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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...

  • Metropolitan Governance in Americaby Prof Dr Don Phares; Professor Donald F Norris

    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...

  • Towns and Cities: Function in Formby Mr Julian Hart; Professor Matthew Carmona

    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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Urbanität durch Dichte?by Karen Beckmann

    transcript 2015; US$ 38.16

    Verdichtung war die Maßgabe des Städtebaus der 1970er Jahre. Es entstanden Quartiere, die damals als modern und zukunftsweisend galten, heute jedoch überwiegend als abweisend empfunden werden. Karen Beckmann untersucht eine besonders prägnante Ausformung dieser architektonischen Strömung: Großwohnkomplexe. Im Mittelpunkt steht dabei die Suche nach... more...

  • Cityscapingby Therese Fuhrer; Felix Mundt; Jan Stenger

    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...