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  • Dream Cityby Lance Berelowitz

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 23.95

    Vancouver, located at the edge of a continent and the edge of national consciousness, has become the model for post-industrial urbanism. Does it deserve the attention? This provocative new book explores the links between the city?s seductive natural setting, turbulent political history, planning and design culture, and the local and global forces... more...

  • Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asiaby Louis Brennan; Philomena Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the drivers of regionalism and integration in both Europe and Asia and seeks to forge comparative perspectives between the two regions. Comprising contributions from scholars, analysts and policymakers, this volume explores and debates how and why regional bodies such as the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast... more...

  • Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the Cityby Susannah Hagan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City asks the questions that are important inside and outside the built environment professions: what are climate change, urbanisation and ecology doing to the theory and practice of urban design? How does Ecological Urbanism figure in this change? What is Ecological Urbanism? In answer, this book is neither... more...

  • Education and Social Mobilityby Kate Hoskins; Bernard Barker

    Institute of Education Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    This book examines Government plans to improve upward mobility in England and considers the chances of success in the light of qualitative interviews with 88 school students. It suggests that governments consistently underestimate the resistances to mobility that are embedded in social and occupational structures. more...

  • The Electronic Cityby Ulrike Bucher; Maros Finka

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 19.86

    The topic "The Electronic City" refers to the introduction and the consequences of the new information and communication technologies for urban life. In which way can "E-Europe" for all be realised? How can the digital divide be overcome? What are the consequences for the socially disfavoured groups and how can they participate in the E-City? Is human... more...

  • The Empire of Necessityby Greg Grandin

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 29.99

    Discover the story of a real-life Captain Ahab of the slave trade, in a landmark book by one of today?s most original and highly acclaimed historians One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, seal hunter and abolitionist Captain Amasa Delano climbed aboard the Tryal, a distressed Spanish slaver. He spent all day on the ship,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Urban Studiesby E. (Earl) Ray Hutchison

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 336.00

    Addresses the specific theories, key studies and important figures that have influenced not just the individual discipline but also the field of urban studies more generally. more...

  • Evaluation in the Planning Processby Nathaniel Lichfield; Peter Kettle; Michael Whitbread

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Evaluation in the Planning Process investigates how plan evaluation is integrated within the decision-making process in urban and regional planning in the United Kingdom. It also offers effective ways of formulating objectives and designing alternative proposals within the processes of decision-making in planning. Part I discusses the principles... more...

  • Extraordinary Citiesby Peter J. Taylor

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Accepting that cities are extraordinary, this book provides an original city-centred narrative of human creativity, past, present and future. In this innovative, ambitious and wide-ranging book, Peter Taylor demonstrates that cities are the epicenters of human advancement. In exploring cities as sites through which economies flourish, by harnessing... more...

  • Figurations de la ville-palimpsesteby Ursula Bähler; Peter Fröhlicher; Patrick Labarthe; Christina Vogel

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 46.76

    Susceptible d'être définie par la superposition de différentes couches à la manière d'un palimpseste, la ville se donne à lire comme un espace complexe de significations renvoyant à une pluralité d'époques, de mythes et d'idéologies. Dans les textes littéraires, la ville ainsi configurée pose le problème du déchiffrement des discours qu'elle subsume... more...