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Urban & Land Use Planning

  • Japanese Landscapesby Cotton Mather; P.P. Karan; Shigeru Iijima

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    From the busy streets of Tokyo to the secluded shores of Kyushu, from the volcanoes of Hokkaido to the temples of Kyoto, the treasured landscapes of Japan are brought to life in this concise visual guide. Drawing upon years of observation, Cotton Mather, P.P. Karan, and Shigeru Iijima explore the complex interaction of culture, time, and space in... more...

  • Chicago's White City of 1893by David F. Burg

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In 1893, the year that marked the four hundredth anniversary of the landing of Columbus in the New World, Chicago was host to an exposition to mark the occasion. Although the World's Columbian Exposition was the fifteenth world's fair, it was of vastly greater scope than any of its predecessors. Chicago created a veritable new city. It was not only... more...

  • The Japanese Cityby P.P. Karan; Kristin Stapleton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Japan is one of the most crowded countries on earth, with three-fourths of its population now living in cities. Tokyo is easily the most populous city on the planet. And yet, though closely packed, its citizens dwell together in relative peace. In America, inner-city violence -- often attributed in part to overcrowding -- is frequently emphasized... more...

  • From Formalism to Weak Formby Stefano Corbo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Eisenman has always been deeply interested in the problem of form in architecture and has constantly challenged the classical concept of it. He tried to connect his own work with the cultural manifestations of the time: firstly under the influence of Colin Rowe and his formalist studies; secondly, by re-interpreting Chomsky’s linguistic theories;... more...

  • University Planning and Architecture: The Search for Perfection 2edby Jonathan Coulson; Paul Roberts; Isabelle Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The environment of a university ? what we term a campus ? is a place with special resonance. They have long been the setting for some of history?s most exciting experiments in the design of the built environment. Christopher Wren at Cambridge, Le Corbusier at Harvard, and Norman Foster at the Free University Berlin: the calibre of practitioners who... more...

  • Planning the Great Metropolisby David A. Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    As the Regional Plan Association embarks on a Fourth Regional Plan, there can be no better time for a paperback edition of David Johnson?s critically acclaimed assessment of the 1929 Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs. As he says in his preface to this edition, the questions faced by the regional planners of today are little changed from those... more...

  • Urban and Regional Planning in Chinaby Fulong Wu

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China provides an overview of the changes in China?s planning system, policy, and practices using concrete examples and informative details in language that is accessible enough for the undergraduate but thoroughly grounded in a wealth of research and academic experience to support academics. It... more...

  • Heteroglossic Asia: The Transformation of Urban Taiwanby Francis Chia-Hui Lin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Heteroglossic Asia presents an analysis of geographic, historical, cultural, economic, spatial and political factors underlying Taiwan?s maritime urbanity by means of case studies based on Taipei and Kaohsiung; two cities which represent the multi-accentual character of Taiwan?s urban environment and its recent changes and development through architecture.... more...

  • Fantasy Islandsby Julie Sze

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    The rise of China and its status as a leading global factory are altering the way people live and consume. At the same time, the world appears wary of the real costs involved. Fantasy Islands probes Chinese, European, and American eco-desire and eco-technological dreams, and examines the solutions they offer to environmental degradation in this age... more...

  • Erschließung zur Verwirklichung städtebaulicher Planungby Willy Spannowsky; Andreas Hofmeister

    Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 2015; US$ 32.82

    Die Erschließung ist eine Voraussetzung für die städtebauliche Zulässigkeit von Vorhaben. Sie gehört zu den kommunalen Aufgaben der Daseinsvorsorge, für deren ordnungsgemäße Wahrnehmung die Gemeinden verantwortlich sind (§ 123 Abs. 1 BauGB). Heutzutage bedienen sich Gemeinden in unterschiedlichem Umfang Privater zur Erfüllung ihrer Erschließungsaufgabe,... more...