Sustainable design aims to improve building efficiency. It includes both individual buildings and neighbourhoods. Urban planning, architecture and spatial design are key aspects of sustainable design and energy plays a major role. This book looks into United Kingdom and international experiences, building discussion upon case study examples taking through planning, construction, operations and maintenance phases of sustainable design. Environmental, social and economic considerations are included in the discussion and presentations.
Strategic Spatial Projects: Catalysts for Change is focused upon the transformative nature of strategic spatial change for urban planning. The book weaves between design and strategic potential, with a goal of achieving sustainable systems in urban planning. The material asserts that technological plannig alone is not enough, nor urban planning based on competitive business outcomes. Instead, it suggests that spatial quality in terms of how urban areas function is the central force of success. Toward this end, socio-economic benefits must emerge through strategic planning efforts - and these need to take significant new ways of thinking.
The book 'The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture - Managing Systems at Risk' summarises the current quantity, quality and socio-economic values of land and water around the global with respect to availability, risk and climate change. Policies, food production models and integrated management principles are all considered and discussed. Water is essential for food production and land suitable for meeting the challenges of feeding a hungry planet is increasingly demanded. This book presents the state of these resources and provides a global baseline for their future consideration and continued healthy, sustainable existence.
Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation is the 7th edition of a popular cartographic reference for professional and student use. This edition includes a focus upon the interpretation of maps and the information within them. Map accuracy and learning how to read maps is also included. The ability to read and understand what a map is expressing and representing helps to formulate questions, causing readers to wonder, query, imagine, understand and to investigate how and why the map data exists.
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Canada - CoastGIS 2013 Conference: Monitoring and Adapting to Change on the Coast
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Germany - Munich Satellite Navigation Summit
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Italy - INSPIRE 2013: The Green Renaissance
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Italy - International Workshop at the Crossroad of Earth Information, Technology and Social Sciences
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Austria - RIEGL LIDAR 2013 International User Conference
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Portugal - 10th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition