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  • Urbanization in Southeast Asiaby Yap Kioe Sheng; Moe Thuzar

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 59.90

    Urbanization occurs in tandem with development. Countries in Southeast Asia need to build - individually and collectively - the capacity of their cities and towns to promote economic growth and development, to make urban development more sustainable, to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and to ensure that all groups in society share in the development.... more...

  • The Streetby Vikas Mehta

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    Received the Environmental Design Research Association's 2014 Place Book Award Shortlisted for the UDG Francis Tibbalds Book Award 2014 Good cities are places of social encounter. Creating public spaces that encourage social behavior in our cities and neighborhoods is an important goal of city design. One of the cardinal roles of the street,... more...

  • The Shanghai Alleyway Houseby Gregory Bracken

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    As a nineteenth-century commercial development, the alleyway house was a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the Western terraced one. Unique to Shanghai, the alleyway house was a space where the blurring of the boundaries of public and private life created a vibrant social community. In recent years however, the city?s rapid... more...

  • Landscape Architect's Pocket Bookby Siobhan Vernon; Rachel Tennant; Nicola Garmory

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 32.95

    An indispensable tool for all landscape architects, this time-saving guide answers the most frequently asked questions in one pocket-sized volume. It is a concise, easy-to-read reference that gives instant access to a wide range of information needed on a daily basis, both out on site and in the office. Covering all the major topics, including hard... more...

  • Pedestrian- and Transit-Oriented Designby Reid Ewing; Keith Bartholomew

    Urban Land Institute 2013; US$ 59.99

    Explaining how to design spaces for pedestrians while also accommodating transit needs, this book is an excellent reference for students, public sector planners and officials, and private sector designers and developers seeking to make places more pedestrian- and transit-friendly. Written by a noted expert on pedestrian design and planning, this handbook... more...

  • Resilient Downtowns of Small Urban Communitiesby Michael A. Burayidi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Resilient Downtowns provides a guide to communities in reviving and redeveloping their core districts into resilient, thriving neighborhoods. While the National Main Street program?s four-point approach of organization, promotion, economic restructuring, and design has been standard practice for cities seeking to rejuvenate their downtowns for decades... more...

  • The Secret Architecture Of Our Nation's Capitalby David Ovason

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    Today, there are more than twenty complete zodiacs in Washington, D.C., each one pointing to an extraordinary mystery. David Ovason, who has studied these astrological devices for ten years, now reveals why they have been placed in such abundance in the center of our nation's capital and explains their interconnections. His richly illustrated text... more...

  • Good Cities, Better Livesby Peter Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    This book has one central theme: how, in the United Kingdom, can we create better cities and towns in which to live and work and play? What can we learn from other countries, especially our near neighbours in Europe? And, in turn, can we provide lessons for other countries facing similar dilemmas? Urban Britain is not functioning as it should.... more...

  • Zero-carbon Homesby Joanna Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    Housing is a major contributor to CO2 emissions in Europe and America today and the construction of new homes offers an opportunity to address this issue. Providing homes that achieve "zero carbon", "carbon neutral", "zero-net energy" or "energy-plus" standard is becoming the goal of more innovative house-builders globally, whilst energy providers... more...

  • Bioregional Planningby D J Brunckhorst

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 180.00

    Presenting a pragmatic mixture of science, landscape ecology, ecosystem management, sociology, policy development and methods for transforming social and institutional cultures. Bioregional Planning: Resource Management Beyond the New Millennium is a timely and practical guide for the analysis, planning and development of bioregional projects for... more...