Engineering geology for tomorrow's cities / edited by M.G. Culshaw [and others].

International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment. International Congress (10th : 2006 : Nottingham, England) [Browse]
London : Geological Society, 2009.
1 online resource (315 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color)


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Summing up knowledge and understanding of engineering geology as is applies to the urban environment at the start of the 21st century, this volume demonstrates that: working standards are becoming internationalised; risk assessment is driving decision-making; geo-environmental change is becoming better understood; greater use of underground space is being made; and IT advances are improving subsurface visualization.
Consists of papers from the 10th International IAEG Congress in Nottingham in September 2006.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • [I]. Introduction: The engineering geology of the Nottingham area, UK / F.G. Bell, M.G. Culshaw, A. Forster and C.P. Nathanail.
  • [II]. Geology of megacities and urban areas: Earth science for the city / Eduardo de Mulder and Joy Jacqueline Pereira
  • Geology of megacities and urban areas / B.R. Marker.
  • [III]. Legacy of the past and future climate change: Regional modelling of geohazard change / J.G. Rees, A.D. Gibson, M. Harrison, A. Hughes and J.C. Walsby
  • Climate change : implications for engineering geology practice / J. Nathanail and V. Banks.
  • [IV]. Urban landslides: On the impact of urban landslides / D.N. Petley.
  • [V]. Planning and geohazards: Disasters are not natural: risk management, a tool for development / S. Mora
  • Planning and geohazards / A.D. Gibson and R. Chowdhury.
  • [VI]. Urban site investigation: Urban site investigation / C.R.I. Clayton
  • Developments in urban site investigation / J.A. Green and J. Hellings.
  • [VII]. Dereliction, pollution and contaminated land: The role of engineering geology in risk-based land contamination management for tomorrow's cities / C.P. Nathanail
  • The management of derelict, polluted and contaminated land / D.I. Scott and A.W. Hatheway.
  • [VIII]. Environmental urban geotechnics: Environmental urban geotechnics / I. Jefferson and P. Braithwaite.
  • [IX]. Substructures and underground space: Substructures, underground space and sustainable urban environments / C.D.F. Rogers
  • Substructures and underground space / D. Hunt and D. Chapman.
  • [X]. Geodata and urban environment: Advances in the use of geodata for the urban environment / R. Hack
  • Geodata for the urban environment / H.J. Reeves and T.R. West.
  • [XI]. Infrastructure for the city and its region: Geotechnical aspects of underground railway construction in the urban environment: the examples of Rome and Naples / G.M.B. Viggiani and L. de Sanctis
  • Challenges for regional infrastructure: acceptable risk, prioritization of repair and vulnerability reduction / L. Sharpe and D. Allenby.
  • [XII]. Resources for the city: Resources for the city: sustainable use of bedrock resources for concrete production with examples from Sweden / B. Schouenborg, L. Tang and U. Åkesson
  • Resources for the city / J. C. Cripps.
  • [XIII]. The future of engineering geology: The core attributes of engineering geology: a US perspective / R.E. Tepel
  • Engineering geology core values: a UK perspective / J.S. Griffiths
  • A perspective on the future of engineering geology in the world, Asia and Japan / D. Inoue and H. Oshima
  • Core values, competences and issues in engineering geology: a European perspective / H. Bock
  • The future of engineering geology / F.J. Baynes, J.S. Griffiths and M.S. Rosenbaum.
  • 9781523122028 ((electronic bk.))
  • 1523122021 ((electronic bk.))
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