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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.�