Univer Cities Strategic View of the Future

Author: Anthony SC Teo
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814644463
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This follows on from the very well-received Volume I UNIVER-CITIES: Strategic Implications for Asia — Readings from Cambridge and Berkeley to Singapore edited by Anthony SC Teo and published in 2013. The early discussions on the topic "univer-cities" sparked considerable interest, leading to the Inaugural Univer-Cities Conference 2013. Volume II is the result of papers presented at the Inaugural Univer-Cities Conference 2013. Founded by Anthony SC Teo, the Conference was held under the auspices of Nanyang Technological University and the Lee Foundation in Singapore. The Inaugural Address was delivered by His Royal Highness Raja Dr Nazrin Shah and followed by presentations by eminent scholars and leaders of thought from universities all over the world. Building on the foundation for further research, discussion and input from scholars worldwide and the international community, the next univer-cities conference is planned for 2016. *His Royal Highness Raja Dr Nazrin Shah ascended the Throne as the 35th Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan on 29 May 2014. Contents:Foreword (Leszek Borysiewicz)Welcome Address (Bertil Andersson)Univer-Cities: Strategic View of the Future — From Berkeley and Cambridge to Singapore and Rising Asia, Volume II (Anthony SC Teo)Universities and Cities: The Future of Univer-Cities in Asia (*His Royal Highness Raja Dr Nazrin Shah)Berkeley: Campus and Community (Richard Bender, Emily Marthinsen and John Parman)Cambridge: Beyond the Univer-City (Peter Carolin)Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM): East-West Views of Univer-Cities — UKM with Bangi, Kuala Lumpur and Tiger Malaysia (Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin)University of Newcastle: Recasting the City of Newcastle as a Univer-City — The Journey from 'Olde' Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the New Silk Road (Nancy Cushing, Katrina Quinn and Caroline McMillen)From Burnaby's Mountain Top to Vancouver and Surrey: The Making of an Engaged University (Andrew Petter, Richard Littlemore and Joanne Curry)Modelling Good Urban (Design) Behaviour: University-led Neighbourhood Development, University of Manitoba (Richard Milgrom, David T Barnard and Michelle Richard)Carleton University: The Architecture of Knowledge and the Knowledge of Architecture (Roseann O'Reilly Runte)KAIST: World-Class Innovations in Top-Notch Research University — Case of the On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) (Nam P Suh)Cambridge: From Medieval Market Town to Univer-City (Gordon Johnson)Tunisian Scientists' Experiences in Singapore: On the New Silk Road? (Lilia Labidi and Anthony SC Teo)Univer-City of Melbourne: Case of Medical Regionality (Shane Huntington and Stephen K Smith) Readership: Campus planners, architects, landscape and lighting consultants, city planners, mayors, futurists, educators. Key Features:This is an artistically-designed compact reader which explains the idea of univer-cities. Prominent authors from Cambridge, Berkeley, Melbourne, 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 notionsKeywords:Univer-Cities Continuum Strategy Management;Strategic View of the Future;21st Century Silk Road Redefined;Keystone Innovation Ecosystems;Redefining Core Competency and Innovating Academic Leadership;Inspired Trans-disciplinary Research and Knowledge Economy;Urban Efficacy and Engines of Growth;Quality Academic Campus and City Life;Next Silicon Valley or Fen;Univer-Cities Too Big to Fail and Addressing Societal Challenges

Univer Cities

Author: Anthony S. C. Teo
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9789814630269
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Ch. 1. Univer-cities: strategic view of the future - from Berkeley & Cambridge to Singapore & rising Asia, volume II / Anthony S.C. Teo -- ch. 2. Universities and cities: the future of univer-cities in Asia / His Royal Highness Raja Dr Nazrin Shah -- ch. 3. Berkeley: campus and community / Richard Bender, Emily Marthinsen and John Parman -- ch. 4. Cambridge: beyond the univer-city / Peter Carolin -- ch. 5. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM): east-west views of univer-cities - UKM with Bangi, Kuala Lumpur and Tiger Malaysia / Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin -- ch. 6. University of Newcastle: recasting the city of Newcastle as a univer-city - the journey from 'Olde' Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the new Silk Road / Nancy Cushing, Katrina Quinn and Caroline McMillen -- ch. 7. From Burnaby's mountain top to Vancouver and Surrey: the making of an engaged university / Andrew Petter, Richard Littlemore and Joanne Curry -- ch. 8. Modelling good urban (design) behaviour: university-led neighbourhood development, University of Manitoba / Richard Milgrom, David T. Barnard and Michelle Richard -- ch. 9. Carleton University: the architecture of knowledge and the knowledge of architecture / Roseann O'Reilly Runte -- ch. 10. KAIST: world-class innovations in top-notch research university - case of the on-line electric vehicle (OLEV) / Nam P. Suh -- ch. 11. Cambridge: from medieval market town to univer-city / Gordon Johnson -- ch. 12. Tunisian scientists' experiences in Singapore: on the new Silk Road? / Lilia Labidi and Anthony S.C. Teo -- ch. 13. Univer-city of Melbourne: case of medical regionality / Shane Huntington and Stephen K. Smith

Submarine Telegraphy and the Hunt for Gutta Percha

Author: Helen Godfrey
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004357289
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In Submarine Telegraphy and the Hunt for Gutta Percha, Helen Godfrey traces the connections between submarine telegraphy and the peoples of Singapore and Sarawak (Borneo) who supplied 'gutta percha', the latex used as insulation for the world’s undersea telegraph cables.

Univer cities

Author: Anthony S. C. Teo
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814508667
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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 OCo who are prominent in fields of higher education strategy, campus cum urban planning, design, and architecture OCo 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 OCo 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.

The Earth and Its Peoples

Author: Richard Bulliet
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0538744383
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THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Fifth Edition, presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs fundamental themes of environment and technology and diversity and dominance to explore patterns of human interaction with their surroundings and with each other. The authors’ approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by the environment and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Special emphasis is given to technological development and how it underlies all human activity. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Heritage Memory and the Politics of Identity

Author: Yvonne Whelan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317122259
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The study of the cultural landscape has gained momentum in recent years, revealing new insights to geographers, archaeologists, sociologists and architects. The cultural landscape is often viewed as an emblematic site and thus a key player in the heritage process. This book explores the overlapping and often complex relationships between identity, memory, heritage and the cultural landscape. It provides an overview of new approaches in the study of these relationships, combined with evidence from Ireland, England, Scotland and the United States. These case studies demonstrate the significance of the past in the contemporary construction of identity narratives and draw attention to the powerful role of monuments and parades as sites of cultural heritage. The focus then shifts to the way in which heritage has become politicized for various ends, demonstrating the changing perception of particular heritage sites and buildings, and the role that this has played in constructing and reconstructing particular identities.

Design for a Vulnerable Planet

Author: Frederick Steiner
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292723857
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We inhabit a vulnerable planet. The devastation caused by natural disasters such as the southern Asian tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and the earthquakes in China's Sichuan province, Haiti, and Chile—as well as the ongoing depletion and degradation of the world's natural resources caused by a burgeoning human population—have made it clear that "business as usual" is no longer sustainable. We need to find ways to improve how we live on this planet while minimizing our impact on it. Design for a Vulnerable Planet sounds a call for designers and planners to go beyond traditional concepts of sustainability toward innovative new design that fosters regeneration and resilience. Drawing on his own and others' experiences across three continents, Frederick Steiner advocates design practice grounded in ecology and democracy and informed by critical regionalism and reflection. He begins by establishing the foundation for a more ecological approach to planning and design, adopting a broad view of ecology as encompassing human and natural, urban and wild environments. Steiner explores precedents for human ecological design provided by architect Paul Cret, landscape architect Ian McHarg, and developer George Mitchell while discussing their planning for the University of Texas campus, the Lake Austin watershed, and The Woodlands. Steiner then focuses on emerging Texas urbanism and extends his discussion to broader considerations beyond the Lone Star State, including regionalism, urbanism, and landscape in China and Italy. He also examines the lessons to be learned from human and natural disasters such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the BP oil spill. Finally, Steiner offers a blueprint for designing with nature to help heal the planet's vulnerabilities.

The On line Electric Vehicle

Author: Nam P. Suh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319511831
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This book details the design and technology of the on-line electric vehicle (OLEV) system and its enabling wireless power-transfer technology, the “shaped magnetic field in resonance” (SMFIR). The text shows how OLEV systems can achieve their three linked important goals: reduction of CO2 produced by ground transportation; improved energy efficiency of ground transportation; and contribution to the amelioration or prevention of climate change and global warming. SMFIR provides power to the OLEV by wireless transmission from underground cables using an alternating magnetic field and the reader learns how this is done. This cable network will in future be part of any local smart grid for energy supply and use thereby exploiting local and renewable energy generation to further its aims. In addition to the technical details involved with design and realization of a fleet of vehicles combined with extensive subsurface charging infrastructure, practical issues such as those involved with pedestrian safety are considered. Furthermore, the benefits of reductions in harmful emissions without recourse to large banks of batteries are made apparent. Importantly, the use of Professor Suh’s axiomatic design paradigm enables such a complicated transportation system to be developed at reasonable cost and delivered on time. The book covers both the detailed design and the relevant systems-engineering knowledge and draws on experience gained in the successful implementation of OLEV systems in four Korean cities. The introduction to axiomatic design and the in-depth discussion of system and technology development provided by The On-line Electric Vehicle is instructive to graduate students in electrical, mechanical and transportation engineering and will help engineers and designers to master the efficient, timely and to-cost implementation of large-scale networked systems. Managers responsible for the running of large transportation infrastructure projects and concerned with technology management more generally will also find much to interest them in this book.

Cultural Diplomacy Beyond the National Interest

Author: Ien Ang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317209583
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Cultural Diplomacy: Beyond the National Interest? is the first book bringing together, from the perspective of the cultural disciplines, scholarship that locates contemporary cultural diplomacy practices within their social, political, and ideological contexts, while examining the different forces that drive them. The contributions to this book have two methodologies: the first, to deconstruct and demystify cultural diplomacy, notably the ‘hype’ that accompanies it, especially when it is yoked to the notion of ‘soft power’; the second, to better understand how contemporary cultural diplomacy actually operates. In applying a cultural lens to the question, this book probes whether there can be such a thing as a cultural diplomacy ‘beyond the national interest’. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Cultural Policy.