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xxii, 495 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Plenary Lectures.- Plant Biotechnology and Crop Improvement in China.- Facing the Future with Pharmaceuticals from Plants.- Embryogenesis In Vitro.- Multigene Strategies for Engineering the Phytoremediation of Mercury and Arsenic.- Molecular Control of S-RNase-based Self-Incompatibility.- The Use of Sexual Model Systems to Identify Elements of Apomixis.- Agricultural Biotechnology in China: Past, Present and Future.- Current Advances in Plant Tissue Culture Techniques.- Regulation of Plant Morphogenesis In Vitro: Role of Ethylene and Polyamines.- Lingfasu and Its Use on Plant Tissue Culture In Vitro.- PPV-Specific Hairpin RNAs is an Effective Method for Plum Pox Potyvirus Resistance.- An Efficient Novel Method of Producing Virus Free Plants from Garlic Root Meristem.- Site-Directed Homologous Recombination in Tobacco Cell Cultures via Zinc Finger Nucleases.- Generation of Genetically Modified Strawberries in Temporary Immersion Bioreactor System.- Current Advances in Plant Molecular Biology.- The Positioning of the Division Plane Is Determined by a Cortical Division Site at the Plasma Membrane.- Repression of Plant Gene Expression via Chromosomal Remodelling Using Histone Deacetylases.- Functional Genomics.- DNA-METHYLTRANSFERASE 1 is a Member of FIS Polycomb Complex and is Involved in Seed Development in Arabidopsis.- Integrating Transcriptional and Metabolic Profiling to Unravel Secondary Metabolite Biosynthesis in Plants.- Plant Transformation Technology.- Application of Two New Selectable Marker Genes dsdA and dao1 in Maize Transformation.- Efficient Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation of Various Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Genotypes.- In vitro System as the Model for Discovery in Molecular Biology.- Use of Alfalfa In Vitro Cultures in Studies on Regulation of Cyclin-Dependent Kinase (CDK) Functions.- Phytohormone Regulation of Cotton Fiber Development In Vitro.- Patterns of Growth and Cell Death in Diploid Arabidopsis Cell Cultures with Synchronised Cell Cycle.- Molecular Control of Abiotic Resistance.- Engineering of Reactive Species Detoxification Pathways for Increasing Stress Tolerance in Plants.- Orchid Flower Fragrance Biosynthesis Pathway and Its Key Enzyme Geranyl Diphosphate Synthase.- Cytokinin Function in Drought Stress Response and Subsequent Recovery.- Xenogenomics: Bioprospecting for Genetic Determinants of Cold and Freezing Stress Tolerance in the Cryophilic Antarctic Hair Grass Deschampsia antarctica E. Desv.- Plant Insect Interaction.- Biotechnological Control of Plant Parasitic Nematodes.- Molecular Basis of Colorado Potato Beetle Adaptation to Potato Defence Mechanisms.- Molecular Mechanisms on Plant-Microbe Interactions.- An Arabidopsis Nudix Hydrolase Modulates the Innate Immune Response Independent of NPR1 and Salicylate.- RNA-Mediated Resistance to Cassava Geminiviruses in Transgenic Cassava.- The Molecular Basis of Cold-Induced Pollen Sterility in Rice.- Regulation of the Rice NADPH Oxidase by Binding of Small GTPase Rac and Ca2+ to Its N-terminal Extension.- Post-Transcriptional Gene Silencing of the p23 Silencing Suppressor of Citrus tristeza Virus Confers Resistance to the Virus in Transgenic Mexican Lime.- Phloem Feeding Regulates the Plant Defense Pathways Responding to Both Aphid Infestation and Pathogen Infection.- Metabolic Engineering.- Towards Metabolic Engineering of Carotenoid Content in Sweet-orange (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.).- Engineering New Crops for Safe Castor Oil Production.- Biochemical and Structural Bases for (Iso)flavonoid Biosynthetic Diversity.- Utilization of Plant Metabolic Engineering for Production of Pharmaceuticals in Tea.- Improving Nutritional Quality of Crops.- Success Towards Alleviating Peanut Allergy: The Major Allergen Ara h 2 is Silenced via RNA Interfere (RNAi).- Transgenic Poplar for Phytoremediation.- The Africa Biofortified Sorghum Project- Applying Biotechnology to Develop Nutritionally Improved Sorghum for Africa.- Genetic Engineering of Strawberry for Taste Improvement and Enhanced Disease Resistance by Introduction of thauII Gene.- Genetic Engineering of Crops for Improved Nutritional Quality.- Transcriptome Profiling of Wheat Genotypes Differing in Bread Baking Quality under Different Environments.- Signal Transduction.- Cotton 14-3-3L Gene Is Preferentially Expressed in Fiber.- Inositol Polyphosphate 6-/3-kinase (AtIpk2?), an Early Auxin-Responsive Gene, Positively Regulates Axillary Shoot Branching in Arabidopsis thaliana.- Apomixis.- Genetic Analyses of Aposporous Embryo Sac Formation in Sorghum.- Epigenetic Regulation of Seed Development.- Biotechnology in Cereals.- Optimisation of Tissue Culture, Regeneration and Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation Paramaters in Winter Wheat Cultivars (T.durumcv. Kiziltan-91 and T.aestivum cv. Bezostaja-01).- Enhancement of the Brassinosteroid Biosynthesis Pathway Improves Grain Yield in Rice.- Functional Genomics of Hexaploid Wheat.- Biotechnology in Economic Crops.- Isolation and Characterization of Senescence-Associated Ethylene Genes from Dendrobium Orchids.- Biotechnological Improvement of Forage Crops.- Biotechnology in Medicinal, Woody and Horticultural Plants.- Lignan and Norlignan Biosynthesis and Biotechnology.- Polyketide Metabolism in Hypericum perforatum and Related Species.- In Vitro Selection and Molecular Markers for Early Screening of Fusarium Head Blight Resistance Wheat.- The Geo-Model for Cell Wall Formation: A Design Tool for Plants.- Tissue Culture for Biodiversity Preservation.- Integrating In Vitro Methods for Propagating and Preserving Endangered Plants.- Micropropagation and Germplasm Conservation of Staple Food Crops and Traditional Medicinal Plants in Micronesia.- Efficient In Vitro Bulblet Regeneration from Immature Embryos of Endemic and Endangered Geophyte Species in Sternbergia, Muscari and Fritillaria Genera.- In Vitro Strategies for Conservation of Plant Diversity in India.- Plants as Bioreacter/Molecular Pharming.- Molecular Farming in Plants: An Update.- In Vivo and In Vitro Studies on Huperzine A Producing Ferns.- Production of Recombinant Antibodies in Pea Seeds and Their Oral Application in Piglets.- Molecular Breeding.- Breeding for Improved and Novel Starch Characteristics in Potato.- Biofortification of Cassava Using Molecular Breeding.- Evaluation of GM Poplars Expressing Relevant Traits for Herbicide Tolerance, Disease Resistance and Production of Pharmaceutics:Biochemical, Molecular and Microbiological Studies on Plants and Detection of Transgene Sequences in Soil.- Molecular Breeding of Low-Phytic-Acid Grains in Rice by Using the Promoter of 18 kDa Oleosin.- Regeneration, Micropropagation and Industrialization.- A Highly Efficient Protocol for Micropropagation of North American Ginseng.- The Use of Tissue Culture for Successful and Sustainable Cane.- Development of Subclonal Variants from Interspecific Hybrids of Sugarcane.- Forcing and In Vitro Establishment of Softwood Shoots from Large Stem Segments of Woody Plants.- Protoplasts, Haploids and Embryo Culture in Crop Improvement.- Introgression Breeding Program in Lolium/Festuca Complex Using Androgenesis.- Recent Advances in Anther Culture of Coconut(Cocos nucifera L.).- Protoplast Isolation and Cultivation from Embryogenic Suspension Cultures and Leaves of Grapevines (Vitis L.).- Protoplast Technology and Citrus Improvement.- Microspore Embryogenesis in the Apiaceae.- Technology Transfer to Developing Countries.- Integration of Cold Signal Transduction Pathway Related to ABA 8'-hydroxylase in Arabidopsis.- Rice Genetics and Genomics Information as the Ultimate Tool for Rice Improvement.- The Development of Agricultural Biotechnology Capacities in Palestine through the UNESCO Biotechnology Educational and Training Center at Bethlehem University.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402066344 20160605
This timely work is a collection of papers presented at the XIth international congress of the International Association of Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology. It continues the tradition of the IAPTC&B in publishing the proceedings of its congresses. The work is an up-to-date report on the most significant advances in plant tissue culture and biotechnology as presented by leading international scientists. It will be crucial reading for agricultural scientists, among others.
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xxvi, 220 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface, Executive Summary, List of Abbreviations. 1. Agriculture in a dynamic world, R.P. Roetter, H. Van Keulen, J. Verhagen and M. Kuiper. 2. Historical context of agricultural development, H. Van Keulen. 3. Food security, R.P. Roetter and H. Van Keulen. 4. Agriculture and environment, J. Verhagen, H. Wosten and A. De Jager. 5. Rural livelihoods: Interplay between farm activities, non-farm activities and the resource base, M. Kuiper, G. Meijerink and D. Eaton. 6. Lessons learned, R.P. Roetter, M. Kuiper, H. Van Keulen, J. Verhagen and G. Meijerink. 7. Project assessments, A. De Jager, C. Ritsema, M. Mosugu, G. Meijerink, P. Van den Brink, H. Van den Bosch, E. Van der Elsen, R.P. Roetter, S. Van Wijk, S. Verzandvoort-Van Dijck, C.A. Van Diepen and B. Kamphuis. Project NUTSAL, Project EroChinut, Project PIMEA, Project INMASP, Project MAMAS, Project EROAHI, Project Himalaya, Project IRMLA, Project VEGSYS, Project VINVAL, Project RMO-Beijing, Project SEARUSYN.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402066160 20160605
Facing new challenges with respect to sustainable agriculture and rural development strategies for low-income countries, related to global environmental change and globalization of markets, an interdisciplinary Wageningen University and Research Centre group set out to draw lessons from the DLO-IC projects of the last eight years. In discussing the way ahead and a future agenda, a number of major research challenges, as well as policy questions are outlined.
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xiv, 411 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • History.- Historical Examples of Allelopathy and Ethnobotany from the Mediterranean Region.- Allelopathy: Advances, Challenges and Opportunities.- Allelopathy in Chinese Ancient and Modern Agriculture.- Allelochemicals and Allelopathic Mechanisms.- Allelochemicals in Plants.- Allelopathy: Full Circle from Phytotoxicity to Mechanisms of Resistance.- Allelopathic Mechanisms and Experimental Methodology.- Indirect Effects of Phenolics on Plant Performance by Altering Nitrogen Cycling: Another Mechanism of Plant-Plant Negative Interactions.- Genomic Approaches to Understanding Allelochemical Effects on Plants.- Allelopathy from a Mathematical Modeling Perspective.- Application of Allelopathy in Agriculture and Forestry.- Progress and Prospect of Rice Allelopathy Research.- Rice Allelopathy Research in China.- Recent Advances in Wheat Allelopathy.- Sorghum Allelopathy for Weed Management in Wheat.- Allelochemicals in Pre-cowing Soils of Continuous Soybean Cropping and Their Autointoxication.- Autotoxicity in Agriculture and Forestry.- Black Walnut Allelopathy: Implications for Intercropping.- Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria and Mycorrhizal Fungi in Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry.- Utilization of Stress Tolerant, Weed Suppressive Groundcovers for Low Maintenance Landscape Settings.- Allelopathy in Forested Ecosystems.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780387773360 20160605
This is the first comprehensive and up-to-date reference on the science, mechanism, methodology, and application of allelopathy. The objective of this practical reference is to report on the latest advances by inviting leading scientists to contribute in specific fields. The volume is organized under three major subsections: History of allelopathy, Allelochemicals, allelopathic mechanisms, and bioassays, and Application of allelopathy in agriculture and forestry.
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x, 326 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword Fish farm wastes in the ecosystem Paul Tett Monitoring of environmental impacts of marine aquaculture Marianne Holmer, Pia Kupka Hansen, Ioannis Karakassis, Joseph A Borgh and Patrick J Schembri Aquaculture and coastal space management in Europe: an ecological perspective Tim Dempster and Pablo Sanchez-Jerez Detrimental genetic effects of interactions between reared strains and wild populations of marine and anadromous fish and invertebrate species T.F. Cross, G. Burnell, J. Coughlan, S. Culloty, E. Dillane, P. McGinnity and E. Rogan Non-native Aquaculture Species Releases: Implications for Aquatic Ecosystems Elizabeth J. Cook, Gail Ashton, Marnie Campbell, Ashley Coutts, Stephan Gollasch, Chad Hewitt, Hui Liu, Dan Minchin, Gregory Ruiz and Richard Shucksmith Safe and nutritious aquaculture produce: Benefits and risks of alternative sustainable aquafeeds J. Gordon Bell and Rune Waagbo NGO approaches to minimizing the impacts of aquaculture: a review Katherine Bostick Aquaculture in the coastal zone: pressures, interactions and externalities David Whitmarsh and Maria Giovanna Palmieri Future trends in aquaculture: Productivity growth and increased production Frank Asche, Kristin H. Roll and Sigbjorn Tveteras Status and future perspectives of marine aquaculture Yngvar Olsen, Oddmund Otterstad and Carlos M. Duarte Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402068096 20160605
This book provides a scientific forecast of development in aquaculture with a focus on the environmental, technological, social and economic constraints that need to be resolved to ensure sustainable development of the industry and allow the industry to be able to feed healthy seafood products to future generations. The chapters discuss the most critical bottlenecks of the development. They encompass subjects of understanding the environmental impacts, the current state-of-the-art in monitoring programs and in coastal zone management, the important interactions between wild and cultured organisms including release of non-native species into the wild.
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xxxv, 562 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Globalization and biogeochemical cycles.- The role of biogeochemical cycles in global ecodynamics.- Numerical modeling of global carbon change.- Modeling the interactive cycles of greenhouse gases and other chemicals.- Monitoring the cycles of chemical substances in the environment.- Multi-dimensional analysis of interactivity between global ecodynamics and the Arctic Basin.- Nature-society system and climate, its interactive component.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540754398 20160605
This book presents a new approach to the study of global environmental changes that have unfavorable implications for people and other living systems. The book benefits from the accumulation of knowledge from different sciences. Basic global problems of the nature-society system dynamics are considered. The book aims to develop a universal information technology to estimate the state of environmental subsystems functioning under various climatic and anthropogenic conditions.
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xviii, 467 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Taxonomy and Biogeography.- The Regression of Sturgeons in Southern Europe.- Analysis of Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA Markers in Old Museum Sturgeons Yield Insights About the Species Existing in Western Europe: A. sturio, A. naccarii and A. oxyrinchus.- Morphological and Morphometric Characters in Sturgeon Taxonomy and Phylogeny.- Molecular Markers and the Study of Phylogeny and Genetic Diversity in North American Sturgeons and Paddlefish.- Forensic Strategies Used for DNA Extraction of Ancient and Degraded Museum Sturgeon Specimens.- Mechanisms of Polyploid Evolution in Fish: Polyploidy in Sturgeons.- Biology and Aquaculture.- Histological, Histochemical and Ultrastructural Changes in the Digestive Tract of Sturgeon Acipenser naccarii During Early Ontogeny.- The Developmental Anatomy of the Heart of the Sturgeon Acipenser naccarii.- Observations on the Brain Development of the Sturgeon Acipenser naccarii.- Hormonal Induction of Ovulation In Vitro in Sturgeon Fishes.- Dispermic Androgenesis as a Method for Recovery of Endangered Sturgeon Species.- Influence of Temperature on the Sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus L.) Ovarian Follicles State.- On Nutrition and Feeding Studies as the Basis for the Culture of Different Sturgeon Species.- Recovery and Conservation.- Restoration of Adriatic Sturgeon (Acipenser naccarii) in Italy: Situation and Perspectives.- Acipenser sturio Recovery Research Actions in France.- Conservation of the Sturgeon Fish in Lower Volga.- Experience of Conservation of Acipenser naccarii in the Ticino River Park (Northern Italy).- Identification of Sturgeon Caviar Using DNA Markers.- International Trade in Caviar and Business Perspectives in Russia.- The Ecological Problems of Introduction and Reintroduction of Sturgeons.- Hydrological and Production Characteristics of the Main Basins for Reproduction and Fattening of Sturgeons.- Towards the Definition of Optimal Size-Weight Standards of Hatchery-Reared Sturgeon Fry for Restoration.- Acceptability and Prerequisites for the Successful Introduction of Sturgeon Species.- Prerequisites for the Restoration of the European Atlantic Sturgeon, Acipenser sturio and the Baltic Sturgeon (A. oxyrinchus x A. sturio) in Germany.- Sturgeon Recovery Plan in the Rhone River (France): Preliminary Results on Species Determination and Habitat Suitability.- Main Steps and Proposals for a Recovery Plan of Sturgeon in the Guadalquivir River (Spain).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402084362 20160605
Sturgeons are considered 'living fossils', sharing many morphological and biological features with ancestral fish. Furthermore, sturgeons are of the utmost interest from an economic perspective, not only for the caviar but for the flesh. However, the wild populations of the majority of the species are at serious risk of extinction all over the world. So, it is urgent to develop strategies for both farming culture and conservation and recovery in natural habitats. This book provides a comprehensive view of the biology and sustainable development of sturgeons putting emphasis on the Southern Europe autochthonous species such as Acipenser nacarii and Acipenser sturio that share geographical distribution. Other relevant species (such as Huso huso, A. oxyrhinchus, A. ruthenus, A. stellatus) and areas (Germany, Russia, North America) are also considered.The contents are organised in three sections: taxonomy and biogeography (including the morphological and genetic analyses that clarify the taxonomy and phylogeny of sturgeons, focused on those from Southern Europe), biology and aquaculture (where several aspects of the developmental biology, feeding, and reproduction are considered in relation to the improvement of sturgeon farming), and recovery and conservation (that collates and analyses different recovery research actions, the ecology of the rivers for restoration as well as the problems related to the trade of caviar).
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vi, 211 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 cm.
This volume presents a representative sample of contributions to the 41st European Marine Biology Symposium held in September 2005 in Cork, Ireland. The theme of the symposium was 'Challenges to Marine Ecosystems' and this was divided into four sub themes; Genetics, Marine Protected Areas, Global Climate Change and Marine Ecosystems, Sustainable Fisheries and Agriculture. The world's marine ecosystems face multiple challenges, some natural, but many resulting from humankind's activities.Global climate change, driven by influences of energy usage and industrial practices, is a reality now accepted by most of the world's scientists, media and political establishments. Warming seas and rising sea levels are regarded as threats, while visionaries consider deep ocean carbon disposal as a technological opportunity. Exploitation of the seas continues apace, with repeated concerns over the impact of over-fishing, plus reservations about the environmental effects of marine aquaculture. We need to understand how resilient organisms and ecosystems are to these challenges, while responding by protecting biologically-meaningful areas of the oceans. The subthemes of the 41st European Marine Biology Symposium address all of these matters.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402088070 20160528
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xi, 268 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Part 1: Corporate Sustainability as a Challenge for Comprehensive Management.- Part 2: Comprehensive Management Concepts and Sustainable Excellence.- Part 3: Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management - Creating Sustainability.- Part 4: Sustainability as Challenge for Human Factors and Integrated Management Systems.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783790820454 20160528
Sustainability has become a topic of global relevance: Corporations and other economically acting organizations increasingly need to realize economic, environmental and social objectives in order to survive. Supplementary to 'classical' environmental management, realizing corporate sustainability requires comprehensive approaches which allow the integration of social and economic aspects. Such concepts can be found e.g. in international excellence models mainly based on a TQM thinking but also in the field of human factors in organizational design and management. Understood as systems approaches, they include the interests of all relevant stakeholders with a mid- or long-term time perspective and are thus highly linked with the principles of sustainable development. In this book internationally leading scientists discuss the issue of sustainability from their perspective, resulting in an innovative view on different management approaches under the umbrella of corporate sustainability.
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  • Exploring the gaps.- Exploring the gaps.- External influences and framework conditions.- Implications of spatial development policies at European and national levels for border regions The case of Germany.- Implementation of the EU Community Initiative INTERREG III A at the Polish-German border An attempt at evaluation.- Cross-border governance at regional level.- Cross-border co-operation in the Rhine-Scheldt Delta The long road of institution building.- Social capital and other main influences on governance processes in cross-border micro-regions.- Cross-border co-operation between cities and metropolitan regions.- Cross-border cooperation challenges: Positioning the Vienna-Bratislava region.- Inter-urban cooperation in the German-Polish-Czech triangle.- Functional complementarity as basis for inter-metropolitan collaboration and networking A case study on cultural activities in Berlin and Warsaw.- Sectoral perspectives on border regions.- Transborder transport.- Sustainable tourism development in cross-border biosphere reserves of Central and Eastern Europe.- Environmental dimension of transboundary spatial development - driving forces in environmental regionalism.- EThe role of special economic zones in the socio-economic development of Poland's border regions.- Conclusions.- Bridging the gaps?.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540792437 20160605
Border regions in Central Europe undergo tremendous changes due to the enlargement of the European Union and the related processes of Europeanization, bordering and re-bordering. The book explores the consequences of these processes for cross-border governance and spatial planning in Central Europe. It combines analyses of European and national framework conditions with case studies from border regions and cities in 8 countries. The focus is on generic questions of cross-border planning and cooperation as well as on selected sectors such as nature conservation, transport and economic development. The book is written for the international scientific community and for practitioners in the fields of spatial planning, cross-border cooperation, environmental protection and structural policy.
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xviii, 303 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Sustainability and Discontinuity Products, Contexts and Capacities A Social Learning Process Life Cycle Design Minimising Resource Consumption Select Low Impact Resources and Processes Product Lifetime Optimisation Extending the Lifespan of Materials Facilitating Disassembly System Design for Eco-efficiency Environmental Complexity and Design Activity Estimating Environmental Impact of Products: Life Cycle Assessment Environmentally Sustainable Design-orientated Tools Evolution of Sustainability in Design Research and Practice.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848001626 20160528
"Design for Environmental Sustainability" is a technical and operative contribution to the United Nations 'Decade on Education for Sustainable Development' (2005-2014), aiding the development of a new generation of designers, responsible and able in the task of designing environmentally sustainable products. "Design for Environmental Sustainability" provides a comprehensive framework and a practical tool to support the design process. The book offers an organic vision of methodologies, tools and strategies for the integration of environmental requirements into product development. Possible strategies and design guidelines are highlighted, accompanied by a large selection of high-quality environmentally-aware product design case studies. Divided into four parts, the first part covers environmental sustainability and presents the general guidelines that can be followed to reach it. The second part examines the Life Cycle Design approach and the strategies to minimise consumption of resources, select low environmental impact resources, optimise product life span, extend the life of materials, and design for disassembly. The third part presents methods and tools to evaluate the environmental impact of products (e.g., Life Cycle Assessment) and other support tools for the integration of environmental requirements into real design processes. The fourth and final part describes the historical evolution of sustainability, both in design practice and research. "Design for Environmental Sustainability" is an important text for all students, designers and design engineers interested in product development processes.
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xix, 400 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword.- Preface.- I. Regional Issues and Assessment Tools.- 1. Environmental Problems of Central Asia and their Economic, Social and Security Impacts-- J. Qi, R. Kulmatov.- 2. Modern Problems in Using, Protecting, and Managing Water and Land Resources of the Aral Sea Basin-- R. Kulmatov.- 3. Using Satellite Remote Sensing to Study and Monitor the Aral Sea and Adjacent Zone-- P. Micklin.- 4. Monitoring Arid Land Surfaces with Earth Observation Techniques: Examples of Intense and Extensive Land Uses-- R. Escadafal, A. Ghani Chehbouni.- 5. Biodiversity of the Aral Sea and its Importance too the Possible Ways of Rehabilitating and Conserving its Remnant Water Bodies-- N. Aladin et al.- 6. Water Scarcity in the Aral Sea Drainage Basin: Contributions of Agricultural Irrigation and a Changing Climate-- J. Jarsjo et al.- 7. Use of Biosensors to Detect and Monitor Chemicals Commonly Used in Agriculture and Terrorist Weapons with the Goal of Preventing Dangerous Environmental Consequences-- N.F. Starodub.- 8. Monitoring Rangeland Ecosystems with Remote Sensing: An Example from Kazakhstan-- L. Lebed et al.- II. Regional Climate, Consequences and Adaptations.- 1. Possible Changes in Agriculture under the Influence of Climate Change in Kazakhstan-- L. Lebed.- 2. Constructing Model-based Climate Change Scenarios for Southeastern Kazakhstan and the Possibilities for Impact Assessment-- I.B. Yesserkepova.- 3. Climate Change and Possible Changes in the Water Regime of Crops in Northern Kazakhstan-- Zh.K. Akhmadiyeva.- 4. Estimating Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change through Cloud Activation for Northern Kazakhstan-- A. Cherednichenko.- 5. Dynamics and Structure of Total Ozone Content over the Republic of Kazakhstan in Conditions of Global Warming-- A. Cherednichenko.- 6. The Challenge of Water Provision for Pasture Lands: A Restrictive Factor for Livestock Breeding Development in Kazakhstan-- A.T. Bazarbayev, M.K. Bayekenova.- 7. Ecology and Modern Socio-Economic Conditions inKazakhstan-- M.K. Bayekenova, A.T. Bazarbayev.- III. Water Resources and Effective Uses.- 1. Introducing Water Pricing among Agricultural Producers in Khorezm, Uzbekistan: An Economic Analysis-- N. Djanibekov.- 2. Water Scarcity Impacts on Northern Cyprus and Alternative Mitigation Strategies-- E. Gozen, A. Turkman.- 3. Economic Evaluation of Farmers' Alternatives During Irrigation Water Deficit-- A.A. Zaikin, W.R. Butcher.- 4. An Evaluation of Irrigation Water Re-use in Water Drainage and Collection Networks in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan-- M.I. Khalmirzaeva et al.- 5. The Role of the Amu Darya Dams and Reservoirs in Future Water Supply in the Amy Darya Basin-- O. Olsson et al.- IV. Political Economy and Governance.- 1. Poppy Ecologies and Security in Eurasia: Lessons from Turkey's Past and Present-- K.T. Evered.- 2. Distributive Constraints on Environmental Policy in Central Asia-- T. Goeschl.- 3. Governing of Environmental Problems and Impacts in Bulgarian Agriculture - Lessons for Central Asian Countries-- H. Bachev.- 4. Irrigation of the Amu Darya Banks and its Role as a Potential Solution for the Poppy Problem-- T. Tsukatani.- 5. Using a Value Chain Approach for Economic and Environmental Impact Assessment of Cotton Production in Uzbekistan-- I. Rudenko et al.- 6. Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Republic of Belarus: Status, Problems and Perspectives-- V. Misiuchenka, L. Ivashechkina.- 7. Monitoring Urban Greenery for Sustainable Urban Management-- N.G. Akinshinga, A.A. Azizov.-.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402089596 20160605
Over the last 60 years, we have recognized increasingly that our world is connected, and the impacts of environmental catastrophes and economic crises in one region of our world have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences globally. Central Asia is a developing region with great potential, but there are valid concerns that current resource management practices are not sustainable, particularly with regard to the management of water resources. Recent changes in social structures, accompanied by regional climate change, have caused substantial environmental changes leading to security concerns in the region. As a result, the local economy has been significantly impacted to the extent that the potential for social unrest is of great concern. This book explores new technologies and adaptation strategies to mitigate these environmental problems and cope with continued environmental change with the ultimate goal of promoting sustainable growth and improved quality of life in the region.
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  • Introduction Technology for Sustainable Development Projecting the Cost of Emissions Reduction Projecting Innovation Costs and Benefits Environmental Policy and Technological Progress Policy Demands and Environmental Management Social Demands and Environmental Management Environmental Policy for Innovations Does self-regulation Work? How to Progress?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848001961 20160605
This book Innovations and the Environment aims to review the state of knowledge and to provide an empirical basis for the development and use of new technologies, products and services to reduce the impact of human activities on environmental quality. This is at the core of the debate on economics and the environment. The message is optimistic. Advances in thinking and actions make it possible to maintain high environmental quality at reasonable costs, sometimes even having a positive effect on corporate results. The progress is by no means automatic. Risk taking by entrepreneurs, managers and policy makers is necessary. The idea to write a book about innovations and the environment was born during discussions with Professor Han Brezet who was convinced of the importance of this subject for engineering students. This is because he has found many stories about the successes and failures of environmental technologies and even more on the impact of technologies on environmental qualities, but no reviews on technology and the mindset of entrepreneurship to explain the forces that drive innovations for sustainable development.
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ix, 338 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part A: Introduction. 1. Introduction-- F. Bravo et al.- Part B: Overview of Climate Change and Forest Responses. 2. A mechanistic view of the capacity of forests to cope with climate change-- F. Valladares.- 3. Greenhouse gas emissions from temperate mountain forests-- R. Jandl et al.- Part C: Monitoring and Modeling. 4. Estimating carbon stocks and stock changes in forests: linking models and data across scales-- V. LeMay, W. Kurz.- 5. Forest eco-physiological models and carbon sequestration-- T. Keenan et al.- 6. Influence of climatic variables on crown condition in pine forests of Northern Spain-- A.V. Sanz-Ros et al.- Part D: Economic and Management Impacts. 7. Influence of carbon sequestration in an optimal set of coppice rotations for Eucalyptus plantations-- L. Diaz-Balteiro, L.C. Estraviz-Rodriguez.- 8. Use of forest and wood products to mitigate climate change-- L. Valsta et al.- 9. Biomass forest in Sweden and carbon emissions balance-- T. Johansson.- 10. Taper equations and wood products: Assessing the carbon flow of the forest through its products-- I. Lizarralde et al.- 11. Forest management strategies and carbon sequestration-- F. Bravo et al.- 12. Analysing the effects of forest structure on carbon stocks and timber production under changing management and climate-- J. Garcia-Gonzalo et al.- Part E: Case Studies. 13. Carbon sequestration in Mediterranean pine forests-- M. del Rio et al.- 14. Carbon sequestration of Ponderosa pine plantations in northwestern Patagonia-- P. Laclau et al.- 15. Assessing pine wilt disease risk under a climate change scenario in northwestern Spain-- G. Perez et al.- 16. Dynamics of soils carbon in primary and secondary tropical forests in Colombia-- F.H. Moreno, S.F. Oberbauer.- 17. Carbon sequestration potential of mangroves in southeast Asia-- M.N. Suratman.- 18. Silviculture and carbon sequestration in Mediterranean oak forests-- I. Canellas et al.-.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402083426 20160528
With climate change now charging up the political agenda, there are three issues commonly making the headlines: carbon budgets, renewable energy, and the anticipated impacts of climate change. Equally important, though currently less well covered, is the issue how these effects might be mitigated. Given the significant role that forests play in the climate system - as sources, sinks, and through carbon trading - this book discusses the current scientific evidence on the relationships between climate, forest resources and forest management practices around the world. Drawing on expertise from forest scientists from several continents, the book presents both in-depth analysis of the current knowledge, and a series of case studies which assess the biological and the economic impacts of climate change. It includes sections on forest responses to climate change, monitoring and modeling changes, economic and management implications, and carbon sequestration under specific management systems. The book will form a valuable resource for researchers and advanced students dealing with sustainable forestry, climate change issues and the effects of climate change on natural resource management.
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  • Preface Contributors 1. Introduction Alan Reid, Bjarne B. Jensen, Jutta Nikel, Venka Simovska 2. Stepping back from 'the ladder': reflections on a model of participatory work with children Roger A. Hart 3. Differentiating and evaluating conceptions and examples of participation in environment-related learning Alan Reid and Jutta Nikel 4. Learning in and as participation: a case study from health promoting schools Venka Simovska 5. Environmental learning and categories of interest: exploring modes of participation in a conservation NGO William Scott and Stephen Gough 6. Participation and the ecology of environmental awareness and action Louise Chawla 7. Participation, situated culture and practical reason and situated culture Heila Lotz-Sisitka and Rob O'Donoghue 8. From practice to theory: participation as learning in the context of sustainable development projects Paul Vare 9. Participation and sustainable development: the role and challenges of mediating agents Jeppe. Laessoe 10. Mental ownership and participation for innovation in environmental education and education for sustainable development Soren Breiting 11. Participation, education and democracy: implications for environmental education, health education, and education for sustainable development Karsten Schnack 12. What comes before participation? Searching for meaning in teachers' constructions of participatory learning in environmental education Paul Hart 13. Participatory pedagogy in environmental education: reproduction or disruption? Mary J. Barrett 14. Elusive participation: methodological challenges in researching teaching andparticipatory learning in environmental education Paul Hart 15. Student participation in school ground greening initiatives in Canada: reflections on research design decisions and key findings Janet E. Dyment 16. Researching participation using critical discourse analysis Debbie Heck 17. Youth participation in local environmental action: an avenue for science and civic learning? Tania M. Schusler and Marianne E. Krasny 18. A clash of worlds: children talking about their community experience in relation to the school curriculum Robert Barratt and Elisabeth Barratt Hacking 19. Sustainable education, whole school approaches and communities of action Tony Shallcross and JohnRobinson 20. School councils as an arena for pupils' participation in collaborative environmental education projects Monica Carlsson and Dawn Sanders.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402064159 20160605
This ground-breaking collection brings together a diverse range of perspectives on the philosophy, design and experience of participatory approaches within education and the environment, health and sustainability. Its chapters address participatory work with children, youth and adults in both formal and non-formal settings. Authors combine reflections on experience, models and case studies of participatory education with commentary on key debates and issues. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and advanced students with interests in learning, research and key concepts in environmental education, health education, and education for sustainable development, and professionals and practitioners engaged in planning and evaluation.
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  • Part I: Questions, Questions, Questions.- 1. What on Earth is wrong?- 1:1 Paradise lost.- 1:2 Environmental doomsday and international reaction.- 1:3 Reaching the limits?- 2. What's economics got to do with it?- 2:1 Economics out of sync?- 2:2 Schools of eco-nomic thought.- 2:3 Economic sustainability: maintaining capital and welfare.- 2:4 Ecological sustainability: dematerialisation.- 3. Sustainable development - blueprint or fig Leaf?- 3:1 What is development?- 3:2 Towards an operational definition of sustainable development.- 3:3 Normative economics for sustainable development?- Part II: Assessing the Physical Base of the Economy.- 4. Statistics and indicators.- 4:1 Statistical frameworks.- 4:2 From statistics to indicators 'for' sustainable development.- 4:3 Global warming: the indicator 'of' (non)sustainable development?- 5. Aggregation: From indicators to indices.- 5:1 Aggregation methods.- 5:2 Indices of environmental sustainability and sustainable development.- 5:3 Critique: towards a 'balanced' approach.- 6. Energy and material flow accounting.- 6:1 Rationale: social metabolism and environmental sustainability.- 6:2 Energy accounting.- 6:3 Material flow accounting.- Part III: Greening the Economic Accounts.- 7. Linking the physical and monetary accounts.- 7:1 Measures of economic welfare and wealth.- 7:2 Extending the national accounts: incorporating nature's assets.- 7:3 Hybrid accounts: expanding the production boundary.- 8. SEEA - the System for Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting.- 8:1 Pricing the priceless.- 8:2 SEEA objectives, structure and indicators.- 8:3 Case studies.- 8:4 SEEA revision.- 9. Corporate accounting: accounting for accountability.- 9:1 From accountability to accounting.- 9:2 From accounting to management.- Part IV: Analysis - Modelling Sustainability.- 10. Diagnosis: has the economy behaved sustainably?- 10:1 Welfare secured? Dematerialised? Capital maintained?- 10:2 What are the causes? Structural analysis of environmental impact.- 11. Prediction: will economic growth be sustainable?- 11:1 Econometrics: the Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis.- 11:2 Simulation of non-sustainability: the Limits-to-Growth model.- 12. Policy analysis: can we make growth sustainable?- 12:1 Environmental policy measures in general equilibrium and input-output analysis.- 12:2 Environmental constraints and optimality - a linear programming approach.- 12:3 Dynamic analysis: optimality and sustainability of economic growth.- Part V: Strategic Outlook.- 13. Strategies: tackling the limits to growth.- 13:1 Ignoring the limits: muddling through.- 13:2 Complying with limits: curbing economic activity.- 13:3 Pushing the limits: eco-efficiency.- 13:4 Adopting limits: sufficiency, corporate social responsibility, environmental ethics.- 14. Globalisation and global governance.- 14:1 Sustainability effects of globalisation.- 14:2 Global governance for sustainable development.- 15. Questions, questions, questions - and some answers.- 15:1 What's the problem?- 15:2 What's economics got to do with it?- 15:3 How bad is it?- 15:4 What can be done?- 15:5 Some non-conclusive answers.- Annexes.- I. Market failure and environmental cost internalisation - a primer.- II. Economic rent and natural resource depletion.- III. SEEA Germany - a pilot case study.- References.- Index.- Colour Plates.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402069659 20160605
This thought-provoking and colorful book cuts through the fog of vision and advocacy by comparing and applying new quantitative tools of both environmental and ecological economics. Environmental accounts and empirical analyses provide operational concepts and measures of the sustainability of economic performance and growth. The text raises doubts, however, about the measurability of sustainable development. Further reading sections are provided at the end of each chapter.
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  • Multifunctional Concepts, Societal Demand and Impact Assessment.- The Operational Framework of the MEA-Scope Project.- Agricultural Activities, Rural Areas and Natural Environment: Drawing Up the Frontiers of the Multifunctionality Concept.- Multifunctionality Concepts: A Critical Assessment of the Framework Approaches.- Societal Demand for Commodity and Non-commodity Outputs - A Regional Perspective.- TOP-MARD Problematique, Structure and Progress - The Case of Norway.- Modelling of Policy Induced Structural Change and Adaptation of Agricultural Practices.- The MEA-Scope Modelling Approach.- A Scenario-Wise Analysis of Economic and Environmental Impacts in the MEA-Scope Case Study Regions.- Recreating Context in Spatial Modelling of Agricultural Landscapes.- Spatial Characteristics of Land Use Patterns in Mugello (Central Italy) and Policy Impacts on Their Environmental Outputs.- Linking Scales, Policy Issues and Impacts.- Scaling from Farm to Landscape.- Analysing Exemplary Policy Issues Using the MEA-Scope Framework.- Implementing the Indicators of the MEA-Scope Multifunctionality Impact Assessment Approach: A Gap Between Supply and Demand of NCOs?.- Regional and Local Case Study Stories of a Europe in Change.- Environmental Impacts of Pillar I and II with Specific Respect to Designated Areas - Results from the MEA-Scope Case Study in Germany.- Validation of an Agent-Based, Spatio-Temporal Model for Farming in the River Gudena Landscape. Results from the MEA-Scope Case Study in Denmark.- Impacts of Three Direct Payment Options on Farm Structure, Economic Performance and Production Pattern: Results from the MEA-Scope Case Study in Italy.- Possibilities for the Development of Mixed Crop-Beef Farming in the Ko?cian Region Based on Natural Fodder Resources. Results from the MEA-Scope Case Study in Poland.- Multifunctional Farming and Survival Strategies in the Borsodi Floodplain.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540794691 20160605
These are the final results and reflections of the project MEA-Scope. This project with the full title "Micro-economic instruments for impact assessment of multifunctional agriculture to implement the model of European Agriculture" was a pioneering project. It was among the first which were funded in the new activity Scientific Support to Policies of the th 6 Research Framework Programme. Policy decisions - especially at the European level - are never easy. What policy-makers decide will potentially affect the lives of millions of people for many years. This makes reaching informed decisions crucial, and scientific research can help illuminate their policy choices. MEA-Scope was one of two projects which addressed the research p- orities for European Rural areas which were identified in an EC workshop on Multifunctionality in Agriculture in 2001. Scientific Support to Policies in the Research Framework Programme is facing the challenge to identify in the discussions between policy makers and the research community those topics which can be addressed in a m- term strategic research programme. When the research topic was published Multifunctionality of Agriculture was among the concepts with many - search questions open. It was considered that positivistic approaches into technology aspects of agriculture, forestry and other rural activities based on natural resources and land use are needed, as well as more normative research with regard to trade, food quality and safety, animal welfare, en- ronment, rural development and cultural issues.
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  • Introduction Planning the World Metropolis at Island-City Scale: Urban Innovation as a Constraint and Tool in Global Change Nature and Environmental Sustainability: A Study of Singapore Experience Remaking of Singapore's Chinatown in Search of a More Sustainable Development Singapore's Nature: Past, Present and Future Above the Tideline: Sustainable Waterfront Planning Practices in Singapore Sustainable City Centre Development: The Singapore City Centre in the Context of Sustainable Development Singapore's Urban Transport: Sustainability by Design or Necessity? Sustainable Industrial Development in Singapore Sustainable Housing Form: Public Housing Development in Singapore Sustainable Recreational Space: The Controversial Integrated Resorts in Singapore Condominium in Singapore as a 'Laboratory of Sustainable Housing Development' in Southeast Asia Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402065415 20160605
This book analyses and provides an insight to Singapore s planning system and practices associated with sustainable development. It takes a reflective approach in reviewing the direction, impact and significance of sustainable development in Singapore planning and the future challenges facing the city-state, which is often looked upon by many developing countries as a model.
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507 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • List of Authors.- List of Authors.- Sustainability Impact Assessment: concepts and approaches.- Ex-ante Impact Assessments (IA) in the European Commission - an overview.- Impact Assessment in the European Commission in relation to Multifunctional Land Use.- An institutional analysis of land use modelling in the European Commission.- Ex ante impact assessment of land use changes in European regions - the SENSOR approach.- Transfer into decision support: The Sustainability Impact Assessment Tool (SIAT).- Scenario modelling of land use changes.- Scenarios: Driving forces and policies.- Cross sector land use modelling framework.- Tourism geography in Europe.- Landscape level simulation of land use change.- Spatial representation and data issues for European regions.- Regional socio-economic profiles for assessment of European land use related policies: the SENSOR experience.- A Spatial Regional Reference Framework for Sustainability Assessment in Europe.- Requirements for data management and maintenance to support regional land use research.- European level indicator framework.- An indicator framework for analysing sustainability impacts of land use change.- Indicators for assessing the environmental impacts of land use change across Europe.- Reflections on Social and Economic Indicators for Land Use Change.- Weighting and aggregation of indicators for sustainability impact assessment in the SENSOR context.- Regional and local evaluation.- Land use functions - a multifunctionality approach to assess the impact of land use changes on land use sustainability.- Limits and targets for a regional sustainability assessment: an interdisciplinary exploration of the threshold concept.- Sustainability Impact Assessments: limits, thresholds and the Sustainability Choice Space.- Key sustainability issues in European sensitive areas - a participatory approach.- Key sustainability issues and the spatial classification of sensitive regions in Europe.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540786474 20160605
There are many reasons why strategic intelligence is required to support policy decisions. These primarily stem from the nature of today's kno- edge society with two contrasting trends. On the one hand, there is a trend of increasing human intelligence in the economic, social and political s- tems. On the other hand, there is a trend towards dissolving certainties about the problems and solutions of today's society. Clearly, more inf- mation does not necessary imply more certainties on how to act. What is more, the same facts are often interpreted in markedly different ways: the same policy relevant information can - and often does - results in confli- ing framing of a problem by different stakeholders. This is mainly due to competing assumptions, rather then because of inconsistent facts. The- fore, it is not surprising that policy-makers are calling for strategic intel- gence to support their understanding of today's challenges, including the relevant aspects of science and technology, their impact and their possible future developments. Over the last 15 years, Europe has rapidly adopted the practice of dev- oping and using Impact Assessment (IA) tools to support decision-making. Formal procedures and guidance for IA are well established within the European Commission and in most EU Member States. The adoption of IA procedures alone, however, does not guarantee that every policy domain is actually using the full potential of these assessment tools in the preparation of policies and legislation.
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The principle of multi-functionality simultaneously considers a variety of social, economic and environmental goods and services related to land use. It is thus a key to sustainable development of land and rural areas. Land use policies seek to support the economic competitiveness and sustainable development of rural areas. For efficient impact assessment, policy makers require tools for assessment of anticipated policy impacts on a wide range of sustainability issues across European regions. The European Union funded Integrated Project SENSOR develops ex-ante Sustainability Impact Assessment Tools (SIAT) to support decision making on policies related to multifunctional land use in European regions. SENSOR directly responds to the European sustainability objectives as applied to land use and rural development. This book provides an overview on the analytical approach in SENSOR and documents preliminary results. This includes the identification of end user needs for SIAT and the development of a first SIAT prototype. Methodological frameworks for scenario development and land use modelling including indicator analysis and web-based data management were established. Surveys of European sensitive areas and a regional spatial reference framework for socio-economic and environmental assessment were drafted.
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  • Introduction New directions in urban regeneration and the governance of city regions / Tetsuo Kidokoro, Akito Murayama, Kensuke Katayama and Norihisa Shima
  • Strategy for a sustainable transportation system in city regions: strategic approaches and consensus building / Noboru Harata
  • China, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand Governing urban development in dualistic societies: a case study of the urban region of Yogyakasta, Indonesia / Leksono Probo Subanu
  • Problems and prospects for sustainable regeneration of traditional markets in Yogyakarta City / Kawik Sugiana
  • De facto urban regeneration: a case study of Chiang Mai City, Thailand / Niramon Kulsrisombat
  • Spatial regeneration and beyond: Daegu, Korea / Shi-Chul Lee and Seungkeun Park
  • Urban form and rail transit development in Dalian, China / Shengchuan Zhao and Zhiwei Yang
  • Japan Urban regeneration and the shift of planning approaches: the case of Japanese regional cities / Tetsuo Kidokoro
  • Activities of local organizations for downtown revitalization in regional cities / Fumihiko Seta
  • Sustainable regeneration of a car-dependent city: the case of Toyama toward a compact city / Kiyoshi Takami and Kiichiro Hatoyama
  • Denmark, Germany, France Copenhagen, Denmark: urban regeneration at economic and social sustainability / Hans Thor Andersen
  • Regional governance and urban regeneration: the case of the Stuttgart Region, Germany / Johann Jessen
  • City-region planning and urban projects "coexistence or integration?": the case of Marseille-Aix in France (1990-2006) / Alain Motte and Jérôme Dubois
  • America Regional planning and local governance: the Portland story / Ethan Paul Seltzer
  • Sustainable urban regeneration in Phoenix, Arizona: implications for multi-dimensional governance / Carlos Balsas
  • Conclusion Towards sustainable regeneration of city regions / Tetsuo Kidokoro, Noboru Harata, Leksono Probo Subanu, Johann Jessen, Alain Motte and Ethan Paul Seltzer.
How should regional cities develop regional development strategies for their sustainable future? How can such strategies work effectively? Regional cities are now at a crossroads: will they decline or be regenerated under the impacts of globalization? Their sustainable regeneration as creative regional centers will play a decisive role in their sustainable development as a whole, but only with viable regional spatial strategies that strengthen the network of cities and their hinterlands. The concern here lies in urban regeneration and strategic spatial planning at the city-region level. This book records observations of 12 dynamically changing regional cities in Asia, Europe and the United States. The form of the city region, urban regeneration and strategic spatial planning as well as the local and regional governance of each city are examined. Through this empirical and comparative analysis, essential lessons are drawn, which will add a new perspective to discussions on the sustainable future of regional cities in an age of globalization.
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