Hydraulic Engineering and Sustainable City Development III


Author: Xun Wu,Wei Zhen Chen,Wei Jun Yang,Jian Guo Liang
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 3038266434
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1341
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Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2014 3rd International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Hydraulic Engineering (ICCAHE 2014), July 30 -31, 2014, Hangzhou, China. The 262 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Hydrology, Water Resources, Flood and Drought Management, Chapter 2: Hydraulic Engineering, Chapter 3: Water Purification and Wastewater Treatment, Chapter 4: Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources Exploitation, Chapter 5: Landscape Planning and Design,Chapter 6: Urban, Rural Planning and Design,Chapter 7: Transportation Planning, Operation and Organization, Chapter 8: Traffic Control, Chapter 9: Renewable Energy, Energy Saving Building, Low-Carbon Building, Ecological Building,Chapter 10: Sustainable City and Regional Development, Chapter 11: Indoor Environment, Chapter 12: Environmental Engineering, Monitoring and Protection, Chapter 13: Electronics and Power Engineering,Chapter 14: Information Technologies Keyword: Hydrology, Water Resources, Flood and Drought Management, Hydraulic Engineering, Water Purification and Wastewater Treatment, Sustainable City and Regional Development, Indoor Environment, Urban Ecological Environment, Environmental Engineering and Environmental Protection, Electricity Infrastructure and Power Transmission, Road and Railway Engineering, Transportation Planning, Construction and Operation and Organization, Bridge Engineering, Traffic Control and Information Technology, Carrying Tools and Operation Engineering, Computer Applications and Intelligent Algorithms Editors Wu, Chen, Yang, and Liang present students, researchers, policy-makers, engineers, architects and professionals in a variety of related fields with a two volume set collecting selected, peer-reviewed papers from the third International Conference on Civil Architecture and Hydraulic Engineering, held July of 2014 in Hangzhou China. The first volume is organized in six chapters, covering hydrology, water resources, flood and drought management, hydraulic engineering, water purification and wastewater treatment, oil, gas, and mineral resources exploitation, landscape planning and design, and urban and rural planning and design. The second volume is organized in eight chapters, covering transportation planning, operation, and organization, traffic control, renewable energy, energy saving building, low-carbon building, and ecological building, sustainable city and regional development, indoor environment, environmental engineering, monitoring, and protection, electronics and power engineering, and information technologies. -- Architectural engineering-- Civil engineering-- Construction-- Sustainability

Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Highlands of Eastern Africa

From Concept to Practice
Author: Laura Anne German,Jeremias Mowo,Tilahun Amede,Kenneth Masuki
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136493697
Category: Law
Page: 340
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This book documents a decade of research, methodological innovation, and lessons learned in an eco-regional research-for-development program operating in the eastern African highlands, the African Highlands Initiative (AHI). It does this through reflections of the protagonists themselves—AHI site teams and partners applying action research to development innovation as a means to enhance the impact of their research. The book summarizes the experiences of farmers, research and development workers and policy and decision-makers who have interacted within an innovation system with the common goal of implementing an integrated approach to natural resource management (NRM) in the humid highlands. This book demonstrates the crucial importance of "approach" in shaping the outcomes of research and development, and distils lessons learned on what works, where and why. It is enriched with examples and case studies from five benchmark sites in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, whose variability provides the reader with an in-depth knowledge of the complexities of integrated NRM in agro-ecosystems that play an important role in the rural economy of the region. It is shown that the struggle to achieve sustainable agricultural development in challenging environments is a complex one, and can only be effectively achieved through combined efforts and commitment of individuals and institutions with complementary roles.

Representing Landscapes

A Visual Collection of Landscape Architectural Drawings
Author: Nadia Amoroso
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136518703
Category: Architecture
Page: 280
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What do you communicate when you draw an industrial landscape using charcoal; what about a hyper-realistic PhotoShop collage method? What are the right choices to make? Are there right and wrong choices when it comes to presenting a particular environment in a particular way? The choice of medium for visualising an idea is something that faces all students of landscape architecture and urban design, and each medium and style option that you select will influence how your idea is seen and understood. Responding to demand from her students, Nadia Amoroso has compiled successful and eye-catching drawings using various drawing styles and techniques to create this book of drawing techniques for landscape architects to follow and - more importantly - to be inspired by. More than twenty respected institutions have helped to bring together the very best of visual representation of ideas, the most powerful, expressive and successful images. Professors from these institutions provide critical and descriptive commentaries, explaining the impact of using different media to represent the same landscape. This book is recommended for landscape architecture and urban design students from first year to thesis and is specifically useful in visual communications and graphic courses and design studios.

Landscape Site Grading Principles

Grading with DESIGN in Mind
Author: Bruce G. Sharky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118668723
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
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A complete guide to site grading for designers and other visual learners Grading With Design in Mind: Landscape Site Grading Principles is a comprehensive guide to grading, written specifically from the design perspective. Heavily illustrated and non-technical, this book meets the needs of designers and visual learners by presenting the principles and methods of site grading with less emphasis on engineering, and a strong focus on the effect on the overall aesthetic. Written by a professor in America's number-one ranked undergraduate landscape architecture program, the book guides readers step-by-step through the process of solving various grading problems in real-life scenarios. Landscape designers, landscape architects, and engineers need to have a deep understanding of site grading as the foundation of any project. Grading plans must not only solve practical requirements, but also create landforms that contribute to the aesthetic ambition of the overall site and architectural design concept. Grading With Design in Mind takes a highly visual approach to presenting modern grading techniques and considerations, providing designers the guidance they need to become competent in site grading while understanding the design implications of the subject. Features include: Numerous illustrations to support the text Step-by-step examples Professional grading plans Studying the professional grading plans helps readers better understand the real-world application of grading principles in different situations. Site grading is a complicated topic with plenty of on-site variables, but Grading with Design in Mind breaks it down into clear, concise instruction with value to both professionals and students in the field of landscape design.

Suburban Governance

A Global View
Author: Pierre Hamel,Roger Keil
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144266357X
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
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North American gated communities, African squatter settlements, European housing estates, and Chinese urban villages all share one thing in common: they represent types of suburban space. As suburban growth becomes the dominant urban process of the twenty-first century, its governance poses an increasingly pressing set of global challenges. In Suburban Governance: A Global View, editors Pierre Hamel and Roger Keil have assembled a groundbreaking set of essays by leading urban scholars that assess how governance regulates the creation of the world’s suburban spaces and everyday life within them. With contributors from ten countries on five continents, this collection covers the full breadth of contemporary developments in suburban governance. Examining the classic North American model of suburbia, contemporary alternatives in Europe and Latin America, and the emerging suburbanisms of Africa and Asia, Suburban Governance offers a strong analytical introduction to a vital topic in contemporary urban studies.

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Social Structure of Irrelevance
Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199366632
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Many of us take for granted that what we perceive is a completely accurate representation of the world around us. Yet we have all had the experience of suddenly realizing that the keys or glasses that we had been looking for in vain were right in front of us the whole time. The capacity of our sense organs far exceeds our mental capabilities, and as such, looking at something does not guarantee that we will notice it. Our minds constantly prioritize and organize the information we take in, bringing certain things to the foreground, while letting others - that which we deem irrelevant - recede into the background. What ultimately determines what we perceive, and what we do not? In this fascinating book, noted sociologist Eviatar Zerubavel argues that we perceive things not just as human beings but as social beings. Drawing on fascinating examples from science, the art world, optical illusions, and all walks of life, he shows that what we notice or ignore varies across cultures and throughout history, and illustrates how our environment and our social lives - everything from our lifestyles to our professions to our nationalities - play a role in determining how we actually use our senses to access the world. A subtle yet powerful examination of one of the central features of our conscious life, this book offers a way to think about all that might otherwise remain hidden in plain sight.

The Ultimate Oil Painting Solution: for Landscape Art, Portraiture and Still Life

Comprehensive Tips and Techniques for Painting in Oils
Author: Rachel Shirley
Publisher: Rachel Shirley
ISBN: 1492742287
Category: Art
Page: 234
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A bulky, comprehensive book on oil painting various subject matter. Ever had trouble drawing ellipses, mixing skin colours or painting skies? This bumper oil painting book tackles 78 such painting ‘peeves’ with suggested solutions. The Ultimate Oil Painting Solution comprise three full-length art books: Why do my Clouds Look Like Cotton Wool? a problem-solver for landscape painting; Why do my Skin Tones Look Lifeless? a problem-solver for portrait painting, and Why do my Ellipses Look Like Doughnuts? a problem-solver for still life painting. Each book can be purchased singly if interested in just one subject area. However, purchasing the three in this bundle book will work out a little cheaper than buying the three books individually. Each book comprises 26 common ‘peeves’ (in the form of chapters) associated with the oil painting area concerned, and therefore you will find 78 such peeves and suggested solutions collectively within. The book has 73,000 words, 78 chapters and around 400 images. Each book also possesses a step by step painting demonstration associated with the subject area. These are Castlerigg Stone Circle (for landscape art); David’s Oath of the Horatii (for portraiture) and painting strawberries (for still life). The ‘peeves’ selected represent common problem areas that students have experienced in my art classes. Such peeves include the rendering of foreshortenings, darkening skin colours, suggesting ripples in water, painting clouds, mixing greens, suggesting soft hair, painting noses, reflections in eyes, moisture on fruit, portrait photography, measuring tones, darkening snow colours and a myriad of other peeves. As each book are in themselves separate entities, where applicable, similar information is presented in context of landscape art, portraiture and still life painting, although the information is presented differently. Examples of this are the art materials needed for painting and the nature of pigments. However, such occurrences are mostly confined to the introductory chapters of each book and occur seldom elsewhere. Key chapters in this book cover the colour theory, perspectives, drawing ellipses, the golden section, tonal values, underglazing, art techniques, the nature of pigments, essential art materials, monochromatic painting, composing an arrangement, negative shapes, painting en plein air, drawing foreshortenings, creating mood, making a viewfinder, colour temperatures, drawing methods, the rules of reflections, painting on a budget, types of gessoes, skin colours and much, much more. The aim of this book is to find a ‘cure’ for a given issue and enable the developing artist to improve in the future. Most of all, to encourage creativity and growing confidence. Dimensions of print book: 10x8in and 234 pages.

Shared Governance for Sustainable Working Landscapes


Author: Timothy M. Gieseke
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498718027
Category: Nature
Page: 265
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Sustaining our agricultural landscapes is no longer just a technical, scientific or even political problem, but it has evolved into a socially complex, so-called wicked problem of conflicting social governance and economics. This creates an extreme economic obstacle where the value of ecosystem services remains low and diffuse and the transactions costs remain high and multiple.Using Uber-like business platform technology and a shared governance model, a symbiotic demand for environmental benefits is created. Enabling multi-sector transactions for environmental benefits, this platform innovation would remedy the "tragedy of the commons"; the economic nemesis to achieving landscape sustainability. In a nutshell, to sustain our agricultural landscapes a transdisciplinary approach supported by a shared governance model housed within a multi-sided platform in needed. This book introduces an assessment framework identifying governance actors, styles and ratios for socio-ecological systems. The assessment uses a new governance compass to identify the types of actors completing which tasks and identifies the styles of governance used to complete the tasks. It is aimed to anyone involved in sustainability science, agricultural policy planning, or integrated landscape design.

Moving closer to nature: lessons for landscapes and livelihoods from the Miyun landscape, China


Author: N.A
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 283171494X
Category:
Page: N.A
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Turfgrass Traffic and Compaction: Problems and Solutions


Author: N.A
Publisher: UCANR Publications
ISBN: 1601072562
Category:
Page: N.A
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Ekistics


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cities and towns
Page: N.A
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Better Homes and Gardens


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: N.A
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200 Contractual Problems and their Solutions


Author: J. Roger Knowles
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118257049
Category: Law
Page: 384
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This book examines 200 contractual problems which regularly arise on building and engineering projects and provides a detailed explanation of their solutions, citing standard contract conditions and key parts of legal judgements as authority. A succinct summary is provided at the end of each detailed solution. It covers problems together with their solutions in respect of: Procurement matters Tenders and bidding Design issues Letters of intent Contractor's programme Contractor's float Delays Concurrent Delays Extensions of time Liquidated/delay damages Unliquidated damages Variations Loss and expense/additional cost claims Acceleration Global claims Payment Damage to the works Exclusion clauses Retention of title Practical completion Defect correction Adjudication This book deals with a broad range of construction contracts including JCT Standard Form and Design and Build, New Engineering Contract NEC3, ICE and GC/Works/1. This book was first published under the title of One Hundred Contractual Problems and Their Solutions, with a second edition entitled One Hundred and Fifty Contractual Problems and their Solutions. This third edition adds 50 new problems and replaces 15 of those in the last edition. Of the remainder half have been the subject of revision. "Deserves a place on every site and in every office as the standard handbook on contractual problems" —Construction Law Digest

Taylor's Guide to Growing North America's Favorite Plants

Proven Perennials, Annuals, Flowering Trees, Shrubs, & Vines for Every Garden
Author: Barbara Ellis
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618059638
Category: Gardening
Page: 342
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Covers purchasing, growing, and caring for the most popular plants

Environmental Problems in the Bakossi Landscape

A Handbook for Environmental Educators
Author: Ekpe Inyang
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9956717290
Category: Nature
Page: 52
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Written in simple and straightforward language, Environmental Problems in the Bakossi Landscape is a practical handbook of knowledge and skills needed to be more efficient in sensitising and taking practical steps to address environmental problems. Although the handbook focuses on the seven environmental problems of the Bakossi Landscape, its depth and breadth of analysis and the deliberate attempt at not making it too site-specific in the discussion of the problems makes it equally useful for Environmental Clubs of schools in other areas, as well as other community educators interested in environmental issues or environmental education. The ultimate aim of the book is in assisting all and sundry make the world a better place by being more sensitive to the needs, sensibilities and sensitivities of the environment.

The New American Landscape Gardener

A Guide to Beautiful Backyards & Sensational Surroundings
Author: Phebe Leighton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 344
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Gives advice on designing a garden, suggests solutions to common landscaping problems, and recommends useful plants

Aesthetic Rejuvenation Challenges and Solutions

A World Perspective
Author: Paul J. Carniol,Gary D. Monheit
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1841847186
Category: Medical
Page: 228
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Practitioners of aesthetic medicine and surgery already have a series of textbooks instructing on how to treat the standard patient. Unfortunately, they also have patients who do not conform to the average—those who are of a different age, or sex, ethnicity, or medical history, or who have special social requirements. Aesthetic Rejuvenation Challenges and Solutions: A World Perspective pools the expertise of top aesthetic practitioners who look at those complicated areas that tend to be ignored in the more standard textbooks and provides advice on managing these areas of special challenge that arise in clinical practice. The book contains extensive material on "non-standard" and "non-textbook" patients. It discusses how to evaluate these patients, and when to decide that a patient is not suited for a particular procedure. It discusses the treatment of patients of different ethnic groups, and provides guidance on how to manage patient expectations and deal with dissatisfied patients.

Exploration and Innovation in Design

Towards a Computational Model
Author: D. Navinchandra
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461231140
Category: Computers
Page: 195
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Exploration and Innovation in Design is one of the first books to present both conceptual and computational models of processes which have the potential to produce innovative results at early stages of design. Discussed here is the concept of exploration where the system, using computational processes, moves outside predefined available decisions. Sections of this volume discuss areas such as design representation and search, exploration and the emergence of new criteria, and precedent-based adaptation. In addition, the author presents the overall architecture of a design system and shows how the pieces fit together into one coherent system. Concluding chapters of the book discuss relationships of work in design to other research efforts, applications, and future research directions in design. The ideas and processes presented in this volume further our understanding of computational models of design, particularly those that are capable of assisting in the production of non-routine designs, and affirm that we are indeed moving toward a science of design.

Land Use Problems and Conflicts

Causes, Consequences and Solutions
Author: John C. Bergstrom,Stephen J Goetz,James S. Shortle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135996121
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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The causes, consequences and control of land use change have become topics of enormous importance in contemporary society. Not only is urban land use and sprawl a hot-button issue, but issues of rural land use have also been in the headlines. Policy makers and citizens are starting to realize that many environmental and economic issues have the question of land use at their very core. Comprising papers from a conference sponsored by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, Land Use Problems and Conflicts draws together some of the most up-to-date research in this area. Sections are devoted to problems in the United States and Europe, the consequences of such problems, land use-related data and alternative solutions to conflict. With a lineup including some of the best scholarship on this subject to date, this volume will be of use to those studying environmental and land use issues in addition to policy makers and economists.