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- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 46.22
This is a challenging new approach to understanding ecological systems especially in urban and urbanised areas. Synthesising current ideas and approaches the book develops an historic context to ecological fusion and recombinant or hybrid ecosystems. With massive climate change and other environmental fluxes, this volume provides insight into consequences... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95
Encounters in Planning Thought builds on the intellectual legacy of spatial planning through essays by leading scholars from around the world, including John Friedmann, Peter Marcuse, Patsy Healey, Andreas Faludi, Judith Innes, Rachelle Alterman and many more. Each author provides a fascinating and inspiring unravelling of his or her own intellectual... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available
Urbanization is a system of power and knowledge, and today?s city functions through the expansive material infrastructures of the urban order. In The Urban Apparatus , Reinhold Martin analyzes urbanization and the contemporary city in aesthetic, socioeconomic, and mediapolitical terms. He argues that understanding the city as infrastructure reveals... more...
- Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 64.46
Informal settlements made up of corrugated iron shacks and other materials are a ubiquitous feature in the megacities of Africa, Asia and Latin America. In response to the enormous influx of migrants from the countryside, the informal city experienced a phenomenal growth. While rightly criticized for their lack of hygiene and for their low-level living... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 69.95
Design Governance focuses on how we design the built environment where most of us live, work, and play and the role of government in that process. To do so, it draws on the experience of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), a decade-long, globally unique experiment in the governance of design. This book theorises... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
The Thames Gateway plan is the largest and most complex project of urban regeneration ever undertaken in the United Kingdom. This book provides a comprehensive overview and critique of the Thames Gateway plan, but at the same time it uses the plan as a lens through which to look at a series of important questions of social theory, urban policy and... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 27.09
Der Band befasst sich mit dem Verhältnis von Stadt und Infrastruktur, von Urbanisierung und Infrastrukturentwicklung. Je nach Konstellation symbolisieren und reproduzieren Infrastrukturen gesellschaftliche Beziehungen, können diese aber auch mit hervorbringen und stabilisieren. Das Verschwinden eines erkenntnistheoretisch eigenständigen Raums jenseits... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2016; US$ 27.99
Deepens our understanding of metropolitan governance through an innovative comparative project on the subject of regional governance in Canada and Europe. The book expands the comparative angle from economic competitiveness and social cohesion to housing and transportation and expands our perspective on municipal governance to the regional scale. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95
Life Cycle Approaches to Sustainable Regional Development explains the ways life cycle methodologies and tools can be used to strengthen regional socio-economic planning and development in a more sustainable manner. The book advocates the adoption of systematic and long-term criteria for development decision-making, taking into account the full... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Since the late 1990s, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been hailed as a potentially revolutionary feature of the planning and management of Western cities. Economic regeneration and place promotion strategies have exploited these new technologies; city management has experimented with electronically distributed services, and participation... more...