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  • Remaking China's Great Citiesby Samuel Y. Liang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    China?s rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation?s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the economic and financial powerhouse; and Guangzhou is the... more...

  • Classes, Strata and Power (RLE Social Theory)by Wlodzimierz Wesolowski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Professor Wesolowski presents a detailed study of Marx's theory of class structure and compares it with non-Marxist theories of social stratification, in particular the functionalist theory of stratification and the theory of power elite. He is also concerned to develop and extend the Marxist approach to the study of class structure and social stratification... more...

  • Nachhaltige Stadtplanungby Helmut Bott; Gregor Grassi

    DETAIL 2013; US$ 83.46

    The issue of sustainability has long since arrived in the world of city and spatial planning. In this broad overview of the field of sustainable city planning, a focus is placed on mixed-use city neighborhoods that include residences, services, and commercial areas. A presentation of different strategies along with planning tools round... 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...

  • Prozessästhetikby Johannes Lang

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 42.20

    Since the 1960s designers have progressively been taking note of the processes that link products to the environment. Issues such as how raw materials are procured and the conditions of production now influence the design process along with usage and recycling. The book traces the transformation of the notion of products, examines the... more...

  • Investigating Town Planningby Clara Greed

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    Following on from Introducing Town Planning and Implementing Town Planning , this third volume in the series examines the scope and nature of modern town planning in greater depth. It investigates the theories and preoccupations which inform the current planning agenda, compares this with earlier objectives, and discusses likely future trends. ... more...

  • Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städteby Jane Jacobs; Gerd Albers

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 33.75

    In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort... 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...

  • The Joy of Pubsby Frank Hopkinson

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 7.99

    Following on in the same vain of The Joy of Sheds, The Joy of Pubs is an intoxicating publication detailing everything and anything you want to know about pubs. It celebrates the many facets of the traditional British pub over the years, with chapters on: Pub Characters, Pub Games, Pub Fiddles (how the licensee has shafted his customers over the years),... more...

  • Sub-Regional Planning Studies: An Evaluationby T. M. Cowling; G. C. Steeley

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Urban and Regional Planning Series, Volume 6: Sub-Regional Planning Studies: An Evaluation reviews the sub-regional planning in the East Midlands Region of England. This book discusses the sub-regional planning in Britain; impact of new techniques on the analysis stage; advisory role of sub-regional planning; and linking local and regional/national... more...