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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • De Urban Decision Room/The Urban Decision Roomby P.P. van Loon; E. Heurkens; S. Bronkhorst

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 84.00

    First of all, this book is intended to give the reader a simple introduction to the Urban Decision Room (UDR) system in definitions and diagrams. Second, it demonstrates the model-based construction of the system in terms of urban planning. Third, it focu more...

  • Stuttgart 21by Frank Brettschneider; Wolfgang Schuster

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.95

    „Stuttgart 21“ war in den letzten Jahren eines der umstrittensten Infrastrukturprojekte in Deutschland. Es ist zugleich ein Projekt zwischen Protest und Akzeptanz. Im August 2010 entfaltet der Protest mit dem Abriss des Nordflügels des Stuttgarter Bahnhofs seine Dynamik. Die Medienaufmerksamkeit war groß. Es folgte der 30.9.2010,... more...

  • Lusaka: The New Capital of Northern Rhodesiaby Robert Home

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    This short account of the planning of Lusaka as the new capital of Northern Rhodesia, written for its official opening in 1935 as part of jubilee celebrations for King George V, was printed in a limited edition specifically for that event, and is now very scarce and difficult to obtain, but deserves to be made more widely available for scholars of... more...

  • The Anatomy of the Villageby Thomas Sharp

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    Thomas Sharp was a key figure in mid-C20 British planning whose renown stems from two periods in his career. First, he came to attention as a polemical writer in the 1930s on planning issues, including as a virulent opponent of garden cities. His prose tempered over time and this phase perhaps culminated in Town Planning, first published in 1940... more...

  • The Plan for Milton Keynesby Milton Keynes Development Corporation

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    The UK's largest new town, Milton Keynes, is the product of a Transatlantic planning culture and a plan for a relatively low-density motorised city generously endowed with roads, parklands, and the infrastructure of cabling for communications technology. At its heart was the charismatic and influential Richard (Lord) Llewelyn-Davies. A Labour Peer... more...

  • Terrain Vagueby PATRICK BARRON; Manuela Mariani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    As planners and designers have turned their attentions to the blighted, vacant areas of the city, the concept of "terrain vague," has become increasingly important. Terrain Vague seeks to explore the ambiguous spaces of the city -- the places that exist outside the cultural, social, and economic circuits of urban life. From vacant lots and railroad... more...

  • Ghent Planning Congress 1913by William Whyte

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    The Ghent congress on town planning was the first genuinely international conference to address all aspects of civic life and design. Attended by representatives of 22 governments and 150 cities, as well as by hundreds of architects, planners, politicians, and scientists, it marked the culmination of a series of events which helped to form the world... more...

  • Street Art, Public Cityby Alison Young

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called a new art movement, its practitioners engage... more...

  • The Skycourt and Skygardenby Jason Pomeroy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    Population increases, advances in technology and the continued trend towards inner-city migration have transformed the traditional city of spaces into the modern city of objects. This has necessitated alternative spatial and technological solutions to replenish those environments that were once so intrinsic to society?s day-to-day interactions and... more...

  • Re-imaging the Cityby Somaiyeh Falahat

    Springer 2013; US$ 89.99

    Somaiyeh Falahat investigates the spatial and morphological logic of pre-modern Middle Eastern and North African cities, so-called ?Islamic cities?. She bases her argument on the fact that the city and consequently its form and structure, similar to other human products, have deep roots in the thought-structure of the people. Thus, to know such places... more...