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Urban & Land Use Planning

  • Architektur in transdisziplinärer Perspektiveby Susanne Hauser; Julia Weber

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 36.00

    Architecture has high cultural and socio-political relevance. As a visual and kinesthetic medium, it structures not only space, but also orders of knowledge and modes of perception. Yet how can this be scientifically described or investigated? This volume provides a comprehensive reflection on architecture from a transdisciplinary perspective. It brings... more...

  • Landscape of Discontentby Andrew Newman

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Contents Abbreviations Introduction 1. Poets and Locomotives: Ecology and Politics on the Margins of Paris 2. Space, Style, and Grassroots Strategy in the Éole Mobilization 3. Cultivating the Republic? Parks, Gardens, and Youth 4. The End(s) of Urban Ecology in the Global City 5. To Watch and Be Watched: Urban Design, Vigilance, and Contested... more...

  • Urban Theory and the Urban Experienceby Simon Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95

    Urban Theory and the Urban Experience brings together classic and contemporary approaches to urban research in order to reveal the intellectual origins of urban studies and the often unacknowledged debt that empirical and theoretical perspectives on the city owe one another. From the foundations of modern urban theory in the work of Weber, Simmel,... more...

  • The Robust Cityby Tony Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Cities expand, upwards and outwards, and their physical structure can last a very long time, not just tens but hundreds of years. Nevertheless, they are rarely designed for expansion. Their layout does not allow for extension or for the retrofitting of infrastructure and can constrain, and often prevent, the growth and change of activities within... more...

  • Spatial Design Educationby Ashraf M. Salama

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    In this book, design education is dealt with as a paradigm whose evolutionary processes, underpinning theories, contents, methods, tools, are questioned and critically examined. Building on twenty-five years of research and explorations into design pedagogy in architecture and urban design, this book authoritatively offers a critical analysis of a... more...

  • Building the Inclusive Cityby Nilson Ariel Espino

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Urban segregation is one of the main challenges facing urban development around the globe. The usual outcome of many urban development patterns is an unequal social geography, with the urban poor living in large clusters that are remote, isolated, dangerous or unhealthy. The result is inequality in a number of dimensions of urban life, from deficient... more...

  • Urbanism and Dictatorshipby Harald Bodenschatz; Piero Sassi; Max Welch Guerra

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 42.00

    Urbanism in dictatorship has been discussed from the national view only, but urbanism has always been an instrument to gain recognition by other states. The book analyses dictatorship in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany and the Soviet Union, discusses the current state of research and presents new research. An overall view helps to understand... more...

  • The Boston Contest of 1944by Jeffry M. Diefendorf

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    During World War II, many European government authorities and planners believed that the damage caused by bombing constituted a great opportunity to transform their cities. Even as the fighting continued, a great many plans were drawn up, and this has been the subject of much scholarship. However, what is often overlooked is wartime planning in cities... more...