Pakistan: Social and Cultural Transformation (Routledge by Mohammad Qadeer

By Mohammad Qadeer

This is the 1st English-language survey of Pakistan’s socio-economic evolution. Mohammad Qadeer supplies an important assessment of social and cultural transformation in Pakistan seeing that independence, that is an important to knowing Pakistan’s most probably destiny path.

Pakistan examines how culture and relatives lifestyles proceed to give a contribution long-term balance, and explores the parts the place very speedy adjustments are occurring: huge inhabitants raise, urbanization, financial improvement, and the character of civil society and the kingdom. It deals an insightful view into Pakistan, exploring the wide variety of ethnic teams, the geographical region, faith and neighborhood, and pop culture and nationwide id. It concludes through discussing the most likely destiny social improvement in Pakistan, fascinating scholars and teachers drawn to Pakistan and multiculturalism.

Qadeer’s amazing paintings is a accomplished exam of social and cultural forces in Pakistani society, and is a vital source for someone desirous to comprehend modern Pakistan.

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Port Management and Operations by Maria G. Burns

By Maria G. Burns

"This ebook used to be written with the aim of redefining the strategic function of worldwide seaports within the current "Post-New financial system Era." Ports are those extraordinary human buildings that over centuries replicate the epitome of world evolution, financial development, and innovation. As 70.8% of the worldwide floor is roofed by way of water, seaports replicate all sovereign international locations' political superiority and monetary prosperity. Ports Read more...

summary: "This publication was once written with the aim of redefining the strategic function of worldwide seaports within the current "Post-New financial system Era." Ports are those notable human buildings that over centuries replicate the epitome of worldwide evolution, financial progress, and innovation. As 70.8% of the worldwide floor is roofed by means of water, seaports replicate all sovereign countries' political superiority and fiscal prosperity. Ports are the pillars of worldwide financial system, alternate, and shipping: eighty% of world commodities are carried by means of water; over 4000 seaports, harbors and inland waterways, and a number of terminals consistent with port facilitate international exchange via serving over 50,000 oceangoing ships whereas producing over 30% of the worldwide GDP on an annual foundation. traditionally, the increase and fall of empires were linked to seaports, both via naval battles every now and then of conflict or via sea alternate and delivery from time to time of peace. in truth, superpowers and powerful economies convey their long-standing power and dominance via seaports. The transport has extraordinary intensity, standpoint, and constitution, and it includes a plethora of sciences and humanities: for maritime pros to outlive during this hugely aggressive, swiftly altering atmosphere, they should own either sensible and theoretical wisdom of as many disciplines as attainable, together with strategic considering; worldwide economics; political technology; legislation and rules on defense, protection, the surroundings, and so forth; alternate agreements between international locations; contracts; naval structure; novel send designs; rising applied sciences; engineering; navigation; advertising; danger administration; emergency reaction; incident research and root reason research; oceanography and climate reports; operations; bunkering; the strength markets; significant worldwide commodities, logistics, and rather a lot more--Preface."

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World Heritage, Urban Design and Tourism: Three Cities in by Luna Khirfan

By Luna Khirfan

City planners and conservationists in ancient towns world wide grapple with the competing pursuits of conservation, city layout, and monetary and social improvement. This ebook deals an interdisciplinary method of the most important relationships among history conservation, urban house layout, and tourism improvement in historical towns, linking thought and perform in a different manner. The publication deals an research of 3 center jap historical towns, Aleppo, Acre and Salt, all of which face major demanding situations of history conservation, variation to modern wishes, and tourism improvement. It offers useful eventualities for the conservation and layout of ancient city areas and the advance of sustainable tourism, from the viewpoint of planners, neighborhood groups and foreign tourists.The writer bargains a comparative technique which transcends political strife and offers invaluable classes for the opposite towns inscribed on UNESCO's global history record, in particular these in constructing nations.

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Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases II (Social by M. Joseph Sirgy, Don Rahtz, David Swain

By M. Joseph Sirgy, Don Rahtz, David Swain

This booklet is the second one in a sequence protecting most sensible practices in group quality-of-life (QOL) signs. the 1st quantity is a compilation of instances of most sensible paintings in neighborhood signs learn. This quantity builds at the aim of the sequence and contains 11 instances describing groups that experience introduced their very own neighborhood signs courses. components incorporated are the heritage of the neighborhood symptoms paintings in the goal sector, and the making plans of group symptoms.

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Introduction to Emergency Management, Third Edition by George Haddow, Jane Bullock, Visit Amazon's Damon P. Coppola

By George Haddow, Jane Bullock, Visit Amazon's Damon P. Coppola Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Damon P. Coppola,

(Note: Fourth version coming fall 2010) creation to Emergency administration, 3rd variation offers a accomplished replace of this foundational textual content at the historical past parts and structures taken with the administration of mess ups and different emergencies. The ebook information present practices, ideas, and the main avid gamers curious about emergency administration, specially within the U.S. but in addition all over the world. improved insurance of neighborhood and nation concerns, rather as they should engage and paintings with FEMA and different federal enterprises, provides price to public directors in the community tasked with keeping their group. The 3rd variation is absolutely up to date to hide FEMA's consistently altering function in the division of place of birth protection and the effect and aftermath of typhoon Katrina. classes together with right making plans, mitigation, in-crisis judgements, evacuation, and restoration make clear how managers can keep away from devastating breakdowns in communique and management in the course of an occasion. not just terrorist occasions yet many such common failures require comparable preparedess making plans. Emergency making plans is essential to the protection of whole groups and therefore an important concentration for study, making plans and coaching. This re-creation keeps in its culture of serving as a vital source for college students and younger execs within the self-discipline of Emergency administration. * Case experiences supply present particular examples of failures and the way they have been controlled* large concentrate on typhoon Katrina contains complete insurance of occasions top as much as the quandary, reaction and restoration matters, classes realized, and an occasion timeline* Written through 2 former FEMA senior officers who draw on first-hand adventure in day by day emergency administration operations

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Resilient cities: responding to peak oil and climate change by Peter Newman, Visit Amazon's Timothy Beatley Page, search

By Peter Newman, Visit Amazon's Timothy Beatley Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Timothy Beatley, , Heather M. Boyer

1/2 the world’s population now dwell in towns. within the subsequent two decades, the variety of city dwellers will swell to an envisioned 5 billion humans. With their inefficient transportation structures and poorly designed structures, many cities—especially within the United States—consume 1000's of fossil fuels and emit excessive degrees of greenhouse gases. yet our planet is swiftly operating out of the carbon-based fuels that experience powered city progress for hundreds of years and we appear to be not able to scale back our greenhouse gasoline emissions. Are the world’s towns headed for inevitable collapse? The authors of this lively e-book don’t think that oblivion is inevitably the future of city parts. as an alternative, they suspect that clever making plans and visionary management may help towns meet the upcoming crises, and glance to present tasks in towns all over the world. instead of responding with worry (as a legion of doomsaying prognosticators have done), they decide on wish. First, they confront the issues, describing the place we stand this present day in our use of oil and our contribution to weather switch. They then current 4 attainable results for towns: ”collapse,” “ruralized,”  “divided,” and “resilient.” according to their situations, they articulate how a brand new “sustainable urbanism” might change today’s “carbon-consuming urbanism.” They deal with intimately how new transportation structures and constructions should be feasibly built to exchange our current low potency structures. In end, they give ten “strategic steps” that any urban can take towards better sustainability and resilience. This isn't a booklet full of “blue sky” conception (although blue skies could be a welcome results of its recommendations). relatively, it really is jam-packed with sensible rules, a few of that are already operating in towns this day. It frankly admits that our towns have difficulties that might irritate in the event that they are usually not addressed, however it means that those difficulties are solvable. And the time to start fixing them is now.

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Earthquake Hazard Impact and Urban Planning by Maria Bostenaru Dan

By Maria Bostenaru Dan

​The classical box facing earthquakes is termed “earthquake engineering” and regarded to be a department of structural engineering. In initiatives facing thoughts for earthquake chance mitigation, city making plans techniques are usually overlooked. this present day interventions are wanted on a urban, instead of a development, scale. This paintings offers with the effect of earthquakes, together with additionally a broader view on multihazards in city components. Uniquely between different works within the box, specific value is given to city making plans matters, in conservation of history and emergency administration. Multicriteria determination making and huge participation of these plagued by failures are included.

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Transdisciplinary Challenges in Landscape Ecology and by Zev Naveh, E. Allen, E. Laszlo, M. Antrop

By Zev Naveh, E. Allen, E. Laszlo, M. Antrop

Capitalizing on 40 years of extensive ecological experiences, this anthology provides a suite of greatly dispersed significant courses on theoretical and sensible Mediterranean, international environmental and panorama concerns. every one bankruptcy incorporates a complete learn of ecological and panorama matters, synthesized within the advent, and woven with autobiographical reviews. The concluding bankruptcy demands a transdisciplinary shift in all environmental medical fields and especially in panorama and recovery ecology, to deal with the complicated, heavily interwoven ecological, socio-economical, political and cultural crises dealing with human society throughout the current the most important transition from the economic to the post-industrial, worldwide info age.

Updating and broadening the scope of the groundbreaking Springer booklet on panorama thought and purposes through the writer and Lieberman (1994), this can be a specified transdisciplinary try out in keeping with complex structures complexity theories, which hyperlink the average and human sciences.

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Making the Invisible Visible: A Multicultural Planning by Leonie Sandercock

By Leonie Sandercock

The historical past of making plans is far extra, based on those authors, than the recorded development of making plans as a self-discipline and a career. those essays counter the mainstream narrative of rational, medical improvement with replacement histories that show hitherto invisible making plans practices and agendas. whereas the legitimate tale of making plans celebrates the nation and its traditions of urban construction and local improvement, those tales concentrate on formerly unacknowledged actors and the noir part of planning.Through numerous severe lenses--feminist, postmodern, and postcolonial--the essays research a extensive variety of histories suitable to the upkeep and making plans professions. a few individuals discover indigenous making plans traditions which have been erased from the list: African American and local American traditions, for instance. different members discover new issues: subject matters of gendered areas and racist practices, of making plans as an ordering device, one of those spatial police, of "bodies, towns, and social order" (influenced via Foucault, Lefebvre, and others), and of resistance.This scrutiny of the category, race, gender, ethnic, or ideological biases of principles and practices inherent within the idea of making plans as a modernist social expertise sincerely issues to the inadequacy of modernist making plans histories. Making the Invisible seen redefines making plans because the legislation of the physicality, sociality, and spatiality of the town. Its histories give you the origin of a brand new, substitute making plans paradigm for the multicultural towns of the long run.

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