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  • Metropolitan Planning in Britainby Peter Roberts; Kevin Thomas; Gwyndaf Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Metropolitan Planning in Britain is the first comparative analysis and assessment of metropolitan areas and their strategic planning for almost two decades. Changes in population distribution, styles of local government, business practices, and attitudes to the environment have all had an impact on cities in recent years which planners and other... more...

  • PLANNING THE MEGACITYby Christopher Silver

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 44.95

    In this book, the first on the planning history of Jarkarta, able expert Christopher Silver describes how planning has shaped urban development in Southeast Asia, and in particular how its largest city, Jakarta, Indonesia, was transformed from a colonial capital of approximately 150,000 in 1900 to a megacity of 12?13 million inhabitants in 2000. ... more...

  • Livable Cities?by Peter Evans

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95

    The sprawling cities of the developing world are vibrant hubs of economic growth, but they are also increasingly ecologically unsustainable and, for ordinary citizens, increasingly unlivable. Pollution is rising, affordable housing is decreasing, and green space is shrinking. Since three-quarters of those joining the world's population during the next... more...

  • Redefining Urban and Suburban America, Volume 1by Bruce J. Katz; Robert E. Lang

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 26.95

    Redefining Urban and Suburban America explores demographic trends and their complexities, along with their implications for the policies and politics shaping metropolitan America. The shifts discussed here have significant influence in demand for housing and schools, childcare and healthcare, as well as private goods and services. more...

  • Don't Call It Sprawlby William T. Bogart

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    Bogart puts the current policy debate over urban sprawl into a broader analytical context. more...

  • World Cities in a World-Systemby Paul L. Knox; Peter J. Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 43.00

    Seventeen essays by leading researchers in the area of world cities and the economic factors. more...

  • Metropolitan Regionsby Johan Klaesson; Börje Johansson; Charlie Karlsson

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    Metropolitan growth has been dramatic in the past several decades, and today metropolitan regions are recognized as the main driving forces in national growth and development as well as in national and global innovation processes. The purpose of this book is to contribute to a better understanding of how metropolitan regions and their subsystems interact... more...

  • Land Subsidence Analysis in Urban Areasby David G. Zeitoun; Eliyahu Wakshal

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    Cities built on unconsolidated sediments consisting of clays, silt, peat, and sand, are particularly susceptible to subsidence.  Such regions are common in delta areas, where rivers empty into the oceans, along flood plains adjacent to rivers, and in coastal marsh lands.  Building cities in such areas aggravates the problem for several reasons:1. ... more...

  • Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futuresby Stamatina Th. Rassia; Panos M. Pardalos

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures presents works written by eminent international experts from a variety of disciplines including architecture, engineering and related fields. Due to the ever-increasing focus on sustainable technologies, alternative energy sources, and global social and urban issues, interest in the energy systems... more...

  • The Polycentric Metropolisby Peter Hall; Kathy Pain

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.95

    A new 21st century urban phenomenon is emerging: the networked polycentric mega-city region. Developed around one or more cities of global status, it is characterized by a cluster of cities and towns, physically separate but intensively networked in a complex spatial division of labour. This book describes and analyses eight such regions in North West... more...