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Urban renewal. Urban redevelopment

  • Urban Constellationsby Zoë Thompson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This book investigates the iconic architectural cultural spaces of the contemporary cityscape as engines of regeneration. Promising much to their fading locales, these spaces locate culture in the space where production once ruled in order to revitalise post-industrial urban provinces. With close attention to four sites across the UK, Urban Constellations... more...

  • The Politics of Downtown Developmentby Stephen J. McGovern

    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...

  • Urban Transformationsby Daniel P. O'Donoghue

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book explores the role of cities, their influence and the transformations they have undertaken in the recent past, the ways in which cities regenerate, how plans change, how they are governed and how they react to the economic realities of the day. Bringing together studies from around the world at different scales, from small town to megacity,... more...

  • Upscaling Downtownby Richard E. Ocejo

    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...

  • The Urban Masterplanning Handbookby Eric Firley; Katharina Groen

    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...

  • Everyday Life in the Gentrifying Cityby Tone Huse

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Oslo, Everyday Life in the Gentrifying City offers an examination of gentrification from below, exploring the effects of this process upon city neighbourhoods and those that inhabit them, whether residents, business owners and their customers, or local activists. Engaging with recent debates surrounding... more...

  • Wohnimmobilien im Fokus von Investoren und Stadtplanern: Auswirkungen der Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise auf den Düsseldorfer Wohnimmobilienmarktby Raffael Beier

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 18.65

    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...

  • Vom Häuserkampf zu neuen urbanen Lebensformenby Sabin Bieri

    transcript 2014; US$ 38.38

    Raum wird sozial produziert. Am Beispiel von umkämpften städtischen Räumen zeigt Sabin Bieri auf, wie der so genannte »spatial turn« die Sozialwissenschaften herausfordert und neue Fragestellungen produziert. Ausgangspunkt des Buches ist ein Verständnis von »Geographie« als eine Praxis, mittels derer Zugehörigkeiten geschaffen werden. Die Schauplätze... more...

  • The Sustainable City VIII (2 Volume Set)by S. S. Zubir; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2013; US$ 1,290.00

    Each transdisciplinary conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability has brought together experts from multiple disciplines to share their ideas on urban planning in accordance with the principles of sustainability. They address not just environmental, architectural, and engineering concerns, but also quality of life, security, risk, and heritage.... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Urban Regenerationby Michael E. Leary; John McCarthy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00

    In the past decade, urban regeneration policy makers and practitioners have faced a number of difficult challenges, such as sustainability, budgetary constraints, demands for community involvement and rapid urbanization in the Global South. Urban regeneration remains a high profile and important field of government-led intervention, and policy and... more...