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This provocative book argues that it is high time the practice of architecture moved away from the ego-fuelled grand visions of starchitects to a networked, collaborative, inclusive model inspired by 21st-century trends such as crowd-sourcing, open access and mass customization. But how can collaborative design avoid becoming design-by-committee? Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel deftly navigate this and other vital questions, considering along the way the applications of open-source architecture not only conceptually, but also in practice. Open Source Architecture is a rallying cry to students and open-minded professionals seeking new perspectives on a profession that the authors passionately believe to be moribund.
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  • Ethics, Sustainability and Water Management: A Canadian Case Study.- Water as an element of urban design: Drawing Lessons from four European Case Studies.- Water Consumption in Dormitories: Insight from an Analysis in the United States.- Water Resource Management in Larisa: a "Tragedy of the Commons?".- Collective versus household iron removal from groundwater at villages in Lithuania.- The Contribution of Education for Sustainable Development in Promoting Sustainable Water Use.- Water security problems in Asia and longer term implications for Australia.- Social networks in water governance and climate adaptation in Kenya.- Eco-feedback technology's influence on water conservation attitudes and intentions of university students in the USA: an experiment design.- Farm Management in Crop Production Under Limited Water Conditions in Balkh, Afghanistan.- Sustainability of Effective Use of Water Sources in Turkey.- Moving towards an Anthropogenic Metabolism-based and Pressure-oriented Approach to Water Management.- Sustainable Water Management Defies Long-term Solutions.- Sustainable Water Use - Finnish water management in sparsely populated regions.- The Education, Research, Society and Policy Nexus of Sustainable Water Use in Semiarid Regions - A case study from Tunisia.
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Contributing to the growing debate on the need for sustainable water use and management, with concrete examples of new approaches, concepts, arguments, methods and findings which illustrate how this can be achieved, this book will be attractive for large groups of readers familiar with one or more of the themes it tackles, and to the general public. Within this context, the book makes use of many tables and graphics, which bring the many messages together. This approach is intended not only for those working on water matters (e.g. bureaucrats, water managers, policymakers, journalists, etc.) and interested in water management issues and sustainability at large, but also for students of water management, water politics, environmental policy, water economics, water engineering and sustainability studies. Located at the crossroads of two key phenomena: sustainability and water, this book brings forward academic research and discussions on water efficiency, new technologies, and the water-agriculture nexus. It also benefits readers by tackling matters related to trans-boundary cooperation on water (including rainwater) and river-basin management, pricing issues, participatory water management, and the role of women in sustainable water use, amongst others.
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"Donors, leaders of nonprofits, and public policy makers usually have the best of intentions to serve society and improve social conditions. But often their solutions fall far short of what they want to accomplish and what is truly needed. Moreover, the answers they propose and fund often produce the opposite of what they want over time. We end up with temporary shelters that increase homelessness, drug busts that increase drug-related crime, or food aid that increases starvation. How do these unintended consequences come about and how can we avoid them? By applying conventional thinking to complex social problems, we often perpetuate the very problems we try so hard to solve, but it is possible to think differently, and get different results. Systems Thinking for Social Change enables readers to contribute more effectively to society by helping them understand what systems thinking is and why it is so important in their work. It also gives concrete guidance on how to incorporate systems thinking in problem solving, decision making, and strategic planning without becoming a technical expert. Systems thinking leader David Stroh walks readers through techniques he has used to help people end homelessness and increase affordable housing, improve public health, strengthen public education and access to early childhood development services, protect child welfare, reform the criminal justice system, resolve identity-based conflicts, and more. The result is a highly readable, effective guide to understanding systems and using that knowledge to get the results you want"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction: Bold Endeavors Needed
  • 2. Toward Infrastructural Ecologies: Interconnected, Multipurpose, and Synergistic Systems
  • 3. Greening Heat and Power: An Integrated Approach to Decarbonizing Energy
  • 4. Advancing Soft-Path Water Infrastructure: Combined Constructed and Natural Systems
  • 5. Destigmatizing Infrastructure: Design of Community-Friendly Facilities
  • 6. Creating Resilient Coastlines and Waterways: Hard and Soft Constructions
  • 7. Combating Water Stress and Scarcity: Augmented Sources and Improved Storage
  • 8. Ways Forward: Think Systematically, Experiment Locally
  • Notes
  • Index.
The 2007 bridge collapse in Minneapolis-St. Paul quickly became symbolic of the debilitated interstate highway system, and of what many critics see as America's disinvestment in its infrastructure. The extreme vulnerability of single-purpose, ageing infrastructure was highlighted once again when Hurricane Sandy churned its way across the northeast United States. Inundating New York City's vital arteries, floodwaters overwhelmed tunnels and sewers; closed bridges; shut down mass transit; curtailed gas supplies; and destroyed streets, buildings, and whole neighbourhoods. Next Generation Infrastructure takes a critical but ultimately hopeful look at how our infrastructure networks can be made more efficient, less environmentally damaging, and more resilient. Brown argues that, if we're to chart a course for global sustainability, we must begin to design, regulate, and finance infrastructure that decouples carbon-intensive and ecologically harmful technologies from critical infrastructure systems, namely the essential systems for contemporary society: water, wastewater, power, solid waste, transportation, and communication. The book highlights hopeful examples from around the world, ranging from the Mount Poso cogeneration plant in California to urban rainwater harvesting in Seoul, South Korea, to the multi-purpose Marina Barrage project in Singapore. Brown encourages us to envision infrastructure within a larger economic, environmental, and social context, and to share resources across systems, reducing costs and extending benefits. This is a must read for professionals and students interested in a more resilient urban future including urban designers, architects, urban planners, urban policymakers, landscape architects, and engineers.
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  • 1. Greening from the inside: stories from working within city government
  • 2. Leading from the inside out: greening city buildings and operations
  • 3. Leading in the community: using city assets, policy, partnerships, and persuasion
  • 4. The green city leader
  • 5. Getting down to business: budgeting, financing, and green economic development
  • 6. Driving green progress using indicators.
As cities continue to face climate change impacts while growing in population, they find themselves at the centre of resilience and green city solutions, yet political and budgetary obstacles threaten even the best-planned initiatives. The Guide to Greening Cities is the first book written from the perspective of municipal leaders with successful, on-the-ground experience working to advance green city goals. Through personal reflections and interviews with leading municipal staff in cities from San Antonio to Minneapolis, the authors share lessons for cities to lead by example in their operations, create programmes, implement high-priority initiatives, develop partnerships, measure progress, secure funding, and engage the community. Case studies and chapters highlight strategies for overcoming common challenges such as changes of leadership and fiscal austerity. The book is augmented by a companion website, launching with the publication of the book, which offers video interviews of municipal leaders, additional case studies, and other resources. Rich in insights, tools, and tricks of the trade, The Guide to Greening Cities helps professionals, policymakers, community leaders, and students understand which approaches have worked and why and demonstrates multidisciplinary solutions for creating healthy, just, and green communities.
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  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction
  • Global urban sanitation challenges
  • Ecological and sustainable sanitation
  • Motivation for an ecological design in China
  • Site selection
  • Project organization
  • The planning process
  • Implementation process
  • 2. Designed to close the loop
  • Faeces system
  • Urine system
  • Greywater system
  • Solid waste system
  • 3. Operations and maintenance
  • Organization
  • Household level
  • Systems level
  • Operating costs
  • Environmental impacts
  • Health risks
  • 4. Research and development
  • Toilet model improvements
  • Ventilation retrofitting
  • Reuse
  • 5. Social acceptance
  • Living with dry toilets
  • Road to flush toilets with onsite treatment
  • 6. Lessons learned
  • Institutional arrangements
  • Technology development
  • Social issues and stakeholders
  • External factors
  • Tipping points
  • Killing factors
  • Lessons learned and ways forward.
"The book highlights the experience of implementing the Erdos Eco-Town Project in Inner Mongolia, China. This is the largest urban project of urine-diversion dry toilets in the world, serving a population of approximately 3000 people in 4-5 storey apartment buildings. The multi-stoey collection system also links to the on-site grey water treatment, a composting centre, underground urine tanks, and the agricultural reuse of nutrients." -- Book Jacket.
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  • Introduction
  • Regulating place
  • Pattern
  • Use
  • Form
  • Reform
  • Conclusion.
"City Rules" offers a challenge to students and professionals in urban planning, design, and policy to change the rules of city-building, using regulations to reinvigorate, rather than stifle, our communities. Emily Talen demonstrates that rules like zoning and subdivision regulation are primary determinants of urban form. While many contemporary codes encourage sprawl and even urban blight, that hasn't always been the case - and it shouldn't be in the future. Talen provides a visually rich history, showing how certain eras used rules to produce beautiful, walkable communities, while others created just the opposite. She makes complex regulations understandable, demystifying zoning and illustrating how written rules translate into real-world consequences. Most importantly, Talen proposes changes to these rules that will actually enhance communities' freedom to develop unique spaces.
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  • The Urban Water Budget.- Groundwater in the Urban Environment.- Urban Infrastructure and Use of Mass Balance Models for Water and Salt.- New Concepts for Managing Urban Pollution.- Streams and Urbanization.- Urban Water Recreation: Experiences, Place Meanings, and Future Issues.- Urban Design and Urban Water Ecosystems.- Legal Framework for the Urban Water Environment.- Institutions Affecting the Urban Water Environment.- Institutional Structures for Water Management in the Eastern United States.- Adaptive Water Quantity Management: Designing for Sustainability and Resiliency in Water Scarce Regions.- Demand Management, Privatization, Water Markets, and Efficient Water Allocation in Our Cities.- Principles for Managing the Urban Water Environment in the 21st Century.
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The concept for the Water Environment of Cities arose from a workshop "Green 1 Cities, Blue Waters" workshop held in 2006. The workshop assembled experts from engineering, planning, economics, law, hydrology, aquatic ecology, geom- phology, and other disciplines to present research ?ndings and identify key new ideas on the urban water environment. At a lunch discussion near the end of the workshop, several of us came to the recognition that despite having considerable expertise in a narrow discipline, none of us had a vision of the "urban water en- ronment" as a whole. We were, as in the parable, blind men at opposite ends of the elephant, knowinga great deal about the parts, but notunderstandingthe whole. We quickly recognized the need to develop a book that would integrate this knowledge to create this vision. The goal was to develop a book that could be used to teach a complete, multidisciplinary course, "The Urban Water Environment", but could also be used as a supplemental text for courses on urban ecosystems, urban design, landscapearchitecture, water policy, waterqualitymanagement andwatershed m- agement. The book is also valuable as a reference source for water professionals stepping outside their arena of disciplinary expertise. The Water Environment of Cities is the ?rst book to use a holistic, interdis- plinary approach to examine the urban water environment. We have attempted to portrayaholisticvisionbuiltaround theconcept of water as a coreelement ofcities. Water has multipleroles:municipalwatersupply, aquatichabitat, landscapeaesth- ics, and recreation. Increasingly, urban water is reused, serving multiple purposes.
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  • 1. Mass and Energy Transfer. 2. Environmental Chemistry. 3. Mathematics for Growth. 4. Risk Assessment. 5. Water Pollution. 6. Water Quality Control. 7. Air Pollution. 8. Global Atmospheric Change. 9. Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery. Useful Conversion Factors. Index.
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Appropriate for undergraduate engineering and science courses in Environmental Engineering. Balanced coverage of all the major categories of environmental pollution, with coverage of current topics such as climate change and ozone depletion, risk assessment, indoor air quality, source-reduction and recycling, and groundwater contamination.
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  • 1. Mass and Energy Transfer. 2. Environmental Chemistry. 3. Mathematics for Growth. 4. Risk Assessment. 5. Water Pollution. 6. Water Quality Control. 7. Air Pollution. 8. Global Atmospheric Change. 9. Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery. Useful Conversion Factors. Index.
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Appropriate for undergraduate engineering and science courses in Environmental Engineering. Balanced coverage of all the major categories of environmental pollution, with coverage of current topics such as climate change and ozone depletion, risk assessment, indoor air quality, source-reduction and recycling, and groundwater contamination.
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  • System structure and behavior
  • Systems and us
  • Creating change-in systems and in our philosophy.
"Thinking in Systems is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute's Diana Wright, this primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life."--Jacket.
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  • Foreword, by Tony Hiss 1. Introduction 2. The Politics of Open Space THE DEVICES 3. The Police Power 4. The Fee Simple 5. Easements 6. The Tax Approach 7. Defending Open Space THE PLANS 8. The Year 2000 Plans 9. The Green Belts 10. Linkage 11. The Design of Nature DEVELOPMENT 12. Cluster Development 13. The New Towns 14. The Project Look 15. Play Areas and Small Spaces LANDSCAPE ACTION 16. The Plan of the Landscape 17. Scenic Roads 18. Roadsides 19. Townscape DESIGN AND DENSITY 20. The Case for Crowding 21. The Last Landscape Bibliography Index.
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The remaining corner of an old farm, unclaimed by developers. The brook squeezed between housing plans. Abandoned railroad lines. The stand of woods along an expanded highway. These are the outposts of what was once a larger pattern of forests and farms, the "last landscape." According to William H. Whyte, the place to work out the problems of our metropolitan areas is within those areas, not outside them. The age of unchecked expansion without consequence is over, but where there is waste and neglect there is opportunity. Our cities and suburbs are not jammed; they just look that way. There are in fact plenty of ways to use this existing space to the benefit of the community, and The Last Landscape provides a practical and timeless framework for making informed decisions about its use. Called "the best study available on the problems of open space" by the New York Times when it first appeared in 1968, The Last Landscape introduced many cornerstone ideas for land conservation, urging all of us to make better use of the land that has survived amid suburban sprawl. Whyte's pioneering work on easements led to the passage of major open space statutes in many states, and his argument for using and linking green spaces, however small the areas may be, is a recommendation that has more currency today than ever before.
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Drawing on evidence that includes nearly half a million interviews conducted over 25 years in the US, Putnam shows how changes in work, family structure, suburban life, technology, and the roles of women are isolating people from each other in a trend that has its reflection in British society.
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Drawing on evidence that includes nearly half a million interviews conducted over 25 years in the US, Putnam shows how changes in work, family structure, suburban life, technology, and the roles of women are isolating people from each other in a trend that has its reflection in British society.
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  • Introduction Part I. Perspective and Process 1. Learning In and About Complex Systems 2. System Dynamics In Action 3. The Modeling Process 4. Structure and Behavior of Dynamic Systems Part II. Tools for Systems Thinking 5. Causal Loop Diagrams 6. Stocks and Flows 7. Dynamics of Stocks and Flows 8. Closing the Loop: Dynamics of Simple Structures Part III. The Dynamics of Growth 9. S-Shaped Growth: Epidemics, Innovation Diffusion, and the Growth of New Products 10. Path Dependence and Positive Feedback Part IV. Tools for Modeling Dynamic Systems 11. Delays 12. Coflows and Aging Chains 13. Modeling Decision Making 14. Forming Non-linear Relationships Part V. Instability and Oscillation 15. Modeling Human Behavior: Bounded Rationality or Rational Expectations? 16. Forecasts and Fudge Factors: Modeling Expectation Formation 17. Supply Chains and the Origin of Oscillations 18. Managing Supply Chains in Manufacturing 19. The Labor Supply Chain and the Origin of Business Cycles 20. The Invisible Hand Sometimes Shakes: Commodity Cycles Part VI. Validation and Model Testing 21. Truth and Beauty Part VII. Commencement 22. Challenges for the Future Appendix A: Numerical Integration Appendix B: Noise References Index.
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  • Part 1 Perspective and process: learning in and about complex systems-- system dynamics in action-- the modelling process-- structure and behaviour of dynamic systems. Part 2 Tools for systems thinking: causal loop diagrams-- stocks and flows-- dynamics of stocks and flows-- closing the loop - dynamics of simple structures. Part 3 The dynamics of growth: s-shaped growth -epidemics, innovation diffusion and the growth of new products-- path dependence and positive feedback. Part 4 Tools for modelling dynamic systems: delays, co-flows and ageing chains-- modelling human behaviour - bounded rationality or rational expectations-- forecasts and fudge factors - modelling expectation formation. Part 5 Instability and oscillation: supply chains and the origin of oscillations-- managing supply chains in manufacturing-- the labour supply chain and the origin of business cycles-- the invisible hand sometimes shakes - commodity cycles-- validation and model testing-- appendices.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780072311358 20160610
This text explains what system dynamics is and how it is applied successfully to solve business and organizational problems. The text includes role-playing exercises and case studies depicting real companies to provide realism and proof of the effectiveness of system dynamics principles.
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Today's leading authority on the subject of this text is the author, MIT Standish Professor of Management and Director of the System Dynamics Group, John D. Sterman. Sterman's objective is to explain, in a true textbook format, what system dynamics is, and how it can be successfully applied to solve business and organizational problems. System dynamics is both a currently utilized approach to organizational problem solving at the professional level, and a field of study in business, engineering, and social and physical sciences.
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  • New York and Tokyo, a study in crowding / William H. Whyte
  • Manila's street life, a visual ethnography / Randolf S. David
  • A study of "waiting behavior" / Hidetoshi Kato
  • Street characters and objects, a visual ethnography.
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