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

Urban Systems Design Book Review:

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

Urban Systems Design

Urban Systems Design
Author: Yoshiki Yamagata
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2020-01-17
ISBN 10: 9780128160558
ISBN 13: 0128160551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Systems Design Book Review:

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

Sustainability Assessments of Urban Systems Book Review:

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.

Understanding Complex Urban Systems Multidisciplinary Approaches to Modeling

Understanding Complex Urban Systems  Multidisciplinary Approaches to Modeling
Author: Christian Walloth,Jens Martin Gurr,J. Alexander Schmidt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2013-12-14
ISBN 10: 3319029967
ISBN 13: 9783319029962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Complex Urban Systems Multidisciplinary Approaches to Modeling Book Review:

Understanding Complex Urban Systems takes as its point of departure the insight that the challenges of global urbanization and the complexity of urban systems cannot be understood – let alone ‘managed’ – by sectoral and disciplinary approaches alone. But while there has recently been significant progress in broadening and refining the methodologies for the quantitative modeling of complex urban systems, in deepening the theoretical understanding of cities as complex systems, or in illuminating the implications for urban planning, there is still a lack of well-founded conceptual thinking on the methodological foundations and the strategies of modeling urban complexity across the disciplines. Bringing together experts from the fields of urban and spatial planning, ecology, urban geography, real estate analysis, organizational cybernetics, stochastic optimization, and literary studies, as well as specialists in various systems approaches and in transdisciplinary methodologies of urban analysis, the volume seeks to advance the discussion on multidisciplinary approaches to urban modeling. While engaging with the ‘state of the art’ in their respective fields, the contributions are specifically written for both experts from a broad range of disciplines as well as for urban practitioners who feel the need for new approaches given the uncertainty of current developments.

Design Components of Lifestyles in Sustainable Urban Systems

Design Components of Lifestyles in Sustainable Urban Systems
Author: Robert Bügl,Roland W. Scholz (Social psychologist, Ecologist, Germany, Switzerland)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:774178746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

Planning within Complex Urban Systems Book Review:

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.

Saint John Central Area Urban Design

Saint John Central Area Urban Design
Author: Central Urban Systems Corporation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 83
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:270374193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

Low Carbon Cities Book Review:

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.

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

Technologies for Sustainable Urban Design and Bioregionalist Regeneration Book Review:

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.

Design Public Hearing Transcript Easton Urban Systems

Design Public Hearing Transcript  Easton Urban Systems
Author: Easton (Conn.),Connecticut. Department of Transportation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 118
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:8960140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Urban Play

Urban Play
Author: Fabio Duarte,Ricardo Alvarez
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN 10: 0262362260
ISBN 13: 9780262362269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Play Book Review:

Why technology is most transformative when it is playful, and innovative spatial design happens only when designers are both tinkerers and dreamers. In Urban Play, Fábio Duarte and Ricardo Álvarez argue that the merely functional aspects of technology may undermine its transformative power. Technology is powerful not when it becomes optimally functional, but while it is still playful and open to experimentation. It is through play--in the sense of acting for one's own enjoyment rather than to achieve a goal--that we explore new territories, create new devices and languages, and transform ourselves. Only then can innovative spatial design create resonant spaces that go beyond functionalism to evoke an emotional response in those who use them. The authors show how creativity emerges in moments of instability, when a new technology overthrows an established one, or when internal factors change a technology until it becomes a different technology. Exploring the role of fantasy in design, they examine Disney World and its outsize influence on design and on forms of social interaction beyond the entertainment world. They also consider Las Vegas and Dubai, desert cities that combine technology with fantasies of pleasure and wealth. Video games and interactive media, they show, infuse the design process with interactivity and participatory dynamics, leaving spaces open to variations depending on the users' behavior. Throughout, they pinpoint the critical moments when technology plays a key role in reshaping how we design and experience spaces.

Evaluation of the Urban Systems Engineering Demonstration Program

Evaluation of the Urban Systems Engineering Demonstration Program
Author: Howard University. School of Engineering
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112104123655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluation of the Urban Systems Engineering Demonstration Program Book Review:

"The preparationof this report was financed in part through a comprehensive planning grant through the Department of Housing and Urban Development under contract no. H-1701.

Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply

Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply
Author: Ashok K. Sharma,Donald Begbie,Ted Gardner
Publsiher: IWA Publishing
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2015-05-15
ISBN 10: 1780405359
ISBN 13: 9781780405353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply Book Review:

Rainwater tank systems have been widely adopted across the world to provide a safe local source of water in underdeveloped rural areas, a substitution for mains water for non potable end uses in water stressed urban areas, as well as providing flooding control in monsoonal climates such as Korea, or combined sewer systems such as Germany. The importance of these systems in cities has grown, as water managers seek to provide a range of decentralised solutions to supply constraints of current water supply systems, whilst reducing the impact of urban development on the natural environment, and increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change. Rainwater tank systems are now often implemented under integrated urban water management (IUWM) and water sensitive urban design (WSUD) philosophies, which take a holistic view of the urban water cycle. Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply is based on a comprehensive, multi-million dollar research program that was undertaken in South East Queensland (SEQ) Australia in response to the Millennium drought when the water supply level in the regions drinking water dams dropped to 17% in July 2007 and the area came close to running out of water. In particular, the book provides insights and detailed analysis of design, modelling, implementation, operation, energy usage, economics, management, health risk, social perceptions and implications for water quality/quantity of roof water runoff. The approaches and methodologies included in Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply inform and validate research programs, and provide insights on the expected performance and potential pitfalls of the adoption of rainwater tanks systems including: actual harvested yield and resulting mains water savings, optimal sizing for rainwater storages and roof collection systems, expected water quality and implications for managing public health risks, modelling tools available for decision support, operation and management approaches of a decentralised asset at the household scale and community acceptance. The book is suitable for use at undergraduate and post graduate levels and is of particular interest to water professionals across the globe, who are involved in the strategic water planning for a town, city or a region. It is a valuable resource for developers, civil designers, water planners, architects and plumbers seeking to implement sustainable water servicing approaches for residential, industrial and commercial developments.

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.

A Generic Planning Model for Urban Systems

A Generic Planning Model for Urban Systems
Author: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. School of Architecture and Environmental Design,John H. Robinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 195
Release: 1971
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:7336284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Water Systems Analysis Design and Planning

Water Systems Analysis  Design  and Planning
Author: Mohammad Karamouz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 956
Release: 2021-12-29
ISBN 10: 1000487350
ISBN 13: 9781000487350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Systems Analysis Design and Planning Book Review:

This book presents three distinct pillars for analysis, design, and planning: urban water cycle and variability as the state of water being; landscape architecture as the medium for built-by-design; and total systems as the planning approach. The increasing demand for water and urban and industrial expansions have caused myriad environmental, social, economic, and political predicaments. More frequent and severe floods and droughts have changed the resiliency and ability of water infrastructure systems to operate and provide services to the public. These concerns and issues have also changed the way we plan and manage our water resources. Focusing on urban challenges and contexts, the book provides foundational information regarding water science and engineering while also examining topics relating to urban stormwater, water supply, and wastewater infrastructures. It also addresses critical emerging issues such as simulation and economic modeling, flood resiliency, environmental visualization, satellite data applications, and digital data model (DEM) advancements. Features: Explores various theoretical, practical, and real-world applications of system analysis, design, and planning of urban water infrastructures Discusses hydrology, hydraulics, and basic laws of water flow movement through natural and constructed environments Describes a wide range of novel topics ranging from water assets, water economics, systems analysis, risk, reliability, and disaster management Examines the details of hydrologic and hydrodynamic modeling and simulation of conceptual and data-driven models Delineates flood resiliency, environmental visualization, pattern recognition, and machine learning attributes Explores a compilation of tools and emerging techniques that elevate the reader to a higher plateau in water and environmental systems management Water Systems Analysis, Design, and Planning: Urban Infrastructure serves as a useful resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in the areas of water resources and systems analysis, as well as practicing engineers and landscape professionals.

Environmental Design of Urban Buildings

Environmental Design of Urban Buildings
Author: Mat Santamouris
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1136566945
ISBN 13: 9781136566943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Design of Urban Buildings Book Review:

This book provides a review of environmental and energy research with respect to urban building projects. It describes how to overcome related challenges in environmental design of urban buildings. The book discusses the passive and active environmental systems within building concepts.

City Design

City Design
Author: Jonathan Barnett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN 10: 1317481496
ISBN 13: 9781317481492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City Design Book Review:

City Design describes the history and current practice of the four most widely accepted approaches to city design: the Modernist city of towers and highways that, beginning in the 1920s, has come to dominate urban development worldwide but is criticized as mechanical and soul-less; the Traditional organization of cities as streets and public places, scorned by the modernists, but being revived today for its human scale; Green city design, whose history can be traced back thousands of years in Asia, but is becoming increasingly important everywhere as sustainability and the preservation of the planet are recognized as basic issues, and finally Systems city design, which includes infrastructure and development regulation but also includes computer aided techniques which give designers new tools for managing the complexity of cities. This new, revised edition of City Design includes a larger format and improved interior design allowing for better image quality. The author has also included wider global coverage and context with more international examples throughout, as well as new coverage on designing for informal settlements and new research conclusions about the immediacy of sea level rise and other climate change issues that affect cities, which sharpen the need for design measures discussed in the book. Authoritative yet accessible, City Design covers complicated issues of theory and practice, and its approach is objective and inclusive. This is a comprehensive text on city design ideal for planners, landscape architects, urban designers and those who want to understand how to improve cities.

Nature and Cities

Nature and Cities
Author: Frederick R. Steiner,George F. Thompson,Armando Carbonell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781558443471
ISBN 13: 1558443479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature and Cities Book Review:

Named one of the American Society of Landscape Architects' Best Books of 2016, Nature and Cities asserts that ecologically based urban designs and plans are essential as the world urbanizes and the effects of climate change grow more severe. In this collection of essays, leading international landscape architects, architects, city planners, and urban designers explore the economic, environmental, and public health benefits of integrating nature more fully into cities and of linking ecological information to actions across many scales, communities, and regions. The book builds upon the premise of Ecological Design and Planning, also edited by George F. Thompson and Frederick R. Steiner (Wiley, 1997).