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  • The Boston Contest of 1944by Jeffry M. Diefendorf

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    During World War II, many European government authorities and planners believed that the damage caused by bombing constituted a great opportunity to transform their cities. Even as the fighting continued, a great many plans were drawn up, and this has been the subject of much scholarship. However, what is often overlooked is wartime planning in cities... more...

  • Stadtplanung in der Wissensgesellschaftby Bernd Streich

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2015; US$ 40.15

    Die vorliegende Publikation Stadtplanung in der Wissensgesellschaft basiert auf Ergebnissen der Lehr- und Forschungstätigkeit an den Universitäten Kaiserslautern und Bonn vor dem Hintergrund der sich konkretisierenden Konturen der Wissens­ und Informationsgesellschaft. Konzeption und inhaltliche Ausrichtung des Buches wurden nachhaltig beeinflußt durch... more...

  • Strategies for Shaping Territorial Competitivenessby Jesús M. Valdaliso; James R. Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book focuses on the main challenges that cities, regions and other territories at sub-national level face when it comes to designing and implementing a territorial strategy for economic development and competitiveness. There is a widespread recognition that territories need to construct strategies that focus on shaping sustainable competitive... more...

  • From Intelligent to Smart Citiesby Mark Deakin; Husam Al Waer

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 60.95

    The concept of smart cities offers a revolutionary vision of urban design for sustainability. Utilizing the intelligent application of new technologies, smart cities also incorporate considerations of social and environmental capital in order to transform the life and work of cities. This book brings together papers from leading international experts... more...

  • Twentieth Century Pittsburgh Volume 1by Roy Lubove

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1996; US$ 24.95

    Roy Lubove's Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh is a pioneering analysis of elite driven, post-World War II urban renewal in a city once disdained as "hell with the lid off." The book continues to be invaluable to anyone interested in the fate of America's beleaguered metropolitan and industrial centers.                         ... more...

  • Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh, Volume Twoby Roy Lubove

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1996; US$ 28.95

    This volume traces the major decisions, events, programs, and personalities that transformed the city of Pittsburgh during its urban renewal project, which began in 1977. Roy Lubove demonstrates how the city showed united determination to attract high technology companies in an attempt to reverse the economic fallout from the decline of the local... more...

  • Tashkentby Paul Stronski

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Paul Stronski tells the fascinating story of Tashkent, an ethnically diverse, primarily Muslim city that became the prototype for the Soviet-era reimagining of urban centers in Central Asia. Based on extensive research in Russian and Uzbek archives, Stronski shows us how Soviet officials, planners, and architects strived to integrate local ethnic... more...

  • Meeting Places of Transformationby Thomas Borén

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 26.99

    What happened to the urban spaces of everyday life when the Soviet Union collapsed? And how may this change be understood? Based on long-term qualitative fieldwork in post-Soviet Russia, this study draws upon time-geographic, social and semiotic theory to formulate a model of how urban space is formed. Mirrored through the case of Ligovo/Uritsk, a... more...

  • Contemporary Urban Planningby John M. Levy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 114.95

    Updated in its 10th edition, Contemporary Urban Planning provides readers with in-depth coverage of the historic, economic, political, legal, and environmental factors affecting urban planning as well as specific chapters on the various fields of planning. With updated coverage of the Obama administration's response to the present economic downturn,... more...

  • Instruments of Planningby Rebecca Leshinsky; Crystal Legacy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Instruments of Planning: Tensions and Challenges for more Equitable and Sustainable Cities critically explores planning’s instrumentality to deliver important social and environmental outcomes in neoliberal planning landscapes. Because each instrument is unique and may be tailored to its own jurisdictional needs, Instruments of Planning is a compendium... more...