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The sustainable city VII : urban regeneration and sustainability

Author: M Pacetti
Publisher: Southampton, UK ; Boston, Mass. : WIT Press ; Billerica, MA : Computational Mechanics Inc., 2012.
Series: WIT transactions on ecology and the environment, v. 155.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sustainable City VII.
Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics 2012
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M Pacetti
ISBN: 9781845645793 1845645790
OCLC Number: 795911592
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Contents Section 1: Urban strategies Urban sustainability: resilient regions, sustainable sprawl and green infrastructure; Overcoming unsustainability: retrofitting American suburbs with high-density built environment; Desire Lines: determining pathways through the city; Post-industrial urban strategies; In search of new paradigms to interpret and design the contemporary city; A multi-scale, morphological interpretation of the sustainable city; An urban growth model for strategic urban planning on a regional level: a proposed model prototype for Greater Cairo in the year 2050; Urbanizing the deserts of Dubai: an outdoor thermal comfort case study of Dubai International Academic City, UAE; Urban complexity, scale hierarchy, energy efficiency and economic value creation; Eco-city indicators: governance challenges; A comparative study of DGNB, LEED and BREEAM certificate systems in urban sustainability; High density suburbs redevelopment and social housing retrofitting for cities regeneration; RE-URB/ARCH: urban and architectonic regeneration strategies: sustainability modelsLand use change and environmental sustainability: the case of Lagos Metropolis; Functional recovery in an urban industrial area - methods and tools to integrate efficiency and sustainability in the pre-design phase;Integrative cities: when art and architecture become strategic Section 2: Eco-town planning (Special session organised by R. Fistola) Urban entropy vs sustainability: a new town planning perspective; Energy assessment in town planning: urban energy maps; Environmental sustainability and urban densification; Shopping mall crisis and a new perspective in the framework of the polycentric multiuse metropolitan model Section 3: Planning, development and management The cross border Agenda 21 as a governance tool; Guidelines for applying budgeting as a tool for participatory democracy in Egypt; Greening Warsaw's transport system by sustainable urban planning; Planning a university as an instrument of change; Evaluating the impact of the internationalisation of urban planning on Saudi Arabian cities; Development of utilization systems for forest residue in Hokkaido according to a Japanese strategy for a sustainable society; Relevance of national and local government policy to sustainable community natural resource management in South Africa Section 4: Planning, development and management for urban conservation and regeneration (Special session organised by A. Kocabas) Urban conservation in Istanbul's Historic Peninsula: progress and challenges; Integration of two methods: buffer zone method and land property led urban conservation case study Tokat conservation plan; Encountering culture on the edges - colouring and re-colouring in residential buildings: case studies of Istanbul; Reconceptualising urban development in exceptional territories: Nicosia Section 5: Case studies Environmental impact on the Mediterranean Spanish coast produced by the latest process of urban developments; Air pollution and port operations: a case study and strategies to clean up; Misusing the City Statute in Sao Paulo: the Nova Luz urban renewal project; Guidelines for the retrofit of the school building stock for sustainable urban regeneration of the city of Rome; Code Green; Proportional analysis of facade openings on residential buildings from the Modernism Period by the architect Belobrk against the backdrop of bioclimatic architecture and current climate changes Section 6: Landscape planning and design Cultural landscape planning: the Mexicali Valley, Mexico; New urban developments: flood control and LID - a sustainable approach for urban drainage systems; Street construction for environmental processes; Vertical vegetation design decisions and their impact on energy consumption in subtropical cities Section 7: Environmental management Air quality and environmental sustainability: the situation of Ancona city and its district; Beyond sustainability: cradle-to-cradle business innovation and improvement zones in NW Europe; An ecology and economy combined carrying capacity model for sustainable tourism development; Assessing the sustenance and evolution of social and cultural contexts with sustainable urban development; Rescaling water management and governance under new city-regionalism; Climate change: impact, adaptation and vulnerability in the water supply of Kathmandu Valley; Willamette water 2100: river basins as complex social-ecological systems Section 8: Intelligent environments and emerging technologies Sustainable food systems: building resilience for urban communities; New technologies for feminine hygiene products with reduced environmental impact; Changing by light - how the lighting of intelligent spaces can influence the urban image Section 9: Sustainable energy and the city Climatic urban design: configuring the urban fabric to support daylighting, passive cooling, and solar heating; Integrated sustainable urban design: neighbourhood design proceeded by sustainable urban morphology emergence; Renewable energy from municipal waste composting in Cesena, Italy: a case study; The development plan of the low-carbon island, Penghu; Urban planning measures for solar optimisation; Solar potential calculation at city and district levels; Solar action plans in European cities; Proposal of a system for diagnosing with inefficient occupant behaviour and systems malfunctioning in the household sector; Photocatalytic splitting of seawater for hydrogen energy; Compatibility, sustainability, modifiability: the impact of sustainable energies in historic sites - some thoughts Section 10: Waterfront developments Floating houses - an innovative idea for coastlines and river districts in times of global climate change; Sustainable historic waterfront development: approaches and dilemma of two UNESCO world heritage sites in Malaysia Section 11: The community and the city The edge of the [dis]order; Opportunities and constraints of the participation processes in urban mobility planning: case studies in the city of Rome; Influence of urban forms on social sustainability of Indian cities; Ad hoc planning within distrust and conflict situations: the case of Yaowarat, Bangkok, Thailand; Arming the other half: attaining sustainability through women with microfinance Section 12: Quality of life Culture-led regeneration projects in post-industrial areas: Istanbul experience; Assessing the representativeness of thermal comfort in outdoor spaces; A sustainable city for the career woman Section 13: Cultural heritage issues Site management process and urban renewal in Istanbul: Historical Peninsula; Re-use of the industrial heritage of Bovisa: a model for urban and cultural regeneration; Post-industrial redevelopment and the mega-region: new strategies for the sustainable city of the 21st century; Cultural resources and sustainability: improving city planning and urban preservation in a Mexican city; Evaluation of sustainable vernacular architecture and settlements in Yunnan; The ethical dimension of Islamic urban architectural heritage as sustainable design Section 14: Transportation Method for analysis and comparison in planning urban surface transport systems; Exploring the perceived security in transit: the Venetian students' perspective; Sustainable mobility: "exchange poles" between transport networks and urban structure; Urban sprawl - mobility potentials in suburban areas of Tallinn Section 15: Planning for risk Sustainability, risks, land use planning: tools for integration; Principles for place identity enhancement: a sustainable challenge for changes to the contemporary city; Development of a tool to estimate individual building vulnerability to floods; Mitigating disasters in the 21st century Section 16: Transport models in emergency conditions (Special session organised by F. Russo) The role of the informer in user behaviour; Traffic assignment models in road evacuation; Joint network and route optimization in road evacuation; An approach to define pedestrian escape routes in evacuation; Models for humanitarian logistics; Data envelopment analysis for planning emergency Section 17: Industrial wastes as raw materials (Special session organised by N. Quaranta) Reuse of red powder of steel plants as fine addition in ceramic bricks manufacture; Recycling of secondary raw materials from end-of-life car tires Section 18: Waste management Recycling and treatment of construction sludge; Environmentally-friendly concretes for sustainable building Section 19: Safety and security Blast effects and protective technology design; The transport of dangerous goods on infrastructure in The Netherlands; Smart wireless system for city-gas safety management; Lightweight optimization of bus frame structure considering rollover safety; Using fault tree analysis to identify the failures of level crossing protection devices Section 20: The city heritage The art and architecture of Chora Monastery in comparison with its East European and Italian contemporaries; Assessment of behavior of two-shelled domes in Iranian traditional architecture: the Charbaq School, Isfahan, Iran; Developing a new authenticity rating system on architectural conservation
Series Title: WIT transactions on ecology and the environment, v. 155.
Other Titles: Sustainable city 7
Sustainable city seven
Responsibility: editors, M. Pacetti [and others].


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