Green Urbanism in Asia

Author: Peter Newman
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814425478
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The world is facing an age of scarcity which will challenge all cities to reduce their resource footprint, especially carbon, improve biodiversity and at the same time continue to create economic opportunities and liveable places. This is green urbanism. Asian urban growth is leading the world in the rapidity of its change but how is it doing on green urbanism? This book finds emerging innovations and first signs of green urbanism in Asia and suggests they may be the guiding light for the rest of the world. The authors highlight seven archetypal cities exhibiting green urbanism: the renewable energy city, the bioregional carbon neutral city, the distributed city, the biophilic city, the eco-efficient city, the place-based city and the sustainable transport city. The book is a must-read for all who are concerned with the future of our cities as it instills hope that a greener urban future is possible.

Green Walls in High Rise Buildings

Author: Antony Wood, Payam Bahrami & Daniel Safarik
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 1864705930
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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has produced four Technical Guides to date, since the series launched in late 2012. Each of these guides is the product of a CTBUH Working Group—committees formed specifically to address focused topical subjects in the industry. The intention of each guide is the same—to provide working knowledge to the typical building owner or professional who wants a better understanding of available options for improving tall buildings, and what affects their design. The object of the series is to provide a tool-kit for the creation of better-performing tall buildings, and to spread the understanding of the considerations that need to be made in designing tall. This technical guide offers an extensive overview of the use of vertical vegetation in high-rise buildings, an indepth analysis of green walls, definitions and typology, including standards, policies and incentives. It features comprehensive case studies, along with architectural theories of the public and private benefits of green walls. The book delves into architect-design considerations and limitations, the effects of green walls on energy efficiencies and includes recommendations and future research.

Building Sustainability in East Asia

Author: Vincent S. Cheng
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119277000
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Building Sustainability in East Asia: Policy, Design and People illustrates the holistic approaches and individual strategies to building sustainability that have been implemented in construction projects in Asia. Top-down and bottom-up approaches (from formulating policy to constructing individual buildings) are effective in terms of the sustainable development of cities, and this book covers both, illustrated with a range of case study developments.

Green Cities of Europe

Author: Timothy Beatley
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 161091175X
Format: PDF
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In the absence of federal leadership, states and localities are stepping forward to address critical problems like climate change, urban sprawl, and polluted water and air. Making a city fundamentally sustainable is a daunting task, but fortunately, there are dynamic, innovative models outside U.S. borders. Green Cities of Europe draws on the world's best examples of sustainability to show how other cities can become greener and more livable. Timothy Beatley has brought together leading experts from Paris, Freiburg, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Heidelberg, Venice, Vitoria-Gasteiz, and London to illustrate groundbreaking practices in sustainable urban planning and design. These cities are developing strong urban cores, building pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and improving public transit. They are incorporating ecological design and planning concepts, from solar energy to natural drainage and community gardens. And they are changing the way government works, instituting municipal "green audits" and reforming economic incentives to encourage sustainability. Whatever their specific tactics, these communities prove that a holistic approach is needed to solve environmental problems and make cities sustainable. Beatley and these esteemed contributors offer vital lessons to the domestic planning community about not only what European cities are doing to achieve that vision, but precisely how they are doing it. The result is an indispensable guide to greening American cities. Contributors include: Lucie Laurian (Paris) Dale Medearis and Wulf Daseking (Freiburg) Michaela Brüel (Copenhagen) Maria Jaakkola (Helsinki) Marta Moretti (Venice) Luis Andrés Orive and Rebeca Dios Lema (Vitoria-Gasteiz) Camilla Ween (London)

Economics and Land Use Planning

Author: Alan W. Evans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047068058X
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The book's aim is to draw together the economics literature relating to planning and set it out systematically. It analyses the economics of land use planning and the relationship between economics and planning and addresses questions like: What are the limits of land use planning and the extent of its objectives?; Is the aim aesthetic?; Is it efficiency?; Is it to ensure equity?; Or sustainability?; And if all of these aims, how should one be balanced against another?

Univer Cities Strategic Implications for Asia

Author: Anthony SC Teo
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814508675
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Univer-cities: Strategic Implications for Asia aims to redefine the multi-faceted symbiotic relationship between universities and host cities. The four readings in this reader will invite readers to challenge the traditional view of what a university is as a place, and re-define the university as a space; drawing discoverers, creators, and seekers who are keen to preserve and enhance the value of higher education in Asia. This reader will also show how universities can make a huge and innovative impact on the immediate, surrounding, and global communities that are drawn into its ambit of its campus and sought out by the university in inter-univer-city and trans-displinary linkages. Written by worldly academic leaders and professionals from Berkeley, Cambridge, Canberra and Singapore — who are prominent in fields of higher education strategy, campus cum urban planning, design, and architecture — the readings will shed some light on the future and power of univer-cities. It also shares seven strategic implications the concept has on Asian universities — this is especially timely and apt for a part of the world where education, togetherness, hard work, high-savings rates, and economic growth are emerging tectonic changes that the trinity of China, India and the Southeast Asian region engenders. It is no wonder that several top Asian cities have universities that have been ranked among the Top 50 universities in the world. Contents:Setting the Conversation on Univer-Cities: Strategic Implications for Asia (Anthony SC Teo)Cambridge Futures: Enabling Consensus on Growth and Change (Peter Carolin)Berkeley: Campus and Community (Richard Bender, Emily Marthinsen, and John Parman)Conversations in Futures of Univer-Cities in the Asia Pacific: Singapore — Place and Education in the 21st Century (Harold Guida and Andrew Donnelly)Yunnan Gardens Master Plan (with Postscripts) (Anthony SC Teo)AppendixIndex Readership: Campus planners, architects, landscape and lighting consultants, city planners, mayors, futurists, educators. Keywords:Univer-Cities Futures;Redefining Strategy;University Mission And Place;Campus-City Planning;Design Metaphors;Strategic Stewardship;Ranking World Class Universities;Economically Powerful CitiesKey Features:This is an artistically-designed compact reader which explains the idea of univer-cities. Prominent authors from Cambridge, Berkeley, Canberra, and Singapore have contributed four evocative readings that have been written in a conversationally thought-provoking mannerThe challenges that universities face in this day and age are re-defined and they are not presented as pre-defined notionsThe book is a prelude to an envisaged Conference about Univer-cities that is slated to be held at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on 18th November 2013. The reader will show how Singapore has the potential of becoming a compelling Univer-city and it emphasizes on NTU's current univer-city status as a ‘garden-Univer-city’ (of a quadro-plaited university in a garden within a greater garden city-state of Singapore)Reviews: "Univer-Cities will accelerate. University of British Columbia is an incorporated municipality porously contiguous with the garden City of Vancouver; and pioneered social embeddedness through private-public co-development which raised some $500 million for our endowment." Arthur Hara OC Past Chairman, Board of Governors University of British Columbia "Living in the town of Pasadena a stone's throw away from Caltech, I enjoy the synergies of a simple life in science amidst the city's community, while cultural diversity is provided by the nearly Los Angeles. Looking across the Pacific to Asia, its rapidly growing high-rise universities are an integral component of megacities. I envisage a wide field for the development of mutually inspired novel formats of academic institutions that nevertheless allow the young generation a life in the city. In recent times there has been instead, a regrettable moving of university campuses to areas far removed from city centers, a separation that vertical and high-rising universities can now make unnecessary." Professor Dr Rudolph A Marcus Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology and 1992 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry "Anyone who is involved in either industry or education will know that today, the relationship between the university and its host city is increasingly symbiotic and dynamic. Today, the university and the city collaborate and share to enable both to become greater than the sum of their parts. In Asia, I have no doubt that we have only seen the tip of the iceberg, and that the most exciting developments in ‘univer-cities’ are still ahead of us. This book helps to illuminate the key issues and is therefore an apt beginning to that journey." Dr Victor K Fung Founding Chairman, Fung Global Institute; Chairman, Fung Group, and Chairman of the Council of The University of Hong Kong, 2001–2009 "The strategic underpinnings of 'univer-cities' resonate well with UKM as the value of its intellectual assets is harnessed by many elements in society to fuel socio-economic growth through technological innovations and entrepreneurship." Tan Sri Dato' Wira Professor Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin Vice Chancellor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and President, National Council of Women's Organisation "I wholeheartedly agree with the concept of ‘univer-cities’. I believe in the future that the presence of worldclass universities will be the primary engines of superior economic growth, rather than the presence of low cost labour which typified high growth cities in the late 20th century." Nunzio Quacquarelli Managing Director QS Education Trust "Universities are no longer ivory towers of the past or sanctuaries of the church. Their interactions with the cities are evident in the nurturing of manpower for economic activities and providing innovations for better living." Professor Cham Tao Soon Chancellor of SIM University and Founder President of NTU (1991–2002) and 2006 recipient of The Royal Academy of Engineering International Medal (UK) "This edited volume highlights the role of universities in building knowledge-based cities and societies. In the next two decades, these universities will be characterised by the symbiotic relationship between the universities and their urban settings as they focus on issues critical to the environments in which they prosper." Dr Barry Desker Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Non-Resident Ambassador to Spain and The Vactican "An excellent piece of work with significance to our times and global higher education today. The intricate symbiosis and stories between universities in cities hosting them are cleverly captured by the contributors. It is encouraging, to say the least, that after reading the three stories told, one feels encouraged and enthused, knowing that the journey of institutional development has many common characters, features, challenges, opportunities and light-bulb moments. All great universities need their cities and vice versa." Winnie Eley Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Advancement) University of Newcastle, Australia

Public Places in Asia Pacific Cities

Author: Pu Miao
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401728151
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PUMIAO 1. The Subject Matter: Urban Public Places 2. The Location: Asia Pacific Region 3. The Purpose of the'"Book: For the Makers of Public Places 4. The Three Perspectives of the Book: Description, Criticism, and Intervention 5. Perspective One: Characteristics of Asia Pacific Cities and Their Public Places (1) High Population Density (2) Large Cities (3) Mixed Uses (4) Government-Centered and Pro-Development Culture (5) The East-versus-West Bipolarity (6) Small Amount of Public Space (7) Absence of Large Nodes and Overall Structure in Public Space (8) Intensive Use of Public Space (9) Ambiguous Boundary between the Public and the Private Summaries of Chapters 1-5 6. Perspective Two: Current Issues and Debates (1) Identity Formal Identity Functional Identity (2) Sustainability High-Tech versus Low-Tech High-Density versus Low-Density (3) Equality Equal Participation Equal Accessibility Summaries of Chapters 6-9 7. Perspective Three: Major Trends in Design and Theory (1) The "Grey" Relationship between the Public and the Private (2) The Transformation of Traditional Typology (3) Indigenous Decoration, Color and Material in New Applications (4) The Tropical Public Place Summaries of Chapters 10-17 8. Conclusion Pu Miao (ed. ), Public Places in Asia Pacific Cities, 1-45. © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2 P. MIAO 1. The Subject Matter: Urban Public Places A visitor to Kuala Lumpur will hardly forget the experience of strolling among the fragrant fruits sold under the overhang of the five-foot walkway during a tropical downfall.

Airport Urbanism

Author: Max Hirsh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780816696093
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"A really smart & accessible look at how everyday practices play out in the architecture of and around airports in Asia. Looks at how the recent rise of air mobility is fueled by and also fuels the current Asia economic boom. Not just looking at airports but also the informal, chaotic-seeming transportation systems that have evolved to service them"--

Democratizing Global Climate Governance

Author: Hayley Stevenson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107729262
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Climate change presents a large, complex and seemingly intractable set of problems that are unprecedented in their scope and severity. Given that climate governance is generated and experienced internationally, effective global governance is imperative; yet current modes of governance have failed to deliver. Hayley Stevenson and John Dryzek argue that effective collective action depends crucially on questions of democratic legitimacy. Spanning topics of multilateral diplomacy, networked governance, representation, accountability, protest and participation, this book charts the failures and successes of global climate governance to offer fresh proposals for a deliberative system which would enable meaningful communication, inclusion of all affected interests, accountability and effectiveness in dealing with climate change; one of the most vexing issues of our time.