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- Temple University Press 2013; US$ 28.95
The antagonism between urbanist and writer Jane Jacobs and master builder Robert Moses may frame debates over urban form, but in "Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind," Scott Larson aims to use the Moses-Jacobs rivalry as a means for examining and understanding the New York City administration's redevelopment strategies and actions.... more...
- IOS Press 2010; US$ 116.00
Devising a workable housing policy in a country with apparently insurmountable housing problems, presents a great challenge. With the help of an award from UN-HABITAT, Zambian authorities attempted to do just this, in a process which is an ideal candidate for scrutiny. This study analyzes the goals, means and instruments that were used to formulate... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 49.99
The book describes a development concept called abulecentrism. The Yoruba word abule (pronounced: a-boo-lay) literarily means "the village". abulecentrism seeks to achieve rapid and sustainable development of a given society by the strategic execution of projects and the provision of critical services at the local community level. The... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2010; US$ 20.95
" We need our neighbors and community to stay healthy, produce jobs, raise our children, and care for those on the margin. Institutions and professional services have reached their limit of their ability to help us. The consumer society tells us that we are insufficient and that we must purchase what we need from specialists and systems outside... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 125.00
Illustrating actual building design solutions that have been created to improve accessibility for disabled patrons and performers, the 'Journey Sequence' outlines the best examples of design innovation produced in response to new and upcoming legislation. A knowledge of how to design for the disabled can be crucial in winning contracts and having... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 103.00
Much of land use and transportation planning aims to reduce traffic congestion. Comprehensive and policy relevant measures useful to land-use and transportation planning need to capture both land use and travel dimensions. This book focuses on the science and policy around the multi-modal concept of accessibility. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00
Accessibility is a concept central to integrated transport and land use planning. The goal of improving accessibility - for all modes, for all people - has made its way into mainstream transport policy and planning in communities worldwide. This unique book introduces new accessibility approaches to transport planning across Europe and the United States.... more...
- Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 24.99
Highly illustrated and artfully researched, the book will draw readers into a unique space in one of New York City's most popular boroughs. The Accidental Playground explores the remarkable landscape created by individuals and small groups who occupied and rebuilt an abandoned Brooklyn waterfront. While local residents, activists, garbage haulers,... more...
- SAGE India 2010; US$ 39.95
The contemporary regime of globalisation and neoliberalism is creating a far-reaching impact on different scales across the world. On the urban scale it has resulted in a huge transformation of the city space, land use and reorganisation of the urban governance. This book is a provocative examination of the contemporary urban scenario in several countries,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 130.00
There have been a number of policy attempts at sustainable mobility globally, but are any of these policies really successful? Using an interdisciplinary approach which brings together various theories and methodologies, this book tests each of these policies or hypotheses, as the author sees them with detailed empirical investigations.... more...