Human and Energy Factors in Urban Planning: A Systems Approach

Human and Energy Factors in Urban Planning: A Systems Approach : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Factors Influencing Urban Design" Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, July 2-13, 1979

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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, July 2-13, 1979
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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 18.8mm | 545g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1982
  • VI, 344 p.
  • 9400976534
  • 9789400976535

Table of contents

1.0. General Introduction.- 2.0. Part 1 - Systems and Methods.- 2.1. Systems: Introduction.- 2.2. Systems and Models in Urban Design - A Tutorial Overview.- 2.3. Systems Analysis of `The First and Second Generations'.- 2.4. Structure and Usefulness of Planning Information Systems.- 2.5. Planning and the Systems Approach - Exploding some Myths, Creating a Reality.- 2.6. Methods: Introduction.- 2.7. Human Settlements as Self-Organizing Open Systems.- 2.8. Multi-Criteria Analysis and Fuzzy Set Theory Applications to Urban Design.- 2.9. The Systems Approach in Physical Planning - An Illustrated Consideration of its Possibilities and Limitations.- 3.0. Part 2 - Subsystems.- 3.1. Human Subsystems: Introduction.- 3.2. Urban Design and Human Systems - On Ways of Relating Buildings to Urban Fabric.- 3.3. Urban Design - Some Relevant Social Forces in Developing Societies.- 3.4. Urban Design and the Role of Traditional Urban Systems.- 3.5. Energy Subsystems: Introduction.- 3.6. Urbanization and the Global Energy Problem.- 3.7. Assessment of the Energy Consumption of Urban Forms.- 3.8. Well-Being in Cities - The Low-Energy City.- 3.9. The Energy Crisis and Urban Form - A Comment.- 3.10. Physical Layout and Energy Consumption - The Case of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.- 3.11. The "Misperception" of Car Running Costs and its Impact on the Demand for Energy in the Transport Sector.- 3.12. Examining the Effectiveness of a Car Running Cost Meter.- 3.13. Energy and Territory - A Proposal for Research in an Area of Calabria.- 4.0. General Conclusion.- 5.0. About the Authors.
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