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City Planning & Urban Development

  • Städtische Quartiere gestaltenby Rolf Blandow; Judith Knabe; Anne van Rießen

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 36.00

    Was sind lebenswerte Quartiere? Welche Möglichkeiten und Grenzen kommunaler Konzepte der städtischen Quartierentwicklung gab und gibt es? Vor dem Hintergrund aktueller gesellschaftlicher sowie politischer Entwicklungen und Herausforderungen werden in diesem Band zentrale Fragen der Quartierentwicklung diskutiert. Aus der Sicht von verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen... more...

  • Governance for Urban Sustainability and Resilienceby J. van der Heijden

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Cities, and the built environment more broadly, are key in the global response to climate change. This groundbreaking book seeks to understand what governance tools are best suited for achieving cities that are less harmful to the natural environment, are less dependent on finite resources, and can better withstand human-made hazards and climate risks. more...

  • The Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countriesby Susana Salgado

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region, the author examines the influence of the Internet in the transition to democracy in Africa, and asks whether there are new possibilities for popular activism... more...

  • Suspending Modernityby Kay Bea Jones

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Kay Bea Jones’ illuminating study of selected works by Studio Albini will reintroduce his contributions to one of the most productive periods in Italian design. Suspending Modernity follows the evolution of Albini’s most important buildings and projects, even as they reveal his apprehensive attitudes about the modern condition. Albini clarified... more...

  • Climate Change Governance in Chinese Citiesby Qianqing Mai; Maria Francesch-Huidobro

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In the last thirty years, China has experienced rapid economic development and urbanisation which has resulted in high levels of environmental degradation and has put considerable pressure on the country?s infrastructure and natural resources. As China commits to considerably lower the carbon intensity of its economy, this volume analyses and explains... more...

  • The Pedestrian and the Cityby Carmen Hass-Klau

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Pedestrian and the City provides an overview and insight into the development, politics and policies on walking and pedestrians: it includes the evolution of pedestrian-friendly housing estates in the 19th century up to the present day. Key issues addressed include the struggle of pedestrianization in town centers, the attempts to create independent... more...

  • Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classesby Nnamdi Elleh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book not only shows how architects can learn from traditional or vernacular dwellings in order to create habitations for the people of low-income groups in public housing scenarios, but also demonstrates how the architecture of the economically underprivileged classes goes beyond culturally-inspired tectonic interpretations of vernacular traditions... more...

  • Qualitative Research Methods for Community Developmentby Robert Mark Silverman; Kelly L. Patterson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Qualitative Research Methods for Community Development teaches the basic skills, tools, and methods of qualitative research with special attention to the needs of community practitioners. This book teaches students entering planning, community development, nonprofit management, social work, and similar applied fields the core skills necessary to... more...

  • The 'One Planet' Lifeby David Thorpe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    The One Planet Life demonstrates a path for everyone towards a way of life in which we don?t act as if we had more than one planet Earth. The difference between this approach and others is that it uses ecological footprint analysis to help to determine how effective our efforts are. Much of the book is a manual ? with examples ? on how to live the... more...

  • The Resilience Dividendby Judith Rodin

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 20.00

    New York. Athens. Wenzhou. Boston. Oslo. Dhaka. New Orleans. Nairobi. In recent years, dozens of cities across the globe have been hit by large-scale catastrophes of every kind: natural disaster, geopolitical conflict, food shortages, disease and contagion, terrorist attacks. If you haven't been directly touched by one of these cataclysms... more...