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  • Key Concepts in Planningby Gavin Parker; Joe Doak

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 42.00

    Dedicated to the study of spatial planning, this book offers detailed discussions of key concepts within this multi-disciplinary field, covering areas such as sustainability, public interests, mobility, property rights and community. more...

  • Dangerous Neighbors: Volcanoes and Citiesby Grant Heiken

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    An engaging, global exploration of cities threatened by volcanoes, studying historical and contemporary eruptions, and cities' efforts at hazard response. more...

  • Urban Transportation Planning in the United Statesby Edward Weiner

    Springer 2009; US$ 134.00

    The development of US urban transportation policy illustrates the changing relationships among federal, state, and local governments. This text examines the evolution of urban transportation planning from early developments in highway planning in the 1930s to concerns over sustainable development, security, and pollution control. more...

  • Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Designby Charles Montgomery

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 15.99

    A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of how cities can?and do?make us happier people Charles Montgomery?s Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and... more...

  • Great Planning Disastersby Peter Hall

    University of California Press 1982; US$ 21.56

    In this "pathology of planning," Peter Hall briskly recounts the histories of five great planning disasters and two near-disasters and analyzes the decisions of the professional bureaucrats, community activists, and politicians involved in the planning process. He draws on an eclectic body of theory from political science, economics, ethics, and long-range... more...

  • Finding Communityby Diana Leafe Christian

    New Society Publishers 2007; US$ 24.95

    How to research, visit, evaluate, and join the ecovillage or sustainable community of your dreams. more...

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

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 52.00

    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...

  • Investigating Town Planningby Clara Greed

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    Following on from Introducing Town Planning and Implementing Town Planning , this third volume in the series examines the scope and nature of modern town planning in greater depth. It investigates the theories and preoccupations which inform the current planning agenda, compares this with earlier objectives, and discusses likely future trends. ... more...

  • Radical Citiesby Justin Mcguirk

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    What makes the city of the future? How do you heal a divided city?  In RADICAL CITIES, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities already answering these questions. From Brazil to Venezuela, and from Mexico to Argentina, McGuirk discovers the people and ideas... more...

  • Neighbourhood Governance in Urban Chinaby N. M. Yip

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    As the economy and society of China has become more diversified, so have its urban neighbourhoods. The last decade has witnessed a surge in collective action by homeowners in China against the infringement of their rights. Research on neighbourhood governance is sparse and limited so this book fills a vital gap in the literature and understanding. more...