Time Saver Standards for Urban Design

Time Saver Standards for Urban Design
Author: Donald Watson
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Professional Pub
Total Pages: 898
Release: 2003-03-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Saver Standards for Urban Design Book Excerpt:

* The foremost professional reference on the physical design of cities and urban places * International coverage including recent European and Asian sustainability initiatives * Covers essential topics such as preservation, renewal, patterns of settlement and more * Outstanding contributors include Alan Plattus, Dean of the College of Architecture, Yale University

Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design 8 E EBOOK

Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design 8 E  EBOOK
Author: Michael Crosbie,Donald Watson
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2005-01-06
ISBN: 0071777334
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design 8 E EBOOK Book Excerpt:

Since its release in 1946, this has been one of the most widely recognized and respected resources for architects, engineers, and designers, bringing together the knowledge, techniques, and skills of some of the most well-known experts in the field. The new Eighth Edition takes a fresh, visual approach to the information architects need to access quickly, helping them save time and money by assuring they get it right the first time. Readers will find timely, new chapters on building security, natural disaster mitigation, building diagnostics, facility management, and much more.

Environmental Regulations and Housing Costs

Environmental Regulations and Housing Costs
Author: Arthur C. Nelson,John Randolph,James M. McElfish,Joseph M. Schilling,Jonathan Logan,LLC Newport Partners
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-06-22
ISBN: 1610910680
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Regulations and Housing Costs Book Excerpt:

Many communities across the nation still lack affordable housing. And many officials continue to claim that “affordable housing” is an oxymoron. Building inexpensively is impossible, they say, because there are too many regulations. Required environmental impact statements and habitat protection laws, they contend, drive up the costs of construction. But is this actually true? In a comprehensive study of the question, the authors of this eye-opening book separate fact from myth. With admirable clarity, they describe the policy debate from its beginning, review the economic theory, trace the evolution of development regulation, and summarize the major research on the topic. In addition, they offer their own research, accompanied by a case study of two strikingly different Washington, D.C., suburbs. They also include results of focus groups conducted in Dallas, Denver, and Tucson. The authors find that environmental regulatory costs—as a share of total costs and processes—are about the same now as they were thirty years ago, even though there are far more regulations today. They find, too, that environmental regulations may actually create benefits that could improve the value of housing. Although they conclude that regulations do not appear to drive up housing costs more now than in the past, they do offer recommendations of ways in which the processes associated with regulations—including review procedures—could be improved and could result in cost savings. Intended primarily for professionals who are involved in, or impacted by, regulations—from public officials, planners, and engineers to housing developers and community activists—this book will provide useful insights and data to anyone who wants to know if (and how) American housing can actually be made “affordable.”

Radical Inclusivity

Radical Inclusivity
Author: Krzysztof Nawratek
Publsiher: dpr-barcelona
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-05-12
ISBN: 8494241478
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Inclusivity Book Excerpt:

The real strength of today’s protest movements is not conflict, but a reclaimed solidarity and newly rebuilt sense of community. The real “we are all in this together” of people losing their homes, jobs, life savings and those who know how easily they can succumb to similar misfortune. In the face of adversity, the sense of community is reborn together with a selfless impulse to help. ‘Empathy’ and ‘inclusiveness’ become key words. A new community and the language it establishes emerge in cooperatives and movements working for the common good. In this book we imagine the architecture and urbanism of this emerging community.

Fundamentals of Plan Making

Fundamentals of Plan Making
Author: Edward J. Jepson, Jr.,Jerry Weitz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2015-12-07
ISBN: 1317688538
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Plan Making Book Excerpt:

Urban and regional planning programs aspire to prepare practitioners to write and implement plans, primarily at the local level of government. These programs are very much "professional" in their aspirations, as opposed to research oriented. Yet, academic planning programs often place greater emphasis on theory than practice. For decades, the planning academy has acknowledged a major disconnect between what the planning academy teaches students and the techniques and skills needed to be a successful professional practitioner. Fundamentals of Plan Making will give planning students an understanding of research design as it applies to planning, develop familiarity with various data sources, and help them acquire knowledge and the ability to conduct basic planning analyses such as population projections, housing needs assessments, development impact analyses, and land use plans. Students will also learn how to implement the various citizen participation methods used by planners and develop an appreciation of the values and roles of practicing planners. In Fundamentals of Plan Making, Edward Jepson and Jerry Weitz bring their extensive experience as practicing academics and give planning students the practical, hands on tools they need to implement the various methods used to create and implement real plans and policies. Its chapters on transportation, housing, environment, economic development and other core development topics also make it a handy reference for planning practitioners.

Companion to Urban Design

Companion to Urban Design
Author: Tridib Banerjee,Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2011-03-17
ISBN: 1136920080
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Companion to Urban Design Book Excerpt:

Today the practice of urban design has forged a distinctive identity with applications at many different scales – ranging from the block or street scale to the scale of metropolitan and regional landscapes. Urban design interfaces many aspects of contemporary public policy – multiculturalism, healthy cities, environmental justice, economic development, climate change, energy conservations, protection of natural environments, sustainable development, community liveability, and the like. The field now comprises a core body of knowledge that enfolds a right history of ideas, paradigms, principles, tools, research and applications, enriched by electric influences from the humanities, and social and natural sciences. Companion to Urban Design includes more than fifty original contributions from internationally recognized authorities in the field. These contributions address the following questions: What are the important ideas that have shaped the field and the current practice of urban design? What are the major methods and processes that have influenced the practice of urban design at various scales? What are the current innovations relevant to the pedagogy of urban design? What are the lingering debates, conflicts ad contradictions in the theory and practice of urban design? How could urban design respond to the contemporary challenges of climate change, sustainability, active living initiatives, globalization, and the like? What are the significant disciplinary influences on the theory, research and practice of urban design in recent times? There has never before been a more authoritative and comprehensive companion that includes core, foundational and pioneering ideas and concepts of urban design. This book serves as an invaluable guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students, future professionals, and practitioners interested in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning, but also in urban studies, urban affairs, geography, and related fields.

Contemporary Urban Design Thoughts in China

Contemporary Urban Design Thoughts in China
Author: Jin Duan,Jinhua Liu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-08-09
ISBN: 9811909415
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Urban Design Thoughts in China Book Excerpt:

This book proposes and systematically discusses four trends of thoughts in contemporary Chinese urban design. As the first book to systematically introduce contemporary Chinese urban design thoughts, this book objectively displays the macroscopic picture of contemporary urban design development of China from the time dimension, sorting out seven historical stages and three disputes. This book is mainly divided into two parts. The first part focuses on the vertical description, taking the major events in the seven historical stages as the context, combing the macro picture of the development of contemporary urban design in China in the last 100 years, and describing the three controversies in this process: contention, subject, and legalization. The second part focuses on horizontal observations, puts forward and systematically discusses the four trends of thought formed in the development of contemporary urban design in China, including “Design of Form,” “Synthesis of Design,” “Control of Design,” and “Design of Rule”. This part discusses their development background, theoretical support, and key concepts in detail and finally conducts critical thinking. The whole book is based on historical events, archives, and papers published in Chinese academic journals. While sorting out, summarizing, and objectively discussing, it also makes a critique of urban design activities and academic thinking in China, which will greatly benefit scholars and readers who are interested in urban design history of contemporary China.

Planning and Urban Design Standards

Planning and Urban Design Standards
Author: American Planning Association
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2006-02-03
ISBN: 0471475815
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning and Urban Design Standards Book Excerpt:

From the publishers of Architectural Graphic Standards, this book, created under the auspices of The American Planning Association, is the most comprehensive reference book on urban planning, design, and development available today. Contributions from more than two hundred renowned professionals provide rules of thumb and best practices for mitigating such environmental impacts as noise, traffic, aesthetics, preservation of green space and wildlife, water quality, and more. You get in-depth information on the tools and techniques used to achieve planning and design outcomes, including economic analysis, mapping, visualization, legal foundations, and real estate developments. Thousands of illustrations, examples of custom work by today?s leading planners, and insider information make this work the new standard in the field. Order your copy today.

Time Saver Std For Landscape Archi

Time Saver Std For Landscape Archi
Author: Harris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9781259004100
Category: Building
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Saver Std For Landscape Archi Book Excerpt:

The site design and construction reference of the design professions. Newly designed and containing 40 percent completely new content, Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture, Second Edition, continues to be the most complete source of site construction standards and data for the design and planning professions and related academic disciplines. It maintains and enhances its emphasis on promoting environmentally suitable techniques, processes, and materials aimed at mitigating the impact of construction intervention. This essential and comprehensive Second Edition not only covers the major changes that have occurred in the last decade, it also serves as a framework for future trends. It is fully metric, to meet Federal and International requirements, with expanded coverage of handicapped access and human dimensional standards. Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture, Second Edition, features increased coverage of: site storm water "best management'' practices; new urban tree planting and xeriscape concepts; earth retaining structures and pavement design; land reclamation, including soil and vegetation restoration; metric site layout practices, including recreation facilities; energy and resource conservation; natural processes and site construction procedures; new expanded construction details; simplified construction materials data. In the time honored tradition of Time-Saver Standards, this Second Edition combines the expertise of over 200 design professionals to create a working resource for all who plan, design, manage, and build human landscapes. Over 50 sections provide concise tables, checklists, "Key Point'' text summaries, and illustrations to provide an invaluable information resource for offices and classrooms throughout the world.

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs Vol 2 No 1 2018

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs  Vol 2 No 1  2018
Author: Farhan Abdullah Ali, Ph.D. Candidate,Maryam Iranfar, Ph.D. Candidate,Donia Zhang, Dr.,Rokhsaneh Rahbarianyazd, Dr., Layla Raswol, Dr.,Leila Mirza, Dr., Hugh Byrd, Dr.,Joseph Adeniran Adedeji, Dr., Olatunde Arayela, Dr.,Joyce Lodson, Ph.D. Candidate, John Emmanuel Ogbeba, Ph.D. Candidate, Ugochukwu Kenechi Elinwa, Dr.,Lawand Wirya Shawkat, MA., Salar Salah Muhy Al-Din, Ph.D. Candidate, Dusko Kuzovic, Dr.,Najmaldin Hussein, MA.
Publsiher: Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs Vol 2 No 1 2018 Book Excerpt:

The Influence of Le Corbusier On the emergence of the Aesthetic Values in the Modern Architecture of Cyprus, Farhan Abdullah Ali ………………….………………..… 1-12 https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2017.3651 The Presence of Modernist Architecture in Government’s educational Buildings at Lefkoşa, Maryam Iranfar…………………………………………….………………………………… 22-32 https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2018.3653 Classical Chinese Gardens: Landscapes for Self-Cultivation, Donia Zhang ….…33-44 https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2018.3654 Evaluating energy consumption in terms of climatic factors: A case study of Karakol residential apartments, Famagusta, North Cyprus, Rokhsaneh Rahbarianyazd, Layla Raswol ……………………………………………………………………..………….………………….45-54 https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2018.3658 Towards appreciating the importance of windowscapes: Evaluation and suggestion for improvement of New Zealand Building Code, Leila Mirza, Hugh Byrd …………… 55-65 https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2018.3656 Aesthetics of Space Organization: Lessons from Traditional European Cities, Hourakhsh Ahmad Nia; Yousif Hussien Suleiman………………………………………………..…… 66-75 https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2018.3659 Urban Renewal Strategies and Economic Growth in Ondo State, Nigeria: A Case Study, Joseph Adeniran Adedeji, Olatunde Arayela…………………………….……….….76-83 https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2018.3662 A Lesson from Vernacular Architecture in Nigeria, Joyce Lodson, John Emmanuel Ogbeba, Ugochukwu Kenechi Elinwa………………………………………………………………. 84-95 https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2018.3664 Opportunities for Practicing Sustainable Building Construction in Kurdistan Region, Iraq, Lawand Wirya Shawkat, Salar Salah Muhy Al-Din, Duško Kuzović……….………. 96-101 https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2018.3665 The Pedestrianisation and Its Relation with Enhancing Walkability in Urban Spaces, Najmaldin Hussein………………………………………………………………….……….102-112 https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2018.3666

Living Architecture Living Cities

Living Architecture  Living Cities
Author: Christopher Day,Julie Gwilliam
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN: 0429949243
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Architecture Living Cities Book Excerpt:

It’s widely accepted that our environment is in crisis. Less widely recognized is that three quarters of environmental damage is due to cities – the places where most of us live. As this powerful new book elucidates, global sustainability is therefore directly dependent on urban design. In Living Architecture, Living Cities Christopher Day and Julie Gwilliam move beyond the current emphasis on technological change. They argue that eco-technology allows us to continue broadly as before and only defers the impending disaster. In reality, most negative environmental impacts are due to how we live and the things we buy. Such personal choices often result from dissatisfaction with our surroundings. As perceived environment has a direct effect on attitudes and motivations, improving this can achieve more sustainable lifestyles more effectively than drastic building change – with its notorious performance-gap limitations. As it’s in places that our inner feelings and material reality interact, perceived environment is place-based. Ultimately, however, as the root cause of unsustainability is attitude, real change requires moving from the current focus on buildings and technology to an emphasis on the non-material. Featuring over 400 high quality illustrations, this is essential reading for anyone who believes in the value and power of good design. Christopher Day’s philosophy will continue to inspire students with an interest in sustainable architecture, urban planning and related fields.

The Complex City Social and Built Approaches and Methods

The Complex City  Social and Built Approaches and Methods
Author: Caroline Donnellan
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2022-10-31
ISBN: 1648895492
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complex City Social and Built Approaches and Methods Book Excerpt:

'The Complex City: Social and Built Approaches and Methods' explores different ways of understanding the city. The social city approach proceeds from the ground-up, it focuses on human interactions shaped by economic and environmental processes. The built city method looks through a top-down lens, examining policy and planning for buildings and infrastructure, including utilities and energy networks. This volume is different from other city anthologies in that it explores them through their differences, by presenting each chapter in one of the two categories. While there is invariably an overlap between the two areas, they are distinct positions. In doing so the book identifies how, despite their often adversarial approaches, they both belong to the same city. As essential components of the city they should not necessarily be resolved, as it is in this friction where creativity and innovation happens. 'The Complex City: Social and Built Approaches and Methods' is concerned about the ideas and solutions that they both offer. The book’s originality stems from this duality, and from its recognition that cities are living, organic, protean places of opportunity, crisis, conflict and challenge. The chapters demonstrate the complexity of cities as a set of ideas concerning what they engender, how they function and why they continue to act as a catalyst for different kinds of human activity. They explore issues of socio-political import and questions of the city as a physically constructed space. The themes are diverse and include the inception of the city as a place of competition to centres of regeneration and urban withdrawal. They cover a range of city and urban regions from Athens to Wellington from site specific singular perspectives to comparative assessments. The questions they raise include how do we inhabit urban areas, how do we make plans for them, and how do we, at times, ignore them entirely.

Keep It Simple A Guide to Assistive Technologies

Keep It Simple  A Guide to Assistive Technologies
Author: Ravonne A. Green,Vera Blair
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2011-03-21
ISBN: 1591588677
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keep It Simple A Guide to Assistive Technologies Book Excerpt:

Simple, straightforward guidance for the practitioner who wants to use assistive technologies to extend library access. • Tutorials on technologies for individuals with disabilities arranged by disability category • 47 Microsoft Accessibility Options screenshots • Extensive bibliographies for each disability category and for universal access, training, and marketing • A glossary of assistive technology terms • Extensive resources for each disability category

Planning Connections

Planning Connections
Author: Ala N. J. "Pete" Pointner Faicp,N. J. Pointner
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1438907990
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning Connections Book Excerpt:

You are about to read a book that was designed to facilitate the entire core of a family. It is comprehensive in terms of information which would guide you into all truths. The content of this book, intended to reach the desire needs of young people who are currently courting ,fiancés who are in preparation to say "I do", Couples who are currently struggling in their marriages and are seeking workable solutions, also couples who are on the verge of divorce It is also a definitive guideline for decision makers before getting into a life time relationship. It is an holistic and unprecedented approach for pre-marital and post-marital couples all around the world. Thanks to God for His ingenious inspiration which causes my passion for this subject to emerged from a thought into a book. I want to recognized my wife, and thank her for her tireless efforts of support. Thanks to my professor Dr. Ronald Smith for his embrace and cheerleader roll, which he displayed in his encouragement to me. To all of my readers, this is from my heart to yours.

Design for Flooding

Design for Flooding
Author: Donald Watson,Michele Adams
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-10-19
ISBN: 9780470890028
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design for Flooding Book Excerpt:

“Design for Flooding contains considerable useful information for practitioners and students. Watson and Adams fill the void for new thinking...and they advance our ability to create more sustainable, regenerative, and resilient places.” —Landscape Architecture Magazine

Convivial Urban Spaces

Convivial Urban Spaces
Author: Henry Shaftoe
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1849770875
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Convivial Urban Spaces Book Excerpt:

Despite developments in urban design during the last few decades, architects, urban planners and designers often continue to produce areas of bland, commercially led urban fabric that deliver the basic functional requirements of shelter, work and leisure but are socially unsustainable and likely generators of future problems. Convivial Urban Spacesdemonstrates that successful urban public spaces are an essential part of a sustainable built environment. Without them we are likely to drift into an increasingly private and polarized society, with all the problems that would imply. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this book draws on research, and the literature and theory of environmental psychology and urban design, to advance our understanding of what makes effective public spaces. Practical guidance is illustrated with case studies from the UK, Spain, Germany and Italy. The result is a practical and clearly presented guide to urban public space for planners, architects and students of the urban environment.

Sitte Hegemann and the Metropolis

Sitte  Hegemann and the Metropolis
Author: Charles Bohl,Jean-François Lejeune
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN: 1135234736
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sitte Hegemann and the Metropolis Book Excerpt:

These essays, from leading names in the field, weave together the parallels and differences between the past and present of civic art. Offering prospects for the first decades of the twenty-first century, the authors open up a broad international dialogue on civic art, which relates historical practice to the contemporary meaning of civic art and its application to community building within today’s multi-cultural modern cities. The volume brings together the rich perspectives on the thought, practice and influence of leading figures from the great era of civic art that began in the nineteenth century and blossomed in the early twentieth century as documented in the works of Werner Hegemann and his contemporaries and considered fundamental to contemporary practice.

Partnering Strategies for the Urban Edge

Partnering Strategies for the Urban Edge
Author: Robert G. Shibley
Publsiher: Bruner Foundation
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1890286095
Category: City planning
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Partnering Strategies for the Urban Edge Book Excerpt:

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) is a national award for urban places that promotes innovative thinking about the built environment. Established in 1987, the award celebrates urban places distinguished by quality design-design that considers social, economical, and environmental issues in addition to form.

Making the Metropolitan Landscape

Making the Metropolitan Landscape
Author: Jacqueline Tatom,Jennifer Stauber
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2009-05-07
ISBN: 1135232075
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making the Metropolitan Landscape Book Excerpt:

The American landscape is an extremely complex terrain born from a history of collective and individual experiences. These created environments, which all may be called metropolitan landscapes, constantly challenge students and professionals in the fields of architecture, design and planning to consider new ways of making lively public places. This book brings together varied voices in urban design theory and practice to explore new ways of understanding place and our position in it.

Smart Urban Regeneration

Smart Urban Regeneration
Author: Simon Huston
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN: 1317388429
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Urban Regeneration Book Excerpt:

The role of real estate in our cities is crucial to building sustainable and resilient urban futures. Smart Urban Regeneration brings together institutional, planning and real estate insights into an innovative regeneration framework for academics, students and property professionals. Starting by identifying key urban issues within the historical urban and planning backdrop, the book goes on to explore future visions, the role of institutions and key mechanisms for smart urban regeneration. Throughout the book, international case studies and discussion questions help to draw out global implications for urban stakeholders. Real estate professionals face a real challenge to build visionary developments which resonate locally yet mitigate climate change and curb sprawl, and foster biodiversity. By avoiding the dangers of speculative excess on one side and complacency on the other, Smart Urban Regeneration shows how transformation aspirations can be achieved sustainably. Academics, students and professionals who are involved in real estate, urban planning, property investment, community development and sustainability will find this book an essential guide to smart urban regeneration investment.