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    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 207.00

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    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...

  • Beijing Recordby Jun Wang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 75.00

    In 2003, the Chinese Xinhua News Agency journalist Wang Jun published the bestseller "Beijing Record", the result of ten years of research on the urban transformation of Beijing in the last fifty years. Home to more than 15 million people, this ancient capital city - not surprisingly - has a controversial, complicated history of planning... more...

  • Complex Artificial Environmentsby J. Portugali

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 209.00

    Explores the possibilities of applying the theories of complexity and self-organization developed to account for various phenomena in the natural science to artifacts traditionally the realm of humanities and social sciences. This volume emphasises on the development of cities and the impact of these methods on urban simulation methods. more...

  • Global Age-friendly Citiesby WHO

    World Health Organization 2007; US$ 15.00

    Population ageing and urbanization are two global trends that together comprise major forces shaping the 21st century. At the same time as cities are growing, their share of residents aged 60 years and more is increasing. Older people are a resource for their families, communities and economies in supportive and enabling living environments. WHO regards... more...

  • Guide mondial pour des "villes-amies" des ainésby WHO

    World Health Organization 2007; US$ 15.00

    Les deux tendances mondiales que sont le vieillissement demographique et l'urbanisation vont ensemble fortement marquer le XXIeme siecle. L'essor urbain s'accompagne d'une augmentation progressive du nombre des citadins de plus de 60 ans. Les personnes agees constituent une ressource pour leur famille, leur communaute et l'economie... more...

  • Design for Diversityby Emily Talen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The city is more than just a sum of its buildings; it is the sum of its communities. The most successful urban communities are very often those that are the most diverse ? in terms of income, age, family structure and ethnicity ? and yet poor urban design and planning can stifle the very diversity that makes communities successful. Just as poor urban... more...

  • Urban Landscape Perspectivesby Giovanni Maciocco

    Springer 2008; US$ 209.00

    Urban Landscape Perspectives explores how landscape terminology can be usefully brought into the urban debate. Articles in this book include theoretical reflections on the landscape as an eminently project-like figure. It argues for attention to be drawn to the landscape as the origin of the sense of man??'s home and of the reasons for the city,... more...

  • Place Managementby Cathy Parker; John Byrom; Simon Quin

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    This ebook is the inaugural issue of the Journal of Place Management and Development. The journal has been launched to further our understanding of places – it is the official journal of the Institute of Place Management which exists to support those involved in the important task of making places better. This ebook sets out to collect definitions... more...

  • Urban Competitivenessby Iain Begg

    Policy Press 2002; US$ 41.95

    The question of what makes some cities more successful than others has become an increasingly important policy issue. This topical book is the first to explore facets of competitiveness in a systematic way that combines theory, evidence and policy implications. Bringing together leading experts on urban economic performance, it provides a new look... more...