Visualizing Sustainable Planning

  • Hans Hagen
  • Subhrajit Guhathakurta
  • Gerhard Steinebach

Part of the book series (XMEDIAPUBL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Planning

  3. Environmental Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 94-94
    2. Joseph A. Zehnder, Susanne Grossman-Clarke
      Pages 93-108
    3. Theo G. Schmitt, Martin Thomas
      Pages 109-125
    4. Martin Rumberg
      Pages 127-134
    5. Eduard Deines, Frank Michel, Martin Hering-Bertram, Jan Mohring, Hans Hagen
      Pages 147-156
  4. Case Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 158-158
    2. Subhrajit Guhathakurta, Yoshi Kobayashi, Mookesh Patel, Janet Holston, Tim Lant, John Crittenden et al.
      Pages 159-184
  5. PhD-Theses

About this book


The authors present the state of the art in the rapidly growing field of visualization as related to problems in urban and regional planning. The significance and timeliness of this volume consist in its reflection of several developments in literature and the challenges cities are facing. First, the unsustainability of many of our current paradigms of development has become evidently clear. We are entering an era in which communities across the globe are strengthening their connections to the global flows of capital, goods, ideas, technologies and values while facing at the same time serious dislocations in their traditional socioeconomic structures. While the impending scenarios of climate change impacts remind us about the integrated ecological system that we are part of, the current discussions about global recession in the media alert us and make us aware of the occasional perils of the globalized economic system. The globally dispersed, intricately integrated and hyper-complex socioeconomic-ecological system is difficult to analyze, comprehend and communicate without effective visualization tools. Given that planners are at the frontlines in the effort to prepare as well as build resilience in the impacted communities, appropriate visualization tools are indispensable for effective planning. Second, planners have largely been slow to incorporate the advances in visualization research emerging from other domains of inquiry. Findings of research in other disciplines, such as graphic design, geography and cartography also lead to the development of new forms of visualization and communication.


Climate Impacts Environmental Aspects Noise Modeling and Impact Town Planning Visualization information visualization modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Hagen
  • Subhrajit Guhathakurta
  • Gerhard Steinebach

There are no affiliations available

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-88202-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-88203-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1449
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