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Urbanization and Locality

Urbanization and Locality

Strengthening Identity and Sustainability by Site-Specific Planning and Design

  • Author: Fang Wang,Martin Prominski
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3662484943
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
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Based on a discussion of conflicts in the urbanization process, this book provides theoretical and practical solutions for the preservation and development of urban localities. On the basis of informative case studies, it reveals the similarities and unique aspects of urbanization in Germany and China. The process of urban growth and the future trend of locality and urbanization are also examined. The book gathers contributions from architects, landscape designers, environmental engineers, urban planners and geographers, who analyze urban issues from their individual perspectives and provide methods for preserving and developing urban localities. As such, it expresses responses to urban development trends against the backdrop of sustainability in the 21st century.

Architecture | Design | Data

Architecture | Design | Data

Practice Competency in the Era of Computation

  • Author: Phillip Bernstein
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser
  • ISBN: 3035610444
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 200
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A systemic transformation is underway in architectural design, engineering and construction. The discipline and profession of architecture is being reshaped in a moment where information, insight and predictions generated during the design process move into construction no longer essentially via drawings. Other, more profound digital techniques yield fundamentally different workflows, responsibilities and business models for architects. This book offers a comprehensive framework, detailed analysis and critical assessment of the challenges and opportunities inherent in those changes. The author sets out to provide direction for a new era in architectural creation that can be understood and managed by a profession which must become better equipped to direct its future.

Inquiry-based Learning -- Undergraduate Research

Inquiry-based Learning -- Undergraduate Research

The German Multidisciplinary Experience

  • Author: Harald A. Mieg
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 303014223X
  • Category: Education, Higher
  • Page: 406
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Traders in Motion

Traders in Motion

Identities and Contestations in the Vietnamese Marketplace

  • Author: Kirsten W. Endres,Ann Marie Leshkowich
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1501721348
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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Making the marketplace : traders, cadres, and bureaucratic documents in Lào Cai City / Kirsten W. Endres -- Run and hide when you see the police : livelihood contestations and the politics of the street economy in Vietnam's northern uplands / Sarah Turner -- Grand designs? : state agendas and the lived realities of market redevelopment in upland northern Vietnam / Christine Bonnin -- Ghost markets and moving bazaars in Hanoi's urban space / Gertrud Hüwelmeier -- A mobile trading network from central coastal Vietnam : growth, social network, and gender / Hy Van Luong -- Money, risk taking, and playing : shifting masculinity in a waste-trading community in the Red River Delta / Minh T.N. Nguyen -- Strive to make a living in the era of urbanization and modernization : the story of petty traders in a Hanoi peri-urban community / Nguyẽ̂n Thị Thanh Bình -- Dealing with uncertainty : itinerant street vendors and local officials in Hanoi / Lisa Barthelmes -- Regulations and raids, or, The precarious place of gold shops in Vietnam / Allison Truitt -- Moralities of commerce in a northern Vietnamese trading community / Esther Horat -- Fuel trade : people, places, and transformations along the coal briquetting chain / Annuska Derks -- Arbitrage over Beilun/Kalong River : Chinese adjustments to border trade practices in Vietnam / Caroline Grillot

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows

The Global Intensification of Supplementary Education

  • Author: Janice Aurini,Julian Dierkes,Scott Davies
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781908176
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 250
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This book draws attention to supplementary education, which is growing in many parts of the world, but often goes unrecognized for what it is: a hidden form of privatized education. It provides 'big picture' analyses to comparatively explain the intensity, authority and policy contexts of supplementary education

Advanced Computational Methods for Knowledge Engineering

Advanced Computational Methods for Knowledge Engineering

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Applications (ICCSAMA 2014)

  • Author: Tien Do,Hoai An Le Thi,Ngoc Thanh Nguyen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3319065696
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 428
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The proceedings consists of 30 papers which have been selected and invited from the submissions to the 2nd International Conference on Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Applications (ICCSAMA 2014) held on 8-9 May, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. The conference is organized into 7 sessions: Advanced Optimization Methods and Their Applications, Queueing Models and Performance Evaluation, Software Development and Testing, Computational Methods for Mobile and Wireless Networks, Computational Methods for Knowledge Engineering, Logic Based Methods for Decision Making and Data Mining and Nonlinear Systems and Applications, respectively. All chapters in the book discuss theoretical and practical issues connected with computational methods and optimization methods for knowledge engineering. The editors hope that this volume can be useful for graduate and Ph.D. students and researchers in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. It is the hope of the editors that readers of this volume can find many inspiring ideas and use them to their research. Many such challenges are suggested by particular approaches and models presented in individual chapters of this book.

Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition

Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition

9th International Conference, MLDM 2013, New York, NY, USA, July 19-25, 2013, Proceedings

  • Author: Petra Perner
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3642397123
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 660
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition, MLDM 2013, held in New York, USA in July 2013. The 51 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 212 submissions. The papers cover the topics ranging from theoretical topics for classification, clustering, association rule and pattern mining to specific data mining methods for the different multimedia data types such as image mining, text mining, video mining and web mining.

Constrained Control of Uncertain, Time-Varying, Discrete-Time Systems

Constrained Control of Uncertain, Time-Varying, Discrete-Time Systems

An Interpolation-Based Approach

  • Author: Hoai-Nam Nguyen
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319028278
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 196
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A comprehensive development of interpolating control, this monograph demonstrates the reduced computational complexity of a ground-breaking technique compared with the established model predictive control. The text deals with the regulation problem for linear, time-invariant, discrete-time uncertain dynamical systems having polyhedral state and control constraints, with and without disturbances, and under state or output feedback. For output feedback a non-minimal state-space representation is used with old inputs and outputs as state variables. Constrained Control of Uncertain, Time-Varying, Discrete-time Systems details interpolating control in both its implicit and explicit forms. In the former at most two linear-programming or one quadratic-programming problem are solved on-line at each sampling instant to yield the value of the control variable. In the latter the control law is shown to be piecewise affine in the state, and so the state space is partitioned into polyhedral cells so that at each sampling interval the cell to which the measured state belongs must be determined. Interpolation is performed between vertex control, and a user-chosen control law in its maximal admissible set surrounding the origin. Novel proofs of recursive feasibility and asymptotic stability of the vertex control law, and of the interpolating control law are given. Algorithms for implicit and explicit interpolating control are presented in such a way that the reader may easily realize them. Each chapter includes illustrative examples, and comparisons with model predictive control in which the disparity in computational complexity is shown to be particularly in favour of interpolating control for high-order systems, and systems with uncertainty. Furthermore, the performance of the two methods proves similar except in those cases when a solution cannot be found with model predictive control at all. The book concludes with two high dimensional examples and a benchmark robust model predictive control problem: the non-isothermal continuously-stirred-tank reactor. For academic control researchers and students or for control engineers interested in implementing constrained control systems Constrained Control of Uncertain, Time-Varying, Discrete-time Systems will provide an attractive low-complexity control alternative for cases in which model predictive control is currently attempted.

ARGE - Construction Partnership in Germany: Legal Issues in Cooperation of Different Engineering Firms

ARGE - Construction Partnership in Germany: Legal Issues in Cooperation of Different Engineering Firms

  • Author: Kenan Kaya
  • Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
  • ISBN: 3954890267
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 88
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This survey investigates and evaluates the legal framework which an engineer faces when stepping into an ARGE partnership with other planning offices. ARGE, in the German construction industry an established form of partnership, becomes more and more important in acquiring and accomplishing construction projects. The ARGE underlies the regulations of the German Partnership under Civil Law; consequently, the ARGE partners are jointly and individually liable for the contract. Thus the principal of the overall project enjoys fundamental advantages: He reduces his risk should it come to an insolvency of an ARGE partner, he increases competition, and he gets services out of one hand. Engineering firms who want to participate in these projects have to handle their capacities and risks. Presently, many engineering firms are not interested in participating in ARGE partnerships as they see no reason for a voluntary sharing of liability and want to be responsible and liable only for services they performed. Therefore, engineering firms are interested in an ARGE agreement which divides the responsibilities and liabilities in consideration of the rendered services. In external discussions with principals, ARGE partner could not change the joint and individual liability. Principals will not deal with the limitation of ARGE partners' liabilities. However, other regulations could be defined in internal arrangements. Besides the law-related aspects, it is advisable to redefine other regulations in the ARGE agreement. Partners, for example, should define a fulfillment obligation. In case of insolvency of one partner, the other partners still have to fulfill the contract. If there are services which they cannot carry out by themselves, they have to involve other partners.