The Environment of Human Settlements Human Well-Being in Cities - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080209784, 9781483153650

The Environment of Human Settlements Human Well-Being in Cities

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Conference Held in Brussels, Belgium, April 1976

Editors: P. Laconte G. Epstein J.E. Gibson
eBook ISBN: 9781483153650
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 322
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The Environment of Human Settlements: Human Well-Being in Cities, Volume 1 contains the proceedings of the Conference on the Environment of Human Settlements: Human Well-Being in Cities, held in Brussels, Belgium, in April 1976. The papers focus on the environmental implications of human settlements, with emphasis on the well-being of people living in cities. This volume is comprised of 31 chapters organized around four themes: modern technology for cities of today; decision-making for human well-being in cities (including political, legal and economic considerations); urban and land-use planning; and design as a component in urban policy. Ontario's resource recovery program is described, and interstate highway interchange communities as sites of future settlements are considered. The effects of highway noise in residential communities are also discussed, along with the role of remote sensing in habitat; financial and technical management for human settlements; human settlements as sociotechnical-economic processes; how to optimize urban density; and quantitative landscape evaluation for open space planning. This book will be of interest to engineers, scientists, and decision-makers concerned with local, national, regional, and global environmental problems related to human settlements.

Table of Contents

Introduction I - Modern Technology for Cities of Today Ontario's Resource Recovery Program Accessibility for Goods and People An Exploration of Interstate Highway Interchange Communities as Sites of Future Settlements II - Decision Making for Human Well-Being in Cities

1. Political, Legal and Economic Consideration WERC Brussels Conference on the Environment of Human Settlements: Implementation: Political Decision-Making Effects of Highway Noise in Residential Communities The Great American Bicentennial Urban Preserve Decision-Making Process in the Canadian Urban Social-Cultural Environment The Role of Remote Sensing in Habitat Legislation and Human Settlement Financial and Technical Management for Human Settlements Human Settlements as Sociotechnical-Economic Processes Planning for Uncertainty: an Approach for Decision Makers Environmental Quality, Public Good Amenities and Local Government Policy: An Operational Policy 2. Case Studies in Urban Environment Guarding for Clean Urban Environment The Program for Noise Control in the City of Toronto The Growth of Bradford, England with Specific Reference to the Problems of Human Settlement and the Solutions so far Put forward Development with a Compatible Minimum of Pollution

III - Urban and Land Use Planning Planning Forms for 20th-century Cities Optimizing Urban Density Urban Extensions in Belgium: A Case Study in the Framework of Urbanized North Western Europe Quantitative Landscape Evaluation for Open Space Planning Land-Use Maps for Town Planners Measuring the Costs of an Improved Urban Environment for Low-Cost Housing: The Potential Contribution of Threshold Analysis

1. Citizen Participation and Urban Policy Well-Being in Urban Extensions


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