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Urban & Land Use Planning

  • The New Urban Agendaby Bill Freeman; Christopher Hume

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 10.99

    Equal parts history, social science, and call to action, The New Urban Agenda focuses on fixing the major issues facing the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Award-winning author Bill Freeman shows how cities have overcome them in the past, and gives level-headed advice for tackling Toronto's biggest challenges. more...

  • The Changing Image of Affordable Housingby Dr Ulduz Maschaykh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Illustrated by a range of case studies of affordable housing options in Canada, this book examines the liveability and affordability of twenty-first-century residential architecture. Focussing on the architects? and communities? commitment to these housing programmes, as well as that of the private building sector, it stresses the importance of the... more...

  • Courtyard Housing for Health and Happinessby Dr Donia Zhang

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Health and happiness are fundamental to human quality of life. The United Nations? World Happiness Report 2012 reflects a new worldwide call for governments to include happiness as a criterion to their policies. The ?Healthy Cities? or ?Happy Cities? movement has been endorsed by the WHO since 1986, and a ?Healthy House? or ?Happy Home? is a critical... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Beingby Hugh Barton; Susan Thompson; Sarah Burgess; Marcus Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 205.00

    Urban planning is deeply implicated in both the planetary crisis of climate change and the personal crises of unhealthy lifestyles. Worldwide health issues such as obesity, mental illness, growing health inequalities and climate vulnerability cannot be solved solely by medicines but also by tackling the social, economic and environmental determinants.... more...

  • Permacultureby Jan Martin Bang

    Floris Books 2015; US$ 21.86

    Permaculture design has been the bedrock of the growth of the worldwide network of Ecovillages since the mid 1990s. A well-developed set of educational programmes has evolved too, including the Permaculture design foundation course.<br><br>This invaluable source book brings together everything students on such courses need to know about... more...

  • The Odd Woman and the Cityby Vivian Gornick

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 23.99

    A contentious, deeply moving ode to friendship, love, and urban life in the spirit of Fierce Attachments A memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City explores the rhythms, chance encounters, and ever-changing friendships of urban life that forge the sensibility of a fiercely independent... more...

  • Traffic in Townsby Colin Buchanan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Traffic in Towns, also known as the Buchanan Report, is regarded as one of the most influential planning documents of the twentieth century. The report reflected mounting concern about the impact on Britain?s towns and cities of rapid growth in the ownership and use of motor vehicles. Its purpose was to evaluate policy options for reducing the threat... more...

  • Gebaute Zitateby Anna Valentine Ullrich

    transcript 2015; US$ 32.39

    Zitate in Musik, Bild und Architektur sind theoretisch bisher kaum untersucht. Auf der Basis zeichen- und medientheoretischer sowie kulturwissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse entwickelt Anna Valentine Ullrich ein Modell, um verschiedene Zitaterscheinungen zu analysieren, und berücksichtigt dabei sowohl den Prozess des Zitierens als auch das Zitatprodukt... 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...