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Urban & Land Use Planning

  • Squaresby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 112.00

    The question of spatial composition and user quality of sites arises in every urban design concept or intervention in urban public spaces.Squares is the first wide-ranging reference work in which the design and proportions of urban squaresare compared and studied. Seventy European public squares are presented systematically in as-built plan, ground... more...

  • Platzatlasby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 112.00

    Bei jedem städtebaulichen Entwurf, jedem Eingriff in öffentliche Räume stellt sich die Frage nach der Platzkomposition und der nutzungsgerechten Qualität. Der Platzatlas ist das erste breit angelegte Referenzwerk, in dem die Gestaltung, die Proportionen städtischer Platzräume studiert und verglichen werden. 70 europäische Plätze werden in Schwarzplan,... more...

  • Measuring Public Spaceby Georgiana Varna

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book shows how urban design can complement other disciplines when tackling the complex task of understanding and improving the built environment’s public realm. It also bridges the gap between theory and practice as it draws from empirical research to suggest more quantitative approaches towards auditing and improving public places. By seeing... more...

  • Emergent Urbanismby Tigran Haas; Krister Olsson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Bringing together leading academics from across a range of disciplines, Emergent Urbanism identifies the specific issues dominating today’s urban planning and urban design discourse, arguing that urban planning and design not only results from deliberate planning and design measures, but how these combine with infrastructure planning, and derive... more...

  • Designing for Hopeby Dominique Hes; Chrisna du Plessis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    A forward looking book on sustainable design that describes problems and then, by providing a different way to conceptualise design and development, leads on to examples of regenerative solutions. Its aim is to move the discussion away from doing less, but still detracting from our ecological capital, to positively contributing and adding to this... more...

  • The Making of a World Cityby Greg Clark

    Wiley 2014; US$ 82.50

      In 1986 the UK Government abolished city government in London, and there was a vacuum of ideas and directions for the future of this once great city. But somehow London flourished and in 1991 the word ‘world city’ was used to describe its agenda or the future in a ground breaking report. 20 years later London is the leading city... more...

  • Introducing Urban Designby Clara Greed; Marion Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 101.95

    Introducing Urban Design: Interventions and Responses is a new departure in the town planning series under the editorship of Clara Greed. The dynamic new subject and profession of urban design straddles the fields of town planning, architecture, landscape architecture and transport planning. This book recognises that a key feature of modern urban... more...

  • Uniting a Divided Cityby Jo Beall; Owen Crankshaw; Susan Parnell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    For many, Johannesburg resembles the imagined spectre of the urban future. Global anxieties about catastrophic urban explosion, social fracture, environmental degradation, escalating crime and violence, and rampant consumerism alongside grinding poverty, are projected onto this city as a microcosm of things to come. Decision-makers in cities worldwide... more...

  • Sustainable Communities in Europeby William M Lafferty

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    A presentation of detailed comparative research into the implementation in 11 European countries of Local Agenda 21 - the action plan for sustainable development at community level. Overviews of implementation in each country are accompanied by analysis of positive and negative changes, as well as a comparative analysis with high academic and policy... more...

  • Urban Livelihoodsby Tony Lloyd-Jones; Carole Rakodi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    One of the most promising approaches to poverty reduction in developing countries is to encourage sustainable livelihoods for the poor. This takes account of their opportunities and assets and the sources of their vulnerability. Based on recent and extensive research, this volume thoroughly assesses the value of the livelihoods approach to urban poverty.... more...