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  • My Los Angelesby Edward W. Soja

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    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...

  • Building the Ecological Cityby R R White

    Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 265.00

    If the modern city is a monument to anything, it is a monument to man's inefficiency. Our cities are plagued by problems of congestion, waste, and pollution that deplete natural resources, damage the environment and reduce the quality of life of citizens. The irony is, as this fascinating new study shows, that it doesn't have to be like this. Building... more...

  • Urban Spacesby James Jennings; Julia S. Jordan-Zachery; June Manning Thomas; James DeFilippis; Robert Fisher; Kim Geron; James Jennings; Michael Liu; June Manning Thomas; David McBride; Don Mitchell; Tony Roshan Samara; Eric Shragge; Robert W. Smith

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99

    Urban Spaces is an interdisciplinary reader focusing on community-based versus corporate-based political and ideological struggles over the utilization of urban land and spaces. more...

  • Platzatlasby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 87.04

    The question of spatial composition and user quality of sites arises in every urban design concept or intervention in urban public spaces.  Platzatlas is the first wide-ranging reference work in which the design and proportions of urban squares are compared and studied. Seventy European public squares are presented systematically in as-built... more...

  • The Urban Masterplanning Handbookby Eric Firley; Katharina Groen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 80.00 US$ 69.33

    A highly illustrated reference tool, this handbook provides comparative visual analysis of major urban extensions and masterplans around the world. It places an important new emphasis on the processes and structures that influence urban form, highlighting the significant impact that public or private landownership, management and funding might have... more...

  • Ökologische Quartierserneuerungby Betül Bretschneider

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 21.03

    ?Die Studie untersucht eine im Rahmen des Wiener Stadterneuerungsprogramms aufzuwertende Erdgeschosszone der gründerzeitlichen Stadt, anhand aktueller städtebaulicher Sanierungsvorhaben in Wien aber auch in Berlin und Leipzig: Welche Parameter und Maßnahmen stehen bei der nachhaltigen Umstrukturierung eines gründerzeitlichen Viertels mit seinen Straßenräumen,... more...

  • Main Street Revisitedby Richard V. Francaviglia; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 1996; US$ 24.00

    As an archetype for an entire class of places, Main Street has become one of America's most popular and idealized images. In Main Street Revisited, the first book to place the design of small downtowns in spatial and chronological context, Richard Francaviglia finds the sources of romanticized images of this archetype, including Walt Disney's Main... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methodsby Elisabete A. Silva; Patsy Healey; Neil Harris; Pieter Van den Broeck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods is an expansive look at the traditions, methods, and challenges of research design and research projects in contemporary urban planning. Through case studies, an international group of researchers, planning practitioners, and planning academics and educators, all recognized authorities in the field,... more...

  • Low Carbon Citiesby Steffen Lehmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 72.95

    Low Carbon Cities is a book for practitioners, students and scholars in architecture, urban planning and design. It features essays on ecologically sustainable cities by leading exponents of urban sustainability, case studies of the new directions low carbon cities might take and investigations of how we can mitigate urban heat stress in our cities?... more...

  • Now Urbanismby Jeffrey Hou; Benjamin Spencer; Thaisa Way; Ken Yocom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    After more than a century of heroic urban visions, urban dwellers today live in suburban subdivisions, gated communities, edge cities, apartment towers, and slums. The contemporary cities we know are more often the embodiment of unexpected outcomes and unintended consequences rather than visionary planning. As an alternative approach for rethinking... more...