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- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 42.00
Dedicated to the study of spatial planning, this book offers detailed discussions of key concepts within this multi-disciplinary field, covering areas such as sustainability, public interests, mobility, property rights and community. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.99
Cities and Nature connects environmental processes with social and political actions. The book reconnects science and social science to demonstrate how the city is part of the environment and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated with in-depth examination of... more...
- University of California Press 1982; US$ 21.56
In this "pathology of planning," Peter Hall briskly recounts the histories of five great planning disasters and two near-disasters and analyzes the decisions of the professional bureaucrats, community activists, and politicians involved in the planning process. He draws on an eclectic body of theory from political science, economics, ethics, and long-range... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.00
This book goes beyond current ways that the impact of climate change upon the city are understood. In doing so it addresses climate in a variety of its connotations. It looks to the nomadic behaviour patterns of the past for lessons for today?s population unsettlement, and argues that as human survival will increasingly be linked directly to movement,... more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95
What makes the city of the future? How do you heal a divided city? In RADICAL CITIES, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities already answering these questions. From Brazil to Venezuela, and from Mexico to Argentina, McGuirk discovers the people and ideas... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a fast-growing field of land-use planning affecting many disciplines. At present, UK Government legislation requires EIA for certain types of development. Subject to a further new European directive, an EIA will be required for all policies, plans and programmes. Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment... more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 34.95
When the levees broke in August 2005 as a result of Hurricane Katrina, 80 percent of the city of New Orleans was flooded, with a loss of 134,000 homes and 986 lives. In particular, the devastation hit the vulnerable communities the hardest: the old, the poor and the African American. The disaster exposed the hideous inequality of the city. In response... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95
The cities of Lowell and New Bedford in Massachusetts, Jamestown in New York, and McKeesport in Pennsylvania have all undergone years of adversity and decline, their economic bases having been badly damaged by structural changes in the national economy, particularly in the manufacturing sector. In situations like these, can local development efforts... more...