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City Planning & Urban Development

  • The African Cityby Bill Freund

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 22.00

    This 2007 book gives a comprehensive picture of cities in Africa from early origins to the present. more...

  • Cities Going Greenby Roger L. Kemp; Carl J. Stephani

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95

    Over the past several decades, numerous planning movements have taken root within the United States. With names like "Urban Renewal," "Garden Cities," "Healthy Cities," "Smart Growth," "Eco-Cities" and "Sustainability," these programs promote ways to create, protect, preserve, enhance, and... more...

  • The Green Leapby Dr. Mark Hostetler

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 28.95

    Written for anyone interested in green development?including policy makers, architects, developers, builders, and homeowners?this practical guide focuses on the central question of how to conserve biodiversity in neighborhoods and to minimize development impacts on surrounding habitats. The Green Leap specifically helps move green development beyond... more...

  • A River and Its Cityby Ari Kelman

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    This engaging environmental history explores the rise, fall, and rebirth of one of the nation's most important urban public landscapes, and more significantly, the role public spaces play in shaping people's relationships with the natural world. Ari Kelman focuses on the battles fought over New Orleans's waterfront, examining the link between a river... more...

  • Spirit and Placeby Christopher Day

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 73.95

    Built environment surrounds us for 90% of our lives but only now are we realising its influence on the environment, our health, and how we think, feel and behave both individually and socially. Spirit & Place shows how to work towards a sustainable environment through socially inclusive processes of placemaking, and how to create places that are nourishing... more...

  • The Thin Green Lineby Beth E. Lachman; Anny Wong; Susan A. Resetar

    RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95

    This monograph assesses the effectiveness of DoD's Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative to help testing and training installations deal with encroachment from sprawl and other sources. The authors identify the main causes of encroachment; detail the benefits, both to the military and local communities, of buffering areas near installations... more...

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