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  • Urban Renaissanceby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2000; US$ 68.00

    Belfast is at a turning point in its history. If it is to succeed as the peace process advances, the achievements of past urban regeneration efforts need to be evaluated in order to set in place effective policies and strategies for the future. Beginning with environmental priorities, Laganside Corporation, a limited life public body responsible for... more...

  • Puzzling Neighbourhood Effectsby W. Doff

    IOS Press 2010; US$ 65.00

    Like other West European countries, the Netherlands are facing a growing uneasiness about its changing demographics. It is within this context that animated discussions concerning immigrant neighbourhoods dominate. The general opinion is that living in such neighbourhoods hinders the 'integration' of immigrants into Dutch society. This book... more...

  • Sustainable and Resilient Communitiesby Stephen J. Coyle; André Duany; s

    Wiley 2011; US$ 95.00 US$ 82.33

    Many of today's communities face an unprecedented struggle to adapt and maintain their environmental, economic, and social well-being in an era beleaguered by fiscal constraints, uncertainty about energy prices and supplies, rapid demographic shifts, and accelerated climate impacts. This step-by-step guidebook for urban planners and urban designers... more...

  • Strategieorientierte Planung im kooperativen Staatby Alexander Hamedinger; Oliver Frey; Jens S. Dangschat; Andrea Breitfuss

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 18.09

    Strategieorientierte Planung erlebt seit den 1990er Jahren eine Wiedergeburt. Die Entwicklung und Umsetzung umfassender strategischer Planungsdokumente und Leitbilder ist vor dem Hintergrund des gegenwärtigen sozialen und ökonomischen Wandels sowie im Zusammenhang mit dem Wandel von Staatlichkeit zu sehen, welcher sich im Konzept des "kooperativen... more...

  • Urban Planning For Dummiesby Jordan Yin; W. Paul Farmer

    Wiley 2012; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.99

    How to create the world's new urban future With the majority of the world's population shifting to urban centres, urban planning—the practice of land-use and transportation planning to help shape cities structurally, economically, and socially—has become an increasingly vital profession. In Urban Planning For Dummies , readers will... more...

  • Urban and Regional Data Managementby Sisi Zlatanova; Hugo Ledoux; Elfriede M. Fendel; Massimo Rumor

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    Human activities as well as various natural phenomena change the environment and impact on the quality of life. Analysis of those dynamics is required for a better understanding of urban modifications, and to facilitate urban growth and development. Research related to the management of urban data has a long tradition. Through the years a variety... more...

  • The Power of Ideasby Douglas R. Porter; Paul Goldberger; Terry Lassar

    Urban Land Institute 2012; US$ 34.99

    This book profiles five fascinating visionaries who exemplify outstanding leadership, a passion for their work, cutting-edge ideas, and a commitment to quality. All winners of the prestigious J. C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, they include Joseph Riley, mayor of Charleston, South Carolina; Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Gerald... more...

  • Beyond Smart Citiesby Tim Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    The promise of competitiveness and economic growth in so-called smart cities is widely advertised in Europe and the US. The promise is focussed on global talent and knowledge economies and not on learning and innovation. But to really achieve smart cities ? that is to create the conditions of continuous learning and innovation ? this book argues that... more...

  • Reviving Critical Planning Theoryby Tore Øivin Sager

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95

    Discussing some of the most vexing criticism of communicative planning theory (CPT), this book goes on to suggest how theorists and planners can respond to it. Looking at issues of power, politics and ethics in relation to planning, this book is for both critics and advocates of CPT, with lessons for all.  With severe criticisms being raised against... more...

  • Small Town Sustainabilityby Paul Knox; Heike Mayer

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 39.79

    In an era in which the individuality and vitality of small towns are under threat from globalization, and city planning discussions tend to center on topics like metropolitan regions, megaregions, and global cities, the authors of this volume see a need to reflect critically on the potential of small towns. They show how small towns can meet the challenge... more...