Erscheinungsdatum: 08.01.2014, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: MARS - Metropolitan Activity Relocation Simulator, Titelzusatz: A Systems Dynamics based Land Use and Transport Interaction Model, Autor: Pfaffenbichler, Paul, Verlag: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller e.K., Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Architektur, Seiten: 188, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 300 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
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The management of coastal zones, rivers and estuariesrequires accurate and detailed knowledge of cohesivesediment transport processes to assess differentenvironmental problems including: wetland protectionand restoration, maintenance of navigation channels,dredging and dredged material relocation, effects ofconstruction works on siltation and turbidity levels,and dispersion of pollutants. The environmentalimpact of the effects of erosion and deposition ofsediments on an estuary system, Cork Harbour, ispresented in this work. The primary focus is placedon the numerical modelling of the transport andbehaviour of cohesive sediments. A 2-D hydrodynamicand sediment numerical modelling software packagecalled DIVAST (Depth Integrated Velocities And SoluteTransport) is used. A graphical Front-End and BackEnd user-friendly interface for DIVAST has beendeveloped. Simulations run for different conditionsyields information on sediment dynamics within theCork Harbour system and increases our understandingof sediment dynamics within estuary systems.
Although the topic of corporate relocation has been investigated by researchers in the fields of psychology, social work, and management, sociologists have had but a fleeting interest in this major life-altering event. Consequently, little is known about how individuals experience this very human and social phenomenon. This study explores the manner in which Québécois and Ontarian employees who moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada under the auspices of a group move experienced job relocation and the extent to which they adjusted to their new environments by drawing on qualitative data from 63 in-depth, semi-structured interviews. Focus is on the identification of some of the main components of the relocation process and the mechanisms that link these components sequentially. In highlighting the dynamics and complexity of the relocation process, this study not only sheds light on how Canadian workers experience this life event, but also brings to public attention a societal issue that is affecting more and more people.
Sustainability is one of today's major public concerns. Urban sprawl, pollution and consumption of non-renewable resources indicate that transport and land use of cities worldwide is not sustainable. Urban planning has become increasingly complex. Decision support tools are essential to help to achieve objectives. Land use and transport form a linked dynamic system. Therefore integrated land use and transport models are the appropriate tool. The book describes the development and use of the integrated, dynamic land use and transport model MARS (Metropolitan Activity Relocation Simulation). The underlying hypothesis is that cities are self-organising systems and that the principles of Systems Dynamics and Synergetics can be applied. Causal loop diagrams are used to develop a qualitative model. A quantitative model is built and written into code. A comparison between historical data and model results demonstrates the usefulness of MARS. A user friendly interface is introduced. The results from three case studies from Vienna, Madrid and Hanoi are presented. The book is aimed decision makers, transport planners, researchers, lecturers as well as the interested public.
This book explores the development and transformation of an industrial cluster in Turkey and investigates the causes and consequences of industrial decline and local economic restructuring in the case of Denizli textile cluster. Book manifests that quota-free regulations of trade and relocation of production have been shaping a fierce global competition by which employment, supply and marketing relations change dramatically at the world scale and Turkish textile and garment industry has been losing its growth dynamics under the pressure of these competitive conditions. In this process of industrial decline, Denizli has locked to a passive exporter role. This passive exporter role disables cluster to adopt innovative product strategies and to shift production to other regions where cost cutting opportunities are provided. Industrialists decrease production costs through informal employment, decreasing wages and overtime work which exacerbate decent working conditions. However, although survey results point out locked industrial dynamics, Denizli still has the potential of regional development thanks to its entrepreneurial spirit and rising other local economic sectors.
This book starts from the premise that the mode of production and its related relations of production are fundamental to understanding economic, social and political processes that occur in society. The central social cleavage in a capitalist society is between those who own and control the means of production, i.e. the bourgeoisie, and those hired to use those means of production, i.e. the proletariat. This fundamental contradiction has a structuring effect and influence on economic conditions and activities. This book seeks to explain how the class structure that prevailed in Dysselsdorp at the time of the 1972 land dispossession came into existence and what the dynamics were between the different classes and fractions of classes. It also attempts to clarify the processes of class formation, location, dislocation and relocation that underlined land possession and dispossession. Finally, the book unpacks four models of land restitution that the Dysselsdorp community adopted and sheds light on how they impact on class formation, differentiation, location, consciousness and its prospects for social cohesion.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Dusseldorf 'Heinrich Heine', language: English, abstract: In both Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Witi Ihimaera's The Whale Rider indigenous identity is a central topic. Yet, it is challenged by the advent of colonization or, in the latter case, by the fusion of ancient tradition and modernism. As such, the aim of this paper is to analyse the literary representation of indigeneity in these novels using Stuart Hall's dual definition in order to show how indigenous identity develops at the backdrop of colonization and what this means for the concept of identity in a postcolonial context. [...] Subsequently, attention will be drawn to the ways in which the individual is representative of indigenous identity and how this relates to the dynamics between community and individual. This part will contrast the idea of a stable self with a transformative one and thus also establish a connection to the succeeding analysis of diaspora identities in Things Fall Apart, which are based on constant progress. [...] The results will then provide the basis for a discussion of relocation and hybridity to subsequently contextualize them in the concept of diaspora identities and, more generally, postcolonialism. Although the focus of the analysis is on Things Fall Apart the background of the last chapter will be used as an occasion for a brief discussion of the second part of his trilogy, No Longer at Ease. After this, a similarly structured analysis of Witi Ihimaera's The Whale Rider will be pursued. Firstly, the literary representation of features of oral tradition and orality in general will be examined before attention is directed towards myth as a major constituent of Maori identity and its use in the novel.[...]To embed the representation of identity in the broader concept of postcolonialism, the novel will then be discussed in terms of rewriting. Nevertheless, the aim of this chapter will not be a comparative approach of the ancient pretext as a basis for the modern novel. How have Western influences and elements of globalization been interwoven in the narration? And how do these contribute to rewriting? The result will be drawn on to answer these questions of the significance of rewriting and relocating for the concept of cultural identity.[...] The purpose of this comparison is to clarify the major differences and similarities which is a prerequisite of the contextualization of the concept of identity in postcolonialism as will be done in the conclusion.
This book explores the development and transformation of an industrial cluster in Turkey and investigates the causes and consequences of industrial decline and local economic restructuring in the case of Denizli textile cluster. Book manifests that quota-free regulations of trade and relocation of production have been shaping a fierce global competition by which employment, supply and marketing relations change dramatically at the world scale and Turkish textile and garment industry has been losing its growth dynamics under the pressure of these competitive conditions. In this process of industrial decline, Denizli has locked to a passive exporter role. This passive exporter role disables cluster to adopt innovative product strategies and to shift production to other regions where cost cutting opportunities are provided. Industrialists decrease production costs through informal employment, decreasing wages and overtime work which exacerbate decent working conditions. However; although survey results point out locked industrial dynamics, Denizli still has the potential of regional development thanks to its entrepreneurial spirit and rising other local economic sectors.