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  • ""Preface""; ""Organization""; ""General Chairs""; ""Program Co-chairs""; ""Organizing Committee""; ""Program Committee""; ""Additional Reviewers""; ""Sponsors""; ""Contents""; ""Knowledge Inference from a Small Water Quality Dataset with Multivariate Statistics and Data-Mining""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Background""; ""2.1 Data Source and Study Area""; ""3 Methods""; ""4 Experimental Setup and Results""; ""4.1 Assessment of the Water Quality Profile with Principal Components and Factor Analysis""
  • ""4.2 Assessment of the Water Quality Profile with Cluster Analysis and Decision Tree""""5 Conclusions and Future Work""; ""Acknowledgement""; ""References""; ""A Multiscale Based Rainfall Amount Prediction Using Multiple Classifier System""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Related Work""; ""3 Materials and Methods""; ""3.1 Predictors""; ""3.2 Data Collection""; ""3.3 Data Pre-processing""; ""4 Results""; ""5 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""References""; ""Characterization in the Visible and Infrared Spectrum of Agricultural Crops from a Multirotor Air Ve ... ""; ""Abstract""
  • ""1 Introduction""""2 Background""; ""3 Technology and Method""; ""4 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""References""; ""Cover Missions Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Coverage Path Planning (CPP)""; ""2.1 Wavefront Expansion""; ""2.2 Spanning Tree Coverage""; ""2.3 Path Transform: Sunshine""; ""3 Testing Coverage Path""; ""3.1 Obtained Results""; ""4 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgement""; ""References""; ""Impact of Climate Change on Soil Organic Carbon Content on Agricultural Soils of Mexico""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""
  • ""2 Methodology""""2.1 Database of Precipitation, Temperature and Monthly Potential Evapotranspiration for the Climate Influence Areas of the Country for the Base and the Climate Change Scenarios""; ""2.2 Estimation of the Mineralization Dynamics of Soil Organic Matter in the Agricultural Land of Mexico Considering the Climate Change Scenarios""; ""2.2.1 The Carbon Accounting Model of the IPCC (2006), Is Represented in the Following Formula""; ""2.2.2 FAO Model of Soil Organic Matter Decline in the Land Degradation Process (Ortiz et al. 1994)""; ""3 Results""; ""4 Conclusions""
This book presents novel communication technology solutions to address the effects of climate change and climate variability on agriculture, with a particular focus on those that increase agricultural production. It discusses decision support and early warning systems for agriculture; information technology (IT) supporting sustainable water management and land cover dynamics; predictive of crop production models; and software applications for reducing the effects of diseases and pests on crops. Further topics include the real-time monitoring of weather conditions and water quality, as well as food security issues. Featuring the proceedings of the International Conference of ICT for Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change (AACC'17), held on November 22-24, 2017, in Popayan, Colombia, the book represents a timely report and a source of new ideas and solutions for both researchers and practitioners active in the agricultural sector around the globe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319701868 20180319
xv, 276 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 25 cm
  • INTRODUCTION Part 1 BUILT IN WOOD 1. The Wood Cycle: Plyscrapers and the Cross-Laminated Timber Panel 2. Transposing the Forest: Gothic Cathedrals in Northern France 3. The Design and Make Forest at Hooke Park 4. Fitzroya Architecture: Chiloe Archipelago Churches in Southern Chile Part 2 DECOMPOSITION 1. Char After Burn: Pyromenon of the Boreal Forest 2. Mycelium Bricks: Hy-Fi in New York City Part 3 COLLECTIVE SPACE IN A FIELD 1. Table in Rome II: Forest as Forum 2. Dehesa and the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba in Spain 3. Constructed Succession: Afterlife at the Beijing Olympic Forest Park Part 4 FORESTRY CULTURES 1. Hand-over Urbanism: Future Library 2. Logging: DUX and the Fascist Ritorno all'Ordine in Italy Part 5 TECHNOLOGY AND THE FOREST ARCHIVE 1. Harvard Forest Timelapse 2. Instant City and the Cybernetic Forest Part 6 TREED INFRASTRUCTURE 1. Treed Infrastructure: The Performance of Planting in Canberra 2. Woodlot Urbanism: Hantz Woodlands in Detroit 3. Waterlogging: Amsterdam and its Bos 4. Low Density Recipe: Tree City at Downsview Park Part 7 HUMAN FOREST BIOSYSTEMS 1. A Vertical Forest Biosystem in the Human Forest Biome 2. Krummholz Design in West Loop 3. Spontaneous Ornament: Hundertwasser and the Tree Tenant.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138837744 20180306
Despite population trends toward urbanization, the forest continues to have a strong appeal to the human imagination, and the human preference for forest over many other types of terrain is well documented. This book re-imagines architecture and urbanism by allowing the forest to be a prominent consideration in the language of design, thus recognizing the forest as essential rather than just incidental to human well-being. In Architecture and the Forest Aesthetic, forest is a large-scale urban construct that is far more extensive and nuanced than trees and shrubbery. The forest aesthetic opens designers to the forest as a model for an urban architecture of permeable floors, protective canopies, connected food chains, beneficial decomposition, and resilient ecologies. Much can be learned about these features of the forest from the natural sciences; however, when they are given due consideration technically and metaphorically in the design of urban habitat, the places in which humans live become living forests. What is present here in Architecture and the Forest Aesthetic is both a review of many ingenious ways in which the forest aesthetic has already been expressed in design and urbanism, and an encouragement to further use the forest aesthetic in design language and design outcomes. Case study projects featured include the Chilotan building craft of Southern Chile, the yaki sugi of Japan, the Biltmore Forest in the Southeastern United States, the Australian capital city Canberra, Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy, the Beijing Olympic Forest Park in China, and more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138837744 20180306
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource
"Provides information on green-building design. Concerned with sustainable, high-performance projects"-- Provided by publisher.
xv, 549 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
1 online resource.
  • 1. Future Cities: The Blue and Biophilic .- 2. Planning the Balance of Danger and Delight .- 3. Unsustainable Bounties for the Blue: Cities to the Rescue? .- 4. Making the Marine World Visible - Fostering Emotional Connections to the Sea .- 5. Reimagining the Blue Edge .- 6. Just Blue (and Biophilic) Cities .- 7. Conclusions and Trajectories: Final Reflection on Blue, Biophilic Urbanism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679549 20180122
There is a growing recognition of the contact we need with nature to be happy, healthy and to lead meaningful lives. We need that nature daily, if not hourly, and so it must be nearby to where we live and work. This is central to the concept of `biophilic cities' which is emerging as a global movement and guiding framework for city design and planning. Blue Biophilic Cities is about the promise of this movement and a kind of biophilic urbanism that is possible for cities perched on the edge of harbours and seas. In blue biophilic cities, much of the nearby nature is to be found in the marine realm. This book explores the efforts underway in a number of cities to foster new marine connections through a variety of innovative programs and initiatives. It also discusses a number of design ideas, from dynamic shoreline edges and floodable parks to living breakwaters, in order to emphasise the possibility of designing for resilience while also supporting marine biodiversity and strengthening biophilic connections to the marine world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679549 20180122
xiv, 203 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
  • List of Illustrations Preface 1. City Ascending, City Imploding 2. The Integrated Subject 3. Ecology in Practice: Environmental Architecture as Good Design 4. Rectifying Failure: Imagining the New City and the Power to Create it 5. More than Human Nature and the Open Space Predicament 6. Consciousness and Indian-ness: Making Design "Good" 7. A Vocation in Waiting: Ecology in Practice 8. Soldiering Sustainability Notes References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520296008 20171211
At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Building Green explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of the world's most populous and population-dense urban areas and a city iconic for its massive informal settlements, extreme wealth asymmetries, and ecological stresses. Under these conditions, what does it mean to learn, and try to practice, so-called green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India's first graduate degree program in Environmental Architecture, Rademacher shows how environmental architects forged sustainability concepts and practices and sought to make them meaningful through engaged architectural practice. The book's focus on practitioners offers insights into the many roles that converge to produce this emergent, critically important form of urban expertise. At once activists, scientists, and designers, the environmental architects profiled in Building Green act as key agents of urban change whose efforts in practice are shaped by a complex urban development economy, layered political power relations, and a calculus of when, and how, their expert skills might be operationalized in service of a global urban future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520296008 20171211
Green Library
1 online resource (32 p).
Sustainable Development Goal 16 is explicitly committed to measuring aspects of corruption over time, and the identification of robust indicators to do so is an important endeavor. This paper critically reviews the strengths and weaknesses of various objective and subjective indicators of corruption, using the standard criteria of validity and reliability to identify indicators most salient to measuring Sustainable Development Goal 16. Consistent with the large literature in the field, the paper finds that the aggregate survey-based indicators of corruption, especially the Corruption Perceptions Index and the World Bank's Control of Corruption indicator, despite some important reservations and limitations, are the most valid measures of the magnitude of overall corruption in many country contexts. However, in every case, the initial results using one indicator should be cross checked with the use of the other indicator, as there are some minor differences between how the two indicators are constructed, and in practice it is difficult to establish a priori which indicator is marginally more efficient. Furthermore, whenever possible, subjective indicators should be cross checked with objective indicators, even when the latter may be of a more narrow scope and time limited availability.
xvii, 233 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Executive summary
  • Estimating the wealth of nations
  • Richer or poorer? Global and regional trends in wealth from 1995 to 2014
  • Wealth accounts, adjusted net saving, and diversified development in resource-rich African countries
  • Expanding measures of productivity to include natural capital
  • The carbon wealth of nations: from rents to risks
  • Human capital and the wealth of nations: global estimates and trends
  • Gains in human capital wealth: what growth models tell us
  • Intangible capital as the engine for development in Morocco
  • Air pollution: impact on human health and wealth
  • Subsidies reduce marine fisheries wealth
  • Remote sensing and modeling to fill the gap in "missing" natural capital
  • Appendix A: summary of methodology and data sources
  • Appendix B: per capital wealth for 2014.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: New Urbanisms, New Citizens Chapter 1: Towards the interdisciplinary study of children and sustainable urbanism Chapter 2: Sustainable urbanisms in policy and practice Chapter 3: Living with sustainable urban technologies Chapter 4: Sustainable mobilities Chapter 5: Constituting Communities: welcoming, belonging, excluding Chapter 6: Vital Politics: children and young people's participation in public space and local decision-making Chapter 7: Making space for vitality in sustainable urbanisms: childhood and play Chapter 8: Conclusion: towards a theory of children and sustainable urban vitalities.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138809406 20180213
Urban living has dramatically changed over the past generation, refashioning children's relationships with the towns and cities in which they live, and the modes of living within them. Focusing on the global shift in urban planning towards sustainable urbanism - from master planned `sustainable communities', to the green retrofitting of existing urban environments - Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments offers a critical analysis of the challenges, tensions and opportunities for children and young people living in these environments. Drawing upon original data, Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments demonstrates how the needs, interests and participation of children and young people often remain inferior to the design, planning and local politics of new urban communities. Considering children from their crucial role as residents engaging and contributing to the vitalities of their community, to their role as consumers using and understanding sustainable design features, the book critically discusses the prospects of future inclusion of children and young people as a social group in sustainable urbanism. Truly interdisciplinary, Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments forms an original theoretical and empirical contribution to the understanding of the everyday lives of children and young people and will appeal to academics and students in the fields of education, childhood studies, sociology, anthropology, human geography and urban studies, as well as policy-makers, architects, urban planners and other professionals working on sustainable urban designs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138809406 20180213
Green Library
xiii, 169 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments Prologue Foreword by Professor Peter Newman Part I: The Concept Chapter 1 Connecting Places, Connecting People Chapter 2 Connecting Places for Better Communities Part II: Mapping the Context: Urban Reconfigurations Chapter 3 Reconfiguring Movement Chapter 4 'Making' Places: Urban & Suburban Transformations Part III: Connecting Places, Connecting People: Making it Happen! Chapter 5 Remodeling Approaches: Empowering Place Making and Connectivity Chapter 6 Evaluating People, Place & Transport Connectivity Part IV: The Future Chapter 7 Emerging Challenges-Connected Places in the Global South Chapter 8 Emerging Challenges-Technology Mega-trends & Demographic Shifts Epilogue: Ethnography of Place and Movement Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138213050 20171218
What is a better community? How can we reconfigure places and transport networks to create environmentally friendly, economically sound and socially just communities? How can we meet the challenges of growing pollution, depleting fossil fuels, rising gasoline prices, traffic congestion, traffic fatalities, increased prevalence of obesity, and lack of social inclusion? The era of car-based planning has led to the disconnection of people and place in developed countries, and is rapidly doing so in developing countries of the Global South. The unfolding megatrend in technological innovation, while adding new patterns of future living and mobility in the cities, will question the relevance of face-to-face connections. What will be the 'glue' that holds communities together in the future? To build better communities, to build better cities, we need to reconnect people and places. Connecting Places, Connecting People offers a new paradigm for place making, by reordering urban planning principles from prioritizing movement of vehicles to focusing on places and the people that live in them. Numerous case studies, including many from the Global South (developing countries) illustrate how this can be realized or fallen short of in practical terms. Importantly, citizens need to be engaged in policy development, to connect with each other and with government agencies. To measure the connectivity attributes of places and the success of strategies to meet the needs, an Audit Tool is offered for a continual quantitative and qualitative evaluation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138213050 20171218
Green Library
xix, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Pillars and Circles: Wellbeing at the Core of Sustainability Paola Spinozzi and Massimiliano Mazzanti Part I. Sustainable Wellbeing in Theory and History Prologue Paola Spinozzi I.1. Creating Capacities for Human Flourishing: An Alternative Approach to Human Development Paul James I.2. The Incongruities of Sustainability: An Examination of the UN Earth Summit Declarations 1972-2012 Gonzalo Salazar I.3. Slow Living and Sustainability: The Victorian Legacy Wendy Parkins I.4. Innovation and Consumption in the Evolution of Capitalist Societies Pier Paolo Saviotti 1.5. In a Prescient Mode. (Un)Sustainable Societies in the Post/Apocalyptic Genre Paola Spinozzi Part II. Policies and Institutions for Wellbeing Prologue Massimiliano Mazzanti II.1. Contextualising Sustainability: Socio-Economic Dynamics, Technology and Policy Massimiliano Mazzanti and Marianna Gilli II.2. Social Equity and Ecological Sustainability through the Lens of Degrowth Valeria Andreoni II.3. Institutionalist Climate Governance for Pleasant Cities and the Good Life Gjalt Huppes and Ruben Huele II.4. Assessing Public Awareness about Biodiversity in Europe Anna Kalinowska II.5. Is the Current Global Role of English Sustainable? Richard Chapman Part III. Sustainable Wellbeing Via Habitat and Citizenship Prologue Paola Spinozzi and Massimiliano Mazzanti III.1. The Impact of Settlements on Urban River Basins and the Case of the Belem River in Curitiba, Brazil Gilda Cassilha, Marta Gabardo, Sylvia Leitao, and Zulma Schussel III.2. Creative Social Innovation and Social Urbanism: The Case of Medellin Ana Elena Builes Velez and Maria Florencia Guidobono III.3. Long-term Visions and Ordinary Management: Post-Earthquake Reconstruction in the Italian Region of Emilia Gianfranco Franz III.4. Urban Life and Climate Change at the Core of Political Dialogue: A Focus on Saint-Louis du Senegal Adrien Coly, Fatimatou Sall, Mohamed Diatta C.B.C., and Cherif Samsedine Sarr III.5. Is Ethno-tourism a Strategy of Sustainable Wellbeing? A Focus on Mapuche Entrepreneurs Gonzalo Valdivieso, Andres Ried and Sofia Rojo III.6. Japanese Castle Towns as Models for Contemporary Urban Planning Shigeru Satoh III.7. Vietnam's Pathway towards Sustainability: Stories Half-told Nhai Pham and Dan Tong.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138234543 20180129
Cultures of Sustainability and Wellbeing: Theories, Histories and Policies examines and assesses the interdependence between sustainability and wellbeing by drawing attention to humans as producers and consumers in a post-human age. Why wellbeing ought to be regarded as essential to sustainable development is explored first from multifocal theoretical perspectives encompassing sociology, literary criticism and socioeconomics, second in relation to institutions and policies, and third with a focus on specific case studies across the world. Wellbeing and its sustainability are defined in terms of biological and cultural diversity; stages of advancement in science and technology; notions of citizenship and agency; geopolitical scenarios and environmental conditions. Wellbeing and sustainability call for enquiries into human capacities in ontological, epistemological and practical terms. A view of sustainability that revolves around material and immaterial wellbeing is based on the assumption that life quality, comfort, happiness, security, safety always posit humans as both recipients and agents. Risk and resilience in contemporary societies define the intrinsically human ability to make and consume, to act and adapt, driving the search for and fruition of wellbeing. How to sustain the dual process of exploitation and regeneration is a task that requires integrated approaches from the sciences and the humanities, jointly tracing a worldwide cartography with clear localisations. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers interested in sustainability through conceptual and empirical approaches including social theory, literary and cultural studies, environmental economics and human ecology, urbanism and cultural geography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138234543 20180129
Green Library
xiii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
x, 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Erosion of Biological Diversity2. The Ubiquitous Waste and Growing Scarcity of Water and Soil3. Energy: As Little as Possible4. Perspectives on Climate Change5. Enlisting the Scientific Method6. Sustainability at the Intersection of Science and Nature7. Scientific Uncertainty, Fabricated Uncertainty, and the Vulnerability of Regulation8. Producing and Disseminating Sustainability-Enhancing Innovations9. Economic Instruments for Sustainable Development10. Global Governance of Sustainable Development11. The Geopolitics of Environment12. The New Multipolarity of Sustainable DevelopmentConclusionNotesReferencesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231162524 20180129
We are squandering our planet's natural capital-its biodiversity, water and soil, and energy sources-at a blistering pace. Major changes must be made to steer our planet and people away from our current, doomed course. Though technology has been one of the drivers of the current trend of unsustainable development, it is also one of the essential tools for remedying it. Earth at Risk maps out the necessary transition to sustainability, detailing the innovations in technology, along with law, science, institutional design, and economics, that can and must be put to use to avert environmental catastrophe. Claude Henry and Laurence Tubiana begin with a measure of the costs of ecological damage-the erosion of biodiversity; air, water, and soil pollution; and the wide-reaching effects of climate change-and then consider the solutions that are either now available or close on the horizon that may lead to a more sustainable global trajectory. What market-based tools can be used to promote clean growth? How can renewable energy help us decrease our use of fossil fuels? Is international agreement on climate goals possible? Henry and Tubiana tackle a range of urgent questions, emphasizing possibilities for-and obstacles to-implementation and action. Building on the experience of the most significant climate negotiation of the decade, they show what a world organized along the principles of sustainability could look like.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231162524 20180129
Green Library
1 online resource.
Eco-efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures provides an updated state-of-the-art review on eco-efficient repair and rehabilitation of concrete infrastructure. The first section focuses on deterioration assessment methods, and includes chapters on stress wave assessment, ground-penetrating radar, monitoring of corrosion, SHM using acoustic emission and optical fiber sensors. Other sections discuss the development and application of several new innovative repair and rehabilitation materials, including geopolymer concrete, sulfoaluminate cement-based concrete, engineered cementitious composites (ECC) based concrete, bacteria-based concrete, concrete with encapsulated polyurethane, and concrete with super absorbent polymer (SAPs), amongst other topics. Final sections focus on crucial design aspects, such as quality control, including lifecycle and cost analysis with several related case studies on repair and rehabilitation. The book will be an essential reference resource for materials scientists, civil and structural engineers, architects, structural designers and contractors working in the construction industry.
xix, 302 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
  • Preface (Michelle Y. Merrill)Notes on contributorsList of FiguresList of Tables Part I. Projects and Paradigms in Sustainability Education1. Introduction: Education for Sustainability in Asian Contexts (Michelle Y. Merrill) 2. Sustainable Development: Concepts, Histories, and Paradigms (Kieu Li Hao Edson and Md Saidul Islam) 3. Economics Approaches to Sustainability: Methods and Applications (Youngho Chang, Dang Thi Quynh Trang and Michelle Y. Merrill) Part II. National Policy on Sustainability Education 4. Sustainability in Malaysian Research Universities' Curricula and Their Effectiveness (Mohammad Imam Hasan Reza) 5. Sustainability in Cambodia's Higher Education System (Lonn Pichdara and Srinivasa Madhur) 6. Sustainability Aspects of the Education System in India (Vinod K. Sharma and Sangeeta Sharma) 7. Sustainability Education in Korea (Oh-Sang Kwon) Part III. Policies, Practices and Programmes in Asian Universities8. Sustainability Policy and Practices in Thai Higher Education (Chanita Rukspollmuang) 9. Practices of Education for Sustainability in Renmin University of China (Xiaoxia Wang and Heyue Liu) Part IV. Sustainability in Asian Schools of Education10. Indonesian Student Participation in Green Action Projects (Stien Johanna Matakupan) 11. Climate Change and Sustainability Education: Singapore Teachers' Perspectives (Chew-Hung Chang and Liberty Pascua) 12. Education for Sustainable Development in the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (Fuangarun Preededilok) 13. Inquiring into Hong Kong Undergraduate Students' Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours: A Preliminary Study (Wan Wai-yan Sally) Part V. Practices in and out of the Higher Education Classroom 14. A Case Study of Sustainable Landscape Architectural Design Studio Course at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (Asan Suwanarit)15. Water Footprints: New Paradigms in Educating Environmental Sustainability in the Philippines (Marlon C. Pareja) 16. Enhancing University Students' Community Engagement and Social Awareness through Residential College Whole-Person Development Programs under Partnership with Local Non-Governmental Organizations in Macau (Wan Sancia) 17. Conclusion: The Current State of Higher Education for Sustainability in Monsoon Asia (Michelle Y. Merrill, Chew-Hung Chang and Patricia Burkhardt-Holm) Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138681415 20171211
This book provides an introduction to the state of sustainability education in Asia. It covers national policies, institutional policies and practices within Asian universities, sustainability considerations for teacher training at schools of education, and pedagogical practices for sustainability in higher education. With contributors from universities and NGOs in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, India, China and South Korea, this volume brings together the best papers from a series of successful international conferences on post-secondary education for sustainability in Asia. The book is organized into five parts: * Part I focuses on paradigms for sustainability education * Part II looks at sustainability education contexts, strategies and outcomes at the national level * Part III gives examples of sustainability programs and strategies adopted at specific universities * Part IV highlights sustainability education research from schools of education * Part V explores specific examples of post-secondary educational practices in sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138681415 20171211
Green Library
xxviii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
The need for energy might be universal, but access to it is not. Omorogbe and Ordor bring together experts in their field to ask how corruption and limited regulation have stalled progress in Africa, examining the impact on disabled people, women, and children, and its relation to environmental and humanitarian concerns.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198819837 20180416
Green Library
xix, 105 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Global energy justice
  • Fossil fuels and energy justice
  • Alternative energy sources and energy justice
  • An energy justice road map : six key considerations.
This book re-conceptualizes energy justice as a unifying agenda for scholars and practitioners working on the issues faced in the trilemna of energy security, poverty and climate change. McCauley argues that justice should be central to the rebalancing of the global energy system and also provides an assessment of the key injustices in our global energy systems of production and consumption.Energy Justice develops a new innovative analytical framework underpinned by principles of justice designed for investigating unfairness and inequalities in energy availability, accessibility and sustainability. It applies this framework to fossil fuel and alternative low carbon energy systems with reference to multiple case studies throughout the world. McCauley also presents an energy justice roadmap that inspires new solutions to the energy trilemna. This includes how we redistribute the benefits and burdens of energy developments, how to engage the new energy `prosumer' and how to recognise the unrepresented.This book will appeal to academics and students interested in issues of security and justice within global energy decision-making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319624938 20171227
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource.
  • Infiltration Approach in Hydrological Modeling for Flood and Erosion Prevention Khairi Khalid, Mohd Fozi Ali, Nor Faiza Abd Rahman, and Muhammad Zamir Abd Rasid Landslide Risk Level Assessment Based on Erosion-Induced Landslide: A Case Study at UiTM Campus, Selangor Mohd Fozi Ali, Muhammad Solahuddeen Mohd Sabri, Khairi Khalid, and Nor Faiza Abd Rahman Effect of Casting Rate on the Performance of Nitrate Removal Using Ultra-filtration Membrane for Wastewater Reuse Ramlah Mohd Tajuddin, Hasrul Hafizuddin Muhammad, Tengku Nurul Aishah, and Tengku Intan Suraya Adopting Green and Sustainable Building Approaches Muhammad Faiz Musa, Mohammad Fadhil Mohammad, Mohd ReezaYusof, and Rohana Mahbub Feasibility Study on Wind Power Generation Potential in Peninsular Malaysia S. S. Ramli, N. Othman, N. A. Kamarzaman, R. Akbar, Z. Faiza, and N. Mohamad Ex-Mine Area Sustainability: Evaluate Levels of Contamination Due to Heavy Metals from Soil Characterization Sabariah Arbai, Azinoor Azida Abu Bakar, Kamaruzzaman Mohamed, and Zainab Mohamed Development of New Formulation for Automotive Weatherstrip Seals Fatimah Zuber, Dzaraini Kamarun, Engku Zaharah, and Engku Zawawi Leather and Synthetic Leather: A Mechanical Viewpoint for Sustainability Jamaluddin Mahmud, Siti Hajar Mohd Yusop, Siti Noor Azizzati, and Mohd Noor Water-Based Pack Carburizing Technique: A Heat Treatment Practice for Sustainable Environment Muhammad Hafizuddin Jumadin, Bulan Abdullah, Muhammad Hussain Ismail, and Siti Khadijah Alias Novel Cyclic Thiourea for Corrosion Inhibition: Synthesis, Characterization and Corrosion Inhibition Studies Of 1,3-Bis(N'-2,3,4-Methyl Benzoylthioureido)-1,3-Methylbenzene Noor Khadijah Mustafa Kamal, Adibatul Husna Fadzil, and Karimah Kassim Bioethanol Production from Oil Palm Frond Lignocellulose Using Facultative Anaerobic Thermophilic Bacteria Siti Nur Ridhwah Muhamed Ramli, Tengku Elida Tengku Zainal Mulok, Sabiha Hanim Mohd Salleh, Khalilah Abdul Khalil, Othman Ahmad, Nik Roslan Nik Abdul Rashid, and Wan Asma Ibrahim Jet-Swirl Injector Spray Characteristics in Combustion Waste of Liquid Propellant Rocket Thrust Chamber Zulkifli Abdul Ghaffar, Salmiah Kasolang, Ahmad Hussein, and Abdul Hamid Weakness of Austenitic Stainless Steel Welded Joints When Subjected to Hydrogen Environment Rashid Deraman and Mohamad Nor Berhan Compression Strength of Open-Cell Aluminum Foam Produced by Green Sand Casting Using Energy Conservation Lost-Foam Technique Mohd Khairi Taib, Razmi Noh Mohd Razali, Bulan Abdullah, and Muhammad Hussain Ismail.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771885225 20180213
This volume covers a diverse array of alternative technologies and their development with particular attention to the utilization of bioresources for the achievement of a sustainable environment. The book presents a selection of alternative technologies being used in developing and developed countries that can be indigenous to the region, cost-effective, and often driven by dominant societal interest and geographical status. Several engineering and technological processes are included to mark their importance in product performance and preservation of the environment. Topics cover: * strategies for the management of rain and ground water for consumption * wastewater treatment using indigenous techniques of phytoremediation * scientific and engineering approaches to the prevention of flood and landslides in the tropics * wind power generation * soil evaluation of contamination due to heavy metals * green and sustainable building approaches * bioethanol production * energy conservation techniques Refreshing and informative, Engineering and Technical Development for a Sustainable Environment revisits conventional approaches of managing natural agents (such as wind, rain and groundwater resources as well as wastewater treatment) in light of current sustainableoriented techniques using modern scientific concepts and strategies. It presents in-depth evaluations and analyses using systematic up-to-date scientific and engineering tools.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771885225 20180213
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xii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Preface Alan Reid, Katrien Van Poeck and Jonas A. Lysgaard Editorial Introduction Katrien Van Poeck and Jonas A. Lysgaard 1. The roots and routes of environmental and sustainability education policy research Jonas A. Lysgaard, Alan Reid and Katrien Van Poeck 2. A Case Study of Dilemmas and Tensions: the writing and consultation process involved in developing a national guideline document for environmental education Barry Law and Robyn Baker 3. Science: an unreliable friend to environmental education? Martin Ashley 4. On the need to repoliticise environmental and sustainability education: rethinking the postpolitical consensus Louise Sund and Johan OEhman 5. Education policy mobility: reimagining sustainability in neoliberal times Marcia McKenzie, Andrew Bieler and Rebecca McNeil 6. The Quest for Holism in Education for Sustainable Development Andrew Stables and William Scott 7. Tensions and transitions in policy discourse: recontextualizing a decontextualized EE/ESD debate Robert B. Stevenson 8. Unsettling orthodoxies: education for the environment/for sustainability Jo-Anne Ferreira 9. Education for sustainable development (ESD): the turn away from `environment' in environmental education? Helen Kopnina 10. Environmental Literacy: functional, cultural, critical. The case of the SCAA guidelines Andrew Stables 11. Education for Sustainable Development, governmentality and Learning to Last John Blewitt 12. The action competence approach and the `new' discourses of education for sustainable development, competence and quality criteria Finn Mogensen and Karsten Schnack 13. Pluralism in practice - experiences from Swedish evaluation, school development and research Karin Rudsberg and Johan OEhman 14. Environmental education policy research - challenges and ways research might cope with them Jeppe Laessoe, Noah Weeth Feinstein and Nicole Blum 15. Taking stock of the UN Decade of education for sustainable development: the policy-making process in Flanders Katrien Van Poeck, Joke Vandenabeele and Hans Bruyninckx 16. Globalisation and education for sustainable development: exploring the global in motion Stefan L. Bengtsson and Leif O. OEstman 17. Environmental and sustainability education policy research: a systematic review of methodological and thematic trends Kathleen Aikens, Marcia McKenzie and Philip Vaughter.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138301740 20180226
This timely collection surveys and critiques studies of environmental and sustainability education (ESE) policy since the mid-1990s. The volume draws on a wide range of policy studies and syntheses to provide readers with insights into the international genealogy and priorities of ESE policy. Editors and contributors call for renewed attention to the possibilities for future directions in light of previously published work and innovations in scholarship. They also offer critical commentary on the evolution of research trends, approaches and findings. Including a wide range of examples of ESE policy and policy research, the book draws on studies of educational initiatives and legislation, policy making processes and rhetoric, ideological orthodoxy and critique, curriculum making and educational theory, globalisation and neoliberalism, climate change and environmental worldviews, and much more. In addition, introductory commentary from the editors traces how ESE researchers have dealt with key trends, complexities and issues in the policy-practice-research nexus both conceptually and empirically. Throughout the collection, contributions illustrate how researchers might reimagine and reinvigorate policy research on ESE, including how working with other fields and diverse perspectives, ideas and expertise will aid the cross-fertilisation of a complex terrain of ideas, policy and practice. This book is based on a special issue of Environmental Education Research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138301740 20180226
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xii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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