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The vertical city : a sustainable development model

Author: Kheir Al-Kodmany
Publisher: Southampton : WIT Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each century has its own unique approach toward addressing the problem of high density and the 21st century is no exception. As cities try to cope with rapid population growth there is an ever increasing interest in the vertical city paradigm. This book offers comprehensive reading for all those involved in the creation of sustainable cities.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kheir Al-Kodmany
ISBN: 9781784662585 1784662585
OCLC Number: 1048896061
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Contents: Cover; Title page; Acknowledgments; Copyright; Table of contents; Overview; 1 Sustainability; 2 Urban Challenges; 2.1 Urban population increase; 2.2 Accommodating population increase; 2.3 The tall building construction boom; 2.4 Tall buildings and the city; 2.5 Polycentric hubs: The TB-TOD model; 3 Book Outline; 4 Definitions; 4.1 Tall buildings; 4.2 High-rise buildings; 4.3 Skyscrapers; 4.4 Working definitions; 4.5 Skyscraper size; 4.6 Vertical city; 4.7 Building's status; 4.8 Data sources; Part I: Introductory Chapters; Chapter 1; Tall buildings in the 21st century: A global snapshot 1 Asia1.1 Shanghai; 1.2 Beijing; 1.3 Shenzhen; 2 Europe; 2.1 London; 3 North America; 3.1 New York City; 3.2 Chicago; 3.3 Miami; 3.4 San Francisco; 4 Oceania; 4.1 Melbourne; 4.2 Sydney; 5 The Middle East; 5.1 Dubai; 5.2 Beirut; 5.3 Tel Aviv; 6 South America; 7 Central America; 8 Africa; Chapter 2; New trends; 1 Mixed-Use Towers; 2 Residential Supertall Towers; 2.1 Driving forces; 2.2 Dubai; 2.3 Hong Kong; 3 Super-Slender Towers; 4 Innovative Forms; 4.1 Driving forces; 4.2 Classifications of new towers; 5 High-Rises in Suburbs; Chapter 3; Unsustainable tall building developments 1 Social Dimension1.1 Family living; 1.2 Community living; 1.3 Vertical slums; 1.4 Vertical mansions; 1.5 Human scale, placelessness, and the public realm; 1.6 Fire, terrorist attacks, and natural hazards; 1.7 Window cleaning, repair, and maintenance; 1.8 Construction workers; 1.9 People's choice; 2 Economic Dimension; 2.1 Premium for height; 2.2 Vertical transportation; 2.3 Vanity height; 2.4 Speculative investment; 2.5 Building construction; 3 Environmental Dimension; 3.1 Carbon emission; 3.2 Urban heat island effect; 3.3 Wind; 3.4 Sea-level rise; 3.5 Geological considerations 3.6 Bird collision3.7 Waste management; Chapter 4; The sustainable vertical city research project; 1 Sustainable Towers; 1.1 Plant and tree-covered towers; 1.2 ParkRoyal on pickering; 1.3 CapitaGreen; 2 The Tower and the City; 2.1 Transportation networks; 2.2 Greenest means of transport; 2.3 TB-TOD model; 2.4 Social infrastructure; 2.5 Big data; 3 Notes; 3.1 Density and tall buildings; 3.2 Tall buildings and poor population; 3.3 People's behavior; 3.4 Greenwashing; 3.5 Future research; Part II: The Architectural Dimension; Chapter 5 A brief history of tall buildings: the rise of the eco-tower1 The Early Phase (1875-1915); 2 The Eclectic Phase (1916-1940); 3 The Modern Phase (1950-1979); 4 The Postmodern and High-Tech Phase (1980-1989); 5 The Age of Pluralism, or the Fifth Skyscraper Age (1990 to Present); 6 Early Eco-Towers; 6.1 Price tower; 6.2 Menara Mesiniaga (IBM) tower; 6.3 The commerzbank tower; Chapter 6; Sustainable design principles of tall buildings; 1 Passive Design Strategies; 1.1 Daylighting; 1.2 Natural ventilation; 2 Facade Technology; 2.1 Thin skin; 2.2 Deep skins
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