Walkable City

Author : Jeff Speck
ISBN : 9781429945967
Genre : Social Science
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Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban core. But in the typical American city, the car is still king, and downtown is a place that's easy to drive to but often not worth arriving at. Making walkability happen is relatively easy and cheap; seeing exactly what needs to be done is the trick. In this essential new book, Speck reveals the invisible workings of the city, how simple decisions have cascading effects, and how we can all make the right choices for our communities. Bursting with sharp observations and real-world examples, giving key insight into what urban planners actually do and how places can and do change, Walkable City lays out a practical, necessary, and eminently achievable vision of how to make our normal American cities great again.
Category: Social Science

M Tter Ohne Grenzen

Author : Sarah Speck
ISBN : 9783658056162
Genre : Social Science
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​In SOS-Kinderdörfern weltweit leben und arbeiten Frauen, die als Mütter für (Sozial-)Waisen sorgen. Hier bietet sich die einmalige Gelegenheit, die Verberuflichung von Mutterschaft empirisch zu untersuchen. Im Rahmen einer Feldforschung in Österreich und Bolivien analysiert Sarah Speck die Praxis dieser Einrichtungen. Das Kernstück ihrer qualitativen Studie bildet die fallrekonstruktive Auswertung von Interviews mit SOS-Kinderdorfmüttern. Des Weiteren geht die Autorin der Frage nach, was geschieht, wenn spezifische Vorstellungen von guter Mutterschaft in andere soziokulturelle Kontexte exportiert werden. Ihr Buch bewegt sich an der Schnittstelle von geschlechtertheoretischen, soziologischen und kulturanthropologischen Ansätzen und knüpft an Debatten um den Strukturwandel der Arbeit, um gegenwärtige Geschlechterverhältnisse und um kulturelle Globalisierungsprozesse an.​
Category: Social Science

Land Use Planning For Sustainable Development Second Edition

Author : Jane Silberstein, M.A.
ISBN : 9781466581180
Genre : Nature
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Thirteen years ago, the first edition of Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development examined the question: is the environmental doomsday scenario inevitable? It then presented the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning and an array of alternatives for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land. This second edition captures current success stories, showcasing creative, resilient strategies for fundamentally changing the way we alter our landscape. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Explains the relationship between innovative land-use planning and nature’s impartial, inviolate biophysical principles that govern the outcome of all planning Focuses on how decision making that flows from and aligns with nature’s biophysical principles benefits all generations by consciously protecting and maintaining social-environmental sustainability Proposes an alternative framework for municipal comprehensive plans framing the community as a living system Written by two experienced professionals in sustainable development planning, the second edition revisits the successes as well as barriers to progress associated with establishing new community development models, such as EcoMunicipalities. The authors emphasize the necessity and potency of citizen involvement and initiatives. They provide proposals for alternative approaches that rest on lessons from history as well as the research, wisdom, and vision of many individuals and communities whose work they have studied. The book supplies a sturdy platform on which to continually build and innovate progress in sustainable land use planning.
Category: Nature

Das Bild Der Stadt

Author : Kevin Lynch
ISBN : 9783035602166
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 76.84 MB
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Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte.
Category: Architecture

The Mobility Revolution

Author : Lukas Neckermann
ISBN : 9781784628871
Genre : Business & Economics
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We stand at the cusp of a mobility revolution unlike anything we have seen since the days of Gottlieb Daimler and Henry Ford, 130 years ago. Three massively significant and converging automotive trends – electrification, self-driving technology and car-sharing – will together transform the way we live, work, and move about in our increasingly urban environment. This book coins the term ‘Mobility Revolution’ and is a summary of the ‘three zeroes’ that are already defining the future for the automobile industry: Zero Emissions, Zero Accidents and Zero Ownership. The impact will go beyond the automotive industry and its suppliers – urban infrastructure, construction, logistics – and even local cafés will need to think and operate differently. Based on countless interviews, the book is highly current and thoroughly researched, whilst also fun to read. It is an eye-opener to the new world that awaits us as the Mobility Revolution unfolds. The Mobility Revolution is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of the automobile industry, our cities, and the way we live.
Category: Business & Economics

The Moral Arc

Author : Michael Shermer
ISBN : 9780805096934
Genre : Science
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Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy. In The Moral Arc, Shermer will explain how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.
Category: Science

Living The Palio

Author : Thomas W. Paradis
ISBN : 9781491752883
Genre : Travel
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It was May 2013 when Thomas Paradis convened in Siena, Italy, with a cohort of American faculty and students to lead a two-month inaugural study-abroad program. After a harrowing journey across the ocean, students and faculty alike soon realized that adapting to a foreign culture and language would be more challenging than they expected, especially amid one of the world’s more authentic community festivals—the Palio horse race. Paradis weaves witty stories of personal discovery with a crash course on Siena and its ferocious twice-yearly horse race. As the July 2 race and its related rituals draw closer, Paradis details how he and his wife uncovered the impressive local communities that underlie the life and blood of the age-old Palio in order to better understand what drives the passion of its residents. When the race finally begins, Paradis provides a compelling upfront view of the action and the race’s aftermath, pulling in the collective experiences of his students as their eyes and minds open to seeing the world in an entirely new way. Living the Palio shares an amusing and instructional romp through Siena, Italy, as university faculty members and their students gain self-confidence, patience, and most importantly, respect for a different way of life.
Category: Travel

Alles Ber Heather

Author : Matthew Weiner
ISBN : 9783644001091
Genre : Fiction
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Mark und Karen Breakstone haben eine wunderbare Tochter. Ihr ganzes Dasein dreht sich nur um sie: Heather. Bobby Klasky ist in seinem miserablen Leben niemals Glück oder Liebe begegnet. Doch jetzt weiß Bobby, was er will: Heather. «Dieser kleine Roman ist eine Sensation! Dabei ist es das klassische Rezept des Noir: der kurze Schritt über die Klippe und der Sturz in eine Hölle der Gleichgültigkeit. Eine teuflische Geschichte, die man in einem einzigen Atemzug lesen muss.» JAMES ELLROY «Eine Tour de Force an kontrolliertem Stil und messerscharfer Psychologie. Der Anatomenblick und die stupende Kombination aus Mitgefühl und Gnadenlosigkeit erinnern mich an Flaubert und Richard Yates, die extreme Schlusspointe an Muriel Spark in ihren dunkelsten Momenten. Ich konnte das Buch nicht aus der Hand legen.» MICHAEL CHABON
Category: Fiction