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  • 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...

  • Building Rulesby Kee Warner; Harvey Molotch

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 25.99

    Urban and suburban growth is a burning local issue for communities across the United States and many other parts of the world. Concerns include protecting habitats, high costs of infrastructure, social inequalities, traffic congestion and more intangible worries about ?quality of life.? Citizens pressure public officials to intensify development regulations,... more...

  • Sustainable Urban Development Readerby Stephen M. Wheeler; Timothy Beatley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary  readings giving a broad introduction to this topic.  It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development concept in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, before presenting... 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...