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- John Wiley & Sons 2011; US$ 135.00
This book provides a simple but comprehensive framework for the emerging academic discipline of urban design, from its origins in Europe and America, to contemporary issues of imagery, finance and marketing in an age of globalisation There is currently no contemporary textbook for urban design that includes a general history and theory of the subject.... more...
- Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 139.00
This book is very much about what the name urbanTick literally says, about the ticking of the urban, the urban as we experience it everyday on the bus, in the park or between buildings. It is about the big orchestrated mass migration of commuters, the seasonal blossoms of the trees along the walkway and the frequency of the stamping rubbish-eater-trucks.... more...
- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 74.00
Unterschiedliche Planungsaufgaben werden systematisch dargestellt und spezifische Lösungskonzepte veranschaulicht. Neben grundlegenden Planungsregeln für die Außenbeleuchtung von Gebäuden, Verkehrswegen und Plätzen werden neue Kunstlichtsysteme und Lampen für Außenräume vorgestellt und an Beispielen erläutert. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 75.95
This book synthesizes urban design and urban regeneration by examining the revitalization of a number of historic urban quarters. Its focus is on quarters or areas where there is a significant number of historic buildings concentrated in a small area; with places and area-based approaches. Many cities have such quarters that confer on them a sense... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
While designers possess the creative capabilities of shaping cities, their often-singular obsession with form and aesthetics actually reduces their effectiveness as they are at the mercy of more powerful generators of urban form. In response to this paradox, Designing Urban Transformation addresses the incredible potential of urban practice to radically... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This book examines the design policies in current development plans. With design quality of growing importance to the public, consumers, developers and their clients, and high on the Secretary of State's agenda, this book makes an important practical contribution to improving design control. With the increasing importance attached to district-wide... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 27.99
In The Landscape Urbanism Reader Charles Waldheim?who is at the forefront of this new movement?has assembled the definitive collection of essays by many of the field's top practitioners. Fourteen essays written by leading figures across a range of disciplines and from around the world?including James Corner, Linda Pollak, Alan Berger, Pierre Bolanger,... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 15.99
Sprawl. The word calls to mind a host of troublesome issues such as city flight, runaway suburban development, and the conversion of farmland to soulless housing developments. In Sprawltown , architectural historian Richard Ingersoll makes the surprising claim that sprawl is an inevitable reality of modern life that should be addressed more thoughtfully... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99
China is the most rapidly urbanizing nation in the world, with an urban population that may well reach one billion within a generation. Over the past 25 years, surging economic growth has propelled a construction boom unlike anything the world has ever seen, radically transforming both city and countryside in its wake. The speed and scale of China's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
This book makes a significant contribution to advancing post-geographic understandings of physical and virtual boundaries. It brings together the emergent theory of ?border thinking? with innovative thinking on design, and explores the recent discourse on decoloniality and globalism. From a variety of viewpoints, the topics engaged show how design... more...