Common Space


Author: Darren Sean Wershler-Henry,Mark Surman

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 5939

-- Your detailed roadmap to the emerging virtual landscape! -- Powerful new tools for drawing on the awesome power of the Web's collective mind. -- CommonSpace business opportunities: increasing market awareness, saving money, and building brands. e-Community is the Internet "killer app." Decision-makers and Web designers alike must come to terms with the rapidly growing online community and its "collective mind" in order to effectively communicate their messages or sell their products. CommonSpace: Beyond Virtual Community is the first book that offers a realistic roadmap to the emerging virtual landscape -- and practical ways to leverage it for competitive advantage. CommonSpace is the collective online mind that arises as millions of people worldwide make the Internet their home. This book offers new insight into the impact of CommonSpace on both human culture and business decision-making, and identifies new business strategies and opportunities that are only now emerging from it. Mark Surman and Darren Wershler-Henry show how to leverage CommonSpace to promote market awareness, drive new cost savings, and build your brand. They present seven key principles of CommonSpace, review powerful new CommonSpace applications, and offer a roadmap for businesses that want to understand where the Internet is headed next.

Common Space

The City as Commons


Author: Associate Professor Stavros Stavrides

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783603305

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 510

Space is both a product and a prerequisite of social relations, it has the potential to block and encourage certain forms of encounter. In Common Space, activist and architect Stavros Stavrides calls for us to conceive of space-as-commons – first, to think beyond the notions of public and private space, and then to understand common space not only as space that is governed by all and remains open to all, but that explicitly expresses, encourages and exemplifies new forms of social relations and of life in common. Through a fascinating, global examination of social housing, self-built urban settlements, street trade and art, occupied space, liberated space and graffiti, Stavrides carefully shows how spaces for commoning are created. Moreover, he explores the connections between processes of spatial transformation and the formation of politicised subjects to reveal the hidden emancipatory potential of contemporary, metropolitan life.

Planting Design Illustrated


Author: Gang Chen

Publisher: ArchiteG, Inc.

ISBN: 9781432703790

Category: Gardening

Page: 232

View: 4459

This is one of the most comprehensive books on Planting Design. It is a Book of the Year Winner for ForeWord Magazine. It fills in the blank in this field and introduces poetry, painting and symbolism into Planting Design. It covers in detail the two major systems in Planting Design: Formal Planting Design and Naturalistic Planting Design. It has numerous line drawings and photos to illustrate the Planting Design concepts and principles. Through in-depth discussions of historical precedents and practical case studies, it uncovers the fundamental design principles and concepts as well as underpinning philosophy for Planting Design. It is an indispensable reference book for Landscape Architecture students, designers, architects, urban planners and ordinary garden lovers. You may be interested in other books I wrote: LEED GA Exam Guide. It is available at: Click here to view LEED GA Exam Guide Architectural Practice Simplified. It is available at: Click here to view Architectural Practice Simplified LEED BD&C Exam Guide. It is available at: Click here to view LEED BD&C Exam Guide Planting Design Illustrated (2nd edition) . It is available at: Click here to view Planting Design Illustrated (2nd edition) LEED AP Exam Guide. It is available at: Click here to view LEED AP Exam Guide

Common Security in Outer Space and International Law


Author: Detlev Wolter

Publisher: United Nations Publications UNIDIR

ISBN: 9789290451778

Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 751

This publication explores the concept of common security and the legal foundations for its application in outer space law, based on the premise that outer space is an internationalised common area beyond the national jurisdiction of individual states, and therefore security in space must be the common security of all states. Chapters cover a range of issues including: the principle of the peaceful use of outer space, passive military uses, and multilateral negotiations to prevent an arms race in outer space; structural change of international law and the common heritage of mankind principle; and proposals for a multilateral agreement and the creation of an International Organisation for Common Security in Outer Space.



Author: Charles TAYLOR

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674026766

Category: Philosophy

Page: 874

View: 5477

Presents an analysis of secularism in the modern age.

The European Union and Russia

Report with Evidence :14th Report of Session 2007-08


Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. European Union Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780104012758

Category: Political Science

Page: 315

View: 3325

The relationship between the European Union and Russia has been going through a difficult phase with disputes over energy supplies, foreign policy issues, and tension between Russia and individual Member States. The change of presidency in Russia provides an opportunity to take stock and to consider whether this deterioration can and should be reversed. Russian politicians emphasise the importance of the relationship. This report discusses how the relationship might be developed in practice. The report examines Russia as a European country, its recent history, and the current economic situation in Russia. It then considers the institutional framework for Russia-EU relations, including the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement. The Committee believes closer co-operation should be fostered in several areas of common interest: economic, freedom, security and justice, research and education and culture. Energy is an important subject: there are concerns about whether Russia can supply sufficient gas and oil to meet its current and foreseeable domestic demand and international commitments. The security of energy supply to the EU is vital. The Russian view of international security issues is also very different from that of the West, and developments in the near neighbourhood of Russia are a very sensitive geopolitical area. Russian support for Serbia is contrasted with their co-operation on Iran. The two sides work together usefully on the Middle East, terrorism, non-proliferation, and other issues. The EU should continue and strengthen its efforts to reach common ground with the Russians on such international issues, but should also speak out if the Russian government falls short of the standards it has formally accepted in a number of international agreements.

Modern Social Imaginaries


Author: Charles Taylor

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822332930

Category: Philosophy

Page: 215

View: 3035

DIVAn accounting of the varying forms of social imaginary that have underpinned the rise of Western modernity./div

Object Thinking


Author: David West

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735637512

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 5656

In OBJECT THINKING, esteemed object technologist David West contends that the mindset makes the programmer—not the tools and techniques. Delving into the history, philosophy, and even politics of object-oriented programming, West reveals how the best programmers rely on analysis and conceptualization—on thinking—rather than formal process and methods. Both provocative and pragmatic, this book gives form to what’s primarily been an oral tradition among the field’s revolutionary thinkers—and it illustrates specific object-behavior practices that you can adopt for true object design and superior results. Gain an in-depth understanding of: Prerequisites and principles of object thinking. Object knowledge implicit in eXtreme Programming (XP) and Agile software development. Object conceptualization and modeling. Metaphors, vocabulary, and design for object development. Learn viable techniques for: Decomposing complex domains in terms of objects. Identifying object relationships, interactions, and constraints. Relating object behavior to internal structure and implementation design. Incorporating object thinking into XP and Agile practice.

The Burqa Affair Across Europe

Between Public and Private Space


Author: Dr Alessandro Ferrari,Dr Sabrina Pastorelli

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409470679

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 2975

In recent years, the wearing of the full-face veil or burqa/niqab has proved a controversial issue in many multi-cultural European societies. Focussing on the socio-legal and human rights angle, this volume provides a useful comparative perspective on how the issue has been dealt with across a range of European states as well as at European institutional level. In so doing, the work draws a theoretical framework for the place of religion between public and private space. With contributions from leading experts from law, sociology and politics, the book presents a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to one of the most contentious and symbolic issues of recent times.

Sovereignty and Jurisdiction in Airspace and Outer Space

Legal Criteria for Spatial Delimitation


Author: Gbenga Oduntan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136662901

Category: Law

Page: 408

View: 5240

"The issues surrounding sovereignty and jurisdiction are likely to become ever more pressing as globalisation, growing pressure on resources and the need for energy and national security become acute, and the resolution of special delimitation disputes seems likely to become a vital question in the 21st century. This book will focus primarily on the issues of sovereignty jurisdiction and control in airspace and outer space, but will also look at related issues pertaining to the Seas and Antarctica. As well as considering the matters in public international law the book will also explore aspects of private international law that are central to the understanding of sovereignty and jurisdiction over territories. The book goes on to consider the distinction between airspace and outer space and puts forward legal criteria which would allow for the resolution of the spatial delimitation dispute. These criteria would determine where in spatial terms the exclusive sovereignty of airspace ends and where outer space - the province of all mankind begins, and contribute to the jurisprudence of territorial sovereignty and jurisdiction"--

Seventh report of session 2009-10

documents considered by the Committee on 13 January 2010, including the following recommendation for debate : Financial management : Financial services : report, together with formal minutes


Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: European Scrutiny Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215543387


Page: 63

View: 2958

Seventh report of Session 2009-10 : Documents considered by the Committee on 13 January 2010, including the following recommendation for debate, financial management; financial services, report, together with formal Minutes

Das Heartbeat-Modell

Der Brückenschlag zwischen strategischem Marketing und Wissensmanagement


Author: Patrick Halek

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322824055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

View: 1679

Wie gelingt es Unternehmen, nachhaltig Wettbewerbsvorteile zu schaffen? Die Autoren stellen ein Portfolio an fundierten Instrumenten vor, die sie zum Heartbeat-Modell zusammenführen. Zahlreiche Beispiele und Abbildungen veranschaulichen das Vorgehen.

The Structure of the Ordinary

Form and Control in the Built Environment


Author: N. J. Habraken

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262581950

Category: Architecture

Page: 359

View: 9278

The influential Dutch architect's long-awaited manifesto on the everyday environment as the first and best ground for establishing the significance and coherence of architecture. According to N. J. Habraken, intimate and unceasing interaction between people and the forms they inhabit uniquely defines built environment. The Structure of the Ordinary, the culmination of decades of environmental observation and design research, is a recognition and analysis of everyday environment as the wellspring of urban design and formal architecture. The author's central argument is that built environment is universally organized by the Orders of Form, Place, and Understanding. These three fundamental, interwoven principles correspond roughly to physical, biological, and social domains. Historically, "ordinary" environment was the background against which architects built the "extraordinary." Drawing upon extensive examples from archaeological and contemporary sites worldwide, the author illustrates profound recent shifts in the structure of everyday environment. One effect of these transformations, Habraken argues, has been the loss of implicit common understanding that previously enabled architects to formally enhance and innovate while still maintaining environmental coherence. Consequently, architects must now undertake a study of the ordinary as the fertile common ground in which form- and place-making are rooted. In focusing on built environment as an autonomous entity distinct from the societies and natural environments that jointly create it, this book lays the foundation for a new dialogue on methodology and pedagogy, in support of a more informed approach to professional intervention.

The Quantitative Analysis of Social Representations


Author: Alain Clemence,Willem Doise,Fabio Lorenzi-Cioldi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135339570

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 5137

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Global security

Russia, second report of session 2007-08, report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence


Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Foreign Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215037411

Category: Political Science

Page: 309

View: 3121

This report, from the Foreign Affairs Committee, examines the issue of global security in respect of Russia. It sets out 40 conclusions and recommendations covering the following areas: democracy and human rights; the bilateral UK-Russia relationship; energy security; EU-Russia relations; European security issues; international security issues. Specific recommendations from the Committee include: that the UK should continue to press its concerns about democratic and human rights standards with the Russian authorities; that the Government should continue to offer assistance to Russia in the preparation of extradition requests to the UK and in the development of the country's judicial system; further that the Government invites its Russian counterpart to renegotiate extradition arrangements between Russia and the UK; the Committee also recommends that the Government make the development of a united and coherent EU Russia policy an explicit goal of its work in the EU in 2008; also that the Government work to bring closer together the Western and Russian assessments of the Iranian nuclear threat.

Spatial Ecologies

Urban Sites, State and World-space in French Cultural Theory


Author: Verena Andermatt Conley

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846317541

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

View: 5449

Spatial Ecologies asks why French cultural and critical theory since 1968 has turned from investigating questions of time to examining space. Verena Conley ranges over the work of Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, Jean Baudrillard, Marc Auge, Paul Virilio, Bruno Latour, and Etienne Balibar to analyze how they reconsidered the experience of space in the midst of political and economic turmoil and to find out what writing about space can tell us about life in late capitalism. Conley links this question to Heidegger's concept of habitality and shows how this concept of space informs much of French theory.

Tokyo Vernacular

Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects


Author: Jordan Sand

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520956982

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 2755

Preserved buildings and historic districts, museums and reconstructions have become an important part of the landscape of cities around the world. Beginning in the 1970s, Tokyo participated in this trend. However, repeated destruction and rapid redevelopment left the city with little building stock of recognized historical value. Late twentieth-century Tokyo thus presents an illuminating case of the emergence of a new sense of history in the city’s physical environment, since it required both a shift in perceptions of value and a search for history in the margins and interstices of a rapidly modernizing cityscape. Scholarship to date has tended to view historicism in the postindustrial context as either a genuine response to loss, or as a cynical commodification of the past. The historical process of Tokyo’s historicization suggests other interpretations. Moving from the politics of the public square to the invention of neighborhood community, to oddities found and appropriated in the streets, to the consecration of everyday scenes and artifacts as heritage in museums, Tokyo Vernacular traces the rediscovery of the past—sometimes in unlikely forms—in a city with few traditional landmarks. Tokyo's rediscovered past was mobilized as part of a new politics of the everyday after the failure of mass politics in the 1960s. Rather than conceiving the city as national center and claiming public space as national citizens, the post-1960s generation came to value the local places and things that embodied the vernacular language of the city, and to seek what could be claimed as common property outside the spaces of corporate capitalism and the state.