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Live-Work Planning and Design

Live-Work Planning and Design

Author: Thomas Dolan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470604809

Category: Architecture

Page: 273

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“Although the live-work concept is now accepted among progressive urban design and planning professionals, the specifics that define the term, and its application, remain sketchy. This encyclopedic work is sure to change that, providing the critical information that is needed by architects, planners and citizens.” -Peter Katz, Author, The New Urbanism, and Planning Director, Arlington County, Virginia Live-Work Planning and Design is the only comprehensive guide to the design and planning of live-work spaces for architects, designers, and urban planners. Readers will learn from built examples of live-work, both new construction and renovation, in a variety of locations. Urban planners, developers, and economic development staff will learn how various municipalities have developed and incorporated live-work within building codes and city plans. The author, whose pioneering website, www.live-work.com, has been guiding practitioners and users of live-work since 1998, is the United States' leading expert on the subject.

Beyond Live/Work

Beyond Live/Work

Author: Frances Holliss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317572510

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

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Beyond Live/Work: the architecture of home-based work explores the old but neglected building type that combines dwelling and workplace, the ‘workhome’. It traces a previously untold architectural history illustrated by images of largely forgotten buildings. Despite having existed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years in every country across the globe this dual-use building type has long gone unnoticed. This book analyses the lives and premises of 90 contemporary UK and US home-based workers from across the social spectrum and in diverse occupations. It generates a series of typologies and design considerations for the workhome that will be useful for design professionals, students, policy-makers and home-based workers themselves. In the context of a globalising economy, more women in work than ever before and enabling new technologies, the home-based workforce is growing rapidly. Demonstrating how this can be a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable working practice, this book presents the workhome as the house of the future.

Street-Level Architecture

Street-Level Architecture

Author: Conrad Kickert

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000603392

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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This book provides the tools to maintain and rebuild the interaction between architecture and public space. Despite the best intentions of designers and planners, interactive frontages have dwindled over the past century in Europe and North America. This book demonstrates why even our best intentions for interactive frontages are currently unable to turn a swelling tide of economic and technological evolution, land consolidation, introversion, stratification, and contagious decline. It uses these lessons to offer concrete locational, programming, design, and management strategies to maximize street-level interaction and trust between street-level architecture, its inhabitants, and the city. This book demonstrates that designers, developers, planners, and managers ultimately have to create the right preconditions for inhabitants and passersby to bring frontages to life. These preconditions connect architecture to its urban, social, economical, and technological context. Only the right frontage in the right context, with the right design, the right inhabitation, and the right attitude to the city will become part of the ecosystem of trust and interaction that supports public life. This book empowers the many participants in this ecosystem to build, inhabit, and enjoy truly urbane architecture.

Sustainable Development and Planning IX

Sustainable Development and Planning IX

Author: C.A. Brebbia

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781784662318

Category: Architecture

Page: 863

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Containing papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning this volume brings together the work of academics, policy makers, practitioners and other international stakeholders and discusses new academic findings and their application in planning and development strategies, assessment tools and decision making processes. Problems related to development and planning are present in all areas and regions of the world. Accelerated urbanisation has resulted in both the deterioration of the environment and quality of life. Taking into consideration the interaction between different regions and developing new methodologies for monitoring, planning and implementation, new strategies can offer solutions mitigating environmental pollution and non-sustainable use of available resources. Energy saving and eco-friendly buildings have become an important part of modern day progress with emphasis on resource optimisation. Planning is a key part in ensuring that these solutions along with new materials and processes are efficiently incorporated. Planners, environmentalists, architects, engineers and economists have to work collectively to ensure that present and future needs are met. The papers in the book cover a number of topics, including: City planning; Regional planning; Rural developments; Sustainability and the built environment; Sustainability supply chain; Resilience; Environmental management; Energy resources; Cultural heritage; Quality of life; Sustainable solutions in emerging countries; Sustainable tourism; Learning from nature; Transportation; Social and political issues; Community planning; UN Sustainable Development Goals and Timber Structures.

Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings

Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings

Author: Paul Appleby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136539848

Category: Architecture

Page: 440

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Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings aims to provide a guide to members of design and masterplanning teams on how to deliver sustainable development and buildings cost effectively, meeting current and emerging UK and international statutory and planning requirements. Using a series of case histories and examples from the author's ten years of providing sustainability advisory services the book sets out a clear and understandable strategy that deals with all aspects of sustainable design and construction and the implications for delivery, costs, saleability and long term operation. The extensive scope includes all aspects of environmental, social and economic sustainability, including strategies to reduce carbon emissions and the impact of climate change. Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings appeared in the Cambridge Top 40 Sustainability Books of 2010.

Sustainable Building Through The Project Planning Process: The Case of Malaysia

Sustainable Building Through The Project Planning Process: The Case of Malaysia

Author: Nor Kalsum Mohd Isa

Publisher: The University of Malaya Press

ISBN: 9789831009161

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 146

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This book covers the concept of sustainable development, sustainable building development and the planning process of a sustainable building project. It offers expert insight into tackling sustainable building projects, specifically during the planning process of the project from the conceptual to design stage, to bring together project team members in developing sustainable buildings within the time and budget. This book includes case studies of a number of sustainable building projects in Malaysia. It also features interviews with the sustainable projects’ key stakeholders as a way to reveals the sustainable project planning process, including the impact of the process towards project success. It also discusses the issues, barriers and suggested relevant strategies to integrated sustainability principles into the project planning process. This book is the most complete overview of sustainable building projects development in Malaysia that every member of the building project stakeholders will find invaluable.

Community Visioning for Place Making

Community Visioning for Place Making

Author: Anton C. Nelessen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000380606

Category: Architecture

Page: 370

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Community Visioning for Place Making is a groundbreaking guide to engaging with communities in order to design better public spaces. It provides a toolkit to encourage and assist organizations, municipalities, and neighborhoods in organizing visually based community participation workshops, used to evaluate their existing community and translate images into plans that embody their ideal characteristics of places and spaces. The book is based on results generated from hundreds of public participation visioning sessions in a broad range of cities and regions, portraying images of what people liked and disliked. These community visioning sessions have been instrumental in generating policies, physical plans, recommendations, and codes for adoption and implementation in a range of urban, suburban, and rural spaces, and the book serves as a bottom-up tool for designers and public officials to make decisions that make their communities more appealing. The book will appeal to community and neighborhood organizations, professional planners, social and psychological professionals, policy analysts, architects, urban designers, engineers, and municipal officials seeking an alternative vision for their future.

VTAC eGuide 2016

VTAC eGuide 2016

Author: VTAC

Publisher: VTAC

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 884

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The VTAC eGuide is the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre’s annual guide to application for tertiary study, scholarships and special consideration in Victoria, Australia. The eGuide contains course listings and selection criteria for over 1,700 courses at 62 institutions including universities, TAFE institutes and independent tertiary colleges.

Planning and Urban Design Standards

Planning and Urban Design Standards

Author: American Planning Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471475811

Category: Architecture

Page: 752

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From the publishers of Architectural Graphic Standards, this book, created under the auspices of The American Planning Association, is the most comprehensive reference book on urban planning, design, and development available today. Contributions from more than two hundred renowned professionals provide rules of thumb and best practices for mitigating such environmental impacts as noise, traffic, aesthetics, preservation of green space and wildlife, water quality, and more. You get in-depth information on the tools and techniques used to achieve planning and design outcomes, including economic analysis, mapping, visualization, legal foundations, and real estate developments. Thousands of illustrations, examples of custom work by today?s leading planners, and insider information make this work the new standard in the field. Order your copy today.

Marketing Green Building Services

Marketing Green Building Services

Author: Jerry Yudelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136380020

Category: Architecture

Page: 312

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Marketing Green Building Services: Strategies for Success presents all the information key decision-makers need to respond to the fast-growing market for green buildings, design and construction services and products. Completely updated, revised and expanded from the author’s previous works, this book is the one resource you need to succeed in the green building marketplace. With a sound grounding in contemporary marketing theory and practice, the book assembles hard-to-find information to assist executives and partners in design and construction firms in crafting competitive strategies that build on their firm’ strengths, while shoring up their weaknesses. Since most design and construction firms specialize in particular market sectors, the book systematically examines the important market segments for green buildings. It also presents key business case justifications for green buildings that help architects, engineers and builders to understand client motivations and respond to them with appropriate marketing tactics and communications strategies. The book examines how the green building market is adopting certain new products and design approaches, information that will help manufacturers and product sales teams to craft appropriate marketing strategies. The book also helps owners and developers understand the green building business case and to find out what other leading-edge firms and projects have learned - how to market and sell green buildings and green developments in a highly competitive marketplace.