By James Longhurst
American citizens were driving motorcycles for greater than a century now. So why are such a lot American towns nonetheless so ill-prepared to address cyclists? James Longhurst, a historian and avid bicycle owner, tackles that query via tracing the contentious debates among American motorbike riders, motorists, and pedestrians over the shared road.
Bike Battles explores the various ways in which american citizens have thought of the bicycle via renowned songs, advantage badge pamphlets, advertisements, movies, newspapers and sitcoms. these institutions formed the activities of presidency and the courts after they intervened in motorbike coverage via proceedings, site visitors regulate, highway development, taxation, rationing, import price lists, security schooling and motorbike lanes from the 1870s to the 1970s.
Today, biking in American city facilities continues to be a problem as urban planners, political pundits, and citizens proceed to argue over motorbike lanes, bike-share courses, legislations enforcement, sustainability, and public safeguard. Combining attention-grabbing new examine from a variety of resources with a real ardour for the subject, Longhurst indicates us that those battles are not anything new; in reality they are easily a continuation of the unique conflict over who is―and isn't―welcome on our roads.
By K. Hanaki
The significance of city environmental administration within the face of ambitious demanding situations is being more and more highlighted. This ebook bargains a accomplished assessment of technological know-how and coverage, with dialogue of correct conventional and modern applied sciences. contemplating the complexity of city environmental administration, the e-book offers with environmental media similar to water, waste, and effort from the person construction point to nearby and international degrees. In 3 significant sections - Water setting, fabric move and chance, warmth and effort administration - environmental matters, coverage wishes, and countermeasures from at the moment to be had and newly constructing applied sciences are addressed. Authors from a large spectrum of disciplines, together with civil engineering, structure, and concrete environmental engineering, assemble their assorted views to make this publication the 1st to house city environmental administration in a really holistic demeanour. consequently it truly is like minded to the wishes and pursuits of undergraduate and postgraduate scholars, educational researchers, coverage makers, city planners, and personal practitioners.
By Solinger Fox Ir
Telling tales to alter the realm is a robust selection of essays approximately community-based and interest-based tasks the place storytelling is used as a technique for talking out for justice. individuals from destinations around the globe—including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago—describe grassroots initiatives within which groups use narrative as a manner of exploring what a extra simply society could seem like and what civic engagement ability. those compelling bills of resistance, wish, and imaginative and prescient exhibit the facility of the storytelling shape to generate critique and collective motion. jointly, those tasks reveal the modern strength of news to stimulate engagement, lively citizenship, the satisfaction of id, and the humility of human connectedness.
By Winnie Daamen, Christine Buisson, Serge P. Hoogendoorn
"This ebook offers a complete evaluate of calibration and validation concepts for site visitors simulation types. It info the information required as an enter for the calibration and validation approaches and exhibits easy methods to bring up its applicability utilizing facts enhancement innovations. It provides an in depth evaluate of site visitors estimation, calibration and validation recommendations, making an allowance for the main issue of uncertainty. This publication derives from the tools and instruments for helping the use, calibration and validation of site visitors simulation versions venture of the eu Union rate framework"-- Read more...
By Frank Moulaert, Arantxa Rodriguez, Erik Swyngedouw
This booklet explores the dynamics that experience observed the implementation of large-scale city improvement tasks (UDPs) in 9 ecu towns in the eu Union (EU). The significant objective is to teach how the construction of those new city areas is basically additionally a part of the construction of a brand new polity, a brand new financial system, and new different types of residing city existence that aren't very promising for a socially harmonious and simply destiny for metropolitan city Europe.
By Spencer Fleury
Land use judgements in karst terrains may have speedy and severe affects at the neighborhood panorama and groundwater assets. the prevailing literature on karst and land use could be tricky to find within the journals of any of a half-dozen varied disciplines. The booklet dwelling on Limestone: Land Use coverage and perform on Karst Terrains brings this interdisciplinary wisdom jointly in a single position, in a layout that lecturers and execs alike will locate available, informative and useful.
Based on an exam of present rules, the stories and evaluations of planners and land use execs, and quantitative research of publicly-available info, residing on Limestone explores how human cost styles and concrete structures in karst terrains are laid low with land use laws meant to guard karst assets. The e-book can pay specific realization to the questions of even if those laws can have a obvious effect on density and on possibilities for monetary progress and improvement in groups that decide to enforce them. This research serves because the foundation for a regulatory framework that could be used to appreciate the workings of land use rules in karst terrains, and to help within the improvement of such rules within the future.
By Im Sik Cho, Blaž Križnik
The e-book compares various techniques to city improvement in Singapore and Seoul over the last a long time, by means of concentrating on neighborhood participation within the transformation of neighbourhoods and its impression at the equipped atmosphere and communal existence. Singapore and Seoul are recognized for his or her speedy monetary development and urbanisation less than a powerful keep watch over of developmental kingdom some time past. notwithstanding, those towns are at a serious crossroads of societal transformation, the place participatory and community-based city improvement is gaining significance. This new procedure should be noticeable due to a altering dating among the country and civil society, the place an rising partnership among either goals to beat the constraints of past city improvement. The ebook attracts consciousness to the chances and demanding situations that those towns face whereas relocating in the direction of a extra inclusive and socially sustainable post-developmental urbanisation. via making use of a comparative point of view to appreciate the evolving city paradigms in Singapore and Seoul, this designated and well timed booklet deals insights for students, pros and scholars drawn to modern Asian urbanisation and its destiny trajectories.
By André Sorensen, Carolin Funck
Over the final fifteen years neighborhood electorate' events have unfold swiftly all through Japan. Created with the purpose of enhancing the standard of the neighborhood atmosphere, and of environmental administration techniques, such actions are generally known as machizukuri, and symbolize a major improvement in neighborhood politics and concrete administration in Japan.
This quantity examines the expansion and nature of such civil society participation in neighborhood city and environmental governance, elevating vital questions on the altering roles of and family among crucial and native govt, and among voters and the country, in coping with shared areas. The machizukuri strategies studied right here will be obvious because the concentration of an immense rising pattern towards elevated civic participation in handling methods of city swap in Japan. The individuals supply a finished evaluate of the machizukuri phenomenon via exam not just of idea and historical past, but additionally of case reports illustrating genuine adjustments within the associations of position making and neighbourhood governance.
Living towns in Japan could be of specific price to readers attracted to social, city, geographical and environmental experiences.
By Howard Gillette Jr.
Because the finish of the 19th century, urban planners have aspired not just to enhance the actual dwelling stipulations of city citizens yet to bolster civic ties via greater layout of equipped environments. From Ebenezer Howard and his imaginative and prescient for backyard towns to cutting-edge New Urbanists, those visionaries have sought to deepen civitas, or the shared group of citizens.In Civitas by means of layout, historian Howard Gillette, Jr., takes a serious examine this making plans culture, interpreting a variety of environmental interventions and their results over the process the 20th century. As American reform efforts moved from revolutionary idealism throughout the period of presidency city renewal courses to the increase of religion in markets, planners tried to domesticate neighborhood in areas comparable to wooded area Hills Gardens in Queens, long island; social gathering, Florida; and the post-Katrina Gulf Coast. Key figures—including critics Lewis Mumford and Oscar Newman, entrepreneur James Rouse, and housing reformer Catherine Bauer—introduced strategies similar to local devices, pedestrian buying department shops, and deliberate groups that have been carried out on a countrywide scale. a number of the structures, landscapes, and infrastructures that planners estimated nonetheless stay, yet usually those actual designs have confirmed inadequate to maintain the beliefs they represented. Will modern urbanists' efforts to hitch social justice with environmentalism generate higher effects? Gillette areas the paintings of reformers and architects within the context in their occasions, offering a cautious research of the key principles and tendencies in city making plans for present and destiny coverage makers.