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  • We're Still Here Ya Bastardsby Roberta Brandes Gratz

    Nation Books 2015; US$ 27.99

    The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is one of the darkest chapters is American history. A toxic combination of government neglect and socioeconomic inequality turned a crisis into a tragedy. The storm completely transformed one of the most beloved cities in America, leaving nearly 80 percent of New Orleans flooded and damaging 134,000 housing units,... 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...

  • Introduction to Rural Planningby Nick Gallent; Iqbal Hamiduddin; Meri Juntti; Sue Kidd; Dave Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    Introduction to Rural Planning: Economies, Communities and Landscapes provides a critical analysis of the key challenges facing rural places and the ways that public policy and community action shape rural spaces.? The second edition provides an examination of the composite nature of ?rural planning?, which combines land-use and spatial planning... more...

  • Ecology Against Capitalismby John Bellamy Foster

    Monthly Review Press 2002; US$ 20.00

    In recent years John Bellamy Foster has emerged as a leading theorist of the Marxist perspective on ecology. His seminal book Marx's Ecology (Monthly Review Press, 2000) discusses the place of ecological issues within the intellectual history of Marxism and on the philosophical foundations of a Marxist ecology, and has become a major point of reference... more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews - Istanbul, Turkeyby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 56.00

    Istanbul, the demographic and economic heart of Turkey, has gone through enormous changes over the past century. This mega-city of about 15 million inhabitants has seen its population increased more than tenfold since 1950. Over time, it has established itself as the industrial, financial and logistics centre of the country, producing almost one-third... more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews - Norwayby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 56.00

    Few other countries feature the combination of very low population densities and difficult topography that hinders communication, in addition to a variety of contrasting climates. But the “Nordic welfare model” strives, with a good degree of success, to offer equal living conditions to all citizens by providing proper access to quality public... more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews Randstad Holland, Netherlandsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 56.00

    The Randstad is a poly-centric urban area in western Netherlands, comprising Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and several smaller cities. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the OECD, and has developed into an advanced urban economy with many leading sectors, such as logistics, horticulture and financial services. The Randstad... more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews Milan, Italyby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 50.00

    Milan has earned a high-profile reputation as a centre of advanced functions, in addition to being an international capital of fashion and design. However, both internal and external challenges are putting strains on Milan’s aspiration to become a southern European and Mediterranean hub.  This review highlights Milan’s potential to capitalise... more...

  • Design Guidelines in American Citiesby John Punter

    Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 32.50

    This book is a study of design initiatives and policies in five US West Coast cities – Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Irvine and San Diego – all of which have had particularly interesting experience of relevance to urban design practice in Britain and other countries. more...

  • Changing Institutional Landscapes for Implementing Wind Powerby Sylvia Breukers

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 69.50

    Provides insight in the political-institutional conditions that have impeded and encouraged onshore wind power implementation in the Netherlands, England and the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia more...