This book explores mobilities as a key to understanding the practices that both frame and generate contemporary everyday life in the urban context. At the same time, it investigates the challenges arising from the interpretation of mobility as a socio-spatial phenomenon both in the social sciences and in urban studies. Leading sociologists, economists, urban planners and architects address the ways in which spatial mobilities contribute to producing diversified uses of the city and describe forms and rhythms of different life practices, including unexpected uses and conflicts. The individual sections of the book focus on the role of mobility in transforming contemporary cities; the consequences of interpreting mobility as a socio-spatial phenomenon for urban projects and policies; the conflicts and inequalities generated by the co-presence of different populations due to mobility and by the interests gathered around major mobility projects; and the use of new data and mapping of mobilities to enhance comprehension of cities. The theoretical discussion is complemented by references to practical experiences, helping readers gain a broader understanding of mobilities in relation to the capacity to analyze, plan and design contemporary cities.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Intellect Books
This book proposes a new way of understanding the relationship between the city and personal identity. Interrogates the decentralization and fragmentation of personal identity in the globalized world. Rethinks urbanism that corresponds to risk, uncertainty of todays cities.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-12 - Publisher: Copal Publishing Group
Smart city is mindful every second and communicates, in real time, analyzed knowledge to citizen for satisfactory way of life, with easy delivery of services, comfortable mobility, conserving energy, environment and other natural resources, and creating energetic communities and a vibrant urban economy. Geographic Information Systems for Smart Cities explores
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-29 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This study examines literary celebrity in Britain from 1850 to 1914. Through lively analysis of rare cultural materials, Easley demonstrates the crucial role of the celebrity author in the formation of British national identity. As Victorians toured the homes and haunts of famous writers, they developed a sense of shared
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-03 - Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Examines the role that brownfields redevelopment is playing and can play in our quest for sustainability, focusing on efforts in the US and Canada. This book looks at how brownfields are used as spaces for developing an array of residential, recreational, and employment-oriented projects that have breathed new life into