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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • renovatio urbisby Nicholas Temple

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 150.00

    Examining the urban and architectural developments in Rome during the Pontificate of Julius II (1503?13) this book focuses on the political, religious and artistic motives behind the changes. Each chapter focuses on a particular project, from the Palazzo dei Tribunali to the Stanza della Segnatura, and examines their topographical and symbolic contexts... more...

  • Rites of Wayby Mark Kingwell; Patrick Turmel

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    There are many ways to approach the subject of public space: the threats posed to it by surveillance and visual pollution; the joys it offers of stimulation and excitement, of anonymity and transformation; its importance to urban variety or democratic politics. But public space remains an evanescent and multidimensional concept that too often escapes... more...

  • The Spirit of Citiesby Daniel A. Bell; Avner de-Shalit

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom. The Spirit of Cities revives the classical idea that a city expresses its own distinctive ethos or values. In the ancient world, Athens was synonymous... more...

  • Die Produktion zentraler öffentlicher Räume in der Aufmerksamkeitsökonomieby Sabine Knierbein

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 69.99

    Seit 1980 erfahren öffentliche Räume einen manifesten ästhetischen Wandel. These ist, dass sich in diesem Gestaltwandel institutionelle Transformationen ausdrücken, die auf veränderte Rollen des Staates und der Märkte bei der Produktion zentraler öffentlicher Räume verweisen. Anhand von ?gestaltwirksamen Koalitionen? zwischen Out-of-Home Medienunternehmen... more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00

    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, fromland use planning to policy planning? What is the future of the urban planning profession? Here is a completely up-to-date guide to today's... more...

  • Against Architectureby Franco La Cecla

    PM Press 2012; US$ 10.99

    Franco La Cecla is a renowned anthropologist and architect. In 2005 he founded Architecture Social Impact Assessment (ASIA), an agency that evaluates the social impact of architectural and city planning projects. He is currently in production with Radiotelevisione Italiana on a series based on Against Architecture . more...

  • Waterfront Regenerationby Harry Smith; Maria Soledad Garcia Ferrari

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 95.00

    Waterfront regeneration and development represents a unique opportunity to spatially and visually alter cities worldwide. However, its multi-faceted nature entails city-building with all its complexity including the full range of organizations involved and how they interact. This book examines how more inclusive stakeholder involvement has been attempted... more...

  • Ecosystem Services Come To Townby Gary Grant

    Wiley 2012; US$ 88.00

    The need to find new approaches to the development of cities is becoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing population growth, demographic transition, climate change, fossil fuel peak and biodiversity losses. Restoring ecosystem services and promoting biodiversity is essential to sustainable development ? even in the built environment. ... more...

  • Eco-city Planningby Tai-Chee Wong; Belinda Yuen

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    Eco-city planning is a key element of urban land use planning in perspective and of ongoing debate of environmental urban sustainable development with a spatial and practical dimension. The conceptual basis of ecological planning is that we can no longer afford to be merely human-centred in approach. Instead, the interdependency of human and non-human... more...