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City Planning & Urban Development

  • American Hometown Renewalby Gary A. Mattson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 74.95

    Before the interstates, Main Street America was the small town?s commercial spine and served as the linchpin for community social solidarity. Yet, during the past three decades, a series of economic downturns has left many of the great small cities barely viable. American Hometown Renewal is the first book to combine administrative, budgetary, and... more...

  • Seville: Through the Urban Voidby Miguel Torres

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Recent years have seen a growing interest in undetermined and unqualified urban spaces. Understanding cities as spaces for encounter, conflict and otherness, this book argues that this indeterminacy is not marginal but a key characteristic of urban space, and degrees of liberty foster change, creativity, and political action. The urban void is a conceptual... more...

  • Security Without Weaponsby M. S. Wallace

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Few questions of global politics are more pressing than how to respond to widespread violence against civilians. ?Despite R2P proponents? efforts to draw attention away from exclusively military responses, debates on humanitarian intervention and R2P?s "Third Pillar" still tend to boil down to two unsatisfying options: stand by and "do nothing" or... more...

  • Eyes on the Streetby Robert Kanigel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 35.00

    The first major biography of the irrepressible woman who changed the way we view and live in cities, and whose influence can still be felt in any discussion of urban planning to this day. Eyes on the Street is a revelation of the phenomenal woman who raised three children, wrote seven groundbreaking books, saved neighborhoods, stopped expressways,... more...

  • Homelandby Yael Allweil

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    On 29 March 2016 the New York based online journal, Realty Today reported ?Israel is facing a housing crisis with ?[the] home inventory lacking 100,000 apartments? House prices, which have more than doubled in less than a decade, resulted in a mass protest back in 2011?. As Yael Allweil reveals in her fascinating book, housing has played a pivotal... more...

  • The Social Fabric of Citiesby Vinicius M Netto

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together ideas from the fields of sociology, economics, human geography, ethics, political and communications theory, this book deals with some key subjects in urban design: the multidimensional effects of the spatial form of cities, ways of appropriating urban space, and the different material factors involved in the emergence of social... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: The Politics of Urban Change (1979)by David McKay; Andrew Cox

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1979, this book examines key planning policy areas such as land use planning, land values, housing and slum clearance, urban transport, industrial and regional economic location policies, and policies inner city policies to explain why particular policies have been adopted at particular times ? assessing the role of political parties,... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Theories of Planning and Spatial Development (1983)by Philip Cooke

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1983, this book attempts to unify two bodies of theory which had become severely disjointed. Theories of the planning process had become detached from those of the urban and regional processes which are the subject of planning intervention. The author argues that major weaknesses of planning intervention in cities and regions have... more...

  • The Global City and the Holy Cityby Tovi Fenster

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 83.95

    The Global City & the Holy City explores the local embodied knowledge of women and men of different national, cultural and ethnic identities and age groups, living in London and Jerusalem. Their narratives focus on the three main concepts of Comfort, Belonging and Commitment to the various spaces in which they live. By deconstructing the meanings... more...

  • Urban Transportation Planning in the United Statesby EDWARD WEINER

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 146.01

    In this new fifth edition, there is a strong focus on the increasing concern over infrastructure resilience from the threat of serious storms, human activity, and population growth. The new edition also looks technologies that urban transportation planners are increasingly focused on, such as vehicle to vehicle communications and driver-less cars,... more...