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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
This book investigates architecture as a form of diplomacy in the context of the Second World War at six major European international and national expositions that took place between 1937 and 1959. The volume gives a fascinating account of architecture assuming the role of the carrier of war-related messages, some of them camouflaged while others... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
Judging from the debates taking place in both education and practice, it appears that architecture is deeply in crisis. New design and production techniques, together with the globalization of capital and even skilled-labour, have reduced architecture to a commodified object, its aesthetic qualities tapping into the current pervasive desire for the... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00
During the Great Recession, the housing bubble took much of the blame for bringing the American economy to its knees, but commercial real estate also experienced its own boom-and-bust in the same time period. In Chicago, for example, law firms and corporate headquarters abandoned their historic downtown office buildings for the millions of brand-new... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95
Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, DC uncovers and explains the dynamics that have influenced the contemporary economic advancement of Washington, DC. This volume?s unique interdisciplinary approach using historical, sociological, anthropological, economic, geographic, political, and linguistic theories and approaches, captures... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95
Community Planning is starting to include a broader food systems focus, spanning topics such as nutrition and health outcomes, sustainable farming practices, economic and social implications of local food production, distribution, and consumption. Together, these issues are a driving force for the passions of those seeking positive change in their... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00
For many years Chicago?s looming large-scale housing projects defined the city, and their demolition and redevelopment?via the Chicago Housing Authority?s Plan for Transformation?has been perhaps the most startling change in the city?s urban landscape in the last twenty years. The Plan, which reflects a broader policy effort to remake public housing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Today, urban scholars think of cities and regions as evolving through networks of human associations, technologies, and natural ecologies. This being the case, planners are faced with the?task of navigating a profoundly material world. Planning?with and for humans alone is unacceptable: in the unfolding of urban processes, non-human things cannot... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00
City and regional planners talk constantly about the things of the world?from highway interchanges and retention ponds to zoning documents and conference rooms?yet most seem to have a poor understanding of the materiality of the world in which they?re immersed. Too often planners treat built forms, weather patterns, plants, animals, or regulatory... more...