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Urban Grids

Author : Joan Busquets,Dingliang Yang,Michael Keller
Publisher : Oro Editions
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : City planning
ISBN : 1940743958

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Urban Grids by Joan Busquets,Dingliang Yang,Michael Keller Pdf

Urban Grids: Handbook for Regular City Design' is the result of a five-year design research project undertaken by professor Joan Busquets and Dingliang Yang at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The research that is the foundation for this publication emphasizes the value of open forms for city design, a publication that specifically insists that the grid has the unique capacity to absorb and channel urban transformation flexibly and productively. 'Urban Grids' analyzes cities and urban projects that utilize the grid as the main structural device for allowing rational development, and goes further to propose speculative design projects capable of suggesting new urban paradigms drawn from the grid as a design tool. Consisting of six major parts, it is divided into the following topics: 1) the atlas of grid cities, 2) grid projects through history, 3) the 20th-century dilemma, 4) the atlas of contemporary grid projects, 5) projective tools for the future, and 6) goodgrid city as an open form coping with new urban issues.

The Syntax of City Space

Author : Mark David Major
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2018-03-14
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781351401593

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The Syntax of City Space by Mark David Major Pdf

Many people see American cities as a radical departure in the history of town planning because of their planned nature based on the geometrical division of the land. However, other cities of the world also began as planned towns with geometric layouts so American cities are not unique. Why did the regular grid come to so pervasively characterize American urbanism? Are American cities really so different? The Syntax of City Space: American Urban Grids by Mark David Major with Foreword by Ruth Conroy Dalton (co-editor of Take One Building) answers these questions and much more by exploring the urban morphology of American cities. It argues American cities do represent a radical departure in the history of town planning while, simultaneously, still being subject to the same processes linking the street network and function found in other types of cities around the world. A historical preference for regularity in town planning had a profound influence on American urbanism, which endures to this day.

Energy, Power and Protest on the Urban Grid

Author : Andres Luque-Ayala,Jonathan Silver
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 238 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2016-04-28
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781317143567

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Energy, Power and Protest on the Urban Grid by Andres Luque-Ayala,Jonathan Silver Pdf

Providing a global overview of experiments around the transformation of cities' electricity networks and the social struggles associated with this change, this book explores the centrality of electricity infrastructures in the urban configuration of social control, segregation, integration, resource access and poverty alleviation. Through multiple accounts from a range of global cities, this edited collection establishes an agenda that recognises the uneven, and often historical, geographies of urban electricity networks, prompting attempts to re-wire the infrastructure configurations of cities and predicating protest and resistance from residents and social movements alike. Through a robust theoretical engagement with established work around the politics of urban infrastructures, the book frames the transformation of electricity systems in the context of power and resistance across urban life, drawing links between environmental and social forms of sustainability. Such an agenda can provide both insight and inspiration in seeking to build fairer and more sustainable urban futures that bring electricity infrastructures to the fore of academic and policy attention.

Intelligent Operation and Control in Next Generation Urban Power Grid

Author : Ke-Jun Li,Shutang You,Kaiqi Sun,Xingpeng Li,Huangqing Xiao,Zhaohao Ding
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2022-10-21
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9782832503102

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Intelligent Operation and Control in Next Generation Urban Power Grid by Ke-Jun Li,Shutang You,Kaiqi Sun,Xingpeng Li,Huangqing Xiao,Zhaohao Ding Pdf

Security-Enriched Urban Computing and Smart Grid

Author : Ruay-Shiung Chang,Tai-Hoon Kim,Sheng-Lung Peng
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Page : 361 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2011-09-05
Category : Computers
ISBN : 9783642239472

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Security-Enriched Urban Computing and Smart Grid by Ruay-Shiung Chang,Tai-Hoon Kim,Sheng-Lung Peng Pdf

This book constitutes the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Security-Enriched Urban Computing and Smart Grid, held in Hualien, Taiwan, in September 2011. The 35 revised full papers presented together with two invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 97 submissions. Among the topics covered are the internet of things, mobile networks, wireless networks, service-oriented computing, data-centric computing, voice over IP, cloud computing, privacy, smart grid systems, distributed systems, agent-based systems, assistive technology, social networks, and wearable computing.

Gridded Worlds: An Urban Anthology

Author : Reuben Rose-Redwood,Liora Bigon
Publisher : Springer
Page : 293 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2018-05-02
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9783319764900

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Gridded Worlds: An Urban Anthology by Reuben Rose-Redwood,Liora Bigon Pdf

This book is the first edited collection to bring together classic and contemporary writings on the urban grid in a single volume. The contributions showcased in this book examine the spatial histories of the grid from multiple perspectives in a variety of urban contexts. They explore the grid as both an indigenous urban form and a colonial imposition, a symbol of Confucian ideals and a spatial manifestation of the Protestant ethic, a replicable model for real estate speculation within capitalist societies and a spatial framework for the design of socialist cities. By examining the entangled histories of the grid, Gridded Worlds considers the variegated associations of gridded urban space with different political ideologies, economic systems, and cosmological orientations in comparative historical perspective. In doing so, this interdisciplinary anthology seeks to inspire new avenues of research on the past, present, and future of the gridded worlds of urban life. Gridded Worlds is primarily tailored to scholars working in the fields of urban history, world history, urban historical geography, architectural history, urban design, and the history of urban planning, and it will also be of interest to art historians, area studies scholars, and the urban studies community more generally.

Public Places, Urban Spaces

Author : Matthew Carmona,Tim Heath,Taner Oc,Steven Tiesdell
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 322 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780750636322

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Public Places, Urban Spaces by Matthew Carmona,Tim Heath,Taner Oc,Steven Tiesdell Pdf

This comprehensive introductory guide to urban design takes the reader systematically and logically through the many interacting theoretical, policy and practice-based dimensions of the subject.

A Comprehensive Approach to Implement Monitoring and State Estimation in Distribution Grids with a Low Number of Measurements

Author : Jan-Hendrik Menke
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Page : 194 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2020-01-01
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9783737608725

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A Comprehensive Approach to Implement Monitoring and State Estimation in Distribution Grids with a Low Number of Measurements by Jan-Hendrik Menke Pdf

This work addresses the monitoring and state estimation of electrical grids, especially at the distribution level. For economic and technical reasons, grid monitoring cannot be implemented with a similarly high measurement density as in transmission grids. Two new monitoring methods, which are designed for low measurement density, are therefore presented for use in real-time grid operation. First, a heuristic monitoring method is presented, which does not require pseudo-measurements and estimates voltage magnitudes and line loadings. Second, a monitoring method based on artificial neural networks is presented. With appropriate training, the method can estimate grid variables, e.g., voltage magnitudes or line loadings, with high accuracy. The methods are tested on thousands of test scenarios using a comprehensive evaluation methodology. For measurement infrastructure planning, a concept is presented to determine suitable measurement locations for the use of one of the monitoring methods. After optimization, several possible measurement configurations are presented with their average and maximum errors and the projected capital expenditures.

Smart Grids and Their Communication Systems

Author : Ersan Kabalci,Yasin Kabalci
Publisher : Springer
Page : 644 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2018-09-01
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9789811317682

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Smart Grids and Their Communication Systems by Ersan Kabalci,Yasin Kabalci Pdf

The book presents a broad overview of emerging smart grid technologies and communication systems, offering a helpful guide for future research in the field of electrical engineering and communication engineering. It explores recent advances in several computing technologies and their performance evaluation, and addresses a wide range of topics, such as the essentials of smart grids for fifth generation (5G) communication systems. It also elaborates the role of emerging communication systems such as 5G, internet of things (IoT), IEEE 802.15.4 and cognitive radio networks in smart grids. The book includes detailed surveys and case studies on current trends in smart grid systems and communications for smart metering and monitoring, smart grid energy storage systems, modulations and waveforms for 5G networks. As such, it will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in the field of smart grid and communication infrastructures alike.

From Smart Grids to Smart Cities

Author : Massimo La Scala,Sergio Bruno,Carlo Alberto Nucci,S. Lamonaca,Ugo Stecchi
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 371 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2021-04-27
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781848217492

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From Smart Grids to Smart Cities by Massimo La Scala,Sergio Bruno,Carlo Alberto Nucci,S. Lamonaca,Ugo Stecchi Pdf

This book addresses different algorithms and applications based on the theory of multiobjective goal attainment optimization. In detail the authors show as the optimal asset of the energy hubs network which (i) meets the loads, (ii) minimizes the energy costs and (iii) assures a robust and reliable operation of the multicarrier energy network can be formalized by a nonlinear constrained multiobjective optimization problem. Since these design objectives conflict with each other, the solution of such the optimal energy flow problem hasn’t got a unique solution and a suitable trade off between the objectives should be identified. A further contribution of the book consists in presenting real-world applications and results of the proposed methodologies developed by the authors in three research projects recently completed and characterized by actual implementation under an overall budget of about 23 million €.

The Grid Book

Author : Hannah B Higgins
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 311 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2009-01-23
Category : Design
ISBN : 9780262512404

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The Grid Book by Hannah B Higgins Pdf

Ten grids that changed the world: the emergence and evolution of the most prominent visual structure in Western culture. Emblematic of modernity, the grid is the underlying form of everything from skyscrapers and office cubicles to paintings by Mondrian and a piece of computer code. And yet, as Hannah Higgins makes clear in this engaging and evocative book, the grid has a history that long predates modernity; it is the most prominent visual structure in Western culture. In The Grid Book, Higgins examines the history of ten grids that changed the world: the brick, the tablet, the gridiron city plan, the map, musical notation, the ledger, the screen, moveable type, the manufactured box, and the net. Charting the evolution of each grid, from the Paleolithic brick of ancient Mesopotamia through the virtual connections of the Internet, Higgins demonstrates that once a grid is invented, it may bend, crumble, or shatter, but its organizing principle never disappears. The appearance of each grid was a watershed event. Brick, tablet, and city gridiron made possible sturdy housing, the standardization of language, and urban development. Maps, musical notation, financial ledgers, and moveable type promoted the organization of space, music, and time, international trade, and mass literacy. The screen of perspective painting heralded the science of the modern period, classical mechanics, and the screen arts, while the standardization of space made possible by the manufactured box suggested the purified box forms of industrial architecture and visual art. The net, the most ancient grid, made its first appearance in Stone Age Finland; today, the loose but clearly articulated networks of the World Wide Web suggest that we are in the middle of an emergent grid that is reshaping the world, as grids do, in its image.

Plug In Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids

Author : Sumedha Rajakaruna,Farhad Shahnia,Arindam Ghosh
Publisher : Springer
Page : 349 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2014-11-29
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9789812872999

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Plug In Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids by Sumedha Rajakaruna,Farhad Shahnia,Arindam Ghosh Pdf

This book focuses on the state of the art in worldwide research on applying optimization approaches to intelligently control charging and discharging of batteries of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) in smart grids. Network constraints, cost considerations, the number and penetration level of PEVs, utilization of PEVs by their owners, ancillary services, load forecasting, risk analysis, etc. are all different criteria considered by the researchers in developing mathematical based equations which represent the presence of PEVs in electric networks. Different objective functions can be defined and different optimization methods can be utilized to coordinate the performance of PEVs in smart grids. This book will be an excellent resource for anyone interested in grasping the current state of applying different optimization techniques and approaches that can manage the presence of PEVs in smart grids.

Smart Grids

Author : Nouredine Hadjsaïd,Jean-Claude Sabonnadière
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 350 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2013-01-24
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9781118562895

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Smart Grids by Nouredine Hadjsaïd,Jean-Claude Sabonnadière Pdf

On a worldwide basis, the development of SmartGrids is a consistent answer to the problem of an efficient and sustainable delivery of electric energy through distribution grids. SmartGrids are a combination of information and communication technologies and new energy technologies. There are many different definitions of the concept of SmartGrids and thus it appears indispensable to gather the knowledge available from both industry and research laboratories in one book. Distributed generation is rightly receiving an increased amount of attention and will become an integral part of urban energy systems, providing consumers and energy providers with safe, affordable, clean, reliable, flexible and readily-accessible energy services. The aim of this book is to describe future electricity networks that will enable all energy services to become sustainable. The traditional design of network control systems with a centralized structure is not in-line with the paradigm of the unbundled electricity system and decentralized control; this is highlighted by looking at how future active networks will efficiently link small- and medium-scale power sources with consumer demands, allowing decisions to be made on how best to operate in real time. It also looks at the level of control required: power flow assessment, voltage control and protection require cost-competitive technologies and new communication systems with more sensors and actuators than presently used, certainly in relation to the distribution systems. To manage active networks, a vision of grid computing is created that assures universal access to computing resources. An intelligent grid infrastructure gives more flexibility concerning demand and supply, providing new instruments for optimal and cost-effective grid operation at the same time.

Electrical Energy Storage for Buildings in Smart Grids

Author : Benoît Robyns,Christophe Saudemont,Arnaud Davigny,Hervé Barry,Sabine Kazmierczak,Dhaker Abbes,Bruno François
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 396 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2019-07-09
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781119058670

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Electrical Energy Storage for Buildings in Smart Grids by Benoît Robyns,Christophe Saudemont,Arnaud Davigny,Hervé Barry,Sabine Kazmierczak,Dhaker Abbes,Bruno François Pdf

Current developments in the renewable energy field, and the trend toward self-production and self-consumption of energy, has led to increased interest in the means of storing electrical energy; a key element of sustainable development. This book provides an in-depth view of the environmentally responsible energy solutions currently available for use in the building sector. It highlights the importance of storing electrical energy, demonstrates the many services that the storage of electrical energy can bring, and discusses the important socio-economic factors related to the emergence of smart buildings and smart grids. Finally, it presents the methodological tools needed to build a system of storage-based energy management, illustrated by concrete, pedagogic examples.

Transportation and Power Grid in Smart Cities

Author : Hussein T. Mouftah,Melike Erol-Kantarci,Mubashir Husain Rehmani
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 661 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2018-11-28
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781119360087

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Transportation and Power Grid in Smart Cities by Hussein T. Mouftah,Melike Erol-Kantarci,Mubashir Husain Rehmani Pdf

With the increasing worldwide trend in population migration into urban centers, we are beginning to see the emergence of the kinds of mega-cities which were once the stuff of science fiction. It is clear to most urban planners and developers that accommodating the needs of the tens of millions of inhabitants of those megalopolises in an orderly and uninterrupted manner will require the seamless integration of and real-time monitoring and response services for public utilities and transportation systems. Part speculative look into the future of the world’s urban centers, part technical blueprint, this visionary book helps lay the groundwork for the communication networks and services on which tomorrow’s “smart cities” will run. Written by a uniquely well-qualified author team, this book provides detailed insights into the technical requirements for the wireless sensor and actuator networks required to make smart cities a reality.