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Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change

A 21st Century Survival Guide

Book • Second Edition2009

Authors:

Sue Roaf, David Crichton and Fergus Nicol

Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change

A 21st Century Survival Guide

Book • Second Edition2009

 

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Authors:

Sue Roaf, David Crichton and Fergus Nicol

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    Chapter 1 - Climate Change: The Battle Begins

    Pages 1-31

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    Chapter 2 - Risk, Scenarios and Insurance

    Pages 32-50

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    Chapter 3 - How Hot Will it Get?

    Pages 51-75

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    Chapter 4 - How Wet Will it Get?

    Pages 76-103

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    Chapter 5 - Windstorms

    Pages 104-117

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    Chapter 6 - Sea Level Rises

    Pages 118-133

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    Chapter 7 - Vulnerability, Exposure and Migration

    Pages 134-142

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    Chapter 8 - Health Implications of Climate Change

    Pages 143-157

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    Chapter 9 - Climate Change and Thermal Comfort

    Pages 158-178

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    Chapter 10 - The Adaptive Potential of Traditional Buildings and Cities

    Pages 179-204

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    Chapter 11 - The Failure of ‘Modern Buildings’

    Pages 205-236

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    Chapter 12 - The End of the Age of Tall Buildings

    Pages 237-265

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    Chapter 13 - The Fossil Fuel Crisis

    Pages 266-288

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    Chapter 14 - Fuel Security: When Will the Lights Go Out?

    Pages 289-312

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    Chapter 15 - The Players

    Pages 313-343

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    Chapter 16 - Designing Buildings and Cities for 3°C of Climate Change

    Pages 344-368

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    List of Abbreviations

    Pages 369-371

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    Index

    Pages 373-385

About the book

Publisher's Note: Transferred to Taylor & Francis as of 2012

Description

From the bestselling author of Ecohouse, this fully revised edition of Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change provides unique insights into how we can protect our buildings, cities, infra-structures and lifestyles against risks associated with extreme weather and related social, economic and energy events.

Three new chapters present evidence of escalating rates of environmental change. The authors explore the growing urgency for mitigation and adaptation responses that deal with the resulting challenges.

  • Theoretical information sits alongside practical design guidelines, so architects, designers and planners can not only see clearly what problems they face, but also find the solutions they need, in order to respond to power and water supply needs.
  • Considers use of materials, structures, site issues and planning in order to provide design solutions.
  • Examines recent climate events in the US and UK and looks at how architecture was successful or not in preventing building damage.

Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change is an essential source, not just for architects, engineers and planners facing the challenges of designing our building for a changing climate, but also for everyone involved in their production and use.

From the bestselling author of Ecohouse, this fully revised edition of Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change provides unique insights into how we can protect our buildings, cities, infra-structures and lifestyles against risks associated with extreme weather and related social, economic and energy events.

Three new chapters present evidence of escalating rates of environmental change. The authors explore the growing urgency for mitigation and adaptation responses that deal with the resulting challenges.

  • Theoretical information sits alongside practical design guidelines, so architects, designers and planners can not only see clearly what problems they face, but also find the solutions they need, in order to respond to power and water supply needs.
  • Considers use of materials, structures, site issues and planning in order to provide design solutions.
  • Examines recent climate events in the US and UK and looks at how architecture was successful or not in preventing building damage.

Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change is an essential source, not just for architects, engineers and planners facing the challenges of designing our building for a changing climate, but also for everyone involved in their production and use.

Key Features

* Fully revised new edition gives practical design suggestions for combating climate change through architecture
* No nonsense approach from the bestselling author of Ecohouse
* Full colour throughout to best illustrate design in practice

* Fully revised new edition gives practical design suggestions for combating climate change through architecture
* No nonsense approach from the bestselling author of Ecohouse
* Full colour throughout to best illustrate design in practice

Details

ISBN

978-1-85617-720-7

Language

English

Published

2009

Copyright

Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Architectural Press

Authors

Sue Roaf

David Crichton

Fergus Nicol