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- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Building the Urban Environment is a comparative study of the contestation among planners, policymakers, and the grassroots over the production and meaning of urban space. Award-winning historian Harold Platt presents case studies of seven cities, including Rotterdam, Chicago, and Sao Paulo, to show how, over time, urban life created hybrid spaces... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95
Metropolitan government and metropolitan governance have been ongoing issues for more than sixty years in the United States. Based on an extensive survey and a review of existing literature, this book offers a comprehensive overview of these debates. It discusses how the centrifugal forces in local government, and in particular local government autonomy,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95
Challenging existing assumptions about how our towns and cities are structured and formed, Julian Hart provides an engaging and thought-provoking alternative theory of urban design. This is not urban design in the sense of the practice of design; rather it is a theory of the form of the town at all scales - why towns and cities happen to be structured... more...
- WIT Press 2015; US$ 434.00
Containing the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability this book addresses the multidisciplinary aspects of urban planning; a result of the increasing size of cities; the amount of resources and services required and the complexity of modern society. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95
Instruments of Planning: Tensions and Challenges for more Equitable and Sustainable Cities critically explores planning?s instrumentality to deliver important social and environmental outcomes in neoliberal planning landscapes. Because each instrument is unique and may be tailored to its own jurisdictional needs, Instruments of Planning is a compendium... more...
- Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 149.95
Urban planners around the world are increasingly concerned with creating and maintaining cities that are healthy for both the environment and for individuals. Cities are at the forefront of the trend toward sustainable living, since they are the site of concentrated population, resource use, and greenhouse gas emissions, yet also have the tools and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 114.95
Updated in its 10th edition, Contemporary Urban Planning provides readers with in-depth coverage of the historic, economic, political, legal, and environmental factors affecting urban planning as well as specific chapters on the various fields of planning. With updated coverage of the Obama administration's response to the present economic downturn,... more...
- Dundurn 2015; US$ 10.99
Equal parts history, social science, and call to action, The New Urban Agenda focuses on fixing the major issues facing the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Award-winning author Bill Freeman shows how cities have overcome them in the past, and gives level-headed advice for tackling Toronto's biggest challenges. more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00
These papers investigate the representation, symbolism and discursive functions of urban space. The focus is on texts in which Rome and other ancient cities play a prominent role. Continuities and interruptions in the history of ?cityscaping? are revealed by drawing on modern classics of writing the city. Contributions from the fields... more...