Tenets drawn from the social learning theory, semiotics and the schema theory formed the conceptual framework that was used to elucidate gender spaces in Maragoli children’s play poetry in this book. This underpins how the poems are loaded with meanings that are decoded. The analytical research design was used to interpret the poems while the hermeneutic method was used to analyze the poems used in the book. The book underscores the children’s portrayal of spaces assigned to each gender and the common spaces for both masculine and feminine genders in the play poems. The feminine gender spaces are mainly domestic and the public spaces assigned to females are scripted thereby curtailing the feminine gender’s perspectives about issues. On the contrary, the masculine gender spaces are public thus opening males to outer horizons. Some play poems show that formal education has enabled both genders to go to school which is a public space and so share poems, including those that were hitherto, reserved for one gender only. The book emphasizes children’s gendered bodies and the subversion of their cultural norms. The style and language in the play poems demonstrate gender spaces.
This report assessed supply conditions and parking demand in Downtown Tel- Aviv, based on surveys undertaken at different times of day. Using the data, statistics describing the use of the parking spaces are developed. The analysis of data focused on the evaluation of indicators such as parking accumulation profiles, average parking duration and turnover rates of parking. The report also evaluated the fraction of vehicles owners who do not use car during the daytime and the proportion of parking spaces, which is occupied by “Sleeping cars”. The data of the night survey allowed to estimate the distances between the parking place and the owner's residence and to identify the fraction of vehicles registered outside of Tel Aviv.
Cruising for parking represents a loss of efficiency to the private car. It generates a waste of time and fuel, worsens congestion and increases pollutant emissions. In this book, we propose a system of in-advance paid online curb parking space reservations to reduce cruising. The main objective is to improve urban mobility within the new paradigm of parking planning and management. This system was designed with policy concerns of equity, sustainability and public acceptability. User response to the possibility of reserving spaces was assessed and was considered positive. Cruising for parking relevance was assessed in two case-studies in Lisbon. A model was built with the data collected and a stochastic queuing discrete-event microsimulator was developed and validated to compare scenarios of no reservations versus variable allocation of spaces for reservations. Simulation results illustrate a statistically significant reduction of total travel time, up to 3%, with the existence of reservations. This work includes the Java source code for the simulation and detailed cruising measurement results.
Interior design is curently one of the most innovative disciplines of architecture. Contemporary architects are aware that there is a need for multi-functional spaces and the same time highly defined spaces that are pleasant and calm and make their inhabitants feel comfortable. The search for bold and completely original forms that are adapted to the lifestyle of their inhabitants is often a factor that leads to experimentation and creativity with forms and materials.
This monograph is useful to research scholars who specialize in general topology . Recent results are included . The coverage includes almost regular spaces , almost completely regular spaces , semi compact spaces , lightly normal spaces , mildly normal spaces , semi homeomorphism , lower separation axioms , pairwise separation axioms , properties of TD spaces , nearly compact spaces and anti semi compact spaces .
The main objective to the study of theory of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) is to insure or find out properties of solutions of PDE that are not directly attainable by direct analytical means. Certain function spaces have certain known properties for which solutions of PDEs can be classified. As a result, this work critically looked into some function spaces and their properties. We consider extensively, Lp-spaces, distribution theory and sobolev spaces. The emphasis is made on sobolev spaces, which permit a modern approach to the study of differential equations. Looking at the linear elliptic partial differential equations considered in this work, we see that the key is Lax-Milgram theorem and the full understanding of Sobolev spaces and its properties. We are able to remove the rigor associated with second order partial differential equations and present it in the form that we can easily handle through the function spaces discussed. The book is based on variational formulation of some Boundary Value Problems (PDEs) using some known theorem (Lax-Milgram Theorem) to ascertain the existence and uniqueness of weak solution to such linear Elliptic PDEs.