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Spaces Of Sustainability

Author : Mark Whitehead
ISBN : 9780203004098
Genre : Science
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Spaces of Sustainability is an engaging and accessible introduction to the key philosophical ideas which lie behind the principles of sustainable development. This topical resource discusses key contemporary issues including global warming, third world poverty, transnational citizenship and globalization. Combining the latest research and theoretical frameworks Spaces of Sustainability offers a unique insight into contemporary attempts to create a more sustainable society and introduces the debates surrounding sustainable development through a series of interesting transcontinental case studies. These include: discussions of land-use conflicts in the USA; agricultural reform in the Indian Punjab; environmental planning in the Barents Sea; community forest development in Kenya; transport policies in Mexico City; and political reform in Russia. Written in an approachable and concise manner, this is essential reading for students of geography, planning, environmental politics and urban studies. It is illustrated throughout with figures and plates, along with a range of explanatory help boxes and useful web links.

Sustainable Architectures

Author : Simon Guy
ISBN : 0415700442
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 34. 94 MB
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As buildings are responsible for fifty per cent of CO2emissions, their design has become the focus of intense technical scrutiny. Knowing how to build more technically efficient, or ecologically responsible, buildings, and being able to assemble the social resources to do so, requires different forms of knowledge and practice. There is wide contestation over the optimal pathways to greener buildings design and great diversity in practices of sustainable architecture. This volume brings together leading researchers from across the European Union and North America both to illustrate the diversity of practice and to provide a critical commentary on this key debate. The reader is provided with an introduction to competing perspectives on the sustainable architecture debate, international exemplars of differing practice and an overview of new theoretical and methodological resources for understanding and meeting the conceptual, social and technical challenges of sustainable architecture. of sustainable architecture.

Urban Green Spaces

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ISBN : 9783030104696
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Regreening The Built Environment

Author : Michael A Richards
ISBN : 9781351764797
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Regreening the Built Environment examines the relationship between the built environment and nature and demonstrates how rethinking the role and design of infrastructure can environmentally, economically, and socially sustain the earth. In the past, infrastructure and green or park spaces have been regarded as two opposing factors and placed in conflict with one another through irresponsible patterns of development. This book attempts to change this paradigm and create a new notion that greenspace, parks, and infrastructure can indeed be one in the same. The case studies will demonstrate how existing "gray" infrastructure can be retrofitted with green infrastructure and low impact development techniques. It is quite plausible that a building can be designed that actually creates greenspace or generates energy; likewise, a roadway can be a park, an alley can be a wildlife corridor, and a parking surface can be a garden. In addition to examining sustainability in the near future, the book also explores such alternatives in the distant and very distant future, questioning the notion of sustainability in the event of an earth-altering, cataclysmic disaster. The strategies presented in this book aim to stimulate discussions within the design profession and will be of great interest to students and practitioners of environmental studies, architecture, and urban design.

Sustainable London

Author : Imrie, Rob
ISBN : 9781447310600
Genre : Social Science
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How is London responding to social and economic crises, and to the challenges of sustaining its population, economy and global status? Sustainable development discourse has come to permeate different policy fields, including transport, housing, property development and education. In this exciting book, authors highlight the uneven impacts and effects of these policies in London, including the creation of new social and economic inequalities. The contributors seek to move sustainable city debates and policies in London towards a progressive, socially just future that advances the public good. The book is essential reading for urban practitioners and policy makers, and students in social, urban and environmental geography, sociology and urban studies.

Perceptions Of Sustainability In Heritage Studies

Author : Marie-Theres Albert
ISBN : 9783110415278
Genre : Architecture
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With contribiutions Francesco Bandarin, Minja Yang and Mechthild Rössler This publication is the fourth in the Heritage Studies series and aims to reflect upon the many dimensions of sustainability and sustainable development within the Heritage Studies discourse. Sustainability as a concept and sustainable development as a goal are presented in official policies within UNESCO's understanding of heritage, in its paradigmatic reflections and in the diversity of theories and methods, including many different and sometimes conflicting understandings of sustainability within this discourse. Thus, the contributors to this publication discuss sustainability as it directly concerns the potential of different approaches to World Heritage and Intangible Heritage. The inclusion of the four dimensions of sustainability - environmental, economic, social and cultural - into the Heritage Studies discourse opens a new perspective on the discourse itself.

System Of Open Spaces

Author : Raquel Tardin
ISBN : 9781461443520
Genre : Science
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In the current panorama of urban growth and planning in many urban territories of western societies, open spaces are residual spaces of urban occupation or are reserved for eventual occupation. Open spaces have been viewed in this manner in the earlier stages of the compact city and especially now, in a time of the dispersed territories characterized by discontinuity, heterogeneity, and fragmentation. The disciplinary perspectives of ecology, geology, landscape architecture, and urbanism, but also public opinion, have for some time promoted the conservation and protection of the most valuable natural spaces, and efforts have been made to remove such spaces from the real estate market. However, such positions, usually radical, are insufficient for territorial equilibrium and inevitably lead to the progressive disappearance of valuable natural spaces.

Advanced Building Technologies For Sustainability

Author : Asif Syed
ISBN : 9781118259801
Genre : Architecture
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Practical solutions for sustainability In this timely guide, one of the world's leaders in advancedbuilding technology implementation shows architects and engineersproven and practical methods for implementing these technologies insustainably-designed buildings. Because of the very limited timearchitects are given from being awarded a project to conceptdesign, this book offers clear and workable solutions forimplementing solar energy, radiant heating and cooling floors,displacement ventilation, net zero, and more. It provides helpfultips and suggestions for architects and engineers to work togetheron implementing these technologies, along with many innovativepossibilities for developing a truly integrated design. This bookalso explores and explains the many benefits of advancedtechnologies, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, loweroperating costs, noise reduction, improved indoor air quality, andmore. In addition, Advanced Building Technologies forSustainability: Offers detailed coverage of solar energy systems, thermalenergy storage, geothermal systems, high-performance envelopes,chilled beams, under-floor air distribution, displacement inductionunits, and much more Provides case studies of projects using advanced technologiesand demonstrates their implementation in a variety of contexts andbuilding types Covers the implementation of advanced technologies in officetowers, large residential buildings, hospitals, schools,dormitories, theaters, colleges, and more Complete with a clear and insightful explanation of therequirements for and benefits of acquiring the U.S. Green BuildingCouncil's LEED certification, Advanced Building Technologies forSustainability is an important resource for architects,engineers, developers, and contractors involved in sustainableprojects using advanced technologies.

Urban Sustainability

Author : Ann Dale
ISBN : 9781442612884
Genre : Political Science
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This book explores concrete ways to achieve urban sustainability based on integrated planning, policy development, and decision-making.

The Challenge Of Sustainability

Author : Atkinson, Hugh
ISBN : 9781447323532
Genre : Political Science
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This timely and accessible book explores the links between politics, learning and sustainability. Its central focus is the future of people and the planet itself. The challenges that we face in combatting climate change and building a more sustainable world are complex and the book argues that if we are to successfully meet these challenges we need a fundamental change in the way we do politics and economics, embedding a lifelong commitment to sustainability in all learning. We have no option but to make things work for the better. After all, planet earth is the only home we have! The book will be important reading for academics and students in a variety of related subjects, including politics, public policy, education, sustainable development, geography, media, international relations and development studies. It will also be a valuable resource for NGOs and policy makers.

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