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The Squander and Salvage of Global Urban Waterfronts

The Squander and Salvage of Global Urban Waterfronts

Author : Kate Shaw
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date : 2019-09-19
Category : Social Science
Excerpts : The redevelopment of London Docklands set a new standard for urban regeneration. City governments all over the world now aspire to the high-rise, high-gloss, high-cost ‘office-residential-retail’ formula (just add iconic casino/luxury hotel/state-of-the-art stadium) that passes for mixed use in the early 21st century. Waterfront cities are especially captured ...
European Regional Development

European Regional Development

Author : Paweł Churski
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2021-11-18
Category : Science
Excerpts : This book offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary issues of regional development. It places particular emphasis on its socio-economic and socio-political determinants which accompany the problem of existing and ever-widening differences in the level of regional development in various parts of Europe. In order to diagnose the scale of those ...
Creating Resilient Futures

Creating Resilient Futures

Author : Stephen Flood
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2021-10-31
Category : Political Science
Excerpts : This open access edited volume critically examines a coherence building opportunity between Climate Change Adaptation, the Sustainable Development Goals and Disaster Risk Reduction agendas through presenting best practice approaches, and supporting Irish and international case studies. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted existing global inequalities and demonstrated the scope and scale ...
Design and Technological Applications in Sustainable Architecture

Design and Technological Applications in Sustainable Architecture

Author : Stephen Siu Yu Lau
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2021-10-19
Category : Science
Excerpts : This volume discusses the climate responsiveness of sustainable architecture design and technology in China, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea in recent years, addressing concepts and applications in urban planning, building design, and structural performance evaluation. The four sections of the text cover the theory and implementation of sustainable architecture within ...
The Antarctic Politics of Brazil

The Antarctic Politics of Brazil

Author : Ignacio Javier Cardone
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2021-09-20
Category : Political Science
Excerpts : This book focuses on the connection between Brazil and Antarctica, two regions that can be seen as distant and contrasting, but are physically, culturally and politically associated. Relying on archival material and previous literature, the book offers a thorough account of Brazil’s involvement with one of the most significant ...
Metropolitan Landscapes

Metropolitan Landscapes

Author : Antonella Contin
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2021-08-24
Category : Architecture
Excerpts : This edited volume covers many aspects of the Metropolitan Landscapes. Solutions are needed to meet the demand of the citizens of a renewed metropolitan region landscape. It opens up discussions about possible toolkits for strategic actions based on understanding the territory from geographical, urban, architectural, economic, environmental, and public policy ...
The Philosophy of Geography

The Philosophy of Geography

Author : Timothy Tambassi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2021-08-23
Category : History
Excerpts : The relationship between geography and philosophy is still largely in need of being explored. Geographers and philosophers share the responsibility for that. On the one hand, geographers have considered as a dangerous deviation any attempt to elaborate an image of the Earth which was not a mere replica of a ...
The Urban Transformation of Sarajevo

The Urban Transformation of Sarajevo

Author : Jordi Martín-Díaz
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2021-08-10
Category : Political Science
Excerpts : Following the signing of the peace agreement and the end of three-and-a-half years of siege, Sarajevo simultaneously experienced a double transition, from war to peace and from socialism to capitalism, that was marked by an increasing international intervention. This book presents a study of the urban transformation of Sarajevo during ...
Atlas of Improbable Places

Atlas of Improbable Places

Author : Travis Elborough
Publisher : Aurum Press
Release Date : 2021-07-06
Category : History
Excerpts : Atlas of Improbable Places shows the modern world from surprising new vantage points that will inspire urban explorers and armchair travellers alike to consider a new way of understanding the world we live in....
Urban Geography in Postcolonial Zimbabwe

Urban Geography in Postcolonial Zimbabwe

Author : Abraham R. Matamanda
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2021-05-07
Category : Science
Excerpts : This interdisciplinary book provides a cross-sectoral and multi-dimensional exploration and assessment of the urban geography perspectives in Zimbabwe. Drawing on work from different disciplines, the book not only contributes to academia but also seeks to inform urban policy with the view of contributing to the national aspirations of Zimbabwe attaining ...
Germans in the Antarctic

Germans in the Antarctic

Author : Cornelia Lüdecke
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2021-02-08
Category : History
Excerpts : While science was usually at the forefront of German Antarctic expeditions, research into the Southern Polar region always had a political or economic component, whether it was about resource use or securing areas of influence. Cornelia Lüdecke presents the course of the three German Antarctic expeditions from 1901-03, 1911-12 ...
Fast Track Land Occupations in Zimbabwe

Fast Track Land Occupations in Zimbabwe

Author : Kirk Helliker
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2021-01-11
Category : Science
Excerpts : This book offers the first detailed scholarly examination of the nation-wide land occupations which spread across the Zimbabwean countryside from the year 2000, and led to the state’s fast track land reform programme. In an innovative way, it highlights the decentralized character of the occupations by recognizing significant spatial variation ...