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  • Urban Transport in the Developing Worldby Harry T. Dimitriou; Ralph Gakenheimer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    The twenty thematic chapters in this book provide a broad set of perspectives on the plight, possibilities and opportunities of urban transport in the developing world set against the challenges of sustainable development. The contributors expertly set the international context of transport policy-making and planning for developing cities and present... more...

  • Sustainable Urban Designby Adam Ritchie; Randall Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    By the end of the twenty-first century it is thought that three-quarters of the world?s population will be urban; our future is in cities. Making these cities healthy, vibrant and sustainable is an exceptional challenge which this book addresses. It sets out some of the basic principles of the design of our future cities and, through a series of carefully-selected... 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...

  • Detroit City Is the Place to Beby Mark Binelli

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 17.99

    Once America's capitalist dream town, Detroit is our country's greatest urban failure, having fallen the longest and the farthest. But the city's worst crisis yet (and that's saying something) has managed to do the unthinkable: turn the end of days into a laboratory for the future. Urban planners, land speculators, neopastoral agriculturalists, and... more...

  • Regional and Urban GISby Timothy L. Nyerges; Piotr Jankowski

    Guilford Publications 2009; US$ 67.00

    This unique text shows students and professionals how geographic information systems (GIS) can guide decision making about complex community and environmental problems. The authors? step-by-step introduction to GIS-based decision analysis methods and techniques covers important urban and regional issues (land, transportation, and water resource... more...

  • Understanding Soils in Urban Environmentsby Pam Hazelton; Brian Murphy

    CSIRO Publishing 2011; US$ 51.95

    Details the physical, chemical and engineering properties of soils and how they can be managed. more...

  • Applying leadership and management in planningby Janet Morphet

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 38.95

    Written by an experienced author and widely respected academic, this valuable book asks whether the planning system is to blame for the frequent criticism it receives and discusses the ways in which management theories, tools and techniques can be applied to planning. more...

  • Society and Environment: A Historical Reviewby Jaqueline Tyrwhitt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Jaqueline Tyrwhitt (1905-1983) was a British town planner, editor, and educator. This book includes four of Tyrwhitt?s key texts to illustrate how she forged and promoted a synthesis of Patrick Geddes? bioregionalism and the utopian ideals of European Modernist urbanism, which influenced post-war academic discourse and professional practice in urban... more...

  • Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rightsby Alison L. Gash

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    In 1993, the nation exploded into anti-same sex marriage fervor when the Hawaii Supreme Court issued its decision to support marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. Opponents feared that all children, but especially those raised by lesbian or gay couples, would be harmed by the possibility of same-sex marriage, and warned of the consequences... more...

  • Infrastructure to 2030by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 63.00

    Infrastructures are the very foundation of modern economies and societies.  Energy, transport, water, telecommunications, all will continue to be essential to future development and growth. However, infrastructure investment requirements over the coming decades will be massive, running into trillions of dollars. Part of this investment... more...