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The Urban University And Its Identity

Author : Herman Van Der Wusten
ISBN : 9789401151849
Genre : Social Science
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The chapters in this book are revised versions of papers initially presented at a confer ence on Universities and their cities held in Amsterdam on March 27-29 1996. There were about one hundred participants and 45 written contributions from Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. People with different disciplinary backgrounds, geographers, historians, sociologists, economists and planners among them, attended, as did a few university administrators and local government officials. The intricate relationships between universities and their cities were intensively debated from the perspective of possible contributions by the university to city life as well as from the angle of the city as a milieu that affects the university's functioning. There were theoretical and historical papers, and a series of case studies, some of them comparative, as well as proposals and descriptions of efforts to improve city-university relations. It was a fruitful occasion for many on account of the diversity of experience brought together for the purpose of a debate on a matter of common interest. The vari ous university settings within Amsterdam were visited during a guided tour that pro vided food for thought on the matters under discussion by means of a living example.

Mountain Geoecology And Sustainable Development Of The Tibetan Plateau

Author : Du Zheng
ISBN : 0792366883
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book is a summary of the major achievements resulting from those integrated research projects on the Tibetan Plateau that have been carried out in particular over the last decade. It covers the fundamental issues regarding geoecology and sustainable mountain development on the Plateau. The first part discusses the evolution and differentiation of physical environments, uplifting, environmental changes, and natural zonation of the Plateau. The second part focuses respectively on environments, ecosystems, and sustainable development. The third part contains case studies on Namjabarwa Mountains, Hengduan Mountains, Qiangtang Plateau, and Kunlun Mountains. Audience: The book is geared to the needs of policy makers, geographers, professors, environmental managers, and researchers at a graduate level.

International Handbook On Geographical Education

Author : Rod Gerber
ISBN : 1402010192
Genre : Education
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The International Handbook on Geographical Education is the first truly international publication in the field of geographical education for several decades. It is distinctive in the following ways: A large team of highly experienced geographers and educators from around the world have injected their perspectives on international issues in the field. While some reflection of past thinking and practice is evident, the main purpose of this publication is to offer international leadership in geographical education for the world in the twenty first century. Illuminating local and national examples are used to reinforce the international perspectives. The publication challenges geographical educators, policymakers and curriculum developers to reposition themselves for the changing approaches in societies around the world. It is a publication for the thinking geographer and educator who appreciates where international education is travelling to and how its challenges can be met.

Towards Sustainable Building

Author : Nicola Maiellaro
ISBN : 140200012X
Genre : Architecture
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This volume is an essential reference book wherein expert contributors set out the important principles which may assist in the practice of sustainable building. The trend towards environmental protection is gaining momentum. Social and political forces are increasing the pressure for more environmentally-sound technological decisions, but in Europe sustainable building has not become common practice despite numerous technical and technological initiatives. The conceptual frameworks, studies, and experiences collected in this interdisciplinary book will help clients, designers, and producers to overcome non-technological barriers and to advance knowledge in sustainable building, allowing them to speed up the adoption and the efficient implementation of such innovations. This volume includes chapters on sustainable building policies, tools, and challenges. Audience: This book will be of interest to academics, researchers, and practitioners amongst others, in civil engineering, architecture, geography, public sector management, and environmental services.

Emerging Nodes In The Global Economy Frankfurt And Tel Aviv Compared

Author : Daniel Felsenstein
ISBN : 9789401714082
Genre : Science
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This volume looks at the temporal and volatile ways in which Frankfurt and Tel Aviv engage the global economy and function as nodes within global networks. Drawing on a combination of qualitative and quantitative empirical studies of leading sectors, it systematically analyzes the process of network formation and highlights the role of national and regional policy. It will be of interest to academics, researchers, practitioners and policymakers working in urban and economic geography, public policy and economic development.

The Oceans

Author : Hance D. Smith
ISBN : 140202746X
Genre : Science
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The oceans provide a truly millennial challenge for both the development and management of planet earth by humankind. Awareness of the nature and scale of this challenge, the opportunities and the limitations, has been developing over the past three decades. In particular, new approaches to the development of the law of the sea, the division of the oceans among states, and new thinking on institutions will be needed in the transition to the new millennium. Understanding of the newness of the challenges has to be underpinned by understanding of the uses of the sea in terms of major sectors, and recognition of the importance of the many regional worlds of perception, understanding and action which link the diverse ocean environment to the diversity of human culture.This book covers all these themes in depth. It is aimed at both academics and students in higher education, and practitioners in the rapidly growing fields of ocean and coastal management in the public, private, and voluntary sectors.

Nationalising And Denationalising European Border Regions 1800 2000

Author : Hans Knippenberg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028570922
Genre : History
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Historians and geographers explore the changing nature of the function of political borders in Europe over the past two centuries. Of particular importance is the very different processes and outcomes that have characterized Eastern and Western Europe over time. Eleven papers explore such topics as the politicized borders of Greek Macedonia; borders, ethnicity, and demographic patterns in the Russian Baltic provinces in the late 19th century; a geographical analysis of identity patterns in the Basque region; and the changing impact of boundaries on regional development in Switzerland. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Books In Print 2004 2005

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ISBN : 0835246477
Genre : Literature
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Subject Guide To Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025888558
Genre : American literature
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Cities In Transition

Author : Rita Schneider-Sliwa
ISBN : 9781402038679
Genre : Social Science
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This book was written with the aim of showing that even in the era of globalization developments appearing in cities are not subject to almost unconditional global forces. Rather, universal forces are decisive eventualities in the process of urban restructuring, often influencing its course and speed, yet developments and particularities within a city strongly influence the course of events and the extent to which negative characteristics of globalization might occur. Berlin, Brussels, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sarajevo and Vienna: Using these important cities the special relationship between global and local/regional forces is analyzed. The case studies were selected based on their political and cultural context and the fact that their social and political fabric was subject to major changes in the recent past. How global processes manifest themselves locally depends to a great extent on how development processes and endogenic potentials are initiated locally in order to cope with the new global economic and societal conditions.

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