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  • 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$ 112.00

    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$ 29.99

    ?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...

  • 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...

  • Housing and Belonging in Latin Americaby Christien Klaufus; Arij Ouweneel

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    The intricacies of living in contemporary Latin American cities include cases of both empowerment and restriction. In Lima, residents built their own homes and formed community organizations, while in Rio de Janeiro inhabitants of the favelas needed to be "pacified" in anticipation of international sporting events. Aspirations to "get ahead in life"... more...

  • A Systems View of Planningby George Chadwick

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    A Systems View Of Planning: Towards A Theory of the Urban and Regional Planning sets out to be a special kind of theory of the process known as town and regional planning, which is based upon the broader theory of General Systems and its allied field of Cybernetics. Because of this, the content of the book differs considerably from what most town... more...