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  • Urban Complexity and Planningby Shih-Kung Lai; Haoying Han

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Based on the emergent paradigm of complexity, the book provides an innovative set of arguments about how we can gain a better understanding of how cities emerge and function through computer simulations, and how plans affect the evolution of complex urban systems in a way distinct from what we used to think they should. Empirical case studies focus... more...

  • My Los Angelesby Edward W. Soja

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    At once informative and entertaining, inspiring and challenging, My Los Angeles provides a deep understanding of urban development and change over the past forty years in Los Angeles and other city regions of the world. Once the least dense American metropolis, Los Angeles is now the country?s densest urbanized area and one of the most culturally... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global Southby Susan Parnell; Sophie Oldfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 265.00

    The renaissance in urban theory draws directly from a fresh focus on the neglected realities of cities beyond the west and embraces the global south as the epicentre of urbanism. This Handbook engages the complex ways in which cities of the global south and the global north are rapidly shifting, the imperative for multiple genealogies of knowledge... 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$ 179.00

    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...