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  • Understanding Urban Metabolismby Nektarios Chrysoulakis; Eduardo Anselmo de Castro; Eddy J. Moors

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Understanding Urban Metabolism addresses the gap between the bio-physical sciences and urban planning and illustrates the advantages of accounting for urban metabolism issues in urban design decisions. Urban metabolism considers a city as a system, and distinguishes between energy and material flows as its components. Based on research from the... more...

  • Chinese City and Urbanismby Victor F.S. Sit

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 68.00

    The purpose of this volume is to treat the progress of history, civilization and urban development of China together in order to demonstrate the unique qualities of Chinese civilization. The author uses historical dynasties as the vertical dimension, starting from the pre-urban origin of round-moat village settlements of the Yangzhou Period, until... more...

  • Mobile Urbanismby Eugene McCann; Kevin Ward; Allan Cochrane

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    "Mobile Urbanism" provides a unique set of perspectives on the current global-urban condition. Drawing on cutting-edge theoretical work, leading geographers reveal that cities are not isolated objects of study; rather, they are dynamic, global-local assemblages of policies, practices, and ideas. The essays in this volume argue for a theorizing... more...

  • Celebration, U.S.A.by Douglas Frantz; Catherine Collins

    Henry Holt and Co. 2000; US$ 20.99

    A prize-winning reporter, his wife, and their two kids describe life in Disney's vision of the future. In 1997, six months after the first residents had moved into Celebration, Florida-Disney's town of the future with its distinctly retro link to a longed-for past-Doug and Cathy and their two kids closed on their new home and settled down to participate... more...

  • Mit Sicherheit gesund bauenby Ruth Abel; Matthias Augustin; Christoph Böhringer; Elke Bruns-Tober; Michael Braungart; Reto Coutalides; Sven Dreher; Markus Durrer; Gerhard Führer; Silvia Furlan

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    Lösemittel, Geruch, Schimmel, Formaldehyd und Elektrosmog – das Leben in geschlossenen Räumen wird gesundheitlich immer bedenklicher. Durch steigende Dämmstandards werden Gebäude dichter ausgeführt und es kommt häufig zu problematischen Schadstoffkonzentrationen. Aufgrund steigender Bewusstseinsbildung durch die Medien... more...

  • Cities by Designby Fran Tonkiss

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    Who makes our cities, and what part do everyday users have in the design of cities? This book powerfully shows that city-making is a social process and examines the close relationship between the social and physical shaping of urban environments. With cities taking a growing share of the global population, urban forms and urban experience are crucial... more...

  • Stadtgeographieby Reinhard Paesler

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 17.27

    Rund 85 Prozent der Deutschen leben in städtischen oder halbstädtischen Gebieten. Entsprechend wichtig ist die Stadtgeographie als ein Teil der Humangeographie. Seit Beginn dieses Jahrhunderts wandeln sich überdies die Bedingungen für die Städte in Mitteleuropa: Die Bevölkerung schrumpft, das gewohnheitsmäßige Wachstum an den Rändern der Städte ist... more...

  • The Taste of Conquestby Michael Krondl

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    The smell of sweet cinnamon on your morning oatmeal, the gentle heat of gingerbread, the sharp piquant bite from your everyday peppermill. The tales these spices could tell: of lavish Renaissance banquets perfumed with cloves, and flimsy sailing ships sent around the world to secure a scented prize; of cinnamon-dusted custard tarts and nutmeg-induced... more...

  • Urban Geographyby Tim Hall; Heather Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    This extensively revised and updated fourth edition not only examines the new geographical patterns forming within and between cities, but also investigates the way geographers have sought to make sense of this urban transformation. It is structured into three sections: 'contexts', 'themes' and 'issues' that move students from a foundation in urban... more...

  • Designing the Urban Renaissanceby Francesco Vescovi

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book is an academic essay about the urban regeneration policies which have been changing the physical - and partly social - outlook of many English cities during the last 10-15 years, eventually giving birth to a process which is also known as ‘Urban Renaissance’. The main focus is on urban design: the way it has been promoted by the... more...