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City Planning & Urban Development

  • Sustainable Railway Futuresby Becky P.Y. Loo; Claude Comtois

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

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  • Water, State and the Cityby Antonio A. R. Ioris

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    The book investigates the complexity of the Latin American mega cities and the multiple commitments of the apparatus of the state with a focus on the failures of the public water sector. It offers an innovative interpretation of large-scale urbanization, one of the most challenging questions affecting Latin American governments and society. more...

  • A Prayer for the Cityby Buzz Bissinger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    In 1990, Buzz Bissinger's Friday Night Lights became an acclaimed bestseller and national sensation, igniting immediate debate about the role of high school football in small-town Texas.  Now, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist does for big cities what he did for small towns in this epic story of one remarkable politician's efforts to save a dying... more...

  • Land Rights and Expropriation in Ethiopiaby Daniel W. Ambaye

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 179.00

    This thesis provides a new approach to the Ethiopian Land Law debate. The basic argument made in this thesis is that even if the Ethiopian Constitution provides and guarantees common ownership of land (together with the state) to the people, this right has not been fully realized whether in terms of land accessibility, enjoyability, and payment of... more...

  • Geometric Design of Roads Handbookby Keith M. Wolhuter

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 260.00

    Explore the Art and Science of Geometric Design The Geometric Design of Roads Handbook covers the design of the visible elements of the road?its horizontal and vertical alignments, the cross-section, intersections, and interchanges. Good practice allows the smooth and safe flow of traffic as well as easy maintenance. Geometric design is... more...

  • Urban Theory and the Urban Experienceby Simon Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95

    Urban Theory and the Urban Experience brings together classic and contemporary approaches to urban research in order to reveal the intellectual origins of urban studies and the often unacknowledged debt that empirical and theoretical perspectives on the city owe one another. From the foundations of modern urban theory in the work of Weber, Simmel,... more...

  • The Robust Cityby Tony Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Cities expand, upwards and outwards, and their physical structure can last a very long time, not just tens but hundreds of years. Nevertheless, they are rarely designed for expansion. Their layout does not allow for extension or for the retrofitting of infrastructure and can constrain, and often prevent, the growth and change of activities within... more...

  • Information and Communication Technologies in Public Administrationby Christopher G. Reddick; Leonidas Anthopoulos

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 119.95

    GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS Open Government Data: A European Perspective Alejandro Sáez Martín, Arturo Haro De Rosario, and Carmen Caba Pérez Best Practices in E-Governance: A Comparative Study Based on the Rutgers University Worldwide Digital Governance Survey Marc Holzer and Yueping... more...

  • Conflict, Improvisation, Governanceby David Laws; John Forester

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    Conflict, Improvisation, Governance presents a carefully crafted and edited collection of f irst hand accounts of diverse public sector and non-profit urban practitioners facing the practical challenges of "doing democracy" in the global/local context of the interconnected major European city of Amsterdam and its region. The book examines street... more...