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  • Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planningby Leonie Sandercock; Giovanni Attili

    Springer 2010; US$ 269.00

    The book is a collection of essays exploring the potential of multimedia to enrich and transform the planning field. By multimedia the authors refer to a broad range of new information and communication technologies (from film and video to digital ethnography and the internet), which are opening up new possibilities in planning practices, processes,... more...

  • Sustainable and Resilient Communitiesby Stephen J. Coyle; André Duany; s

    Wiley 2011; US$ 90.00

    The ultimate step-by-step action plan guidebook for making communities resilient, resourceful, and healthy Many of today's communities face an unprecedented struggle to adapt and maintain their environmental, economic, and social well-being in an era beleaguered by fiscal constraints, uncertainty about energy prices and supplies, rapid demographic... more...

  • Smart Citiesby Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften acatech

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.99

    Seit 2007 wohnt erstmals mehr als die H lfte der Menschheit in Ballungsr umen, im Jahr 2030 werden es 60 Prozent sein. Mit der weltweiten Urbanisierung w chst der Bedarf an vernetzten Technologien. Deutschland hat gute Chancen, sich als f hrender Anbieter solcher Smarter Technologien zu etablieren wenn daf r die Rahmenbedingungen geschaffen werden.... more...

  • Cross-Cultural Urban Designby Catherin Bull

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Unprecedented in its scope, Cross-Cultural Urban Design: Global or Local Practice? explores how urban design has responded to recent trends towards global standardisation. Following analysis of its practice in the local domain, the book looks at how urban planning and design should be repositioned for the future. It looks at: population... more...

  • Urban Planning For Dummiesby Jordan Yin; W. Paul Farmer

    Wiley 2012; US$ 19.99

    How to create the world's new urban future With the majority of the world's population shifting to urban centres, urban planning—the practice of land-use and transportation planning to help shape cities structurally, economically, and socially—has become an increasingly vital profession. In Urban Planning For Dummies , readers will get... more...

  • Urban and Regional Data Managementby Sisi Zlatanova; Hugo Ledoux; Elfriede M. Fendel; Massimo Rumor

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 154.95

    Human activities as well as various natural phenomena change the environment and impact on the quality of life. Analysis of those dynamics is required for a better understanding of urban modifications, and to facilitate urban growth and development. Research related to the management of urban data has a long tradition. Through the years a variety... more...

  • Beyond Smart Citiesby Tim Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    The promise of competitiveness and economic growth in so-called smart cities is widely advertised in Europe and the US. The promise is focussed on global talent and knowledge economies and not on learning and innovation. But to really achieve smart cities ? that is to create the conditions of continuous learning and innovation ? this book argues that... more...

  • Planning for Olympic Legaciesby Eva Kassens-Noor

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    When a city wins the right to hold the Olympics, one of the oft cited advantages to the region is the catalytic effect upon the urban and transport projects of the host cities. However, with unparalleled access to documents and records, Eva Kassens-Noor questions and challenges this fundamental assertion of host cities who claim to have used the Olympic... more...

  • Small Town Sustainabilityby Paul Knox; Heike Mayer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 52.00

    Kleinstädte spielen eine entscheidende Rolle innerhalb regionaler Wirtschaftssysteme. Die Autorenveranschaulichen, wie diesedie Herausforderung einer globalisierten Welt annehmen können, und stellen beispielhaftBewegungen vor, die örtliche Kulturen, Traditionen, Identitäten und Nachhaltigkeit effektiv zu fördern wissen. more...

  • Reviving Critical Planning Theoryby Tore Øivin Sager

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Discussing some of the most vexing criticism of communicative planning theory (CPT), this book goes on to suggest how theorists and planners can respond to it. Looking at issues of power, politics and ethics in relation to planning, this book is for both critics and advocates of CPT, with lessons for all.  With severe criticisms being raised... more...