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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95
The political and economic geography of Europe is changing - the European Community is expanding its boundaries towards EFTA and is resuming a closer association with Central and Eastern European regions engaged in radical restructuring. As EC integration accelerates there is the prospect of intensified inter-regional competition. This book, divided... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95
In twenty essays, this book covers aspects of planning, architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, park and garden design. Their approach, described as post -postmodern, is a challenge to the 'anything goes' eclecticism of the merely postmodern. more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
This title was first published in 1986 during a recession much like that faced in recent years, which placed immense pressure on the British planning system and led to social unrest in the inner cities and in many disadvantaged areas. Within this context, Peter Ambrose outlines the features of land development and explores the circumstances of post-war... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
This book is an investigation of the cultural phenomenon of branding and its transformational effects on the contemporary spatial ? and urban ? reality. It develops a novel understanding of the rationale behind the construction of large-scale architectural complexes that relate to corporate brands, and of its tremendous cultural effects. The author... more...
- 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...
- 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...