The Many Facets of Human Settlements

The Many Facets of Human Settlements

Papers Prepared for AAAS Activities in Connection with HABITAT: The U.N. Conference on Human Settlements

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Editors: Irene Tinker, Mayra Buvinić
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483148724

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The Many Facets of Human Settlements: Science and Society focuses on communications, energy, and planning and design issues besetting human settlements. The book also tackles rural and urban development, types of habitats, industrialization, and lifestyles. The selection first discusses the influence of technology in shaping lifestyles, including advanced urban systems, programs on communications, and technology assessment of telecommunication-transportation interactions. Concerns include goals for the performance of human settlements and innovations for cities of the future; overview of studies and experiments pursued by the New Rural Society; and concept for a nationwide satellite communication systems to serve rural areas. The text then looks at the sources of energy in human settlements. Topics include alternatives to gas heat, coal, oil, solar heating, heat pump, and action plan. The book examines energy conservation in housing design, ecotechnologies and ecocommunities, bioshelters and their implications for lifestyle, high-rise habitat, and energy and rural development. The text also tackles industrialization and urbanization in Japan. Considerations include population density and urbanization, environmental disruption, and Japan as a postindustrial society. The selection is a vital source of data for readers interested in the issues and factors influencing human settlements.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    I. How Technology Shapes Lifestyles

    Advanced Urban Systems: A World Wide Opportunity

    Communications for Survival: Perspective and Proposed Programs

    Selected Results From A Technology Assessment of Telecommunication-Transportation Interactions

    Habitat and the Energy Future

    Energy Conservation in New Housing Design

    The Concept of Ecotechnologies and Ecocommunities

    Bioshelters and their Implications for Lifestyle

    High-Rise Habitat

    Energy and Rural Development

    II. Where Will All the People Live?

    Population Dynamics, Housing Economics, and the Future of the American Habitat

    Black Urban Settlement Patterns: Trends and Prospects

    A Stable Urban Ecosystem: Its Evolution within Densely Populated Societies

    The Rush to The Cities in Latin America: Government Policies Have More Effect than We Recognize

    Industrialization and Urbanization in Japan: The Emergence of Public Discontent

    Quality of Life Related to City Size

    The New Ruralism—A Rural Renaissance

    The Future of Rural Small Towns: Are They Obsolete in Post Industrial Society?

    Transportation and its Influence On Cities

    III. Housing Anyone?

    Housing Requirements and National Resources: Implications of the U.N. World Model

    Whither Site and Services?

    Mobile Homes: Who Lives in Them and Why?

    IV. Managing the Cities Taking into Account The Environment Urban Policy and Urban Systems

    An Ecological Approach to Urban Management

    The Need for Resources Recycling in Man's Urban Future

    The Dade Master Plan: Filling the Metropolitan Policy Vacuum

    New Institutions for Policy-Making: The Twin Cities Area

    V. Coping with City Living

    The Urban Predicament

    Coping with Stresses of an Urban Planet: Impacts of Uprooting and Overcrowding

    The Necessary Pathologies of an Urban World

Product details

  • No. of pages: 412
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483148724

About the Editors

Irene Tinker

Mayra Buvinić

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