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Environmental Science & Engineering City Planning for Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, and Surveyors Kurt W. Bauer SE Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Waukesha, USA
While engineers and surveyors are not urban planners, they are often engaged in urban development. Therefore, a high degree of competence in surveying and mapping, highway and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, environmental engineering, and municipal engineering requires an understanding of urban development problems. It also requires knowledge of and urban planning objectives, principles, and practices. With this in mind, City Planning for Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, and Surveyors focuses on areas of urban planning that engineers and surveyors are most likely to confront. The text stresses basic concepts and principles of practice involved in urban planning as most widely practiced, particularly in small- and medium-sized communities. It introduces engineering students to land use planning as a foundation for infrastructure systems planning and development. It also presents plan implementation devices such as zoning, land subdivision control, official mapping, and capital improvement programming. The book describes the factors affecting good land subdivision design and improvement and illustrates the importance of good mapping and control surveys for planning purposes. Written from the perspective that cities are social and economic as well as physical entities, the book offers a historical context for urban planning. Selected Contents: Introduction. Definition of Terminology. The Historic Context of Urban Planning in the United States. Compilation of Essential Data: A Brief Overview. Map Requirements for City Planning. Population Data And Forecast. Economics Data and Forecasts. Land Use and Supporting Infrastructure Data. Natural Resource Base Inventories. Institutional Structure for City Planning and the Comprehensive Plan. Objectives, Principles, and Standards. Land Use Planning. Neighborhood Unit Concept. Principles of Good Land Subdivision Design.
Catalog no. K10440, September 2009, 368 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0892-4, $99.95 / ÂŁ64.99
Geomorphology Mateo Gutierrez Department of Earth Sciences, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Geomorphology provides a detailed coverage of the landforms of the Earth and the processes that shaped them. Some of these morphologies were formed during past geological periods under environmental conditions very different from those of today. Studying these morphologies makes it possible to infer environmental changes involving geological media, the climate, and human activity. The book explores multiple aspects of geomorphology and offers a methodological foundation to approach the study of its various branches. Applied aspects of geomorphology are included to give students insight into the activities of geomorphologists in the professional world. The aim of this book is to provide a general vision of the multiple aspects of geomorphology and to provide a methodological foundation to approach the study of various branches of geomorphology. To this end, the book contains a basic bibliography that can be used for future research. In addition, applied aspects of geomorphology are covered at the end of each chapter to provide knowledge of the activities of geomorphologists in the professional world. Contents: Geomorphology. Structural Geomorphology. Tectonic Geomorphology. Volcanoes. Weathering and Resulting Landforms. Karst Geomorphology. Slopes and Mass Movement. Fluvial Geomorphology I. Fluvial Geomorphology II. Eolian Geomorphology. Coastal Geomorphology. Climatic Geomorphology. Glacial Geomorphology I. Glacial Geomorphology II. Periglacial Geomorphology. Geomorphology of Arid Zones I. Geomorphology of Arid Zones II. Geomorphology of Tropical Zones. Environmental Change. Climate Change in Glacial and Periglacial Regions. Climate Change in Arid and Tropical Humid. Regions.
Catalog no. K12195, December 2012, 1014 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-0-415-59533-9 $129.95 / ÂŁ82.00
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Published on Jan 17, 2013