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Our urban environment.

West Glamorgan. County Council.

Our urban environment.

by West Glamorgan. County Council.

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Published by The Council in Swansea .
Written in English


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Non-fiction. Non-fiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact. This presentation may be accurate or not; that is, it can give either a true or . Book Description Both the number and percentage of people living in urban areas is growing rapidly. Up to half of the world's population is expected to be living in a city by the end of the century and there are over cities in the world with populations over a million.

Sustainable development cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way we build and manage our urban spaces. The rapid growth of cities—a result of rising populations and increasing migration—has led to a boom in mega-cities, especially in the developing world, and slums are becoming a more significant feature of urban life. Today is the first day of our summer e-book sale! All Island Press e-books are $ on our site and at major electronic retailers until May 29th. With more than e-books included, you can find classics and new releases on topics as diverse as architecture and urban planning, conservation biology, climate change, and energy production.

Comprehensive, clearly written, richly illustrated, and with broad ranging examples and well documented sources of data, this is a book that should be read by researchers, students and practitioners interested in the urban environment, urban planning and design, and smart cities. An urban area is the region surrounding a inhabitants of urban areas have nonagricultural jobs. Urban areas are very developed, meaning there is a density of human structures such as houses, commercial buildings, roads, bridges, and railways. "Urban area" can refer to towns, cities, and suburbs.


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Renewing Urban Communities: Environment, Citizenship and Sustainability in Ireland 1st Edition. Mark Scott, Niamh Moore Ireland is now an urban society, and both parts of the island have experienced rapid urban-generated growth and new patterns of development in recent years.

The importance of trees and forests in the urban environment is stressed in this book by a number of concerned professional foresters and community activists.

Cities are losing trees at an appalling rate, and the replacement rate of one tree for every four lost is an indication of neglect by city : Douglas, Our urban environment. book. Ilieva, Rositsa T. and McPhearson, Timon Social-media data for urban sustainability.

Nature Sustainability, Vol. 1, Issue. 10, p. Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design - Kindle edition by Montgomery, Charles. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban by: Between andthe world's population will have flipped from 70% rural to 70% urban.

While much has been written about the impacts of climate change and mitigation of its effects on individual buildings or infrastructure, this book is one of the first to focus on the resilience of whole cities.

Henry Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of history at Duke is the author of eighteen previous books, including The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance, To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design, Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America, and The Essential s:   We take our urban environment for granted and ignore the organic empire that grows under and over it.

The city becomes more crowded by the day but we must not allow our need for. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

“Only in our flights of fancy can we still keep nature divorced from the human environment. Out in the real world, our tentacles entwine nature’s fabric,” Schilthuizen writes. The promise of jobs and prosperity, among other factors, pulls people to cities. Half of the global population already lives in cities, and by two-thirds of the world's people are expected to.

Mental illnesses and mood disorders are more common in urban areas, and while many factors share the blame, reduced access to nature is a contributing cause, Kahn said.

“There’s an enormous amount of disease largely tied to our removal from the natural environment,” he said. Engaging our readers in preparing book notes. Our Book Notes section has short descriptions of books, papers and reports that we have prepared on all subjects relevant to urban issues. These are summaries rather than reviews.

These go into the Book Notes online database that contains all. How Do Humans Affect the Environment. Human activity has been affecting the environment for thousands of years, from the time of our very earliest ancestors.

Since Homo sapiens first walked the earth, we have been modifying the environment around us through agriculture, travel and eventually through urbanization and commercial networks.

Author Jill Jonnes says more than you probably realize. It's good for our personal health and it's really good for the health of our planet. In her new book "Urban Forests," Jonnes explores the natural history of trees in America and looks at what cities today are learning about the.

13 Books on the Food System That Could Save the Environment. Agriculture The Urban Food Revolution: Stuart’s book explores the many pathways of waste that exist in our food system.

Even better, his book provides examples of countries where the food system is working, and offers tips on reducing and reusing our food. Book Description. Low Carbon Cities is a book for practitioners, students and scholars in architecture, urban planning and design.

It features essays on ecologically sustainable cities by leading exponents of urban sustainability, case studies of the new directions low carbon cities might take and investigations of how we can mitigate urban heat stress in our cities’ microclimates.

This Is Your Brain on Architecture. How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives, “holds that much of what and how people think is a function of our living in the kinds of bodies we do.” Not. As we emphasized in our first book together, Public Life in Urban Places and social and physical health that come from being raised in a rich and sustaining social environment.

Happy City is a powerful argument for improving quality of life in cities, an introduction to visionary individuals leading the way, and a compendium of strategies. The urban atmosphere is the result of the mixture of chemicals released from the complexity of emissions due to human living.

Ironically, the chemicals that we release do in. Simple Changes in Our Urban Environment Could Create a Truly Inclusive Society Feb 4, In Canada today, 1 in 5 Canadians over 15 years old (or 22 per cent) report having a disability, and approximately 47 per cent of Canadians say they spend time with or help someone who is dealing with these difficulties.

The unprecedented influence that humans are exerting on the natural world is a given in this epoch of the Anthropocene. Now, in his latest book, Darwin Comes To Town, evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen explores how that influence is rapidly reaching down into the genes of plants and animals.

In an interview with Yale EnvironmentSchilthuizen, a researcher at the Naturalis.Human Aspects of Urban Form: Towards a Man-Environment Approach to Urban Form and Design examines the way people perceive the city, the effects of urban forms on people, and the role of images.

By adopting a man-environment approach, this book seeks to understand the importance of cities for human behavior or satisfaction.Welcome to your world is an intriguing book which explores how the environment we build around us affects us, as well as how we navigate that reality. What I find really fascinating is how the author integrates cognitive and bodily experiences into the book so that we're not just looking at the environment, but also our own place in space/5(29).