The Processual Method in the Analysis of the
... Manoel Island, a small island in the Harbour, has some buildings that have assumed a vital role in
the history of the place, including the ancient Lazzaretto (from 17th century), now in disrepair, the piazza
D'Armi of Fort Manoel (18th century), the Yacth Yard (19th century), the building currently ...
the place of township transformation within south
... informal settlement often takes the form of backyard shacks for rental. There are also urgent needs
for access to health services, education facilities, better sanitation, and improved law enforcement.
While these areas may have more developed social capital than large freestanding informal
Climate-responsive residential buildings in India. Just a drop in the
... All around the world, cities enhance their economic, cultural and social attractiveness increasing population and
infrastructures. In a global context of climate change, the urban area’s environmental footprint and sustainability
need to be investigated and monitored, in the attempt to find strategi ...
How to account the heat consumption of an apartment?
... How to account the heat consumption of an
Everyone has its own indoor temperature when
he or she feels comfortable. Therefore it is good
if during the heating season the heat from
radiators can be adjusted according to individual
needs. Even better - if payments can be done
according to r ...
A ground source heat pump coupled with a thermal bank has been
... The proposal outlined in the submitted Sustainability Statement included a biomass boiler to provide low carbon
heating during the winter and an air source heat pump to provide cooling during peak summertime conditions.
Although this heating and cooling strategy provides around a 25% saving in carbo ...
Toward a Global Systems Science of Urbanization
... urban centers and the increasing disparities in wealth, knowledge, culture and material circumstances
that one observes in cities?" Then: "If that is the case, will urban growth ultimately lead to such important disequilibria (and potentially ruptures) in the coherence of our societies that this mi ...
Sustainable residential building issues in urban heat islands
... second measurement (reflected) by the first measurement (incident). Albedo can assume any value
between 0.0 and 1.0 but these limits do not include natural elements.
In building surfaces and components, the importance of albedo varies with a location’s latitude. For
example in near tropics, the roof ...
Air temperature regulation by urban trees and green infrastructure
... effect is important as heat-related stress accounts for around 1100 premature deaths per year in the UK – increasing
noticeably in exceptionally hot years. An estimated 8–11 extra deaths occur each day for each degree increase in air
temperature during UK summer heatwaves. As the occurrence and inte ...
Managing Too Much or Too Little Water Integrated Drought
... • Incorporation of comprehensive governmental and private insurance and financial strategies into drought preparedness plans.
• Recognition of a safety net of emergency relief based on sound stewardship of natural resources and self-help at the
various levels of government.
• Coordination o ...
... costs and benefits of a number of technical and policy actions on crop productivity, water
demand for agriculture and fertilizer use. The results assist in the understanding of how
adaptation planning can help strengthen food production in a changing climate and develop
measures to reduce the vulner ...
Siting and orientation ppt - Sda
... ⌂ is it a brown or green field site?
⌂ what’s the local micro-climate like?
⌂ are there any special ecological features that should be
Third United Nations conference on housing and - UN
... Recognizing the need to minimize the negative impacts of climate change on human settlements by
reducing the vulnerability of poor populations and increasing the adaptive capacities of cities, as
well as by strengthening governance structures and engaging the private sector and civil society in
Citizen as a Sensor: The Barcelona Urban Mobility Use
... that represents the urban chronotype of the city. Specifically, optimizing the urban public
transportation network (PTN) in real-time is a research challenge intensively studied. However,
to achieve such optimization it is necessary to have complete knowledge of the state of the
network. Unfortunat ...
The Design Booklet
... Keep carbon footprint as low as
possible during construction and
through the life of the building.
Meet the BREEAM excellent
standard in sustainable building.
Urban Studies Volume 50, Issue 2, February 2013 1. Title: Twin
... 1. Title: Twin Cities: Territorial and Relational Geographies of ‘Worldly’ Manchester
Authors: Mark Jayne, Philip Hubbard, and David Bell
Abstract: This paper contributes to recent interest in city twinning by urban theorists. It
begins with a review of writing from across the social sciences which ...
Mediterranean urban green paces with an ecological and economic
... The dynamic of urban development and the public take away from the daily contact with nature, produce in
landscape architects a great responsibility on the design of green spaces. These areas must be ecological, economic
and social sustainable and must contribute to the improvement of human well-bei ...
... in a young person, it is important to nurture that quality as best they can. In doing so, they will
be assisting to build a more resilient child.
For teachers this is not an extra subject or extra work – this is simply being a good teacher
and what most do every day in the classroom.
Although we can ...
Urban resilience is defined as the “capability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant multi-hazard threats with minimum damage to public safety and health, the economy, and security"" of a given urban area. Contemporary academic discussion of urban resilience focuses on three distinct threats; climate change, natural disasters and terrorism. This article will initially focus on the challenges and disasters specific to climate change, and future additions on counter-terrorism, other disasters (earthquakes, tsunamis, solar flares, etc.) and sustainable energy strategies are welcome and encouraged. The urban impacts of climate change vary widely across geographical and developmental scales. A recent study of 616 cities (home to 1.7 billion people, with a combined GDP of USD 35 trillion, half of the world's total economic output), found that floods endanger more city residents than any other natural peril, followed by earthquakes and storms. This article will define and discussing the challenges of heat waves, droughts and flooding. Resilience-boosting strategies will be introduced and outlined. Resilience is especially important in urban areas, because over the past century there has been a considerable increase in urbanisation and urban sprawl. Half of the world’s population now lives in cities, a figure that is set to rise to 80% by 2050. Mass density of people makes them especially vulnerable both to the impacts of acute disasters and the slow, creeping effects of the changing climate; all making resilience planning critically important.