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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

  • Access for Allby Wolfgang Christ

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 62.95

    Access and accessibility are central themes in architecture and urbanism. Moreover, access is a key concept in many other areas such as knowledge and education, healthcare etc. This book deals with this world of access in architecture, city planning, and neighboring fields. more...

  • Against Architectureby Franco La Cecla

    PM Press 2012; US$ 10.99

    With insight into the human side of architecture, this critical assessment displays the shortcomings of modern urban planning as an acclaimed architect issues a passionate charge against the celebrities of the current architectural world: the archistars.? He argues that architecture has lost its way and its true function, as the archistars mold cityscapes... more...

  • Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstructionby John Pendlebury; Erdem Erten; Larkham J Peter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work that questions the orthodoxies of twentieth century design history. This book provides a key critical statement on mid-twentieth century urban design and city... more...

  • The Anatomy of the Villageby Thomas Sharp

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Architecture and Authority in Japanby William H. Coaldrake

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Becoming an Urban Plannerby Michael Bayer; Nancy Frank; Jason Valerius

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00 US$ 31.50

    Becoming an Urban Planner answers these key questions: What do urban planners do? What are the educational requirements? How do I enter the field? How do I choose between the different types of planning, from land use planning to policy planning? What is the future of the urban planning profession? Here is a completely up-to-date guide... more...

  • Bewertung und Steigerung der Energieeffizienz kommunaler Bestandsgebäudeby Antje Junghans; Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. C. J. Diederichs

    Gabler Verlag 2009; US$ 54.99

    Maßnahmen zur Energieeinsparung und zur CO2-Reduzierung sind sowohl angesichts der knappen Kassen öffentlicher Haushalte als auch zur Sicherung der künftigen Energieversorgung bedeutende globale Aufgabenstellungen. Antje Junghans entwickelt ein ganzheitliches Prozessmodell der?Facility Efficiency Evaluation (FEE)?, das eine einfache und schnelle energetische... more...

  • Building to Suit the Climateby Petra Liedl; Gerhard Hausladen; Michael Saldanha

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 33.64

    In future, buildings that make sense from a bioclimatic perspective will not be the exception; planners will simply be expected to design them. With its wealth of facts, this book serves as a concrete aid to planning and design. With the planning process as its roadmap, it accompanies the planner from the basic evaluation stage through... more...

  • Capital of Europe, The: Architecture and Urban Planning for the European Unionby Carola Hein

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 153.00

    What makes up a capital city? In this first comprehensive look at the architectural and urban visions for a European capital, Hein examines how these visions compare to the reality of the three headquarter cities for the European Union: Strasbourg, Luxembourg, and Brussels. Tracing the history of the EU and its creation of the new political entity... more...

  • The Challenge of Genadendalby H. Du Preez; R. Van Oers; J. Roos

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 73.00

    During our term in office as President of the Republic of South Africa, we decided to rename the presidential official residence in Cape Town from Westbrooke to Genadendal which means Valley of Grace. We also visited this historic little town on 10 October 1995. The renaming of the official residence was in honor of the oldest mission settlement in... more...