By Eric Petermann
Während die ersten Deiche nur vereinzelte, kleinere Besitztümer umfassten, bildete sich in den folgenden Jahrhunderten ein immer komplexeres und umfangreicheres Deich- und Küstenschutzwesen heraus. Dabei sah guy sich in der Vergangenheit durch verändernde Sturmfluthöhen stets vor neue Herausforderungen gestellt. Heute ist der Küstenraum der Nordsee vor allem im südlichen Teil durch hohe Bevölkerungsdichte und große wirtschaftliche Bedeutung (z. B. Häfen in Rotterdam und Hamburg) gekennzeichnet. Einige Indizien sprechen dafür, dass der Küstenschutz im gegenwärtigen Jahrhundert, aufgrund steigenden Meeresspiegels infolge globaler Erwärmung, vor neue Aufgaben gestellt wird.
Ausgehend von einer Eingrenzung des Untersuchungsgebiets der Nordsee in Küstenräume, die sich einer besonders hohen Gefährdung durch Sturmfluten ausgesetzt sehen, wird anschließend die Küstenentwicklung im Zusammenhang von Sturmfluten kurz umrissen, um ein tieferes Verständnis für die Wirkung von Sturmflutereignissen zu schaffen und die Aktivitäten des Küstenschutzes so besser einordnen zu können. Des Weiteren werden meteorologische und astronomische Faktorenkonstellationen, welche Sturmfluten begünstigen, erläutert. Ferner wird die Deichbaugeschichte skizziert und deren Auswirkung auf Sturmfluten diskutiert.
Abschließend werden Konzepte des Küstenschutzes beschrieben. Das Hauptaugenmerk wird dabei auf Leitmotiven und konkreten Vorhaben des „Integrierten Küstenzonenmanagement (IKZM)“ liegen. Abschließend werden mögliche klimatische Entwicklungen im 21. Jh., die Einfluss auf Veränderung der Sturmflutgefährdung haben können, diskutiert.
By Graham Moon,Robin Kearns
By Reuben Rose-Redwood,Derek Alderman,Maoz Azaryahu
Streetscapes are a part of the taken-for-granted areas of daily city lifestyles, but also they are contested arenas during which struggles over identification, reminiscence, and position form the social creation of city area. This publication examines the position that highway naming has performed within the political lifetime of city streetscapes in either ancient and modern towns. The renaming of streets and remaking of city commemorative landscapes have lengthy been key ideas that assorted political regimes have hired to legitimize spatial assertions of sovereign authority, ideological hegemony, and symbolic energy. during the last few many years, a wealthy physique of serious scholarship has explored the politics of city toponymy, and the current assortment brings jointly the works of geographers, anthropologists, historians, linguists, planners, and political scientists to ascertain the facility of highway naming as an city place-making perform. masking quite a lot of case reports from towns in Europe, North the United States, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, the contributions to this quantity illustrate how the naming of streets has been instrumental to the reshaping of city spatial imaginaries and the cultural politics of place.
By Kirsten Seale
Using a transnational analytical framework, this publication offers a finished review of formal and casual markets and position in globalised towns. It examines how city markets are positioned inside of social, cultural and media discourses, and inside of fabric and symbolic economies. The ebook addresses 4 key narratives – redevelopment and relocation; privatization of public house; city renewal; and urbanism and sustainability – to enquire shared and person attributes of markets and position in diversified, foreign city contexts. With case reviews in Sydney, Hong Kong, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, London, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Paris and San Francisco, studies of marketplace, position and town are explored via interdisciplinary and multimodal views of visible tradition, spatial perform, city layout and textual analysis.
By Philip F. Kelly
By Richard P Greene,James B Pick
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Authored by way of complete city geographers and GIS specialists, Exploring the city neighborhood: A GIS Approach leverages the fashionable geographer’s toolset, utilising the most recent GIS method to the examine of city geography. The Second Edition expands upon this well timed, utilized strategy through incorporating new “internet GIS” Google Earth™ actions, which don't require scholars to possess dear software program or go back and forth to a college lab. Coupled with present examples and functions from world wide, together with a better concentrate on India and China, Exploring the city Community presents an interesting and uniquely hands-on utilized method of the learn of city geography.
By Haiyan Song
Fierce worldwide pageant within the tourism is now thinking about critical components of provide chains instead of on person agencies. The hugely aggressive setting has compelled tourism agencies to appear for methods to augment their aggressive virtue. Tourism items are usually seen through shoppers as a value-added chain of alternative carrier parts and selecting how one can successfully deal with the interrelated tourism enterprise operations will let tourism corporations to raised meet client wishes and achieve enterprise pursuits hence preserving aggressive virtue over their both effective rivals.
This major and well timed quantity is the 1st to use offer chain administration theories and practices within the context of tourism. through doing so the booklet deals perception into the relationships among tourism organisations, how coordination throughout businesses might be successfully completed and the way enterprise functionality may be improved. It offers finished and systematic insurance of recent offer chain administration ideas and methodologies utilized to the tourism and hospitality industries. The textual content covers key concerns and rules together with: advertising and product improvement, call for forecasting, provider choice and administration, distribution channels, means administration, patron dating administration, tourism provide chain pageant and coordination, and e-tourism.
The e-book combines crucial conception and comparative overseas examples according to fundamental examine to teach demanding situations and possibilities of powerful tourism offer chain administration. this article is key for ultimate yr undergraduate and postgraduate scholars learning Tourism administration, Tourism making plans and Tourism Economics.
By Mark Nuttall
Once imagined as a spot at the very fringe of the realm, Greenland is now seen as being on the epicentre of weather switch. while, foreign consciousness is concentrated on possibilities for oil and mineral improvement, likely made attainable because the inland ice melts and sea ice disappears, revealing geological riches and making entry to distant components easier.
In this ebook, Mark Nuttall takes the reader on a trip via landscapes, seascapes and icescapes of reminiscence, move and anticipation. Unravelling the entanglements of weather switch, indigenous sovereignty and the politics surrounding non-renewable source extraction, he describes how the rustic is at the verge of significant environmental, political and social alterations because it aspires to larger autonomy and attainable independence from Denmark. on the center of this can be dialogue approximately how assets and the surroundings are given that means and the way they've got turn into topic to extreme political and ideological struggle.
Climate, Society and Subsurface Politics in Greenland: below the good Ice is a key source for lecturers, practitioners and scholars of anthropology, geography, improvement stories, political ecology and polar studies.
By Anthony G.O. Yeh,Fiona F. Yang
In the earlier 3 many years, China has skilled an unparalleled speed of financial and concrete improvement. It’s economic climate is now reworking from one in line with production industries in the direction of the manufacturer prone, with the significance of those prone within the nationwide and local economic system being famous by way of economists and coverage makers alike. With turning out to be call for and coverage aid, manufacturer prone are anticipated to extend swiftly, resulting in a brand new wave of financial and concrete improvement in China.
This groundbreaking quantity is likely one of the first to handle questions on the topic of the advance of those prone in China. The contributions discover quite a lot of linked subject matters together with the features of the expansion of manufacturer prone and the way this is often on the topic of China’s fiscal and concrete transition, the distribution of those companies among chinese language towns, in addition to drawing comparability among manufacturer carrier improvement in China and Western opposite numbers. This quantity additionally discusses the dynamics of the improvement of those companies in China and the way the political-economic embeddedness of China has formed the improvement of manufacturer companies. eventually, the results of this development and the way the financial system and concrete house have switch in reaction is explored, in addition to the demanding situations chinese language towns face in relocating in the direction of a carrier economic climate, and the way this may tell destiny public policies.
This quantity addresses the urgent have to comprehend the industrial and concrete alterations in post-industrial China to permit applicable ideas and rules to formulated to facilitate destiny improvement in China. The textual content is wealthy with statistical info and diagrams, supplying unique contributions and a leading edge assessment. This well timed e-book could be of curiosity to upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers attracted to China, city experiences and financial improvement.
By Michael W. Charney,Brenda Yeoh,Tong Chee Kiong
The members to this quantity discover the shut courting among schooling and the molding of contemporary immigrant societies via case experiences of both Asian migrants or Asian immigrant societies. This quantity may be specifically necessary for researchers, educators, and scholars purpose on realizing the various severe demanding situations confronted by way of a globalizing world.