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City Planning & Urban Development

  • The New Brooklynby Kay S. Hymowitz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; 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...

  • Localism and neighbourhood planningby Sue Brownill; Quintin Bradley

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 45.95

    A critical analysis of neighbourhood planning. Setting empirical evidence from the UK against international examples, the Editors engage in broader debates on the purposes of planning and the devolution of power to localities. more...

  • Refinery Townby Steve Early; Bernie Sanders

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    The People vs. Big Oil?how a working-class company town harnessed the power of local politics to reclaim their community Home to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once a typical company town, dominated by Chevron. This largely nonwhite, working-class city of one hundred thousand suffered from poverty, pollution,... more...

  • Tourism, Public Transport and Sustainable Mobilityby C. Michael Hall; Diem-Trinh Le-Klähn; Yael Ram

    Channel View Publications 2017; US$ 35.00

    This book offers a comprehensive global examination of the relationship between public transport and tourism. It offers a unique analysis of the transport experience and shows how the public transport system, the tourism industry and the environment all benefit when public transport is widely used by tourists. more...

  • Urban Dynamics and Simulation Modelsby Denise Pumain; Romain Reuillon

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 81.80

    This monograph presents urban simulation methods that help in better understanding urban dynamics. Over historical times, cities have progressively absorbed a larger part of human population and will concentrate three quarters of humankind before the end of the century. This ?urban transition? that has totally transformed the way we inhabit the planet... more...

  • Normalizing Occupationby Ariel Handel; Marco Allegra; Erez Maggor

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    Controversy surrounds Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, and the radical national and religious agendas at play there have come to define the area in the minds of many. This study, however, provides an alternative framework for understanding the process of "normalization" in the life of Jewish residents. Considering a wider range of historical... more...

  • Encounters in Planning Thoughtby Beatrix Haselsberger

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    Encounters in Planning Thought builds on the intellectual legacy of spatial planning through essays by leading scholars from around the world, including John Friedmann, Peter Marcuse, Patsy Healey, Andreas Faludi, Judith Innes, Rachelle Alterman and many more. Each author provides a fascinating and inspiring unravelling of his or her own intellectual... more...

  • Life-Oriented Behavioral Research for Urban Policyby Junyi Zhang

    Springer Japan 2017; US$ 138.11

    This book presents a life-oriented approach, which is an interdisciplinary methodology proposed for cross-sectoral urban policy decisions such as transport, health, and energy policies. Improving people?s quality of life (QOL) is one of the common goals of various urban policies on the one hand, while QOL is closely linked with a variety of life choices... more...

  • Smart Growth and Sustainable Developmentby Qisheng Pan; Weifeng Li

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book explores how to tackle the challenges of urbanization through international lessons in sustainable development and smart growth strategies. As readers will discover, smart growth offers an approach to urbanization with the aim to: improve the efficiency of land use, protect the natural and cultural environment, promote economic prosperity... more...

  • Cities as Political Objectsby Alistair Cole; Renaud Payre

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    Focusing on the city’s role as the nexus for new forms of relationships between politics, economics and society, this fascinating book views the city as a political phenomena. Its chapters unravel the city’s plural histories, contested political, legal and administrative boundaries, and its policy-making capacity in the context of multi-level... more...