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City Planning & Urban Development

  • The Governance of Land Use in Franceby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2017; US$ 25.00

    This report examines how land is governed in France. It describes the laws, policies and practices that shape spatial and land-use planning in the country as a whole, and provides a detailed assessment of specific governance arrangements and practices in two metropolitan areas: Clermont-Ferrand, a mid-range urban agglomeration in south-central France;... more...

  • Planning for Small Town Changeby Neil Powe; Trevor Hart

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Change is inevitable in all communities: they both grow and decline. Planning is a means by which we have sought to manage this change. It has not always succeeded in providing the types of settlements and environments which many residents and others want, either because it is operating with the wrong policies or because it is failing to ensure that... more...

  • Planning for a City of Cultureby Shoshanah B.D. Goldberg-Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Planning for a City of Culture  gives us a new way to understand how cities use arts and culture in planning, fostering livable communities and creating economic development strategies to build their brand, attract residents and tourists, and distinguish themselves from other urban centers worldwide. While the common thinking on creative cities may... more...

  • Globalizing Seoulby Jieheerah Yun

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In the decades following the 1997 Asian economic crisis, South Korea sought segyehwa (globalization). Evidence of this is no more evident than in the country?s capital, Seoul, where urban development has been central to making the city a global hub and not just the centre of the national economy. However, recent development projects differ from... more...

  • Public Transport Planning with Smart Card Databy Fumitaka Kurauchi; Jan-Dirk Schmöcker

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 179.95

    Collecting fares through "smart cards" is becoming standard in most advanced public transport networks of major cities around the world. Travellers value their convenience and operators the reduced money handling fees. Electronic tickets also make it easier to integrate fare systems, to create complex time and space differentiated fare systems, and... more...

  • Boundary Retracementby Donald A. Wilson

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 149.95

    The survey and the transference are the distinctive and operative acts in the transmission of real property and, where they differ from each other, one must of necessity control the other. This book addresses the aforementioned concepts by external explanations in order to understand the discrepancies between them. It also helps to avoid expensive... more...

  • The essential guide to planning lawby Adam Sheppard; Deborah Peel

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 36.95

    Written in an accessible style, this comprehensive yet concise text book gives students essential background and contextual information supported by practical and applied discussion to help even those with no planning law knowledge engage in the subject and understand planning in the real world. more...

  • Ecology and Conservation of Birds in Urban Environmentsby Enrique Murgui; Marcus Hedblom

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 158.35

    This book provides syntheses of ecological theories and overarching patterns of urban bird ecology that have only recently become available. The numerous habitats represented in this book ranges from rows of trees in wooded alleys, to wastelands and remnants of natural habitats encapsulated in the urban matrix. Authored by leading scientists in this... more...

  • The World?s Urban Forestsby Joe R. McBride

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 49.61

    The purpose of this book is to examine urban forests in cities around the world. It will ask questions about the history, composition, structure, and management of trees in urban areas. Data for this book was collected in 33 cities across broad geographical areas known as biomes. Constraints and opportunities imposed on urban forest composition, design,... more...

  • Renewable Energy: Problems and Prospects in Coachella Valley, Californiaby James B. Pick

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 17.94

    The book analyzes the problems and potential of renewable energy development for the Coachella Valley of California and provides a useful case study for renewable energy feasibility assessments for other areas. A conceptual model, Integrated Policy Assessment Theory for Renewable Energy, is given and justified for renewable energy development in... more...