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Spaces Of Sustainability

Author : Mark Whitehead
ISBN : 9781134246366
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.

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 Architectures

Author : Simon Guy
ISBN : 0415700442
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 52. 45 MB
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As buildings are responsible for fifty per cent of CO2 emissions, 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.

Community Voices

Author : Sally Paulin
ISBN : UOM:39015067664204
Genre : Architecture
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Focuses on the way people come together in community groups to achieve sustainable outcomes. Locations are a mix of rural and urban communities.

Sustainable London

Author : Imrie, Rob
ISBN : 9781447310600
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 61. 45 MB
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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.

Sustainable Communities

Author : Terry Marsden
ISBN : 9780080453637
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 61. 49 MB
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"This book brings together key debates and empirical cases from an international perspective exploring the ways in which more sustainable communities might develop. The book critically reviews the literatures on sustainable communities before addressing through empirical case studies of Firm, State and Resource perspectives on attempts to create them. The volume is a synthesis of research work and debate conducted over recent years by members of the Economic and Social Research Council's research centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS), under its sustainable communities programme."--BOOK JACKET.

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 Through Environmental Design

Author : Kevin Thwaites
ISBN : 9781134157679
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 61. 22 MB
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What can architects, landscape architects and urban designers do to make urban open spaces, streets and squares, more responsive, lively and safe? Urban Sustainability through Environmental Design answers this question by providing the analytical tools and practical methodologies that can be employed for sustainable solutions to the design and management of urban environments. The book calls into question the capability of ‘quick-fix’ development solutions to provide the establishment of fixed communities and suggests a more time-conscious and evolutionary approach. This is the first significant book to draw together a pan-European view on sustainable urban design with a specific focus on social sustainability. It presents an innovative approach that focuses on the tools of urban analysis rather than the interventions themselves. With its practical approach and wide-ranging discussion, this book will appeal to all those involved in producing communities and spaces for sustainable living, from students to academics through to decision makers and professional leaders.

Organizational Communication And Sustainable Development Icts For Mobility

Author : Hallin, Anette
ISBN : 9781605668239
Genre : Political Science
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Covering advantages as well as disadvantages, explores how mobility meets sustainability in contemporary organizational communication.

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