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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 76.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    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...

  • Negotiating the Mediated City: Everyday Encounters with Public Screensby Zlatan Krajina

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book is an interdisciplinary empirical investigation of how people interact with public screens in their daily lives. In more and more surprising locations, screens of various kinds appear within the sightlines of passers-by in contemporary cities. Outdoor advertisers target audiences which are increasingly mobile, public art uses screens to... more...

  • The Environment and Landscape in Motorway Designby Guochao Qian; Shuyu Tang; Min Zhang; Chun Jing

    Wiley 2014; US$ 156.95

    The construction and operation of highways has a significantimpact on the environment. While such impact is impossible toavoid, modern highways are constructed and landscaped to minimisethese impacts as far as possible.  Good landscaping minimisesthe impact on those living or working close to the highway, whileat the same time regenerating the... more...

  • Die Stadtbahn in Berlin: Planung, Bau, Auswirkungenby Falko Krause

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 33.19

    Ein steinernes Viadukt mitten durch Berlin, es prägt das Stadtbild von Friedrichshain bis Charlottenburg und ist für den öffentlichen Nahverkehr der Hauptstadt seit über 130 Jahren unverzichtbar; die Rede ist von der Berliner Stadtbahn. Die Geschichte dieses architektonischen Meisterwerkes ist Gegenstand dieses Buches. Erläutert werden die Gründe für... more...

  • Poetik des Privatraumsby Ines Lauffer

    transcript 2014; US$ 36.85

    Es sind nicht mehr einzig und allein die Kaufhäuser, Straßenschluchten und all die anderen öffentlichen Räume der Großstadt, die um 1920 zum Schauplatz neusachlicher Romane werden. Vielmehr dringen Autoren wie Joseph Roth, Irmgard Keun und Siegfried Kracauer gemeinsam mit Architekten wie Le Corbusier und Bruno Taut in den privaten Raum ein. Hier wird... 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...

  • Revising Green Infrastructureby Daniel Czechowski; Thomas Hauck; Georg Hausladen

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 139.95

    Consider this ? How do we handle the convergence of landscape architecture, ecological planning, and civil engineering? What are convenient terms and metaphors to communicate the interplay between design and ecology? What are suitable scientific theories and technological means? What innovations arise from multidisciplinary and cross-scalar... more...