture, water use, biodiversity conservation, landscape preservation and human well-being. Billions of people use them and enjoy their natural values. Their continuing loss threatens to alter our relationships with nature and have a negative impact on the environment. "The Future of the Fringe" first explores the history of peri-urban areas, international peri-urban policy and practice, and related concepts. It analyses internationally relevant issues such as green belts and urban growth boundaries, regional policy, land supply and price, and the concepts of liveability, attractiveness, wellbeing and rural amenity. It then examines a range of Australian peri-urban issues, as an extended case study. The book argues for a precautionary approach so that we retain the greatest number of options to adapt during rapid and unprecedented change.

Reconnecting the City

Reconnecting the City
Author: Francesco Bandarin,Ron van Oers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN 10: 1118383966
ISBN 13: 9781118383964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconnecting the City Book Review:

Historic Urban Landscape is a new approach to urban heritage management, promoted by UNESCO, and currently one of the most debated issues in the international preservation community. However, few conservation practitioners have a clear understanding of what it entails, and more importantly, what it can achieve. Examples drawn from urban heritage sites worldwide – from Timbuktu to Liverpool Richly illustrated with colour photographs Addresses key issues and best practice for urban conservation

Towards a Liveable and Sustainable Urban Environment

Towards a Liveable and Sustainable Urban Environment
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 981446662X
ISBN 13: 9789814466622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Demographic Change in Australia s Rural Landscapes

Demographic Change in Australia s Rural Landscapes
Author: Gary W. Luck,Digby Race,Rosemary Black
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2010-11-30
ISBN 10: 9789048196548
ISBN 13: 904819654X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Demographic Change in Australia s Rural Landscapes Book Review:

The distribution and re-distribution of people across the landscape has signi cant implications for ecological, economic and social dynamics. Movement of people to urban centres (mostly from rural landscapes, especially in the developing world) is a major global phenomenon. This can result in the de-population of rural landscapes. Conversely, population growth and a changing demographic pro le have been id- ti ed for particular rural landscapes with notable examples from North America, Europe and Australia. Yet we know little of the factors that drive demographic changes in rural landscapes and even less about the implications of these changes. This book examines broad and local-scale patterns of demographic change in rural landscapes, identi es some of the drivers of these changes using Australian case studies or comparisons between Australian and international contexts, and outlines the implications of changes for society and the environment. This book makes a valuable contribution to the literature because it adopts an integrated and interdisciplinary approach by explicitly linking demographic change with environmental, land-use, social and economic factors. This integrated approach was achieved by encouraging interaction among authors writing on similar topics to ensure coherency and complementarity among chapters, and cross-pollination of ideas and perspectives. Chapters are presented as interactive and re ective d- cussions that address the ndings of other contributors; yet, each chapter contains enough background to stand alone as a unique contribution.

Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia

Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia
Author: June Williamson,Ellen Dunham-Jones
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 1119149193
ISBN 13: 9781119149194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia Book Review:

A brand-new collection of 32 case studies that further demonstrate the retrofitting of suburbia This amply-illustrated book, second in a series, documents how defunct shopping malls, parking lots, and the past century’s other obsolete suburban development patterns are being retrofitted to address current urgent challenges they weren’t designed for: improving public health, increasing resilience in the face of climate change, leveraging social capital for equity, supporting an aging society, competing for jobs, and disrupting automobile dependence. Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges provides summaries, data, and references on how these challenges manifest in suburbia and discussion of successful urban design strategies to address them in Part I. Part II documents how innovative design strategies are implemented in a range of northern American contexts and market conditions. From modest interventions with big ripple effects to ambitious do-overs, examples of redevelopment, reinhabitation, and regreening of changing suburban places from coast to coast are described in depth in 32 brand new case studies. Written by the authors of the highly influential Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs Demonstrates changes that can and already have been realized in suburbia by focusing on case studies of retrofitted suburban places Illustrated in full-color with photos, maps, plans, and diagrams Full of replicable lessons and creative responses to ongoing problems and potentials with conventional suburban form, Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges is an important book for students and professionals involved in urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, development, civil engineering, public health, public policy, and governance. Most of all, it is intended as a useful guide for anyone who seeks to inspire revitalization, justice, and shared prosperity in places they know and care about.

Resilient Cities 2

Resilient Cities 2
Author: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2012-05-04
ISBN 10: 9400742231
ISBN 13: 9789400742239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient Cities 2 Book Review:

Assembling papers originally presented at the Resilient Cities 2011 Congress in Bonn, Germany (June 2011), the second global forum on cities and adaptation to climate change, this volume is the second in a series resulting from this annual event. These cutting-edge papers represent the latest research on the topic and reflect the intensification of the debate on the meaning of and interaction between climate adaptation, risk reduction and broader resilience. Thus, contributors offer more material related to resilience, such as water, energy and food security; green infrastructure; the role of renewables and ecosystem services; vulnerable communities and urban poor; and responsive financing for adaptation and multi-level governance. Overall, the book brings a number of different perspectives to bear on the most pressing issues and controversies surrounding climate change adaptation in cities. These papers will prove invaluable to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of urban resilience and contributing to tackling climate change at the local level.

Planning for Climate Change

Planning for Climate Change
Author: Elisabeth M. Hamin Infield,Yaser Abunnasr,Robert L. Ryan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2018-10-05
ISBN 10: 1351201093
ISBN 13: 9781351201094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning for Climate Change Book Review:

This book provides an overview of the large and interdisciplinary literature on the substance and process of urban climate change planning and design, using the most important articles from the last 15 years to engage readers in understanding problems and finding solutions to this increasingly critical issue. The Reader’s particular focus is how the impacts of climate change can be addressed in urban and suburban environments—what actions can be taken, as well as the need for and the process of climate planning. Both reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as adapting to future climate are explored. Many of the emerging best practices in this field involve improving the green infrastructure of the city and region—providing better on-site stormwater management, more urban greening to address excess heat, zoning for regional patterns of open space and public transportation corridors, and similar actions. These actions may also improve current public health and livability in cities, bringing benefits now and into the future. This Reader is innovative in bringing climate adaptation and green infrastructure together, encouraging a more hopeful perspective on the great challenge of climate change by exploring both the problems of climate change and local solutions.

Urban Environment Design Research

Urban Environment Design Research
Author: Robert M. Eury
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000063905366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Environment Design Research Book Review:

Detailed accounts of the organizational methods and administrative activities for urban environmental design in ten cities: Savannah and Decatur, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; Hudson, N.Y.; Mankato, Minn.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Baltimore, Md.; Seattle, Wash.; Los Angeles, Calif.; and Dallas, Tex.

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs Vol 1 No 1 2017

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs  Vol 1  No 1  2017
Author: Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs,Rokhsaneh Rahbarianyazd,Salar Salah Muhy Al-Din,Najmaldin Hussein,Femi Emmanuel Arenibafo,Mojdeh Nikoofam,Zhino Hariry,Senem Zeybekoglu Sadri,Hossein Sadri
Publsiher: Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs Vol 1 No 1 2017 Book Review:

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs Vol. 1 No. 1 (2017) Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs. Vol.1, No.1, 2017 Number of published articles in this issue: 8 articles Number of authors contributed to this issue: 9 authors from 4 Countries This issue contains the following articles: -Sustainability in Historic Urban Environments: Effect of gentrification in the process of sustainable urban revitalization Rokhsaneh Rahbarianyazd, Dr. https://doi.org/10.25034/1761.1(1)1-9 -The influence of Mediterranean modernist movement of architecture in Lefkosa: The first and early second half of 20th century Salar Salah Muhy Al-Din, Ph.D. Candidate https://doi.org/10.25034/1761.1(1)10-23 -Adaptive Reuse of the Industrial Building: A case of Energy Museum in Sanatistanbul, Turkey Najmaldin Hussein, MA. https://doi.org/10.25034/1761.1(1)24-34 -The Transformation of Aesthetics in Architecture from Traditional to Modern Architecture: A case study of the Yoruba (southwestern) region of Nigeria Femi Emmanuel Arenibafo, MA. https://doi.org/10.25034/1761.1(1)35-44 -In Pursuit of Sustainable Strategic Long-term Planning Throughout Meta-postmodernism as New Perspective of Stylistic Design Mojdeh Nikoofam, Ph.D. Candidate, Abdollah Mobaraki, Ph.D. Candidate https://doi.org/10.25034/1761.1(1)45-55 -The Influence of Globalization on Distracting Traditional Aesthetic Values in Old Town of Erbil Zhino Hariry, MA. https://doi.org/10.25034/1761.1(1)56-66 -The Scale of Public Space: Taksim Square in Istanbul Senem Zeybekoglu Sadri, Dr. https://doi.org/10.25034/1761.1(1)67-75 -Urban Cages and Domesticated Humans https://doi.org/10.25034/1761.1(1)76-84

Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas

Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas
Author: Nadja Kabisch,Horst Korn,Jutta Stadler,Aletta Bonn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 3319560913
ISBN 13: 9783319560915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas Book Review:

This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Cities and Water

Cities and Water
Author: Roger L. Kemp
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2008-12-12
ISBN 10: 0786434694
ISBN 13: 9780786434695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities and Water Book Review:

Droughts, global warming and rising infrastructure costs have brought new attention to water as both an urban planning and an environmental issue. This volume presents many best-practice case studies to show how cities and towns throughout the United States are restoring their wetlands, watersheds, rivers, beaches, and harbors even as rapid urbanization has put more stress on water supplies. These collected accounts are designed to educate citizens and public officials about water-related issues and future concerns. Regional and national resource directories are included.

Urban Sustainability and River Restoration

Urban Sustainability and River Restoration
Author: Katia Perini,Paola Sabbion
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN 10: 1119244943
ISBN 13: 9781119244943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Sustainability and River Restoration Book Review:

Urban Sustainability and River Restoration: Green and Blue Infrastructure considers the integration of green and blue infrastructure in cities as a strategy useful for acting on causes and effects of environmental and ecological issues. River restoration projects are unique opportunities for sustainable development and smart growth of communities, providing multiple environmental, economic, and social benefits.This book analyzes initiatives and actions carried out and developed to improve environmental conditions in cities and better understand the environmental impact of (and in) dense urban areas in the United States and in Europe.

Cities Going Green

Cities Going Green
Author: Roger L. Kemp,Carl J. Stephani
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN 10: 0786486988
ISBN 13: 9780786486984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities Going Green Book Review:

Over the past several decades, numerous planning movements have taken root within the United States. With names like “Urban Renewal,” “Garden Cities,” “Healthy Cities,” “Smart Growth,” “Eco-Cities” and “Sustainability,” these programs promote ways to create, protect, preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of life in cities, towns and suburbs, especially in regards to the natural environment. This guide to the best practices of these programs introduces the rapidly evolving field before presenting more than 40 case studies of communities that are effectively “going green.” An assessment of the future of these towns and cities and resources for citizens and officials seeking additional information conclude the work. By compiling these success stories, this handbook makes an excellent resource for anyone seeking to facilitate the restoration of the natural environment within their community.

Energy Research Abstracts

Energy Research Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:30000010505778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Preservation

Sustainable Preservation
Author: Jean Carroon
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-11-15
ISBN 10: 0470169117
ISBN 13: 9780470169117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Preservation Book Review:

Preservation of buildings involves multiple design decisions, all of which have a "sustainable" or "green" alternative. Written by a noted expert on the subject, Sustainable Preservation is the first comprehensive book on sustainable and green historic preservation for architects and preservation professionals. This resource explores issues from building location and site to building materials, lighting, systems, and the building envelope. With case studies of significant projects of various types of buildings, this book outlines key principles that architects and preservation professionals can put into practice.