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  • Racial Politics And Urban Planningby Robert A. Catlin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    When Richard G. Hatcher became the first black mayor of Gary, Indiana in 1967, the response of Gary's white businessmen was to move the entire downtown to the suburbs, thereby weakening the city core. Meanwhile, white business and institutional leaders in Atlanta, Detroit, and Newark worked with black mayors heading those majority-black cities to... more...

  • The Rise of the Urban Southby Lawrence H. Larsen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Operating under an outmoded system of urban development and faced by the vicissitudes of the Civil War and Reconstruction, southerners in the nineteenth century built a network of cities that met the needs of their society. In this pioneering exploration of that intricate story, Lawrence H. Larsen shows that in the antebellum period, southern entrepreneurs... more...

  • The Organic Cityby Patricia Mooney Melvin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the late nineteenth century rapid social and economic changes negated the prevailing conception of the city as a uniform whole. Confronted with this disparity between the old urban definition and the new city of the late nineteenth century, social thinkers searched for a new concept that would correspond more closely to the divided urban community... more...

  • The Japanese Cityby P.P. Karan; Kristin Stapleton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Japan is one of the most crowded countries on earth, with three-fourths of its population now living in cities. Tokyo is easily the most populous city on the planet. And yet, though closely packed, its citizens dwell together in relative peace. In America, inner-city violence -- often attributed in part to overcrowding -- is frequently emphasized... more...

  • Property Rights, Land Values and Urban Developmentby L. Tian

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This book presents an analysis of betterment and compensation issues under the Land Use Rights (LURs) System in China since 1988. The topic originates from the observation of widening inequity and increasing uncertainty associated with the failure of government to adequately address betterment and compensation issues. An analytical framework of institutions... more...

  • Accessibility and Spatial Interactionby A. Condeço-Melhorado; A. Reggiani; J. Gutiérrez

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The concept of accessibility is linked to the level of opportunities available for spatial interaction (flows of people, goods or information) between a set of locations, through a physical and/or digital transport infrastructure network. Accessibility has proved to be a crucial tool for understanding the framework of sustainability policy in light... more...

  • Urban Constellationsby Zoë Thompson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This book investigates the iconic architectural cultural spaces of the contemporary cityscape as engines of regeneration. Promising much to their fading locales, these spaces locate culture in the space where production once ruled in order to revitalise post-industrial urban provinces. With close attention to four sites across the UK, Urban Constellations... more...

  • The Blue, the Gray, and the Greenby Brian Allen Drake

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    The Blue, the Gray, and the Green is one of only a handful of books to apply an environmental history approach to the Civil War. This book explores how nature—disease, climate, flora and fauna, and other factors—affected the war and also how the war shaped Americans’ perceptions, understanding, and use of nature. The contributors... more...

  • Urban and Regional Planning in Chinaby Fulong Wu

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China provides an overview of the changes in China?s planning system, policy, and practices using concrete examples and informative details in language that is accessible enough for the undergraduate but thoroughly grounded in a wealth of research and academic experience to support academics. It... more...

  • Heteroglossic Asia: The Transformation of Urban Taiwanby Francis Chia-Hui Lin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Heteroglossic Asia presents an analysis of geographic, historical, cultural, economic, spatial and political factors underlying Taiwan?s maritime urbanity by means of case studies based on Taipei and Kaohsiung; two cities which represent the multi-accentual character of Taiwan?s urban environment and its recent changes and development through architecture.... more...