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The economic dimensions of developing islamic religious heritage sites in the arab world - an application to Egypt

Abdelwahed, Abeer (2020)

The rich and diverse Islamic religious heritage sites of the Arab world constitute a tremendous asset for economic and human development in the region. Archaeological, natural, and historic Islamic sites as well as archaeological monuments, historic objects and traditions are recognized and given the status of heritage. These Islamic sites play a significant role in building Arab-Islamic nation...

The LED Paradox: How Light Pollution Challenges Experts to Reconsider Sustainable Lighting

Schulte-Römer, Nona ; Meier, Josiane ; Söding, Max ; Dannemann, Etta (2019-11-04)

In the 21st century, the notion of “sustainable lighting” is closely associated with LED technology. In the past ten years, municipalities and private light users worldwide have installed light-emitting diodes in urban spaces and public streets to save energy. Yet an increasing body of interdisciplinary research suggests that supposedly sustainable LED installations are in fact unsustainable, b...

Lighting Professionals versus Light Pollution Experts? Investigating Views on an Emerging Environmental Concern

Schulte-Römer, Nona ; Meier, Josiane ; Dannemann, Etta ; Söding, Max (2019-03-21)

Concerns about the potential negative effects of artificial light at night on humans, flora and fauna, were originally raised by astronomers and environmentalists. Yet, we observe a growing interest in what is called light pollution among the general public and in the lighting field. Although lighting professionals are often critical of calling light ‘pollution’, they increasingly acknowledge t...

Designating Dark Sky Areas: Actors and Interests

Meier, Josiane (2014)

The brighter prospect provided by the authors lies, firstly, in debunking simplistic assumptions about the universally positive value of artificial lighting. It presents one of the first state-of-the-art overviews of current debates on lighting among the humanities and social sciences, covering the fields of history, literature, economics, law, political science, geography and planning studies....

Contentious Light: An Analytical Framework for Lighting Conflicts

Meier, Josiane Maria (2019)

This paper takes into view the broad range of contemporary conflicts regarding outdoor lighting. It proposes a working-definition that allows for differentiating lighting conflicts from other forms of lighting-related contention, as well as an analytical framework that allows for the structured description of individual lighting conflicts, and the comparative analysis of multiple cases. The ana...

Temporal Profiles of Urban Lighting: Proposal for a research design and first results from three sites in Berlin

Meier, Josiane Maria (2018)

This paper presents and experimentally applies a research design for studying the temporal dimension of outdoor artificial illumination in complex lightscapes such as those of urban centres. It contributes to filling the gap between analyses of high-resolution aerial imagery, which provide detailed but static information on the spatial composition of lightscapes, and existing methods for studyi...

By Night. An investigation into practices, policies and perspectives on artificial outdoor lighting

Meier, Josiane (2019)

This dissertation contributes to an emerging, interdisciplinary body of research that aims to better understand how and why artificial outdoor lighting is used, and what impact the individual and cumulative unintended effects of artificial lighting, generally subsumed under the term light pollution, have. By providing classifications and developing methods of comparative inquiry, it contributes...

Auswirkungen von Shopping-Centern auf die Innenstadt in Mittelstädten mit 50.000 bis 100.000 Einwohnern

Roth, Marianne (2018)

Die vorliegende Arbeit befasst sich mit den Auswirkungen von Shopping-Centern auf Innenstädte, wobei der Fokus auf kleineren Mittelstädten mit 50.000 bis 100.000 Einwohnern liegt. Durch eine systematische Analyse von Städten, welche über mindestens ein Shopping-Center verfügen, werden kurz-, mittel- und langfristige Auswirkungen der Eröffnung auf die Gesamtentwicklung des jeweiligen Standortes ...

Die Natur als Vorbild und Partner

Steup, Lara (2018)

Der menschliche Umgang mit den natürlichen Ressourcen der Erde hat dramatische ökologische (und soziale) Folgen: Hierzu gehören der Klimawandel, der degradierte Zustand unserer Ökosysteme sowie der damit einhergehende hohe Verlust der Biodiversität. Trotz aller Bemühungen um eine nachhaltige Entwicklung konnte in diesen Bereichen bisher keine Trendwende erzielt werden. Der Wissenschaftliche Bei...

Farming in and on urban buildings: present practice and specific novelties of Zero-Acreage Farming (ZFarming)

Thomaier, Susanne ; Specht, Kathrin ; Henckel, Dietrich ; Dierich, Axel ; Siebert, Rosemarie ; Freisinger, Ulf B. ; Sawicka, Magdalena (2014)

Considering global trends such as climate change and resource scarcity, a major challenge of future cities will be to reduce urban footprints. Moreover, cities have to become or remain livable for their inhabitants and offer social and economic opportunities. Thus, reconnecting food production and cities offers promising potential. The diffusion of urban farming reflects a rising awareness of h...