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Books Construction + Real Estate

2024 | Buch

Resilient Urban Environments

Planning for Livable Cities

This book aims to provide evidence of the impact of climate change and urbanization on cities’ urban environments thus on human health and wellbeing; and principles and methods for the improvement of the resilience of a city to extreme weather and …

herausgegeben von:
Runming Yao

2024 | Buch

Contemporary Heritage Lexicon

Volume 2

The book presents themes related to contemporary architecture as the results of diverse cultural influences and architectural legacies, manifested in a rich variety of styles, materials, and spatial perceptions. It consists of 24 chapters written …

herausgegeben von:
Cristiana Bartolomei, Alfonso Ippolito, Simone Helena Tanoue Vizioli

2024 | Buch

Safety Culture and Leading Indicators for Safety in the Maritime and Offshore Environment

This book provides guidance and insight into the development process for safety indicators to comply with general classification rule requirements. The utilisation of this guidance will provide tangible benefits as the marine and offshore industry …

verfasst von:
Alexander Olsen

Open Access 2024 | Open Access | Buch

Multidisciplinary Aspects of Design

Objects, Processes, Experiences and Narratives

This open access book gathers the contributions from the Design! OPEN International Conference, held in Parma, Italy in May 2022. The conference explored the multidisciplinary aspects of design starting from its dimensions: objects (design as …

herausgegeben von:
Francesca Zanella, Giampiero Bosoni, Elisabetta Di Stefano, Gioia Laura Iannilli, Giovanni Matteucci, Rita Messori, Raffaella Trocchianesi

2024 | Buch

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology

7ICEES 2023—Volume 2

This volume gathers the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (7ICEES), held in Antalya, Turkey on November 6-10, 2023, and affiliated with the 18th World Conference on Seismic Isolation (18WCSI).

herausgegeben von:
Murat Altug Erberik, Aysegul Askan, Mustafa Kerem Kockar

2023 | Buch

City Diplomacy and the Europeanisation of Local Government

The Prospects of Networking in the Greek Municipalities

This book assesses the processes and outcomes of international urban networks in Europe from 2007 to the present day. Focusing on Greece in particular, it examines 164 municipalities involved in more than 250 European city networks to shed light …

verfasst von:
Antonios Karvounis

2024 | Buch

Architectonics of Poiēsis

Architectural Creation Reconsidered

This volume explores the meaning of the architectural creative act, following the dynamics of the relationship between creator-creative act-creation and the way in which architecture is defined over time, as a creative act both material and …

verfasst von:
Simina Anamaria Lörincz

Open Access 2023 | Open Access | Buch

Urban Living Lab for Local Regeneration

Beyond Participation in Large-scale Social Housing Estates

This open access book provides an integrated overview of the challenges and resources of large-scale social housing estates in Europe and outlines possible interdisciplinary approaches and tools to promote their regeneration. It especially focuses …

herausgegeben von:
Nele Aernouts, Francesca Cognetti, Elena Maranghi

Open Access 2024 | Open Access | Buch

Cycling Through the Pandemic

Tactical Urbanism and the Implementation of Pop-Up Bike Lanes in the Time of COVID-19

This open access book provides insight on how the tactical urbanism has the capacity to influence change in mobility practices such as cycling. COVID-19 crisis prompted the public authorities to rethink the use of public space in order to develop …

herausgegeben von:
Nathalie Ortar, Patrick Rérat

Open Access 2023 | Open Access | Buch

Post Un-Lock

From Territorial Vulnerabilities to Local Resilience

This open access book builds a framework that holds together numerous open issues in territorial planning: from the understanding of territorial, landscape, environmental and climatic dynamics to the analysis of local vulnerabilities, to the use …

herausgegeben von:
Grazia Brunetta, Patrizia Lombardi, Angioletta Voghera

Open Access 2023 | Open Access | Buch

Technological Imagination in the Green and Digital Transition

This open access book addresses the pressing need for sustainability in urban development and the use of technology, with cities to serve as the main stage for strategies that seek to meet the targets and the cross-sector priorities indicated in …

herausgegeben von:
Eugenio Arbizzani, Eliana Cangelli, Carola Clemente, Fabrizio Cumo, Francesca Giofrè, Anna Maria Giovenale, Massimo Palme, Spartaco Paris

Open Access 2022 | Open Access | Buch

Planning Cities in Africa

Current Issues and Future Prospects of Urban Governance and Planning

This open access book provides insights into challenges, threats and opportunities of urban development in Africa. It discusses how and why African cities need localised urban planning concepts and theories to deal with challenges and threats of …

herausgegeben von:
Dr. Genet Alem Gebregiorgis, Prof. Stefan Greiving, Prof. Ally Hassan Namangaya, Prof. Wilbard Jackson Kombe

Open Access 2023 | Open Access | Buch

Adaptive Urban Transformation

Urban Landscape Dynamics, Regional Design and Territorial Governance in the Pearl River Delta, China

This open access book provides a cross-sectoral, integrative and multi-scale design and planning approach for adaptive urban transformation of fast urbanising deltas, taking the Pearl River Delta (China) as a case study. Deltaic areas are among …

herausgegeben von:
Steffen Nijhuis, Yimin Sun, Eckart Lange

Open Access 2021 | Open Access | Buch

The Life and Afterlife of Gay Neighborhoods

Renaissance and Resurgence

This open access book examines the significance of gay neighborhoods (or ‘gayborhoods’) from critical periods of formation during the gay liberation and freedom movements of the 1960s and 1970s, to proven durability through the HIV/AIDS pandemic …

herausgegeben von:
Dr. Alex Bitterman, Prof. Daniel Baldwin Hess

2024 | Buch

Adaptive On- and Off-Earth Environments

This volume investigates the challenges and opportunities for designing, manufacturing and operating off-Earth infrastructures in order to establish adaptive human habitats. The adaptive aspects are considered with respect to the development of …

herausgegeben von:
Angelo Cervone, Henriette Bier, Advenit Makaya

2024 | Buch

Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2022 Volume 4

Geotechnics: Learning, Evaluation, Analysis and Practice (GEOLEAP)

This book comprises the select proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC) 2022. The contents focus on recent developments in geotechnical engineering for a sustainable world. The book covers behavior of soils and soil–structure …

herausgegeben von:
Babu T. Jose, Dipak Kumar Sahoo, Anand J. Puppala, C. N. V. Satyanarayana Reddy, Benny Mathews Abraham, Ravikiran Vaidya

Open Access 2019 | Open Access | Buch

Bio-based Building Skin

This book provides a compendium of material properties, demonstrates several successful examples of bio-based materials’ application in building facades, and offers ideas for new designs and novel solutions. It features a state-of-the-art review …

verfasst von:
Dr. Anna Sandak, Dr. Jakub Sandak, Dr. Marcin Brzezicki, Dr. Andreja Kutnar

Open Access 2022 | Open Access | Buch

iCity. Transformative Research for the Livable, Intelligent, and Sustainable City

Research Findings of University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart

This open access book presents the exciting research results of the BMBF funded project iCity carried out at University of Applied Science Stuttgart to help cities to become more liveable, intelligent and sustainable, to become a LIScity. The …

herausgegeben von:
Volker Coors, Dirk Pietruschka, Berndt Zeitler

2024 | Buch

Legal barriers to the energy modernisation of dwellings occupied by low-income tenants and opportunities to overcome these barriers

Case study of Germany

This book explores the legal barriers to energy modernisation in Germany's residential building sector, especially when low-income tenants are involved. It also examines potential solutions to the landlord-tenant dilemma and how they may be …

verfasst von:
Jana Karras

2024 | Buch

Air Curtains for Buildings and Industrial Processes

This book is based on several decades of authors’ research and practical experience in the areas of industrial and commercial buildings ventilation and energy efficiency as well as in process optimization in different types of industrial …

verfasst von:
Alexander Zhivov, Andrey Strongin