Resilience will be a defining quality of the twenty-first century. As we witness the increasingly turbulent effects of climate change, the multiple challenges of resource depletion and wage stagnation, we know that our current ways of living are not resilient. Our urban infrastructures, our buildings, our economies, our ways of managing and governing are still too tightly bound to models of unrestrained free-market growth, individualism and consumerism. Research has shown that the crises arising from climate change will become increasingly frequent and increasingly severe. It is also known that the effects of climate change are not evenly distributed across places and people, and neither are the resources needed to meet these challenges. We will need specific responses in place that engage with, and emerge from, citizens ourselves. This volume takes resilience as a transformative concept to ask where and what architecture might contribute. Bringing together cross-disciplinary perspectives from architecture, urban design, art, geography, building science and psychoanalysis, it aims to open up multiple perspectives of research, spatial strategies and projects that are testing how we can build local resilience in preparation for major societal challenges, defining the position of architecture in urban resilience discourse.
Although many software books highlight open problems in secure software development, few provide easily actionable, ground-level solutions. Breaking the mold, Secure and Resilient Software Development teaches you how to apply best practices and standards for consistent and secure software development. It details specific quality software developmen
International contributors from academia, research, policy and practice use their experience and knowledge to explore on-going efforts to improve spatial resilience across the globe and predict future trends.
Secure and Resilient Software: Requirements, Test Cases, and Testing Methods provides a comprehensive set of requirements for secure and resilient software development and operation. It supplies documented test cases for those requirements as well as best practices for testing nonfunctional requirements for improved information assurance. This resource-rich book includes: Pre-developed nonfunctional requirements that can be reused for any software development project Documented test cases that go along with the requirements and can be used to develop a Test Plan for the software Testing methods that can be applied to the test cases provided A CD with all security requirements and test cases as well as MS Word versions of the checklists, requirements, and test cases covered in the book Offering ground-level, already-developed software nonfunctional requirements and corresponding test cases and methods, this book will help to ensure that your software meets its nonfunctional requirements for security and resilience. The accompanying CD filled with helpful checklists and reusable documentation provides you with the tools needed to integrate security into the requirements analysis, design, and testing phases of your software development lifecycle. Some Praise for the Book: This book pulls together the state of the art in thinking about this important issue in a holistic way with several examples. It takes you through the entire lifecycle from conception to implementation ... . —Doug Cavit, Chief Security Strategist, Microsoft Corporation ...provides the reader with the tools necessary to jump-start and mature security within the software development lifecycle (SDLC). —Jeff Weekes, Sr. Security Architect at Terra Verde Services ... full of useful insights and practical advice from two authors who have lived this process. What you get is a tactical application security roadmap that cuts through the noise and is immediately applicable to your projects. —Jeff Williams, Aspect Security CEO and Volunteer Chair of the OWASP Foundation
As the complexity of today’s networked computer systems grows, they become increasingly difficult to understand, predict, and control. Addressing these challenges requires new approaches to building these systems. Adaptive, Dynamic, and Resilient Systems supplies readers with various perspectives of the critical infrastructure that systems of networked computers rely on. It introduces the key issues, describes their interrelationships, and presents new research in support of these areas. The book presents the insights of a different group of international experts in each chapter. Reporting on recent developments in adaptive systems, it begins with a survey of application fields. It explains the requirements of such fields in terms of adaptation and resilience. It also provides some abstract relationship graphs that illustrate the key attributes of distributed systems to supply you with a better understanding of these factors and their dependencies. The text examines resilient adaptive systems from the perspectives of mobile, infrastructure, and enterprise systems and protecting critical infrastructure. It details various approaches for building adaptive, dynamic, and resilient systems—including agile, grid, and autonomic computing; multi-agent-based and biologically inspired approaches; and self-organizing systems. The book includes many stories of successful applications that illustrate a diversified range of cutting-edge approaches. It concludes by covering related topics and techniques that can help to boost adaptation and resilience in your systems.
Architecture, Landscape, and Urban Design for Resilience to Climate Change
Author: Donald Watson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
“Design for Flooding contains considerable useful information for practitioners and students. Watson and Adams fill the void for new thinking...and they advance our ability to create more sustainable, regenerative, and resilient places.” —Landscape Architecture Magazine
This book deals with planning issues in landscape architecture, which start at the evaluation of the existing fabric of society, its history and memory, approached and conserved through photography, film and scenographic installations, a way in which the archetypes can be investigated, be it industrial derelict sites or already green spaces and cultural landscapes. It provides approaches to intervention, through rehabilitation and upgrade, eventually in participative manner. To such evaluation and promotion a couple of disciplines can contribute such as history of art, geography and communication science and of course (landscape) architecture. The field of landscape architecture reunites points of view from such different disciplines with a view to an active approach a contemporary intervention or conservation. The book presents case studies from several European countries (Romania, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal) mostly for large landscape in the outskirts of the cities and in the parks.
How Cloud Computing, REST-Based SOA, and Mobile Computing Are Changing Enterprise IT
Author: Jason Bloomberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A sneak peek at up-and-coming trends in IT, a multidimensionalvision for achieving business agility through agilearchitectures The Agile Architecture Revolution places IT trends intothe context of Enterprise Architecture, reinventing EnterpriseArchitecture to support continuous business transformation. Itfocuses on the challenges of large organizations, while placingsuch organizations into the broader business ecosystem thatincludes small and midsize organizations as well as startups. Organizes the important trends that are facing technology inbusinesses and public sector organizations today and over the nextseveral years Presents the five broad organizing principles calledSupertrends: location independence, global cubicle, democratizationof technology, deep interoperability, and complex systemsengineering Provides a new perspective on service-oriented architecture inconjunction with architectural approaches to cloud computing andmobile technologies that explain how organizations can achievebetter business visibility through IT and enterprisearchitecture Laying out a multidimensional vision for achieving agilearchitectures, this book discusses the crisis points that promisesudden, transformative change, unraveling how organizations'spending on IT will continue to undergo radical change over thenext ten years.
Responding to Climate Change and the Relevance of the Built Environment
Author: Jeroen van der Heijden
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Cities, and the built environment more broadly, are key in the global response to climate change. This groundbreaking book seeks to understand what governance tools are best suited for achieving cities that are less harmful to the natural environment,