Pete Jordan, author of the wildly popular Dishwasher: One Man’s Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States, is back with a memoir that tells the story of his love affair with Amsterdam, the city of bikes, all the while unfolding an unknown history of the city's cycling, from the craze of the 1890s, through the Nazi occupation, to the bike-centric culture adored by the world today Pete never planned to stay long in Amsterdam, just a semester. But he quickly falls in love with the city and soon his wife, Amy Joy, joins him. Together they explore every inch of their new home on two wheels, their rides a respite from the struggles that come with starting a new life in a new country. Weaving together personal anecdotes and details of the role that cycling has played throughout Dutch history, Pete Jordan’s In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist is a poignant and entertaining read.
Colleges and universities across North America are facing difficult questions about automobile use and transportation. Lack of land for new parking lots and the desire to preserve air quality are but a few of the factors leading institutions toward a new vision based upon expanded transit access, better bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and incentives that encourage less driving. Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities presents a comprehensive examination of techniques available to manage transportation in campus communities. Authors Will Toor and Spenser W. Havlick give readers the understanding they need to develop alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles, and sets forth a series of case studies that show how transportation demand management programs have worked in a variety of campus communities, ranging from small towns to large cities. The case studies in Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities highlight what works and what doesn't, as well as describing the programmatic and financial aspects involved. No other book has surveyed the topic and produced viable options for reducing the parking, pollution, land use, and traffic problems that are created by an over-reliance on automobiles by students, faculty, and staff. Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities is a unique source of information and ideas for anyone concerned with transportation planning and related issues.
Tomasz Janasz demonstrates that digital technologies and new mobility concepts can lead to a reduction of the automobiles in urban areas by a factor of 10. The book features two vivid case studies of such digital mobility concepts: TwoGo by SAP and smexx. The author proposes six prototypes of business models for ‘Shared Automobility Services’. Janasz offers also the ‘Transformative Literacy’ for designing sustainable urban mobility systems of the future. The author elaborates on the socio-political patterns of urban mobility by presenting the case of the City of Basel (Switzerland). He proposes the framework of ‘Integrated Sustainable Urban Mobility’ to explain how to overcome car dependence in cities.
Comprehensive in scope and accessible to all reader levels, "The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology" covers a vast range of topics, concepts, issues, processes, and scientists sifted and melded from the many scientific and technological fields. These include atmospheric chemistry, paleoclimatology, biogeography, oceanography, geophysics, glaciology, soil science, and more. Bruce E. Johansen digests the explosion of scientific work on global warming that has been published since 1980 and presents it in a set that is sure to be the indispensable standard reference work on the topic. The information here is of importance to just about everyone on the planet--for the findings of global warming science and technology should dictate the choices we make today to secure our common future. This encyclopedia will prove useful for many different types of professionals, inasmuch as global warming science informs public policy debates, applied science, and technology in such fields as energy generation, architecture, engineering, and agriculture.
A Comprehensive Insight into Current Management Approaches
Author: Wolfgang Kersten
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Business & Economics
As the customer is demanding more sustainable and affordable products, the supply chains have to find innovative ways to fulfill this need. In this context, collaboration as well as optimization methods are becoming even more evident to enhance supply chain structure to an efficient and sustainable approach. While collaboration and optimization increase complexity and susceptibility, risk management needs to be applied concurrently. This volume, edited by Wolfgang Kersten, Thorsten Blecker and Christian Ringle, provides valuable insights into: - Sustainability in Logistics - Sustainability and collaboration practices - Supply chain risk management - Optimization methods in supply chain management. This volume addresses timely and relevant topics. Both researchers and practitioners are addressed and can obtain background information from current distributions by international authors presenting a state of the art research overview.
The RWJF's biannual update on the latest developments in U.S.health care To Improve Health and Health Care is the Robert WoodJohnson Foundation's biannual anthology, focusing on the pressinghealth and health care issues facing the country. This volumecovers some of the most important topics in public health,preventative medicine, and health services. Readers will find anin-depth look into the programs funded by the Robert Wood JohnsonFoundation, providing policy makers, practitioners, and interestedmembers of the public a valuable perspective to inform strategy forthe coming years. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, thisongoing anthology of the RWJF provides an update on the latestdevelopments and advances taking place in the field of health,bringing readers up to speed on where we are, and where we stillneed to go. Understand the new developments in reducing childhoodobesity Examine innovations in health care delivery Learn how RWJF programs are making a difference to patients andproviders Since 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been thenation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. Tofurther its mission of improving the health and health care of allAmericans, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, developideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people todevote their energies to improving the nation's well-being. ToImprove Health and Health Care describes the latest outcomesand progress, for a complete overview of the American health caresystem.
The fifth edition of the highly successful City Reader juxtaposes the best classic and contemporary writings on the city. It contains fifty-seven selections including seventeen new contributions by experts including Elijah Anderson, Robert Bruegmann, Michael Dear, Jan Gehl, Harvey Molotch, Clarence Perry, Daphne Spain, Nigel Taylor, Samuel Bass Warner, and others – some of which have been newly written exclusively for The City Reader. Classic writings from Ebenezer Howard, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs and Louis Wirth, meet the best contemporary writings of Sir Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Kenneth Jackson. This edition of The City Reader has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary areas included and in topical areas such as sustainable urban development, climate change, globalization, and the impact of technology on cities. The plate sections have been extensively revised and expanded and a new plate section on global cities has been added. The anthology features general and section introductions and introductions to the selected articles. New to the fifth edition is a bibliography listing over 100 of the top books for those studying Cities.
Green building is the fastest-growing trend to hit since the Internet, bringing with it an enormous range of new products, systems, and technologies. Green Building A to Z is an informative, technically accurate, and highly visual guide to green building, for both decision-makers and interested citizens. It begins with an introduction to the importance of green buildings and a brief history of the green building movement, outlines the benefits and costs of green buildings, and shows how you can influence the spread of green buildings. The book touches on key issues, such as enhancing water conservation, reducing energy use, and creating a conservation economy. The book examines all aspects of green buildings, including: Architecture 2030 Locally sourced materials Natural ventilation Solar energy Zero-net-energy buildings More than just a reference, this book emphasizes the importance of green buildings and green developments for a sustainable future. It will be an invaluable resource for businesspeople, homeowners, product manufacturers, developers, building industry professionals, and government officials.