Author: C. A. Brebbia,D. De Wrachien,S. Mambretti
Publisher: WIT Press
View: 6388The book contains papers presented at the fourth in a series of biennial International Conferences dealing with the Monitoring, Simulation, Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flow. The papers deal with erosion and slope instability, sediment transport, debris flow and debris flood data acquisition, debris flow phenomenology and laboratory tests, using the most advanced, state-of-the-art methodologies in monitoring, modelling, mechanics, hazard prediction and risk assessment of debris flow phenomena.
Environmental, Social and Cultural Aspects
Author: Douglas Paton,Saut Sagala, Ph.D.
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Category: Climate change mitigation
View: 8246Indonesia's history of disasters, and particularly the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004, triggered numerous changes not only to Indonesian disaster management and its associated legislative frameworks, but also to its community-based initiatives. The citizens face many challenges from diverse, complex and evolving hazards, emanating from geological, terrestrial, hydro-meteorological hazards, and climate change. This book discusses several ways in which strategies utilizing environmental, livelihood, social, and cultural resources can be used to develop effective disaster risk reduction designed to sustain social, cultural and economic life in Indonesia. A key focus is understanding the capabilities, processes and relationships of everyday life, and developing them to ensure that disaster reduction strategies can be incorporated into mainstream community life in urban, rural, and island settings. The following topics are featured: disaster reduction and developing an Indonesian perspective; the adaptation by farmers in dealing with climate change; promoting adaptive capacity of coastal communities to climate change; community resilience to the Mount Merapi volcanic disaster; community vulnerability to health and water hazards in Semarang; the mobility and livelihood of small islands; the national climate change perspective into flood management practice; food security, carbon management and climate risk reduction; water management strategy for resilience; cultural heritage to increase community resilience; local wisdom and community resilience; cultural drivers of disaster risk reduction behavior and the case of Pulau Simeulue; rethinking resilience, culture and disasters; community disaster recovery after the 2010 Mount Merapi eruption; seizing opportunities for change towards sustainability during disaster recovery and the case of Aceh, Indonesia; and the overall disaster reduction in Indonesia and moving forward. The purpose of this text is to highlight the importance of strategies that encompass the local, regional, and national levels of analysis which seeks to ensure all stakeholders play important roles in the development and implementation of disaster risk reduction strategies. This book will serve as an outstanding resource for practitioners and academics to adopt an integrative approach to develop the functional beliefs, knowledge, relationships and actions that Indonesia and its citizens need to thrive and prosper in increasingly hazardous times.
Author: Sako Musterd,Zoltán Kovács
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 7353Urban policy makers are increasingly striving to strengthen theeconomic competitiveness of their cities. Currently, they do thatmainly in the field of the creative knowledge economy - arts,media, entertainment, creative business services, architecture,publishing, design; and ICT, R&D, finance, and law. This bookis about the policies that help to realise such objectives:policies driven by classic location theory, cluster policies,‘creative class’ policies aimed at attracting talent,as well as policies that connect to pathways, place and personalnetworks. The experiences and policy strategies of 13 city-regions acrossEurope have been investigated: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Birmingham,Budapest, Dublin, Helsinki, Leipzig, Milan, Munich, Poznan, Riga,Sofia and Toulouse. All have different histories and roles: capitalcities and secondary cities; cities with different economies andindustries; port-based cities and land-locked cities. And all 13have different cultural, political and welfare state traditions.Through this wide set of contexts, Place-making and Policies forCompetitive Citiescontributes to the debate about thedevelopment of creative knowledge cities, their economic growth andcompetitiveness and advocates the development of context-sensitivetailored approaches. Chapter authors from the 13 European citiesrigorously evaluate, reformulate and test assumptions behind oldand new policies. This solidly-grounded and policy-focused study on the urbanpolicy of place-making highlights practices for different contextsin managing knowledge-intensive cities and, by drawing on thevaried experiences from across Europe, it establishes thestate-of-the-art for both academic and policy debates in afast-moving field.
Firms, Cities, Territories
Author: Augusto Cusinato,Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
Category: Business & Economics
View: 7757This book introduces a radically spatialised approach to knowledge creation and innovation. Reflecting on an array of European urban and regional developments, it offers an updated notion of milieu as the conceptual and material space of knowledge and innovation in line with the interpretative turn in social sciences and humanities. In view of the unwillingness of mainstream economics to accommodate such a trend, the authors pursue a broadly understood hermeneutic approach that expands on the triad of knowledge-space-innovation. The book’s main findings are that space is an essential intermediary in the connection between knowledge and innovation, and that a renewed notion of milieu provides the knowledge-space-innovation triad with both an analytical basis and operational power. It also offers fresh insights into the significance and potential of the knowledge economy. A number of empirical European case studies on various scales (organisations, cities and territories) support the findings and suggest new policy directions.
Global and Local Actors, Networks and Embeddedness
Author: Grzegorz Micek
View: 2204A small number of countries, regions, cities, and localities are powerful gatekeepers and generate the bulk of creative and innovative ideas, while the majority is largely excluded. This book looks at neglected, but emerging innovation centres analysed from various spatial and organizational perspectives; ranging from entire countries and regions to individual firms and small neighbourhoods. Bringing together leading scholars from various disciplines, it examines a variety of economic sectors including biotechnology, agrotourism, and the food retail industry. The authors employ various, often contradictory, concepts, ranging from local buzz and the global pipeline, through an analysis of collective learning processes to geographical embeddedness, using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The purpose of the book is twofold: investigating changes occurring in the regions and cities under transformation and attempting to find common and unique mechanisms behind these changes. Consequently, the authors shed light on the scale and scope of the innovativeness of selected economic and social processes.
Author: Jean Dubé,Diègo Legros
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 3653This book provides an introduction to spatial analyses concerning disaggregated (or micro) spatial data. Particular emphasis is put on spatial data compilation and the structuring of the connections between the observations. Descriptive analysis methods of spatial data are presented in order to identify and measure the spatial, global and local dependency. The authors then focus on autoregressive spatial models, to control the problem of spatial dependency between the residues of a basic linear statistical model, thereby contravening one of the basic hypotheses of the ordinary least squares approach. This book is a popularized reference for students looking to work with spatialized data, but who do not have the advanced statistical theoretical basics.
Author: John Boardman,Jean Poesen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 2812Provides a unique and comprehensive assessment of soil erosion throughout Europe, an important aspect to control and manage if landscapes are to be sustained for the future. Written in two parts, Soil Erosion in Europe primarily focuses on current issues, area specific soil erosion rates, on and off-site impacts, government responses, soil conservation measures, and soil erosion risk maps. The first part overviews the erosion processes and the problems encountered within each European country, whilst the second section takes a cross-cutting theme approach. Based on an EU-funded project that has been running for four years with erosion scientists from 19 countries Reviews contemporary erosion processes and rates on arable and rangeland in Europe Looks at current issues, such as socio-economic drivers, controlling factors specific to the country and changes in land use
worinnen von den Patriarchen, Kaysern, Königen, Fürsten, grossen Feldherren, heydnischen Gottheiten und andern Helden des Alterthums, Päbsten, Kirchenvätern, Bischöffen und Cardinälen, Gelehrten aller Wissenschaften, ihren Schriften, und deren besten Ausgaben, Mahlern, Bildhauern und andern Künstlern, auch übrigen merkwürdigen Personen beyderley Geschlechts hinreichende und zuverlässige Nachricht ertheilt wird. R - Z
Author: Alfredus Klotz
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Category: Foreign Language Study
View: 7004Excerpt from Quaestiones Plinianae Geographicae II. Qu ratio inter Pliuium et Kalem interoedut 48 - 88 Male Plinio inter supplemento udhihituu 48. Heine mtorie mha 51. Neo ohorogruphie Auguefi ihihih upud Helen neo Agrippa. 52. Difierentise inter Plinium et Helm 69 (insula 75. Oureue invemu temer: oommuuie erige 81. Heine motor quis fuerit 83. Plinio uotuu 88. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.