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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 54.95
Illustrated by a wide range of case studies from planning contexts, this book examines culture as a socio-historically situated concept, introducing a line of scholarship, both established and recent, to show what 'culture' does and why. It addresses the materialisation of abstract concepts, performance and embodiment, and social categorisation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 71.95
In a clear and rewarding style, Albrechts and Mandelbaum consider the challenges that the new paradigm of the Network Society creates for Urban and Regional Planning. Chapters grouped into five themes discuss theoretical and practical perspectives on the contemporary organization of social, economic, cultural, political and physical spaces. These... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 51.95
The New Towns Programme of 1946 to 1970 was one of the most substantial periods of urban development in Britain. The New Towns have often been described as a social experiment; so what has this experiment proved? This book covers the story of how these towns came to be built, how they aged, and the challenges and opportunities they now face as they... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 134.95
Evaluation is a critical stage in urban and regional planning and development, with the consideration of alternative proposals essential for informed debate and decision. The craft of pre-development evaluation has long been influenced by Nathaniel Lichfield, and in his honour, this book brings together prominent researchers and practitioners to discuss... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95
Postmodern social theory has provided significant insights into our understanding of society and its components. Key thinkers including Foucault, Baudrillard and Lyotard have challenged existing ideas about power and rationality in society. This book analyses planning from a postmodern perspective and explores alternative conceptions based on a combination... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95
By bringing together and comparing the experiences of green belt reform across the whole developed world, this book adds to the understanding of how a green belt can be affected and what alternatives exist to it. A team of leading researchers and practitioners assess the usefulness of green belts and their alternatives as tools for planners in this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 180.00
Urban Process and Power has two chief aims. Firstly, it analyses and explains a century of the production and reproduction of the urban environment in which most of us live. Secondly, the book focuses on recent changes in the control of these processes and the ideology that has brought these changes about. Immense disparities exist between the "best"... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95
The problems created by metropolitanization have become increasingly apparent. Attempts to limit growth, disperse populations and plan neighbourhoods have been largely unsuccessful. Strategies are needed to improve the world's major cities in the twenty-first century. Tom Angotti is fundamentally optimistic about the future of the metropolis, but... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 69.99
Expresses unease about the direction taken by the analysis and criticism of planning experiences, both in the field of economics and in urban and regional planning. This book aims to identify the essential guidelines of a re-launch of planning processes and techniques, configuring a kind of neo-discipline. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 47.99
Right in the heart of Graz, the second largest city in Austria, an entire city district had simply fallen into oblivion. Now, the industrial park of the former Reininghaus Brewery has been rediscovered. The new owners have taken up the search for answers: How, in future, do we wish to work and live? In his foreword, Clifford Pearson deputy editor of... more...