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  • Accessibility and Spatial Interactionby A. CondeÁo-Melhorado; A. Reggiani; J. Gutiťrrez

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The concept of accessibility is linked to the level of opportunities available for spatial interaction (flows of people, goods or information) between a set of locations, through a physical and/or digital transport infrastructure network. Accessibility has proved to be a crucial tool for understanding the framework of sustainability policy in light... more...

  • Property Rights, Land Values and Urban Developmentby L. Tian

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This book presents an analysis of betterment and compensation issues under the Land Use Rights (LURs) System in China since 1988. The topic originates from the observation of widening inequity and increasing uncertainty associated with the failure of government to adequately address betterment and compensation issues. An analytical framework of institutions... more...

  • Urban Constellationsby ZoŽ Thompson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This book investigates the iconic architectural cultural spaces of the contemporary cityscape as engines of regeneration. Promising much to their fading locales, these spaces locate culture in the space where production once ruled in order to revitalise post-industrial urban provinces. With close attention to four sites across the UK, Urban Constellations... more...

  • The Blue, the Gray, and the Greenby Brian Allen Drake

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    The Blue, the Gray, and the Green is one of only a handful of books to apply an environmental history approach to the Civil War. This book explores how nature—disease, climate, flora and fauna, and other factors—affected the war and also how the war shaped Americans’ perceptions, understanding, and use of nature. The contributors... more...

  • Fantasy Islandsby Julie Sze

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    The rise of China and its status as a leading global factory are altering the way people live and consume. At the same time, the world appears wary of the real costs involved. Fantasy Islands probes Chinese, European, and American eco-desire and eco-technological dreams, and examines the solutions they offer to environmental degradation in this age... more...

  • Platzatlasby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhšuser 2015; US$ 112.00

    The question of spatial composition and user quality of sites arises in every urban design concept or intervention in urban public spaces. Platzatlas is the first wide-ranging reference work in which the design and proportions of urban squaresare compared and studied. Seventy European public squares are presented systematically in as-built... more...

  • Urban Revolution Nowby Lukasz Stanek; Christian Schmid; Ńkos MoravŠnszky

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 59.95

    This volume is the first to develop Lefebvre’s concepts in social research and architecture by focusing on urban conjunctures in Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dhaka, Hong Kong, London, New Orleans, Nowa Huta, Paris, Toronto, São Paulo, Sarajevo, as well as in Mexico and Switzerland. With contributions by historians and... more...

  • Cities in the Technology Economyby Darrene Hackler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Recognizing the pivotal role that local governments play in the high-tech economy, this book examines the effect of technology industries and infrastructures on cities and the local policy actions required for effective response to these challenges. Filled with fresh information and practical advice, "Cities in the Technology Economy" provides a thorough... more...

  • The New Urban Sociologyby Ray Hutchison; Mark Gottdiener; Michael T. Ryan

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    This groundbreaking text, now in its fifth edition, utilizes an integrated sociospatial paradigm to consider the role of race, class, gender, environment, economics, culture, and politics on the development of metropolitan areas . more...

  • Public Space and Relational Perspectivesby Chiara Tornaghi; Sabine Knierbein

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses have?been largely ignored, as well as the contextual and on-going dynamics between social actors, their cultures, and... more...