Smart and Sustainable Cities and Buildings

Smart and Sustainable Cities and Buildings
Author: Rob Roggema,Anouk Roggema
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 667
Release: 2020-05-11
ISBN: 3030376354
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart and Sustainable Cities and Buildings Book Excerpt:

This book brings together the papers presented at the Smart and Sustainable Built Environments Conference, 2018 (SASBE).This latest research falls into two tracks: smart and sustainable design and planning cities; and the technicalities of smart and sustainable buildings. The growth of smart cities is evident, but not always linked to sustainability. This book gives an overview of the latest academic developments in increasing the smartness and sustainability of our cities and buildings. Aspects such as inclusivity, smart cities, place and space, the resilient city, urbanity and urban ecology are prominently featured in the design and planning part of the book; while energy, educational buildings, comfort, building design, construction and performance form the sub-themes of the technical part of the book. This book will appeal to urban designers, architects, urban planners, smart city designers and sustainable building experts.

Resilient Cities

Resilient Cities
Author: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2011-05-16
ISBN: 9400707851
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient Cities Book Excerpt:

Even with significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, a certain degree of climate change will inevitably occur. Adapting to climate change, then, will become a necessary step in reducing the vulnerability of many regions across the globe. This is especially true for urban areas where climate change has been shown to have particularly destabilizing effects. Through the identification and analysis of the most relevant impacts facing urban areas, this book makes clear the need to incorporate climate change concerns into the mainstream of local planning, governance and policy making practices. Adaptation as a workable concept within urban areas cannot be treated in isolation from the many pre-existing challenges facing cities. By offering numerous examples of ongoing adaptation programs and strategies across a wide range of contexts, the authors show the growing potential of cities in the fight against climate change. This book has its origins in a collection of papers originally presented at the Resilient Cities 2010 Congress in Bonn, Germany (May 2010), the first global forum on cities and adaptation to climate change, convened by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. In this volume, the first in a new series dedicated to this annual event, a range of contributors bring their perspectives to bear on the most pressing issues and controversies surrounding adaptation to climate change within cities. These writings will prove invaluable to anyone interested in understanding and confronting climate change at the local level.

Building Resilient Cities in China The Nexus between Planning and Science

Building Resilient Cities in China  The Nexus between Planning and Science
Author: Xueming Chen,Qisheng Pan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2015-05-20
ISBN: 3319141457
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Resilient Cities in China The Nexus between Planning and Science Book Excerpt:

This book discusses a range of planning and management issues related to building urban resiliency. It covers such topics as urban, environmental, and transportation planning, historical preservation, emergency relief and management, geographic information systems (GIS) and other technological applications. The book includes case studies of several cities and districts in China, including Shanghai, and a number of cities in the United States of America. Urban resiliency in the face of uncertainty is a priority for planning and governance in communities worldwide. In China, which has suffered many of the world’s most devastating floods, earthquakes, and typhoons, preparing for the threat of disaster has long been an important planning objective. Recent calamities, such as the 2008 Winter Storms, the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, and the 2012 Beijing Floods have only made planning for resiliency more urgent. As planners work to prepare for such events, interdisciplinary collaboration becomes increasingly important. Planners need the tools and insights offered by other fields, including both the natural and social sciences. At the same time, these interdisciplinary relationships help shape the identity of urban-rural planning in its new role as one of China’s primary academic disciplines. Thus, the nexus between planning and science is critically important in building resilient cities in China, and the Chinese planning experience can serve as an example to and benefit countries around the world.

Disaster Resilient Cities

Disaster Resilient Cities
Author: Yoshitsugu Hayashi,Yasuhiro Suzuki,Shinji Sato,Kenichi Tsukahara
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2016-03-17
ISBN: 0128103949
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Resilient Cities Book Excerpt:

Disaster Resilient Cities: Concepts and Practical Examples discusses natural disasters, their complexity, and the exploration of different ways of thinking regarding the resilience of structures. The book provides a blueprint for structural designers to better prepare structures for all types of natural hazards during the design stage. Brief and readable, this book analyzes various examples of disaster damage from earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods, together with their causal mechanisms. Practical methods to plan and design structures based on their regions, cities, as well as the particular countermeasures are also included for study. Proposes new methods and policies for enhancing structural resilience for key urban infrastructure Includes examples of disaster damage as a result of earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and their structural countermeasures Presents case studies that cover specific mega disasters, such as the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, Super Typhoon Hyan, and Bangkok flood

Resilient Cities Second Edition

Resilient Cities  Second Edition
Author: Peter Newman,Timothy Beatley,Heather Boyer
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2017-06
ISBN: 1610916859
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient Cities Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Drawing from research and examples about resilient cities, this book looks at new initiatives and innovations cities can implement.

Resilient Cities Safe Societies

Resilient Cities  Safe Societies
Author: Willem Oosterveld,Reinier Bergema,Rianne Siebenga,Bernhard Schneider
Publsiher: The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2018-02-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient Cities Safe Societies Book Excerpt:

The Role of Advanced Technologies in Structural Engineering for More Resilient Communities

The Role of Advanced Technologies in Structural Engineering for More Resilient Communities
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,Roundtable on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN: 0309677408
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Advanced Technologies in Structural Engineering for More Resilient Communities Book Excerpt:

In an effort to develop relationships and promote dialogue and community exchange, the National Academies’ Resilient America Roundtableâ€"in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), and the Advances in Information Technology Committeeâ€"co-hosted a one-day workshop on September 26, 2017. The event brought together experts, practitioners, and researchers from the public, private, and academic sectors to: 1) enhance resilience and promote faster recovery by exploring the role of advanced technologies and structural performance data in existing infrastructure and built systems; 2) discuss the future role of advanced technologies and design practice in promoting community resilience; and 3) identify research gaps or opportunities in development and use of advanced technologies and design for building resilient infrastructure. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Climate Resilient Cities

Climate Resilient Cities
Author: Neeraj Prasad,Federica Ranghieri,Fatima Shah,Zoe Trohanis,Earl Kessler,Ravi Sinha
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN: 9780821377758
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Resilient Cities Book Excerpt:

'Climate Resilient Cities: A Primer on Reducing Vulnerabilities to Disasters' provides city administrators with exactly what they need to know about the complex and compelling challenges of climate change. The book helps local governments create training, capacity building, and capital investment programs for building sustainable, resilient communities. A step-by-step self-assessment challenges policymakers to think about the resources needed to combat natural disasters through an innovative hot spot risk and vulnerability identifi cation tool. This primer is unique from other resources in its treatment of climate change using a dual-track approach that integrates both mitigation (lowering contributions to greenhouse gases) and adaptation (preparing for impacts of climate change) with disaster risk management. The book is relevant both to cities that are just beginning to think about climate change as well as those that already have well established policies, institutions, and strategies in place. By providing a range of city-level examples of sound practices around the world, the book demonstrates that there are many practical actions that cities can take to build resilience to climate change and natural disasters.

Resilient Structures and Infrastructure

Resilient Structures and Infrastructure
Author: Ehsan Noroozinejad Farsangi,Izuru Takewaki,Tony Y. Yang,Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl,Paolo Gardoni
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN: 9811374465
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient Structures and Infrastructure Book Excerpt:

This book discusses resilience in terms of structures’ and infrastructures’ responses to extreme loading conditions. These include static and dynamic loads such as those generated by blasts, terrorist attacks, seismic events, impact loadings, progressive collapse, floods and wind. In the last decade, the concept of resilience and resilient-based structures has increasingly gained in interest among engineers and scientists. Resilience describes a given structure’s ability to withstand sudden shocks. In other words, it can be measured by the magnitude of shock that a system can tolerate. This book offers a valuable resource for the development of new engineering practices, codes and regulations, public policy, and investigation reports on resilience, and provides broad and integrated coverage of the effects of dynamic loadings, and of the modeling techniques used to compute the structural response to these loadings.

The Resilient City

The Resilient City
Author: Lawrence J. Vale
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0195175832
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Resilient City Book Excerpt:

Revealing how traumatized city-dwellers consistently develop narratives of resilience and how the pragmatic process of urban recovery is always fueled by highly symbolic actions, The resilient city offers an informative tribute to the persistence of the city, and indeed of the human spirit. --book cover.

Resilience of Cities to Terrorist and other Threats

Resilience of Cities to Terrorist and other Threats
Author: Hans Pasman,Igor Kirillov
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2008-06-19
ISBN: 1402084897
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilience of Cities to Terrorist and other Threats Book Excerpt:

Cities tend to become more crowded, the high rise buildings taller, the traffic nodes more complex. The volume of hazardous cargo passing increases with the growth of economy and the expansion of technology. As we have seen in the recent past, cities can become too easily a focus of terror. To counter these trends measures have to be taken. This book presents an overview of threats and measures based on a NATO advanced research workshop meant to make an inventory of items on which, for making progress research will be worthwhile to perform. The spectrum of subjects is broad. It covers various types of hazard threats, the mechanisms of collapse of structures including the doubts about why the WTC buildings collapsed following the impact of aircraft and the ensuing fires. New materials will offer improvements for protection, progress will be described in analyzing the robustness of structures against loading of various nature, and what can be gained by well performed risk control and planning of emergency response, taking trade-offs into account and requiring the new approach of scenario analysis. The book also contains an excellent report about the people flow along evacuation routes. It finally considers warning and communication systems and ways to motivate people to protect themselves.

Resilient Cities 2

Resilient Cities 2
Author: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2012-05-04
ISBN: 9400742231
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient Cities 2 Book Excerpt:

Assembling papers originally presented at the Resilient Cities 2011 Congress in Bonn, Germany (June 2011), the second global forum on cities and adaptation to climate change, this volume is the second in a series resulting from this annual event. These cutting-edge papers represent the latest research on the topic and reflect the intensification of the debate on the meaning of and interaction between climate adaptation, risk reduction and broader resilience. Thus, contributors offer more material related to resilience, such as water, energy and food security; green infrastructure; the role of renewables and ecosystem services; vulnerable communities and urban poor; and responsive financing for adaptation and multi-level governance. Overall, the book brings a number of different perspectives to bear on the most pressing issues and controversies surrounding climate change adaptation in cities. These papers will prove invaluable to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of urban resilience and contributing to tackling climate change at the local level.

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience
Author: Michael A. Burayidi,Adriana Allen,John Twigg,Christine Wamsler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2019-11-27
ISBN: 0429015003
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience Book Excerpt:

This volume provides a comprehensive discussion and overview of urban resilience, including socio-ecological and economic hazard and disaster resilience. It provides a summary of state of the art thinking on resilience, the different approaches, tools and methodologies for understanding the subject in urban contexts, and brings together related reflections and initiatives. Throughout the different chapters, the handbook critically examines and reviews the resilience concept from various disciplinary and professional perspectives. It also discusses major urban crises, past and recent, and the generic lessons they provide for resilience. In this context, the authors provide case studies from different places and times, including historical material and contemporary examples, and studies that offer concrete guidance on how to approach urban resilience. Other chapters focus on how current understanding of urban systems – such as shrinking cities, green infrastructure, disaster volunteerism, and urban energy systems – are affecting the capacity of urban citizens, settlements and nation-states to respond to different forms and levels of stressors and shocks. The handbook concludes with a synthesis of the state of the art knowledge on resilience and points the way forward in refining the conceptualization and application of urban resilience. The book is intended for scholars and graduate students in urban studies, environmental and sustainability studies, geography, planning, architecture, urban design, political science and sociology, for whom it will provide an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current approaches across these disciplines that converge in the study of urban resilience. The book also provides important direction to practitioners and civic leaders who are engaged in supporting cities and regions to position themselves for resilience in the face of climate change, unpredictable socioenvironmental shocks and incremental risk accumulation.

Resilience and Sustainability in Urban Africa

Resilience and Sustainability in Urban Africa
Author: Innocent Chirisa,Andrew Chigudu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN: 981163288X
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilience and Sustainability in Urban Africa Book Excerpt:

Resilience has become a very topical issue transcending many spheres and sectors of sustainable urban development. This book presents a resilience framework for sustainable cities and towns in Africa. The rise in informal settlements is due to the urban planning practices in most African cities that rarely reflect the realities of urban life and environment for urban development. Aspects of places, people and process are central to the concept of urban resilience and sustainable urban growth. It stems from the observation that urban vulnerability is on the increase in Zimbabwe and beyond. In history, disasters have adversely affected nations across the world, inflicting wide ranging losses on one hand while on the other hand creating development opportunities for urban communities. Cooperation in disaster management is a strategy for minimising losses and uplifting the affected urban settlements. The significance of urban planning and design in the growth and development of sustainable urban centres is well documented. Urbanisation has brought with it challenges that most developing countries such as Zimbabwe are not equipped to handle. This has been accompanied by problems such as overpopulation, overcrowding, shortages of resources and the growth of slum settlements. There need is to seriously consider urban planning and design in order to come up with contemporary designs that are resilient to current urban challenges. There are major gaps in urban resilience building for instance in Harare and the local authority needs to prioritise investment in resilient urban infrastructure.

Multi Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risks

Multi Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risks
Author: Dilanthi Amaratunga,Richard Haigh,Nuwan Dias
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 892
Release: 2021-09-11
ISBN: 3030730034
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multi Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risks Book Excerpt:

This book presents a collection of papers under the theme of multi-hazard early warning and disaster risks. These were selected from the presentations made at the International Symposium on Tsunami and Multi-Hazard Risks, Early Warning and Community Awareness in supporting implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. This conference aimed to recognize achievements and to highlight work that still needs to be carried out. The conference promoted collaboration among academia, research institutions and disaster management offices, and further encouraged multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral interaction This International Symposium on Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction provided an important opportunity to reflect upon our progress to date in tackling disaster risk, but also to consider some of the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead of us. A particular focus of this event wasMulti-Hazard Early Warning. During the negotiations for the Sendai Framework, countries and partners highlighted the need to: 1. Continue to invest in, develop, maintain and strengthen people-centred, end-to-end early warning systems; 2. Promote the application of simple and low cost early warning equipment and facilities; 3. Broaden the dissemination channels for early warning information to facilitate early action. Countries also called for the further development of and investment in effective, nationally compatible, regional multi-hazard early warning mechanisms. To address these needs, global Target (g) of the Sendai Framework was adopted, namely to “substantially increase the availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments to the people by 2030”. As illustrated by recent events in Indonesia, it is also vital to address the challenge of cascading hazards that pose a tsunami risk, and the importance of linking tsunami early warning to a multi-hazard environment. However, moving towards a multi-hazard environment is complex and poses many challenges but can bring significant benefits in terms of efficiencies and also in recognising the links between hazards, such as cascading threats. We very much hope that this book will provide an important platform to address these and other challenges in addressing disaster risk, as well as supporting implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Designing Sustainable and Resilient Cities

Designing Sustainable and Resilient Cities
Author: Alessandro Melis,Julia Brown,Claire Coulter
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2022-07-26
ISBN: 1000606570
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Sustainable and Resilient Cities Book Excerpt:

This book explores the link between the Food-Water-Energy nexus and sustainability, and the extraordinary value that small tweaks to this nexus can achieve for more resilient cities and communities. Using data from Urban Living Labs in six participating cities (Eindhoven, Gdańsk, Miami, Southend-on-Sea, Taipei, and Uppsala) to co-define context-specific challenges, the results from each city are collated into an Integrated Decision Support System to guide and improve robust decision-making on future urban development. The book presents contributions from CRUNCH, a transdisciplinary team of scholars and practitioners whose expertise spans urban climate modelling; food, water, and energy management; the design of resilient public space; collecting better urban data; and the development of smart city technology. Whilst previous works on the Food-Water-Energy nexus have focused on large, transnational cases, this book explores local ways to use the Food-Water-Energy nexus to improve urban resilience. It suggests tangible ways in which the cities and communities around us can become both more efficient and more climate resilient through small changes to their existing infrastructure. Over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. We urgently need to make our cities more resilient. This book provides a planning tool for decision-making and concludes with policy recommendations, making it relevant to a range of audiences including urbanists, environmentalists, architects, urban designers, and city planners, as well as students and scholars interested in alternative approaches to sustainability and resilience.

Urban Disaster Resilience

Urban Disaster Resilience
Author: David Sanderson,Jerold S. Kayden,Julia Leis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN: 131753395X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Disaster Resilience Book Excerpt:

Accelerating urbanization worldwide means more urban-centered disasters. Floods, earthquakes, storms and conflicts affecting densely populated areas produce significant losses in lives, livelihoods and the built environment, especially in comparison to rural areas. Poor urban dwellers, almost always the most vulnerable, too often bear the brunt. Aid agencies and urban professionals have been slowly adapting to these new conditions, but older models and practices hinder the most effective engagements. Drawing directly from the experiences of urban disasters in the Philippines, Chile, India, Thailand, Iraq, Haiti and Nepal, among other countries, Urban Disaster Resilience brings to light new collaborations and techniques for addressing the challenges of urban disasters in the coming years. Chapters range from country-specific case studies to more synthetic frameworks in order to promote innovative thinking and practical solutions. Edited by David Sanderson, Jerold S. Kayden and Julia Leis, this book is a crucial read for humanitarian and disaster specialists, urban planners and designers, architects, landscape architects, housing and economic development professionals, real estate developers, private business managers and students interested in the subject, whether based in non-governmental organizations, local, state or national governments, international agencies, private firms, or the academy.

Reliability Based Analysis and Design of Structures and Infrastructure

Reliability Based Analysis and Design of Structures and Infrastructure
Author: Ehsan Noroozinejad Farsangi,Mohammad Noori,Paolo Gardoni,Izuru Takewaki,Humberto Varum,Aleksandra Bogdanovic
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 597
Release: 2021-09-27
ISBN: 100041809X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability Based Analysis and Design of Structures and Infrastructure Book Excerpt:

Increasing demand on improving the resiliency of modern structures and infrastructure requires ever more critical and complex designs. Therefore, the need for accurate and efficient approaches to assess uncertainties in loads, geometry, material properties, manufacturing processes, and operational environments has increased significantly. Reliability-based techniques help develop more accurate initial guidance for robust design and help to identify the sources of significant uncertainty in structural systems. Reliability-Based Analysis and Design of Structures and Infrastructure presents an overview of the methods of classical reliability analysis and design most associated with structural reliability. It also introduces more modern methods and advancements, and emphasizes the most useful methods and techniques used in reliability and risk studies, while elaborating their practical applications and limitations rather than detailed derivations. Features: Provides a practical and comprehensive overview of reliability and risk analysis and design techniques. Introduces resilient and smart structures/infrastructure that will lead to more reliable and sustainable societies. Considers loss elimination, risk management and life-cycle asset management as related to infrastructure projects. Introduces probability theory, statistical methods, and reliability analysis methods. Reliability-Based Analysis and Design of Structures and Infrastructure is suitable for researchers and practicing engineers, as well as upper-level students taking related courses in structural reliability analysis and design.

Designing Cities with Children and Young People

Designing Cities with Children and Young People
Author: Kate Bishop,Linda Corkery
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-05-25
ISBN: 1317487761
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Cities with Children and Young People Book Excerpt:

Designing Cities with Children and Young People focuses on promoting better outcomes in the built environment for children and young people in cities across the world. This book presents the experience of practitioners and researchers who actively advocate for and participate with children and youth in planning and designing urban environments. It aims to cultivate champions for children and young people among urban development professionals, to ensure that their rights and needs are fully acknowledged and accommodated. With international and interdisciplinary contributors, this book sets out to build bridges and provide resources for policy makers, social planners, design practitioners and students. The content moves from how we conceptualize children in the built environment, what we have discovered through research, how we frame the task and legislate for it, and how we design for and with children. Designing Cities with Children and Young People ultimately aims to bring about change to planning and design policies and practice for the benefit of children and young people in cities everywhere.

Homeowners and the Resilient City

Homeowners and the Resilient City
Author: Thomas Thaler,Thomas Hartmann,Lenka Slavíková,Barbara Tempels
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2023-01-01
ISBN: 3031177630
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homeowners and the Resilient City Book Excerpt:

This book provides an important overview of how climate-driven natural hazards like river or pluvial floods, droughts, heat waves or forest fires, continue to play a central role across the globe in the 21st century. Urban resilience has become an important term in response to climate change. Resilience describes the ability of a system to absorb shocks and depends on the vulnerability and recovery time of a system. A shock affects a system to the extent that it becomes vulnerable to the event. This book focus examines how private property-owners might implement such measures or improve their individual coping and adaptive capacity to respond to future events. The book looks at the existence of various planning, legal, financial incentives and psychological factors designed to encourage individuals to take an active role in natural hazard risk management and through the presentation of theoretical discussions and empirical cases shows how urban resilience can be achieved. In addition, the book guides the reader through different conceptual frameworks by showing how urban regions are trying to reach urban resilience on privately-owned land. Each chapter focuses on different cultural, socio-economic and political backgrounds to demonstrate how different institutional frameworks have an impact.