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  • The Concrete Dragonby Thomas J. Campanella

    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...

  • Design in the Borderlandsby Eleni Kalantidou; Tony Fry

    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...

  • Future Cities: All That Mattersby Camilla Ween

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • New Orleans and the Design Momentby Jacob A. Wagner; Michael Frisch

    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...

  • Learning from Logisticsby Clare Lyster

    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...

  • Plymouthby Jeremy Gould

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    Post-war reconstruction offered unparalleled opportunities to the developing profession of urban planners to cast off the constraints imposed by historic infrastructure and produce a new vision of urban living, expressed in rationally designed city centres linked to suburban precincts and with modern integrated transport systems. Plymouth is the foremost... more...

  • The Design Dimension of Planningby Matthew Carmona; John Punter

    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...

  • City Futures in the Age of a Changing Climateby Tony Fry

    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...

  • Erschließung zur Verwirklichung städtebaulicher Planungby Willy Spannowsky; Andreas Hofmeister

    Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 2015; US$ 31.53

    Die Erschließung ist eine Voraussetzung für die städtebauliche Zulässigkeit von Vorhaben. Sie gehört zu den kommunalen Aufgaben der Daseinsvorsorge, für deren ordnungsgemäße Wahrnehmung die Gemeinden verantwortlich sind (§ 123 Abs. 1 BauGB). Heutzutage bedienen sich Gemeinden in unterschiedlichem Umfang Privater zur Erfüllung ihrer Erschließungsaufgabe,... more...

  • Designing Urban Transformationby Aseem Inam

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    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...