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12ATGEO - New York City - Traffic Congestion: Home
The nature, scope and impact of traffic congestion in New York
Outline the nature, scope and impact of traffic congestion in New York
Describe one KEY planning strategy used in New York City adopted to address traffic congestion
Evaluate how this planning strategy enhances sustainability and liveability in New York City
Essentials of Urban Design by Sheppard, MEssentials of Urban Designexplains the fundamental concepts of urban design, providing the understanding and tools needed to achieve better design outcomes. It is equally useful for designing places and evaluating designs. Each chapter outlines the key steps in designing or assessing a different type of development. All common types of urban development are addressed, from infill buildings to whole urban growth areas, residential to employment uses, and centers to public transport interchanges. For each development type, widely accepted urban design principles are explained, and rules of thumb provided. This practical handbook is liberally illustrated with diagrams, photos of "good" and "bad" examples of urban design and handy checklists for common urban design tasks. It will be a valuable reference tool for architects, developers, urban planners, traffic engineers, landscape architects, councilors, planning lawyers, planning tribunal members and residents concerned about development. * Plain English explanation of common urban design terms and ideas * Design solutions to common urban design challenges * Handy checklists for common urban design tasks * Examples of good and bad projects from an urban design perspective
Call Number: 307.1216 SHE
Publication Date: 2015
Ecotopia 2121 by Marshall, AA 2016 Green Book Festival "Future Forecasts" Winner and 2017 Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner A stunningly original, lushly illustrated vision for a Green Utopia, published on the 500th anniversary of the original Big Idea. Five hundred years ago a powerful new word was unleashed upon the world when Thomas More published his book Utopia, about an island paradise far away from his troubled land. It was an instant hit, and the literati across Europe couldn't get enough of its blend of social fantasy with a deep desire for a better world. Five hundred years later, Ecotopia 2121 once again harnesses the power of the utopian imagination to confront our current problems, among them climate change, and offer a radical, alternative vision for the future of our troubled planet. Depicting one hundred cities around the globe--from New York to San Francisco, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Beijing, Vienna, Singapore, Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, and Mumbai--Alan Marshall imagines how each may survive and prosper. A striking, full-color scenario painting illustrates each city. The chapters tell how each community has found either a social or technological innovation to solve today's crises. Fifteen American cities are covered. Around the world, urban planners like to tailor scenarios for the year 2020, to take advantage of the metaphor of 20-20 vision. In Ecotopia 2121, the vision may be fuzzy, but its sharp insights, captivating illustrations, and playful storytelling will keep readers coming back again and again.
Call Number: 307.1 MAR
Publication Date: 2016
Garden City Mega City by Bingham-Hall, Ptête-bêche Book. One half depicts the mega city problems, but when the book is flipped over, the other half provides the garden city solutions.Packed with photographs, diagrams, and colourful info-graphics, Garden City Mega City presents a compelling case for re-examining and re-planning the mega cities of the 21st century.
Call Number: 720.47 BIN
Publication Date: 2016
Future Cities by Dobraszczyk, PThough reaching ever further toward the skies, today's cities are overshadowed by multiple threats: climate change, overpopulation, social division, and urban warfare all endanger our metropolitan way of life. The fundamental tool we use to make sense of these uncertain city futures is the imagination. Architects, artists, filmmakers, and fiction writers have long been inspired to imagine cities of the future, but their speculative visions tend to be seen very differently from scientific predictions: flights of fancy on the one hand versus practical reasoning on the other. In a digital age when the real and the fantastic coexist as near equals, it is especially important to know how these two forces are entangled, and how together they may help us best conceive of cities yet to come. Exploring a breathtaking range of imagined cities--submerged, floating, flying, vertical, underground, ruined, and salvaged--Future Cities teases out the links between speculation and reality, arguing that there is no clear separation between the two. In the Netherlands, prototype floating cities are already being built; Dubai's recent skyscrapers resemble those of science-fiction cities of the past; while makeshift settlements built by the urban poor in the developing world are already like the dystopian cities of cyberpunk. Bringing together architecture, fiction, film, and visual art, Paul Dobraszczyk reconnects the imaginary city with the real, proposing a future for humanity that is firmly grounded in the present and in the diverse creative practices already at our fingertips.
Call Number: 307.76 DOB
Publication Date: 2019
Costs of traffic congestion:
It’s accurate to say that nobody likes a traffic jam. Unfortunately, a further fact is that traffic congestion costs us immensely. To give an example, American families spend 19c out of every $1 on transport, which is more than food and healthcare combined. Despite these large costs and a general intolerance for traffic jams, the cost of U.S. traffic congestion is continuing to grow each year suggesting that little is being done to combat it. It seems we have almost come to accept traffic congestion and turn a blind eye to its growing costs.
It's no secret that New York City is dense -- full of people going to and fro whether by foot, bike, bus, train or car. Have you ever wondered how they all get along? Who's responsible for the kinds of changes that keep everyone safe? In the episode of the Big Road Fix, we take a look at one of the most dangerous intersections in the Bronx and see how the city has worked to improve it.
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Nighttime lights of the New York City metropolitan region. Source: Wikipedia. - Nocturnal view of the New York City metropolitan area, the world's most brightly illuminated conurbation and largest urban landmass. Long Island extends 193 km eastward from Manhattan, the central core of the conurbation.
This special report attempts to visualize the feeling of health and well-being of people in 8 major global cities. What is important for them? How did the feeling of health and well-being develop over the past 5 years? How satisfied are they with the community they live in? And what does their ideal community look like?
Liveability Index Overview:
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