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Urban & Land Use Planning

  • The Language of Citiesby Deyan Sudjic

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 16.91

    The director of the Design Museum defines the greatest artefact of all time: the city We live in a world that is now predominantly urban. So how do we define the city as it evolves in the twenty-first century? Drawing examples from across the globe, Deyan Sudjic decodes the underlying forces that shape our cities, such as resources and land, to... 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...

  • Flexible Housingby Jeremy Till; Tatjana Schneider

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 74.95

    Flexible housing is housing that can adjust to the changing needs of the user and accommodate new technologies as they emerge. Flexible Housing by Jeremy Till and Tatjana Schneider examines the past, present and future of this important subject through over 160 international examples. Specially commissioned plans, printed to scale, together with... more...

  • Homelandby Yael Allweil

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    On 29 March 2016 the New York based online journal, Realty Today reported ?Israel is facing a housing crisis with ?[the] home inventory lacking 100,000 apartments? House prices, which have more than doubled in less than a decade, resulted in a mass protest back in 2011?. As Yael Allweil reveals in her fascinating book, housing has played a pivotal... more...

  • The Social Fabric of Citiesby Vinicius M Netto

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together ideas from the fields of sociology, economics, human geography, ethics, political and communications theory, this book deals with some key subjects in urban design: the multidimensional effects of the spatial form of cities, ways of appropriating urban space, and the different material factors involved in the emergence of social... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: The Politics of Urban Change (1979)by David McKay; Andrew Cox

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1979, this book examines key planning policy areas such as land use planning, land values, housing and slum clearance, urban transport, industrial and regional economic location policies, and policies inner city policies to explain why particular policies have been adopted at particular times ? assessing the role of political parties,... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Theories of Planning and Spatial Development (1983)by Philip Cooke

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1983, this book attempts to unify two bodies of theory which had become severely disjointed. Theories of the planning process had become detached from those of the urban and regional processes which are the subject of planning intervention. The author argues that major weaknesses of planning intervention in cities and regions have... more...

  • Planning Chicagoby D. Bradford Hunt; Jon B. DeVries

    American Planning Association 2016; US$ 33.99

    Urban planning was born in Chicago, but today?s city is not the product of Daniel Burnham or Mrs. O'Leary's cow. It?s the Rust Belt metropolis that has shouldered its way onto the list of global cities. But what did planning have to do with it? Where did planning steer the city right, where did it fail, and where was it ignored? Most important, what... more...

  • The Well-Tempered Cityby Jonathan F. P. Rose

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    In the vein of Jane Jacobs?s The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Edward Glaeser?s Triumph of the City , Jonathan F. P. Rose?a visionary in urban development and renewal?champions the role of cities in addressing the environmental, economic, and social challenges of the twenty-first century.   Cities are birthplaces of civilization;... 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...