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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...
Wohnimmobilien im Fokus von Investoren und Stadtplanern: Auswirkungen der Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise auf den Düsseldorfer WohnimmobilienmarktDiplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 18.51
Die Auswirkungen der Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise sowie der europäischen Staatsschuldenkrise haben in den letzten drei Jahren zu einer Anlegerflucht in Sachwerte geführt. Die neue Wertschätzung des ?Betongolds? als Inflationsschutz, die historisch niedrigen Langfrist-Zinsen und die zuletzt wieder gute konjunkturelle Entwicklung haben dazu geführt,... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00
American cities experienced an extraordinary surge in downtown development during the 1970s and 1980s. Pro-growth advocates in urban government and the business community believed that the construction of office buildings, hotels, convention centers, and sports complexes would generate jobs and tax revenue while revitalizing stagnant local economies.... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00
For many years Chicago?s looming large-scale housing projects defined the city, and their demolition and redevelopment?via the Chicago Housing Authority?s Plan for Transformation?has been perhaps the most startling change in the city?s urban landscape in the last twenty years. The Plan, which reflects a broader policy effort to remake public housing... 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$ 141.00
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$ 169.99
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$ 136.00
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$ 21.99
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...