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3D City Models and urban information: Current issues and perspectives European COST Action TU0801

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ISBN: 9782759811533 Year: Language: English
Publisher: EDP SCIENCES
Subject: Architecture
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3D City Models and urban information: Current issues and perspectivesEuropean COST Action TU0801R. Billen, A.-F. Cutting-Decelle, O. Marina, J.-P. de Almeida, Caglioni M., G. Falquet, T. Leduc, C. Métral, G. Moreau, J. Perret, G. Rabin, R. San Jose, I. Yatskiv and S. ZlatanovaConsidering sustainable development of cities implies investigating cities in a holistic way taking into account many interrelations between various urban or environmental issues. 3D city models are increasingly used in different cities and countries for an intended wide range of applications beyond mere visualization. Could these 3D City models be used to integrate urban and environmental knowledge? How could they be improved to fulfill such role? We believe that enriching the semantics of current 3D city models, would extend their functionality and usability; therefore, they could serve as integration platforms of the knowledge related to urban and environmental issues allowing a huge and significant improvement of city sustainable management and development. But which elements need to be added to 3D city models? What are the most efficient ways to realize such improvement / enrichment? How to evaluate the usability of these improved 3D city models?These were the questions tackled by the COST Action TU0801 “Semantic enrichment of 3D city models for sustainable urban development”. This book gathers various materials developed all along the four year of the Action and the significant breakthroughs.

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City models

The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit

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ISBN: 9780472035212 9780472029174 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Architecture
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Intense attention has been paid to Detroit as a site of urban crisis. This crisis, however, has not only yielded the massive devaluation of real estate that has so often been noted; it has also yielded an explosive production of seemingly valueless urban property that has facilitated the imagination and practice of alternative urbanisms. The first sustained study of Detroit's alternative urban cultures, The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit initiates a new focus on Detroit as a site not only of urban crisis but also of urban possibility.The Guide documents art and curatorial practices, community and guerilla gardens, urban farming and forestry, cultural platforms, living archives, evangelical missions, temporary public spaces, intentional communities, furtive monuments, outsider architecture, and other work made possible by the ready availability of urban space in Detroit. The Guide poses these spaces as "unreal estate": urban territory that has slipped through the free- market economy and entered other regimes of value, other contexts of meaning, and other systems of use. The appropriation of this territory in Detroit, the Guide suggests, offers new perspectives on what a city is and can be, especially in a time of urban crisis.

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Urban life --- Detroit --- city

Adelaide: a literary city

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ISBN: 9781922064646 Year: Pages: 284 DOI: 10.20851/adelaide-literary Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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From the tentative beginnings of European settlement to today’s flourishing writing scene, Adelaide has always been a literary city. Novelists, poets and playwrights have lived here; readers have pored over books, sharing them and discussing them; literary celebrities have visited and sometimes stayed; writers have encouraged each other and fought with each other. Adelaide is literary, too, in the sense of having been written about—sometimes with love, sometimes with scorn. Literature has been important not only to the city’s cultural life but to its identity, to the way it has been seen and, most importantly, to the way it has seen itself. Today, literary Adelaide is thriving. The ‘printers, schoolmasters and schoolmistresses, booksellers, authors, publishers, and even reviewers’ that Wakefield imagined more than 180 years ago have been augmented by other infrastructure such as the South Australian Writers’ Centre, the University of Adelaide’s creative writing program, by ArtsSA, by an online literary culture that connects the city to the rest of the world, and by countless reading groups and public readings. Adelaide is home to a vast array of interesting writers, such as Peter Goldsworthy, Sean Williams, Dylan Coleman, Vikki Wakefield, Jan Owen, Roseanne Hawke, Stephen Orr, Fiona McIntosh, Brian Castro, and many others. This flourishing literary life continues to be an important component of one of Adelaide’s most significant identities—as a city of creativity and culture. Adelaide: a literary city hopes to broaden and deepen our understanding of that long component of the city’s life.

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literary city --- adelaide

The creative city does not exist

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ISBN: 9788867053995 Year: Pages: 160 Language: English
Publisher: Ledizioni - LediPublishing
Subject: Sociology
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Every city wants to become creative, perhaps even the most creative ever. But what does it mean to be a creative city? What images take shape as a consequence? What sort of city do we envisage? Which one are we actually building?In a journey that starts with Blade Runner and passes through English punk, Milanese creative workers and Star Wars, the book explores the features and outcomes of the creative city, penetrating its dark side but also identifying its assets. In the future, cities must be guided by a vision of a creative city able to be inclusive yet competitive, to open new public spaces and to be socially innovative. This book presents some of the tools that allow us to look at the city as a place whose air makes people free.

Urban Europe. Fifty Tales of the City

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ISBN: 9789462984905 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_623610 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology
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In Urban Europe, urban researchers and practitioners based in Amsterdam tell the story of the European city, sharing their knowledge of and insights into urban dynamics in short, thought-provoking pieces. Their essays were collected on the occasion of the adoption of the Pact of Amsterdam with an Urban Agenda for the European Union during the Dutch Presidency of the Council in 2016. The fifty essays gathered in this volume present perspectives from diverse academic disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. The authors — including the Mayor of Amsterdam, urban activists, civil servants and academic observers — cover a wide range of topical issues, inviting and encouraging us to rethink citizenship, connectivity, innovation, sustainability and representation as well as the role of cities in administrative and political networks. With the Urban Agenda for the European Union, EU Member States have acknowledged the potential of cities to address the societal challenges of the 21st century. This is part of a larger, global trend. These are all good reasons to learn more about urban dynamics and to understand the challenges that cities have faced in the past and that they currently face. Often but not necessarily taking Amsterdam as an example, the essays in this volume will help you grasp the complexity of urban.

Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts

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ISBN: 9781138054097 9781315166551 Year: Pages: 584 Language: English
Publisher: CRC Press
Subject: Architecture --- Arts in general
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This book is a combination of innovative research submitted to a conference on Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) whereas scholars from all over the world&#xD;gather in one venue to discuss cultural, historical, and economic issues of the city. Thus, the&#xD;book offers a collective and global solution that is applicable on a universal level.&#xD;The research presented in this book was conducted by authors, or rather participants of&#xD;the conference from, three different continents of the world and organized by IEREK. It was&#xD;a distinct opportunity for them to share their thoughts with leading scholars and professionals&#xD;in the field of Architecture, Arts, and Planning.&#xD;The research and materials in this book are directed at those who are actively engaged in&#xD;the decision-making processes and to a heterogeneous audience who has an interest to critically&#xD;examine all the new literature available in the field.&#xD;A special word of thanks should be made to the editors of this book and to all the authors&#xD;and co-authors of the chapters who collectively provided the academic community with&#xD;unique and increasingly valuable literature.

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architecture --- city --- citaa --- arts --- identity

Behind the Scenes: The politics of planning Adelaide

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ISBN: 9781922064417 Year: Pages: 400 DOI: 10.1017/9781922064417 Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: History
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Behind the Scenes examines planning in the City of Adelaide from 1972 until 1993 within the historical framework of City/State relations from 1836 when the Province of South Australia was founded. During this 21-year period, the City had its own planning and development control legislation separate from the rest of the State. Dr Llewellyn-Smith examines why this situation came about, why it continued for this particular period and why it ceased in 1993 when the separate legislation was repealed and the City became part of the State system under the new Development Act 1993.&#xD;&#xD;Behind the Scenes includes original interviews with many of the key individuals in the City and State who played influential roles during this period. Dr Llewellyn-Smith himself was the City Planner from 1974 until 1981 and then the Town Clerk/Chief Executive Officer of the Adelaide City Council from 1982 until 1993: this book, then, is both a work of scholarship and an insider’s account.

Development Derailed: Calgary and the CPR, 1962-64

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ISBN: 9781927356081 9781927356098 9781927356104 Year: Pages: 272 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Development Derailed unravels a fascinating story of how politics undermined promise. The text outlines a proposal put forth in 1962 to develop the lands held by the Canadian Pacific Railway in downtown Calgary. Greeted with excitement and visions of enhanced tax revenues, increased land values, and new investment opportunities the plans ultimately fell prey to conflict between corporate rigidity and an unorganized, ill-informed civic administration and city council. Drawing on the private records of Rod Sykes, the CPR's onsite negotiator and later Calgary's mayor, Max Foran unravels the fascinating story of how politics undermined promise.

Città Metropolitane e Smart Governance: Iniziative di successo e nodi critici verso la Smart City

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Book Series: Smart City, Urban Planning for a Sustainable Future ISSN: 2611-6103 ISBN: 9788868870058 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 597 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-6887-005-8 Language: Italian
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: Architecture
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The volume contains the results of the research project "Governance Analysis Project (GAP) for the Smart Energy City. The actualization of Smart Cities in the Metropolitan Areas of Europe and Italy” conducted within the PON “Smart Energy Master for the energy management of the territory” at the University Federico II of Naples (TeMA Lab of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering).Smart Cities have gained increasing relevance in the scientific debate and in the national and international operational practice, emerging as one of the opportunities to rethink cities and, more generally, the life of urban communities. First reflections, researches and projects on the issue seem to converge towards the idea that a “smart” urban development should not only be a result of the yet necessary and unavoidable infrastructural endowment (physical capital) and of its continuing innovation, but also of the quality of human, social and environmental capital, conceived as strategic factors for development. A “smart” city is, primarily, a city able to effectively satisfy the needs of its citizens respecting the rules imposed by the environmental context.It is in such a debate that the project GAP fits with the aim to address Smart Cities in light of the administrative reorganization of Italian large cities as a consequence of the Law 56/2014.With a scientific approach, the volume provides a comprehensive and updated framework of how Italian and European Metropolitan cities are declining the Smart City issue and this thanks to the collection of a wide-ranging screening represented by more than 1.000 initiatives including researches, projects, interventions, technologies, etc. Furthermore, one original element of this research is that after an analysis conducted through indirect sources, a phase of dialogue with “stakeholders” was carried out (and of this there is a wide picture in the volume in which, by the way, are reported long excerpts of the interviews). This has enabled to give a clearer framework of what is now experimenting in Italian and European cities, avoiding being totally naïve for interventions and projects labelled as “smart”, but often lacking of innovative methods and contents.The volume is articulated in 16 chapters:two chapters present the comparison among 12 Italian metropolitan cities, instituted by Law 56/2014, with reference to the ongoing experimentations (chap.1) and indicators of smartness (chap.2);one chapter (chap.15) illustrates how 5 European cities (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bristol and Bruxelles) are interpreting the Smart City model;one chapter (chap.16) illustrates the ongoing experimentation in 3 Italian metropolitan cities (Milan, Venice and Bologna) directly explained by those who are carrying on the interventions (local technical bodies or associations);the remainder chapters are dedicated each to one of the 12 metropolitan cities analyzed (Milan, Turin, Genoa, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples, Bari, Reggio Calabria, Palermo and Catania).

O melhor é a água: da antiguidade clássica aos nossos dias

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Book Series: Humanitas Supplementum ISSN: 21828814 ISBN: 9789892615677 Year: Pages: 286 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1568-4 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: History
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This volume aims to present multiple readings on the subject of water, from its concrete and material use to the symbolic, metaphorical and immaterial dimension: as primordial element associated with the creation of the world, source of life and death, space of leisure, element of rituals, way of communication or separation between the people, medium and sign of civilization and structuring element of the city. The sources used come from ancient philosophy, religion, poetry, dramaturgy, history and biography, archeology, both in antiquity and in the humanistic and contemporary reception.

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Water --- cosmogony --- Pindar --- aquifers --- sea --- city

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