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Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies

Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies
A Book

by Woodrow W. Clark

  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 2018-11-12
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN : 0128154365
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Climate Preservation in Urban Communities Case Studies delivers a firsthand, applied perspective on the challenges and solutions of creating urban communities that are adaptable and resilient to climate change. The book presents valuable insights into the real-life challenges and solutions of designing, planning and constructing urban sustainable communities, providing real world examples of innovative technologies that contribute to the creation of sustainable, healthy and livable cities. Examples of successes, failures and solutions are presented based on a cross disciplinary approach for infrastructural systems, including discussions of drinking water, wastewater, power systems, broadband, Wi-Fi, transportation and green buildings technologies. Presents a cross-disciplinary approach for anticipating, mitigating and designing effective infrastructure solutions Includes practical and project-proven best practices in applying climate preservation tools to maintain healthy cities Covers green practices, from architecture, to construction, also including international codes, methods and legal frameworks

Qualitative Economics

Qualitative Economics
The Science of Economics

by Woodrow W. Clark II,Michael Fast

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2019-10-08
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 3030059375
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a new paradigm of economics that is called Qualitative Economics. The authors take an approach to economics that is entirely different from the established neo-classical economics paradigm. Arguing that the basis of neo-classical economic theory with its focus on perfect information in a balanced equilibrium system of supply and demand is fundamentally flawed, the authors propose an inclusive philosophical and scientific perspective to explain economic structures and activities and how best to understand the dynamics of economics. Furthermore, the authors argue that a qualitative approach allows for greater understanding of not only the actors, actions and situations in economics, but also defines the context in which the more traditional quantitative and statistical methods are applied. The book includes case studies to further illustrate the applications of qualitative economics. Challenging orthodox paradigms and schools of economic thought, the book proposes a new way of looking at economics, and as such will be of use to researchers and students of economics, business, social sciences and the sciences as well as think tanks and advocacy groups interested in heterodox economics.

Handbook of Cities and the Environment

Handbook of Cities and the Environment

by Kevin Archer,Kris Bezdecny

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2016-12-30
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1784712264
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With an ever-growing majority of the world's human population living in city spaces, the relationship between cities and nature will be one of the key environmental issues of the 21st Century. This book brings together a diverse set of authors to explore the various aspects of this relationship both theoretically and empirically. Rather than considering cities as wholly separate from nature, a running theme throughout the book is that cities, and city dwellers, should be characterized as intrinsic in the creation of specifically urban-generated ‘socio-natures’.

Smart, Resilient and Transition Cities

Smart, Resilient and Transition Cities
Emerging Approaches and Tools for A Climate-Sensitive Urban Development

by Adriana Galderisi,Angela Colucci

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2018-07-17
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0128114789
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Smart, Resilient and Transition Cities: Emerging Approaches and Tools for Climate-Sensitive Urban Development starts with a presentation of three widespread Urban Metaphors, which are gaining increasing attention from urban planners and decision-makers: Smart City, Resilient City and Transition Towns, being all of them focused on the need for enhancing cities’ capacities to cope with the multiple and heterogeneous challenges threatening contemporary cities and their future development and, above all, with climate issues. Then, the Authors provide an overview of current large-scale and urban strategies to counterbalance climate change so far undertaken in different geographical contexts (Europe, United States, China, Africa and Australia), shedding light on the different approaches, on the different weights assigned to mitigation and adaptation issues as well as on the main barriers hindering their effectiveness and translation into measurable outcomes. Opportunities and criticalities arising from the rich, ‘sprawled’ and ‘blurred’ landscape of current strategies and initiatives in the face of climate change pave the way to a discussion on the lessons learnt from current initiatives and provide new hints for developing integrated climate strategies, capable to guide planners and decision makers towards a climate sensitive urban development Smart, Resilient and Transition Cities: Emerging Approaches and Tools for Climate-Sensitive Urban Development merges a scientific approach with a pragmatic one. Through a case study approach, the Authors explore strengths and weaknesses of institutional and informal practices to foreshadow innovative paths for an adaptive process of urban governance in the face of climate change. The book guides the reader along new governance paths, characterized by continuous learning and close cooperation and communication among different actors and stakeholders and, in so doing, helps them to overcome current ‘siloed’ approaches to climate issues. Links resilience, smart growth, low-carbon urbanism, climate-friendly cities, sustainable development and transition cities, being all these concepts crucial to improve effective climate policies Includes a number of case studies showing how cities, different in size, geographical, cultural and economic contexts are currently dealing with climate issues, grasping synergies and commonalities arising from current institutional practices and transition initiatives Provides strategic and operative guidelines to overcome barriers and critical issues emerging from current practices, promoting cross-sectoral approaches to counterbalance climate change

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas
Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice

by Nadja Kabisch,Horst Korn,Jutta Stadler,Aletta Bonn

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-09-01
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 3319560913
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Journal of Borderlands Studies

Journal of Borderlands Studies
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Colonnade

Colonnade
The News Journal of the School of Architecture, University of Virginia

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Governing Sustainable Cities

Governing Sustainable Cities
A Book

by Bob Evans,Marko Joas,Susan Sundback,Kate Theobald

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-06-17
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 113656456X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Urban governance and sustainability are rapidly becoming key issues around the world. Currently three billion people - half the population of the planet - live in cities, and by 2050 a full two-thirds of the world's population will be housed in ever larger and increasingly densely populated urban areas. The economic, social and environmental challenges posed by urbanization on such a large scale and at such a rapid pace are staggering for local, regional and national governments working towards sustainability. Solutions to the myriad problems plaguing the quest for sustainability at the city-level are equally as diverse and complex, but are rooted in the assumptions of the 'sustainability agenda', developed at the Rio Earth Summit and embodied in Local Agenda/Action 21. These assumptions state that good governance is a necessary precondition for the achievement of sustainable development, particularly at the local level, and that the mobilization of local communities is an essential part of this process. Yet until now, these assumptions, which have guided the policies and programmes of over 6000 local authorities around the world, have never been seriously tested. Drawing on three years of field research in 40 European towns and cities, Governing for Sustainable Cities is the first book to examine empirically the processes of urban governance in sustainable development. Looking at a host of core issues including institutional and social capacity, institutional design, social equity, politics, partnerships and cooperation and creative policy-making, the authors draw compelling conclusions and offer strong guidance. This book is essential reading for policy-makers, politicians, activists and NGOs, planners, researchers and academics, whether in Europe, North America, Australasia or transitional and developing countries, concerned with advancing sustainability in our rapidly urbanizing world.

Nature-Based Solutions for Building Resilience in Towns and Cities

Nature-Based Solutions for Building Resilience in Towns and Cities
Case Studies from the Greater Mekong Subregion

by Asian Development Bank

  • Publisher : Asian Development Bank
  • Release : 2016-12-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9292576585
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Urban populations are projected to increase from 54% to 66% of the global population by 2050, with close to 90% of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. Cities and towns---a growing source of greenhouse gas emissions---will need to address challenges posed by climate change. A nature-based approach in identifying climate change vulnerabilities and developing relevant adaptation options was conducted in three towns of the Greater Mekong Subregion. Working with local governments, nongovernment organizations, women's groups, and professional associations, town-wide adaptation measures were defined by overlaying climate change projections on town plans and zoning schemes for strategic infrastructure. This publication captures valuable experience and lessons from the project.

The Infrastructure of Play: Building the Tourist City

The Infrastructure of Play: Building the Tourist City
Building the Tourist City

by Dennis R. Judd

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-02-12
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1317456297
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using in-depth case studies, this volume shows how the infrastructure of tourism has transformed cities throughout North America. It makes clear that the modern urban environment is being thoroughly altered to emphasize the growing tourism sector in such areas as renovated waterfronts.

The Historic Urban Landscape

The Historic Urban Landscape
Managing Heritage in an Urban Century

by Francesco Bandarin,Ron van Oers

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-01-12
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1119968097
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the intellectual developments in urban conservation. The authors offer unique insights from UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the book is richly illustrated with colour photographs. Examples are drawn from urban heritage sites worldwide from Timbuktu to Liverpool to demonstrate key issues and best practice in urban conservation today. The book offers an invaluable resource for architects, planners, surveyors and engineers worldwide working in heritage conservation, as well as for local authority conservation officers and managers of heritage sites.

Agriculture in the Planning and Management of Peri-urban Areas: Case studies presented by OECD member countries and reports on selected policy issues

Agriculture in the Planning and Management of Peri-urban Areas: Case studies presented by OECD member countries and reports on selected policy issues
A Book

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

  • Publisher : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ; [Washington, D.C. : sold by OECD Publications and Information Center]
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 795
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Climate Change and Cities

Climate Change and Cities
Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network

by Cynthia Rosenzweig,William D. Solecki,Patricia Romero-Lankao,Shagun Mehrotra,Shobhakar Dhakal,Somayya Ali Ibrahim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-03-29
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1316603334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Urban Climate Change Research Network, Center for Climate Systems Research, Earth Institute, Columbia University."

Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation
Science, Policy, and Management

by G. Carleton Ray,Jerry McCormick-Ray

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-10-11
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1118714431
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Providing a guide for marine conservation practice, Marine Conservation takes a whole-systems approach, covering major advances in marine ecosystem understanding. Its premise is that conservation must be informed by the natural histories of organisms together with the hierarchy of scale-related linkages and ecosystem processes. The authors introduce a broad range of overlapping issues and the conservation mechanisms that have been devised to achieve marine conservation goals. The book provides students and conservation practitioners with a framework for thoughtful, critical thinking in order to incite innovation in the 21st century. "Marine Conservation presents a scholarly but eminently readable case for the necessity of a systems approach to conserving the oceans, combining superb introductions to the science, law and policy frameworks with carefully chosen case studies. This superb volume is a must for anyone interested in marine conservation, from students and practitioners to lay readers and policy-makers." —Simon Levin, George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Natural Connections

Natural Connections
Perspectives In Community-Based Conservation

by David Western,Michael Wright

  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 1994-12
  • Pages : 581
  • ISBN : 9781559633468
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Both realism and justice demand that efforts to conserve biological diversity address human needs as well. The most promising hope of accomplishing such a goal lies in locally based conservation efforts -- an approach that seeks ways to make local communities the beneficiaries and custodians of conservation efforts.Natural Connections focuses on rural societies and the conservation of biodiversity in rural areas. It represents the first systematic analysis of locally based efforts, and includes a comprehensive examination of cases from around the world where the community-based approach is used. The book provides: an overview of community-based conservation in the context of the debate over sustainable development, poverty, and environmental decline case studies from the developed and developing worlds -- Indonesia, Peru, Australia, Zimbabwe, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom -- that present detailed examples of the locally based approach to conservation a review of the principal issues arising from community-based programs an agenda for future action

Case Studies on Communities Creating Jobs and Protecting the Environment

Case Studies on Communities Creating Jobs and Protecting the Environment
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Environment & Planning

Environment & Planning
A.

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Conservation Directory 2005-2006

Conservation Directory 2005-2006
The Guide to Worldwide Environmental Organizations

by National Wildlife Federation

  • Publisher : Shearwater Books
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 638
  • ISBN : 9781559635134
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive listing of conservation and environmental organisations, this reference provides information on nearly 4000 government agencies, nongovernmental organisations and colleges and universities as well as more than 18,000 officials concerned with environmental conservation.

Planning and Place in the City

Planning and Place in the City
Mapping Place Identity

by Marichela Sepe

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 0415664756
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Under the influence of globalization, the centres of many cities in the industrialised world are losing their place identity, the set of cultural markers that define a city’s uniqueness and make it instantly recognisable. A key task for planners and residents, working together, is to preserve that unique sense of place without making the city a parody of itself. In Planning and Place in the City, Marichela Sepe explores the preservation, reconstruction and enhancement of cultural heritage and place identity. She outlines the history of the concept of placemaking, and sets out the range of different methods of analysis and assessment that are used to help pin down the nature of place identity. This book also uses the author's own survey-based method called PlaceMaker to detect elements that do not feature in traditional mapping and identifies appropriate planning interventions. Case studies investigate cities in Europe, North America and Asia, which demonstrate how surveys and interviews can be used to draw up an analytical map of place identity. This investigative work is a crucial step in identifying cultural elements which will influence what planning decisions should be taken in the future. The maps aim to establish a dialogue with local residents and support planners and administrators in making sustainable changes. The case studies are amply illustrated with survey data sheets, photos, and coloured maps. Innovative and broad-based, Planning and Place in the City lays out an approach to the identification and preservation of place and cultural heritage suitable for students, academics and professionals alike.

The European Community and the Environment

The European Community and the Environment
A Book

by Office for Official Publications of the European Communities

  • Publisher : Luxembourg : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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