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- University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 37.00
One of Planetizen?s Top Ten Books of 2006 "But for Birmingham," Fred Shuttleworth recalled President John F. Kennedy saying in June 1963 when he invited black leaders to meet with him, "we would not be here today." Birmingham is well known for its civil rights history, particularly for the violent white-on-black bombings that occurred there in the... more...
- transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 34.00
On one hand, Jörn Köppler imagines how the notion of a poetically conceived architecture develops from poetic thinking. On the other hand, he describes how the notion of a poetics of architecture has room to evolve as the antithesis of an economically and technically oriented present. 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95
Following the disaster of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, people began to discuss and visualize the ways in which the urban structure of the city could be reorganized. Rather than defining the disaster recovery process as simply a matter of rebuilding the existing city, these voices called for a more radical rethinking of the city?s physical, social... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 6.99
In Future Cities: All that Matters Camilla Ween will outline the challenges of meeting the anticipated growth of world cities over the next few decades. By 2030 it is predicted that between 80-90 % of the world's population will be living in cities, in several countries this will be 100%; Singapore is already classified as having a 100% urban population.... 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...
- Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 56.00
Logistics are central to contemporary urbanism. Looking at a city from the perspective of its systems rather than its form delineates a new framework for urbanism. This book undertakes an analysis of three major enterprises that heavily rely on sophisticated logistics ? Amazon, FedEx, Ryan Air ? and subsequently shows their impact on urbanism. Its... more...