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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$ 90.00

    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$ 85.00

    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...

  • Systemic Architectureby Marco Poletto; Claudia Pasquero

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    The book investigates the subject of urban ecology from the perspective of architectural design, engaging its definition at multiple levels, the biological, the informational and the social. The book has two main goals ? to discuss the contemporary relevance of a systemic practice to architectural design, and to share a toolbox of informational... more...

  • To Scaleby Eric Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 58.95

    This powerful reference features one hundred famous urban plans all drawn to the same scale, each accompanied by a one-page summary of the site discussing its history, design and lessons for future urban design. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 69.95

    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 conception and... 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$ 44.95

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Modernism and the Spirit of the Cityby Iain Boyd Whyte

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    This selection of groundbreaking essays offers a significant and long overdue reassessment of the aims and intentions of European architecture and urbanism over the period 1880-1960. more...

  • Architecture and Justiceby Jonathan Simon; Nicholas Temple; Renée Tobe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of criminology, international law, philosophy and architectural history and theory, this book examines the interrelationships between architecture and justice, highlighting the provocative and curiously ambiguous juncture between the two. Illustrated by a range of disparate and diverse case studies,... more...