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            Soil and Fertilizers: Managing the Environmental Footprint
             

            Soil and Fertilizers: Managing the Environmental Footprint (Hardback)

            Edited by Lal, Rattan

            • RRP: $365.00
            • $365.00
            • Pub Date
              26 Jun 20

            Soil and Fertilizers: Managing the Environmental Footprint presents strategies to improve soil health by reducing the rate of fertilizer input while maintaining high agronomic yields. It is estimated that fertilizer use supported nearly half of global births in 2008. In a context... of potential food insecurity exacerbated by population growth and climate change, the importance of fertilizers in sustaining the agronomic production is clear. However, excessive use of chemical fertilizers poses serious risks both to the environment and to human health. Highlighting a tenfold increase in global fertilizer consumption between 2002 and 2016, the book explains the effects on the quality of soil, water, air and biota from overuse of chemical fertilizers. Written by an interdisciplinary author team, this book presents methods for enhancing the efficiency of fertilizer use and outlines agricultural practices that can reduce the environmental footprint. Features: Includes a thorough literature review on the agronomic and environmental impact of fertilizer, from degradation of ecosystems to the eutrophication of drinking water. Specific chapters are devoted to enhancing the use efficiency and effectiveness of the fertilizers through improved formulations, time and mode of application, and the use of precision farming technology. The geographic variation in fertilizer consumption volume is revealed by case studies for specific countries and regions, including India and Africa. The pros and cons of organic vs. chemical fertilizers, as well as innovative technologies including nuclear energy, are discussed, as are the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals. Part of the Advances in Soil Sciences series, this solutions-focused volume will appeal to soil scientists, environmental scientists and agricultural engineers.
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            ISBN 9781138600072
            Released NZ 26 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Advances in Soil Science
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            Armenia's Transformative Urban Future: National Urban Assessment
              

            Armenia's Transformative Urban Future: National Urban Assessment (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Development Bank, Asian

            • RRP: $64.50
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            This report identifies future urban development scenarios in Armenia that rely on strong political commitment to establish a territorial strategy that ensures balanced regional development and inclusive economic growth.

            ISBN 9789292619466
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher Asian Development Bank
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The City Reader
             

            The City Reader (Hardback, 7th New edition)

            Edited by LeGates, Richard T.; Stout, Frederic

            • RRP: $341.00
            • $341.00
            • Pub Date
              7 Jul 20

            The 7th edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city. Sixty-three selections are included: forty-five from the 6th edition and eighteen new selections, including three newly written exclusively for The Cit...y Reader. The anthology features a Prologue essay on How to Study Cities , eight section introductions as well as individual introductions to each of the selected articles. The new edition has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary and topical areas included, such as sustainable urban development, globalization, the impact of technology on cities, resilient cities, and urban theory. The 7th edition places greater emphasis on cities in the developing world, the global city system, and the future of cities in the digital transformation age. While retaining classic writings from authors such as Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs and Louis Wirth, this edition also includes the best contemporary writings of, among others, Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, and Saskia Sassen. New material has been added on compact cities, urban history, place making, climate change, the world city network, smart cities, the new social exclusion, ordinary cities, gentrification, gender perspectives, regime theory, comparative urbanization, and the impact of technology on cities. Bibliographic material has been completely updated and strengthened so that the 7th edition can serve as a reference volume orienting faculty and students to the most important writings of all the key topics in urban studies and planning. The City Reader provides the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies, old and new. It is essential reading for anyone interested in studying cities and city life.
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            ISBN 9780367204785
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Urban Reader Series
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            Walking Cities: London
             

            Walking Cities: London (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            Edited by Joseph-Lester, Jaspar; King, Simon, OBE; Blier-Carruthers, Amy; Bottazzi, Roberto

            • RRP: $70.99
            • $70.99
            • Pub Date
              18 May 20

            Walking Cities: London (second edition) brings together a new interdisciplinary field of artists, writers, architects, musicians, human geographers and philosophers to consider how a city walk informs and triggers new processes of making, thinking, researching and communicating. ...In particular, the book examines how the city contains narratives, knowledge and contested materialities that are best accessed through the act of walking. The varied contributions take the form of short stories, illustrated essays, personal reflections and accounts of walks both real and fictional. While artist and RCA tutor Rut Blees Luxemburg and philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy recount a nocturnal journey from Shoreditch to the City of London; architect Peter St John of the practice Caruso St John offers a detailed and personal reflection on the Holloway Road; and architect and author Douglas Murphy examines what he calls London's 'more politically charged locations' in his account of a solitary walk through an area of South London. Ultimately, Walking Cities: London seeks to understand the wider significance of changing geographies to generate critical questions and creative perspectives for navigating the social and political impact of rapid urban change.
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            ISBN 9780367407896
            Released NZ 18 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Transit Crime and Sexual Violence in Cities: International Evidence and Prevention
             

            Transit Crime and Sexual Violence in Cities: International Evidence and Prevention (Hardback)

            Edited by Ceccato, Vania; Loukaitou-Sideris, Anastasia

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              29 Jun 20

            How cities are planned and designed has a major impact on individuals' mobility and safety. If individuals feel unsafe in public transportation or on the way to it, they may avoid certain routes or particular times of the day. This is problematic since research has also found tha...t, in some cities, especially those in the Global South, a large percentage of women are transit captives . Namely, they have relatively less access to non-public forms of transportation and are, therefore, especially reliant on public transport. This issue is important not only because it affects people's safety but also because it influences the long-term sustainability of a city. In a sustainable city, safety guaranties the ability of free movement for everyone and provides a wider sense of place attachment. Transit Crime and Sexual Violence in Cities examines the evidence of victimization in transit environments in countries around the world, exploring individuals' feelings of perceived safety or lack thereof and the necessary improvements that can make transit safer and, hence, cities more sustainable. The book's contributions are grounded in theories at the crossroads of several disciplines such as environmental criminology, architecture and design, urban planning, geography, psychology, gender and LGBTQI studies, transportation, and law enforcement. International case studies include Los Angeles, Vancouver, Stockholm, London, Paris, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Bogota, Tokyo, Guangzho, Melbourne, and Lagos, among others.
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            ISBN 9780367258634
            Released NZ 29 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Handbook of Urban Mobilities
             

            Handbook of Urban Mobilities (Hardback)

            Edited by Jensen, Ole B.; Lassen, Claus; Kaufmann, Vincent; Freudendal-Pedersen, Malene; Gotzsche Lange, Ida Sofie

            • RRP: $412.00
            • $412.00
            • Pub Date
              1 Jul 20

            This book offers the reader a comprehensive understanding and the multitude of methods utilized in the research of urban mobilities with cities and 'the urban' as its pivotal axis. It covers theories and concepts for scholars and researchers to understand, observe, and analyze th...e world of urban mobilities. The Handbook of Urban Mobilities facilitates the understanding of urban mobilities within a historic conscience of societal transformation. It explores key concepts and theories within the 'mobilities turn' with a particular urban framework, as well as the methods and tools at play when empirical, urban mobilities research is undertaken. This book also explores the urban mobilities practices related to commutes, particular modes of moving; the exploration of everyday life and embodied practices as they manifest themselves within urban mobilities; and the themes of power, conflict and social exclusion. A discussion of urban planning, public control, and governance is also undertaken in the book, wherein the themes of infrasturctures, technologies, and design are duly considered. With chapters written in an accessible style, this handbook carries timely contributions within the contemporary state-of-the-art of urban mobilities research. It will thus be useful for academics and students of graduate programs and post-graduate studies within disciplines such as urban geography, political science, sociology, anthropology, urban planning, traffic- and transportation planning, architecture and urban design.
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            ISBN 9781138482197
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge International Handbooks
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            Transit Crime and Sexual Violence in Cities: International Evidence and Prevention
             

            Transit Crime and Sexual Violence in Cities: International Evidence and Prevention (Paperback)

            Edited by Ceccato, Vania; Loukaitou-Sideris, Anastasia

            • RRP: $70.99
            • $70.99
            • Pub Date
              29 Jun 20

            How cities are planned and designed has a major impact on individuals' mobility and safety. If individuals feel unsafe in public transportation or on the way to it, they may avoid certain routes or particular times of the day. This is problematic since research has also found tha...t, in some cities, especially those in the Global South, a large percentage of women are transit captives . Namely, they have relatively less access to non-public forms of transportation and are, therefore, especially reliant on public transport. This issue is important not only because it affects people's safety but also because it influences the long-term sustainability of a city. In a sustainable city, safety guaranties the ability of free movement for everyone and provides a wider sense of place attachment. Transit Crime and Sexual Violence in Cities examines the evidence of victimization in transit environments in countries around the world, exploring individuals' feelings of perceived safety or lack thereof and the necessary improvements that can make transit safer and, hence, cities more sustainable. The book's contributions are grounded in theories at the crossroads of several disciplines such as environmental criminology, architecture and design, urban planning, geography, psychology, gender and LGBTQI studies, transportation, and law enforcement. International case studies include Los Angeles, Vancouver, Stockholm, London, Paris, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Bogota, Tokyo, Guangzho, Melbourne, and Lagos, among others.
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            ISBN 9780367258627
            Released NZ 29 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Community Capacity and Resilience in Latin America
             

            Community Capacity and Resilience in Latin America (Hardback)

            Edited by Lachapelle, Paul; Gutierrez-Montes, Isabel; Flora, Cornelia Butler

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 20

            Community Capacity and Resilience in Latin America addresses the role of communities in building their capacity to increase resiliency and carry out rural development strategies in Latin America. Resiliency in a community sense is associated with an ability to address stress and ...respond to shock while obtaining participatory engagement in community assessment, planning and outcome. Although the political contexts for community development have changed dramatically in a number of Latin American countries in recent years, there are growing opportunities and examples of communities working together to address common problems and improve collective quality of life. This book links scholarship that highlights community development praxis using new frameworks to understand the potential for community capacity and resiliency. By rejecting old linear models of development, based on technology transfer and diffusion of technology, many communities in Latin America have built capacity of their capital assets to become more resilient and adapt positively to change. This book is an essential resource for academics and practitioners of rural development, demonstrating that there is much we can learn from the skills of self-diagnosis and building on existing assets to enhance community capitals.
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            ISBN 9781138084896
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Community Development Research and Practice Series
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            Community Capacity and Resilience in Latin America
             

            Community Capacity and Resilience in Latin America (Paperback)

            Edited by Lachapelle, Paul; Gutierrez-Montes, Isabel; Flora, Cornelia Butler

            • RRP: $96.99
            • $96.99
            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 20

            Community Capacity and Resilience in Latin America addresses the role of communities in building their capacity to increase resiliency and carry out rural development strategies in Latin America. Resiliency in a community sense is associated with an ability to address stress and ...respond to shock while obtaining participatory engagement in community assessment, planning and outcome. Although the political contexts for community development have changed dramatically in a number of Latin American countries in recent years, there are growing opportunities and examples of communities working together to address common problems and improve collective quality of life. This book links scholarship that highlights community development praxis using new frameworks to understand the potential for community capacity and resiliency. By rejecting old linear models of development, based on technology transfer and diffusion of technology, many communities in Latin America have built capacity of their capital assets to become more resilient and adapt positively to change. This book is an essential resource for academics and practitioners of rural development, demonstrating that there is much we can learn from the skills of self-diagnosis and building on existing assets to enhance community capitals.
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            ISBN 9781138084902
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Community Development Research and Practice Series
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            Drone Futures: UAS in Landscape and Urban Design
             

            Drone Futures: UAS in Landscape and Urban Design (Hardback)

            By Cureton, Paul

            • RRP: $259.00
            • $259.00
            • Pub Date
              17 Jul 20

            Drone Futures explores new paradigms in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in landscape and urban design. UAS or drones can be deployed with direct application to the built environment; this book explores the myriad of contemporary and future possibilities of the design medium its a...esthetic, mapping agency, Ai, mobility and contribution to smart cities. Drones present innovative possibilities, operating in a 'hover space' between human scales of landscape observation and light aircraft providing a unique resolution of space. This book shows how UAS can be utilized to provide new perspectives on spatial layout, landscape and urban conditions, data capture for construction monitoring and simulation of design proposals. Author Paul Cureton examines both the philosophical use of these tools and practical steps for implementation by designers. Illustrated in full colour throughout, it discusses UAS and its connectivity to other design technologies and processes, including mapping & photogrammetry, AR/VR, Drone Ai and Drones for construction and fabrication, new mobilities, smart cities and city information models (CIMs). Specifically geared towards professionals seeking to understand UAS applications and future development and students seeking an understanding of the role of drones and airspace in the built environment and its powerful geographic imaginary. With international contributions, multi-disciplinary sources, case studies, Drone Futures, examines new powers of flight for visualizing, interpreting and presenting landscapes and urban spaces of tomorrow.
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            ISBN 9780815380504
            Released NZ 17 Jul 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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