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- 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...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 137.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 31.79
Bioklimatisch sinnvolle Gebäude können in Zukunft nicht die Ausnahme sein, sondern werden den Planern schlicht abverlangt. Dieses Buch dient durch seine hohe Dichte an Fakten als konkrete Entwurfs- und Planungshilfe: Anhand des Planungsprozesses begleitet es den Planer vom Städtebau über die Fassadenkonzeption bis hin zur Raumkonditionierung... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called a new art movement, its practitioners engage in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
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...