Introduction A literature review is research in the area topic which is gathered by studies that already has been done in the subject area. It allows the understanding of what sustainable rehabilitation is about and further to gain more knowledge on sustainable rehabilitation in de-industrialised cities or towns and to identify how it could possibly be improved. Additionally it is also there to help recognise and distinguish any areas of the chosen subject, which has not been acknowledged. This...
Introduction This document will endeavor to allow expatriates gain a crucial insight to Beijing, China, before pre-departure. Information disclosed will address vital information for the Australian general manager and their family when residing and working in Beijing, China.Quick Facts of People's Republic of ChinaLanguage:The official language if the PRC is the dialect spoken in Beijing, It is usually refered to in the west as 'Mandarin' but Chinese call it Putonghua - common speech....
Since January 1991, the situations in the frontier regions of my country were getting worse. The Armenians, who were living in Azerbaijan, were being deported back to Armenia and at the same time, we were receiving thousands of refugees from Armenia and the frontier regions. Those refugees were ethnically Azerbaijanis, and because of past events of skirmish in Azerbaijan about the ethnically Armenians, they been forced to get out of Armenia. When I was young, I had a dream of beautiful future...
Narrative In the West, Twentieth Century urban planning policies and rapid urbanisation; characterised by single use zoning; low density land use and car dependent communities; have often separated people from traditional community interaction. For many this individualistic existence can be perceived as dystopia. What if people were given the opportunity to respond to such dystopia assisted by the further development of cooperative community model that facilitated sustainable living and...
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) is a Swiss-French architect; he is considered by many a pioneer of modern architecture. Le Corbusier's ambition is evident as he was an individual of many talents including painting, writing, and design. Le Corbusier's attitude towards the home, the objects of the home and the way in which this was expressed in his art and architecture will be discussed. By assessing the 'Five points in Architecture' used by Le Corbusier as a structural basis for much of his...
ABSTRACT      Tsunamis are new threat to lives, property, infrastructure located on the coastal are of the world's oceans. 2004 Tsunami deeply impacted the coast of Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India. Aceh province in Indonesia is heavily affected coastal area due to Tsunami. Tsunami waves permanently devastated the shore by 1.5Kilometres inland and over 65 square Kilometres of land between Lhoknga Beach to Banda Aceh, which excludes some farmlands and the lowland...
History and Theory Essay: Architecture and Memory: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of EuropeFirst Page Quote"Abstract, open and inclusive memorial forms appear most often in instances where nations attempt to memorialise their own crimes. They seem to be capable of allowing both the perpetrating nation and its victims to express their histories in a single integrated monument, and thus to encapsulate a new unified post-conflict identity" (Elizabeth Strakosch)IntroductionThroughout...
Introduction Chapter 2 will provide a review of the development process of Environmental Impact Assessment Programs (EIAP) for buildings for different countries and different regions of the world as a reflection on the continuing evolution of building environmental assessment tools. This chapter includes two sections: the first section will present the initial structure and types for EIAP and will also compare some programs on their categories and weighting systems to anticipate the directions...
        This is a summary and description of the new assault and battle rifle variants of the FN SCAR rifle. These variants are the SCAR-L and the SCAR-H rifles. The abbreviation FN SCAR stands for Fabrique Nationale de Herstal SOF Combat Assault Rifle and is a modular rifle. A modular rifle is a rifle with the ability to add several attachments onto the rifle, usually on Picatinny rails which is the standard attachment rail for most firearms. This rifle...
The hydrological cycle is generally defined as the circulation of water from the ocean and land surfaces into the atmosphere and back again, creating an unlimited resource in global terms (Jones 1997). It is the largest circulation of matter in the atmosphere of the Earth and the ultimate recycling process. The system washes away waste products through rainfall and runoff and purifies by evaporation (ibid). The driving force of this process is the energy received by the sun. The ...