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  • Planning for Place and Plexusby David M. Levinson; Kevin J. Krizek

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Planning for Place and Plexus provides a fresh and unique perspective on metropolitan land use and transport networks, challenging current planning strategies and offering frameworks to understand and evaluate policy. The book suggests actions for the future urban growth of metropolitan areas and includes current and cutting edge theory, findings,... more...

  • Making Spaceby Andrew MacLaran

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Making Space studies the built environment by examining the private-sector forces responsible for its development and the urban planning systems put in place to influence, guide and manipulate its outcomes. The first part provides a theoretical context for understanding the functions of the property development sector and the state's interventions... more...

  • Contemporary Perspectives on Jane Jacobsby Dirk Schubert

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Based on cross-disciplinary and transnational approaches, this book offers new insights into Jane Jacobs's complex and often contrarian way of thinking. Now, more than 50 years after the initial publication of her famous book 'The Death and Life of Great American Cities' (1961) in a period of rapid globalisation and deregulated approaches... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Place-Keepingby Nicola Dempsey; Harry Smith; Mel Burton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Place-Keeping  presents the latest research and practice on place-keeping ? that is, the long-term management of public and private open spaces ? from around Europe and the rest of the world. There has long been a focus in urban landscape planning and urban design on the creation of high-quality public spaces, or place-making. This is supported by... more...

  • A Companion to Urban Anthropologyby Donald M. Nonini

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Urban Anthropology presents a collection of original essays from international scholars on key issues in urban anthropology and broader cross-disciplinary urban studies. Features newly commissioned essays from 35 leading international scholars in urban and global studies Includes essays in classic areas of concern to urban... 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...

  • Cities, Disaster Risk and Adaptationby Christine Wamsler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    This book addresses the urgent need for re-evaluating current city planning to provide better solutions. With disasters and changing climatic conditions being a product of past developments, responding and adapting effectively to risk is inherently complex. This book explores the complex interrelation between disasters, climate change, and cities,... more...

  • Bürger beteiligen!by Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2014; US$ 5.77

    Immer mehr Bürger wollen jenseits der traditionellen Kanäle mitreden und mitentscheiden. Innerhalb der Verwaltung gibt es häufig noch Vorbehalte gegen Bürgerbeteiligung. Wie können die Hemmnisse überwunden werden? Wo liegen die Chancen von Bürgerbeteiligung aus Sicht von Politik und Verwaltung? Welche Faktoren sind für den Erfolg einzelner Projekte... more...