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Urban Grids

Author : Joan Busquets,Dingliang Yang,Michael Keller
Publisher : Oro Editions
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,6 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 : 335 pages
File Size : 40,5 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 : 40,6 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.

The Grid Book

Author : Hannah B Higgins
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 311 pages
File Size : 48,6 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.

Grid Planning in the Urban Design Practices of Senegal

Author : Liora Bigon,Eric Ross
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 229 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2020-01-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9783030295264

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Grid Planning in the Urban Design Practices of Senegal by Liora Bigon,Eric Ross Pdf

This book is the first to trace the genealogy of an indigenous grid-pattern settlement design practice in Africa, and more specifically in Senegal. It does so by analyzing how the precolonial grid-plan design tradition of this country has become entangled with French colonial urban grid-planning, and with present-day, hybrid, planning cultures. By thus, it transcends the classic precolonial-colonial-postcolonial metahistorical divides. This properly illustrated book consists of five chapters, including an introductory chapter (historiography, theory and context) and a concluding chapter. The chapters’ text has both a chronological and thematic rationale, aimed at enhancing Islamic Studies by situating sub-Saharan Africa’s urbanism within mainstream research on the Muslim World; and at contributing directly to the wider project of de-Eurocentrizing urban planning history by developing a more inclusive, truly global, urban history.

On the Grid

Author : Scott Huler
Publisher : Rodale
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2010-05-11
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781605296470

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On the Grid by Scott Huler Pdf

Investigates the systems of infrastructure that sustain the world and the cultures of historical periods, following various elements, from electricity and pavement to water and waste disposal, back to their origins and people who operate them.

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 : 43,7 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

Public Places, Urban Spaces

Author : Matthew Carmona
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 322 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780750636322

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Public Places, Urban Spaces by Matthew Carmona 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.

Urban DC Microgrid

Author : Manuela Sechilariu,Fabrice Locment
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Page : 306 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2016-05-10
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9780128037874

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Urban DC Microgrid by Manuela Sechilariu,Fabrice Locment Pdf

Urban DC Microgrid: Intelligent Control and Power Flow Optimization focuses on microgrids for urban areas, particularly associated with building-integrated photovoltaic and renewable sources. This book describes the most important problems of DC microgrid application, with grid-connected and off-grid operating modes, aiming to supply DC building distribution networks. The book considers direct current (DC) microgrid to supply DC building distribution networks for positive energy buildings; dynamic interactions with the utility grid based on communication with the smart grid; supervisory control systems; and energy management. The global power system is exposed and the DC microgrid system is presented and analyzed with results and discussion, highlighting both the advantages and limitations of the concept. Coverage at the system level of microgrid control as well as the various technical aspects of the power system components make this a book interesting to academic researchers, industrial energy researchers, electrical power and power system professionals. Provides a strong overview of microgrid modelling Describes the most important problems of DC microgrid application, with grid-connected and off-grid operating modes, aiming to supply DC building distribution networks Offers experimental problem examples and results Includes supervisory control and energy management

Gridded Worlds: An Urban Anthology

Author : Reuben Rose-Redwood,Liora Bigon
Publisher : Springer
Page : 293 pages
File Size : 41,9 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.

Energy Sustainability in Built and Urban Environments

Author : Emilia Motoasca,Avinash Kumar Agarwal,Hilde Breesch
Publisher : Springer
Page : 329 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2018-11-09
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9789811332845

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Energy Sustainability in Built and Urban Environments by Emilia Motoasca,Avinash Kumar Agarwal,Hilde Breesch Pdf

This book covers different aspects of energy sustainability in residential buildings and neighborhoods, starting from the construction and design aspects, and moving on to HVAC systems and lighting, and the applications, harvesting, use and storage of renewable energy. The volume focuses on smart and sustainable use of energy, discussing both the technological advancements and the economic, social and environmental impacts. Novel approaches to recycling of waste and materials in the context of residential buildings are also presented. This volume will be of interest to researchers and policy makers working in the fields of renewable energy, sustainable design and city planning.

Electric Power and Energy in China

Author : Zhenya Liu
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 404 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2013-12-31
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9781118716359

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Electric Power and Energy in China by Zhenya Liu Pdf

The acute energy problems facing China today are characterized by their own histories and realities. Some have come about because of China's energy endowment and stage of development, while others have been created by a combination of domestic and global factors. Some are the results of an accumulation of longstanding contradictions, while others are new challenges posed by the new order. There are no "miracle cures" to solve these problems instantly. What is needed is a tireless enquiry, with goals, planning and procedures, guided by a clear energy strategy. With China's increasing dependence on foreign energy sources, and the global energy situation and greenhouse gas issue exerting an increasingly prohibiting effect on China's energy development, energy diplomacy has become an important component of Chinese diplomatic affairs. Based on a "broad energy outlook", this book studies and analyzes China's energy issues and energy strategies from the perspective of electric power. Discusses a variety of issues, including energy transportation and allocation, end-user consumption, markets, early warning and emergency, technical innovation As a leading player in the power and energy area, China’s strategies attracts global attention Proposes the innovative idea of "Macro Energy Perspective" As a key player in China's energy industrial circle, the author's perspective can help global audiences to understand China's energy strategies better Electric Power and Energy in China is ideal for government energy policy makers, engineers, scientists and enterprise managers to understand China’s strategy in electric power and energy. It is also a good reference for energy economics researchers, consultants and university students.

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 : 50,6 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.

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 : 54,8 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.

The Greatest Grid

Author : Hilary Ballon
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Atlases
ISBN : 0231159900

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The Greatest Grid by Hilary Ballon Pdf

"Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York celebrating the bicentennial of the 1811 Commissioners' Plan of Manhattan, this volume does more than memorialize such a visionary effort, it serves as an enduring reference full of rare images and information."--P. [4] of cover.