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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • Terra Incognitaby Ann O’M. Bowman

    Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 26.95

    Boon or blight? Ann Bowman and Michael Pagano define "vacant land" broadly, to include everything from brownfields (environmentally contaminated land) through trashed lots and abandoned buildings to greenspace (parks, community gardens, etc.). Terra Incognita takes a fresh look at what they believe can be the ultimate urban resource. Beyond the... more...

  • Kennis van de stadby Willem van Winden

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 10.50


  • Building Bangaloreby John C. Stallmeyer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Examining spatial transformations in Bangalore, one of India's fastest growing cities, this book highlights the influence of information and communications technology (ICT) development on the city. Focusing on the production of urban space and the processes that inform such production, the author proposes that Silicon Valley, California has become... more...

  • Piazza San Marcoby Iain Fenlon

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Piazza San Marco is a dynamic open space organically connected to the buildings which frame it. It shows how much is lost if the ensemble is divided into the individual structures of Doges' Palace, Basilica of San Marco, Campanile and so on, each 'marvellous' in their own right but functionally separate. Here a different story is told by relating... more...

  • Monumentby Kanan Makiya

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    In Baghdad, an enormous monument nearly twice the size of the Arc de Triomphe towers over the city. Two huge forearms emerge from the ground, clutching two swords that clash overhead. Those arms are enlarged casts of those of Saddam Hussein, showing every bump and follicle. The ‘Victory Arch’ celebrates a victory over Iran (in their 8-year long war)... more...

  • renovatio urbisby Nicholas Temple

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    Examining the urban and architectural developments in Rome during the Pontificate of Julius II (1503–13) this book focuses on the political, religious and artistic motives behind the changes. Each chapter focuses on a particular project, from the Palazzo dei Tribunali to the Stanza della Segnatura, and examines their topographical and symbolic contexts... more...

  • Rites of Wayby Mark Kingwell; Patrick Turmel

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    There are many ways to approach the subject of public space: the threats posed to it by surveillance and visual pollution; the joys it offers of stimulation and excitement, of anonymity and transformation; its importance to urban variety or democratic politics. But public space remains an evanescent and multidimensional concept that too often escapes... more...

  • The Spirit of Citiesby Daniel A. Bell; Avner de-Shalit

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom. The Spirit of Cities revives the classical idea that a city expresses its own distinctive ethos or values. In the ancient world, Athens was synonymous... more...

  • Bewertung und Steigerung der Energieeffizienz kommunaler Bestandsgebäudeby Antje Junghans; Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. C. J. Diederichs

    Gabler Verlag 2009; US$ 41.24

    Maßnahmen zur Energieeinsparung und zur CO2-Reduzierung sind sowohl angesichts der knappen Kassen öffentlicher Haushalte als auch zur Sicherung der künftigen Energieversorgung bedeutende globale Aufgabenstellungen. Antje Junghans entwickelt ein ganzheitliches Prozessmodell der„Facility Efficiency Evaluation (FEE)“, das eine einfache und schnelle energetische... more...

  • Becoming an Urban Plannerby Michael Bayer; Nancy Frank; Jason Valerius

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00 US$ 39.50

    Becoming an Urban Planner answers these key questions: What do urban planners do? What are the educational requirements? How do I enter the field? How do I choose between the different types of planning, from land use planning to policy planning? What is the future of the urban planning profession? Here is a completely up-to-date guide... more...