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City Planning & Urban Development

  • The Death and Life of the Single-Family Houseby Nathanael Lauster

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    Vancouver today is recognized as one of the most livable cities in the world as well as an international model for sustainability and urbanism. Single-family homes in this city are ?a dying breed.? Most people live in the various low-rise and high-rise urban alternatives throughout the metropolitan area. The Death and Life of the Single-Family... more...

  • Urban Regenerationby Peter Roberts; Hugh Sykes; Rachel Granger

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 42.00

    In this new edition of the standard text on the theory and practice of urban regeneration, there are case studies and examples of best practice throughout, and a whole section devoted to international and comparative regeneration. more...

  • Dragons in Diamond Villageby David Bandurski

    Melville House 2016; US$ 27.95

    ?David Bandurski is a modern-day Marco Polo taking us into the heart of new China.? ?Kevin Sites, author of In the Hot Zone China?s explosive modernization has led to a unique phenomenon: voraciously-growing cities absorbing formerly distant villages that become tenement communities. Dragons in Diamond Village is about the plight?and the... more...

  • Community action and planningby Nick Gallent; Daniela Ciaffi

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 45.95

    Analyses the contexts, drivers and outcomes of community action and planning in the global north: from emergent neighbourhood planning in England to the communitybased housing movement in New York, and from active citizenship in the Dutch new towns to associative action in Marseille. more...

  • Urban Water Trajectoriesby Sarah Bell; Adriana Allen; Pascale Hofmann; Tse-Hui Teh

    Springer International Publishing 2016; Not Available

    Water is an essential element in the future of cities. It shapes cities? locations, form, ecology, prosperity and health. The changing nature of urbanisation, climate change, water scarcity, environmental values, globalisation and social justice mean that the models of provision of water services and infrastructure that have dominated for the past... more...

  • Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwideby Adenrele Awotona

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    We are witnessing an ever-increasing level and intensity of disasters from Ecuador to Ethiopia and beyond, devastating millions of ordinary lives and causing long-term misery for vulnerable populations. Bringing together 26 case studies from six continents, this volume provides a unique resource that discusses, in considerable depth, the multifaceted... more...

  • Shaping Jerusalemby Francesco Chiodelli

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Shaping Jerusalem: Spatial planning, politics and the conflict focuses on a hidden facet of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the relentless reshaping of the Holy City by the Israeli authorities through urban policies, spatial plans, infrastructural and architectural projects, land use and building regulations. From a political point of view,... more...

  • Housing politics in the United Kingdomby Brian Lund

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    As housing moves up the UK political agenda, Brian Lund uses insights from public choice theory, the new institutionalism and social constructionism to explore the political processes involved in constructing and implementing housing policy and its political consequences. more...

  • International Migration and Crisisby Ana Elizabeth Jardón Hernández

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 46.80

    This book presents an analysis of the various transformation processes at work in the international migratory dynamic of Mexicans as a consequence of the 2008 international economic crisis and the implementation of an increasingly strict American migration policy. Employing a methodology that combines qualitative and quantitative tools, the main findings... more...

  • No Simple Solutionsby Susan J. Popkin; Kathryn Edin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 39.99

    This book tells the story of how an ambitious?and risky?social experiment affected the lives of the people it was ultimately intended to benefit: the residents who had suffered through the worst days of crime, decay, and rampant mismanagement of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), and now had to face losing the only home many of them had known.... more...