Architecture in a Climate of Change

A Guide to Sustainable Design

Author: Peter Frederick Smith

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0750665440

Category: Architecture

Page: 278

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Peter Smith believes that there is convincing evidence that climatic changes are occurring and that therefore a new approach to architecture is needed. In this study he argues for the profession to make minimum environmental demands.
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Creating a Climate for Change

Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change

Author: Susanne C. Moser,Lisa Dilling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461087

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The need for effective communication, public outreach and education to increase support for policy, collective action and behaviour change is ever present, and is perhaps most pressing in the context of anthropogenic climate change. This book is the first to take a comprehensive look at communication and social change specifically targeted to climate change. It is a unique collection of ideas examining the challenges associated with communicating climate change in order to facilitate societal response. It offers well-founded, practical suggestions on how to communicate climate change and how to approach related social change more effectively. The contributors of this book come from a diverse range of backgrounds, from government and academia to non-governmental and civic sectors of society. The book is accessibly written, and any specialized terminology is explained. It will be of great interest to academic researchers and professionals in climate change, environmental policy, science communication, psychology, sociology and geography.
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Planning Across Borders in a Climate of Change

Author: Wendy Steele,Tooran Alizadeh,Leila Eslami-Andargoli,Silvia Serrao-Neumann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429684649

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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The fixity or mobility of borders are key themes within the border studies literature and have useful critical application to urban and environmental planning through theory, pedagogy and practice. This offers potential for transformative change through the processes of re-bordering and re-orienting established boundary demarcations in ways that support and promote sustainability in a climate of change. Planning Across Borders in a Climate of Change draws on a range of diverse case studies from Australasia, North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia and offers the application of border theory, concepts and principles to planning as a critical lens. It applies this lens to a range of international case studies in key areas such as climate change adaptation, food security, spatial planning, critical infrastructure and urban ecology. This collection fills an important gap in the border studies literature, bringing climate change considerations to bear on planning. It should be of interest to students, scholars and professionals in the field of urban and environmental planning, climate change adaptation, border studies, urban studies, human and political geography, environmental studies and development.
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Architecture in a Climate of Change

Author: Peter F Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136428526

Category: Architecture

Page: 294

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Revised to incorporate and reflect changes and advances since it was first published the new edition of Architecture in a Climate of Change provides the latest basic principals of sustainability and the future of sustainable technology. Including new material on wind generation, domestic water conservation, solar thermal electricity as well as international case studies Architecture in a Climate of Change encourages readers to consider new approaches to building making minimum demand on fossil based energy.
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A Climate Of Change

Author: Kit Adam

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 198450410X

Category: Fiction

Page: 466

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Starting in the 1980s and traversing through the following decade, A Climate of Change tells the story of two young men as they fall in love and develop friendship. Along the way, a dark past casts a constant shadow over not only their love but of those around them: institutional child abuse. With the love and support of Robbie, Simon’s family deals with the trauma, but despite what they hope is a resolution, they cannot defeat the power of one of the world’s largest religious organizations. A tale that explores young love, chasing the dream, and a series of tragic losses, A Climate of Change is told through the eyes three of the characters—Robbie, then Simon, and also Cal. It is an observation of young life, the landscape, the notion of relationships, and the disturbing horror of manipulation of young boys by those they trusted. From the beaches of southern Australia to the towns and countrysides of England, Scotland, Canada, Europe, and back to the eastern coast of Australia, these young men mature and grow stronger. Can lives be rebuilt and restored? Can love triumph over tragedy?
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Architecture in a Climate of Change

Author: Peter Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135139768

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Focusing on the recently introduced compulsory course element on sustainability in architecture, the book outlines all of the arguments and provides a comprehensive source of information. The author's insider knowledge of the curriculum structure provides you with an invaluable companion to the new section of the course work. An outline seminar is included allowing the student to relate the theories of sustainability to the practice of study. The professional will also benefit from its focus on the practical translation of sustainable theory. He calls for changes in the way we build. For change to be widely accepted there have to be convincing reasons why long established practices should be replaced. In the first part of the book he sets out those reasons by arguing that there is convincing evidence that climate changes now under way are primarily due to human activity in releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Buildings are particularly implicated in this process and so it is appropriate that the design and construction process should be a prime target in the war against catastrophic climate change. The book is designed to promote a creative partnership between the professions to produce buildings which achieve optimum conditions for their inhabitants whilst making minimum demands on fossil based energy. Peter Smith has written extensively on the subject and is well known in the field. He is responsible for introducing the compulsory sustainable element of the course in the UK. He is Chairman of the RIBA Environment and Energy Committee, the RIBA Sustainable Features Committee and Vice Chairman of the Sustainable Development Committee.
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Financing Education in a Climate of Change

Author: Vern Brimley,Rulon R. Garfield

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 418

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This classic school finance text is both scholarly and engaging, appealing to a diverse audience of students, educational leaders, parents, and legislators. School finance is an ever-changing topic and this text, now in its Ninth Edition, continues to cover all current trends to provide readers with a firm grounding in educational finance issues that administrators at all levels need to know. It serves as an excellent reference for both practitioners and the academics. Hallmark Features: Provides professors and students with a broad overview of school finance in a clear, comprehensive, readable manner. Covers equity for students as well as taxpayers in order to provide a complete perspective for readers. Recognizes the importance of identifying future patterns of school finance in the 21st Century. Covers issues such as lotteries, vouchers, school choice, lack of facilities and contains updated tables, charts, and coverage of the most recent court cases influencing state finance and church/state matters, keeping the text on the cutting-edge. To learn more about WHAT'S NEW TO THIS EDITION, see the inside front cover! Students, study smarter-- not harder-- with these grade-boosting supplements from Allyn & Bacon! Instructors, give your students the extraordinary benefits of these study aids by ordering them packaged with this Allyn & Bacon text. Contact your Allyn & Bacon representative for ordering information. Research Navigator(TM) "Research Navigator(TM) " can be your best friend when you're facing a large research project. Especially helpful with the toughest challenge-- getting started-- "Research Navigator(TM) " offers a comprehensive, step-by-step walk-through of the research process, along with access to some of the most respected source databases available. Access to "Research Navigator(TM) "-- a $15 value-- is FREE when packaged with a new Allyn & Bacon textbook! If your text did not come packaged with "Research Navigator(TM)," look for it in your bookstore or visit http: //www.ablongman.com/researchnavigator today to purchase immediate access.
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The Climate of Alaska

Author: Martha Shulski,Gerd Wendler

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1602230072

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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Examines the climate of Alaska and its diversity through narrative and maps, tables, and charts. Focuses on climatological features such as temperature, humidity, precipitation, and atmospheric pressure.
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