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  • The Sustainable City Xby C. A. Brebbia; W. F. Florez-Escobar

    WIT Press 2015; US$ 434.00

    Containing the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability this book addresses the multidisciplinary aspects of urban planning; a result of the increasing size of cities; the amount of resources and services required and the complexity of modern society. more...

  • Place-Based Evaluation for Integrated Land-Use Managementby Professor Angela Hull; Professor Ernest Alexander; Professor Johan Woltjer; Professor Matthias Ruth

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 139.95

    In recent years, there has been an increasing emphasis placed on local and regional integration in major planning projects and infrastructure development including roads, rail and waterways. This emphasis is not only on integrating various projects, but also integrating them with related issues such as housing, industry, environment and water. In... more...

  • Retrofitting Sprawlby Emily Talen

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    These twelve previously unpublished essays present innovative and practical ideas for addressing the harmful effects of sprawl. Sprawl is not only an ongoing focus of specialized magazines like Dwell; indeed, Time magazine has cited “recycling the suburbs” as the second of “Ten Ideas Changing the World Right Now.” While most... more...

  • World City Networkby Peter J. Taylor; Ben Derudder

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 66.95

    With the advent of multinational corporations, the traditional urban service function has 'gone global'. In order to provide services to globalizing corporate clients, the offices of major financial and business service firms across the world have generated networks of work. It is the myriad of flows between office towers in different metropolitan... more...

  • Cultural Sustainability and Regional Developmentby Joost Dessein; Elena Battaglini; Lummina Horlings

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Meeting the aims of sustainability is becoming increasingly difficult; at the same time, the call for culture is becoming more powerful. This book explores the relationships between culture, sustainability and regional change through the concept of ?territorialisation?. This new concept describes the dynamics and processes in the context of regional... more...

  • Instruments of Planningby Rebecca Leshinsky; Crystal Legacy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    Instruments of Planning: Tensions and Challenges for more Equitable and Sustainable Cities critically explores planning?s instrumentality to deliver important social and environmental outcomes in neoliberal planning landscapes. Because each instrument is unique and may be tailored to its own jurisdictional needs, Instruments of Planning is a compendium... more...

  • Freedom from Liberationby Gerard Laurence Aching

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 47.99

    By exploring the complexities of enslavement in the autobiography of Cuban slave-poet Juan Francisco Manzano (1797?1854), Gerard Aching complicates the universally recognized assumption that a slave's foremost desire is to be freed from bondage. As the only slave narrative in Spanish that has surfaced to date, Manzano's autobiography details the daily... more...

  • Untamed Urbanismsby Adriana Allen; Andrea Lampis; Mark Swilling

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    One of the major challenges of urban development has been reconciling the way cities develop with the mounting evidence of resource depletion and the negative environmental impacts of predominantly urban-based modes of production and consumption. This book aims to re-politicise the relationship between urban development, sustainability and justice,... more...

  • The Cityby Andrew Lees

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    The City: A World History tells the story of the rise and development of urban centers from ancient times to the twenty-first century. It begins with the establishment of the first cities in the Near East in the fourth millennium BCE, and goes on to examine urban growth in the Indus River Valley in India, as well as Egypt and areas that bordered the... more...

  • Urban Design in the Arab Worldby Professor Robert Saliba; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    The Arab World is perceived to be a region rampant with constructed and ambiguous national identities, overwhelming wealth and poverty, religious diversity, and recently the Arab uprisings, a bottom-up revolution shaking the foundations of pre-established, long-standing hierarchies. It is also a region that has witnessed a remarkable level of transformation... more...