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Urban & Land Use Planning

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  • 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...

  • Touching the Cityby Timothy Makower

    Wiley 2014; US$ 39.95

    Scale in cities is relative and absolute. It has the ability to make us feel at home in the world or alien from it; connected or disconnected. Both large and small scale in cities can be beautiful; both are right, neither is wrong. Whilst accepting that prescription is no answer, 'getting the scale right' – at an intuitive and sensual level –... more...

  • Evaluation of Innovative Land Tools in Sub-Saharan Africaby P. van Asperen

    IOS Press 2014; US$ 94.00

    Sub-Saharan Africa is urbanizing rapidly, but most countries lack appropriate tools to manage their urban growth. This creates both risks and opportunities for prospective land holders, resulting in a tangle of insecure land rights and claims under multiple tenure systems. Recently, innovative land tools have been proposed and implemented to formalize... more...

  • Ländliche Räume im demographischen Wandel: Auswirkungen und Handlungsansätze in Nordrhein-Westfalenby Benjamin Scholz

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 21.26

    Das Thema der vorliegenden Bachelorarbeit sind die Auswirkungen und Herausforderungen des demographischen Wandels in den ländlichen Räumen in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Die Arbeit beschäftigt sich schwerpunktmäßig mit zwei Themenbereichen, einerseits mit dem demographischen Wandel und andererseits mit dem ländlichen Raum. Das Hauptaugenmerk liegt insgesamt... more...

  • FavelaMetropolisby Peter Neitzke; Elisabeth Blum

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 42.00

    Von Rio und São Paulo lernen: vom produktiven Umgang mit sozialen, sozialräumlichen, ökonomischen und politischen Widersprüchen. Mittels Interviews, Lageberichten, Planmaterial und Fotos der vor Ort recherchierten Projekte dokumentiert und kommentiert dieser Band eine andere Praxis von Stadt und stadtgesellschaftlicher Bewegung. more...

  • Public Space and Relational Perspectivesby Chiara Tornaghi; Sabine Knierbein

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses have?been largely ignored, as well as the contextual and on-going dynamics between social actors, their cultures, and... more...

  • Introducing Urban Designby Clara Greed; Marion Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 101.95

    Introducing Urban Design: Interventions and Responses is a new departure in the town planning series under the editorship of Clara Greed. The dynamic new subject and profession of urban design straddles the fields of town planning, architecture, landscape architecture and transport planning. This book recognises that a key feature of modern urban... 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...

  • Train Timeby John R. Stilgoe

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    Unlike many United States industries, railroads are intrinsically linked to American soil and particular regions. Yet few Americans pay attention to rail lines, even though millions of them live in an economy and culture "waiting for the train." In Train Time: Railroads and the Imminent Reshaping of the United States Landscape , John R. Stilgoe picks up... more...

  • The Most Segregated City in America"by Charles E. Connerly

    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...