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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
Once known for slum-like conditions in its immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, New York City?s downtown now features luxury housing, chic boutiques and hotels, and, most notably, a vibrant nightlife culture. While a burgeoning bar scene can be viewed as a positive sign of urban transformation, tensions lurk beneath, reflecting the social conflicts... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 80.00
A highly illustrated reference tool, this handbook provides comparative visual analysis of major urban extensions and masterplans around the world. It places an important new emphasis on the processes and structures that influence urban form, highlighting the significant impact that public or private landownership, management and funding might have... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 134.00
Our poorest urban neighbourhoods experience economic and social difficulties that uniquely affect the lives of those who live there. This volume examines the policies and initiatives now underway on both sides of the Atlantic to revitalize those areas. With contributors from the US, France and the UK the volume explains the nature of specific community... more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 139.99
In 1945 Germany's cities lay in ruins, destroyed by Allied bombers `hat left major architectural monuments badly damaged and much of the housing stock reduced to rubble. At the war's end, observers thought that it would take forty years to rebuild, but by the late 1950s West Germany's cities had risen anew. The housing crisis had been overcome and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00
The searches by European Union major states for 'joined up' approaches to inner city regeneration are examined thematically through a focus on policy evolution since the mid-1970s. Key issues addressed include the physical, social, employment, and urban security agenda. The product of long-term research, drawing on extensive qualitative and quantitative... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99
Cities have been destroyed throughout history. And yet in every instance they have risen, phoenix-like from the ashes. This anthology, edited by Lawrence J Vale and Thomas J Campanella, explores the resilience of cities, and the politics and processes that govern urban recovery in the wake of disaster, with case studies from around the globe. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 22.99
Not long ago, neighborhoods such as the South Bronx, South Central Los Angeles, and Boston's Roxbury were crime-ridden wastelands of vacant lots and burned-out buildings, notorious symbols of urban decay. In House by House, Block by Block , Alexander von Hoffman tells... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 170.00
This book provides a comparative account of the process of urban regeneration and examines the factors influencing these processes, as well as the consequences of their implementation. Through a mixture of theoretical discussion and a series of case studies a thorough examination is made of the extent to which these different European old industrial... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 269.00
The central aim of many analyses in population studies and demography is to explain cause-effect relationships among variables or events. For decades, population scientists have concentrated their efforts on estimating the a oecauses of effectsa (e.g. a oeWhat accounts for the decline of fertility rates?a ) by applying standard cross-sectional and... more...