The Physical City

Author: Neil L. Shumsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135603057
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Healthy Cities

Author: Namir Khan
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810840348
Size: 67.88 MB
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Modern cities can be designed to constitute a more supportive environment for a great many activities, provide a more livable habitat, and reduce the burden imposed on the biosphere. They can be made healthier (in terms of the definition by World Health Organization) and more sustainable by means of new and emerging preventive approaches. Healthy Cities focuses on those preventive approaches that can make cities healthier and more sustainable. This book, as well as the two companion volumes, Sustainable Energy and Sustainable Production, is the result of a twelve-year research project carried out at the Center for Technology and Social Development at the University of Toronto. The research findings led to the development of a new conceptual framework and strategy aimed at converting technological and economic growth into development that would gradually become more sustainable.

Exploiting The Knowledge Economy

Author: Miriam Cunningham
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781586036829
Size: 58.62 MB
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Adaptation of applied information and communication technologies (ICT) research results is one of the greatest challenges faced in building the global knowledge economy. This set of two books brings together a collection of contributions on commercial, government or societal exploitation of applied ICT.

Handbook Of Urban Studies

Author: Ronan Paddison
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803976955
Size: 40.78 MB
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The Handbook of Urban Studies provides the first comprehensive, up-to-date account of the urban condition, relevant to a wide readership from academics to researchers and policymakers. It provides a theoretically and empirically informed account embracing all the different disciplines contributing to urban studies. Leading authors identify key issues and questions and future trends for further research and present their findings so that, where appropriate, they are relevant to the needs of policymakers. Using the city as a unifying structure, the Handbook provides an holistic appreciation of urban structure and change, and of the theories by which we understand the structure, development and changing character

Conservation For Cities

Author: Robert I. McDonald
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610915232
Size: 11.11 MB
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It's time to think differently about cities and nature. Understanding how to better connect our cities with the benefits nature provides will be increasingly important as people migrate to cities and flourish in them. All this urban growth, along with challenges of adapting to climate change, will require a new approach to infrastructure if we're going to be successful. Yet guidance on how to plan and implement projects to protect or restore natural infrastructure is often hard to come by. With Conservation for Cities, Robert McDonald offers a comprehensive framework for maintaining and strengthening the supporting bonds between cities and nature through innovative infrastructure projects. After presenting a broad approach to incorporating natural infrastructure priorities into urban planning, he focuses each following chapter on a specific ecosystem service. He describes a wide variety of benefits, and helps practitioners answer fundamental questions: What are the best ecosystem services to enhance in a particular city or neighborhood? How might planners best combine green and grey infrastructure to solve problems facing a city? What are the regulatory and policy tools that can help fund and implement projects? Finally, McDonald explains how to develop a cost-effective mix of grey and green infrastructure and offers targeted advice on quantifying the benefits. Written by one of The Nature Conservancy's lead scientists on cities and natural infrastructure, Conservation for Cities is a book that ecologists, planners, and landscape architects will turn to again and again as they plan and implement a wide variety of projects.

Human Cities

Author: Barbara Goličnik Marušić
ISBN: 9789058563453
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Human Cities: Celebrating Public Space combines theoretical, practical and artistic approaches related to public space. The first part - Public for place - concentrates on networks and actions people are involved in when creating social environments in c

The State Of Latin American And Caribbean Cities 2012

Author: United Nations
Publisher: UN
Size: 42.99 MB
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With 80% of its population living in cities, Latin America and the Caribbean is the most urbanized region on the planet. Located here are some of the largest and best-known cities, like Mexico City, S�o Paulo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Bogota, Lima and Santiago. The region also boasts hundreds of smaller cities that stand out because of their dynamism and creativity. This edition of State of Latin American and Caribbean cities presents the current situation of the region's urban world, including the demographic, economic, social, environmental, urban and institutional conditions in which cities are developing.