Engineering » Civil Engineering

Methods and Techniques in Urban Engineering

Edited by Armando Carlos de Pina Filho and Aloisio Carlos de Pina, ISBN 978-953-307-096-4, 270 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published May 01, 2010 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
Edited Volume

A series of urban problems such as dwelling deficit, infrastructure problems, inefficient services, environmental pollution, etc. can be observed in many countries. Urban Engineering searches solutions for these problems using a conjoined system of planning, management and technology. A great deal of research is devoted to application of instruments, methodologies and tools for monitoring and acquisition of data, based on the factual experience and computational modeling. The objective of the book was to present works related to urban automation, geographic information systems (GIS), analysis, monitoring and management of urban noise, floods and transports, information technology applied to the cities, tools for urban simulation, social monitoring and control of urban policies, sustainability, etc., demonstrating methods and techniques applied in Urban Engineering. Considering all the interesting information presented, the book can offer some aid in creating new research, as well as incite the interest of people for this area of study, since Urban Engineering is fundamental for city development.