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Healthy Cities 2017 : The Theory, Policy, and Practice of Value-Based Urban Planning

Healthy Cities 2017 : The Theory, Policy, and Practice of Value-Based Urban Planning

Evelyne De Leeuw Description This forward-looking resource recasts the concept of healthy cities as not only a safe, pleasant, and green built environment, but also one that creates and sustains… Read more »

[FREE] Writing Testbenches : Functional Verification of HDL Models

[FREE] Writing Testbenches : Functional Verification of HDL Models

By Janick Bergeron CHAPTER 6 Architecting Testbenches 221 Reusable Verification Components 221 Procedural Interface 225 Development Process 226 Verilog Implementation 227 Packaging Bus-Functional Models 228 Utility Packages 231 VHDL Implementation… Read more »

Urban Structure in Hot Arid Environments 2016 : Strategies for Sustainable Development

Urban Structure in Hot Arid Environments 2016 : Strategies for Sustainable Development

By Mahmoud Tavassoli This essential reference guide to strategies and solutions for urban planning in hot arid environments reflects the journey toward many cities, towns and villages in Iran, which… Read more »

Urban Public Housing in Northern Nigeria 2016 : The Search for Indigeneity and Cultural Practices in Design

Urban Public Housing in Northern Nigeria 2016 : The Search for Indigeneity and Cultural Practices in Design

By Abubakar Danladi Isah This book provides readers with two major practical insights. Firstly, on the basis of statistical inquiry it identifies the significance of socio-cultural elements that encourage user-instigated… Read more »

Universal Design as a Rehabilitation Strategy : Design for the Ages

Universal Design as a Rehabilitation Strategy : Design for the Ages

Jon A. Sanford Description A key source for a variety of professionals-from nurses to interior designers to architects-,i>Design for the Ages covers the significance and impact of universal design as… Read more »

Sustainable Urban Housing in China : Principles and Case Studies for Low-energy Design

Sustainable Urban Housing in China : Principles and Case Studies for Low-energy Design

L. Glicksman Description This book features case studies and recommendations for new approaches to environmentally responsive sustainable building, illuminating many principles of sustainability and energy efficiency applicable to buildings worldwide,… Read more »

Sustainable Rural and Urban Ecosystems: Design, Implementation and Operation : Manual for Practice and Study

Sustainable Rural and Urban Ecosystems: Design, Implementation and Operation : Manual for Practice and Study

By Gunther Geller These days human beings have a profound influence on aspects of the planetary ecosystem, e.g. on climate change and biodiversity, to name only two. This manual is… Read more »

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design : Linking Theory and Practice for Sustainable Cities

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design : Linking Theory and Practice for Sustainable Cities

Steward T. A. Pickett Description The contributors to this volume propose strategies of urgent and vital importance that aim to make today's urban environments more resilient. Resilience, the ability of… Read more »

Methodologies for Service Life Prediction of Buildings 2016 : With a Focus on Facade Claddings

Methodologies for Service Life Prediction of Buildings 2016 : With a Focus on Facade Claddings

By Jorge De Brito Presenting an analysis of different approaches for predicting the service life of buildings, this monograph discusses various statistical tools and mathematical models, some of which have… Read more »

Materials, Technologies and Practice in Historic Heritage Structures

Materials, Technologies and Practice in Historic Heritage Structures

Akos Török Description One distinct feature of human society since the dawn of civilization is the systematic use of inorganic building materials, such as natural stone, unburnt and burnt soil,… Read more »

Human Smart Cities 2016 : Rethinking the Interplay Between Design and Planning

Human Smart Cities 2016 : Rethinking the Interplay Between Design and Planning

By Grazia Concilio Within the most recent discussion on smart cities and the way this vision is affecting urban changes and dynamics, this book explores the interplay between planning and… Read more »

Geo-Architecture and Landscape in China’s Geographic and Historic Context 2016: Geo-Architecture Wandering in the Landscape Volume 1

Geo-Architecture and Landscape in China’s Geographic and Historic Context 2016: Geo-Architecture Wandering in the Landscape Volume 1

By Fang Wang This book analyzes forms of architectures within the frame concept of geo-architecture, and looks into the interaction of architecture and its environment. It starts by discussing the… Read more »

Fundamentals of Structural Engineering 2016

Fundamentals of Structural Engineering 2016

By Jerome J. Connor This updated textbook provides a balanced, seamless treatment of both classic, analytic methods and contemporary, computer-based techniques for conceptualizing and designing a structure. New to the… Read more »

Eco-urban Design

Eco-urban Design

John A Flannery Description "Eco-Urban Design" focuses on the unprecedented challenges currently faced by architects and designers. In a world where climate change, diminishing natural resources and an increasing global… Read more »

Eco-city Planning

Eco-city Planning

Tai-Chee Wong Description 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… Read more »

Dimensions of the Sustainable City

Dimensions of the Sustainable City

Mike Jenks Description The CityForm consortium's latest book, "Dimensions of the Sustainable City", is the first book to report on an empirical multi-disciplinary study specifically designed to address urban sustainability…. Read more »

Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

By Luca Caneparo Digital technologies are changing the relationship between design and construction: with computer models, CAD/CAM, and prototyping, designers can gain direct control of building and construction processes. The… Read more »

Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments

Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments

Runming Yao Description Climate change is believed to be a great challenge to built environment professionals in design and management. An integrated approach in delivering a sustainable built environment is… Read more »

Eco Library Design

Eco Library Design

By John A. Flannery The ancient pairing of architecture and books has always been an interesting topic for debate, and the increasing popularity of electronic books has recently added fuel… Read more »

Architecture of Brazil : 1900-1990

Architecture of Brazil : 1900-1990

Hugo Segawa Description Architecture of Brazil: 1900-1990 examines the processes that underpin modern Brazilian architecture under various influences and characterizes different understandings of modernity, evident in the chapter topics of… Read more »

Adobe Acrobat and PDF for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

Adobe Acrobat and PDF for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

by Tom Carson and Donna L. Baker Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) is a $3.4 trillion industry in which documentation is the basis for the delivery of products and services…. Read more »

[FREE] Wind Towers : Architecture, Climate and Sustainability

[FREE] Wind Towers : Architecture, Climate and Sustainability

By (author) Mehdi N. Bahadori , By (author) Alireza Dehghani-Sanij , By (author) Ali Sayigh This unique volume provides the only holistic treatment of wind towers, a core aspect of… Read more »

Wetlands : Integrating Multidisciplinary Concepts

Wetlands : Integrating Multidisciplinary Concepts

Edited by Ben A. LePage The science of wetlands and our understanding of these complex ecosystems have improved considerably. The emergence of multidisciplinary strategies is providing new opportunities and innovative… Read more »

Visualizing Sustainable Planning

Visualizing Sustainable Planning

by Gerhard Steinebach , Edited by Subhrajit Guhathakurta , Edited by Hans Hagen We are a part of, the current discussions of global recession in the media alerts us to… Read more »

Sustainable Built Environments

Sustainable Built Environments

Edited by Vivian Loftness , Edited by Dagmar Haase Sustainable design is a collective process whereby the built environment achieves unprecedented levels of ecological balance through new and retrofit construction,… Read more »

[FREE] Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture : Impacts on Health

[FREE] Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture : Impacts on Health

Edited by Stamatina Rassia , Edited by Panos M. Pardalos Over the last few decades, there have been dramatic improvements in the understanding and research of environmental design. Numerous methods… Read more »

Stone in Architecture : Properties, Durability

Stone in Architecture : Properties, Durability

Edited by Siegfried Siegesmund , Edited by Rolf Snethlage  The weathering of historical buildings and, indeed, of monuments and sculptures of natural stone is a problem that has been encountered… Read more »

School Buildings Rehabilitation : Indoor Environmental Quality and Enclosure Optimization

School Buildings Rehabilitation : Indoor Environmental Quality and Enclosure Optimization

By (author) Ricardo M. S. F. Almeida , By (author) Vasco Peixoto de Freitas , By (author) Joao M. p. q. Delgado This book discusses the effect of different school… Read more »

Re-Imaging the City : A New Conceptualisation of the Urban Logic of the “Islamic City”

Re-Imaging the City : A New Conceptualisation of the Urban Logic of the “Islamic City”

By (author) Somaiyeh Falahat Somaiyeh Falahat investigates the spatial and morphological logic of pre-modern Middle Eastern and North African cities, so-called “Islamic cities”. She bases her argument on the fact… Read more »

Political Economies of Landscape Change : Places of Integrative Power

Political Economies of Landscape Change : Places of Integrative Power

James L. Wescoat This hugely important and timely work asks how politics and economics transform the landscapes we inhabit. It explores the connections between political economy and landscape change through… Read more »

Eco-Landscape Design

Eco-Landscape Design

John A. Flannery The ability to adapt to a changing environment has ensured the continued survival of the human race into the 21st century. The challenges to be faced in… Read more »

Energy-Efficient Timber-Glass Houses

Energy-Efficient Timber-Glass Houses

Vesna Zegarac Leskovar The book discusses combining timber and glass, two eco materials, with a view to developing an optimal contemporary energy-efficient house with an attractive design. Furthermore, the book… Read more »

Handbook of Sustainable Luxury Textiles and Fashion 2015: Volume 1

Handbook of Sustainable Luxury Textiles and Fashion 2015: Volume 1

Miguel Gardetti The first volume of this handbook explores different aspects of sustainable luxury textiles and fashion, broadly based on the following topics: Sustainability and business management, Value chain management,… Read more »

The Territorial Future of the City

The Territorial Future of the City

Giovanni Maciocco The volume brings together contributions by leading scholars and young academics with experience in the urban potential of the territory in situations not necessarily linked to the dense… Read more »

[FREE] Designing Green Landscapes

[FREE] Designing Green Landscapes

K. von Gadow While the natural resources of the earth continue to diminish, “Green Landscapes” arebeingcalleduponto produceanincreasingrangeofgoodsandservices.A Green Landscape is a rural expanse of scenery that may comprise a variety… Read more »

Planning and Designing Sustainable and Resilient Landscapes

Planning and Designing Sustainable and Resilient Landscapes

Craciun Cerasella This book deals with planning issues in landscape architecture, which start at the evaluation of the existing fabric of society, its history and memory, approached and conserved through… Read more »

Landscape Indicators

Landscape Indicators

Claudia Cassatella In recent years EU policy towards the 'landscape' has become better defined, whereas at the same time the notion of 'landscape' itself remains elusive. The need for indicators… Read more »

The European Landscape Convention

The European Landscape Convention

Michael Jones Pia This important and insightful book provides, for the first time, a broad presentation of ongoing research into public participation in landscape conservation, management and planning, following the… Read more »

Space-Time Design of the Public City

Space-Time Design of the Public City

Dietrich Henckel Time has become an increasingly important topic in urban studies and urban planning. The spatial-temporal interplay is not only of relevance for the theory of urban development and… Read more »

Green Roof Ecosystems

Green Roof Ecosystems

Richard Sutton This book provides an up-to-date coverage of green (vegetated) roof research, design, and management from an ecosystem perspective. It reviews, explains, and poses questions about monitoring, substrate, living… Read more »