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Urban & Land Use Planning

  • Landscape as Urbanismby Charles Waldheim

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    It has become conventional to think of urbanism and landscape as opposing one another?or to think of landscape as merely providing temporary relief from urban life as shaped by buildings and infrastructure. But, driven in part by environmental concerns, landscape has recently emerged as a model and medium for the city, with some theorists arguing... more...

  • Visual Pollutionby Adriana Portella

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In recent years, there has been considerable interest in the problems that public spaces face because of the design of commercial signs. The negative consequences that commercial signs can have on the visual quality of urban areas and further more, on people's quality of life, has been studied from both architectural, planning and psychological perspectives.... more...

  • Restructuring Industry and Territoryby Anna Giunta; Arnoud Lagendijk; Andy Pike

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 73.95

    Examining the current trends in regional economic development in Europe, Restructuring Industry and Territory explores ways in which the restructuring of industry and territorial development relate to each other, their emergent interdependency and role in economic development. The book argues that the structural and cultural features of regions play... more...

  • Sensing the Cityby Anja Schwanhäußer

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 42.00

    This collection of essays offers insight into urban anthropological research, including its methods, recent developments, and novel approaches (the imagination of a city, urban scenes). A concluding chapter on street ethnography presents a variety of ethnographic, experimental and artistic methods. Contains essays by P. Jackson, R. Lindner, J. Raban,... more...

  • (Un)Believing in Modern Societyby Dr Jörg Stolz; Dr Mallory Schneuwly Purdie; Dr Michael Krüggeler; Mr Thomas Englberger; Prof Dr Judith Könemann

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    This landmark study in the sociology of religion sheds new light on the question of what has happened to religion and spirituality since the 1960s in modern societies. Exposing several analytical weaknesses of today?s sociology of religion, (Un)Believing in Modern Society presents a new theory of religious-secular competition and a new typology of... more...

  • Dream Citiesby Wade Graham

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    From the acclaimed landscape designer, historian and author of American Eden , a lively, unique, and accessible cultural history of modern cities?from suburbs, downtown districts, and exurban sprawl, to shopping malls and ?sustainable? developments?that allows us to view them through the planning, design, architects, and movements that inspired,... more...

  • OECD Public Governance Reviews: Slovak Republicby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 29.00

    This review analyses public governance in the Slovak Republic and provides recommendations to support ongoing comprehensive public administration reform. The analysis is structured around five key areas: the centre of government’s capacity to steer and lead policy development and implementation; analytical and evaluation capacities; human resources... more...

  • Future Directions for the European Shrinking Cityby William J.V. Neill; Hans Schlappa

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Urban shrinkage is rising to the top of the political agenda in Europe as more cities are shrinking in the prolonged economic downturn we encounter. Coupled with unprecedented budgetary austerity and rapidly ageing populations, ?stagnating? and ?shrinking? cities have emerged as a key challenge for policy and practice for decades to come. Local actors... more...

  • Phenomenology of the Winter-Cityby Abraham Akkerman

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book explores how the weather and city-form impact the mind, and how city-form and mind interact. It builds on Merleau-Ponty?s contention that mind, the human body and the environment are intertwined in a singular composite, and on Walter Benjamin?s suggestion that mind and city-form, in mutual interaction, through history, have set the course... more...

  • City Designby Jonathan Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95

    City Design describes the history and current practice of the four most widely accepted approaches to city design: the Modernist city of towers and highways that, beginning in the 1920s, has come to dominate urban development worldwide but is criticized as mechanical and soul-less; the Traditional organization of cities as streets and public places,... more...