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Urban & Land Use Planning

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  • Urban Squares as Places, Links and Displaysby Jon Lang; Nancy Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    To attract investment and tourists and to enhance the quality of life of their citizens, municipal authorities are paying considerable attention to the quality of the public domain of their cities ? including their urban squares. Politicians find them good places for rallies. Children consider squares to be playgrounds, the elderly as places to catch-up... more...

  • Serene Urbanismby Phillip James Tabb

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Serenity is becoming alarmingly absent from our daily existence, especially within the urban context. Time is dense and space is tumultuous. The idea of the serene has gained currency in postmodern discussions, and when combined with urbanism conjures questions, even contradictions, as the two ideas seem improbable yet their correspondence seems so... more...

  • A History of Housing in New York Cityby Richard Plunz; Kenneth T. Jackson

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 39.99

    Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's "metropolis," New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but it has also led the nation in innovation and reform. The horrors of the tenement were perfected in New York at the same time that the very rich were building palaces along Fifth Avenue;... more...

  • Sustainable Urbanismby Douglas Farr

    Wiley 2017; US$ 80.00 US$ 69.33

    A significant update to the best-selling book Sustainable Urbanism, Doug Farr has included nearly all new projects as case studies (to emphasize projects that integrate their features, stressing those that are infill and redevelopment projects) and added other content, including a new chapter on sustainable urban architecture. more...

  • Design Guidelines in American Citiesby John Punter

    Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 32.50

    This book is a study of design initiatives and policies in five US West Coast cities – Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Irvine and San Diego – all of which have had particularly interesting experience of relevance to urban design practice in Britain and other countries. more...

  • Improving Institutions for Green Landscapes in Metropolitan Areasby E. Van Rij

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 87.00

    Investigates how various institutions for green landscapes in metropolitan areas work, which problems hamper them, and how these institutions can be improved. This title formulates the following themes such as: landscape and institutional developments, the market or government dilemma, and the network or hierarchy dilemma. more...

  • The Institutionalisation of European Spatial Planningby B. Waterhout

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 65.00

    The Institutionalisation of European Spatial Planning aims to clarify the enterprise of European spatial planning. The emphasis of the book lies on the need for a better understanding of the process of European integration in general. It particularly points at the emerging middle range theories that used concepts that were showing similarity to those... more...

  • Turning a Town Aroundby Anthony Hall

    Wiley 2008; US$ 118.00 US$ 102.27

    This good practice guide addresses practical action and shows planners and developers how to incorporate design principles into policy, make design briefing effective, and prepare for successful negotiation. more...

  • Environmental Indicators for Building Designby O. Guerra Santin

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 73.00

    The ultimate goal of building and construction ? in relation to environmental issues ? is to construct in an environmentally neutral way; or, as the Brundtland Report states, to consume in such a way that our children have the same choices that we have. Construction will always be needed, and will always consume resources. But in accordance with the... more...

  • Contracting for Better Placesby M. van der Veen

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 116.00

    Large-scale urban development projects aim to create better places in underused or deteriorated areas. For their realization, cooperation between planning authorities and market parties is indispensable. This book focuses on the development agreements that these parties close. It is suitable for academics as well as practitioners. more...