Spatial Planning for a Sustainable Singapore

Spatial Planning for a Sustainable Singapore
Author: Tai-Chee Wong,Belinda Yuen,Charles Goldblum
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2008-02-28
ISBN: 9781402065422
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spatial Planning for a Sustainable Singapore Book Excerpt:

This book analyses and provides an insight to Singapore’s planning system and practices associated with sustainable development. It takes a reflective approach in reviewing the direction, impact and significance of sustainable development in Singapore planning and the future challenges facing the city-state, which is often looked upon by many developing countries as a model.

Sustainability Matters

Sustainability Matters
Author: Lin-Heng Lye,Victor R Savage,Loke Ming Chou,Liya E Yu,Harn-Wei Kua
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 1108
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN: 9814546836
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Matters Book Excerpt:

Sustainability Mattersis a compilation of some of the best research papers by students from the National University of Singapore's inter-disciplinary graduate programme in environmental studies, the MSc in Environmental Management [MEM]. This collection is for the period 2009/10 to 2011/12. As the period covers 3 academic years, the papers have been split into two volumes: Sustainability Matters: Asia's Green Challenges, and Sustainability Matters: Asia's Energy Concerns, Green Policies and Environmental Advocacy. These two volumes are the third and fourth compilation by the programme, and respectively comprise sixteen and fourteen of the best research papers completed during this period. The papers have been edited for brevity. These papers analyze the many challenges to effective environmental management in the context of different countries including India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Nepal, Singapore, and Thailand, and propose insightful solutions. The first compilation, Sustainability Matters: Environmental Management in Asia, was published in 2010 (World Scientific) and comprised the best papers from 2001/2 to 2006/7. The second, Sustainability Matters: Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Management in Asia was published in 2011 (Pearson), and comprised the best papers from 2007/8 to 2008/09. Contents: Volume 1:Air Pollution:Development of Urban Traffic Pollution Control Strategies in Asian Cities: A Case Study from Chennai, India (Ashwinkumar Dakshinamurthi and Rajasekhar Balasubramanian)Assessment and Abatement Measures for Vehicular Air Pollution in Colombo, Sri Lanka (Chamila Weerathunghe and Rajasekhar Balasubramanian)Waste Management:Recycling in Singapore the Singapore Model: Strategies and Ways to Improve (Tan Puay Cheow and Lye Lin Heng)Municipal Solid Waste Management in Southeast Asian Cities: The Next Steps (Boey Yinyin Edris and Rick Reidinger)Lessons for Integrated District-Level Food Waste Recycling Programs: A Review of Eight International Cases (Amireeta Rawlani and Kua Harn Wei)Singapore's Municipal Solid Waste Management: A Sustainable Model (Wendy Wong Shih Ling and Rick Reidinger)Utilization of Landfill Gas as a Renewable Source of Energy in India (Subhashini Kashinath and Zhou Zhi George)The Potential Role of Water Hyacinth in Wastewater Treatment in Nepal (Ram Bahadur Singh Maharjan and Chou Loke Ming)Improving Leachate Water Quality using a Wetland Treatment System in Lorong Halus — A Pilot Study (Christian Budiman and Ting Yen-Ping)Life Cycle Assessment of an Urban Waste Refinery (Celia Chua Bee Hong and Kua Harn-Wei) A Study of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)Programs in Primary Schools, Singapore (Kelly Yong Kim-Lian and Victor R Savage)Urban Studies:Assessing Skywalk Systems as a Response to High Density Living in Hong Kong (Patricia Woo and Malone-Lee Lai Choo)The Management of Visitor Pressure on Coastal Parks of Singapore (Karen Lim Hui Khian and Chou Loke Ming)Sustainability in Singapore: An Ecological Footprint Perspective (Xin Jing Jing and Victor R Savage)Seagrasses in Singapore: Current Status and Long-Term Management Plans (Michelle Chng Wei Ping and Chou Loke Ming)The Singapore's Bus System: An Analysis of Commuters' Satisfaction and Potential Improvements (Jan Martin Hecker and Lee Der Horng)An Assessment of Sustainable Cities (May Yadana Aung and Chou Loke-Ming)Urban Greenery as a Mitigation Strategy for Urban Heat Island Effect in High Density Commercial Districts of Dhaka (Nabanita Islam and Wong Nyuk-Hien)The Potential for Residential Water Conservation in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Sonia F Hoque, Asanga Gunawansa and Md. Mafizur Rahman)Planned Housing Environments and Children's Outdoor Play: Is Child-Friendliness Possible? (Md Rashed Bhuyan and Tracey Skelton)Green Business:Empowering the Bottom of the Pyramid: Government, Business, and Solar Power in India (Carrie Wallace Candeto and Audrey Chia)Charting a Greener Course in Shipping: Incorporating Environmental Performance Indicators in a Tanker Pool System (Jean Chia E Ming and Audrey Chia)Environmental Practices of Indian Business Process Outsourcing: A Study of Two Companies (Sweta Sorab and Mark Goh)Green Business Strategies in the Precision Engineering Industry in Singapore (Gan Chin-Yean and Audrey Chua)The Second Green Revolution: A Review of the Challenges and Prospects (Leong Li-Sun and Victor R Savage)Towards Broader Implementation of Corporate Sustainability and Sustainability Reporting in the Construction Industry in Singapore (Kaia Margit Davis Tan and Audrey Chia)Volume 2:Biodiversity:The Impact of Community Forestry on Biodiversity Conservation in Nepal (Ishwari Prasad Poudel and Chou Loke-Ming)Waste Management:Improving Leachate Water Quality Using a Wetland Treatment System in Lorong Halus — A Pilot Study (Christian Budiman and Ting Yen-Ping)Life Cycle Assessment of an Urban Waste Refinery (Celia Chua Bee-Hong and Kua Harn-Wei)A Study of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Programs in Primary Schools, Singapore (Kelly Yong Kim-Lian and Victor R Savage)Urban Studies:An Assessment of Sustainable Cities (May Yadana Aung and Chou Loke-Ming)Urban Greenery as a Mitigation Strategy for Urban Heat Island Effect in High Density Commercial Districts of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Nabanita Islam and Wong Nyuk-Hien) The Potential for Residential Water Conservation in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Sonia F Hoque, Asanga Gunawansa and Md Mafizur Rahman)Planned Housing Environments and Children's Outdoor Play: Is Child-Friendliness Possible? (Md Rashed Bhuyan and Tracey Skelton)Energy and Climate Change:Wind: The Alternative Source of Power for Singapore After Solar Energy? (Chew Keng-Hui and Lanry Yung)The Economics of Wind Energy (Alan Yau Wai-Hoo and Benjamin K Sovacool)Print Media and Climate Change: A Comparison of the 1992 Rio Summit and the 2009 Copenhagen Conference (Davina Loh and Victor R Savage)Green Business:Green Business Strategies in the Precision Engineering Industry in Singapore (Gan Chin-Yean and Audrey Chia)The Second Green Revolution: A Review of the Challenges and Prospects (Leong Li-Sun and Victor R Savage)Towards Broader Implementation of Corporate Sustainability and Sustainability Reporting in the Construction Industry in Singapore (Kaia Margit Davis-Tan and Audrey Chia) Readership: Graduate students, academics and researchers in environmental management/science. Keywords:Environment;Management;Sustainability;Asia;Corporate Environmental Management;Biodiversity and Planning;Marine Environment;Environment and Economic Development;Energy Sustainability;Renewable Energy;Urban Pollution and Waste Management;Sustainable Infrastructure;Transportation;Recycling;Urban Studies;Green Business

The Singapore Water Story

The Singapore Water Story
Author: Cecilia Tortajada,Yugal Kishore Joshi,Asit K. Biswas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN: 1135125899
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Singapore Water Story Book Excerpt:

Singapore ́s journey during the past 45 years is an outstanding example that, in spite of multiple hardships, pragmatic policies, clear visions, long-term planning, forward-looking strategies and political will, as well as a relentless urge to improve, can result in strong foundations for sustainable development. This book describes the journey of Singapore ́s development and the fundamental role that water has had in shaping it. What makes this case so unique is that the quest for self-sufficiency in terms of water availability in a fast-changing urban context has been crucial to the way development policies and agendas have been planned throughout the years. The authors analyse plans, policies, institutions, laws and regulations, water demand and water supply strategies, water quality and water conservation considerations, partnerships and importance of the media. They assess overall how all these issues have evolved in response to the dynamic needs of the city-state. The study of Singapore shows how a dynamic society can address development without losing its focus on the environment. In the city-state, environmental concerns in general, and water concerns in particular, have played a major role in its transformation from a third word to a first world country. How and why this transformation took place is the main focus of this authoritative book.

Architectural Conservation in Asia

Architectural Conservation in Asia
Author: John H. Stubbs,Robert G. Thomson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN: 1317406192
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Conservation in Asia Book Excerpt:

At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out local insights, experiences, best practice and solutions for effective cultural heritage management that will inform study and practice both in Asia and beyond. Whereas architectural conservation in much of the Western world has been extensively documented, this book brings together coverage of many regions where architectural conservation has been understudied. Following on from the highly influential companion volumes on global architectural conservation and architectural conservation in Europe and the Americas, with this book the authors extend their pioneering global examination to the dynamic and evolving field of architectural conservation in Asia. Throughout the book, the authors and regional experts provide local case studies and profile topics that bring depth and insight to this ambitious study. As architectural conservation becomes increasingly global in practice, this book will be of considerable assistance to architectural conservation practitioners, site managers and students of architecture, planning, archaeology and heritage studies worldwide.

Intersections of Space and Ethos

Intersections of Space and Ethos
Author: Kyriaki Tsoukala,Nikolaos-Ion Terzoglou,Charikleia Pantelidou
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2014-12-05
ISBN: 131766745X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intersections of Space and Ethos Book Excerpt:

The pressing economic, environmental and social crises emanate the need for a redefinition of the dominant views, perspectives and values in the field of architecture. The intellectual production of the last two decades has witnessed an impressive number of new design techniques and conceptual displacements reflecting the dynamic and fluid relation between man and his dwelling space. However, the contemporary market forces are favouring the growth of a star-system in architectural production based on technological innovation, spectacular imagery and formal acrobatics, and are neglecting the social, environmental and moral implications of spatial design. Perhaps the time has come to think anew the possible critical intersections between space and ethos, not only as an answer to the negative consequences of Modernity, but also as a remedy to the negative aspects of globalisation. The aim of the present collective volume is to enliven the ethical dimensions and dilemmas of architecture as they are shaped within the complexity of our times on two levels: the level of critical and reflective discourse and the level of social and cultural reality occasioned by post-industrial modes of production and new technologies. Thirteen distinguished academics and researchers investigate the complex relations between architecture, space and ethics from divergent and inter-disciplinary perspectives: philosophy, sociology, the humanities, the arts, landscape design, environmental design, urban design and architectural history and theory.

Values in Sustainable Development

Values in Sustainable Development
Author: Jack Appleton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-08-22
ISBN: 1136165681
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Values in Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

To enhance sustainable development research and practice the values of the researchers, project managers and participants must first be made explicit. Values in Sustainable Development introduces and compares worldviews and values from multiple countries and perspectives, providing a survey of empirical methods available to study environmental values as affected by sustainable development. The first part is methodological, looking at what values are, why they are important, and how to include values in sustainable development. The second part looks at how values differ across social contexts, religions and viewpoints demonstrating how various individuals may value nature from a variety of cultural, social, and religious points of view. The third and final part presents case studies ordered by scale from the individual and community levels through to the national, regional and international levels. These examples show how values can motivate, be incorporated into and be an integral part of the success of a project. This thought-provoking book gives researchers, students and practitioners in sustainable development a wealth of approaches to include values in their research.

Planning Asian Cities

Planning Asian Cities
Author: Stephen Hamnett,Dean Forbes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN: 1136639268
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning Asian Cities Book Excerpt:

In Planning Asian Cities: Risks and Resilience, Stephen Hamnett and Dean Forbes have brought together some of the region’s most distinguished urbanists to explore the planning history and recent development of Pacific Asia’s major cities. They show how globalization, and the competition to achieve global city status, has had a profound effect on all these cities. Tokyo is an archetypal world city. Singapore, Hong Kong and Seoul have acquired world city characteristics. Taipei and Kuala Lumpur have been at the centre of expanding economies in which nationalism and global aspirations have been intertwined and expressed in the built environment. Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai have played key, sometimes competing, roles in China’s rapid economic growth. Bangkok’s amenity economy is currently threatened by political instability, while Jakarta and Manila are the core city-regions of less developed countries with sluggish economies and significant unrealized potential. But how resilient are these cities to the risks that they face? How can they manage continuing pressures for development and growth while reducing their vulnerability to a range of potential crises? How well prepared are they for climate change? How can they build social capital, so important to a city’s recovery from shocks and disasters? What forms of governance and planning are appropriate for the vast mega-regions that are emerging? And, given the tradition of top-down, centralized, state-directed planning which drove the economic growth of many of these cities in the last century, what prospects are there of them becoming more inclusive and sensitive to the diverse needs of their populations and to the importance of culture, heritage and local places in creating liveable cities?

Eco city Planning

Eco city Planning
Author: Tai-Chee Wong,Belinda Yuen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2011-05-02
ISBN: 940070383X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco city Planning Book Excerpt:

Eco-city planning is a key element of urban land use planning in perspective and of ongoing debate of environmental urban sustainable development with a spatial and practical dimension. The conceptual basis of ecological planning is that we can no longer afford to be merely human-centred in approach. Instead, the interdependency of human and non-human species has forced us to appreciate the ‘rights’ and ‘intrinsic values’ of non-human species in our pursuit for a sustainable ecosystem. This volume has as approach an emphasis on environmental planning policies whereby, for example, energy saving, anti-pollution measures, use of non-car modes, construction of green buildings, safeguarding of nature and natural habitats in urban areas, and use of more renewable resources are promotional norms. Their aims and leading outcome serve to protect the Earth from adverse effects of global warming and different sources of pollution threatening the quality of life of human societies.

The Urban Climatic Map

The Urban Climatic Map
Author: Edward Ng,Chao Ren
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN: 1317510526
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Urban Climatic Map Book Excerpt:

Rapid urbanization, higher density and more compact cities have brought about a new science of urban climatology. An understanding of the mapping of this phenomenon is crucial for urban planners. The book brings together experts in the field of Urban Climatic Mapping to provide the state of the art understanding on how urban climatic knowledge can be made available and utilized by urban planners. The book contains the technology, methodology, and various focuses and approaches of urban climatic map making. It illustrates this understanding with examples and case studies from around the world, and it explains how urban climatic information can be analysed, interpreted and applied in urban planning. The book attempts to bridge the gap between the science of urban climatology and the practice of urban planning. It provides a useful one-stop reference for postgraduates, academics and urban climatologists wishing to better understand the needs for urban climatic knowledge in city planning; and urban planners and policy makers interested in applying the knowledge to design future sustainable cities and quality urban spaces.

Singapore as an International Financial Centre

Singapore as an International Financial Centre
Author: J. J. Woo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN: 1137569115
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Singapore as an International Financial Centre Book Excerpt:

This book provides an analysis of Singapore’s development and success as an international financial centre (IFC). Chapters demonstrate how Singapore plays a critical role in both Asian and global financial markets, despite its relatively small geographic size. The author focuses specifically on the factors that have contributed to the city-state’s success and discusses the policy lessons that can be derived from it. The book describes the historical, spatial, political and policy factors that contributed to Singapore’s development as a leading Asian financial centre and global city, and will be of interest to both policy scholars and practitioners.

Megacity Mobility Culture

Megacity Mobility Culture
Author: BMW Group
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2013-01-13
ISBN: 3642347355
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Megacity Mobility Culture Book Excerpt:

What determines how cities move on? The ever-increasing challenges to urban mobility come in many forms, and approaches to address them range from the technically ingenious to attempts to change travel behaviour. Key amongst factors essential to the success of any such approach is whether the urban environment proves to be fertile ground for the desired progress. Another vital determinant of success is how well individual measures to engineer the transport system interact with other developments. This leads to the principal subject of Megacity Mobility Culture: the basic principles that determine the paths along which cities move. This book demonstrates that the concept of ‘mobility culture’ provides a framework for understanding the development of urban transport which transcends the boundaries between academic disciplines. Based on a discussion of the diversity of megacities worldwide, it provides help in navigating the complexity of megacity mobility culture. Experts from megacities around the world each take the reader on a journey to their own city and its mobility culture, giving a deeper insight into the unique evolutionary paths of mobility that these places have taken, and what lies before them. Whilst acknowledging the overwhelming diversity of cities worldwide, the authors also identify common denominators behind the evolution of urban transport systems – seven temperaments which are found in a unique mix in any given city, defining the character of its mobility culture. The Institute for Mobility Research is a research facility of the BMW Group. It deals with future developments and challenges relating to mobility across all modes of transport, with automobility being only one aspect among many. Taking on an international perspective, ifmo’s activities focus on social science and sociopolitical, economic and ecological issues, but also extend to cultural questions related to the key challenges facing the future of mobility. The work of the Institute is supported by an interdisciplinary board of renowned scientists and scholars, and by representatives of BMW, Deutsche Bahn, Lufthansa, MAN, Siemens and The World Bank.

Towards a Liveable and Sustainable Urban Environment

Towards a Liveable and Sustainable Urban Environment
Author: Liang Fook Lye,Gang Chen
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9814287768
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards a Liveable and Sustainable Urban Environment Book Excerpt:

With cities rapidly encroaching onto surrounding lands, the notion of "eco-city" proposes an innovative yet pragmatic approach to designing, building and operating cities in a way that the destructive impact of human urban activity upon nature will be significantly reduced. This book comprises of papers from a workshop organized by the East Asian Institute on Eco-cities in East Asia on 27 February 2009 in Singapore. Contributed by scholars, officials and environmental specialists from Japan, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, the papers focus on how individual governments in these countries undertake eco-city projects. The book also highlights best practices that are useful to policy makers and anyone else who seeks to learn from the experiences of other countries in order to reduce their ecological footprints.

Singapore

Singapore
Author: John Curtis Perry
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-01-16
ISBN: 0190469501
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Singapore Book Excerpt:

"The life of Singapore as an independent nation since 1965 has coincided with explosive growth, both of world trade and world wealth. Trade, heavily seaborne, now contributes more than half of global GNP. Largely by exploiting changing uses of the ocean, Singapore has grown remarkably rich. Constant and continuing comment in the media concerning Singapore's dramatic economic and organizational achievement has yet to find its way into a book, and this one is the first to put the story of Singapore into a global maritime context, describing and analyzing how, despite many life-threatening crises, Singapore, by using the sea, survived and prospered far beyond even its own expectations. Putting priority upon economic development and maintaining the social and economic stability that Singapore's authoritarian government has thought necessary to achieve this growth has provoked heated controversy both among Singaporeans and outside observers. Although opposition is too weak to challenge the government successfully, the struggle to define an acceptable balance between freedom and control continues. This question takes on a universal concern, intensified in our age of terrorism with its new challenges to order and stability. To what extent does authority stifle creativity?"--Provided by publisher.

Community Based Urban Development

Community Based Urban Development
Author: Im Sik Cho,Blaž Križnik
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2016-12-04
ISBN: 9811019878
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Based Urban Development Book Excerpt:

The book compares different approaches to urban development in Singapore and Seoul over the past decades, by focusing on community participation in the transformation of neighbourhoods and its impact on the built environment and communal life. Singapore and Seoul are known for their rapid economic growth and urbanisation under a strong control of developmental state in the past. However, these cities are at a critical crossroads of societal transformation, where participatory and community-based urban development is gaining importance. This new approach can be seen as a result of a changing relationship between the state and civil society, where an emerging partnership between both aims to overcome the limitations of earlier urban development. The book draws attention to the possibilities and challenges that these cities face while moving towards a more inclusive and socially sustainable post-developmental urbanisation. By applying a comparative perspective to understand the evolving urban paradigms in Singapore and Seoul, this unique and timely book offers insights for scholars, professionals and students interested in contemporary Asian urbanisation and its future trajectories.

Sustainability Matters Environmental Management In The Anthropocene

Sustainability Matters  Environmental Management In The Anthropocene
Author: Lye Irene Lin-heng,Kondepudi Sekhar Narayana,Neo Harvey
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2017-08-11
ISBN: 9813230630
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Matters Environmental Management In The Anthropocene Book Excerpt:

Sustainability Matters is a compilation of some of the best research papers submitted by students from the National University of Singapore's multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary graduate programme in environmental studies, as their MSc dissertations in Environmental Management [MEM]. This collection is for the period 2014/2015 to 2015/2016. Entitled Sustainability Matters: Environmental Management in the Anthropocene, this is the sixth volume in the series, and comprises 15 of the best research papers completed during this period. The papers have been edited for brevity. They analyse the many challenges to effective environmental management covering countries including China, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the EU, and USA. Issues examined include biodiversity conservation, environmental science, environmental governance and management, energy, and urban studies. The first compilation, Sustainability Matters: Environmental Management in Asia was published in 2010 and comprised the best papers from 2001/2002 to 2006/2007. The second, Sustainability Matters: Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Management in Asia, was published in 2011, and comprised the best papers from 2007/2008 and 2008/2009. The third and fourth compilations, Sustainability Matters: Asia's Green Challenges, and Sustainability Matters: Asia's Energy Concerns, Green Policies and Environmental Advocacy, comprised the best papers from the periods 2009/2010 and 2011/2012 respectively. The fifth compilation, Sustainability Matters: Environmental and Climate Changes in the Asia-Pacific, was published in 2015 and comprised the best papers for the periods 2012/2013 and 2013/2014. The papers are edited by five staff members from different disciplines in the MEM programme: Lye Lin-Heng, Harvey Neo, Sekhar Kondepudi, Yew Wen-Shan, Judy Sng Gek-Khim. Contents: Biodiversity & Conservation: Coral Reef Restoration in Singapore — Past, Present and Future (Ng Chin-Soon Lionel & Chou Loke-Ming)Wildlife Trade in China and Vietnam: A Comparative Study of the Implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (Sallie Chia-Wei, Yang & Lye Lin-Heng)Environmental Science: Status and Trends of Phytoremediation in Singapore (Fam Mei-Ling & Sanjay Swarup)Managing the Risk of Non-indigenous Marine Species Transfer in Singapore Using a Study of Vessel Movement (Chin-Sing Lim, Yi-Lin Leong & Koh-Siang Tan)Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (BVOCs) Emissions by Selected Street Trees in Singapore (Kho Yue-Min Veron & Tan Puay-Yok)Environmental Goverance & Management: Sustainability Reporting in Singapore (Loh Zhiyang & Audrey Chia)Air Quality Improvement and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Pakistan: An Integrated Approach (Kaleem Anwar Mir & Rajasekhar Balasubramanian)Self-Management in Environmental Management Philosophy (Zhang Yuzhe & Cecilia Lim)Evaluating EIA Follow-ups in China and Singapore (Deng Mao & Rick Reidinger)Larger Population for Singapore: A Utilities Perspective (Ang Chun-Wei Alan & Victor R Savage)Energy: Roles of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development in Industrial Plants (Tan Choon-Puay & Tong Yen-Wah)A Comparative Analysis of the Regulatory Framework Between the United States of America and the European Union on the Use of "Fracking" in Unconventional Hydrocarbons Development (Carmelita Leow & Namrata Chindarkar)Urban Studies: Sustainable Urbanism at Neighbourhood Level: Possibilities and Practice in Planned

Asian Revitalization

Asian Revitalization
Author: Katie Cummer
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-01-11
ISBN: 9888528564
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian Revitalization Book Excerpt:

Adaptive reuse refers to reusing an old building for a purpose other than which it was originally built or designed. This conservation approach has become increasingly popular around the world. However, there are few publications that focus on its application in Asia. This book fills this gap by looking at both unique and shared aspects of adaptive reuse in three Asian urban centers: Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore. Building on government policy documents and extensive field work, this book contextualizes adaptive reuse in each city and reveals the impetus behind a wide range of projects from revitalization in Hong Kong, commercial development in Shanghai, to community building in Singapore. The introductory chapter sets adaptive reuse within an international perspective, noting salient differences and similarities between Asia and other parts of the world. It also anchors the discussion within a regional perspective, focusing on the similarities and differences between Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore. Each of the following four essays addresses a specific topic about adaptive reuse, including its relationship to urban development and sustainability, how it benefits heritage buildings, and how it reveals best practices in heritage conservation in Asia. The subsequent three essays, one for each city, supplemented with timelines, set out a clear framework for understanding the city-specific case studies that follow the essays. Afterwards, fifteen representative projects across the three cities are presented as in-depth case studies. The pairing of essays and case studies provides a detailed understanding of each city’s approach to adaptive reuse in the twenty-first century; a time when the need for sustainable development solutions are at the forefront. Intended for classroom use and professional readership, this book will be of considerable value in Asia, as well as elsewhere, providing material for stimulating and worthwhile discussion. “Asian Revitalization is a highly practical and accessible volume on the long-established conservation practice of adaptive reuse in East Asia. Its focus on real-life issues, examples, and challenges posed by revitalization programs in the region is extremely relevant to researchers and practitioners in architectural conservation, urban design, and urban studies.” —Miles Glendinning, University of Edinburgh, Scotland “This is a superb, well-documented, and original book written by some of the best-known and highly respected authors in the field of heritage conservation. The carefully examined case studies illustrate a wide variety of solutions that highlight the work of some of the best minds of the next generations.” —Alastair Kerr, University of Victoria, Canada “This is a most interesting set of essays, informative and thought-provoking. The best way to save any heritage building is by keeping it in beneficial use and how to achieve this in a sensitive manner is what these essays are about. They should be vital reading for anyone considering an adaptive reuse project in Asia.” —Michael Morrison, Purcell, UK “With cultural heritage firmly ensconced in the global development agendas of the United Nations, this well-grounded volume draws upon the experience of Hong Kong SAR, Shanghai, and Singapore to demonstrate to scholars and practitioners alike how historic properties can be sustained through savvy adaptive reuse in the midst of tremendous urban redevelopment pressures.” —Montira Horayangura Unakul, UNESCO Bangkok, Thailand

The Asian side of the world II

The Asian side of the world   II
Author: Collectif
Publsiher: CNRS Éditions via OpenEdition
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 2271122244
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Asian side of the world II Book Excerpt:

Asia and the Pacific, an immense region, both new and old, in which two thirds of the world lives. A region of superlatives, exceptions, China, continually facing disasters and risks from its past, India, a continent of its own, Japan, archipelago of the future. It is a region that is attracting global growth and becoming the centre of the world. Who could have predicted that the GDP of Asia and the Pacific would be equal to that of the European Union? And what will tomorrow bring? This compilation gives an overview of Asia's world, bringing together texts written by researchers and specialists and that have been published on Asia and the Pacific Network's website (CNRS) between 2011 and 2013. It follows the first volume published in 2011 covering the period 2002-2011. These works covering the humanities and social science recount the past, tell us of the future and illustrate the complexity of Asia and the Pacific through its flaws, strengths and challenges. They reveal the profound roots and depth of the dynamism of these new powers that could soon take over the future of humanity. Numerous researchers and academics specialising in contemporary Asia and the Pacific are bringing into light many aspects of this great and inevitable shift in the world.

The Routledge Handbook of Democracy and Sustainability

The Routledge Handbook of Democracy and Sustainability
Author: Basil Bornemann,Henrike Knappe,Patrizia Nanz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2022-02-23
ISBN: 042965684X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Democracy and Sustainability Book Excerpt:

This handbook provides comprehensive and critical coverage of the dynamic and complex relationship between democracy and sustainability in contemporary theory, discourse, and practice. Distinguished scholars from different disciplines, such as political science, sociology, philosophy, international relations, look at the present state of this relationship, asking how it has evolved and where it is likely to go in the future. They examine compatibilities and tensions, continuities and changes, as well as challenges and potentials across theoretical, empirical and practical contexts. This wide-spanning collection brings together multiple established and emerging viewpoints on the debate between democracy and sustainability which have, until now, been fragmented and diffuse. It comprises diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives discussing democracy’s role in, and potential for, coping with environmental issues at the local and global scales. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of arguments, claims, questions, and insights that are put forward regarding the relationship between democracy and sustainability. In the process, it not only consolidates and condenses, but also broadens and captures the many nuances of the debate. By showing how theoretical, empirical and practical accounts are interrelated, focusing on diverse problem areas and spheres of action, it serves as a knowledge source for professionals who seek to develop action strategies that do justice to both sustainability and democracy, as well as providing a valuable reference for academic researchers, lecturers and students.

Climate Change and Global Energy Security

Climate Change and Global Energy Security
Author: Marilyn A. Brown,Benjamin K. Sovacool
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-08-12
ISBN: 0262516314
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Global Energy Security Book Excerpt:

An exploration of commercially available technologies that can enhance energy security and address climate change and public policy options crucial to their adoption. Tackling climate change and improving energy security are two of the twenty-first century's greatest challenges. In this book, Marilyn Brown and Benjamin Sovacool offer detailed assessments of the most advanced commercially available technologies for strengthening global energy security, mitigating the effects of climate change, and enhancing resilience through adaptation and geo-engineering. They also evaluate the barriers to the deployment of these technologies and critically review public policy options crucial to their adoption. Arguing that society has all the technologies necessary for the task, Brown and Sovacool discuss an array of options available today, including high-efficiency transportation, renewable energy, carbon sequestration, and demand-side management. They offer eight case studies from around the world that document successful approaches to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and improving energy security. These include the Danish approach to energy policy and wind power, Brazil's ethanol program, China's improved cookstove program; and the U.S. Toxics Release Inventory. Brown and Sovacool argue that meeting the twin challenges of climate change and energy security will allow us to provide energy, maintain economic growth, and preserve the natural environment—without forcing tradeoffs among them.

Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Development in Africa and Asia

Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Development in Africa and Asia
Author: Belinda Yuen,Asfaw Kumssa
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2010-11-22
ISBN: 9048198674
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Development in Africa and Asia Book Excerpt:

This book is about African and Asian cities. Illustrated through selected case cities, the book brings together a rich collection of papers by leading scholars and practitioners in Africa and Asia to offer empirical analysis and up-to-date discussions and assessments of the urban challenges and solutions for their cities. A number of key topics concerning housing, sustainable urban development and climate change in Africa and Asia are explored along with how policy interventions and partnerships deliver specific forms of urban development. It is intended for all who are interested in the state of the cities and urban development in Africa and Asia. Africa and Asia present, in many ways, useful lessons in dealing with the burgeoning urban population, and the problems surrounding this influx of people and climate change in the developing word.