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Urban & Land Use Planning

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  • How Paris Became Parisby Joan DeJean

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Paris was known for isolated monuments but had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like other European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But in a mere century Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city we know today. Though most people associate the signature characteristics... more...

  • Squaresby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 112.00

    The question of spatial composition and user quality of sites arises in every urban design concept or intervention in urban public spaces.Squares is the first wide-ranging reference work in which the design and proportions of urban squaresare compared and studied. Seventy European public squares are presented systematically in as-built plan, ground... more...

  • Platzatlasby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 112.00

    Bei jedem städtebaulichen Entwurf, jedem Eingriff in öffentliche Räume stellt sich die Frage nach der Platzkomposition und der nutzungsgerechten Qualität. Der Platzatlas ist das erste breit angelegte Referenzwerk, in dem die Gestaltung, die Proportionen städtischer Platzräume studiert und verglichen werden. 70 europäische Plätze werden in Schwarzplan,... more...

  • What Happened to Planning?by Peter Ambrose

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This title was first published in 1986 during a recession much like that faced in recent years, which placed immense pressure on the British planning system and led to social unrest in the inner cities and in many disadvantaged areas. Within this context, Peter Ambrose outlines the features of land development and explores the circumstances of post-war... more...

  • City as Landscapeby Tom Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    In twenty essays, this book covers aspects of planning, architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, park and garden design. Their approach, described as post -postmodern, is a challenge to the 'anything goes' eclecticism of the merely postmodern. more...

  • Incomplete Urbanismby William S. W. Lim

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 112.00

    Foreword by Leon van Schaik. Incomplete Urbanism is a dynamic, hybrid interactive concept, which destabilizes the current architectural and urban theories and practices. Its main characteristics are indeterminacy, inconsistency and changeability, which are particularly challenging in the context of the New World Order and the fast emerging global digital... more...

  • ARCHITECTURE POWER NATIONAL IDENTITby Lawrence Vale

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The first edition of Architecture, Power, and National Identity, published in 1992, has become a classic, winning the prestigious Spiro Kostof award for the best book in architecture and urbanism. Lawrence Vale fully has fully updated the book, which focuses on the relationship between the design of national capitals across the world and the formation... more...

  • Brand-Driven City Building and the Virtualizing of Spaceby Alexander Gutzmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book is an investigation of the cultural phenomenon of branding and its transformational effects on the contemporary spatial ? and urban ? reality. It develops a novel understanding of the rationale behind the construction of large-scale architectural complexes that relate to corporate brands, and of its tremendous cultural effects. The author... more...

  • After Sustainable Cities?by Mike Hodson; Simon Marvin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    A sustainable city has been defined in many ways. Yet, the most common understanding is a vision of the city that is able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Central to this vision are two ideas: cities should meet social needs, especially of the poor, and not exceed the... more...

  • Deconstructing Placemaking: Needs, Opportunities, and Assetsby Mahyar Arefi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters" has become a mantra in many disciplines - architecture, urban planning and urban design, geography, and sociology to name a few. While conceptualized... more...