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Urban & Land Use Planning

  • Sehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbulby B. Deniz Çalis-Kural

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Examining the urban culture and landscapes of Istanbul through Sehrengiz, a genre of Ottoman poetry written in honor of various cities and provincial towns, this book questions the space culture of the Ottoman world in relation to practices of orthodox and heterodox Islam and imperial politics. The author traces how a sixteenth-century marginal protest... more...

  • Second Nature Urban Agricultureby Katrin Bohn; Andre Viljoen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    This book is the long awaited sequel to "Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities" . "Second Nature Urban Agriculture" updates and extends the authors' concept for introducing productive urban landscapes, including urban agriculture, into cities as essential elements of sustainable urban infrastructure.... more...

  • Inclusive Urbanizationby Krishna K. Shrestha; Hemant R. Ojha; Phil McManus; Anna Rubbo; Krishna Kumar Dhote

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    How do we include and represent all people in cities? As the world rapidly urbanizes, and climate change creates global winners and losers, understanding how to design cities that provide for all their citizens is of the utmost importance. Inclusive Urbanization attempts to not only provide meaningful, practical guidance to urban designers, managers,... more...

  • Reconstructing Italyby Stephanie Zeier Pilat

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Drawing on the writings of the architects, government documents, and including brief passages from works of neorealist literature and descriptions of neorealist films by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Calvino and others, this book presents a portrait of the postwar struggle to define a post-Fascist Italy. more...

  • Reconstructing Italyby Stephanie Zeier Pilat

    Oscar Test Publisher 2014; US$ 20.00

    Drawing on the writings of the architects, government documents, and including brief passages from works of neorealist literature and descriptions of neorealist films by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Calvino and others, this book presents a portrait of the postwar struggle to define a post-Fascist Italy. more...

  • The Empty Placeby Teresa Hoskyns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    In The Empty Place: Democracy and Public Space Teresa Hoskyns explores the relationship of public space to democracy by relating different theories of democracy in political philosophy to spatial theory and spatial and political practice.? Establishing the theoretical basis for the study of public space, Hoskyns examines the rise of representative... more...

  • Space, Planning, and Designby Elke Pahl-Weber; Frank Schwartze

    JOVIS Verlag 2014; US$ 23.51

    Im Fokus dieser Veröffentlichung stehen fünf aufstrebende Megastädte und mega-urbane Regionen auf der ganzen Welt. In unterschiedlichen Klimazonen gelegen, von unterschiedlichen ökonomischen Entwicklungsbedingungen und politischen Rahmenbedingungen bestimmt, ist jede der Städte mit unterschiedlichen regionalen Herausforderungen konfrontiert. Ausgehend... more...

  • Renewing Citiesby Ross J. Gittell

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    The cities of Lowell and New Bedford in Massachusetts, Jamestown in New York, and McKeesport in Pennsylvania have all undergone years of adversity and decline, their economic bases having been badly damaged by structural changes in the national economy, particularly in the manufacturing sector. In situations like these, can local development efforts... more...

  • Vertical Livingby Julia Gatley; Paul Walker; Damian Skinner; Justine Clark

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 29.15

    For more than fifty years, the Architectural Centre has helped shape the possibilities of modern life in urban New Zealand and profoundly influenced the remaking of Wellington. In 1946 a group of students and idealists got together to realise their visions for a modern city. Over the following half century, the Architectural Centre they founded helped... more...

  • New Orleans Under Reconstructionby Carol M. Reese; Michael Sorkin; Anthony Fontenot; Mike Davis

    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...