Sustainable BUILT Environment: The Singapore Experience
This book was borne out of the recent publicity of the Singapore government disclosing its vision for Singapore to achieve a First World city status, thriving on a projected 6.5 million population. City growth in the world is inevitable and should be seen as a positive trend, despite concerns that many governments will not be able t address issues resulting from population increase. By 2030, the number of people living in major cities will surpass the rural population, and many of them will exceed 6.5 million with a destiny of more than 10,000 people per sq km. this dilemma has resulted in many homeless poor in high density cities creating significant impact on environment degradation.
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Comprehensively revised, the fourth edition of this widely used text provides a global overview of the major topics within human geography, including resources, population, food security, the economy and development, geopolitics and territory, culture, society, cities, the environment and environmentalism, inequality, agriculture and rurality, the politics of place and globalisation, and global governance. Coherent and substantial chapters ensure balanced treatment across the range of contemporary human geography. Focusing on key geographical challenges facing the world in the early twenty-first century, stimulating coverage examines the diverse forces that shape economies and societies. Themes, issues and links are highlighted and emphasised to present a holistic view of what the editors describe as our ‘…interconnected, contradictory, complex, conflict-ridden and fantastically diverse planet.’ All chapters are written by specialists in the field and offer original, critical and engaging perspectives.
About the Author
Franciszek Grabski is a Full Professor and the Head of the Mathematics and Physics Department at the Naval University in Gdynia, Poland. The main focus of his math research interests focus on probability theory, in particular its applications in system reliability theory and practice. He has constructed and tested several new reliability stochastic models and developed the Bayesian methods applications in reliability.He is the author or co-author of more than 100 scientific papers, course-books and monographs in the probability and reliability field. His main monographs are published in Polish.
This highly respected and best-selling textbook provides an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the major topics within physical geography. It focuses on understanding the inter-linkages between processes, places and environments and is fully illustrated to demonstrate how the physical environment works. An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment is accompanied by a rich and extensive range of electronic support resources including updated weblinks relevant for each chapter, multiple choice questions, fieldwork exercises, interactive models and video clips. The text is suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate study in the field of physical geography.
The Antarctic is one the most hostile natural environments in the world, an extraordinary physical space which changes significantly in shape and size with the passing of the seasons. In this Very Short Introduction, Klaus Dodds provides an up-to-date account of Antarctica, highlighting the main issues facing the continent today. The book sheds light on the scientific, historical, cultural, and political significance of one of the world’s most remote regions, providing the background to the physical geography of the continent. Politically, it is unique as it contains one of the few areas of continental space not claimed by any nation-state. Scientifically, the continental ice sheet has provided us with vital evidence about the Earth’s past climate. Looking at how the Antarctic has been explored and represented in the last hundred years, Dodds considers the main exploratory and scientific achievements of the region. In addition, he explains how processes such as globalization mean that the Antarctic is increasingly involved in a wider circuit of ideas, goods, people, trade, and governance-all of which have an impact on the future of the region.