Download E-books Global Geographies of Post-Socialist Transition: Geographies, societies, policies (Routledge Studies in Human Geography) PDF

By Tassilo Herrschel

Since the formal elevating of the Iron Curtain, there was a lot curiosity in post-socialism and the method of post-socialist transition. This well timed publication presents a scientific evaluate and research of the method of ‘transition’. Herrschel:

  • explores contemporary theories, ideas and debates on post-socialism and the thought of transition
  • provides a scientific, topical account of post-socialist transitions all over the world, as facts by means of social, monetary, and political processes
  • examines case reviews of post-socialist transition in east and relevant Europe, the previous Soviet Union, Asia and South-East Asia, and Africa and Latin America
  • brings jointly theoretical and sensible features by means of interpreting what classes may be discovered from contemporary experiences.

Global Geographies of Post-Socialist Transition offers a really international comparative account of the that means and tactics of post-socialist transition and may be a useful source for all these drawn to this area.

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Download E-books From Welfare State to Real Estate: Regime Change in New York City, 1974 to the Present PDF

By Kim Moody

City of Quartz meets Gotham—the darkish aspect of the glittering metropolis.

New York is a urban of outlandish wealth and severe deprivation, the place the abundance of high-rise workplace house and comfort housing belies a poverty price of approximately two times the nationwide ordinary. In From Welfare kingdom to genuine Estate, fashionable exertions activist Kim Moody argues that the city's enterprise elite has tilted the political constitution towards an schedule that places genuine property improvement prior to human wishes. the result's a brand new Gilded Age in America's first urban, overseen by way of the nation's first billionaire mayor.

Tracing this pattern to its roots in 1975, whilst New York's once-generous welfare kingdom was once deserted in the course of a time of economic main issue, Moody indicates how company leaders controlled to grab an unparalleled measure of impression in neighborhood politics. From Koch to Bloomberg, the developmental bulldozer has prolonged its achieve, putting extra strain at the city's beleaguered and divided operating classification. From Welfare nation to genuine Estate bargains the 1st old narrative of the most important turning issues during this strategy, from the redevelopment of occasions sq. to the present struggle over Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards. It seems to be underneath the skyline to investigate the facility struggles that experience formed this worldwide urban within the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books Evaluation of the Built Environment for Sustainability PDF

Sustainability within the equipped surroundings is an immense factor dealing with policy-makers, planners, builders and architects within the united kingdom, Europe and all over the world. The measuring of constructions and towns for sustainability turns into more and more vital as strain for eco-friendly, sustainable improvement interprets into coverage and laws. the issues of such dimension and overview are awarded through the authors in contributions which stream from the overall to the actual, e.g. from a normal framework for an environmentally sustainable kind of city improvement to a particular input-output version program to environmental difficulties. The publication is split into 3 components: the 1st covers urban versions and sustainable structures - examine programmes, environmental guidelines, eco-friendly companies and collaborative concepts to make city improvement extra sustainable; half discusses the issues of comparing the outfitted atmosphere in making plans and development, overlaying financial and environmental tools and building, improvement and regeneration methods; half 3 illustrates a couple of purposes utilizing varied ways and methods and pertaining to a number environmental facets of the normal and equipped setting, from holding old structures to move administration and pollution tracking.

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Download E-books Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems: Principles and Practices PDF

Modern urban dwellers are principally indifferent from the environmental results in their day-by-day lives. The assets of the water they drink, the nutrition they devour, and the power they devour are all yet invisible, usually coming from different continents, and their waste leads to locations past their urban boundaries.
 
Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems indicates how towns and their citizens can start to reintegrate into their bioregional surroundings, and the way towns themselves might be deliberate with nature’s organizing ideas in brain. Taking cues from dwelling platforms for sustainability options, Newman and Jennings re-examine city layout by means of exploring flows of strength, fabrics, and data, in addition to the interactions among human and non-human components of the system.
 
Drawing on examples from all corners of the area, the authors discover ordinary styles and procedures that towns can emulate that allows you to flow towards sustainability. a few towns have followed uncomplicated ideas reminiscent of harvesting rainwater, greening roofs, and generating renewable power. Others have created biodiversity parks for endangered species, neighborhood gardens that help a connection to their foodshed, and pedestrian-friendly areas that inspire jogging and cycling.

a strong version for city redevelopment, Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems describes points of city ecosystems from the visioning strategy to reaching monetary safeguard to fostering a feeling of place.

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Download E-books The Humane Metropolis: People and Nature in the 21st-Century City PDF

Four-fifths of american citizens now dwell within the nation's sprawling metropolitan parts, and 1/2 the world's inhabitants is now categorised as "urban." As towns turn into the dominant dwelling evironment for people, there's becoming problem approximately how one can make such locations extra liveable, more fit and secure, extra ecological, and extra equitable―in brief, extra "humane."

This booklet explores the clients for a extra humane city via a sequence of essays and case reviews that examine why and the way city areas may be made greener and extra amenable. Its element of departure is the legacy of William H. Whyte (1917-1999), one among America's so much renowned city thinkers. From his eyrie excessive above ny within the workplaces of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Whyte laid the root for ultra-modern "smart progress" and "new urbanist" events with books similar to The final panorama (1968). His ardour for bettering the habitability of towns and suburbs is mirrored within the different grassroots city layout and regreening options mentioned during this volume.

Topics tested during this e-book contain city and nearby greenspaces, city ecological recovery, social fairness, and eco-friendly layout. many of the members are famous educational specialists, whereas others supply direct useful wisdom of specific difficulties and tasks. The editor's creation and epilogue set the person chapters in a broader context and recommend how the concepts defined, if greatly replicated, might help create extra humane city environments.

In addition to Rutherford H. Platt, participants to the amount contain Carl Anthony, Thomas Balsley, Timothy Beatley, Eugenie L. Birch, Edward J. Blakely, Colin M. Cathcart, Steven E. Clemants, Christopher A. De Sousa, Steven N. Handel, Peter Harnik, Michael C. Houck, Jerold S. Kayden, Albert LaFarge, Andrew gentle, Charles E. Little, Anne C. Lusk, Thalya Parilla, Deborah E. Popper, Frank J. Popper, Mary V. Rickel, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Robert L. Ryan, Laurin N. Sievert, Andrew G. Wiley-Schwartz, and Ann Louise Strong.

Included at the back of the publication is a DVD of a 22-minute movie created via Ted White, which serves as a better half to the textual content.

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Download E-books Spaced Out PDF

By Nicola Garmory

This fantastically illustrated advisor celebrates probably the most major award profitable public areas in significant towns within the united kingdom and eire during the last ten years.

Dealing with a variety of modern and innovating designed landscapes from city areas to public parks, this booklet specializes in those who were offered the top layout accolade from the Royal Institute of British Architects, The Royal city and
Planning Institute, The panorama Institute and The Civic belief. concentrating on designs in ten significant towns, and offering a quick synopsis of every of the areas by way of its layout assertion, functionality, position, layout staff and award statement, It illustrates to
the reader what makes 'good layout' within the public realm, offering either details and idea.

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Download E-books Planning the Modern Public Library Building (Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection) PDF

This selection of 22 hugely informative essays deals vital perception into present actions within the region of establishing making plans. Written by way of famous construction specialists from the us and Australia, the essays speak about severe making plans matters from a administration perspective.

Topics comprise house layout; assortment advertising; furnishings choice; landscaping; accommodating diverse age teams; website hosting actions and occasions; looking aid from the neighborhood; and extra. expertise is given a excessive precedence. A bibliographic essay offers an abundance of recommended titles for additional study.

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Download E-books Environmental Design of Urban Buildings: An Integrated Approach PDF

By Mat Santamouris

The significance of an built-in process in city layout is turning into more and more obvious. This publication explains easy methods to triumph over similar demanding situations in environmental layout of city constructions and gives assistance at the use of latest fabrics and strategies and the combination of latest philosophies.
Supported through the EC's keep thirteen programme, Environmental layout of city structures contains contributions from specialists on the nationwide and Kapodistrian college of Athens, Greece, the Hellenic Open college, Greece, Cambridge Architectural study, united kingdom and REHVA/University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

A loose CD-ROM containing multi-media software program instruments and climatic facts accompanies the book.

CONTENTS
Environmental city layout * Architectural layout, Passive Environmental and development Engineering structures * Environmental problems with development layout * Sustainable layout, development and Operation * clever Controls and complicated development administration platforms * city development Climatology * warmth and Mass move Phenomena in city constructions * utilized lighting fixtures applied sciences for city constructions * Case reviews * directions to combine strength Conservation * Indoor Air caliber * utilized power and assets administration within the city setting * financial Methodologies * built-in development layout * Bibliography, Index

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Download E-books Millionenstädte Chinas: Bilder- und Reisetagebuch einer Architektin (1958) Herausgegeben von Karin Zogmayer im Auftrag der Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien (German Edition) PDF

By Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky

Als Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky 1956 von ihrer zweiten Chinareise zurückkehrt, schreibt sie dieses kleine Buch über die Millionenstädte Chinas. Die Doyenne der österreichischen Architektur berichtet von den vier großen, voneinander in ihrer geographischen Lage, Baugeschichte und städteplanerischen Aufgabenstellung grundverschiedenen Städten Peking, Nanking, Schanghai und Wuhan. Reich bebildert stellt diese lebendige Erzählung ein Land im Aufbruch vor, das im Nachwort von Albert Speer durch einen Blick auf das gegenwärtige China ergänzt wird. "Dieses kleine Buch versteht sich als Beispiel dafür, wie sich Europäer und Asiaten, aus zwei so völlig verschiedenen Welten kommend, auf Grund von fachlichen, wissenschaftlichen und künstlerischen Auseinandersetzungen näher kommen und voneinander lernen können." Schütte-Lihotzky

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