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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Memory and the Impact of Political Transformation in Public Spaceby Daniel J. Walkowitz; Lisa Maya Knauer

    Duke University Press 2004; US$ 23.95

    Analyzes the ways national histories are told in public representations, with a particular focus on the impact of political transformations on national narratives. more...

  • The Urban Design Readerby Michael Larice; Elizabeth Macdonald

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95

    The second edition of the Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly fifty generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch and Jacobs to more recent writings by Hiller, Koolhaas and Sorkin. Following... 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...

  • De planologie van mobiliteitby Luca Bertolini

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 12.25

    Luca Bertolini stelt in zijn oratie dat het leven in een mobiele samenleving beleidsmakers met bijzondere dilemma's confronteert. Contemporaine leefstijlen en bedrijfsmatige praktijken zijn sterk afhankelijk van mobiliteit. Mensen wonen op de ene plek, werken op een tweede, en recreëren of socialiseren op nog eens een derde. De productie en consumptie... more...