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Urban & Land Use Planning

  • Learning from Logisticsby Clare Lyster

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 56.00

    Logistics are central to contemporary urbanism. Looking at a city from the perspective of its systems rather than its form delineates a new framework for urbanism. This book undertakes an analysis of three major enterprises that heavily rely on sophisticated logistics ? Amazon, FedEx, Ryan Air ? and subsequently shows their impact on urbanism. Its... more...

  • Planning Urban Placesby Mary Ganis

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Urban change is often difficult because we are dealing with people?s elusive notions of place and perception, time and change. Urban design and planning in a changing urban context so that it remains relevant for people is elusive because the idea of place is embedded in memory and identity ? but whose memory and whose identity? This book seeks to... more...

  • A Quantum Cityby Ludger Hovestadt; Vera Bühlmann; Diana Alvarez-Marin; Miro Roman; Sebastian Michael

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 112.00

    We know the specific strengths of various cities, are aware of their ranking, are able to discuss their density and growth. But what do all cities have in common, what do we know about their ?lowest common denominator??The ?city as a species?, the ?primal genetic material of the city?: this is the subject of A Quantum City . This colossal... more...

  • Beyond Gated Communitiesby Samer Bagaeen; Ola Uduku

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Research on gated communities is moving away from the hard concept of a 'gated community' to the more fluid one of urban gating. The latter allows communities to be viewed through a new lens of soft boundaries, modern communication and networks of influence. The book, written by an international team of experts, builds on the research of Bagaeen... more...

  • Introduction to Rural Planningby Nick Gallent; Iqbal Hamiduddin; Meri Juntti; Sue Kidd; Dave Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    Introduction to Rural Planning: Economies, Communities and Landscapes provides a critical analysis of the key challenges facing rural places and the ways that public policy and community action shape rural spaces.? The second edition provides an examination of the composite nature of ?rural planning?, which combines land-use and spatial planning... more...

  • The Rebound Effect in Home Heatingby Ray Galvin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.95

    This is a definitive guide to the rebound effect in home heating ? the increase in energy service use after a technological intervention aimed at reducing consumption. It sets out what the effect is, how it plays out in the home heating sector, what this implies for energy saving initiatives in this sector, and how it relates to rebound effects in... more...

  • 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...

  • Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africaby Carlos Nunes Silva

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are unequally confronted with social, economic and environmental challenges, particularly those related with population growth, urban sprawl, and informality. This complex and uneven African urban condition requires an open discussion of past and current urban planning practices and future reforms. Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; 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 2015; 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...