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1 online resource (527 pages) : illustrations.
  • Global warming as a socioscientific controversy / Craig O. Stewart, Claire Rhodes
  • Water resources management: case study / Sabyasachi Nayak
  • Green School Frameworks / Anisa Baldwin Metzger
  • Developing a framework for next generation integrated agro food-advisory systems in developing countries / Alcardo Alex Barakabitze [and 3 others]
  • Regional development disparities in Romanian agriculture and rural development: a multi-criteria approach / Gabriel Popescu, Simona Bara
  • Transcritical carbon dioxide refrigeration as an alternative to subcritical plants: an experimental study / Adriana Greco, Ciro Aprea, Angelo Maiorino
  • Retrofitting of R404a commercial refrigeration systems with R410a and R407f HFCs refrigerants / Mauro Gamberi [and 3 others]
  • Basin-scale, real-time salinity management using telemetered sensor networks and model-based salt assimilative capacity forecasts / Nigel W.T. Quinn, Roberta Tassey, Jun Wang
  • Organic agriculture as a tool to make economy green / Mykhailo Guz, Ivan Ivolga
  • Nanotechnology applications for sustainable crop production / Gaurav Mishra [and 3 others]
  • Analyzing farmers' learning process in sustainable development: the case of organic paddy farmers in North Sumatra, Indonesia / Diana Chalil
  • Cultivating global entrepreneurs in the food supply chain / Ye-Sho Chen, Ismail Hakki Polat
  • The evolution of effective leadership practices in Botswana Horticulture Council / Cheneso Bolden Montsho, Dama Mosweunyane
  • Organic farming: growth and issues / Aditya Vikram Agrawal [and 5 others]
  • Can toxicity for different species be correlated?: the concept and emerging applications of interspecies quantitative structure-toxicity relationship (i-QSTR) modeling / Supratik Kar [and 3 others]
  • Management of drought and floods in the Dobrogea Region / Lucica Rosu, Lavinia Istratie Macarov
  • An agent based hydro informatics approach for the engagement of farmers in irrigation water management in Saudi Arabia / Tagelsir Mohamed Gasmelseid
  • Towards sustainable agri-food systems: the role of integrated sustainability and value assessment across the supply-chain / John E. Morrissey, Niall P. Dunphy
  • Trends in the evolution of Romania's agricultural resources in the context of sustainable development / Cornel Lazar, Mirela Lazar
  • Current and future trends of refrigerants development / M. V. Duarte [and 3 others].
The development of a sustainable agricultural system is a critical concern for any nation in modern society. By implementing proper supply chain processes, available natural resources and food can be better utilized. Agri-Food Supply Chain Management: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a compendium of emerging perspectives on the development of an effective agricultural value chain and the optimization of supply chain management within the agriculture and food sectors. Highlighting theoretical frameworks, real-world applications, and future outlooks, this book is a primary reference source for professionals, students, practitioners, and managers actively involved in agricultural development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522516293 20161213
xxvi, 557 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Nanomaterials have been used for years in industries such as consumer products, textile production, and biomedicine, yet the literature outlining their use in environmental causes is limited. The safety, toxicity, transportation, and removal of this technology must be addressed as nanotechnology and nanomaterial use is expected to grow. Applying Nanotechnology for Environmental Sustainability addresses the applications of nanomaterials in the field of environmental conservation and sustainability, and analyses the potential risks associated with their use. It elucidates the scientific concepts and emerging technologies in nanoscience and nanotoxicity by offering a wide range of innovative topics and reviews regarding its use. This publication is essential for environmental engineers, researchers, consultants, students, regulators, and professionals in the field of nanotechnology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522505853 20161114
Science Library (Li and Ma)
200 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color), charts ; 24 cm
  • Variabilité des risques de submersion au Tuamotu -- Des atolls et des hommes -- Les Tuamotu aujourd'hui -- Le cas de l'atoll de Tabiteuea, République de Kiribati -- Les études sur Kiribati et la situation politique précoloniale (1850-1892) -- Postface. Aplanir les nouveaux chemins de la résilience.
"Cet ouvrage pluridisciplinaire réunissant géographie, anthropologie, histoire et archéologie, est le premier à aborder d'une manière comparative l'avenir des atolls du Pacifique considéré du point de vue des sociétés qui y vivent et du ressenti de leurs habitants confrontés au changement climatique. Il présente les résultats d'enquêtes de terrain effectuées simultanément en 2015 dans l'archipel des Tuamotu en Polynésie française et dans celui des îles Gilbert en République de Kiribati. Des synthèses historiques sur les axes traditionnels de la résilience d'îles basses, très exposées aux risques cycloniques et aux submersions marines, complètent ces observations contemporaines pour souligner les dangers d'un développement économique oublieux de l'équilibre socio-environnemental et des effets potentiels du changement climatique. Ces analyses lancées à l'initiative de I'AFD (Agence française de développement) s'adressent autant à un public sensibilisé aux enjeux climatiques mondiaux qu'à des responsables et acteurs des politiques publiques. Au-delà des différences ponctuelles, elles témoignent du rejet d'ensemble des consignes internationales par des sociétés insulaires voulant demeurer libres de leur destin et s'appuyant sur l'expérience des savoirs traditionnels. Elles dégagent une orientation centrale pour le développement durable d'atolls situés en première ligne du risque climatique : éviter, dans un contexte de crise, que deux conceptions de la résilience, celle de la vision locale et celle des États, ne s'affrontent pour devenir antagonistes."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xviii, 183 pages ; 24 cm
  • The sleeping giant has awoken : China's new great leap forward
  • Some of the factors that contributed to China's awakening
  • China's entry into the WTO
  • Why is China interested in Africa?
  • China's foray into Africa : the benefits
  • China's foray into Africa : the criticisms
  • Africa and millions of Chinese migrants
  • How African countries can position themselves to benefit from China's foray into Africa
  • China's foray into Africa : impact on interest of other external players?
  • China and Africa : the way forward and prospects for the future.
Green Library
xxi, 133 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Part I Southern grounding of community: livelihood, healing, truth quest 1 Securing livelihoods: grounding of the relational path - a natural-communal perspective on community activation 2 Healing community: grounding of the eastern path of renewal - a Pax Africana perspective on community activation 3 Truth quest: grounding of the north-western path of reasoned realization - a primocracy perspective on community activation Part II Eastern emergence of community: permaculture, vitality of place, disclose new worlds 4 Permaculture: emergence via awakening of the relational path - an ecodynamic perspective on community activation 5 Vitality of place: emergence via awakening of the path of renewal - a developmental perspective on community activation 6 Disclose new worlds: integral awakening of community activation Part III Northern communal navigation: participatory action research, study circles, networks 7 Participatory action research: a research-laden institutional perspective on community activation 8 Study circles: an educational and institutional research perspective on community activation 9 Wealth of networks: a networked and institutionalized research perspective on community activation Part IV Western communal effect: build community, self-sufficiency, mutual development 10 Community building: an enterprise perspective on community activation 11 Self-sufficiency: an economic perspective on community activation 12 Mutual development: purveyors of the province - a mutual educational perspective on community activation Epilogue: the gene of community activation - relational, renewal, and reasoned realization paths.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138701243 20170220
As mass global and social media communications spread across the globe, we are seeing a need for a change in the way we approach issues of political and economic development. The effects of these growing communications are that, on the one hand, we see the significance of place rising, while on the other, marginalized people clamour to be heard and identities become increasingly threatened. We are quickly realizing that a 'one-size fits all' approach is not going to work. Despite more than half a century of attempts to address issues of development, we have seen fairly bleak results. In fact, the rising of economic stars, such as Japan and the Pacific Tigers hitherto, and China and India of late, have little to do with such programs of development or cultural studies, notwithstanding their accomplishment. Typically, such successes have developed top-down, with theories born and bred in the 'West' affecting, or maligning, practices in the 'rest'. The approach taken in this book looks at these developments by turning them on their head: instead, starting bottom-up with an emphasis on what the author terms 'community activation'. With a selection of case studies, this volume looks at where community activation can be found and explores how it could evolve and be of use in developing societies at large. In the process, he addresses such topics as how to embed development in a particular society, how to generate social and economic solidarity, and how to generate wealth from pre-industrial and post-industrial networks. This book provides a guide for readers on how to build community within their organization-and-society from the ground up.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138701243 20170220
Green Library
xxviii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • 1Conservation Agriculture in Africa: An Overview Chapter 2Weather-Proofing Agriculture with Conservation Agriculture Chapter 3Conservation Agriculture: Growing more with less - the future of sustainable intensification Chapter 4Empowering Smallholder Farmers with Profitable and Sustainable Farming using Conservation Agriculture - the Case of East Africa Chapter 5Implementing the Principles of Conservation Agriculture in Malawi: Crop Yields and Factors Affecting Adoption Chapter 6Innovation Systems and farmer perceptions regarding Conservation Agriculture in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique Chapter 7Conservation Agriculture in North Africa: Experiences, Achievements and Challenges Chapter 8How Can We Cover Millions of Hectares with Conservation Agriculture in Africa? Chapter 9Climate-Smart push-pull - A conservation agriculture technology for food security and environmental sustainability in Africa Chapter 10How to Make Conservation Agriculture Ever Green Chapter 11Mechanization of smallholder Conservation Agriculture in Africa: contributing resilience to precarious systems Chapter 12Conservation Agriculture in South Africa: Lessons from Case Studies Chapter 13Extending Conservation Agriculture benefits through Innovation Platforms Chapter 14Summing Up.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780645681 20170220
This book assesses the latest trends in the adoption of conservation agriculture. Focusing on the most recent technologies to improve agricultural resilience to climate change, as well as increase profitability and sustainability, it takes a continental and sub-regional approach to African agriculture. Covering climate-proofing, resilience, sustainable intensification, and the extension and adoption process for new techniques, this book is a vital resource for researchers of agriculture and sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780645681 20170220
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xix, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Section 1. Introduction: Why this book? Foreword. Joachim von Braun, Chair of the German Government's Bioeconomy Council. Chapter 1. Background and overview of the book, E Jane Morris, University of Leeds, UK Ivar Virgin, Stockholm Environment Institute Chapter 2. Benefits and challenges of a new knowledge based bioeconomy Ivar Virgin, Matthew Fielding, Melinda Fones Sundell, Holger Hoff and Jakob Granit Stockholm Environment Institute. Chapter 3. The gene revolution: What can and can't be done with modern biosciences? E. Jane Morris, University of Leeds, UK. Section 2-Towards sustainable food security Chapter 4. The European Perspective. The case for a highly productive and innovative agriculture in Europe Harald von Witzke, Humboldt University of Berlin Steffen Noleppa, Humboldt Forum for Food and Agriculture Chapter 5. The African Perspective. New biosciences making African agriculture more productive and resilient Jennifer A. Thomson, University of Cape Town, South Africa Chapter 6. Europe and Africa: Addressing the food security challenges Philipp Aerni, Isabelle Schluep Campo, University of Zurich Ruth K. Oniang'o, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development Section 3- Towards resource efficient economies Broadening the base of agriculture. Chapter 7. The European Perspective. Potential of crop biosciences to support resource-use efficiency, climate change mitigation and adaptation in European agriculture Olle Olsson1, Torbjorn Fagerstrom2, Jens Sundstrom2, Thomas Katterer2 and Ivar Virgin1. 1Stockholm Environment Institute. 2Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Chapter 8. The European Perspective. A renewable resource base for the European Chemical industry: Getting to a European bioeconomy. Sten Stymne, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Chapter 9. The African Perspective. Using the new biosciences to support the African development agenda E Jane Morris, University of Leeds, UK Corinda Erasmus, STEPS Science Training, South Africa Martha M O'Kennedy, CSIR, South Africa Chapter 10. The African Perspective. Developing an African bio-resource based industry: the case for Cassava Yona Baguma, Ephraim Nuwamanya, NARO, Uganda Chrissie Rey, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Chapter 11. Europe and Africa: Biofuels for sustainable energy and mobility in the EU and Africa Francis X. Johnson, SEI and Yacob Mulugetta, University College London Section 4. Broadening the bioscience innovation agenda Chapter 12. The potential of biosciences for agricultural improvement in Africa and Europe: looking forward to 2050 Denis J Murphy, University of South Wales, UK Chapter 13. The Need for International Bioscience Collaboration and a Shared Agenda John Komen, bioscience policy advisor, The Netherlands Julius Ecuru, Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, Uganda Chapter 14. The social and economic challenges for a bioeconomy Richard Smart, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany Justus Wesseler, Wageningen University, The Netherlands Chapter 15. Two decades of European-African bioscience collaboration. From Bio-EARN to Bio-Innovate Ivar Virgin, SEI and Allan Liavoga, ILRI BioInnovate coordinator. Section 5. Transitions to a modern bioeconomy: Analysis of policies Chapter 16. European strategies and policies getting towards a bioeconomy Dirk Carrez, Clever Consult, Belgium. Chapter 17. Getting towards an African bioeconomy Julius Ecuru, , Uganda National Council for Science and Technology Chapter 18. Intellectual Property challenges for a bioeconomy. Rosemary Wolson, CSIR, South Africa Chapter 19. Europe and Africa: How European policies influence bioscience adoption in Africa John Komen, Bioscience policy advisor, The Netherlands Section 6. Way forward-progressing towards European and African bioeconomies Chapter 20. Conclusions and key messages Ivar Virgin, Stockholm Environment Institute E Jane Morris, University of Leeds, UK.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138818538 20161213
The growing global demand for food, feed and bio-based renewable material is changing the conditions for agricultural production worldwide. At the same time, revolutionary achievements in the field of biosciences are contributing to a transition whereby bio-based alternatives for energy and materials are becoming more competitive. Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies explores the prospects for biosciences and how its innovation has the potential to help countries in the North (Europe) and the South (Africa) to move towards resource efficient agriculture and sustainable bioeconomies. Throughout the book, the situations of Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa will be compared and contrasted, and opportunities for mutual learning and collaboration are explored. The chapters have been written by high profile authors and deal with a wide range of issues affecting the development of bioeconomies on both continents. This book compares and contrasts the situations of these two regions as they endeavour to develop knowledge based bioeconomies. This volume is suitable for those who are interested in ecological economics, development economics and environmental economics. It also provides action plans assisting policy-makers in both areas to support the transition to knowledge based and sustainable bioeconomies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138818538 20161213
Green Library
ix, 300 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • PrefaceIntroductionPart I. Getting to 30 g/m3Introduction to Part One1. PM2.5 Data, Reduction Model, and Policy Package2. Environmental Actions: Necessary but Insufficient3. Structural Adjustment: The What and the How4. Enabling Change: Incentives Needed5. The Cleanup and Economic GrowthPart II. Cases Studies and Green Finance6. Case Study: Shanghai7. Case Study: Beijing8. How to Deal with Coal9. Making Green Finance Work in ChinaNotesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231174947 20170123
Suffocating smog regularly envelops Chinese metropolises from Beijing to Shanghai, clouding the future prospect of China's growth sustainability. Air pollutants do not discriminate between the rich and the poor, the politician and the "average Joe." They put everyone's health and economic prosperity at risk, creating future costs that are difficult to calculate. Yet many people, including some in China, are concerned that addressing environmental challenges will jeopardize economic growth. In The Economics of Air Pollution in China, leading Chinese economist Ma Jun makes the case that the trade-off between growth and environment is not inevitable. In his ambitious proposal to tackle severe air pollution and drastically reduce the level of so-called PM 2.5 particles-microscopic pollutants that lodge deeply in lungs-Ma Jun argues that in targeting pollution, China has a real opportunity to undertake significant structural economic reforms that would support long-term growth. Rooted in rigorous analyses and evidence-based projections, Ma Jun's "big bang" proposal aims to mitigate pollution and facilitate a transition to a greener and more sustainable growth model.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231174947 20170123
Green Library
xvi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Inroduction: top-down and bottom-up ESD : divergence and convergence of Japanese ESD discourses and practices / Yoko Mochizuki
  • Formal ESD in Japan : dissolving walls between classroom and community / Jane Singer and Yoshiyuki Nagata
  • Implications of 3.11 for disaster education and education for sustainable development in Japan / Aiko Sakurai and Rajib Shaw
  • Assessing sustainability learning and practice at Moriyama High School, Shiga, Japan / Yi Zhou and Jane Singer
  • Globalising school education in Japan : an investigation using the academic ability model / Toshiya Kodama
  • Perspectives on education for sustainable development through local cultural heritage / Shizuo Nakazawa and Tadashi Izumitani
  • An investigation into fairness and bias in educational materials produced by the Japanese government to teach school children about nuclear power and radiation / Shinobu Goto
  • Collaborating for change : teaching and assessing a university community sustainability course in Japan and Vietnam / Tracey Gannon, Jane Singer and Benjamin McLellan
  • Community-based, non-formal and informal ESD in Japan : where top-down and bottom-up approaches meet / Fumiko Noguchi and Toyoshi Sasaki
  • Can civil society revitalise dying rural villages? : the case of Kamiseya in Kyoto prefecture / Binxian Ji and Katsue Fukamachi
  • Multi-stakeholder community education through environmental learning programmes in Nishinomiya / Miki Yoshizumi
  • From challenge to opportunity : Japanese non-profit organisations harness post-3.11 civic engagement / Sarajean Rossitto
  • A radical approach from the periphery : informal ESD through rights recovery for indigenous Ainu / Fumiko Noguchi
  • The Tohoku Green Renaissance Project : networking green rebuilding activities after a mega-disaster / Tsubasa Iwabuchi and Noriko Takemoto
  • The importance of genfukei (spirit of place) to citizen participation in community building in Zushi City / Koichi Nagashima
  • Exploring the values of rural communities through place-based education in Niigata Prefecture / Takako Takano
  • Postscript : reflections on visions of rebuilding Tohoku : the future of ESD as a response to risk in Japan / Yoko Mochizuki with Makoto Hatakeyama.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (401 pages) : illustrations.
  • Measuring cross-border regional integration with composite indicators: the Oresund integration index / Teemu Makkonen
  • Developing a sustainable urban mobility index: methodological steps / Yongjun Shen, Elke Hermans
  • Composite indices in technology management: a critical approach / Milica Jovanovic [and 4 others]
  • Composite indicators of a knowledge society: triangulation of experts interviews and factor analyses / Norsiah Abdul Hamid [and 3 others]
  • Composite indicators construction by data envelopment analysis: methodological background / Gordana Savic, Milan Martic
  • Methodological challenges in building composite indexes: linking theory to practice / Fabio Gaetano Santeramo
  • Composite indicators of development: some recent contributions / Sandrina B. Moreira, Nuno Crespo
  • Constructing a multidimensional socioeconomic index and the validation of it with early child developmental outcomes / Vijaya Krishnan
  • The rule of law index: is it really impartial? A twofold multivariate i-distance approach / Milica Maricic, Milica Bulajic, Milica Vasilijevic
  • Comparison of input and output indicators in measuring human capital: an analysis at provincial level for Turkey / Sibel Bali
  • The Delphi method application in the analysis of postgraduate students' attitudes on the environmental performance index / Natasa Petrovic [and 4 others]
  • How age-friendly are cities?: measuring age-friendliness with a composite index / Lucie Vidovicová
  • Using data envelopment analysis to construct human development index / Paulo Nocera Alves Junior, Enzo Barberio Mariano, Daisy Aparecida do Nascimento Rebelatto
  • Statistical approach for ranking OECD countries based on composite GICSES index and I-distance method / Maja Mitrovic, Maja Markovic, Stefan Zdravkovic.
Perceiving complex multidimensional problems has proven to be a difficult task for people to overcome. However, introducing composite indicators into such problems allows the opportunity to reduce the problem's complexity. Emerging Trends in the Development and Application of Composite Indicators is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the benefits and challenges presented by building composite indicators, and how these techniques promote optimized critical thinking. Highlighting various indicator types and quantitative methods, this book is ideally designed for developers, researchers, public officials, and upper-level students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522507147 20161213
x, 227 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface1. Environment and Economy-No Conflict2. Market Mistakes and How Unpaid-for External Effects Are Killing Us3. Climate Change: "The Greatest External Effect in Human History"4. How to Deal with External Effects5. Solving the Climate Problem6. Everyone's Property Is No One's Property7. Natural Capital: Taken for Granted but Not Counted8. Valuing Natural Capital9. Measuring What Matters10. The Next StepsNotesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180849 20170130
In the decades since Geoffrey Heal began his field-defining work in environmental economics, one central question has animated his research: "Can we save our environment and grow our economy?" This issue has become only more urgent in recent years with the threat of climate change, the accelerating loss of ecosystems, and the rapid industrialization of the developing world. Reflecting on a lifetime of experience not only as a leading voice in the field, but as a green entrepreneur, activist, and advisor to governments and global organizations, Heal clearly and passionately demonstrates that the only way to achieve long-term economic growth is to protect our environment. Writing both to those conversant in economics and to those encountering these ideas for the first time, Heal begins with familiar concepts, like the tragedy of the commons and unregulated pollution, to demonstrate the underlying tensions that have compromised our planet, damaging and in many cases devastating our natural world. Such destruction has dire consequences not only for us and the environment but also for businesses, which often vastly underestimate their reliance on unpriced natural benefits like pollination, the water cycle, marine and forest ecosystems, and more. After painting a stark and unsettling picture of our current quandary, Heal outlines simple solutions that have already proven effective in conserving nature and boosting economic growth. In order to ensure a prosperous future for humanity, we must understand how environment and economy interact and how they can work in harmony-lest we permanently harm both.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180849 20170130
Green Library
xxii, 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color), plans (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Notes on Contributors. Foreword. Preface: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars Michael Mann Introduction: Energy Accounts Part 1: Accounting for Energy 1. Roadmap 2050 OMA/European Climate Commission 2. Implementing a New Energy Regime in Housing David E. Nye 3. Thermodynamic Materialism Inaki Abalos and Renata Sentkiewicz 4. Designing Better Energy Metrics for Consumers Richard P. Larrick, Jack B. Soll, and Ralph L. Keeney 5. Visualizing Change Reinhold Martin 6. Cooking the Books (On a Solar-Powered Stove) David Owen 7. Visualizing Energy Consumption Activities as a Tool for Making Everyday Life More Sustainable Kajsa Ellegard and Jenny Palm 8. The Materialities of Big Data Jenny Rhee Part 2: Representing Energy 9. A Sense for Energy Erik E. Olsen 10. Evaluating Urban Resource Efficiency Christoph Reinhart and Emmanouil Saratsis 11. Go With the Flow Mitch Tobin 12. Bounding. More or Less Billie Faircloth and Ryan Welch 13. Ladybug + Honeybee Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari 14. Net Zero Capable Tim MacDonald 15. Ducks, Dollars, or kWh Vivian Loftness, Azizan Aziz, Bertrand Lasternas, and Sebastian Peters 16. Visualization to Support Facility Operation and Maintenance Semiha Ergan and Xue (Sheryl) Yang 17. Energy Accounts ISA (Interface Studio Architects) 18. Abstracting Energy Forrest Meggers 19. Visualizing a Change of Energy Regimes William W. Braham 20. The New Chautauqua Game William W. Braham, Jill Kurtz, Luke Butcher, and Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari 21. Spatialized Energy Diagrams Kiel Moe Part 3: Representing Climates and Regions 22. Cities, Sustainability, and Resilience Vishaan Chakrabarti 23. Delivering Density Dan Willis 24. Scaling Regionalism Stephen Kieran 25. Efficient Urban Forms in the Pearl River Delta, China Stefan Al 26. Park Royale Woha 27. The Climate Control Project Daniel A. Barber 28. Energy in Place Lateral Office 29. Japan, Korea, and Cultural Dimension of Thermal Comfort Katsuhiko Muramoto and Jin Baek 30. Philadelphia Projects Todd Woodward 31. Farming Fuel Rania Ghosn 32. Regionalism Revisited Keith Eggener 33. Glen Eagles Community Centre Vancouver, BC Patkau Architects Figure Credits. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138914117 20161018
How does one tell the story of energy production, use, or conservation in a manner sufficiently convincing to influence policy, behavior, and design? Energy Accounts explores potential answers to this question through compelling images, data visualizations, narratives, and other examples of accounting for energy. Organized into a collection containing both examples of best practices and critiques, this impressive array of projects and contributors combines text and graphic material to explore different representations of energy data. Including work from Kieran Timberlake, SHoP, AMO, Lateral Office, WOHA, and many more, the book boasts a unique graphic design which supports and enhances its role as a valuable resource for professionals and students in architecture, engineering, and urban design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138914117 20161018
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource (368 pages) : illustrations.
  • GoT Belfast?: how a television epic about a war-torn land was employed to rebrand Northern Ireland / Noel Martin Murray
  • Touring Pittsburgh's glocal narratives: leveraging city brands for global and local audiences / Kasey Clawson Hudak
  • Los Angeles: diversity and dreams as brand / Kristen Smirnov, Gabriela Khowploum
  • The intended image of a place brand: a Danish case study / Martin Hannibal, Erik S. Rasmussen
  • Using social media for participatory city branding: the case of @cityofizmir, an Instagram project / Ebru Uzunoglu
  • A brief history of city branding in Istanbul / Ülke Evrim Uysal
  • A psychological perspective on city brand positioning: the dimensional organization of sensemaking data / Henrik Gert Larsen, LeAnn G. DeHoff
  • Sustainable city branding: Cittaslow - the case of Turkey / Hande Begüm Bumin Doyduk, Elif Yolbulan Okan
  • Whose city is it anyway?: limits of city branding in Harare amidst the storm of economic hardships in Zimbabwe / Innocent Chirisa [and 4 others]
  • Branding various-sized destinations: a study of millennial attitudes / Anders Parment, Sara Brorström
  • Challenges in promoting cities through culture within the new global economy / Dilek Hocaoglu,
  • The role of local governments in city branding / Emel Gonenc Guler
  • Promoting America: how do college-age millennial travelers perceive terms for branding the USA? / Lisa T. Fall, Charles A. Lubbers
  • Leveraging sport to build city brands: the case of Cape Town as an emerging city brand / Brendon Knott, Janice Hemmonsbey
  • Branding ideas for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 / Erica Liu.
Place branding has made it possible for international destinations to be able to compete within the global economy. Through the promotion of different cities, natural beauty, and local culture or heritage, many regions have been able to increase their revenue and international appeal by attracting tourists and investments. Global Place Branding Campaigns across Cities, Regions, and Nations provides international insights into marketing strategies and techniques being employed to promote global tourism, competitiveness, and exploration. Featuring case studies and emergent research on place branding, as well as issues and challenges faced by destinations around the world, this book is ideally suited for professionals, researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522505761 20161213
xvii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The nexus between global and local governance
  • Grassroots global governance : theory and process
  • Ecuadorian watershed management reform in context
  • Phase 1 : national network activation
  • Local legacies of national network activation
  • Phase 2 : why local integrated watershed management campaigns endure
  • Local experimentation in Tungurahua
  • Phase 3 : global impacts of local experiments
  • Conclusion : rethinking global governance
  • Methodological appendix.
When international agreements fail to solve global problems like climate change, transnational networks attempt to address them by implementing global ideaspolicies and best practices negotiated at the global levellocally around the world. Grassroots Global Governance not only explains why some efforts succeed and others fail, but also why the process of implementing global ideas locally causes these ideas to evolve. Drawing on nodal governance theory, the book shows how transnational actors success in putting global ideas into practice depends on the framing and network capacity-building strategies they use to activate networks of grassroots actors influential in local social and policy arenas. Grassroots actors neither accept nor reject global ideas as presented by outsiders. Instead, they negotiate whether and how to adapt them to fit local conditions. This contestation produces experimentation, and results in unique institutional applications of global ideas infused with local norms and practices. Grassroots actors ultimately guide this process due to their unique ability to provide the pressure needed to push the process forward. Experiments that endure are perceived as successful, empowering those actors involved to activate transnational networks to scale up and diffuse innovative local governance models globally. These models carry local norms and practices to the international level where they challenge existing global approaches and stimulate new global governance institutions. By guiding the way global ideas evolve through local experimentation, grassroots actors reshape international actors thinking, discourse, organizing, and the strategies they pursue globally. This makes them grassroots global governors. To demonstrate this, the book compares transnational efforts to implement local Integrated Watershed Management programs across Ecuador and shows how local experiments altered the global debate regarding sustainable development and stimulated a new global movement dedicated to changing the way sustainable development is practiced. In doing so, the book reveals the grassroots level as not merely the object of global governance, but rather a terrain where global governance is constructed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190625733 20170130
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xiv, 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Sustainability, Lifestyle and Consumption in Asia Tania Lewis 2. From Sustainable Architecture to Sustaining Comfort Practices: Air Conditioning and its Alternatives in Asia Tim Winter 3. Green Marketing and Green Consciousness in India Devleena Ghosh and Amit Jain 4. Relying on Heaven': Natural Farming and 'Eco-Tea' in Taiwan Scott Writer 5. The Urban Wilds: Ecoculture, Consumption and Affect in Singapore Chris Hudson 6. Domestic 'Eco'-tourism and the Production of a Wondrous Nature in the Philippines Sarah Webb 7. The Greying of Greenspeak? Environmental Issues, Media Discourses and Consumer Practices in China Wanning Sun 8. Building a Green Community: Grassroots Air Quality Monitoring in Urban China Janice Hua Xu 9. Keitai mizu: A Mobile Game Reflection in a Post 3/11 Tokyo, Japan Larissa Hjorth and Fumitoshi Kato 10. Living Co-ops in Korea: Sustainable Living, Communal Labor and Social Economy Sun Jung 11. "Urban Farming in Tokyo: Towards an Urban-Rural Hybrid City" Toru Terada, Makoto Yokohari, and Mamoru Amemiya 12. Farming Against Real Estate Dominance: The Ma Shi Po Community Farm in Hong Kong Kaming Wu.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138854086 20161205
Economic development in Asia is associated with expanding urbanism, overconsumption, and a steep growth in living standards. At the same time, rapid urbanisation, changing class consciousness, and a new rural-urban divide in the region have led to fundamental shifts in the way ecological concerns are articulated politically and culturally. Moreover, these changes are often viewed through a Western moralistic lens, which at the same time applauds Asia's economic growth as the welcome reviver of a floundering world economy and simultaneously condemns this growth as encouraging hyperconsumerism and a rupture with more natural ways of living. This book presents an analysis of a range of practices and activities from across Asia that demonstrate that people in Asia are alert to ecological concerns, that they are taking action to implement new styles of green living, and that Asia offers interesting alternatives to narrow Anglo-American models of sustainable living. Subjects explored include eco-tourism in the Philippines, green co-operatives in Korea, the importance of "tradition" within Asian discourses of sustainability, and much more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138854086 20161205
Green Library
ix, 181 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Urban Greening and Social Sustainability in a Global Context 2. Conceptualizing Green Gentrification 3. Prospect Park: From Social Hazard to Environmental Amenity 4. Brooklyn Bridge Park: From Abandoned Docks to Destination Park 5. Gowanus Canal: From Open Sewer to the Venice of Brooklyn 6. Contested Spaces: Bush Terminal Park and Bushwick Inlet Park 7. Making Urban Greening Sustainable.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138920163 20161010
Green Gentrification looks at the social consequences of urban "greening" from an environmental justice and sustainable development perspective. Through a comparative examination of five cases of urban greening in Brooklyn, New York, it demonstrates that such initiatives, while positive for the environment, tend to increase inequality and thus undermine the social pillar of sustainable development. Although greening is ostensibly intended to improve environmental conditions in neighborhoods, it generates green gentrification that pushes out the working-class, and people of color, and attracts white, wealthier in-migrants. Simply put, urban greening "richens and whitens, " remaking the city for the sustainability class. Without equity-oriented public policy intervention, urban greening is negatively redistributive in global cities. This book argues that environmental injustice outcomes are not inevitable. Early public policy interventions aimed at neighborhood stabilization can create more just sustainability outcomes. It highlights the negative social consequences of green growth coalition efforts to green the global city, and suggests policy choices to address them. The book applies the lessons learned from green gentrification in Brooklyn to urban greening initiatives globally. It offers comparison with other greening global cities. This is a timely and original book for all those studying environmental justice, urban planning, environmental sociology, and sustainable development as well as urban environmental activists, city planners and policy makers interested in issues of urban greening and gentrification.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138920163 20161010
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
1 online resource
  • 1. Green concepts and vocabulary
  • 2. Components of sustainable design and construction
  • 3. The green design and construction process
  • 4. Green project cost monitoring and closeout
  • 5. Building information modeling (BIM)
  • 6. Green building materials and products
  • 7. Indoor environmental quality
  • 8. Water efficiency and sanitary waste
  • 9. Impact of energy and atmosphere
  • 10. Green design and building economics
  • 11. Green project commissioning
  • 12. Project cost analysis
  • 13. Green specifications and documentation
  • 14. Types of building contract agreements
  • 15. Green business development
  • 16. Building green-litigation and liability issues.
Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes, Second Edition directly addresses the needs of building professionals interested in the evolving principles, strategies, and concepts of green/sustainable design. Written in an easy to understand style, the book is updated to reflect new standards to LEED. In addition, readers will find sections that cover the new standards to BREEAM that involve new construction Infrastructure, data centers, warehouses, and existing buildings. * Provides vital information and penetrating insights into three of the top Green Building Codes and Standards applied Internationally* Includes the latest updates for complying with LEED v4 Practices and BREEAM* Presents case studies that draws on over 35 years of personal experience from across the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128104330 20161114
1 online resource (374 pages) : illustrations.
  • An online marketing strategies assessment for companies in airlines and entertainment industries in Malaysia / Robert Jeyakumar Nathan, Desmond Chong Fook Chiun, Norazah Mohd Suki
  • Mastering consumer attitude and sustainable consumption in the digital age / Kijpokin Kasemsap
  • Consumer acceptance of internet banking: application of unified theory of acceptance and use of technology / Fandy Boy Haking [and 5 others]
  • Students' acceptance of YouTube for procedural learning / Wen Ying Lim [and 5 others]
  • Students' acceptance and use of interactive whiteboard / Norsyarfarina Mokhtar [and 6 others]
  • Students' acceptance to self-archive in institutional repositories towards a unified view / Fatin Amirah Amirah Masrich [and 5 others]
  • Predicting users' intention towards using library self-issue and return systems / Siti Nadhirah Mohmed Razip [and 6 others]
  • Roles of interactivity and usage experience in e-learning acceptance / Pui Nee Tan [and 5 others]
  • Factors affecting hotel visitors' usage of guest empowerment technology (GET) / Lai Hang Kwan [and 5 others]
  • Factors affecting students' acceptance of SMART2 learning management system / Liew Kian Loon [and 5 others]
  • Factors affecting the students' intention to use web-based learning system / Chong Chin Fook [and 5 others]
  • Factors influencing consumer acceptance of internet of things technology / Chung Sim Liew [and 5 others]
  • Consumer intention to use QR code / Tze Yien Chen [and 6 others]
  • Consumer intention to use smartphone for mobile shopping / Chong Ren Lee [and 6 others]
  • Consumer perception towards internet health information resources / Khor Sheng Han [and 5 others]
  • Students' experiential motives and intention to play online games / Pang Ka Fung [and 5 others]
  • Students' information-seeking intention in academic digital libraries / Faeizah Salim [and 5 others].
  • Impact of online instructional game features on students' perceived motivational support and cognitive investment / Angaliswaran Kumar [and 5 others]
  • The adoption of SMP: a technology acceptance model (TAM) perspective / Firdaus Shaari [and 5 others]
  • Moderating effect of races towards consumers' feeling of TCM usage / Dyana Mui Ling Chang, Adeline Yin Ling Tam, Norazah Mohd Suki.
Consumer behavior is becoming increasingly complex in the current global market. A broader understanding of the psychologically-driven motivation of consumers and characteristics of the consumer decision-making process is vital for effective customer engagement in the global economy. The Handbook of Research on Leveraging Consumer Psychology for Effective Customer Engagement provides current research on topics relevant to consumer beliefs, feelings, attitudes, and intentions and how best to utilize this research improving consumer appeal and relationships. Emphasizing critical topics in the field of consumer behavior research, this publication is a comprehensive resource for marketing professionals, managers, retailers, advertising executives, scholars, and graduate-level students in marketing, psychology, and MBA programs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522507468 20161213

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