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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • 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$ 99.95

    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

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 159.00

    Eco-city Planning emphasizes environmental planning policies that save energy, take anti-pollution measures, and reduce the need for driving. The text focuses on the construction of green buildings, safeguarding of nature and natural habitats in urban areas, and more. more...

  • Systemic Architectureby Marco Poletto; Claudia Pasquero

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    This is a manual investigating the subject of urban ecology and systemic development from the perspective of architectural design. It sets out to explore two main goals: to discuss the contemporary relevance of a systemic practice to architectural design, and to share a toolbox of informational design protocols developed to describe the city as a... more...

  • To Scaleby Eric Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 58.95

    How big is Moscow?s Red Square in comparison to Tiananmen Square? Why are there fewer public squares in Japan than in Italy? What lessons might be found in the plan of Savannah, Georgia?s historic district?  To Scale is a collection of plans of urban spaces drawn at the same scale to help answer these questions by providing a single and accurate... more...

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

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 42.00

    Climate-conscious design throughout the world more...

  • Responsive Environmentsby Sue McGlynn; Graham Smith; Alan Alcock; Paul Murrain; Ian Bentley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95

    Clearly demonstrates the specific characteristics that make for comprehensible, friendly and controllable places; 'Responsive Environments' - as opposed to the alienating environments often imposed today. By means of sketches and diagrams, it shows how they may be designed in to places or buildings. This is a practical book about architecture and... more...

  • Modernism and the Spirit of the Cityby Iain Boyd Whyte

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    Modernism and the Spirit of the City offers a new reading of the architectural modernism that emerged and flourished in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. Rejecting the fashionable postmodernist arguments of the 1980s and '90s which damned modernist architecture as banal and monotonous, this collection of essays by eminent scholars... more...