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GNSS Atmospheric Seismology
$99.33
Springer
October-11-2018
Theory, Observations and Modelling

Focusing on new methods of earthquake monitoring using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), this book offers a new direction for seismology research. It presents the lithosphere?atmosphere?ionosphere coupling. Direction observation evidence for atmospheric seismology is also provided using global denser GNSS. Lastly it offers an in-depth analysis of the pre-earthquake disturbances from over 2000 earthquakes (1998?2014).

It is a valuable resource for researchers working in the fields of satellite navigation, atmospheric sciences and seismology wanting to gain insights into earthquakes and earthquake forecasting.

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Urban Horticulture
$184.03
Springer
August-26-2018
Sustainability for the Future

This book provides comprehensive information on the rapidly developing field of urban horticulture for sustainable use of land resources and creating a better environment. It presents peer-reviewed chapters from leading international researchers in the field of horticulture technologies, environmental issues, urban horticulture, and landscaping and its role in society. It covers a wide array of topics on this subject and constitutes a valuable reference guide for students, professors, researchers, builders, and agriculturists concerned with urban horticulture, city planning, biodiversity, and the sustainable development of horticultural resources.

Urban horticultural technologies facilitate the efficient use of available land in urban and residential areas, helping meet the demand for fresh fruits and vegetables to feed ever-growing urban populations. The amount of green space in urban areas is dwindling due to rising land prices, while the climbing numbers of multi-story buildings are producing various environmental and health issues. Technological advances provide tools and techniques for high-density and vertical cropping in small areas, promoting efficient and sustainable resource utilization. As such, urban horticulture is gaining importance in city planning ? not only to bolster the food supply but also to improve the aesthetic value, environmental conditions, landscape, and business environment, while also reducing the consumption of fossil fuel in transportation.

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Building Integrated Renewable Energy
$114.73
Springer
August-12-2018
Technical and Aesthetic Performance of Renewable Energy Systems on Buildings

This book examines the current state of the art for building- integrated, renewable systems. It provides an overview of current and emerging technologies and includes a number of sections discussing specific technologies used in buildings and the nature of both technical and visual integration, and presents a series of case studies showing effective systems. It also contextualizes the debates surrounding renewable energy systems in buildings, identifying different perspectives in relation to architectural design. After an overview of the field and the issues that arise, the sections discuss the renewable technologies that are being employed. Each includes a chapter with the key characteristics of the area, followed by a series of case studies, which include both new-build and existing buildings and are illustrated with photographs, technical and construction drawings and details of performance. With contributions from academics, industry and architects, it provides readers with an holistic overview of this field as well as examples of best practice and design approaches that can be pursued in future design projects.

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Architecture, Urban Space and War
$99.99
Springer
August-11-2018
The Destruction and Reconstruction of Sarajevo
This book investigates architectural and urban dimensions of the ethnic-nationalist conflict in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, during and after the siege of 1992-1995. Focusing on the wartime destruction of a portion of the cityscape in central Sarajevo, and its post-war reconstruction, re-inscription and memorialization, the book reveals how such spatial transformations become complicit in the struggle for reconfiguration of the city?s territory, boundaries and place identity. Drawing on original research, the study highlights the capacities of architecture and urban space to mediate terror, violence and resistance, deal with heritage of the war and act a catalyst for ethnic segregation or reconciliation. Based on a multi-disciplinary methodological approach grounded in architectural and urban theory, spatial turn in critical social theory, and assemblage thinking, the book provides an innovative spatial framework for analyzing the political role of contemporary cities.
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The Sociotechnical Constitution of Resilience
$130.13
Springer
May-28-2018
A New Perspective on Governing Risk and Disaster
This book considers the concept of resilience in a global society where coping with the consequence and long term impact of crisis and disaster challenges the capacity of communities to bounce back in the event of severe disruption. Catastrophic events such as the 9.11 terrorist attack, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the volcano eruption in Central Java entailed massive devastation on physical infrastructures, and caused significant social and economic damage. This book considers how the modern sociotechnological system facilitating human activity defines how societies survive and whether a crisis will be short-lived or prolonged. Drawing on the concept of sociotechnical resilience, this book closely examines a range of events North America, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Pacific Islands. By presenting the successes and failures of sociotechnical resilience, it offers important insights and practical lessons to build better and comprehensive understandings of resilience in a real-world setting, significantly contributing to the study of disaster resilience. 

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Beton und Design
$65.44
Springer
May-25-2018
Produkte - Technologien - Hersteller

Beton ist durch neue Technologien und Herstellungsmethoden auf dem Vormarsch in die Welt des Designs, der Wohn- und Arbeitswelten. Produkte wie Lichtbeton , Hochleistungsbetone oder faserbewehrte Materialien sorgen f�r neue M�glichkeiten in der Herstellung und Produktentwicklung von Waschbecken, K�chen, Lampen, Bestecken, sogar hochwertigem Schmuck.

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Smart Metropolitan Regional Development
$230.23
Springer
May-11-2018
Economic and Spatial Design Strategies

This book discusses the concept and practice of a smart metropolitan region, and how smart cities promote healthy economic and spatial development. It highlights how smart metropolitan regional development can energize, reorganize and transform the legacy economy into a smart economy; how it can help embrace Information and Communications Technology (ICT); and how it can foster a shared economy. In addition, it outlines how the five pillars of the third industrial revolution can be achieved by smart communities.

In addition, the book draws on 16 in-depth city case studies from ten countries to explore the state of the art regarding the smart economy in smart cities ? and to apply the lessons learned to shape smart metropolitan economic and spatial development. 

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Urban Mobility in Modern China
$57.74
Springer
May-04-2018
The Growth of the E-bike
This book is an empirically rich case-study of what is currently the most popular alternative-fuel vehicle in the history of motorization ? the electric two-wheeler (e-bike). The book provides sociological insights into e-bike mobility in China and discusses politics, social practices and larger issues of mobility transition in urban China. 

Taking an accessible approach to the subject, the book identifies the main sociospatial conflicts regarding the use of e-bikes and discusses why electric two-wheeler mobility is important for the future of urban China and urban transportation globally. This book will be an invaluable read for urban geographers and transportation researchers, but also for academics and general readers interested in Chinese Studies, specifically in the area of urban mobility in China.

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Denkräume als Modelle
$23.09
Springer
April-28-2018
<p>Das Buch macht bedeutende Modellschemata deutlich, die in der Kunstgeschichte/Philosophiegeschichte eine Rolle gespielt haben und für Architekten und Künstler auch heute noch und heute wieder eine Rolle spielen: Werkzeuge der kreativen Arbeit.<br></p><div>Alle Wahrnehmenden/Vorstellenden/Produzierenden/Erinnernden/philosophisch-wissenschaftlich-künstlerisch Arbeitenden gehen von modellartigen Annahmen und Entwicklungen aus. So erst werden die Zusammenhänge deutlich, die wir Dinge im Raum, Vorgänge in der Zeit, Werke, Erlebnisse nennen.<br></div>
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Participatory Design and Self-building in Shared Urban Open Spaces
$184.03
Springer
April-17-2018
Community Gardens and Casitas in New York City
The book investigates the development of community gardens with self-built structures, which have existed as a shared public open space land use form in New York City?s low-come neighborhoods like the South Bronx since the 1970s. These gardens have continued to be part of the urban landscape until today, despite conflicting land use interests, changing residents groups and contradictory city planning. Both community gardens and self-built structures are created in a participatory design and self-built effort by urban residents and are an expression of the individual gardeners? preferences, their cultural background and the decisions made by the managing residents? group in regards to the needs of their neighborhood. Ultimately community gardens with self-built structures are an expression of the people?s will to commonly use this land for open and enclosed structures next to their homes in the city and need to be included in future urban planning.
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Urban Planning for Healthy European Cities
$57.74
Springer
April-10-2018
This book investigates different aspects of the relationship between ?healthy cities? and ?urban planning?, examining various best practices in Europe. It uses the above as a starting point and investigates different aspects of healthy cities, examining various best practices in Europe. Capitalizing on ongoing trials, the chapters identify the policies that underlie plans and projects that have caused positive changes in local communities in terms of the quality of life and safety of inhabitants. From these best practices, the book deduces criteria and guidelines for planning healthy and safe cities.
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The Horizontal Metropolis Between Urbanism and Urbanization
$199.43
Springer
April-02-2018

This book provides an overview of the Horizontal Metropolis concept, and of the theoretical, methodological and political implications for the interdisciplinary field in which it operates. The book investigates the contemporary emergence of a new type of extended urbanity across regions, territories and continents, up to the global scale. Further, it explores the diffusion of contemporary urban conditions in an interdisciplinary and original manner by analyzing essential case studies. Offering extensive content on the Horizontal Metropolis concept, the book presents a range of approaches intended to transcend various inherited spatial ontologies: urban/rural, town/country, city/non-city, and society/nature. The book is intended for all readers interested in the emergence and development of new approaches in cultural theory, urban and design education, landscape urbanism and geography.

 

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Modernity, Nation and Urban-Architectural Form
$107.03
Springer
March-28-2018
The Dynamics and Dialectics of National Identity vs Regionalism in a Tropical City

This book explores how Malaysia, as a multicultural modern nation, has approached issues of nationalism and regionalism in terms of physical expression of the built environment. Ever since the nation?s post-Colonial era, architects and policy makers have grappled with the theoretical and practical outcomes of creating public architecture that effectively responds to traditions, nationhood and modernity.

The authors compile and analyse prevailing ideas and strategies, present case studies in architectural language and form, and introduce the reader to tensions arising between a nationalist agenda and local ?regionalist? architectural language. These dichotomies represent the very nature of multicultural societies and issues with identity; a challenge that various nations across the globe face in a changing environment.

This topical and pertinent volume will appeal to students and scholars of urban planning, architecture and the modern city.

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The Fair-Line and the Good Frontage
$57.74
Springer
March-28-2018
Surface and Effect
This book offers an extended consideration of the fairground showfront. It combines archival material, contemporary examples of fairs, and a sustained theoretical engagement with influential philosophies of surface, including recent work by Avrum Stroll and Andrew Benjamin, as well as the nineteenth century author Gottfried Semper. Semper?s work on the origin of architectural enclosure ?formed from woven mats and carpets? anticipates the surface and material history of the showfront. Initial chapters introduce these philosophies, the evolution of showfronts, and the ways in which individual fairground rides and attractions are arranged to form an enclosing boundary for the whole fair. Later chapters focus on issues of spectacle and illusion, vast ?interior? spaces, atmosphere, crowds and surface effects. Informed by a wide range of work from other design and cultural studies, the book will be of interest to readers in these areas, as well as architecture and those curious about the fairground.�
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Enabling Eco-Cities
$57.74
Springer
March-25-2018
Defining, Planning, and Creating a Thriving Future
Cities are striving to become more resilient, adaptive and sustainable; this requires new ways of governing and developing the city. This book features chapters by researchers using regenerative development and transitions theories to envisage how Eco-Cities could be planned, designed and created, and concludes with practical tools and an outline of how this evolution could be facilitated. It examines two major questions: How can we use understandings of Eco-Cities to address the legacy of urban built form and existing practices which often make it difficult to create the systemic changes needed? And what are the elements of complex urban places and spaces that will enable the planning, creation and evolution of thriving cities?

The book will appeal to planners, city makers, urban researchers, students and practitioners, including planners, designers, architects and sustainability managers, and all those seeking to envisage the steps along the path to thriving cities of the future.


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Toward Sustainable Relations Between Agriculture and the City
$153.23
Springer
February-12-2018
This book gives an overview of frameworks, methods, and case studies useful for the analysis of the relations between agriculture and the city, in Europe and the Mediterranean. Its originality lies in the analysis of urban food systems sustainability from an actors? perspective. All the chapters consider the key role of actors in the definition of innovations and pathways, which enhance sustainability, seen as an ongoing process. Part 1 presents systemic approaches of agricultural-urban interactions at the city-region scale in France, Egypt, Italy and Morocco. Part 2 deals with methods and tools for urban planning and local development, utilized to design and assess sustainable food systems. The Part 3 inventories the recent changes in urban agriculture and the new forms of governance which are emerging in European cities (Athens, Berlin, Lisbon, Montpellier, Paris and Zurich).� These results are useful for students, academics and activists involved in local policies and projects.
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Arts and Culture for Older People in Singapore: An Annotated Bibliography
$57.74
Springer
January-31-2018

This book combines in a single volume numerous studies concerning the use of arts and culture to enhance quality of life, health and wellbeing among older people, especially in Singapore. The bibliography covers not only research conducted in Singapore (both published and grey literature), but also a global body of work encompassing the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and North America. In addition to the annotated bibliography, the opening chapter introduces the current state of policy, practice and research on arts and culture for older people in Singapore.

The book offers a valuable point of reference for all readers interested in the use of artistic and cultural development as creative and non-pharmacological approaches to providing support throughout the ageing process. It will be particularly useful for anyone interested in research advances in participatory arts therapies and recreational activities for older individuals.

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Co-­creating Sustainable Urban Futures
$130.13
Springer
January-26-2018
<p>This is a unique book that provides rich knowledge on how to understand and actively contribute to urban sustainability transitions. The book combines theoretical frameworks and tools with practical experiences on transition management as a framework that supports urban planning and governance towards sustainability. The book offers the opportunity to become actively engaged in working towards sustainable futures of cities. Readers of this book will be equipped to understand the complexity of urban sustainability transitions and diagnose persistent unsustainability problems in cities. Urban planners and professionals will build competences for designing transition management processes in cities and engaging with multidisciplinary knowledge in solution-seeking processes. The heart of the book marks the variety of very different local case studies across the world – including, amongst others, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, La Botija in Honduras, Sydney in Australia and Cleveland in the US. These rich studies give inspiration and practical insights to young planners on how to create sustainable urban futures in collaboration with other stakeholders.</p><p>The case studies and critical reflections on applications of transition management in cities offer food for thought and welcome criticism. They also introduce new lenses to understand the bigger picture that co-creation dynamics play in terms of power, (dis-)empowerment, legitimacy and changing actor roles. This will equip the readers with a deep understanding of the dynamics, opportunities and challenges present in urban contexts and urban sustainability transitions.</p>
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Stadterneuerung im vereinten Deutschland – Rück- und Ausblicke
$76.23
Springer
January-04-2018
<div><p>Das vorliegende Jahrbuch blickt reflektierend auf 25 Jahre Stadterneuerung zurück, zieht Bilanz und zeigt Zukunftsperspektiven auf.</p>Im Jahr der deutschen Wiedervereinigung fand sich mit dem Arbeitskreis Stadterneuerung an deutschsprachigen Hochschulen eine Gruppe von Fachleuten zusammen, die durch die Herausgabe eines „Jahrbuchs Stadterneuerung“ zu einer Institutionalisierung der fachlichen Debatte über Stadterneuerung beitragen wollten. Dabei bezogen sie sich auf ein zwar nicht mehr junges, aber erst wenige Jahre zuvor leitbildhaft konsolidiertes Feld der Stadtentwicklung. Mit der Herausbildung der „behutsamen Stadterneuerung“ hatte sich nach längeren Auseinandersetzungen in den 1980er Jahren in der alten Bundesrepublik ein Ansatz weitgehend durchgesetzt, der sowohl die städtebaulich-architektonische Substanz als auch die vorhandenen Nutzungen und Bewohner/innen besonders respektiert. Er verkörpert damit einen wesentlichen Ausdruck einer Wende in der Stadtplanung, bei der das rationale Planungsmodell durch ein eher kommunikatives ersetzt oder zumindest ergänzt, das Gott-Vater-Modell von Planung stark in Frage gestellt sowie die städtebaulich-architektonischen Leitbilder der „Moderne“ durch Prinzipien einer „Nachmoderne“ ersetzt wurden.<p></p></div><div></div><p></p>
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Mega-Events and Legacies in Post-Metropolitan Spaces
$57.74
Springer
January-01-2018
Expos and Urban Agendas
This book offers new perspectives through which to observe and interpret mega-events. Using the specific case studies of World?s Fairs, Di Vita and Morandi present a report of the Milan Expo 2015 and its trans-scalar legacies. While the event and post-event have been affected by the world crisis, the locations of exhibition areas have greatly expanded, encompassing regional as well as post-metropolitan spaces. The two main aims of comparing Milan to previous expos such as Lisbon 1998, Zaragoza 2008 and Shanghai 2010, were to demonstrate the contribution of the 2015 World?s Fair to the urban innovation process and to the debate surrounding a new urban agenda; as well as to examine empirically and theoretically the international discussion regarding the growth of regional and macro-regional scales of contemporary cities in order to offer suggestions for future urban agendas through mega-events. �This book will be of great value to students, researchers and policy makers in the area of urban planning and the urban studies more broadly, geography and spatial politics.�
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