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  • Diasporic Agencies: Mapping the City Otherwiseby Nishat Awan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Diasporic Agencies addresses the neglected subject of how architecture and urban design can respond to the consequences of increasing migration. Arguing that diasporic inhabitations can only be understood as the co-production of space, subjectivity and politics, the book explores questions of difference, belonging and movement in the city. Through... more...

  • Basics Urban Building Blocksby Thorsten Bürklin; Michael Peterek

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 17.99

    Our cities and neighborhoods are composed of urban building blocks and a knowledge of these elementary components is part of the basic equipment of city planning. It is absolutely essential for urban design that one understands their form and structure, their functional conditions, and the differentiation into private and public spheres,... more...

  • Architecture of Resistanceby Yara Sharif

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 69.95

    Architecture of Resistance investigates the relationship between architecture, politics and power, and how these factors interplay in light of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. It takes Palestine as the key ground of spatial exploration, looking at the spaces between people, boundary lines, documents and maps in a search for the meaning of architecture... more...

  • Skyscraper Gothicby Kevin D. Murphy; Lisa Reilly

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 39.50

    Of all building types, the skyscraper strikes observers as the most modern, in terms not only of height but also of boldness, scale, ingenuity, and daring. As a phenomenon born in late-nineteenth-century America, it quickly became emblematic of New York, Chicago, and other major cities. Previous studies of these structures have tended to foreground... more...

  • Inhabitable Infrastructuresby CJ Lim

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future?, the follow up to Food City and Smartcities and Eco-Warriors , from one of the world?s leading urban design and architectural thinkers, explores the potential of climate change-related multi-use infrastructures that address the fundamental human requirements to protect, to provide... more...

  • Designing Cities with Children and Young Peopleby Kate Bishop; Linda Corkery

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    Designing Cities with Children and Young People focuses on promoting better outcomes in the built environment for children and young people in cities across the world. This book presents the experience of practitioners and researchers who actively advocate for and participate with children and youth in planning and designing urban environments.... 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...