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Urban Overheating - Progress on Mitigation Science and Engineering Applications

Urban Overheating - Progress on Mitigation Science and Engineering Applications
  • Author : Michele Zinzi,Matheos Santamouris
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-04-04
  • Total pages :350
  • ISBN : 9783038976363
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Summary : The combination of global warming and urban sprawl is the origin of the most hazardous climate change effect detected at urban level: Urban Heat Island, representing the urban overheating respect to the countryside surrounding the city. This book includes 18 papers representing the state of the art of detection, assessment mitigation and adaption to urban overheating. Advanced methods, strategies and technologies are here analyzed including relevant issues as: the role of urban materials and fabrics on urban climate and their potential mitigation, the impact of greenery and vegetation to reduce urban temperatures and improve the thermal comfort, the role the urban geometry in the air temperature rise, the use of satellite and ground data to assess and quantify the urban overheating and develop mitigation solutions, calculation methods and application to predict and assess mitigation scenarios. The outcomes of the book are thus relevant for a wide multidisciplinary audience, including: environmental scientists and engineers, architect and urban planners, policy makers and students.

Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - E-Book

Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - E-Book
  • Author : David J. Magee,James E. Zachazewski,William S. Quillen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-02-14
  • Total pages :720
  • ISBN : 9781416068549
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Summary : Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Volume 2: Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice provides a thorough review of the basic science information concerning the tissues of the musculoskeletal system impacted by injury or disease, as well as the guiding principles upon which rehabilitation interventions are based. This volume divides information into two sections: scientific foundations and principles of intervention, providing readers with a guiding set of clinical foundations and principles upon which they can easily develop treatment interventions for specific impairments and functional limitations. Clinical application case studies help readers apply what they learn in the classroom to real life situations. Evidence-based content uses over 5,000 references to support the basic science information principles for rehabilitation interventions and provide the best evidence and physiological reasoning for treatment. Over 180 tables and 275 text boxes highlight key points within the text for better understanding. Expert editors David Magee, PhD, PT, James Zachazewski, DPT, SCS, ATC, Sandy Quillen, PT, PhD, SCS, FACSM and over 70 contributors provide authoritative guidance on the foundations and principles of musculoskeletal rehabilitation practice.

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility
  • Author : Un-Habitat
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-10-30
  • Total pages :344
  • ISBN : 9781317932864
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Summary : Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for cars, with a limited number of cities improving public transport systems in a sustainable manner. However, a number of challenges faced by urban transport systems – such as greenhouse gas emissions, noise and air pollution and road traffic accidents – do not necessarily get solved by the construction of new infrastructure. Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility argues that the development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap. The purpose of ‘transportation’ and ‘mobility’ is to gain access to destinations, activities, services and goods. Thus, access is the ultimate objective of transportation. As a result, urban planning and design should focus on how to bring people and places together, by creating cities that focus on accessibility, rather than simply increasing the length of urban transport infrastructure or increasing the movement of people or goods. Urban form and the functionality of the city are therefore a major focus of this report, which highlights the importance of integrated land-use and transport planning. This new report of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the world’s leading authority on urban issues, provides some thought-provoking insights and policy recommendations on how to plan and design sustainable urban mobility systems. The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date global assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Preceding issues of the report have addressed such topics as Cities in a Globalizing World, The Challenge of Slums, Financing Urban Shelter, Enhancing Urban Safety and Security, Planning Sustainable Cities and Cities and Climate Change.

Architectural Publications Index

Architectural Publications Index
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UOM:39015047364099
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Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas
  • Author : Nadja Kabisch,Horst Korn,Jutta Stadler,Aletta Bonn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-09-01
  • Total pages :342
  • ISBN : 9783319560915
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Summary : This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Architecture & Planning

Architecture & Planning
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1984
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UCBK:C005905543
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Daily Report

Daily Report
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1992
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OSU:32435021557046
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Going Mad?

Going Mad?
  • Author : Michael Corry,Áine Tubridy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :163
  • ISBN : UOM:39015056247540
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Summary : This ground-breaking book addresses many people's unspoken concerns about mental illness, and the associated stigma. The aim of the authors is to make madness understandable and inseparable from the experience of being human.

This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything
  • Author : Naomi Klein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-09-16
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780307402028
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Summary : WINNER 2014 – Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. Klein exposes the myths that are clouding the climate debate. We have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. We have been told it’s impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to do it—it just requires breaking every rule in the “free-market” playbook: reining in corporate power, rebuilding local economies and reclaiming our democracies. We have also been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact, all around the world, the fight back is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiring. Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It’s about changing the world—before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe. Either we leap—or we sink. Once a decade, Naomi Klein writes a book that redefines its era. No Logo did so for globalization. The Shock Doctrine changed the way we think about austerity. This Changes Everything is about to upend the debate about the stormy era already upon us.

Counteracting Urban Heat Island Effects in a Global Climate Change Scenario

Counteracting Urban Heat Island Effects in a Global Climate Change Scenario
  • Author : Francesco Musco
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-30
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9783319104256
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Summary : Urban heat islands are a new type of microclimatic phenomenon that causes a significant increase in the temperature of cities compared to surrounding areas. The phenomenon has been enforced by the current trend towards climate change. Although experts consider urban heat islands an urgent European Union public health concern, there are too few policies that address it. The EU carried out a project to learn more about this phenomenon through pilot initiatives. The pilots included feasibility studies and strategies for appropriately altering planning rules and governance to tackle the problem of urban heat islands. The pilots were carried out in eight metropolitan areas: Bologna/Modena, Budapest, Ljubljana, Lodz, Prague, Stuttgart, Venice/Padova, and Vienna. The feasibility studies carried out in these pilot areas focused on the specific morphology of EU urban areas, which are often characterised by the presence of historical old towns.

The Sanitarian

The Sanitarian
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1962
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4294319
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Urbanization and Sustainability in Asia

Urbanization and Sustainability in Asia
  • Author : Brian Roberts,Trevor Kanaley
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :500
  • ISBN : 9789715616072
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Public Health Significance of Urban Pests

Public Health Significance of Urban Pests
  • Author : Xavier Bonnefoy,Helge Kampen,Kevin Sweeney
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :569
  • ISBN : 9789289071888
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Summary : The second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century witnessed important changes in ecology, climate and human behaviour that favoured the development of urban pests. Most alarmingly, urban planners now face the dramatic expansion of urban sprawl, in which city suburbs are growing into the natural habitats of ticks, rodents and other pests. Also, many city managers now erroneously assume that pest-borne diseases are relics of the past. All these changes make timely a new analysis of the direct and indirect effects of present-day urban pests on health. Such an analysis should lead to the development of strategies to manage them and reduce the risk of exposure. To this end, WHO invited international experts in various fields - pests, pest-related diseases and pest management - to provide evidence on which to base policies. These experts identified the public health risk posed by various pests and appropriate measures to prevent and control them. This book presents their conclusions and formulates policy options for all levels of decision-making to manage pests and pest-related diseases in the future. [Ed.]

Teaching To Transgress

Teaching To Transgress
  • Author : Bell Hooks
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-03-18
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 9781135200015
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Summary : First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

New Handbook of Basic Writing Skills

New Handbook of Basic Writing Skills
  • Author : Cora L. Robey,Sarah E. Kreps,Helen M. Maloney
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :403
  • ISBN : 0155036947
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Summary : With its clear and simple language and abundance of exercises, The New Handbook of Basic Writing Skills is specifically designed for use by developing writers and students of ESL.

JPRS Report

JPRS Report
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UOM:39015031540753
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The Washington World

The Washington World
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1963
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : IND:30000080751955
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Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1975
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UOM:39015007173241
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The Autocar

The Autocar
  • Author : Henry Sturmey,H. Walter Staner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1968-07
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UOM:39015023086369
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New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice

New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice
  • Author : Duncan Cartlidge
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-09-10
  • Total pages :286
  • ISBN : 9781135138813
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Summary : The past decade has seen dramatic changes in the construction industry and the quantity surveying profession. The Latham and Egan reports and a client-led crusade for value for money is driving Quantity Surveyors to adopt these changes. In addition, the industry and the profession now stands on the threshold of the e-commerce revolution - one which has so far failed to penetrate the working practices of the majority of surveyors, particularly SMEs. Duncan Cartlidge addresses the evolving market in which today's Quantity Surveyors work, examining the new construction culture, new procurement strategies, e-practice and the QS, changing markets, delivering added value, supply chain management and partnering. The book is recommended reading for students of quantity surveying and an essential guide for all surveying professionals seeking to familiarise themselves with the latest developments.

Climate Intervention

Climate Intervention
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on Geoengineering Climate: Technical Evaluation and Discussion of Impacts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-06-23
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : 9780309314855
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Summary : The growing problem of changing environmental conditions caused by climate destabilization is well recognized as one of the defining issues of our time. The root problem is greenhouse gas emissions, and the fundamental solution is curbing those emissions. Climate geoengineering has often been considered to be a "last-ditch" response to climate change, to be used only if climate change damage should produce extreme hardship. Although the likelihood of eventually needing to resort to these efforts grows with every year of inaction on emissions control, there is a lack of information on these ways of potentially intervening in the climate system. As one of a two-book report, this volume of Climate Intervention discusses albedo modification - changing the fraction of incoming solar radiation that reaches the surface. This approach would deliberately modify the energy budget of Earth to produce a cooling designed to compensate for some of the effects of warming associated with greenhouse gas increases. The prospect of large-scale albedo modification raises political and governance issues at national and global levels, as well as ethical concerns. Climate Intervention: Reflecting Sunlight to Cool Earth discusses some of the social, political, and legal issues surrounding these proposed techniques. It is far easier to modify Earth's albedo than to determine whether it should be done or what the consequences might be of such an action. One serious concern is that such an action could be unilaterally undertaken by a small nation or smaller entity for its own benefit without international sanction and regardless of international consequences. Transparency in discussing this subject is critical. In the spirit of that transparency, Climate Intervention: Reflecting Sunlight to Cool Earth was based on peer-reviewed literature and the judgments of the authoring committee; no new research was done as part of this study and all data and information used are from entirely open sources. By helping to bring light to this topic area, this book will help leaders to be far more knowledgeable about the consequences of albedo modification approaches before they face a decision whether or not to use them.