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Human Ecology: How Nature and Culture Shape Our World
by Frederick R. Steiner

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 16, 2016

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Humans have always been influenced by natural landscapes, and always will be—even as we create ever-larger cities and our developments fundamentally change the nature of the earth around us. In <i>Human Ecology</i>, noted city planner and landscape architect Frederick Steiner encourages us to consider how human cultures have been shaped by natural forces, and how we might use this understanding to contribute to a future where both nature and people thrive.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Human ecology is the study of the interrelationships between humans and their environment, drawing on diverse fields from biology and geography to sociology, engineering, and architecture. Steiner admirably synthesizes these perspectives through the lens of landscape architecture, a discipline that requires its practitioners to consciously connect humans and their environments.  After laying out eight principles for understanding human ecology, the book’s chapters build from the smallest scale of connection—our homes—and expand to community scales, regions, nations, and, ultimately, examine global relationships between people and nature.<br /><br /> <br /><br />In this age of climate change, a new approach to planning and design is required to envision a livable future. <i>Human Ecology</i> provides architects, landscape architects, urban designers, and planners—and students in those fields— with timeless principles for new, creative thinking about how their work can shape a vibrant, resilient future for ourselves and our planet.
CLIENT MAGNETS: HOW TO ATTRACT AND WIN MORE CLIENTS: Simple Strat...
by Stephen Mayall

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English

Pages

66

Publication Date

November 30, 2016

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Free video training for creatives and designers - get the 5 step system I've been developing for the past 9 years: <b>newedgemarketing.co.uk/roadmap</b> (just copy and paste into your browser)<br /><br /><i>Client Magnets are what bring clients to YOU.</i><br /><br />They're an irresistible force that draw clients to your website - through the promise of getting great valuable content and earning their trust. That's what it's all about, after all - building meaningful relationships with your prospects.<br /><br /><h2>9 Years in the making...</h2><br />I’ve been developing this process now for the past 9 years. Following hundreds of hours, reading, researching, studying and testing. <br /><br />Were there mistakes? Uh...yep. Hundreds of hours spent on strategies that flat out didn’t work. <br /><br />But guess what? Eventually success started to happen. And I was able to generate and convert leads into opportunities on a consistent basis.<br /><br />Want to know the best part?<br /><br />I could replicate it in any creative service based business I tested it in.<br /><br />Then one day, while helping a friend implement these steps into his small branding agency, I realised something: the exact client development framework I developed could benefit other creative business owners… And I decided to share it for the first time ever.<br /><br />I’ve designed this system for owners of creative services businesses including, Graphic Designers, Branding Agencies, Web Designers, Photographers, Interior Designers, Industrial Designers, Copy-writers, Production Companies and more. <br /><br /><h2>What Client Magnets Can do for You:</h2><br /><br />-Learn how to generate quality leads on a broad scale.<br />-Leverage effective web marketing to attract more of your ideal clients.<br />-Discover exactly how to educate, nurture and earn your prospects trust.<br />-The one piece of content you can create in a day or less to generate leads - on autopilot.<br />-Learn how to create an irresistible offer to convert leads into opportunities.<br />-Create consistent new business opportunities, knowing that the next one is simply a matter of repeating the process you’ve now mastered.<br /><br /><h2>How?</h2><br />It's all about generating leads on a broad scale and nurturing them through email marketing whilst slowly introducing them them to free and low cost offers to turn visitors into leads, leads into opportunities and opportunities into clients.<br /><br /><b>Download this ebook now to find out how… in addition to this ebook you will also get:</b><br /><br />-Access to my FREE client development cheat sheet.<br />-Email swipe file - all the copy you’ll need to create your first follow up series. <br />-An editable PDF worksheet - design your own client development system.<br />-Ready made client development formulas for every creative discipline.<br />-Get the chance to get all of your burning questions answered personally by me.<br /><br />To your success!
Urban Planning Against Poverty: How to Think and Do Better Cities...
by Jean-Claude Bolay

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English

Pages

214

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p>This open access book revisits the theoretical foundations of urban planning and the application of these concepts and methods in the context of Southern countries by examining several case studies from different regions of the world. For instance, the case of Koudougou, a medium-sized city in one of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso, with a population of 115.000 inhabitants, allows us to understand concretely which and how these deficiencies are translated in an African urban context. In contrast, the case of Nueve de Julio, intermediate city of 50.000 dwellers in the pampa Argentina, addresses the new forms of spatial fragmentation and social exclusion linked with agro export and crisis of the international markets. Case studies are also included for cities in Asia and Latin America. Differences and similarities between cases allow us to foresee alternative models of urban planning better adapted to tackle poverty and find efficient ways for more inclusive cities in developing and emerging countries, interacting several dimensions linked with high rates of urbanization: territorial fragmentation; environmental contamination; social disparities and exclusion, informal economy and habitat, urban governance and democracy.<br /></p>
The Transit Metropolis: A Global Inquiry
by Robert Cervero

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

April 15, 2013

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Around the world, mass transit is struggling to compete with the private automobile, and in many places, its market share is rapidly eroding. Yet a number of metropolitan areas have in recent decades managed to mount cost-effective and resource-conserving transit services that provide respectable alternatives to car travel. What sets these places apart?<br /><br /> <br /><br />In this book, noted transportation expert Robert Cervero provides an on-the-ground look at more than a dozen mass transit success stories, introducing the concept of the "transit metropolis"—a region where a workable fit exists between transit services and urban form. The author has spent more than three years studying cities around the world, and he makes a compelling case that metropolitan areas of any size and with any growth pattern—from highly compact to widely dispersed—can develop successful mass transit systems.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Following an introductory chapter that frames his argument and outlines the main issues, Cervero describes and examines five different types of transit metropolises, with twelve in-depth case studies of cities that represent each type. He considers the key lessons of the case studies and debunks widely held myths about transit and the city. In addition, he reviews the efforts underway in five North American cities to mount transit programs and discusses the factors working for and against their success. Cities profiled include Stockholm; Singapore; Tokyo; Ottawa; Zurich; Melbourne; Mexico City; Curitiba, Brazil; Portland, Oregon; and Vancouver, British Columbia.<br /><br /> <br /><br />The Transit Metropolis provides practical lessons on how North American cities can manage sprawl and haphazard highway development by creating successful mass transit systems. While many books discuss the need for a sustainable transportation system, few are able to present examples of successful systems and provide the methods and tools needed to create such a system. This book is a unique and invaluable resource for transportation planners and professionals, urban planners and designers, policymakers and students of planning and urban design.
Bodybuilding: Building the perfect Body With Simple Hints and Tip...
by Daniel D'apollonio

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English

Pages

36

Publication Date

December 08, 2016

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<h2>Building the perfect Body With Simple Hints and Tips! </h2><br /><br />Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.<br /><br />This book has lots of amazing information on how to build the perfect body with simple hints and tips that will bring you dramatic results.<br /><br /><br />Have you ever thought of getting that “toned” look that everybody is after? And what crosses your mind whenever you come across the term “bodybuilding”? <br /><br /><br />Perhaps images of huge, heavy muscled bare-chested men and lean bodied ladies flexing their pectorals, massive biceps and triceps amidst tumultuous applauses from a fiery audience is what comes to your mind! That’s pretty fine; only that it is part of bodybuilding; the professional one! <br /><br /><br />So what exactly is bodybuilding if the above is just part of it? Well, bodybuilding is the whole process you adapt to build your body from the ground up. And the good news is that adapting bodybuilding as your lifestyle will see you gain immense benefits ranging from fitness to personal health. Therefore, understand what bodybuilding entails; know how to practice bodybuilding safely and obtain dramatic results, train consistently, have quality exercises, check on your diet and maintain a positive attitude and see amazing transformation in your physique. <br /><br /><br />This guide will help you demystify all your bodybuilding myths and give you some tips on adapting this exciting regimen. <br /><br /><h2>Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...</h2><br /><ul><li>The Basics of Bodybuilding<br /></li><li>Bodybuilding: Why Bother?<br /></li><li>Your Body Type: Its Place In Bodybuilding<br /></li><li>Getting Started with Training<br /></li><li>Exercises Targeting Individual Muscle Groups<br /></li><li>Getting To The Next Level: Tips That Will Guarantee Massive Rapid Success<br /></li><li>And much, much<br />more!</li></ul><br /><br /><br /><b>Download your copy today!</b><br /><br /><br />bodybuilding, bodybuilding cookbook, bodybuilding diet, bodybuilding anatomy, bodybuilding encyclopedia, bodybuilding program, bodybuilding over 50, bodybuilding nutrition, bodybuilding illustrated, bodybuilding muscle, muscle building, muscle and fitness, muscle growth, biceps, triceps, abs, chest, bodybuilding books, building muscle, weight lifting, fitness, fitness training, weight training, lose fat book
Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence
by , Jeffrey Kenworthy

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English

Pages

464

Publication Date

February 22, 2013

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<i>Sustainability and Cities</i> examines the urban aspect of sustainability issues, arguing that cities are a necessary focus for that global agenda. The authors make the case that the essential character of a city's land use results from how it manages its transportation, and that only by reducing our automobile dependence will we be able to successfully accommodate all elements of the sustainability agenda.<br /><br /> <br /><br />The book begins with chapters that set forth the notion of sustainability and how it applies to cities and automobile dependence. The authors consider the changing urban economy in the information age, and describe the extent of automobile dependence worldwide. They provide an updated survey of global cities that examines a range of sustainability factors and indicators, and, using a series of case studies, demonstrate how cities around the world are overcoming the problem of automobile dependence. They also examine the connections among transportation and other issues—including water use and cycling, waste management, and greening the urban landscape—and explain how all elements of sustainability can be managed simultaneously.<br /><br /> <br /><br />The authors end with a consideration of how professional planners can promote the sustainability agenda, and the ethical base needed to ensure that this critical set of issues is taken seriously in the world's cities.<br /><br /> <br /><br /><i>Sustainability and Cities</i> will serve as a source of both learning and inspiration for those seeking to create more sustainable cities, and is an important book for practitioners, researchers, and students in the fields of planning, geography, and public policy.
Building Green: Environmental Architects and the Struggle for Sus...
by Anne Rademacher

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English

Pages

223

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.<br /><br /><i>Building Green</i> explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of the world’s most populous and population-dense urban areas and a city iconic for its massive informal settlements, extreme wealth asymmetries, and ecological stresses. Under these conditions, what does it mean to learn, and try to practice, so-called green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India’s first graduate degree program in Environmental Architecture, Rademacher shows how environmental architects forged sustainability concepts and practices and sought to make them meaningful through engaged architectural practice. The book’s focus on practitioners offers insights into the many roles that converge to produce this emergent, critically important form of urban expertise. At once activists, scientists, and designers, the environmental architects profiled in <i>Building Green</i> act as key agents of urban change whose efforts in practice are shaped by a complex urban development economy, layered political power relations, and a calculus of when, and how, their expert skills might be operationalized in service of a global urban future.  
Essential Guide to Smart Home Automation Safety & Security: Use H...
by Gerard O'Driscoll

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English

Pages

48

Publication Date

November 10, 2014

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<p><em>Imagine using various types of smart home connected devices to help increase the security levels against would be intruders?</em></p><p>In this mini book, detail is provided on six key smart systems that you can use to enhance your family’s home security levels. Here are the smart home security systems you will learn about: </p><ul><li>Smart Alarm Systems</li><li>Smart IP Cameras</li><li>Smart Combo Alarm Devices</li><li>Smart Access Control & Smart Locks</li><li>Smart Doorbells</li></ul><p>In addition to covering the integration of alarm and fire detection systems with your smartphone App, this book also deals with adding smart air quality control, water and freeze alert capabilities to your home.</p><p>Written by international smart home automation expert and bestselling author, Gerard O’Driscoll, this book includes technical illustrations, examples of how smart homes are helping people, insights from Gerard and details of an awesome monthly giveaway.</p><p><br /><b>Bonus also included</b> - Order right now and you’ll also receive a special discount coupon for launched a course titled Home Automation for Beginners: Create Your Own Smart Home.</p><p>Updated as of November 7, with new information</p><p>Ready to start using smart home systems to improve your family’s security levels? Then click the Add to Cart button.</p>
Community Character: Principles for Design and Planning
by , Bret C. Keast

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English

Pages

203

Publication Date

June 22, 2012

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Community Character provides a design-oriented system for planning and zoning communities but accounts for how people who participate in a community live, work, and shop there. The relationships that Lane Kendig defines here reflect the complexity of the interaction of the built environment with its social and economic uses, taking into account the diverse desires of municipalities and citizens. Among the many classifications for a community’s “character” are its relationship to other communities, its size and the resulting social and economic characteristics.<br /><br /> <br /><br />According to Kendig, most comprehensive plans and zoning regulations are based entirely on density and land use, neither of which effectively or consistently measures character or quality of development. As Kendig shows, there is a wide range of measures that define character and these vary with the type of character a community desires to create. Taking a much more comprehensive view, this book offers “community character” as a real-world framework for planning for communities of all kinds and sizes.<br /><br /> <br /><br />A companion book, A Practical Guide to Planning with Community Character, provides a detailed explanation of applying community character in a comprehensive plan, with chapters on designing urban, sub-urban, and rural character types, using character in comprehensive plans, and strategies for addressing characteristic challenges of planning and zoning in the 21st century.
Designing Adaptive Virtual Worlds
by , Mary Lou Maher

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English

Pages

145

Publication Date

September 18, 2014

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<p>Designing adaptive virtual worlds takes the design of virtual places for education, entertainment, online communities, business, and cultural activities to a new level. This book presents an agent model for a design grammar so that unique places can be created responding to the changing needs in the virtual world. Applying these techniques has immediate implications on the design of games.</p>

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