Urban Systems Design

Urban Systems Design
Author: Yoshiki Yamagata,Perry P. J. Yang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2020-02-11
ISBN 10: 0128162937
ISBN 13: 9780128162934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Urban Systems Design: Creating Sustainable Smart Cities in the Internet of Things Era shows how to design, model and monitor smart communities using a distinctive IoT-based urban systems approach. Focusing on the essential dimensions that constitute smart communities energy, transport, urban form, and human comfort, this helpful guide explores how IoT-based sharing platforms can achieve greater community health and well-being based on relationship building, trust, and resilience. Uncovering the achievements of the most recent research on the potential of IoT and big data, this book shows how to identify, structure, measure and monitor multi-dimensional urban sustainability standards and progress. This thorough book demonstrates how to select a project, which technologies are most cost-effective, and their cost-benefit considerations. The book also illustrates the financial, institutional, policy and technological needs for the successful transition to smart cities, and concludes by discussing both the conventional and innovative regulatory instruments needed for a fast and smooth transition to smart, sustainable communities. Provides operational case studies and best practices from cities throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia, and Africa, providing instructive examples of the social, environmental, and economic aspects of “smartification Reviews assessment and urban sustainability certification systems such as LEED, BREEAM, and CASBEE, examining how each addresses smart technologies criteria Examines existing technologies for efficient energy management, including HEMS, BEMS, energy harvesting, electric vehicles, smart grids, and more

Sustainability Assessments of Urban Systems

Sustainability Assessments of Urban Systems
Author: Claudia R. Binder,Romano Wyss,Emanuele Massaro
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2020-02-29
ISBN 10: 110847179X
ISBN 13: 9781108471794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Provides guidelines for assessing the sustainability of urban systems including theory, methods and case studies.

Creating Urban Agricultural Systems

Creating Urban Agricultural Systems
Author: Gundula Proksch
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN 10: 1317751558
ISBN 13: 9781317751557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Urban Agricultural Systems Book Review:

Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the essential environmental inputs and operational strategies of urban farms, and inspires community and design tools for innovative operations and sustainable urban environments that produce fresh, local food. Over 70 projects and 16 in-depth case studies of productive, integrated systems, located in North America, Europe, and Asia ,are organized by their emphasis on nutrient, water, and energy management, farm operation, community integration and design approaches so that you can see innovative strategies in action. Interviews with leading architecture firms, including WORKac, Kiss + Cathcart, Weber Thompson, CJ Lim/Studio 8, and SOA Architectes, highlight the challenges and rewards you face when creating urban agriculture systems. Catalogs of growing and building systems, a glossary, bibliography, and abstracts will help you find information fast.

Low Carbon Cities

Low Carbon Cities
Author: Steffen Lehmann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN 10: 1317659139
ISBN 13: 9781317659136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Low Carbon Cities is a book for practitioners, students and scholars in architecture, urban planning and design. It features essays on ecologically sustainable cities by leading exponents of urban sustainability, case studies of the new directions low carbon cities might take and investigations of how we can mitigate urban heat stress in our cities’ microclimates. The book explores the underlying dimensions of how existing cities can be transformed into low carbon urban systems and describes the design of low carbon cities in theory and practice. It considers the connections between low carbon cities and sustainable design, social and individual values, public space, housing affordability, public transport and urban microclimates. Given the rapid urbanisation underway globally, and the need for all our cities to operate more sustainably, we need to think about how spatial planning and design can help transform urban systems to create low carbon cities, and this book provides key insights.

International and Transnational Perspectives on Urban Systems

International and Transnational Perspectives on Urban Systems
Author: Celine Rozenblat,Denise Pumain,Elkin Velasquez
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 9811077991
ISBN 13: 9789811077999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International and Transnational Perspectives on Urban Systems Book Review:

This book reviews the recent evolutions of cities in the world according to entirely revised theoretical fundamentals of urban systems. It relies on a vision of cities sharing common dynamic features as co-evolving entities in complex systems. Systems of cities that are interdependent in their evolutions are characterized in the context of that dynamics. They are identified on various geographical scales—worldwide, regional, or national. Each system exhibits peculiarities that are related to its demographic, economic, and geopolitical history, and that are underlined by the systematic comparison of continental and regional urban systems, following a common template throughout the book. Multi-scale urban processes, whether local (one city), or within national systems (systems of cities), or linked to the expansion of transnational networks (towards global urban systems) throughout the world over the period 1950–2010 are deeply analyzed in 16 chapters. This global overview challenges urban governance for designing policies facing globalization and the subsequent ecological transition. The answers, which emerge from the diversity of situations in the world, add some reflections on and recommendations to the “urban system framework” proposed in the Habitat III agenda.

Environmental Design of Urban Buildings

Environmental Design of Urban Buildings
Author: Mat Santamouris
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1849771162
ISBN 13: 9781849771160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Design of Urban Buildings Book Review:

The importance of an integrated approach in urban design is becoming increasingly apparent. This book explains how to overcome related challenges in environmental design of urban buildings and offers guidance on the use of new materials and techniques and the integration of new philosophies. Supported by the EC's SAVE 13 programme, Environmental Design of Urban Buildings includes contributions from experts at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, the Hellenic Open University, Greece, Cambridge Architectural Research, UK and REHVA/University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.A free CD-ROM containing multi-media software tools and climatic data accompanies the book.CONTENTSEnvironmental Urban Design * Architectural Design, Passive Environmental and Building Engineering Systems * Environmental Issues of Building Design * Sustainable Design, Construction and Operation * Intelligent Controls and Advanced Building Management Systems * Urban Building Climatology * Heat and Mass Transfer Phenomena in Urban Buildings * Applied Lighting Technologies for Urban Buildings * Case Studies * Guidelines to Integrate Energy Conservation * Indoor Air Quality * Applied Energy and Resources Management in the Urban Environment * Economic Methodologies * Integrated Building Design * Bibliography, IndexPublished with SAVE

Technologies for Sustainable Urban Design and Bioregionalist Regeneration

Technologies for Sustainable Urban Design and Bioregionalist Regeneration
Author: Dora Francese
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-02-22
ISBN 10: 1317330773
ISBN 13: 9781317330776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book explores the role of technology in ecological urban design and regeneration. Part I provides theoretical and methodological insights into technological approaches that offer optimum respect to existing cultural and natural environments, while offering minimum impact and carbon footprint. Parts II and III provide contextualised examples that demonstrate the use, or proposal of, sustainable technologies and solutions for regenerating parts of the urban and peri-urban. The case studies offer insights from the Mediterranean and the Middle East in a diverse range of spaces, from central urban squares, oblique cities, urban waterfronts, decaying suburbs, to peri-urban areas such as touristic waterfronts, former industrial areas, hyper-commercial areas, humid zones and parks.

Planning within Complex Urban Systems

Planning within Complex Urban Systems
Author: Shih-Kung Lai
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2020-12-18
ISBN 10: 100020622X
ISBN 13: 9781000206227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Imagine living in a city where people could move freely and buildings could be replaced at minimal cost. Reality cannot be further from such. Despite this imperfect world in which we live, urban planning has become integral and critical especially in the face of rapid urbanization in many developing and developed countries. This book introduces the axiomatic/experimental approach to urban planning and addresses the criticism of the lack of a theoretical foundation in urban planning. With the rise of the complexity movement, the book is timely in its depiction of cities as complex systems and explains why planning from within is useful in the face of urban complexity. It also includes policy implications for the Chinese cities in the context of axiomatic/experimental planning theory.

Proposals for the International Competition of Sustainable Urban Systems Design

Proposals for the International Competition of Sustainable Urban Systems Design
Author: Shigeru Itoh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:150399374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Urban Design Method and Techniques

Urban Design  Method and Techniques
Author: Rafael Cuesta,Christine Sarris,Paola Signoretta,J.C Moughtin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 1136020659
ISBN 13: 9781136020650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Design Method and Techniques Book Review:

This book deals with a wide range of techniques used in the urban design process. It then goes on to relate these techniques to a unique, comprehensive account of method. A method of urban design is developed which has sustainability and environmental protection at the centre of its philosophy. Previously, literature regarding the urban design method has been almost totally neglected; this book introduces the topic to the reader. This revised Second Edition encompasses the latest techniques including the development of geographic information systems and financial techniques which help evaluate projects. A number of techniques are illustrated by example or case study. Where techniques are discussed they are located within the structure of the design process. The book develops a logical framework for a process, which includes problem definition, survey, analysis, concept generation, evaluation and implementation. It is this framework which leads toward the development of an urban design method. This book is a practical guide for students or professionals in the early part of their careers. It is organized so that each chapter provides guidance which readers would have otherwise had to discover for themselves, often with some difficulty.

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design
Author: Carl Bovill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN 10: 1317932277
ISBN 13: 9781317932277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design Book Review:

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale, and energy sources, the book presents essential information in context, so that you get the full picture. Hundreds of drawings, sketches, charts, and diagrams illustrate points author Carl Bovill makes in his clear and direct style, which communicates the basics in a concise way. You'll learn: -About environmental economics -How sustainable architectural design relates to ecology -How fractal geometry can lead to a new understanding of the structure of the world around us -How to design energy efficient houses and commercial buildings -How to design and live in our cities to lower energy use per person -About LEED points at all scales A glossary and reading lists encourage you to explore the topics further.

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design
Author: S.T.A. Pickett,M.L. Cadenasso,Brian McGrath
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2013-01-13
ISBN 10: 9400753411
ISBN 13: 9789400753419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design Book Review:

The contributors to this volume propose strategies of urgent and vital importance that aim to make today’s urban environments more resilient. Resilience, the ability of complex systems to adapt to changing conditions, is a key frontier in ecological research and is especially relevant in creative urban design, as urban areas exemplify complex systems. With something approaching half of the world’s population now residing in coastal urban zones, many of which are vulnerable both to floods originating inland and rising sea levels, making urban areas more robust in the face of environmental threats must be a policy ambition of the highest priority. The complexity of urban areas results from their spatial heterogeneity, their intertwined material and energy fluxes, and the integration of social and natural processes. All of these features can be altered by intentional planning and design. The complex, integrated suite of urban structures and processes together affect the adaptive resilience of urban systems, but also presupposes that planners can intervene in positive ways. As examples accumulate of linkage between sustainability and building/landscape design, such as the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park and Toronto’s Lower Don River area, this book unites the ideas, data, and insights of ecologists and related scientists with those of urban designers. It aims to integrate a formerly atomized dialog to help both disciplines promote urban resilience.

Graphic Design in Urban Environments

Graphic Design in Urban Environments
Author: Robert Harland
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2016-10-20
ISBN 10: 1472597761
ISBN 13: 9781472597762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Design in Urban Environments Book Review:

Graphic Design in Urban Environments introduces the idea of a category of designed graphic objects that significantly contribute to the functioning of urban systems. These elements, smaller than buildings, are generally understood by urban designers to comprise such phenomena as sculpture, clock towers, banners, signs, large screens, the portrayal of images on buildings through “smart screens,” and other examples of what urban designers call “urban objects.”The graphic object as it is defined here also refers to a range of familiar things invariably named in the literature as maps, street numbers, route signs, bus placards, signs, architectural communication, commercial vernacular, outdoor publicity, lettering, banners, screens, traffic and direction signs and street furniture. One can also add markings of a sports pitch, lighting, bollards, even red carpets or well dressings. By looking at the environment, and design and deconstructing form and context relationships, the defining properties and configurational patterns that make up graphic objects are shown in this book to link the smallest graphic detail (e.g. the number 16) to larger symbolic statements (e.g. the Empire State Building). From a professional design practice perspective, a cross section through type, typographic, graphic and urban design will provide a framework for considering the design transition between alphabets, writing systems, images (in the broadest sense) and environments.

Fundamentals of Spatial Information Systems

Fundamentals of Spatial Information Systems
Author: Robert Laurini,Derek Thompson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 680
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 0124383807
ISBN 13: 9780124383807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Spatial Information Systems Book Review:

The study and application of spatial information systems have been developed primarily from the use of computers in the geosciences. These systems have the principle functions of capturing, storing, representing, manipulating, and displaying data in 2-D and 3-D worlds. This book approaches its subject from the perspectives of informatics and geography, presenting methods of conceptual modeling developed in computer science that provide valuable aids for resolving spatial problems. This book is an essential textbook for both students and practitioners. It is indispensable for academic geographers, computer scientists, and the GIS professional. Key Features * Serves as the first comprehensive textbook on the field of Spatial Information Systems (also known as Geographic Information Systems) * Contains extensive illustrations * Presents numerous detailed examples

Designing Urban Agriculture

Designing Urban Agriculture
Author: April Philips
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-05-10
ISBN 10: 1118330234
ISBN 13: 9781118330234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Urban Agriculture Book Review:

A comprehensive overview of edible landscapes—completewith more than 300 full-color photos and illustrations Designing Urban Agriculture is about the intersection ofecology, design, and community. Showcasing projects and designersfrom around the world who are forging new paths to the sustainablecity through urban agriculture landscapes, it creates a dialogue onthe ways to invite food back into the city and pave a path tohealthier communities and environments. This full-color guide begins with a foundation of ecologicalprinciples and the idea that the food shed is part of a city'surban systems network. It outlines a design process based onsystems thinking and developed for a lifecycle orregenerative-based approach. It also presents strategies, tools,and guidelines that enable informed decisions on planning,designing, budgeting, constructing, maintaining, marketing, andincreasing the sustainability of this re-invented cityscape. Casestudies demonstrate the environmental, economic, and social valueof these landscapes and reveal paths to a greener and healthierurban environment. This unique and indispensable guide: Details how to plan, design, fund, construct, and leverage thesustainability aspects of the edible landscape typology Covers over a dozen typologies including community gardens,urban farms, edible estates, green roofs and vertical walls, edibleschool yards, seed to table, food landscapes within parks, plazas,streetscapes and green infrastructure systems and more Explains how to design regenerative edible landscapes thatbenefit both community and ecology and explores the connectionsbetween food, policy, and planning that promote viable food shedsystems for more resilient communities Examines the integration of management, maintenance, andoperations issues Reveals how to create a business model enterprise thataddresses a lifecycle approach

Design and Construction of Urban Stormwater Management Systems

Design and Construction of Urban Stormwater Management Systems
Author: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publsiher: ASCE Publications
Total Pages: 760
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780872628557
ISBN 13: 0872628558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Construction of Urban Stormwater Management Systems Book Review:

Prepared byØtheØTask Committee of the Urban Water Resources Research Council of ASCE. Copublished by ASCE and the Water Environment Federation. Design and Construction of Urban Stormwater Management Systems presents a comprehensive examination of the issues involved in engineering urban stormwater systems. This Manual?which updates relevant portions of Design and Construction of Sanitary and Storm Sewers, MOP 37?reflects the many changes taking place in the field, such as the use of microcomputers and the need to control the quality of runoff as well as the quantity. Chapters are prepared by authors with experience and expertise in the particular subject area. The Manual aids the practicing engineer by presenting a brief summary of currently accepted procedures relating to the following areas: financial services; regulations;Ø surveys and investigations;Ø design concepts and master planning;Ø hydrology and water quality;Ø storm drainage hydraulics; andØ computer modeling.

Human Factors in Land Use Planning and Urban Design

Human Factors in Land Use Planning and Urban Design
Author: Nicholas J. Stevens,Paul M. Salmon,Guy H. Walker,Neville A. Stanton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2018-01-17
ISBN 10: 1317120248
ISBN 13: 9781317120247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The integration of Human Factors in Land Use Planning and Urban Design (LUP & UD) is an exciting and emerging interdisciplinary field. This book offers practical guidance on a range of Human Factors methods that can be used to rigorously and reliably explore LUP & UD. It provides new ways to interpret urban space and detail context sensitive analysis for the interpretation and design of our surroundings. The methodologies outlined allow for the consideration of the technical aspects of the built environment with the necessary experience and human centered approaches to our urban and regional settings. This book describes 30 Human Factors methods for use in the LUP & UD context. While it explores theory, it also focuses on the question of what Human Factors methods are; their advantages and disadvantages; step-by-step guidance on how to carry them out; and case studies to guide the reader. Describes the practice and processes associated with urban and regional strategic planning Constructed so that students, practitioners, and researchers with an interest in one particular area of Human Factors can read the chapters independently from one another

Metabolism of the Anthroposphere second edition

Metabolism of the Anthroposphere  second edition
Author: Peter Baccini,Paul H. Brunner
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2012-02-10
ISBN 10: 0262300540
ISBN 13: 9780262300544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An overview of the cultural evolution of material flows and stocks with an emphasis on the design of metabolic processes in urban systems. Over the last several thousand years of human life on Earth, agricultural settlements became urban cores, and these regional settlements became tightly connected through infrastructures transporting people, materials, and information. This global network of urban systems, including ecosystems, is the anthroposphere; the physical flows and stocks of matter and energy within it form its metabolism. This book offers an overview of the metabolism of the anthroposphere, with an emphasis on the design of metabolic systems. It takes a cultural historical perspective, supported with methodology from the natural sciences and engineering. The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in the fields of regional development, environmental protection, and material management. It will also be a resource for undergraduate and graduate students in industrial ecology, environmental engineering, and resource management. The authors describe the characteristics of material stocks and flows of human settlements in space and time; introduce the method of material flow analysis (MFA) for metabolic studies; analyze regional metabolism and the material systems generated by basic activities; and offer four case studies of optimal metabolic system design: phosphorus management, urban mining, waste management, and mobility. This second edition of an extremely influential book has been substantially revised and greatly expanded. Its new emphasis on design and resource utilization reflects recent debates and scholarship on sustainable development and climate change.

Urban Design Thinking

Urban Design Thinking
Author: Kim Dovey
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-06-02
ISBN 10: 1472568001
ISBN 13: 9781472568007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Urban Design Thinking provides a conceptual toolkit for urban design. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it shows how the design of our cities and urban spaces can be interpreted and informed through contemporary theories of urbanism, architecture and spatial analysis. Relating abstract ideas to real-world examples, and taking assemblage thinking as its critical framework, the book introduces an array of key theoretical principles and demonstrates how theory is central to urban design critique and practice. Thirty short chapters can be read alone or in sequence, each opening a different kind of conceptual window onto how cities work and how they are transformed through design practice. Chapters range from explorations of urban morphology, typology, meaning and place identity to particular issues such as urban design codes, informal settlements, globalization, transit and creative clusters. This book is essential reading for those engaged with the practice of urban design and planning, as well as for anyone interested in the theoretical side of urbanism, architecture, and related disciplines.

Optimization of Urban Wastewater Systems using Model Based Design and Control

Optimization of Urban Wastewater Systems using Model Based Design and Control
Author: Carlos Alberto Velez Quintero
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN 10: 1000116425
ISBN 13: 9781000116427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimization of Urban Wastewater Systems using Model Based Design and Control Book Review:

A considerable amount of scientific evidence has been collected leading to the conclusion that urban wastewater components should be designed as one integrated system, in order to protect the receiving waters cost-effectively. Moreover, there is a need to optimize the design and operation of the sewerage network and wastewater treatment plant (WwTP) considering the dynamic interactions between them and the receiving waters. This book introduces a method called Model Based Design and Control (MoDeCo) for the optimum design and control of urban wastewater components. The book presents a detailed description of the integration of modelling tools for the sewer, the wastewater treatment plants and the rivers. The complex modelling structure used for the integrated model challenge previous applications of integrated modelling approaches presented in scientific literature. The combination of modelling tools and multi-objective evolutionary algorithms demonstrated in this book represent an excellent tool for designers and managers of urban wastewater infrastructure. This book also presents two alternatives to solve the computing demand of the optimization of integrated systems in practical applications: the use of surrogate modelling tools and the use of cloud computer infrastructure for parallel computing.