E-books: Cities & Infrastructure

  • After Sustainable Cities? book cover

    After Sustainable Cities?

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mike Hodson, Simon Marvin

    A sustainable city has been defined in many ways. Yet, the most common understanding is a vision of the city that is able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Central to this vision are two ideas: cities should meet social…

    eBook – 2014-04-24

  • Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility: Global Report on Human Settlements 2013 book cover

    Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

    Global Report on Human Settlements 2013, 1st Edition

    By Un-Habitat

    Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for…

    eBook – 2013-10-30

  • State of the World's Cities 2012/2013: Prosperity of Cities book cover

    State of the World's Cities 2012/2013

    Prosperity of Cities, 1st Edition

    By Un Habitat

    The city is the home of prosperity. It is the place where human beings find satisfaction of basic needs and access to essential public goods. The city is also where ambitions, aspirations and other material and immaterial aspects of life are realized, providing contentment and happiness. It is a&…

    eBook – 2013-10-23

  • Masterplanning the Adaptive City: Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century book cover

    Masterplanning the Adaptive City

    Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tom Verebes

    Computational design has become widely accepted into mainstream architecture, but this is the first book to advocate applying it to create adaptable masterplans for rapid urban growth, urban heterogeneity, through computational urbanism. Practitioners and researchers here discuss ideas from the…

    eBook – 2013-10-08

  • Urban Energy Systems: An Integrated Approach book cover

    Urban Energy Systems

    An Integrated Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by James Keirstead, Nilay Shah

    Energy demands of cities need to be met more sustainably. This book analyses the technical and social systems that satisfy these needs and asks how methods can be put into practice to achieve this. Drawing on analytical tools and case studies developed at Imperial College London, the book presents…

    eBook – 2013-03-05

  • Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems Security book cover

    Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems Security

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Radvanovsky, Jacob Brodsky

    The availability and security of many services we rely upon�including water treatment, electricity, healthcare, transportation, and financial transactions�are routinely put at risk by cyber threats. The Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems Security is a fundamental outline of security concepts,…

    eBook – 2013-02-19
    CRC Press

  • Transforming Urban Transport: From Automobility to Sustainable Transport book cover

    Transforming Urban Transport

    From Automobility to Sustainable Transport, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Low

    Transforming Urban Transport confronts head-on the dilemma faced by a world wedded to mobility: the danger of continuing along the fossil-fuelled path and the real paucity of viable technological alternatives which can be deployed in time. To respond to the dilemma, the ideal of urban transport…

    eBook – 2012-12-12

  • The Emerging Asian City: Concomitant Urbanities & Urbanisms book cover

    The Emerging Asian City

    Concomitant Urbanities & Urbanisms, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vinayak Bharne

    The Asian urban landscape contains nearly half of the planet’s inhabitants and more than half of its slum population living in some of its oldest and densest cities. It encompasses some of the world’s oldest civilizations and colonizations, and today contains some of the world’s fastest growing…

    eBook – 2012-11-12

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