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Download E-books Performance Measurement in the Dutch Social Rented Sector: Volume 19 Sustainable Urban Areas PDF

By M. Koopman

The contributions in functionality size within the Dutch social rented quarter handle the societal and functional wishes of housing institutions, in an effort to advance larger tools for functionality dimension. the availability of invaluable tools enables extra transparency and hence better exterior keep an eye on over housing institutions. whilst those tools should still profit the interior keep an eye on and making plans procedures of the housing institutions. The identity of Key functionality signs, in addition to the enter, throughput and output signs which are certain up with it, enables the alternative, implementation and (re-)shaping of coverage choices and the justification for selecting between those choices. The contributions during this paintings don't handle the general scope of functionality size and function signs reflecting the influence of housing. the diversity of examples lined within the booklet is expounded to the general public projects of Dutch housing organization. in addition to providing functional tools for functionality dimension for particular public initiatives, the booklet ascertains a common instruction for functionality administration via housing institutions. For this objective the instruments which are supplied by means of the conceptual structures process were used as a framework. many of the chapters are a mix of theoretical or conceptual principles and useful techniques.

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Download E-books Gebrauchsanweisung für Amsterdam (German Edition) PDF

By Siggi Weidemann

Alle wollen nach Amsterdam: wegen der baumgesäumten Grachten und des vom Seewind geprägten Klimas, der vielen Fahrräder und natürlich Vincent van Goghs Sonnenblumen. Aber auch wegen der Cannabiswolken und der roten Schaufenster – und weil, wo einst der bürgerliche Ungehorsam herrschte, heute das »interkulturelle« test gepredigt wird. Siggi Weidemann kennt die ganze Vielfalt der zeitlos genialen Hauptstadt, der Heimat Cees Nootebooms, Anne Franks und Rembrandts: Er nimmt uns mit zum Dreigrachtenhaus, zu den schönsten Hinterhofoasen und zeigt uns den Charme skurriler Probierstuben und bunter Märkte – und wo der Amsterdamer hingeht, wenn es »lekker« und »smakelig« sein soll.

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Download E-books Urban Centres in Asia and Latin America: Heritage and Identities in Changing Urban Landscapes PDF

This ebook provides an summary of the demanding situations that towns in Latin the USA and Asia are dealing with in regards to the renovation in their tangible and intangible background. It argues that city historical past has a cost that transcends the mere object's worth, constituting an important resource of id for city population. an analogous is correct for the city intangible values and practices which are frequently linked to locations or structures. The empirical study relies on case stories of Kathmandu in Nepal, Yogyakarta in Indonesia and Recife in Brazil; 3 towns that also contain middle components with a excessive percent of old textile and certain cultural expressions. The comparative examine of the 3 components finds the similarities and variations of city conservation guidelines, previous and current upgrading recommendations within the middle components, and the significance of exact and intangible history. All 3 towns reveal that city history, behavior and ideology are nonetheless of significance to the inhabitants. whereas there are major adjustments within the sort and point of defense the respective felony method offers, partially out of control city dynamics pose a hazard to them all. The textual content is predicated on a PhD thesis submitted to the Institute of Geography, collage of Innsbruck, Austria.

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Download E-books Down the Asphalt Path: The Automobile and the American City (Columbia History of Urban Life) PDF

By Clay McShane

An exam of the yank courting among vehicles and urbanization, which describes how sleek transportation structures and ideas of urban residing have outlined themselves in 20th-century united states. It explains how autos were used as symbols of either prestige and escapism.

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Download E-books The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America PDF

By Erik Larson

Erik Larson—author of number one bestseller In the backyard of Beasts—intertwines the genuine story of the 1893 World's reasonable and the crafty serial killer who used the reasonable to entice his sufferers to their loss of life. Combining meticulous learn with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a story with the entire ask yourself of newly came across historical past and the thrills of the simplest fiction.

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Download E-books Vanished Gardens: Finding Nature in Philadelphia PDF

By Sharon White

New to residing and gardening in Philadelphia, Sharon White starts a trip throughout the panorama of the town, previous and current, in Vanished Gardens. In prose now as distinct and thought of because the paths in a parterre, now as flowing and lyrical as an Olmsted vista, White explores Philadelphia's gardens as part of the city's environment and animates the lives of person gardeners and naturalists operating within the region round her home.

In one part of the ebook, White excursions the gardens of colonial botanist John Bartram; his spouse, Ann; and their son, author and naturalist William. different chapters specialise in Deborah Logan, who stored a list of her existence on a wide farm within the overdue eighteenth century, and Mary Gibson Henry, twentieth-century botanist, plant collector, and namesake of the lily Hymenocallis henryae. all through White weaves passages from diaries, letters, and memoirs from major Philadephia gardeners into her personal awesome prose, remodeling each one position she examines right into a palimpsest of the underlying earth and the human landscapes layered over it.

White supplies a stunning portrait of the resilience and richness of the flora and fauna in Philadelphia and of the ways in which gardening can attach nature to city house. She exhibits that even supposing gardens may possibly vanish eternally, the which means and solace inherent within the act of gardening are consistently ready to be found anew.

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Download E-books Urban Dominance and Labour Market Differentiation of a European Capital City: Lisbon 1890-1990 PDF

There was a major explosion of curiosity in eu city background within the final a long time. throughout Europe we see a spate of latest study initiatives and guides analyzing the commercial, demographic, social and cultural devel­ opments of the numerous millions of city centres -metropolitan towns, nearby towns and small cities. this is often hardly ever dazzling simply because city improvement has been one of many central forces shaping the transformation of Europe from the Renaissance to the modern period. One remarkable function of the recent paintings is its strongly interdisciplinary personality with economists, archaeologists, geographers, artwork historians and sociologists, in addition to historians, participating in examine. one other characteristic of present methods is the strain on comparative city background -using the variable pat­ terns of improvement in numerous nations to shed gentle not just on structural diversifications yet at the strategy of city switch itself. attesting to this enthusiasm for comparative historical past considering 1990 the eu organization of city Historians (instituted by means of the ecu Union) has organ­ ised huge -scale comparative meetings at the eu urban at Amsterdam, Strasbourg and Budapest. because the Nineteen Eighties there has additionally been a community of european­ ropean associations (including the colleges of Leicester, New college of Lisbon, Leiden, Cantabria, Humboldt college, Berlin, and Strasbourg, Gent and Leuven) actively all for pupil educating programmes within the fiel- with aid from the eu Union ERASMUS programme.

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Download E-books From the Ground Up: Translating Geography into Community through Neighbor Networks PDF

By Rick Grannis

Where do neighborhoods come from and why do definite assets and effects--such as social capital and collective efficacy--bundle jointly in a few neighborhoods and never in others? From the floor Up argues that local groups emerge from neighbor networks, and exhibits that those social kin are distinct as a result of specific geographic features. Highlighting the associated value of geography and youngsters to the emergence of local groups, Rick Grannis versions how neighboring progresses via 4 levels: whilst geography permits contributors to be comfortably to be had to each other; after they have passive contacts or unintended encounters; after they truly start up touch; and after they have interaction in actions indicating belief or shared norms and values.

Seamlessly integrating discussions of geography, loved ones features, and way of life, Grannis demonstrates that local groups express dynamic approaches in the course of the diverse phases. He examines the families that relocate to be able to decide on their buddies, the alternatives of interactions that strengthen, and the trade of ideals and impression that influence local groups through the years. Grannis additionally introduces and explores geographic concepts--t-communities and highway islands--to trap the sophisticated gains constraining citizens' perceptions in their atmosphere and community.

Basing findings on millions of interviews performed via door-to-door canvassing within the la quarter in addition to different local groups, From the floor Up unearths the several methods neighborhoods functionality and why those alterations matter.

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Download E-books Rogues' Gallery The Secret History of the Moguls and the Money that Made the Metropolitan Museum PDF

By Michael Gross

“Behind virtually each portray is a fortune and at the back of sin or a crime.”
With those phrases as a place to begin, Michael Gross, prime chronicler of the yank wealthy, starts off the 1st self sustaining, unauthorized examine the saga of the nation’s maximum museum, the Metropolitan Museum of paintings. during this without end exciting follow-up to his bestselling social historical past 740 Park, Gross pulls again the colors of secrecy that experience lengthy shrouded the higher class’s cultural and philanthropic pursuits and maneuvers. And he paints a revealing portrait of a formerly hidden face of yankee wealth and power.

The Metropolitan, Gross writes, “is an immense alchemical test, turning the worst of man’s attributes—extravagance, lust, gluttony, acquisitiveness, envy, avarice, greed, egotism, and pride—into the superior, transmuting lethal sins into important treasure.” The e-book covers the total 138-year background of the Met, concentrating on the museum’s so much colourful characters. beginning with the lame-duck director Philippe de Montebello, the museum’s longest-serving chief who eventually stepped down in 2008, Rogues’ Gallery then is going again to the very starting, highlighting, between many others: the 1st director, Luigi Palma di Cesnola, an Italian-born epic phony, whose legacy is a trove of plundered old relics, a few of which stay on show this present day; John Pierpont Morgan, the best capitalist and artwork collector of his day, who became the museum from the plaything of a handful of wealthy amateurs right into a specialist operation committed, kind of, to the general public stable; John D. Rockefeller Jr., who by no means served the Met in any authentic potential yet who, in the course of the nice melancholy, proved the single guy prepared and wealthy sufficient to be its benefactor, which made him its behind-the-scenes puppeteer; the debatable Thomas Hoving, whose tenure as director through the sixties and seventies revolutionized museums worldwide yet left the Met in chaos; and Jane Engelhard and Annette de los angeles Renta, a mother-daughter trustee tag crew whose tales will astonish you (think Casablanca rewritten by way of Edith Wharton).

With a aiding forged that incorporates artists, forgers, and looters, monetary geniuses and scoundrels, museum officials (like its chairman Arthur Amory Houghton, head of Corning Glass, who as soon as ripped aside a worthy and historical Islamic booklet with a purpose to promote it off piecemeal), trustees (like Jayne Wrightsman, the Hollywood get together lady became society grand dame), curators (like the getting older Dietrich von Bothmer, a refugee from Nazi Germany with a Bronze big name for heroism whose maximum acquisitions grew to become out to be looted), and donors (like Irwin Untermyer, whose accumulating obsession drove his spouse and youngsters to suicide), and with cameo appearances by way of every body from Vogue editors Anna Wintour and Diana Vreeland to intercourse Pistols entrance guy Johnny Rotten, Rogues’ Gallery is a wealthy, pleasurable, alternately hilarious and scary examine America’s top category, and what's possibly its maximum creation.

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Download E-books Making Urban Transport Sustainable PDF

Making city shipping Sustainable addresses the way forward for city delivery as a world factor. funds is being poured into roads, railways and airports at a time whilst the worldwide surroundings is threatened and oil construction has reached its top. If the world's setting and societies are to be sustained, city shipping has to alter. Contributions by way of specialists from the built and constructing global speak about the severity of the matter and recommend strength suggestions.

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