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  • Town and Country Planning in the UKby Barry Cullingworth; Vincent Nadin; Trevor Hart; Simin Davoudi; John Pendlebury; Geoff Vigar; David Webb; Tim Townshend

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 91.95

    Town and country planning has never been more important to the UK, nor more prominent in national debate. Planning generates great controversy: whether it?s spending £80m and four years? inquiry into Heathrow?s Terminal 5, or the 200 proposed wind turbines in the Shetland Isles. On a smaller scale telecoms masts, take-aways, house extensions, and... more...

  • Planning Asian Citiesby Stephen Hamnett; Dean Forbes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    In Planning Asian Cities: Risks and Resilience , Stephen Hamnett and Dean Forbes have brought together some of the region?s most distinguished urbanists to explore the planning history and recent development of Pacific Asia?s major cities. They show how globalization, and the competition to achieve global city status, has had a profound effect... more...

  • Light for Citiesby Ulrike Brandi; Christoph Geissmar-Brandi

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 76.95

    Drawing on the author?s experience, the book addresses the technical and planning aspects of the task and provides important information on feasibility and possible financing models. Organized systematically and with a wealth of color illustrations, detail drawings, and implementation plans, it is an indispensable guide to successfully... more...

  • Participatory Rural Appraisalby N. Narayanasamy

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 11.88

    Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) methods, now known as Participatory Learning. and Action (PLA), have been extensively used in development research, action and. evaluation. This book is based on the author’s decade-long intensive field. experience—each method is explained by drawing on field-based illustrations. The book vividly describes... more...

  • Walkable Cityby Jeff Speck

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99

    Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban core. But in the typical American city, the car is still king, and downtown... more...

  • Detroitby Scott Martelle

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    At its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, Detroit's status as epicenter of the American auto industry made it a vibrant, populous, commercial hub?and then the bottom fell out. Detroit : A Biography takes a long, unflinching look at the evolution of one of America's great cities and one of the nation's greatest urban failures. This authoritative yet... more...

  • Urban Ecologyby Richard T. T. Forman

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 56.00

    The first richly illustrated worldwide portrayal of urban ecology, tying together organisms, built structures, and the physical environment around cities. more...

  • Walk Out Walk Onby Margaret J. Wheatley; Deborah Frieze

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2011; US$ 24.95

    In this era of increasingly complex problems and shrinking resources, can we find meaningful and enduring solutions to the challenges we face today as individuals, communities, and nations? In Walk Out Walk On , we invite you on a learning journey to seven communities around the world to meet people who have walked out of limiting beliefs... more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theoryby Greig Crysler; Stephen Cairns; Hilde Heynen

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 42.00

    Now available in paperback, this is a cutting edge, detailed and comprehensive exploration of architectural theory. Its focus on interdisplinarity and cross-cultural ties ensures the discipline's relationship with the social sciences is fully explored. more...

  • Urban Ecosystemsby Frederick R. Adler; Colby J. Tanner

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 56.00

    An accessible introduction to the unifying principles of ecology through the exploration of urban ecosystems. more...