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xiii, 150 p.
xxvi, 240 p. : ill.
  • Executive Summary (M. Schmidt) Introduction (M. Schmidt) Biofuels (M. Schmidt, M. Porcar, V. Schachter, A. Danchin, I. Mahmutoglu) Bioremediation (I. Mahmutoglu, L. Pei, M. Porcar, R. Armstrong, M. Bedau) Biomaterials (L. Pei, M. Morange, R. Armstrong, A. Danchin, M. Porcar) Other Developments in Synthetic Biology (R. Armstrong, M. Bedau, M. Schmidt) Regulatory Frameworks for Synthetic Biology (L. Pei, S. Bar-Yam, J. Byers-Corbin, R. Casagrande, F. Eichler, A. Lin, M. Osterreicher, P.C. Regardh, R.D. Turlington, K.A. Oye, H. Torgersen, M. Schmidt, Z.-J. Guan, W. Wei) Appendix References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783527331833 20160612
This is the only book to focus on industrial and environmental applications of synthetic biology, covering 17 of the most promising uses in the areas of biofuel, bioremediation and biomaterials. The contributions are written by experts from academia, non-profit organizations and industry, outlining not only the scientific basics but also the economic, environmental and ethical impact of the new technologies. This makes it not only suitable as supplementary material for students but also the perfect companion for policy makers and funding agencies, if they are to make informed decisions about synthetic biology. Largely coordinated by Markus Schmidt, a policy adviser, and the only European to testify in front of the bioethics commission of the Obama administration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783527331833 20160612
xii, 308 p. : ill., map.
xxvi, 369 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
xviii, 303 p. : ill.
  • 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848001626 20160528
vi, 284 p.
225 p. : ill. (chiefly col.).
  • Introduction
  • Ecology
  • Economy
  • Culture
  • Frontiers.
Designing for sustainability is an innovation shaping both the design industry and design education today. Yet architects, product designers, and other key professionals in this new field have so far lacked a resource that addresses their sensibilities and concerns. "The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability" now explores the basic principles, concepts, and practice of sustainable design in a visually sophisticated and engaging style. The book tackles not only the ecological aspects of sustainable design - designers' choice of materials and manufacturing processes have a tremendous impact on the natural world - but also the economic and cultural elements involved. The Atlas is neither a how-to manual, nor collection of recipes for sustainable design, but a compendium of fresh approaches to sustainability that designers can incorporate into daily thinking and practice. Illuminating many facets of this exciting field, the book offers ideas on how to harmonize human and natural systems, and then explores practical options for making the business of design more supportive of long-term sustainability. An examination of the ethical dimensions of sustainable development in our public and private lives is the theme present throughout. Like other kinds of atlases, "The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability" illustrates its subject, but it goes far beyond its visual appeal, stimulating design solutions for "development that cultivates environmental and social conditions that will support human well-being indefinitely.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781597261005 20160528
xvi, 423 p. : ill.
  • Introduction.- Framework for Sustainability.- Management of Closed-Loop-Economy.- Product Development.- Product Life Cycle Service.- Technologies for Resource Recovery.- Planning for Reuse, Remanufacturing and Recycling.- Education - Curriculum for Engineers.- Roadmap.- Glossary.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540498704 20160528
Population growth and increasing resource consumption are global challenges which have to be coped by sustainable development. Increasing the use productivity of resources by new cycle economical concepts supported by innovative technologies is significantly contributing to this ambitious goal. These challenges were accepted by several research institutions at the Technical University Berlin and lead to the establishment of the Collaborative Research Center (Sfb) 281 Dissassembly Factories for the Recovery of Resources in Product and Material Cycles funded by the German Research Foundation in 1995. Numerous scientific results are available after 12 years of research, which are discussed within this book: Management of industrial experience and education, technology innovation for products and processes of cycle economy are presented in a systemic frame of ecological, economical and socio-political criteria under the consideration of human necessities and limit natural resources. Methods and tools for a sustainable product development, planning methods for cycle economy, the presentation of concepts for product accompanying information systems and innovative disassembly technology are exemplarily to be distinguished. The book makes therefore a contribution to the increase of use productivity of resources. The challenges of sustainable manufacturing cannot be coped on a regional scale - but have to be addressed on a global level. For that reason, long lasting international cooperation's has been established within the Sfb 281 enriching the research work. International partners of TUB have contributed for the success of this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540498704 20160528
107 p.
xii, 202 p. : ill.
  • Ch. 1. Introduction: Changes in Development Assistance
  • Ch. 2. The Enabling Environment and Organizational Performance
  • Ch. 3. Capacity
  • Ch. 4. Organizational Motivation
  • Ch. 5. Performance
  • Ch. 6. Methodological Issues in Organizational Assessment
  • Ch. 7. Implementing an Organizational Assessment
  • App. 1. Environment Assessment Questions
  • App. 2. An Organizational Assessment - Sample Report Outline.
xvi, 302 p. : ill., maps.
xxvii, 291 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • pt. 1. Country assessments
  • pt. 2. Political economy of natural resources and the environment.
xiii, 357 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
  • Mass tourism, diversification and sustainability in southern Europe's coastal regions, B Bramwell-- public policies for coastal tourism and sustainability in southern Europe, B Bramwell. Coastal tourism - impacts and policies: Crete - endowed by nature, privileged by geography, threatened by tourism?, H Briassoulis-- tourism development in Greek insular and coastal areas, P Tsartas-- tourism growth, national development and regional inequality in Turkey, C Tosun, et al-- problems of island tourism development - the Greek insular regions, K. Andriotis-- sustainable tourism planning in northern Cyprus, J Sadler. Mass tourism coastal resorts and sustainable development: learning from experience? progress towards a sustainable future for tourism in the central and eastern Andaluc an, M Barke & J Towner-- measuring sustainability in a mass tourism destination, F Vera Rebollo & J Ivars Baidal-- the planning and practice of coastal zone management in south-west Spain, R Rodriguez, et al-- using EMAS and local agenda 21 as tools towards sustainability - the case of a Catalan coastal resort X, Campillo-Besses, et al-- environmental initiatives in the hotel sector in Greece, A Chatziathanassiou, et al-- Diversified coastal tourism and sustainable development: sustainable tourism - utopia or necessity? the role of new forms of tourism in the Aegean islands, I Spilanis & H Vayanni-- the oxymoron of sustainable tourism, M Schmidt di Friedberg-- tourism, modernisation and development on the island of Cyprus, R Sharpley-- tourism, culture and cultural tourism in Malta, N Theuma-- coffee shop meets casino - cultural responses to casino tourism development in northern Cyprus, J Scott-- rejuvenation, diversification and imagery - sustainability conflicts for tourism policy in the eastern Adriatic, D Hall.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781873150696 20160605
This book examines the development of mass tourism in coastal regions of Southern Europe, with implications for similar regions across the world. It provides a critical assessment of two influential policies intended to promote sustainable development, these being attempts to make mass tourism resorts more sustainable, and the development of smaller-scale, alternative tourism products.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781873150696 20160605


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