Book
xxi, 171 p.
Book
15 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xvi, 317 p. : ill., maps.
Book
vi, 204 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Book
xvi, 294 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
The comprehensively updated and expanded new edition of this no-nonsense student and practice primer equips the contemporary architect to deal with the profession's most important challenge: designing buildings for sustainability. Brian Edwards' book pulls together many of the disparate, complex strands of sustainability into one simple reference source. It sets out the environmental, professional and governmental context underlying sustainable principles, as well as outlining the science, measures and design solutions that designers need to adopt. The third edition includes updated design advice on offices, schools, housing and urban design, provides a useful history of green architecture education and presents a guide to the international conventions and agreements from the Rio Summit to Kyoto and the more recent UN Climate Change conference held in Poznan in 2008. It also includes new material prepared in anticipation of fresh international agreements at the Copenhagen Conference on Global Warming held in 2009. Stunningly redesigned and extensively illustrated throughout, "Rough Guide to Sustainability" will appeal to design and built environment students and professionals, and anyone keen to cut through to the avalanche of facts and myths about sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859463321 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xv, 320 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface ? Part I: Setting the Scene ? The Political Economy of the Sustainability Transition ? The Politics of Agenda 21 ? Part II: The European Union and Sustainable Development ? Introducing the Concept of Sustainable Development into the Treaties of the European Union ? The Legal Dynamics of European Integration and Sustainable Development ? The Legal Duty of Environmental Integration: Commitment and Obligation or Enforceable Right? ? Steps Towards Integrating the Environment into Other EU Policy Sectors ? European Community Funding and the Sustainability Transition ? Part III: The Evolution of National Sustainable Development Strategies ? Sustainable Development: The UK National Approach ? The German Response to the Sustainability Transition ? The Norwegian Experience of the Transition to Sustainability ? The Evolution of Sustainable Development Strategies in Portugal ? Adjusting to a Changing Reality: The Greek Response ? Part IV: Local Agenda 21 and the Sustainability Transition ? Local Agenda 21 in the UK ? Local Agenda 21 in Germany ? Local Agenda 21 in Norway ? Continuing the Transition ? Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853834684 20160528
"The Transition to Sustainability" details how all nations are repositioning their economies, their societies and their collective purpose to maintain all life on Earth, peacefully, healthily, equitably and with sufficient wealth to ensure that all are content in their survival' - From the Preface. The governments of Europe are committed, in principle, to the implementation of sustainable development policies. What will this mean in practice? Most importantly, how compatible is such implementation with other commitments to economic growth and competitive markets? Can it be achieved, and what are the implications for all other policy areas? This book looks at the implications for government, business, taxation, planning, measures of change and local communities within the European Union. Country case studies include Germany, Norway, Greece, Portugal and the UK. The Editors conclude by giving an overview of progress so far, and offer pointers for the future. Policy makers, researchers and students across the range of social sciences will find this a valuable and groundbreaking book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853834684 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
35 p. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xvi, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • List of figures-- List of tables-- List of contributors-- Preface-- 1. Introduction Juha M. Alho, Svend E. Hougaard Jensen and Jukka Lassila-- Part I. Uncertain Demographics: 2. Changing views of future demographic trends Nico Keilman, Harri Cruijsen, and Juha M. Alho-- 3.Empirically-based specification of forecast uncertainty Juha M. Alho, Harri Cruijsen and Nico Keilman-- Comment: The UPE forecasts: strengths, innovations, developments Shripad Tuljapurkar-- Part II. Measuring Sustainability in a Stochastic Environment: 4. Fiscal implications of demographic uncertainty: comparisons across the European Union Martin Weale-- 5. Demographic uncertainty and pension projections Jukka Lassila and Tarmo Valkonen-- 6. Demographic uncertainty and health care expenditure Namkee Ahn-- Comment: Assessing the uncertainty in long-term fiscal projections Pablo Antolin-- Part III. Enhancing Sustainability: 7. Evaluating pension reforms in the German context Hans Fehr and Christian Habermann-- 8. Longevity adjustment of pension benefits Jukka Lassila and Tarmo Valkonen-- 9. Ageing, demographic uncertainty and optimal fiscal policy Alex Armstrong, Nick Draper, Andre Nibbelink and Ed Westerhout-- Comment: Computable equilibrium models in policy analysis: future directions D. Peter Broer-- Part IV. Extensions: 10. Macroeconomic consequences of demographic uncertainty in world regions Vladimir Borgy and Juha M. Alho-- 11. Informational assumptions, aggregate mortality risk and life cycle saving Juha M. Alho and Niku Maattanen-- 12. Longevity adjustment of retirement age and intergenerational risk sharing Svend E. Hougaard Jensen and Ole Hagen Jorgensen-- 13. A general equilibrium analysis of annuity rates in the presence of aggregate mortality risk Justin van de Ven and Martin Weale-- Comment: The economics of demographic uncertainty Martin Floden-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521877404 20160528
There is widespread acceptance that much of the developed world faces a potential pensions and welfare crisis as a result of declining birth rates and an ageing population. However, there is considerable uncertainty about the specifics of demographic forecasting and this has significant implications for public finances. Uncertain Demographics and Fiscal Sustainability addresses the economic consequences of uncertainty and, with particular reference to European economies, explores the impact of demographic risks on public finances, including pension systems, health care and old-age care expenditures. Covering a spectrum of theoretical and empirical approaches, different types of computational models are used to demonstrate not only the magnitudes of the uncertainties involved but also how these can be addressed through policy initiatives. The book is divided into four parts covering demographic, measurement, policy and methodological issues. Each part is followed by a discussion essay that draws out key elements and identifies common themes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521877404 20160528
Green Library
Book
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540786474 20160605
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540786481 20160605
Book
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540786474 20160605
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540786481 20160605
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
Book
1 online resource (viii, 137 pages) : color illustrations
Book
126, [16] p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
  • Le développement urbain durable en Europe et en Amérique du Nord.
Green Library
Book
xi, 349 p. : ill.
  • pt. 1. A classical approach to social policy
  • pt. 2. New perspectives in the research on social policy.
Book
1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xii, 363 p. ; 24 cm
  • The Janus face of EU law : a sociological perspective onEuropean law making and its influence on social policy in the EU / Jean-Claude Barbier and Fabrice Colomb
  • EU governance of sustainable development : social and environmental policies / Iain Begg
  • European social dialogue as multi-level governance : towards more autonomy and new dependencies / Paul Marginson and Maarten Keune
  • EU governance on ageing : older, wider and more influential than the OMCs / Miriam Hartlapp
  • In search of a European employment strategy : the construction of the 'job quality' agenda as an illustrative case / Christine Erhel, Jérôme Gautié and Bernard Gazier
  • Sustainability and uncertainty in governing European employment law : the community method as instrument of governance : the case of the EU Working Time Directive / Ralf Rogowski
  • The EU Working Time Directive in the Czech Republic / Tomáŝ Sirovátka
  • The unexpected consequences of the application of the EU Working Time Directive in France / Fabrice Colomb
  • Governance of EU labour law : implementation of the EU Working Time Directive in the Netherlands / Els Sol and Nuria Ramos Martín
  • Implementation of the EU Working Time Directive in the United Kingdom / Ralf Rogowski
  • Legal uncertainty in social services : a threat to national social protection systems? / Jean-Claude Barbier
  • Services of general interest, state aid and social housing in the Netherlands / Els Sol and Mara van der Vos
  • The impact of EU regulation on social services of general interest in the United Kingdom / Aristea Koukiadaki
  • Social services of general interest in the Czech Republic : towards poorly regulated markets / Tomáŝ Sirovátka
  • Social services of general interest in France : the uncertain impact of the increasing reach of EU law / Jean-Claude Barbier.
Highly valued by its citizens, the European social model is a defining feature of Europe and the European Union yet is under threat from the effects of both globalisation and the aftermath of the financial crisis. The Sustainability of the European Social Model addresses this issue in light of the current crisis that changed the landscape. It examines how social Europe responds to uncertainties that affect its development from a range of different disciplinary perspectives. The book begins by analysing interactions between EU law and national policies from a comparative perspective, highlighting the legal, social and institutional complexities that constrain the development of 'social Europe' It assesses the sustainablibity of EU law and policies in the areas pensions and employment policy and then focuses on two crucial areas of EU social policy: the regulations on working time and the provisions of social services of general interest.The expert contributors compare the experiences of a range of member states (and also bring in external comparison) to explore topics such as ageing, job quality, social protection and employment policies, social dialogue and the relationship between the various methods of European policy-making such as the 'community method' and the Open Method of Co-ordination. The analyses show that sustainability of the European social model will depend heavily on addressing failings in European governance. Insightful and comprehensive, this book is a detailed and timely resource for academic researchers. Its practical, policy-oriented insights into important issues in social and employment policy, as well as into European policy-making itself, will also be of great interest to practitioners and policy-makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781951750 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
Book
329 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xviii, 277 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Perspectives on the environment-- construction products and professional services-- energy and pollution-- water conservation-- environmental impact and management-- environmental health and safety-- recycling-- ecology-- sustainable development-- the future of design.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750641340 20160528
In this text, the author explains the responsibilities and opportunities for architects emanating from environmental laws, especially Euro-directives. This edition includes new chapters on photovoltaics, water conservation and sustainnable construction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750641340 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
x, 212 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Tourism and sustainability - perspectives and implications, H. Coccossis et al-- environmental degradation in the countryside - Loch Lomond, Scotland, G. Dickinson-- recreation and tourism management in an area of high conservation value - the Gower Peninsula, South Wales, R. Ballinger-- landscape and tourism - the new national forest in the United Kingdom, P. Nicholls-- tourism and local awareness - Costa Brava, Spain, A. Morris-- waterfronts, tourism and economic sustainability - the United Kingdom experience, J.A. Edwards-- structural dynamics of tourism and recreation related development - the Catalan coast, G.K. Priestley-- decline of a tourist area and restructuring strategies - the Valencian region, F. Vera and R. Rippin-- tourism and environmental degradation - the Northern Adriatic sea, G. Zanetto and S. Soriani-- tourism and carrying capacity - Mykonos, Greece, H. Coccossis and A. Parpairis-- sustaining local cultural identity - social unrest and tourism in Corsica, G. Richez-- European perspectives on sustainable tourism, H. Coccossis et al.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851991009 20160528
Sustainable tourism is subject to wide interpretation, from envionmentally friendly forms of tourism to maintaining the economic viability of tourist activity in a specific place. This book explores views on sustainable tourism and demonstrates its complexity and diversity, in order to clarify the issues in operational terms. It addresses questions such as: can tourist activity be sustainable economically; can tourism lead to sustainability from an environmental perspective; and what is the role of tourism as a sustainable development strategy? Much of the book consists of a series of European case studies, from the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Greece. These case studies cover three main themes: recreation and tourism in natural and rural areas; coastal tourism; and islands. The book is suitable as a supplemenary text for students of tourism, as well as researchers and professionals in the related disciplines of geography, economics, environmental management and local and regional planning and development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851991009 20160528
Green Library
Book
xiii, 269 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: The Paradoxes of Sustainable Architecture Simon Guy and Steven Moore 2. Re-Interpreting Green Design: Beyond Performance and Ideology Graham Farmer and Simon Guy 3. Theory, Practice, and Proof: Learning from 'Buildings that Teach' Kathryn Janda and Alexandra von Meier 4. The Social Construction of 'Green Building' Codes: Competing models by industry, government, and NGOs Steven A. Moore and Nathan Engstrom 5. The Politics of Design in Cities: Preconceptions, Frameworks and Trajectories of Sustainable Building Timothy Moss, Adriaan Slob and Walter Vermeulen 6. Equal couples in equal houses: Cultural Perspectives on Swedish Solar and Bio-Pellet Heating Design Annette Henning 7. Safe Houses and Green Architecture: Reflections on the Lessons of the Chemically Sensitive Jim Wasley 8. Revaluing Wood Ted Cavanagh and Richard Kroeker 9. Policing Sustainability: Strategies towards a sustainable architecture in Norway Marianne Ryghaug 10. Green buildings in Denmark - From radical ecology to consumer- oriented market approaches? Kirsten Gram-Hanssen and Jesper Ole Jensen 11. Leaky Walls: Challenges to sustainable practices in post-disaster communities. Jamie Horwitz 12. Social research on energy-efficient building technologies: Towards a sociotechnical integration Harald Rohracher 13. Conclusion. Reflections and Engagement: Towards Pluralists Practices of Sustainable Architecture Simon Guy and Steven Moore.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415700443 20160527
Buildings are responsible for 50 per cent of CO^O2 emissions and their design has become the focus of intense technical scrutiny. Knowing how to build more technically efficient, or more ecologically and being able to assemble the social resources to do so.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415700443 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xii, 146 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface * 'The Level of Government Closest to the People...' Government, Governance and Local Sustainability * Meeting the Sustainability Challenge * Institutional Capacity and Social Capacity * Local Government and Civil Society * Governing for Sustainability * An Agenda for Action * Appendix A: DISCUS Fieldwork Methodology * References * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844071692 20160528
Urban governance and sustainability are rapidly becoming key issues around the world. Currently three billion people - half the population of the planet - live in cities, and by 2050 a full two-thirds of the world's population will be housed in ever larger and increasingly densely populated urban areas. The economic, social and environmental challenges posed by urbanization on such a large scale and at such a rapid pace are staggering for local, regional and national governments working towards sustainability. Solutions to the myriad problems plaguing the quest for sustainability at the city-level are equally as diverse and complex, but are rooted in the assumptions of the 'sustainability agenda', developed at the Rio Earth Summit and embodied in Local Agenda/Action 21. These assumptions state that good governance is a necessary precondition for the achievement of sustainable development, particularly at the local level, and that the mobilization of local communities is an essential part of this process. Yet until now, these assumptions, which have guided the policies and programmes of over 6000 local authorities around the world, have never been seriously tested. Drawing on three years of field research in 40 European towns and cities, "Governing for Sustainable Cities" is the first book to examine empirically the processes of urban governance in sustainable development. Looking at a host of core issues including institutional and social capacity, institutional design, social equity, politics, partnerships and cooperation and creative policy-making, the authors draw compelling conclusions and offer strong guidance. This book is essential reading for policy-makers, politicians, activists and NGOs, planners, researchers and academics, whether in Europe, North America, Australasia or transitional and developing countries, concerned with advancing sustainability in our rapidly urbanizing world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844071692 20160528
Green Library

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