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The sustainable world

Author: C A Brebbia; Wessex Institute of Technology.
Publisher: Southampton, UK ; Boston, Mass. : WIT, ©2011.
Series: WIT transactions on ecology and the environment, 142.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book contains a collection of papers presented at a series of meetings organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) dealing with sustainability, the environment and ecological issues.


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C A Brebbia; Wessex Institute of Technology.
ISBN: 1845645049 9781845645045 9781845645052 1845645057
OCLC Number: 717385890
Notes: Selected conference papers.
Papers presented at a series of meetings organised by Wessex Institute of Technology dealing with sustainability, the environment and ecological issuses.
Description: 793 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents Section 1: Sustainable city Ecological urban design through Material and Energy Flow Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment: from an architect's perspective; Determining the vitality of urban centres; Relocating MIU to the cityscape: gentrifying Wynwood's art district from industrial to institutional; Sustainable cities: do political factors determine the quality of life?; Forecasting low-cost housing demand in an urban area in Malaysia using artificial neural networks: Batu Pahat, Johor; Networks of public open spaces in the urban fabric; Linkages between responses to the available amenities and expressed environment-related health needs in international refugee camp, Oru-Ijebu, Nigeria; Public participation in public private partnership projects - the way forward; BREEAM Communities in Spain; Rural-urban gradient and sustainability in Spain: a municipal-scale approach; Evaluation of the Kadikoy Hasanpasa Gasworks in the context of sustainable urban design; The assessment of Kirkgoz Bridge in the context of sustainable, cultural and architectural heritage; Two energy storage alternatives for a solar-powered sustainable single floor desert home; Urban walkers in medium-sized Portuguese cities: a study of Guimaraes and Braga; Sustainable mobility - analysis of sustainable mobility measures in cities; High-speed railway: impact on regional territorial configurations; Studies on the carrying capacity of water resources for sustainable cities in the Taijiang area; Local area greywater symbiosis approach to a more sustainable urban water management; Global aerotropolis versus local aqua-community: conflicting landscapes in the extended Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Thailand; Public participation in urban noise prevention; Development of a unified treatment system for public use of discharged water from a Korean apartment complex for urban infrastructure regeneration; Transformative temporary use; Challenges in managing infrastructure for urban tourism: a comparative study of three Asian cities. Section 2: Eco-architecture A regenerative high-rise tower in Shreveport, Louisiana or community renewal international; The eco-unit settlement adapted to the vernacular culture: a case study of dwelling design in the Chaoshan area of Guangdong Province, China; For a rationalized refurbishment of the 1960s-70s towers: the Core-Skin-Shell concept; LABCOG: the case of the Interpretative Membrane concept; Study of the traditional tabique constructions in the Alto Tamega region Section 3: Waste management The new national environmental management: Waste Act; a shift in waste management approach in South Africa; Methods for sustainable management of secondary resources; Study on coal recovery technology from waste fine Chinese coals by a vegetable oil agglomeration process; Liquefaction processes and characterization of liquefied products from waste woody materials in different acidic catalysts; Comparative technology assessment of anaerobic digestion of organic fraction of MSW; Electrodeposition of Zn-Mn alloys from recycling battery leach solutions in the presence of amines; Environmental impacts of improper solid waste management in developing countries: a case study of Rawalpindi City; Effect of bacterial additives on the performance of septic tanks for wastewater treatment in the Upper Egypt rural area; Monitoring the biomass content in the aerobic digestor of a WWTP: correlation between gravimetric and optical methods; Utilization of agricultural residues as animal feeds for fattening sheep in Saudi Arabia; Recycling of exposed photographic X-ray films and recovery of silver using Bromelain; Malaysian newspapers coverage of waste issues: problems in need of solutions? Section 4: Urban transport Study for sustainable traffic strategy in local government perspective: a contribution towards a strategy for mobility; The use of the city in space and time as a new social approach for prioritising transport corridors in the metropolitan area of Barcelona (Spain); Integrated system for decision help in urban mobility management - towards sustainable urban area development: VISUTRANS; Locating intra city bus terminals using fuzzy logic with emphasis on city development and community alliance: case study of Tasuj; About the characterization of urban public transport networks and their terminals; Prioritization of national road projects in Saudi Arabia: weighting of multiple criteria; Evaluation of pricing tools in urban multimodal paths; An integrated approach for studying the safety of road networks: logistic regression models between traffic accident occurrence and behavioural, environmental and infrastructure parameters; System requirements control and risks control: mind the gap; Rolling-stock change risk management: an innovative approach; Improving safety in Greek road tunnels; Application of a genetic algorithm to reduce the search time for traffic signal control; Study of car emissions in the Athens Restriction Ring from the mid 1980s to 2007 with a prediction scenario for 2011 using air quality indices Section 5: Sustainable tourism Sustainable tourism at mass tourist destinations: best practice from tourist producers in Europe; Perceived impact of tourism on rural and urban communities in Botswana; Landscape evaluation on a regional level for sustainable tourism development; An appraisal of incentives for developing green hotel buildings; The hospitality sector: innovations addressing environmental concern; Community-based tourism and the development of local small businesses in rural Baja California, Mexico; The experience of stakeholder participation in tourism planning: operationalising 'best practice'; Rural tourism as a factor of sustainable development: a case study of Sukur World Heritage Site in Adamawa State, Northeastern Nigeria; Rural Eco-Museums: tourism development based on sustained development models; Can the UN WTO and the Colombian government policies promoting ecotourism, contribute to rural territorial developmentA"; Networking among rural tourism entrepreneurs; Alternative tourism: a pathway for sustainability in the Cabo Pulmo National Park, Baja California Sur, Mexico: a SWOT analysis; Art and culture as a viable currency in Yoruba traditional architecture; Food tourism initiatives: resistance on the ground; Retrofitting potential of an existing tourist lodge for improved environmental performance: an investigation; The short-break holiday: assessing its understanding in the Northern Territory, Australia; Cycling in the city, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and economic impact on tourism: case study of Puebla, Mexico
Series Title: WIT transactions on ecology and the environment, 142.
Responsibility: editor, C.A. Brebbia.
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