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Editors: Paul S. Geller
Book Description:
Many cities of the developing countries have, for a long time, been burdened with the sprawling squatter settlements constituted of insanitary spaces in ad-hoc structures, overcrowded and inappropriate to the contemporary standards of living. This book presents a novel approach to transforming a number of old squatter settlement into condominium high rises. The problems and potentials for creating sustainable habitats in place of squatter settlements in cities are highlighted. This book also outlines a quantitative study of the holistic thermal capacity of examples of vernacular from a wide range of climates and locations around the world, comparing the results for a range of climate classificatory scales.

Table of Contents:
Preface

The Rhetoric and Reality of Culture-Led Urban Regeneration: A Comparison of Beijing and Shanghai, China, pp. 1-32
(Jun Wang, Shaojun Li, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Rural Gentrification and the Built Environment: Exploring the Connections, pp. 33-62
(Martin Phillips, Teaching Fellow in Human Geography, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK)

The Mathematics of Style in the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Computational, Fractal Analysis of Formal Complexity in Fifteen Domestic Designs, pp. 63-88
(Michael J. Ostwald, Josephine Vaughan, The University of Newcastle, Australia)

The Use of the 3D Laser Scanner in the Built Environment, pp. 89-120
(Yusuf Arayici, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK)

Anthropocentric Biocybernetic Approaches to Architectural Analysis: New Methods for Investigating the Built Environment, pp. 121-146
(Stephan K. Chalup, Michael J. Ostwald, The University of Newcastle, Australia)

Creating Sustainable Habitats for the Urban Poor: Redesigning Slums into Condominium High Rises in Colombo, pp. 147-166
(Ranjith Dayaratne, Asst. Professor of Architecture, University of Bahrain, Bahrain)

Uncomfortable, Adjustable Tradition: Lessons for Contemporary Building, pp. 167-196
(Helen Wilkins, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)

A Secondary Mortgage Market in Ghana: Antidote or Poison?, pp. 197-214
(Franklin Obeng-Odoom, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney, Australia)

Far, Far Away: Trip Distances and Mode Choice in the Context of Residential Self-Selection and the Built Environment, pp. 215-238
(Joachim Scheiner, Technische Universität Dortmund, Faculty of Spatial Planning, Department of Transport Planning, Dortmund, Germany)

On the Empirics of Housing Illegality: A Case Study in Hong Kong, pp. 239-260
(Yung Yau, Daniel Chi Wing Ho, Kwong Wing Chau, City University of Hong Kong, and others)

Understanding the Impact of the Environment on Physical Activity, pp. 261-280
(Katherine S. Hall, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC)

Potential Reuse of Contaminated Soils in the Built Environment, pp. 281-306
(M. Pritchard, D. Allen, Leeds Metropolitan University, School of the Built Environment, Leeds, United Kingdom)

Intergenerational Housing as a New Vector of Social Cohesion, pp. 307-318
(Nicolas Bernard, Professor at Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium)

Augmented Reality: A Novel Approach to Interfacing Building Information Modelling Servers for Design Collaboration, pp. 319-334
(Ning Gu, Xiangyu Wang, School of Architecture and Built Environments, The University of Newcastle, Australia, and others)

Mayors in Ghana: ‘Public’ Servants or Agents of Capital?, pp. 335-340
(Franklin Obeng-Odoom, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney, Australia)

Gentrification in Globalization: Forces to be Explored in Chinese Citiesm pp. 341-344
(Jun Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Index, pp. 345

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      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10, 356 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-915-5
   Status: AV
  
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