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  • Masterplanning the Adaptive Cityby Tom Verebes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Computational design has become widely accepted into mainstream architecture, but this is the first book to advocate applying it to create adaptable masterplans for rapid urban growth, urban heterogeneity, through computational urbanism. Practitioners and researchers here discuss ideas from the fields of architecture, urbanism, the natural sciences,... more...

  • Downtown Planning for Smaller and Midsized Communitiesby Philip L. Walker

    American Planning Association 2013; US$ 58.99

    Philip L. Walker, an experienced downtown-planning consultant, offers practical tips for preserving a sense of place, improving fiscal efficiency, and enhancing quality of life in Downtown Planning for Smaller and Midsized Communities. Planners and revitalization officials will learn how to address physical components of the downtown, as well as economic... more...

  • Urban Development and Civil Societyby Michael Carley; Harry Smith; Paul Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The world's population is rapidly urbanizing but the affluence and development often associated with cities are far from equitably or sustainably distributed. Where it was once taken for granted that responsibility for urban development lay with the state, increasingly the emphasis has shifted to market-driven and public-private sector initiatives,... more...

  • Small Town Planning Handbookby Thomas L. Daniels; John W. Keller; Mark B. Lapping; Katherine Daniels; James Segedy

    American Planning Association 2013; US$ 66.99

    This is the go-to guide for planners in small towns. For decades, The Small Town Planning Handbook has helped small towns and rural communities plan for change. It is a step-by-step guide to drafting and implementing a comprehensive plan through zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, and capital improvements programs, with sensitivity... more...

  • Sharing the Cityby John Abbott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    While the rate of urbanisation in the developing world has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, governments' capacity to support urban growth has, in many cases, failed to keep up with this trend. Non-governmental organisations working in the field have long advocated community management of the urban environment as the best solution to this... more...

  • Resilienzby Harald Kegler

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 42.00

    Resilience is a system?s capacity to respond to crises and disruptions and renew itself without being fundamentally altered. The book reflects on a concept of urban development oriented to resilience and describes recent international debates about resilient development. The author identifies places for learning about resilience and presents... more...

  • Urban Villagerby Vandana Vasudevan

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 40.00

    Urban Villager  is a superbly etched and finely detailed representation of the life of an ?urban villager? in a modern satellite town of India. It describes how Delhi, as a city, is growing radially, stretching its way into the rural fringes of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh that border the city to form the National Capital Region. Through the microcosm... more...

  • The Physical Cityby Neil L. Shumsky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 245.00

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Sustainable Cities in Developing Countriesby Cedric Pugh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    This text addresses the difficulties of balancing the imperatives of sustainability with the pressing challenges facing some of the world's most underdeveloped areas. Various perspectives are brought to bear on issues from economics and theories of health through to the foundations of sustainability. All the key contemporary developments are dealt... more...

  • Urban Design Managementby Antti Ahlava; Harry Edelman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 72.95

    This is an introduction to the secrets of Urban Design Management (UDM). The book examines the roles of the players involved in land-use projects and describes good collaborative methods of practice in project-based urban design and planning, putting emphasis on the creative co-operative skills and the wide knowledge of the participants in a working... more...