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City Planning & Urban Development

  • Show Me A Heroby Lisa Belkin

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    NOW AN HBO MINISERIES Not in my backyard -- that's the refrain commonly invoked by property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume a special ferocity when the development in question is public housing. Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she re-creates... more...

  • Cities and the Urban Land Premiumby Henri L.F. de Groot; Gerard Marlet; Coen Teulings; Wouter Vermeulen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    After a long period of suburbanisation, cities have been in vogue again since the 1980s. But why are people prepared to spend far more money on a small house in the city than on a large house in the countryside - and why doesn't this apply to all cities? This book shows that the appeal of the city in the 21st century is not only determined by the... more...

  • Rural Modernity, Everyday Life and Visual Cultureby Dr Rosemary Shirley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Through the lens of the everyday, this book explores ?the countryside? as an inhabited and practised realm with lived rhythms and routines. It relocates the topography of everyday life from its habitually urban focus, out into the English countryside. The rural is often portrayed as existing outside of modernity, or as its passive victim. Here, the... more...

  • Urban Design in the Arab Worldby Professor Robert Saliba; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    The Arab World is perceived to be a region rampant with constructed and ambiguous national identities, overwhelming wealth and poverty, religious diversity, and recently the Arab uprisings, a bottom-up revolution shaking the foundations of pre-established, long-standing hierarchies. It is also a region that has witnessed a remarkable level of transformation... more...

  • Architecture, Liberty and Civic Orderby Professor Carroll William Westfall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism. These include the role of imitation in earlier centuries and its potential role in present practice; the necessary relationship between architecture, urbanism and the rural districts; and their counterpart in the civil order... more...

  • The Design of Frontier Spacesby Assoc Prof Carolyn Loeb; Professor Andreas Luescher; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    In a globalizing world, frontiers may be in flux but they remain as significant as ever. New borders are established even as old borders are erased. Beyond lines on maps, however, borders are spatial zones in which distinctive architectural, graphic, and other design elements are deployed to signal the nature of the space and to guide, if not actually... more...

  • Everyday Bicyclingby Elly Blue

    Microcosm Publishing 2015; US$ 5.99

    Everyday Bicycling is your guide to everything you need to know to get started riding a bicycle for transportation. Elly Blue introduces you to the basics, including street smarts, bike shopping, dressing professionally, carrying everything from groceries to furniture, riding with children, and riding in all weather. With its positive, practical approach,... more...

  • Architectural Projects of Marco Frascari: The Pleasure of a Demonstrationby Dr Roger Samuel Ridgway; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Marco Frascari believed that architects should design thoughtful buildings capable of inspiring their inhabitants to have pleasurable and happy lives. A visionary Italian architect, academic and theorist, Frascari is best-known for his extraordinary texts, which explore the intellectual, theoretical and practical substance of the architectural discipline.... more...

  • Global Frontiers of Social Development in Theory and Practiceby Brij Mohan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This volume examines developmentality and the archeology of its social practices, unfolding systemic failures that muffle progress. Economic, climate, and social justice are the areas of focus for this analysis of human-social development in the fog of ideological-institutional meltdowns. more...

  • Safety and Security in Transit Environmentsby Vania Ceccato; Andrew Newton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 101.00

    Safety and Security in Transit Environments presents interdisciplinary studies from leading international authors. This important volume identifies key challenges and complexities in addressing security and safety concerns in transit settings, policy recommendations for prevention, and new frontiers for research at transit settings. more...