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Research for Development

Research for Development
18 Volumes | 2014 - 2021

Description

The series Research for Development serves as a vehicle for the presentation and dissemination of complex research and multidisciplinary projects. The published work is dedicated to fostering a high degree of innovation and to the sophisticated demonstration of new techniques or methods. The aim of the Research for Development series is to promote well-balanced sustainable growth. This might take the form of measurable social and economic outcomes, in addition to environmental benefits, or improved efficiency in the use of resources; it might also involve an original mix of intervention schemes.
Research for Development focuses on the following topics and disciplines: Urban regeneration and infrastructure, Info-mobility, transport, and logistics, Environment and the land, Cultural heritage and landscape, Energy, Innovation in processes and technologies, Applications of chemistry, materials, and nanotechnologies, Material science and biotechnology solutions, Physics results and related applications and aerospace, Ongoing training and continuing education.
Fondazione Politecnico di Milano collaborates as a special co-partner in this series by suggesting themes and evaluating proposals for new volumes. Research for Development addresses researchers, advanced graduate students, and policy and decision-makers around the world in government, industry, and civil society.
THE SERIES IS INDEXED IN SCOPUS

All books of the series Research for Development

2021 | Book

Cycling & Walking for Regional Development

How Slowness Regenerates Marginal Areas

This book investigates why and how cycle and walking paths can help to promote the regeneration of marginalized areas facing depopulation and economic decline. In addition, it offers a broad overview of recent scientific research into slow tourism …

2021 | Book

Design of Supporting Systems for Life in Outer Space

A Design Perspective on Space Missions Near Earth and Beyond

This book is a rich source of information on design research and solutions for the support and development of space missions. International experiences and researches are presented in order to cast light on the role of space design in improving …

2020 | Book

Renewing Middle School Facilities

This book draws on important original transdisciplinary research to address a wide range of issues relating to the remodeling of existing schools for pre-teenagers to fit them to various novel teaching models (e.g. collaborative learning, ICT …


2020 | Open Access | Book Open Access

Regeneration of the Built Environment from a Circular Economy Perspective

This open access book explores the strategic importance and advantages of adopting multidisciplinary and multiscalar approaches of inquiry and intervention with respect to the built environment, based on principles of sustainability and circular …

2020 | Open Access | Book Open Access

Innovative Models for Sustainable Development in Emerging African Countries

This open access book explores key issues and presents recent case studies in areas of importance for the transition to a circular model of development in emerging African countries that will minimize resource consumption and waste production. The …

2020 | Open Access | Book Open Access

Digital Transformation of the Design, Construction and Management Processes of the Built Environment

This open access book focuses on the development of methods, interoperable and integrated ICT tools, and survey techniques for optimal management of the building process. The construction sector is facing an increasing demand for major innovations …

2020 | Open Access | Book Open Access

Buildings for Education

A Multidisciplinary Overview of The Design of School Buildings

This open access book presents theoretical and practical research relating to the vast, publicly financed program for the construction of new schools and the reorganization of existing educational buildings in Italy. This transformative process …

2020 | Book

Green Planning for Cities and Communities

Novel Incisive Approaches to Sustainability

This book addresses key issues across the field of sustainable urban planning, and provides a unique reference tool for planners, engineers, architects, public administrators, and other experts. The evolution of cities and communities is giving …

2020 | Book

Environmental Performance and Social Inclusion in Informal Settlements

A Favela Project Based on the IMM Integrated Modification Methodology

This book discusses the potential of a systemic and multidisciplinary design approach to improve urban quality, health, livability, and inclusiveness for people living in informal settlements. In most instances, attempts to address informal …

2019 | Book

Circadian Lighting Design in the LED Era

This book explores how lighting systems based on LED sources have the ability to positively influence the human circadian system, with benefits for health and well-being. The opening chapters examine the functioning of the human circadian system …

2018 | Book

Sustainable Urban Development and Globalization

New strategies for new challenges—with a focus on the Global South

This book equips readers with a deeper understanding of the challenges posed by radical socioeconomic, environmental, and cultural changes due to globalization and describes effective, sustainable solutions to these challenges. The focus is …

2018 | Book

Multidisciplinary Design of Sharing Services

This book explores all aspects of the sharing economy, pursuing a multidisciplinary approach encompassing Service Design, Spatial Design, Sociology, Economics, Law, and Transport and Operations Research. The book develops a unified vision of …

2017 | Book

Recent Advances on Green Concrete for Structural Purposes

The contribution of the EU-FP7 Project EnCoRe

This book is mainly based on the results of the EU-funded UE-FP7 Project EnCoRe, which aimed to characterize the key physical and mechanical properties of a novel class of advanced cement-based materials incorporating recycled powders and …

2017 | Book

Electric Vehicle Sharing Services for Smarter Cities

The Green Move project for Milan: from service design to technology deployment

This book examines electric car sharing in cities from a variety of perspectives, from service design to simulation, from mathematical modeling to technology deployment, and from energy use improvement to the integration of different kinds of vehicle.

2016 | Book

Understanding Mobilities for Designing Contemporary Cities

This book explores mobilities as a key to understanding the practices that both frame and generate contemporary everyday life in the urban context. At the same time, it investigates the challenges arising from the interpretation of mobility as a soci

2016 | Book

Seismic Behavior of Steel Storage Pallet Racking Systems

This book presents the main outcomes of the first European research project on the seismic behavior of adjustable steel storage pallet racking systems. In particular, it describes a comprehensive and unique set of full-scale tests designed to assess

2015 | Book

Built Heritage: Monitoring Conservation Management

This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview on the most pressing issues in the conservation and management of archaeological, architectural, and urban landscapes. Multidisciplinary research is presented on a wide range of built heritage s

2014 | Book

Sustainable Social, Economic and Environmental Revitalization in Multan City

A Multidisciplinary Italian–Pakistani Project

This book describes six months of initial intensive activities within a motivating multidisciplinary project to achieve sustainable social, economic, and environmental revitalization in the historic core of Multan City, Pakistan. The project is ma