Urban Street Stormwater Guide

Urban Street Stormwater Guide
Author : National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publisher : Island Press
Total Pages : 167
Release : 2017-06-29
ISBN 10 : 9781610918121
ISBN 13 : 1610918126
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Street Stormwater Guide Book Description:

The Urban Street Stormwater Guide begins from the principle that street design can support--or degrade--the urban area's overall environmental health. By incorporating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into the right-of-way, cities can manage stormwater and reap the public health, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of street trees, planters, and greenery in the public realm. Building on the successful NACTO urban street guides, the Urban Street Stormwater Guide provides the best practices for the design of GSI along transportation corridors. The state-of-the-art solutions in this guide will assist urban planners and designers, transportation engineers, city officials, ecologists, public works officials, and others interested in the role of the built urban landscape in protecting the climate, water quality, and natural environment.

Urban Street Design Guide

Urban Street Design Guide
Author : National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publisher : Island Press
Total Pages : 250
Release : 2013-10-01
ISBN 10 : 1610914945
ISBN 13 : 9781610914949
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Street Design Guide Book Description:

The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide shows how streets of every size can be reimagined and reoriented to prioritize safe driving and transit, biking, walking, and public activity. Unlike older, more conservative engineering manuals, this design guide emphasizes the core principle that urban streets are public places and have a larger role to play in communities than solely being conduits for traffic. The well-illustrated guide offers blueprints of street design from multiple perspectives, from the bird’s eye view to granular details. Case studies from around the country clearly show how to implement best practices, as well as provide guidance for customizing design applications to a city’s unique needs. Urban Street Design Guide outlines five goals and tenets of world-class street design: • Streets are public spaces. Streets play a much larger role in the public life of cities and communities than just thoroughfares for traffic. • Great streets are great for business. Well-designed streets generate higher revenues for businesses and higher values for homeowners. • Design for safety. Traffic engineers can and should design streets where people walking, parking, shopping, bicycling, working, and driving can cross paths safely. • Streets can be changed. Transportation engineers can work flexibly within the building envelope of a street. Many city streets were created in a different era and need to be reconfigured to meet new needs. • Act now! Implement projects quickly using temporary materials to help inform public decision making. Elaborating on these fundamental principles, the guide offers substantive direction for cities seeking to improve street design to create more inclusive, multi-modal urban environments. It is an exceptional resource for redesigning streets to serve the needs of 21st century cities, whose residents and visitors demand a variety of transportation options, safer streets, and vibrant community life.

Water Resources Management

Water Resources Management
Author : Robert C. Brears
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2021-03-08
ISBN 10 : 9783110685770
ISBN 13 : 3110685779
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Resources Management Book Description:

Water resource management consists of planning, developing, distributing and managing the available water resources. With increasing urbanization, optimized water management becomes more demanding. This book presents innovative solutions for present as well as future challenges we are facing in water conservation, recycling and reuse.

Small Scale Urban Greening

Small Scale Urban Greening
Author : Angela Loder
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 250
Release : 2020-03-23
ISBN 10 : 9781317284253
ISBN 13 : 1317284259
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Scale Urban Greening Book Description:

Small-scale urban greening projects are changing the urban landscape, shifting our experience and understanding of greenspaces in our cities. This book argues that including power dynamics, symbolism, and aesthetics in our understanding of the human relationship to urban nature can help us create places that nurture ecological and human health and promote successful and equitable urban communities. Using an interdisciplinary approach to current research debates and new comparative case studies on community perceptions of these urban greening projects and policies, this book explores how small-scale urban greening projects can impact our sense of place, health, creativity, and concentration while also being part of a successful urban greening program. Arguing that wildness, emotion, and sense of place are key components of our human–nature relationship, this book will be of interest to designers, academics, and policy makers.

Transportation and Public Health

Transportation and Public Health
Author : M. D. Meyer
Publisher : Elsevier
Total Pages : 338
Release : 2019-06-17
ISBN 10 : 9780128172964
ISBN 13 : 0128172967
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transportation and Public Health Book Description:

Transportation and Public Health: An Integrated Approach to Policy, Planning, and Implementation helps current and future transportation professionals integrate public health considerations into their transportation planning, thus supporting sustainability and promoting societal health and well-being. The book defines key issues, describes potential solutions, and provides detailed examples of how solutions have been implemented worldwide. In addition, it demonstrates how to identify gaps in existing policy frameworks. Addressing a critical and emerging urgent need in transportation and public health research, the book creates a coherent, inclusive and interdisciplinary framework for understanding. By integrating principles from transportation planning and engineering, health management, economics, social and organizational psychology, the book deepens understanding of these multiple perspectives and tensions inherent in integrating public health and transportation planning and policy implementation. Bridges the gap between transport and public health, two fields that have traditionally traveled on separate and parallel tracks Synthesizes key research and practice literature Includes teaching and learning aids, such as case studies, chapter objectives, summaries and discussion questions

Adaptation Urbanism and Resilient Communities

Adaptation Urbanism and Resilient Communities
Author : Billy Fields
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 264
Release : 2021-05-04
ISBN 10 : 9780429640216
ISBN 13 : 0429640218
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptation Urbanism and Resilient Communities Book Description:

Adaptation Urbanism and Resilient Communities outlines and explains adaptation urbanism as a theoretical framework for understanding and evaluating resilience projects in cities and relates it to pressing contemporary policy issues related to urban climate change mitigation and adaptation. Through a series of detailed case studies, this book uncovers the promise and tensions of a new wave of resilient communities in Europe (Copenhagen, Rotterdam, and London), and the United States (New Orleans and South Florida). In addition, best practice projects in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Delft, Utrecht, and Vancouver are examined. The authors highlight how these communities are reinventing the role of streets and connecting public spaces in adapting to and mitigating climate change through green/blue infrastructure planning, maintaining and enhancing sustainable transportation options, and struggling to ensure equitable development for all residents. The case studies demonstrate that while there are some more universal aspects to encouraging adaptation urbanism, there are also important local characteristics that need to be both acknowledged and celebrated to help local communities thrive in the era of climate change. The book also provides key policy lessons and a roadmap for future research in adaptation urbanism. Advancing resilience policy discourse through multidisciplinary framework this work will be of great interest to students of urban planning, geography, transportation, landscape architecture, and environmental studies, as well as resilience practitioners around the world.

Critical Thinking in the Sustainable Rehabilitation and Risk Management of the Built Environment

Critical Thinking in the Sustainable Rehabilitation and Risk Management of the Built Environment
Author : Ancuța Rotaru
Publisher : Springer Nature
Total Pages : 602
Release : 2020-10-29
ISBN 10 : 9783030611187
ISBN 13 : 3030611183
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Thinking in the Sustainable Rehabilitation and Risk Management of the Built Environment Book Description:

This proceedings book presents contributions to the International Conference on Critical Thinking in the Sustainable Rehabilitation and Risk Management of the Built Environment – CRIT-RE-BUILT – held in Iași, Romania, November 7–9, 2019. It mirrors outcomes in fundamental and applied research covering a broad palette of competences like observations, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, problem-solving and decision making. The book sets up eight chapters related to rehabilitation and risk in the built environment. Each chapter starts with a broad state-of-the-art presentation comprising the latest ideas and methods in the field assessing and asserting synthesized levels of research, development and novelty through a critical thinking process. The authors of the eight presentations are partners in the E+ Programme for Strategic Partnerships Rehabilitation of the Built Environment in the Context of Smart City and Sustainable Development Concepts for Knowledge Transfer and Lifelong Learning (RE-BUILT).

Green Stormwater Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban and Rural Development

Green Stormwater Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban and Rural Development
Author : Luis A. Sañudo-Fontaneda
Publisher : MDPI
Total Pages : 220
Release : 2021-04-22
ISBN 10 : 9783036506104
ISBN 13 : 3036506101
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Stormwater Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban and Rural Development Book Description:

“Green Stormwater Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban and Rural Development” offers some of the latest international scientific and practitioner findings around the adaptation of urban, rural and transportation infrastructures to climate change by sustainable water management. This book addresses the main gaps in the up-to-date literature and provides the reader with a holistic view, ranging from a strategic and multiscale planning, implementation and decision-making angle down to the engineering details for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of green stormwater techniques such as sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) and stormwater control measures (SCMs). This book is particularly recommended for a wide audience of readers, such as academics/researchers and students in the fields of architecture and landscaping, engineering, environmental and natural sciences, social and physical geography and urban and territorial planning. This book is also a resource for practitioners and professionals developing their work in architecture studios, engineering companies, local and regional authorities, water and environmental industries, infrastructure maintenance, regulators, planners, developers and legislators.

Public Open Space in Transition for health and well being

Public Open Space in Transition for health and well being
Author : Dimitra Babalis
Publisher : Altralinea Edizioni
Total Pages : 84
Release : 2020-12-23
ISBN 10 : 9791280178190
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Open Space in Transition for health and well being Book Description:

Which open spaces and combinations of green-blue infrastructure provide optimum wellbeing benefits? How we do ensure these benefits are available to all? Can we reduce health and well-being inequalities through sensible design? The volume focuses on specific studies in urban design, environmental psychology and public health combining ‘green’ spaces with ‘green-blue’ infrastructures, active mobility and facilities, showing a series of criteria necessary to ensure that ‘green-blue’ space can work optimally. The book is divided in two parts: Part one goes on to demonstrate how design along waterfronts can contribute to support the well-being of people and encourage urban quality. Part two identifies design concepts for health and well-being in urban spaces.

Role of Rainfall and Catchment Characteristics on Urban Stormwater Quality

Role of Rainfall and Catchment Characteristics on Urban Stormwater Quality
Author : An Liu
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2015-03-20
ISBN 10 : 9789812874597
ISBN 13 : 9812874593
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Role of Rainfall and Catchment Characteristics on Urban Stormwater Quality Book Description:

The key highlights of the book include an innovative rainfall classification methodology based on stormwater quality to support the planning and design of stormwater treatment systems. Additionally, this book provides a practical approach to effective stormwater treatment design and development of a methodology for rainfall selection to optimize stormwater treatment based on both its quality and quantity. The case study presented in this book evaluates how pollutant buildup on urban surfaces and stormwater runoff quality varies with a range of catchment characteristics based on different rainfall types. The information presented will be of particular interest to practitioners such as stormwater-treatment designers, urban planners and hydrologic and stormwater-quality model developers since the outcomes presented provide practical approaches to and recommendations for urban stormwater-quality improvement. Readers will benefit from a state-of-the-art critical review of literature on urban stormwater quality, an in-depth discussion on stormwater-quality processes providing guidance for engineering practice such as stormwater treatment design and model development, a comprehensive overview on the application of multivariate data analysis techniques and a paradigm of the integrated use of commercial models and mathematical equations to undertake a comprehensive, urban stormwater-quality investigation.