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  • Großprojekte der Stadtentwicklung in der Krise.by Jan Stöß

    Duncker & Humblot 2009; US$ 74.29

    Hauptbeschreibung Die städtebauliche Entwicklungsmaßnahme war in den 90er Jahren der große Hoffnungsträger der kommunalen Baulandmobilisierung. In dieser Phase gingen viele Gemeinden unter dem Eindruck der Wohnungsnot Ende der achtziger Jahre und den Wachstumserwartungen in Folge der Vereinigung von einem dauerhaft erhöhten Bedarf an Wohnungen, Gewerbeflächen... more...

  • Africa Rising?by Ian Taylor

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    Africa is said to be rising, turning a definitive page in its history, heralding new and exciting possibilities for the continent. The Africa Rising discourse maintains that upsurge in economic growth comes with improved governance and endogenous dynamics; that the emerging economies, and especially the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India China, South Africa],... more...

  • Low Carbon Citiesby Steffen Lehmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Low Carbon Cities is a book for practitioners, students and scholars in architecture, urban planning and design. It features essays on ecologically sustainable cities by leading exponents of urban sustainability, case studies of the new directions low carbon cities might take and investigations of how we can mitigate urban heat stress in our cities?... more...

  • Creating Regenerative Citiesby Herbert Girardet

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Large, modern cities have effectively declared their independence from nature. But while they take up only three percent of the world?s land surface, their ecological footprints actually cover the entire globe. Humanity is building an urban future, yet urban resource use is threatening the future of humanity and the natural world. To meet the aspirations... more...

  • Now Urbanismby Jeffrey Hou; Benjamin Spencer; Thaisa Way; Ken Yocom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    After more than a century of heroic urban visions, urban dwellers today live in suburban subdivisions, gated communities, edge cities, apartment towers, and slums. The contemporary cities we know are more often the embodiment of unexpected outcomes and unintended consequences rather than visionary planning. As an alternative approach for rethinking... more...

  • Introducing Urban Designby Clara Greed; Marion Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 101.95

    Introducing Urban Design: Interventions and Responses is a new departure in the town planning series under the editorship of Clara Greed. The dynamic new subject and profession of urban design straddles the fields of town planning, architecture, landscape architecture and transport planning. This book recognises that a key feature of modern urban... more...

  • OECD Regional Outlook 2014by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 98.00

    Regions and cities are on the front lines of many challenges faced by OECD countries today, from education and jobs to health care and quality of life. Getting regions and cities "right", adapting policies to the specificities of where people live and work,  is vital to improving citizens’ well-being. This second edition of the... more...

  • Confronting Suburbanizationby Kiril Stanilov; ; Ludĕ kora; k

    Wiley 2014; US$ 39.95

    This fascinating book explains the processes of suburbanization in the context of post-socialist societies transitioning from one system of socio-spatial order to another. Case studies of seven Central and Eastern Europe city regions illuminate growth patterns and key conditions for the emergence of sprawl. Breaks new ground, offering a systematic... more...

  • Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondageby Sherwin K. Bryant

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 34.99

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  • America's Urban Historyby Lisa Krissoff Boehm; Steven Hunt Corey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The history of the American city is, in many ways, the history of the United States. Although rural traditions have also left their impact on the country, cities and urban living have been vital components of America for centuries, and an understanding of the urban experience is essential to comprehending America?s past. America?s Urban History ... more...