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City Planning & Urban Development

  • The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2013by Pengfei Ni; Peter Karl Kresl; Wei Liu

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Global Urban Competitiveness Report - 2013 is an empirical study and evaluation of the sustainable competitiveness of 500 cities around the world from regional, national and other perspectives. This one-of-a-kind resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed, and involve urban economics, geography, urban studies,... more...

  • Cities and Partnerships for Sustainable Urban Developmentby Peter Karl Kresl

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Over the past two decades, sustainability has become a principal concern for city administrators. It is a more than just environmental entailing economic, demographic, governance, social, and amenity aspects. After a short introduction to some theory, this book provides broad coverage of these aspects and their manifestations in Asia, Africa, Europe... more...

  • Towns and Cities: Function in Formby Mr Julian Hart; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Challenging existing assumptions about how our towns and cities are structured and formed, Julian Hart provides an engaging and thought-provoking alternative theory of urban design. This is not urban design in the sense of the practice of design; rather it is a theory of the form of the town at all scales - why towns and cities happen to be structured... more...

  • The Creative Cityby Mr James Doyle; Ms Biljana Mickov

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The Creative City: Vision and Execution, edited by James E. Doyle and Biljana Mickov, challenges the popular understanding of the Creative City, by bridging the gap between the Creative City as concept and the Creative City as practice and, in so doing, provides a contemporary template for policy makers, city planners, and citizens alike. The book... more...

  • Metropolitan Governance in Americaby Prof Dr Don Phares; Professor Donald F Norris

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Metropolitan government and metropolitan governance have been ongoing issues for more than sixty years in the United States. Based on an extensive survey and a review of existing literature, this book offers a comprehensive overview of these debates. It discusses how the centrifugal forces in local government, and in particular local government autonomy,... more...

  • Urban Planning in Lusophone African Countriesby Professor Carlos Nunes Silva; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    Urban planning on the five Lusophone African countries - Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Príncipe - has so far been relatively overlooked in planning literature. Bringing together a team of leading scholars, this book fills the gap by providing an in-depth analysis of key issues in the history of urban planning and... more...

  • Informal Public Transport in Practiceby Dr Meleckidzedeck Khayesi; Professor Margaret Grieco

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Transport discourse often concentrates on what is missing from transport policy and practice in developing countries vis-ŕ-vis high-income countries rather than articulating local creativity in responding to transport needs as revealed in informal public transport modes such as matatu, motorcycle, bicycle and animal transport. This book helps to correct... more...

  • Image, Text, Architectureby Dr Robin Wilson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Image, Text, Architecture brings a radical and detailed analysis of the modern and contemporary architectural media, addressing issues of architectural criticism, architectural photography and the role of journal editors. It covers examples as diverse as an article by British artist Paul Nash in The Architectural Review, 1940, an early project by... more...

  • City Politicsby Dennis R Judd; Todd Swanstrom

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 113.95

    This text provides a foundation for understanding the politics of America's cities and urban regions. Praised for the clarity of its writing, careful research, and distinctive theme - that urban politics in the United States has evolved as a dynamic interaction among governmental power, private actors, and a politics of identity - City Politics remains... more...

  • Fiscal Impact Analysisby II L. Carson Bise

    American Planning Association 2015; US$ 39.99

    Fiscal impact analysis (FIA) is a critical tool for communities of all sizes. A well-prepared FIA can help a community understand the pros and cons of a proposed development and enable well-informed decision making. But too many communities either do not undertake FIAs or lack the expertise to do so most effectively. This Planning Advisory Service... more...