Search Results: 'Sustainable Island'

Search

×
×
×
×
47 results for "Sustainable Island"
Sustaining Fishers Island By Andrei Harwell
Paperback: $45.15
Prints in 3-5 business days
This plan for Fishers Island, New York was developed by the Yale Urban Design Workshop from 2012-2014.
Atlas of Sustainable Strategies for Galveston Island By Christopher Hight et al.
Paperback: List Price: $66.40 $49.80 | You Save: 25%
Prints in 3-5 business days
Coastal regions around the world are rapidly urbanizing at a time when environmental change increasingly threatens these ecologically critical areas. Galveston Island, recently devastated by... More > Hurricane Ike, offers a case-study for how such cities need to transform and adopt alternative strategies for resilience in the coming century. This book, the result of a trans-disciplinary collaboration between architecture students and scientists at Rice University presents an atlas of such strategies, examining the scientific factors operating in the coastal environment of the Gulf Coast, related urban ecologies, and offering design examples that project alternative futures for urbanization on Galveston Island and serve as case studies for other coastal communities. The resulting projects show how natural, economic, industrial and social factors operate as distinct ecologies interrelated through innovative urban design. This book was partially funded by Rice University's Shell Center for Sustainability.< Less
Atlas of Sustainable Strategies for Galveston Island By Christopher Hight et al.
eBook (PDF): $0.00
Coastal regions around the world are rapidly urbanizing at a time when environmental change increasingly threatens these ecologically critical areas. Galveston Island, recently devastated by... More > Hurricane Ike, offers a case-study for how such cities need to transform and adopt alternative strategies for resilience in the coming century. This book, the result of a trans-disciplinary collaboration at Rice University presents an atlas of such strategies, examining the scientific factors operating in the coastal environment of the Gulf Coast, related urban ecologies, and offering design examples that project alternative futures for urbanization on Galveston Island and other coastal communities.< Less
The Island of Samsø By Jonathan Bowles
Paperback: $39.75
Prints in 3-5 business days
This text investigates the Danish island of Samsø, at the time the largest carbon neutral settlement on the planet. The study investigates and questions whether the island’s techniques... More > (in terms of renewable energy production) could be applied to the UK, both as a whole and in part. Samsø was visited by the author in March 2009 and this thesis is therefore heavily based upon first hand experience, including interviews with members of the community, whilst on the island.< Less
The Island of Samsø By Jonathan Bowles
eBook (PDF): $14.05
This text investigates the Danish island of Samsø, at the time the largest carbon neutral settlement on the planet. The study investigates and questions whether the island’s techniques... More > (in terms of renewable energy production) could be applied to the UK, both as a whole and in part. Samsø was visited by the author in March 2009 and this thesis is therefore heavily based upon first hand experience, including interviews with members of the community, whilst on the island.< Less
Public Art as a Catalyst for Sustainable Development By Daniel Kraus
Paperback: $35.90
Prints in 3-5 business days
Creating Sustainable Places: A Regional Plan for Sustainable Development in Greater Kansas City was created as a shared regional vision, anticipating a 35 percent population increase in 30 years. The... More > Rock Island Corridor extends from Downtown Kansas City, MO to Pleasant Hill, MO planned as an alternative transit amenity. Reactivating the rail corridor suggests the communities will require a true collaboration to develop the proposed commuter rail stations as destinations. Proposing collaborative design process guidelines will direct the communities and interdisciplinary professionals, including artists, in creating a destination for the community, the corridor, and Kansas City. Incorporating public art in the collaborative process will encourage community involvement, potentially fostering a greater sense of ownership in the gateway and personal investment in the community. Engaging the residents establishes a foundation for a sustainable community capable of developing socially and economically over time.< Less
Terra Island By Shalisha Sheba Sanders
Paperback: $9.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
Set in Modern Times, this spin of a novel and script tells an adventure of two young women on the brink of life with the like desire to escape the Modern world and the system that operates it.... More > Upon leaving from different ways, they meet each other after a close altercation on the highway and leave the city. Gene, the one who seems to have had good fortune in the Modern world retrieved a map and compass to a secret Subverse years ago that has been both mystery and legend throughout the ages. While Carmen is not impressed or believes it at first, she will not return to the Modern System. For months they embark on a journey like one they never have, determined and willing to do anything to find the city that is said to inhabit ancient life and the keys to sustain life. I< Less
The Mysterious Island By Jules Verne
eBook (ePub): $2.99
The Mysterious Island is a novel by Jules Verne. The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though thematically it is... More > vastly different from those books. The book tells the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. The story begins in the American Civil War, during the siege of Richmond. As famine and death ravage the city, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape by the unusual means of hijacking a balloon. After flying in stormy weather for several days, the group crash-lands on a cliff-bound, volcanic, unknown island. They are able to sustain themselves on the island, producing fire, pottery, bricks, nitroglycerin, iron, a simple electric telegraph, a home on a stony cliffside called "Granite House", and even a seaworthy ship. The secret of the island is revealed when it turns out to be Captain Nemo's hideout, and home harbour of the Nautilus.< Less
Out of the Islands of Fear By Steven Newell
eBook (PDF): $0.99
Book Seven of Allon Sci-Fi, is a story of experiencing a life centered in the subtle aspects of the time/space reality of quantum physics, like seeing it as linked to an old singularity. It is the... More > purpose of the sustaining of biological life in this solar system and through this galaxy as a social value? They view the Earth as going wrong as it evolves toward nuclear war? Taking a virtual 3D image of the functioning brain, the connectome of 1000 sample leaders is the solution. They run a simulated Earth based on reliable sample data to decide what to do. In the process, they discover one of their own has tried to use their science industry here to exploit personal social power and goals. Tragedy results and confession of mistakes must happen. Yet through the journey lessons will be learned, and even reparations for universal salvation. God never deserts us.< Less
Blue Planet & Beyond: Easter Island, Earth & the Future of Humanity By Jeff Barbour
eBook (PDF): $5.00
Easter Island is considered one of the most isolated places on the planet. There, in the midst of the South Pacific Ocean, on sixty-four square miles of rolling volcanic terrain, forty generations... More > of human beings lived, loved, struggled and left behind a testament in massive stone statuary. In the process, islanders completely deforested a once burgeoning arboreal ecosystem and left behind a legacy of desolation for future generations to ponder. Are today's skyscrapers yesterday's Easter Island stone statues? The answer is in Blue Planet & Beyond. From anthropology to exobiology, Blue Planet & Beyond explores the connection between Easter Island's past and Earth Island's future. From ecological sustainability to colonial starships, this book probes the fundamental choices we must all make -- one way or another...< Less