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  • Building the Urban Environmentby Harold L Platt

    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...

  • The Sustainable City Xby C. A. Brebbia; W. F. Florez-Escobar

    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...

  • Instruments of Planningby Rebecca Leshinsky; Crystal Legacy

    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...

  • Urban Development for the 21st Centuryby Kimberly Etingoff

    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...

  • Contemporary Urban Planningby John M. Levy

    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...

  • The New Urban Agendaby Bill Freeman; Christopher Hume

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Cityscapingby Therese Fuhrer; Felix Mundt; Jan Stenger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 119.71

    Die Beiträge untersuchen Repräsentation, Symbolik und diskursive Funktionen urbaner Räume. Im Zentrum stehen Texte, in denen Rom und andere antike Städte eine prominente Rolle spielen. Die Einbeziehung moderner Klassiker der Stadtliteratur verdeutlicht Kontinuitäten und Brüche in der Geschichte des ?Cityscaping?. Studien aus Archäologie... more...

  • Future cities and urban SCMby Beverly Wagner; Gary Graham

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 199.00

    Interest in the role that urban supply chain management can play in the future planning of cities, has accelerated with the rapid advance of the digital economy and the rise in popularity of smart city designs. The "smart city" concept can be used to link wider social concerns around inclusiveness, resilience, good governance, long-term sustainability... more...

  • Strategies for Shaping Territorial Competitivenessby Jesús M. Valdaliso; James R. Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book focuses on the main challenges that cities, regions and other territories at sub-national level face when it comes to designing and implementing a territorial strategy for economic development and competitiveness. There is a widespread recognition that territories need to construct strategies that focus on shaping sustainable competitive... more...