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1 INTRODUCTION Since people settle in cities, urban areas are always undergoing changes caused by redevelopment, refurbishment and new development. The diversification includes single buildings as well as whole districts. The changes of the urban pattern were growing in time and space over the last decades which means that the urban pattern is transformed… (More)
Maps have been major sources of information for a long time. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) use digital data, elevation models, satellite images, expert systems and related open source information for planning, detection, evaluation and decision making. Maps as well as GIS use spatial attributes of data in particular. Spatial Information derived is a… (More)
1 INTRODUCTION Public participations for formal planning processes have become a common method in Germany since the nineteen sixties for planning projects like motorways, harbours, airports etc..
1 SHORT ABSTRACT While the application of tracking technologies, like GPS, has been developed substantially in the social sciences and transportation sciences in the last decade, it has failed to make a significant impression in the scientific field of spatial planning. This paper explores the current and future possibilities and the limitations for the… (More)
1 ABSTRACT This paper presents the strategy for building performance evaluation according to principles of sustainability; based on interdisciplinary, life-cycle oriented planning process. The issue of sustainability is one of the crucial issues the building industry is dealing with today-buildings count to the one of the main consumers of energy and… (More)
The paper work investigates a flexible and integrated driver interface concept through the utilisation of wireless technology. The display of in-car sensor parameters and their control has been implemented using a bidirectional wireless system. The wireless system is based on the common Bluetooth standard, which permits a straightforward interface with… (More)
1 INTRODUCTION Urban public parks offer a great potential to raise the quality of life for urban citizens, while at the same time their creation and maintenance requires substantious amounts of money. Surveys have shown that citizens consider parks to be an important element for their well-being, even if used only occasionally. By offering opportunities for… (More)