Urban Sustainability

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Urban Sustainability. Innovative Spaces, Vulnerabilities and Opportunities (2014)

The need to promote a debate among researchers from active research networks in IAPS is at the origin of this book on “Urban sustainability: Innovative spaces, vulnerabilities and opportunities”.

This book is the reflection of a growing tradition of tackling issues that are central to social and political efforts to solve pressing societal and environmental problems in evermore intricate contexts of resource scarcity, growing population and urbanization, social  inequality and rising emissions.

Promoting research and creating the conditions for lively and effective scientific debate has been part of the mission of the IAPS Association since its beginnings.

The growing effervescence of content network is reflected in a rising number of scientific  events and interesting publications, such as the book you now have in your hands.

PDF version of this book (first edition supported by Diputación da Coruña) can be download here:

CONTENT OF THIS BOOK

I. CHALLENGES FOR A SUSTAINABLE URBANISM

1. Urban sustainability: Innovative spaces, vulnerabilities and opportunities.  Ricardo García Mira and Adina Dumitru

2. The education of the architect in the XXI century: psychosocial new findings and environmental sustainability challenges. Magda Saura, Josep Muntañola, and Sergi Méndez

3. A study on the modernization and sustainability of traditional Hanok. Seungkwang Shon

4. Towards human sustainable urbanism: interrogating the contemporary approaches and the traditional Turkish (Ottoman) city. Derya Oktay

II. VULNERABILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL SAFETY

5. Vulnerabilities and resilience of communities living in circumstances of risk.  Edinéa Alcántara, Rubenilda Rosinha Barbosa, Fátima Furtado, and Alice Lancellotti

6. Opportunities for security governance in the face of local safety crisis in cities. Abdul Samad Hadi, Shaharudin Idrus, Abdul Hadi Harman Shah,Ahmad Fariz Mohamed, and Mohd Raffi Othman

7. Perceived safety, comfort, and satisfaction related to the stadium experience. Sara Manca and Ferdinando Fornara

8. Healthy workers and healthy workplaces: psychosocial evaluation in organizational environments. Amelia Fraga Mosquera, Alberto Díaz Ayude and Ricardo García Mira.

III. MAPPING APPROACHES FOR EXPLORING SPACE

9. Experiments in mapping human factors for sustainable design and living. Olga Bannova and Pernilla Hagbert

10. Affective maps: validating a dialogue between qualitative and quantitative methods. Zulmira Aurea Cruz Bomfim, Bruno Halyson Lemos Nobre, Thais Leite Moraes Ferreira, Lívio Marcio Albuquerque de Araújo, Maria
Zelfa Souza Feitosa, Ana Kristsia Silva Martins, Helenira Fonseca de Alencar, and Nazka Fernandes Farias

11. Maps as landscape. Jesús Conde García

IV. ENGAGING USER’S BEHAVIOUR IN MANAGEMENT: PARTICIPATION, APPROPRIATION AND COHESION

12. Users’ behaviours, management and technical solutions: A fundamental integration for low carbon buildings. The case of Roma Tre University. Lucia Martincigh, Paola Marrone, Judit Kimpian, and Marina Di guida

13. Public participation in water management. The implementation of the water framework directive in Galician river basins management plans. Isabel Lema Blanco and Ricardo García Mira

14. Study of the appropriation of squares in Florianópolis, Brazil. Gabriela Yoshitani da Luz, Larissa Miranda Heinisch, Vanessa Goulart Dorneles, Fábio Lúcio Lopes Zampieri, and Vera Helena Moro bins Ely

15. Public facilities as elements of territorial cohesion. Case study University and Hospital networks in Galicia, Spain. Cristina García Fontán

V. ORGANIZING THE URBAN SPACE: INNOVATIVE APPROACHES

16. Constant crisis? Innovative approaches in old industrialised regions in Central Europe. Jörn Harfst

17. Understanding the transformation of low-rise apartment housing unit plans in Istanbul: An interpretation model and analysis of the changing syntax and semantics for housing space organization. Mehmet Emin Şalgamcioğlu and Alper Ünlü

18. Unexpected changes as a principal factor of urban disorganization. Myriam Goluboff Scheps, Amparo Casares Gallego and Cristina García Fontán

19. Constructing alternative spatialities in Kampala city: two case studies. Lilian Namuganyi and Rolf Johansson

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