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  • Africans into Creolesby Russell Lohse

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World. more...

  • Port-City Interplays in Chinaby James Jixian Wang

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Based on the author’s own research and investigations into more than 25 port cities in China over the past 18 years, this book provides vivid stories about China and challenges existing theories on port development. This book answers the following questions from a geographical perspective: how has port growth been speeded up and realized under... more...

  • Boom Townsby Stephen Walters

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    American cities, once economic and social launch pads for their residents, are all too often plagued by poverty and decay. One need only to look at the ruins of Detroit to see how far some once-great cities have fallen, or at Boston and San Francisco for evidence that such decline is reversible. In Boom Towns , Stephen J.K. Walters diagnoses the... more...

  • Understanding Urban Metabolismby Nektarios Chrysoulakis; Eduardo Anselmo de Castro; Eddy J. Moors

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Understanding Urban Metabolism addresses the gap between the bio-physical sciences and urban planning and illustrates the advantages of accounting for urban metabolism issues in urban design decisions. Urban metabolism considers a city as a system, and distinguishes between energy and material flows as its components. Based on research from the... more...

  • Incomplete Streetsby Stephen Zavestoski; Julian Agyeman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The ?Complete Streets' concept and movement in urban planning and policy has been hailed by many as a revolution that aims to challenge the auto-normative paradigm by reversing the broader effects of an urban form shaped by the logic of keeping automobiles moving. By enabling safe access for all users, Complete Streets promise to make cities more... more...

  • The Age of Intelligent Citiesby Nicos Komninos

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge 2008). Together these books examine intelligent cities as environments of innovation and collaborative problem-solving. In this final book,... more...

  • Urban Competitiveness: Theory and Practiceby Peter Kresl; Daniele Ietri

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    During the past 25 years the burden of managing economic policy for competitiveness has devolved to cities and to urban regions. National governments have increasingly been focused on staving off fiscal collapse. Mayors and local administrations have become very creative and active in looking after the state of their local economy and have developed... more...

  • Bootstrap New Urbanismby Joseph A. Rodriguez

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    Joseph Rodriguez critically examines the urban design and revitalization initiatives undertaken by both the government and people of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bootstrap New Urbanism uncovers a practice with implications for urban history, architectural history, planning history, environmental design, ethnic studies, and urban politics. ... more...

  • Upscaling Downtownby Richard E. Ocejo

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Once known for slum-like conditions in its immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, New York City?s downtown now features luxury housing, chic boutiques and hotels, and, most notably, a vibrant nightlife culture. While a burgeoning bar scene can be viewed as a positive sign of urban transformation, tensions lurk beneath, reflecting the social conflicts... more...

  • The Condition, Improvement and Town Planning of the City of Calcutta and Contiguous Areasby E. P. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    By 1900 the British had undertaken various types of urban planning in their colonial territories, but the early twentieth century brought new ideas and the birth of the modern planning movement. In India these new planning ideas inspired several specialized reports after 1900, most of which drew explicitly on British, or occasionally German, ideas.... more...