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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • 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...

  • Squaresby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 112.00

    The question of spatial composition and user quality of sites arises in every urban design concept or intervention in urban public spaces. Squares is the first wide-ranging reference work in which the design and proportions of urban squaresare compared and studied. Seventy European public squares are presented systematically in as-built... more...

  • Stuttgart 21by Frank Brettschneider; Wolfgang Schuster

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.99

    ?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, an dem es im Stuttgarter... more...

  • Terrain Vagueby PATRICK BARRON; Manuela Mariani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    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...

  • Town Planning for Australiaby George Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    George Taylor's Town Planning for Australia was the first dedicated book on the subject of urban planning published in Australia. Journalistic and ideological in style, it sets out a robust vision for a specifically Australian approach to planning and development of towns in a young country.  Taylor was a controversial figure, a political activist... more...

  • Urban Design: Method and Techniquesby Rafael Cuesta; Christine Sarris; Paola Signoretta; J.C Moughtin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    This book deals with a wide range of techniques used in the urban design process. It then goes on to relate these techniques to a unique, comprehensive account of method. A method of urban design is developed which has sustainability and environmental protection at the centre of its philosophy. Previously, literature regarding the urban design method... more...

  • Urban Design for an Urban Centuryby Lance Jay Brown; David Dixon

    Wiley 2014; US$ 85.00

    This book offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design, from a historical overview and basic principles to practical design concepts and strategies. It discusses the demographic, environmental, economic, and social issues that influence the decision-making and implementation processes of urban design. The Second Edition has been fully revised... more...

  • Urban Intensitiesby Peter G. Rowe; Har Ye Kan

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 84.00

    This book combines the architectural and urban scales to demonstrate that urban intensity determines the success of housing. The authors provide a typology of housing according to the ways in which diversity and density are created. Comparisons with historical models and critical appraisals based on the authors' unique standing give information... more...

  • The Urban Sectionby Robert Mantho

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at two distinct spatial scales ? that of the individual street ? the Street Section ? and the complex of city streets ? the City Transect ? Urban Section identifies a range... more...

  • Urban Transformations and the Architecture of Additionsby Rodrigo Perez de Arce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Rodrigo Perez de Arce's essay Urban Transformations and Architectural Additions was published during the formative stages of Post Modernism, at the point where theory was becoming seriously established. Jencks' first essays formalising the term Post Modernism in architecture and the revised  Learning from Las Vegas  were published the previous year. ... more...