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City Planning & Urban Development

  • The New Brooklynby Kay S. Hymowitz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 26.99

    Only a few decades ago, the Brooklyn stereotype well known to Americans was typified by television programs such as ? The Honeymooners ? and ? Welcome Back, Kotter ?? comedies about working-class sensibilities, deprivation, and struggles. Today, the borough across the East River from Manhattan is home to trendsetters, celebrities, and... more...

  • The Blitz and its Legacyby Peter J. Larkham; Mark Clapson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Triggered in part by contemporary experiences in the Balkans, the Middle East and elsewhere, there has been a rise in interest in the blitz and the subsequent reconstruction of cities, especially as many of the buildings and areas rebuilt after the Second World War are now facing demolition and reconstruction in their turn. Drawing together leading... more...

  • Regionalism Contestedby Henrik Halkier; Iwona Sagan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    As we move further into the 21st century, the prominence of regions can no longer be taken for granted. A certain skepticism has developed with regard to the feasibility of marginal regions achieving self-sustained growth and states have maintained their role as regulators of economic and social activities. Thus, the notion of the region and its significance... more...

  • Planning in Ten Words or Lessby Michael Gunder; Jean Hillier

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book takes a Lacanian, and related post-structuralist perspective to demythologize ten of the most heavily utilised terms in spatial planning: rationality, the good, certainty, risk, growth, globalization, multi-culturalism, sustainability, responsibility and 'planning' itself. It highlights that these terms, and others, are mere 'empty signifiers',... more...

  • Theories of Local Economic Developmentby James E. Rowe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In economic development, theory and practice exist as two seemingly separate realities. Academics strive to develop or refine theory by drawing on abstract concepts about the way people behave and institutions work, while practitioners draw from a stock of experiences. By bringing together leading theorists and practitioners such as Blakely, Blair,... more...

  • A City of One's Ownby Sophie Body-Gendrot; Jacques Carré

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book highlights the citizens' continuous participation in a wide range of urban affairs, especially outside institutional frameworks. It brings together an interdisciplinary team of French, British and American academics who examine the long and rich history of participation or partnership in British and American urban life (with additional reference... more...

  • Planning Cultures in Europeby Frank Othengrafen; Joerg Knieling

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together an interdisciplinary team from across the EU, this book connects elements of cultural and planning theories to explain differences and peculiarities among EU member states. A 'culturized planning model' is introduced to consider the 'rules of the game': how culture affects planning practices not only on an explicit 'surface' but... more...

  • A City's Architectureby William Alvis Brogden

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    When considering the successful design of cities, the focus tends to be on famous examples such as Paris or Rome, with equally successful but smaller and more remote examples being ignored. In addition, the more diffuse patterns of settlement of the north and western parts of Europe are hardly considered at all in comparison to the tightly formed urban... more...

  • Urban Mapsby Richard Brook; Nick Dunn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book concerns the city and the 'devices' that define the urban environment by their presence, representation or interpretation. The texts offer an interdisciplinary discourse and critique of the complex systems, artifacts, interventions and evidences that can inform our understanding of urban territories; on surfaces, in the margins or within... more...

  • Exhibitions and the Development of Modern Planning Cultureby Robert Freestone; Marco Amati

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The evolution of city planning theory and practice in the first half of the twentieth century was captured and driven by a range of exhibitionary practices in a variety of settings globally, from international expos to local public halls. The agendas of the promoters varied, but exhibitions generally drew their social legitimacy from their status as... more...