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Urban & Land Use Planning

  • Making the Digital Cityby Alessandro Aurigi

    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...

  • Architecture and Utopiaby Michael Chyutin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    There are more than 450 Moshavim settlements and about 270 kibbutzim in Israel. While there is a range of communal and cooperative kibbutz movements, all with slight ideological differences, they are all collective rural communities, based on an ideal to create a social utopian settlement. Placing the kibbutz within the wider context of utopian social... more...

  • Experience and Conflict: The Production of Urban Spaceby Panu Lehtovuori

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    When designing, planning and building urban spaces, many contradictory and conflicting actors, practices and agendas coexist. This book propounds that, at present, this process is conducted in an artificial reality, 'Concept City', characterized by a simplified and outdated conception of space. It provides a constructive critique of the concepts,... more...

  • Ineffably Urban: Imaging Buffaloby Miriam Paeslack

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Buffalo, in New York state, is 'ineffable': a typical city in transition between its past and future. It is a classic example of one of many 'shrinking cities' in North America and elsewhere which once prospered because of heavy industrialization, but which now have to deal with various degrees of urban decay. Bringing together a range of scholars... more...

  • Neo-historical East Berlinby Florian Urban

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In the years prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the leaders of the German Democratic Republic planned to construct a city center that was simultaneously modern and historical, consisting of both redesign of old buildings and new architectural developments. Drawing from recently released archival sources and interviews with former key government... more...

  • Total Landscape, Theme Parks, Public Spaceby Miodrag Mitrasinovic

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Placing theme parks from the United States, Europe and Asia in a comparative, multidisciplinary framework, this fascinating book argues that these fantasy environments are an extreme example of the totalization of public space. By illuminating the relationship between theme parks and public space, this book offers critical insights into the ethos of... more...

  • Urban Mapsby Richard Brook; Nick Dunn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book concerns the city and the 'devices' that define the urban environment by their presence, representation or interpretation. The texts offer an interdisciplinary discourse and critique of the complex systems, artifacts, interventions and evidences that can inform our understanding of urban territories; on surfaces, in the margins or within... more...

  • Managing Urban Futuresby Marco Keiner; Martina Koll-Schretzenmayr

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Urbanization is one of the most powerful forces influencing global sustainability. It is dominated by three factors: population growth, rural-urban migration and subsequent urban expansion. Perhaps nowhere are these factors more dominant than in developing countries. This volume brings together leading experts including Alan Gilbert, John Friedmann,... more...

  • Colonial Architecture and Urbanism in Africaby Fassil Demissie

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Colonial architecture and urbanism carved its way through space: ordering and classifying the built environment, while projecting the authority of European powers across Africa in the name of science and progress. The built urban fabric left by colonial powers attests to its lingering impacts in shaping the present and the future trajectory of postcolonial... more...

  • Revolt and Reform in Architecture's Academyby William Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Revolt and Reform in Architecture?s Academy uniquely addresses the complicated relationship between architectural education and urban renewal in the 1960s, which paved the way for what is today known as public interest design. Through an examination of curricular reforms at Columbia University?s and Yale University?s schools of architecture in the... more...