Urban design and U Guide - Resources and Review

Directory of skyscrapers searchable by geographical location, architect, year, type of building, address, and status (built, construction, proposed, vision, cancelled or destroyed). In addition to these search parameters, results returned comprise a scaled diagram of each structure, roof and pinnacle heights, and number of floors.
Photographic collection depicting modern ruins located throughout the world. Ellis Island, Airplane Graveyard, Rockaways' Playland, and Roosevelt Stadium are among the featured sites.
Searchable image database of cities and buildings from over 50 countries. Photographs can be accessed by entering a range of parameters including title, site, date of construction, materials, or style. Additional databases can be selected such as the Eric A Hegg Photograph Collection, William E Meed Collection, and the James Patrick Lee Collection.
Monthly publication by the Federation of Master Builders, which represents all medium and small sized building companies in the UK. Topics covered include brown field development, the art of period renovation and designing to minimise storm damage.
Searchable collection of information on technologies and practices designed to improve the energy efficiency of commercial and residential buildings. Methods relate to building structure, finishes and furnishings, heating and cooling, plumbing and waterheating, lighting, load management, electricity production, ventilation and air quality, site services, and motors and equipment. Discusses the benefits, limitations, application, experience, and cost for each technology.
United Kingdom Boundary Outline and Reference Database for Education and Research Study. This service is dedicated to providing digital boundary datasets of the UK (including 1971, 1981, 1991 Census; administrative; electoral; historic and environmental boundaries) which can be downloaded to a PC for analysis in Geographical Information Systems. A subscription is required.
Set of briefing papers and details of publications from an ESRC Global Environmental Change Programme research project. This research reconnects urban policy to infrastructure management by highlighting how the adoption of supply
led or more demand-responsive modes of infrastructure provision critically shapes the intensity, and so the relative environmental impact, of networked services in contemporary cities.
Information resource covering all aspects of urban design including city profiles, case studies, design guides, original essays, events, organisations and other links Also home pages for Urban Design Group and Urban Design Alliance (UDAL).
Detailed information for environmentally conscious architects, engineers, and builders. Discusses possible benefits of the 'green building' in relation to the impact that design, construction, and maintenance procedures have had upon the environment. Offers access to full text publications on topics such as building principles and programs, rating systems, affordable housing, and codes and ordinances.
Charity devoted to enhancing the quality of life in Britain's cities, towns and villages. Includes details of trust activities, which include regeneration projects, heritage open days and the Civic Trust Awards scheme.
Documents the architectural style of New York, considering the design, technology, creation, and functionality of skyscrapers. Provides access to an exhibition archive, a collection of historical documents and collaborative projects, a timeline showing construction dates of the world's tallest buildings, and information for visitors.
An experimental town in the high desert of Arizona. When complete, Arcosanti will house 7000 people, demonstrating ways to improve urban conditions and lessen the impact on the earth.
A directory of Internet resources relevant to planning, architecture, urbanism and other topics related to the built environment. Cyburbia also contains information about architecture and planning related mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups, and hosts several interactive message areas.
Set of links to selected, evaluated and annotated Internet resources relevant to social geography.
Institution researching and publishing information about the built environment. Offers guidance on how to choose a building services engineer, and information about services such as heating, ventilating, air
conditioning, lighting, security, fire protection, lifts, information technology highways (within buildings), and sanitation.
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