The Art of Designing For Climate Adaptation Rob Roggema. Swarming Landscapes Rob Roggema Contents 8.1 Introduction..................................................
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Author: Rob Roggema
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Political Science
This book advocates a fresh approach to planning that anticipates, rather than reacts to, the changes in climate currently in process. Today’s spatial planning procedures rely on historical evidence instead of preparing for factors that by definition lie in the future, yet which are relatively uncontroversial: shortages of water, sea level rise and rises in average temperatures being but three examples. Arguing for more flexibility, the contributors view ‘complexity’ as the key to transforming the way we plan in order to better equip us to face uncertainties about our future environment.
The narrator leaves us in no doubt about this when he describes ' a disagreeable
quarter , a street of squalid houses , swarming with yet more squalid children ' ( p
. 129 ) . These swarms of children have developed from a ' swarm of babies ...
Author: Rod Giblett
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
The modern age is the age of terror. Terror arises not only in time, in a period of history, but also in space, in places of terror. This book calls them "feral quaking zones", places where the earth quakes and terror is experienced as a result of modern industrial technology. For example, Rod Giblett explores the dark underside of the modern industrial city; the landscapes of modern world warfare; farmscapes, minescapes and timescapes; disasters such as Chernobyl, the Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, and landscape, wilderness and wasteland photography of Australia and the United States. Giblett distinguishes these sites from what he calls "native quaking zones", such as swamps - home to the alligator and crocodile, and home also to death, decomposition and new life. The book concludes in hope with an examination of the landscape of the wetland as the native quaking zone par excellence.
Swarming. Landscapes,. New. Pathways. for. Resilient. Cities. 6.1. Introduction.
Spatial planning and climate change science are part of a complex and uncertain
context. The general response to this, and this can be seen throughout both the ...
Author: Rob Roggema
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book shows that the problem of climate adaptation, which is described in social planning terms as ‘wicked,’ is at odds with the contemporary practice of spatial planning. The author proposes a new adjusted framework which is more adaptable to unpredictable, wicked, dynamic and non-linear processes. The inspiration for this new method is the behaviour of swarms: bees, ants, birds and fish are capable of self-organization, which enables the system to become less vulnerable to sudden environmental changes. The framework proposed in Swarm Planning consists of these four elements: Two levels of complexity, the first being the whole system and the second its individual components. Each of these has different attributes for adapting to change. Five layers, consisting of networks, focal points, unplanned space, natural resources and emerging occupation patterns. Each layer has its own spatial dynamic, and each is connected to a spatial scale. Non-linear processes, which emerge in different parts of the framework and include emerging patterns, connectedness and tipping points among others. Two planning processes; the first, ‘from small to large’ works upward from the slowest changing elements to more rapidly-changing ones. The second, ‘on the list of partners’ addresses each layer from networks through emerging occupation patterns. Swarm Planning applies this framework to a series of pilot studies, and appraises its performance using criteria for an adaptive landscape. The results show that the use of the Swarm Planning Framework reduces the vulnerability of landscapes as well as the impact of climate hazards and disasters, improves response to unexpected hazards and contains adaptation strategies. “This book is a must for planners in government and the private sector as it outlines the concept, strategies and techniques for swarm planning. It is also an important guide for policymakers looking to engage communities in a dialogue about the adaptation planning process.” Professor John Martin, La Trobe University “The ultimate value of the book lies in encouraging the planning community to consider options that go far beyond those offered by business-as-usual planning methodologies developed for a set of operating conditions that are fast becoming obsolete. As such it makes an important and much needed contribution to the field.” Assistant Professor Dr. Chrisna du Plessis, University of Pretoria
In the near future the appearance and spatial organization of urban and rural landscapes will be strongly influenced by the generation of renewable energy. One of the critical tasks will be the re-integration of these sustainable energy landscapes into the existing environment—which people value and want to preserve—in a socially fair, environmentally sound, and economically feasible manner. Accordingly, Sustainable Energy Landscapes: Designing, Planning, and Development focuses on the municipal and regional scale, where energy-conscious interventions are effective, and stakeholders can participate actively in the transition process. This book presents state-of-the-art knowledge in the exciting new field of sustainable energy landscapes. It bridges the gap between theory and fundamental research on the one hand, and practice and education on the other. The chapters—written by experts in their fields—present a selection of interdisciplinary, cutting-edge projects from across the world, illustrating the inspiring challenge of developing sustainable energy landscapes. They include unique case studies from Germany, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, Austria, Italy, and the United States. The editors and team of contributing authors aim to inspire readers, providing a comprehensive overview of sustainable energy landscapes, including principles, concepts, theories, and examples. The book describes various methods, such as energy potential mapping and heat mapping, multicriteria decision analysis, energy landscape visualization, and employing exergy and carbon models. It addresses how to quantify the impact of energy transition both on landscape quality and energy economy, issues of growing importance. The text infuses readers with enthusiasm to promote further research and action toward the important goal of building energy landscapes for a sustainable future.
 Taylor, P.D., Fahrig, L., Henein, K. and Merriam, G., Connectivity is a vital
element of landscape structure. Oikos, 68, pp. 571—572 ... to Climate Chang (
Chapter 3). Swarming Landscapes, the Art of Designing for Climate Adaptation,
Author: C. A. Brebbia
Publisher: WIT Press
This book contains the proceedings of the sixth conferences on the topic of sustainable regional development organized by the Wessex Institute of Technology. First held in 2003, the conference facilitates communication between all scientists specialising in the wide range of subjects included within sustainable development and planning. These include planners, environmentalists, architects, engineers, policy makers and economists, who all must work together in order to ensure that planning leads to sustainable development that meets present needs without compromising our future.The papers included in the book cover Regional planning; City planning; Sustainability and the built environment; Cultural heritage; Environmental management; Resources management; Social and political issues; Rural developments; Sustainable solutions in developing countries; Transportation; Energy resources; Environmental economics.
Swarming is a feature of the honeybee life cycle and establishment of a swarm
Outside a tended apiary is common. If not captured and boxed, such swarms may
establish feral colonies in hollow trees, walls, roofs, etc. and few areas of ...
The design and development process at Terravita was rampant with landscape
architects , suggesting several roles the ... The site fairly swarms with wildlife ,
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Swarming Habitat Prior to entering the hibernaculum in the fall , bats swarm near
the entrance . ... The ANF in Context with a Larger Scale of Analysis The ANF is
part of a larger forested landscape , which can be evaluated for Indiana bat ...
A NETWORK OF INSCRUTABLE CANYONS ” : WARTIME LONDON'S
SENSORY LANDSCAPES SARA WASSON The sensual landscape of London ,
1939 to 1941 Sensory abundance has always been a hallmark of cities . Indeed ,
Author: Lawrence Phillips
Ranging from the turn of the nineteenth century to the last few years of the twentieth century, The Swarming Streets explores the representation of London in the last century through some of the major writers who have made it the foundation of their work. The natural companion to recent major histories and biographies of the metropolis, students and researchers alike will find major new essays on Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Richardson, Storm Jameson, E. Nesbit, Julian Barnes, Iain Sinclair, Graham Swift, B. S. Johnson, and Andrea Levy and others. Drawing on a rich variety of critical approaches, each essay is distinct as well as contributing to an overall analysis of literary representations of twentieth-century London.
Author: International Association of Landscape Ecology. UK Region. ConferencePublish On: 2004
landscape management is therefore as important as the maintenance of a well -
connected countryside . Migrations to swarming and hibernation sites An
important consideration for conservation land management is that there are sites
Author: International Association of Landscape Ecology. UK Region. Conference
It doesn ' t make sense because , from a standpoint of serious beekeeping and
honey production a swarm isn ' t much good . Swarms are headed up by old
queens with not much vitality or egg - laying potential left , and so a beekeeper
Author: Peter Valenti
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
This reader/rhetoric is appropriate for composition courses or single-topic courses relating to the environment or ecology. It provides a solid introduction to the writing process, while moving the student from a me-oriented personal view into a larger world of family and community through readings and exercises.
Male Swarming in Parasitic Braconid Wasps ( Hymenoptera , Braconidae ) and
Its Significance V. I. Tobias Zoological ... which is typical of many other swarming
branches of large shrubs ( e.g. , Calligonum ) , protruding plain landscapes of ...
Swarming, or colony fission, is the means by which honey bee colonics
reproducc. A portion of thc cstablishcd colonylcavcs, forming a ncw foundcr
colony. Initial swarms, reserred to as prime swarms, typically contain most of the
workers and ...
Thus , the floral landscape provides a series of overlapping blooms from which a
honey bee colony actively selects , but passively blends ( in storage and when
eaten ) pollen types . The small variation present in pollen in pollen quality on ...
The term landscape — the buying and selling of expensive bric - a - brac , the
hedonistic quick - fix abetted by technology ... participation through transitory
groupings like trailer - club meetings , van - ins , or what Grady Clay called “ swarming ...
He could feel the bats swarming around him and over him as they passed
through the hall . It must be sunset time , he realized suddenly . His brother had
told him that early every evening the bats swarmed out of their caves to find food .
Even the landscapes of nightmare or of “ death ' s dream kingdom " . are
furnished with landmarks of real , perceived places , as for example in Section V
of The Waste Land with its " hooded hordes swarming / Over endless plains ,
... right into the heart of the estate , linking place and power through distant and
contrasting , yet related , landscapes . ... with ' black - hatted officers of This and
That ' swarming whilst the parkland was filled with overspill ' or flattened by the ...
Author: P. S. Barnwell
Publisher: Landscape History After Hoskin
'The formation of the landscape archaeological record is primarily a product of the post-medieval period' (Tom Williamson). This book reflects some of the most recent work in landscape studies of the period since 1500. It builds upon ideas and techniques pioneered by Hoskins in fields such as Anglo-Saxon topography and vernacular architecture, and also demonstrates how scholars are developing the subject conceptually, to examine landscapes as cultural artefacts, perceived differently by different groups within society.
Author: IEEE Industrial Electronics SocietyPublish On: 1997
Swarm can provide easy extensions of a given model. The landscape is
modelled in the environment unit. The state of the environment is reflected
through variables, describing landscape attributes, weather conditions etc. A map
is embedded ...