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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • Urban Open Spacesby Helen Woolley

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 100.00

    There is enormous interest in urban design and the regeneration of our urban areas, but current thinking often concentrates on the built form, forgetting the important role that open spaces play. Urban Open Spaces brings together extensive research and practical experience to prove the opportunities and benefits of different types of open space to... more...

  • Emerging Concepts in Urban Space Designby Professor Geoffrey Broadbent; Geoffrey Broadbent

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 98.95

    This important work, now available in paperback, from Professor Geoffrey Broadbent, provides a clear analysis of the nature of many of today's design problems, identifying their causes in history and suggesting a basis for co-ordinated solutions. The author discusses `picturesque' and `formal' tendencies in modern architecture, relating them to parallels... more...

  • Planning Europe's Capital Citiesby Thomas Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 44.95

    During the nineteenth century many of Europe's capital cities were subject to major expansion and improvement schemes. From Vienna's Ringstrasse to the boulevards of Paris, the townscapes which emerged still shape today's cities and are an inalienable part of European cultural heritage. In Planning Europe's Capital Cities , Thomas Hall examines the... more...

  • Recent Advances in Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planningby Jos P. Van Leeuwen; Harry J.P. Timmermans

    Springer 2004; US$ 229.00

    The International conference on Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning is organised bi-annually by the Eindhoven University of Technology. This volume contains a selection of papers from the seventh conference that was held at De Ruwenberg Castle in Sint-Michiels Gestel, The Netherlands, from 2 to 5 July, 2004. Traditionally,... more...

  • Holfordby Iain Gordon Cherry; Gordon Cherry; L. Penny

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 150.00

    Through a biography of this major architect, planner and civic designer, the authors provide a fascinating analysis of the developments in British architecture and planning from the 1930's to the 1970's. more...

  • Interventionsby Malcolm Miles; Tim Hall

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    Interventions is a contribution to current considerations of how cultural initiatives and interventions affect the development of cities. It draws together policies and projects for cultural urban interventions, from the UK, Lithuania, India, and North America. The authors include artists, arts managers, academics in cultural and geographical fields,... more...

  • Integral Urbanismby Nan Ellin

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 31.95

    Integral Urbanism is an ambitious and forward-looking theory of urbanism that offers a new model of urban life. Nan Ellin's model stands as an antidote to the pervasive problems engendered by modern and postmodern urban planning and architecture: sprawl, anomie, a pervasive culture?and architecture?of fear in cities, and a disregard for environmental... more...

  • Designing the City of Reasonby Ali Madanipour

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    With a practical approach to theory, Designing the City of Reason offers new perspectives on how differing belief systems and philosophical approaches impact on city design and development, exploring how this has changed before, during and after the impact of modernism in all its rationalism. Looking at the connections between abstract ideas and... more...

  • Designs on the Publicby Kristine F. Miller

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    Kristine F. Miller delves into six of New York's public spaces, including Times Square, Trump Tower, and Sony Plaza, to trace how design influences their complicated existence. Design is, in Miller's view, complicit in regulation of public spaces in New York City to exclude undesirables and privilege commercial interests, and in this work she... more...

  • Writing Urbanismby Douglas Kelbaugh; Kit McCullough

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 51.95

    Urban design continues to grow as an increasingly important and expanding field of study, research and professional endeavour. Distinguished by its broad scope and comprehensiveness on the subject of urban design, this new collection combines selected essays from both practitioners and academia.  Writing Urbanism  is the ideal volume for both students,... more...