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City Planning & Urban Development

  • (Re)Generating Inclusive Citiesby Dan Zuberi; Ariel Judith Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 25.00

    As suburban expansion declines, cities have become essential economic, cultural and social hubs of global connectivity. This book is about urban revitalization across North America, in cities including San Francisco, Toronto, Boston, Vancouver, New York and Seattle. Infrastructure projects including the High Line and Big Dig are explored alongside... more...

  • Politics of Architecture in Contemporary Argentine Cinemaby Amanda Holmes

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 92.76

    This book considers how architectural landmarks, imagined buildings and urban landscapes take part in the production of meaning in contemporary Argentine cinema. From the iconic Buenos Aires Obelisk to the Hilton International Hotel, the shopping center to the café and the Le Corbusier-designed Curutchet House to the gated community, architecture... more...

  • Transforming the Ruralby Mara Miele; Vaughan Higgins; Hilde Bjørkhaug; Monica Truninger

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 134.95

    This book analyses the key global processes transforming rural spaces in the early 21st century – financialization; standardization; consumption, and commodification. Through detailed case studies, the book examines why these processes are important, how they work in practice, and the challenges they raise as well as opportunities created. more...

  • District Heating and Cooling Networks in the European Unionby Antonio Colmenar-Santos; David Borge-Díez; Enrique Rosales-Asensio

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 88.25

    This book evaluates the potential of the combined use of district heating networks and cogeneration in the European Union (EU). It also proposes measures to remove barriers hindering their widespread implementation, formulates policies for their implementation, and evaluates their economic, energy, and environmental consequences. The book presents... more...

  • Vanishing New Yorkby Jeremiah Moss

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 23.19

    An unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty-first century and a love letter to lost New York by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York. For generations, New York City has been a mecca for artists, writers, and other hopefuls longing to be part of its rich cultural exchange and unique social fabric. But today,... more...

  • Planning Sustainable Citiesby Spiro N. Pollalis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach provides an analytical framework for urban sustainability, focusing on the services and performance of infrastructure systems. The book approaches infrastructure as a series of systems that function in synergy and are directly linked with urban planning. This method streamlines and... more...

  • The 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Reconstruction and Restorationby Vicente Santiago-Fandiño; Shinji Sato; Norio Maki; Kanako Iuchi

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 194.85

    This book covers the restoration and reconstruction process and activities undertaken in Japan in the first five years since the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami – a period widely considered to be the most intensive reconstruction phase within the 10-year restoration plan drawn up by the Japanese Government. The respective chapters explore technical,... more...

  • Ecosystem Services of Headwater Catchmentsby Josef Krecek; Martin Haigh; Thomas Hofer; Eero Kubin; Catrin Promper

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 149.00

    This book addresses the evaluation of environmental impacts and services identified in headwaters of different eco-zones around the world. It presents 24 papers selected from contributions to recent meetings of the European Forestry Commission Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds, which is coordinated by the FAO (Food and Agriculture... more...

  • Embodying Cape Townby Shannon M. Jackson

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 103.15

    This book examines the reciprocity that exists between the body and the urban built environment.  It will draw on archival and ethnographic research as well as an interdisciplinary literature on cultural materialism, semiotics, and aesthetics to challenge dualist interpretations of four different points of historical-material contact in Cape... more...

  • Regreening the Built Environmentby Michael A Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 42.95

    Regreening the Built Environment examines the relationship between the built environment and nature and demonstrates how rethinking the role and design of infrastructure can environmentally, economically, and socially sustain the earth. In the past, infrastructure and green or park spaces have been regarded as two opposing factors and placed... more...