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  • Habitat: Human Settlements in an Urban Ageby Angus M. Gunn

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Habitat: Human Settlements in an Urban Age discusses the man-made environment and its physical setting, focusing on the urban slums of the world and rural hinterlands that caused the slums. Each chapter of this book deals with a specific issue, and the study of each issue is concluded with three questions?one answerable from the text, a second raising... more...

  • Ecological Sustainabilityby Robert B. Northrop; Anne N. Connor

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 154.95

    Complex systems is a new field of science studying how parts of a system give rise to the collective behaviors of the system, and how the system interacts with its environment. This book examines the complex systems involved in environmental sustainability, and examines the technologies involved to help mitigate human impacts, such as renewable energy,... more...

  • Subsistence and Survivalby Timothy P. Bayliss-Smith

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Subsistence and Survival: Rural Ecology in the Pacific covers the ecology of man's environment, man's use and perception of biological resources, and the physiology and health of the human organism itself. The geographical range of this text extends from the glaciated uplands of Papua New Guinea, through the montane forests and grasslands of the Highlands,... more...

  • Complex Systems Design & Management Asiaby Michel-Alexandre Cardin; Saik Hay Fong; Daniel Krob; Pao Chuen Lui; Yang How Tan

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 126.87

    This book contains all refereed papers thatwere accepted to the second edition of the Asia-Pacific conference on « ComplexSystems Design & Management Asia» (CSD&M Asia 2016) that tookplace in Singapore from February 24  toFebruary 26, 2016 (Website: http://www.2016.csdm-asia.net/). These proceedings cover the most recent trendsin... more...

  • Microsensing Networks for Sustainable Citiesby Johannes Lambrechts; Saurabh Sinha

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 91.98

    This book explores the microsensing technologies and systems now available to monitor the quality of air and water within the urban environment and examines their role in the creation of sustainable cities against the background of the challenges posed by rapid urbanization. The opening section addresses the theoretical and conceptual background of... more...

  • Strategies for Symbiotic Urban Neighbourhoodsby Sophie Lufkin; Giorgia Chinazzo; Suren Erkman

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 45.45

    Utilizing the results of a case study on the Gare-Lac sector in the city of Yverdon-les-Bains ? the site is currently a large urban brownfield, intended to host ca. 3,800 additional inhabitants and 1,200 jobs upon completion ? this work examines how to design attractive urban neighbourhoods that generate endogenous economic activity and foster socio-cultural... more...

  • Urban Innovation Networksby Alexander Gutzmer

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 74.00

    This book offers fresh insights into how companies can engage with, and make use of, the modern metropolis. Based on actor-network theory and the resource-based view of the firm, it demonstrates how the contemporary city can be seen ? and used ? as a resource for corporate innovation. The main argument is that companies have to build what the author... more...

  • Apology to a Whaleby Cecile Pineda

    Wings Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Human beings are killing the planet and themselves in the process. Cecile Pineda asks a simple question: Why? An urgent reframing of current ecological thinking, Apology to a Whale addresses what the intersection of relative linguistics and archeology reveals about the present world?s power relations, and what the extraordinary communication of... more...

  • From Smart City to Smart Regionby Corinna Morandi; Andrea Rolando; Stefano Di Vita

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 45.45

    This book offers a fascinating exploration of the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and spatial planning, expanding the concept of ?urban smartness? from the usual scale of buildings or urban projects to the regional dimension. In particular, it presents the outcomes of research undertaken at Politecnico di Milano,... more...

  • Rational Landscapes and Humanistic Geographyby Edward Relph

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1981, explores why it is that the modern built environment, while successfully providing material comfort and technical efficiency, none the less breeds despair and depression rather than inspires hope and commitment. The source of this paradox, where material benefits appear to have been gained only at the expense of... more...