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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Ideal Cityby Helen Rosenau

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The concept of the 'ideal city' is, perhaps, more important today - when planners and architects are so firmly confined by considerations of our immediate environment - than ever before. Yet it is a concept which has profoundly influenced the western world throughout history, both as a regulative model and as an inspiration. Rosenau traces the progress... 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...