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  • New Orleans Under Reconstructionby Carol M. Reese; Michael Sorkin; Anthony Fontenot; Mike Davis

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    When the levees broke in August 2005 as a result of Hurricane Katrina, 80 percent of the city of New Orleans was flooded, with a loss of 134,000 homes and 986 lives. In particular, the devastation hit the vulnerable communities the hardest: the old, the poor and the African American. The disaster exposed the hideous inequality of the city. In response... more...

  • Radical Citiesby Justin Mcguirk

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    What makes the city of the future? How do you heal a divided city?  In RADICAL CITIES, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities already answering these questions. From Brazil to Venezuela, and from Mexico to Argentina, McGuirk discovers the people and ideas... more...

  • Incomplete Urbanismby William S. W. Lim

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 112.00

    Foreword by Leon van Schaik. Incomplete Urbanism is a dynamic, hybrid interactive concept, which destabilizes the current architectural and urban theories and practices. Its main characteristics are indeterminacy, inconsistency and changeability, which are particularly challenging in the context of the New World Order and the fast emerging global digital... more...

  • After Sustainable Cities?by Mike Hodson; Simon Marvin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    A sustainable city has been defined in many ways. Yet, the most common understanding is a vision of the city that is able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Central to this vision are two ideas: cities should meet social needs, especially of the poor, and not exceed the... more...

  • The Canadian Cityby Roger Kemble

    Harvest House 1989; US$ 9.99

    Architect and artist Roger Kemble has demonstrated his ideas of urban design with images from sixteen major Canadian cities?among others. He has walked, measured, and sketched their streets, squares and places, scanned their horizons, probed the relationships between structures, land and landscape with unprecedented energy. More significantly, he... more...

  • ARCHITECTURE POWER NATIONAL IDENTITby Lawrence Vale

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The first edition of Architecture, Power, and National Identity, published in 1992, has become a classic, winning the prestigious Spiro Kostof award for the best book in architecture and urbanism. Lawrence Vale fully has fully updated the book, which focuses on the relationship between the design of national capitals across the world and the formation... more...

  • Deconstructing Placemaking: Needs, Opportunities, and Assetsby Mahyar Arefi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters" has become a mantra in many disciplines - architecture, urban planning and urban design, geography, and sociology to name a few. While conceptualized... more...

  • Farming Cubaby Carey Clouse

    Princeton Architectural Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Cuba found itself solely responsible for feeding a nation that had grown dependent on imports and trade subsidies. With fuel, fertilizers, and pesticides disappearing overnight, citizens began growing their own organic produce anywhere they could find space? on rooftops, balconies, vacant... 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...

  • Future Cities: All That Mattersby Camilla Ween

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 11.39

    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...