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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Masterplanning the Adaptive Cityby Tom Verebes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • urbanRESETby Angelus Eisinger; Jörg Seifert

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 49.95

    In recent years and decades, dealing with the architectural legacy of the industrial age has been an increasingly common task for urban planning: industrial buildings and sites, infrastructure, and residential areas that have become vacant lots as a result of structural transformation cannot, if only because of their dimensions, be ignored within the... more...

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    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 207.00

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  • 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 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...