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City Planning & Urban Development

  • Accessibility and Spatial Interactionby A. Condeço-Melhorado; A. Reggiani; J. Gutiérrez

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The concept of accessibility is linked to the level of opportunities available for spatial interaction (flows of people, goods or information) between a set of locations, through a physical and/or digital transport infrastructure network. Accessibility has proved to be a crucial tool for understanding the framework of sustainability policy in light... 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...

  • From Formalism to Weak Formby Stefano Corbo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Eisenman has always been deeply interested in the problem of form in architecture and has constantly challenged the classical concept of it. He tried to connect his own work with the cultural manifestations of the time: firstly under the influence of Colin Rowe and his formalist studies; secondly, by re-interpreting Chomsky’s linguistic theories;... more...

  • The Material Imaginationby Matthew Mindrup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In recent years architectural discourse has witnessed a renewed interest in materiality under the guise of such familiar tropes as 'material honesty,' 'form finding,' or 'digital materiality.' As an alternative to a formal approach in architectural design, this book challenges readers to rethink the reverie of materials in architecture... more...

  • Reconsidering Localismby Simin Davoudi; Ali Madanipour

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    "Localism" has been deployed in recent debates over planning law as an anodyne, grassroots way to shape communities into sustainable, human-scale neighborhoods. But "local" is a moving category, with contradictory, nuanced dimensions. Reconsidering Localism brings together new scholarship from leading academics in Europe and North America to develop... more...

  • Planning the Great Metropolisby David A. Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    As the Regional Plan Association embarks on a Fourth Regional Plan, there can be no better time for a paperback edition of David Johnson?s critically acclaimed assessment of the 1929 Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs. As he says in his preface to this edition, the questions faced by the regional planners of today are little changed from those... more...

  • Urban and Regional Planning in Chinaby Fulong Wu

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China provides an overview of the changes in China?s planning system, policy, and practices using concrete examples and informative details in language that is accessible enough for the undergraduate but thoroughly grounded in a wealth of research and academic experience to support academics. It... more...

  • Heteroglossic Asia: The Transformation of Urban Taiwanby Francis Chia-Hui Lin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Heteroglossic Asia presents an analysis of geographic, historical, cultural, economic, spatial and political factors underlying Taiwan?s maritime urbanity by means of case studies based on Taipei and Kaohsiung; two cities which represent the multi-accentual character of Taiwan?s urban environment and its recent changes and development through architecture.... more...

  • Co-producing Knowledge for Sustainable Urban Developmentby Merritt Polk

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    At the current time, many issues and problems within sustainable urban development are managed within traditional disciplinary and organizational structures. However, problems such as, climate change, resource constraints, poverty and social tensions all exceed current compartmentalization of policy-making, administration and knowledge production.... more...

  • Digital Humanitariansby Patrick Meier

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    This gripping real-time drama is set against the the devastation of the Haiti earthquake. The author, a pioneer of digital humanitarianism, didn?t stay idle long. Within hours, from his laptop, he?d assembled a global network of volunteers to collect, analyze, sift through, map, and relay accurate information from survivors on the ground voicing cries... more...