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  • Masterplanning the Adaptive Cityby Tom Verebes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Computational design has become widely accepted into mainstream architecture, but this is the first book to advocate applying it to create adaptable masterplans for rapid urban growth, urban heterogeneity, through computational urbanism. Practitioners and researchers here discuss ideas from the fields of architecture, urbanism, the natural sciences,... more...

  • Resilienzby Harald Kegler

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 42.00

    Wie widerstandsfähig und lernbereit sind unsere Städte? Die räumliche Planung reagiert nur noch - auf den demographischen Wandel, auf den Klimawandel, auf den Wandel der Lebensstile oder auf ökonomische Prozesse. Sie hat ihre Aktions- und Steuerungsfähigkeit eingebüßt, aber auch ihre Kapazität, Zukunftsvisionen zu formulieren. Sie hat... more...

  • Urban Development and Civil Societyby Michael Carley; Harry Smith; Paul Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The world's population is rapidly urbanizing but the affluence and development often associated with cities are far from equitably or sustainably distributed. Where it was once taken for granted that responsibility for urban development lay with the state, increasingly the emphasis has shifted to market-driven and public-private sector initiatives,... more...

  • Sharing the Cityby John Abbott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    While the rate of urbanisation in the developing world has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, governments' capacity to support urban growth has, in many cases, failed to keep up with this trend. Non-governmental organisations working in the field have long advocated community management of the urban environment as the best solution to this... more...

  • Sustainable Cities in Developing Countriesby Cedric Pugh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    This text addresses the difficulties of balancing the imperatives of sustainability with the pressing challenges facing some of the world's most underdeveloped areas. Various perspectives are brought to bear on issues from economics and theories of health through to the foundations of sustainability. All the key contemporary developments are dealt... more...

  • Urban Design Managementby Antti Ahlava; Harry Edelman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 72.95

    This is an introduction to the secrets of Urban Design Management (UDM). The book examines the roles of the players involved in land-use projects and describes good collaborative methods of practice in project-based urban design and planning, putting emphasis on the creative co-operative skills and the wide knowledge of the participants in a working... more...

  • The Making of a World Cityby Greg Clark

    Wiley 2014; US$ 92.95 US$ 83.66

      After two decades of evolution and transformation, London had become one of the most open and cosmopolitan cities in the world. The success of the 2012 Olympics set a high water-mark in the visible success of the city, while its influence and soft power increased in the global systems of trade, capital, culture, knowledge, and communications.... more...

  • Critical Readings in Planning Theoryby Chris Paris

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Urban and Regional Planning Series, Volume 27: Critical Readings in Planning Theory presents a critical perspective on urban and regional planning. This book provides an understanding of various theoretical perspectives on planning. Organized into five parts encompassing 19 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the economic and social theory... more...

  • Planning and Conflictby Enrico Gualini

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Planning and Conflict discusses the reasons for conflicts around urban developments and analyzes their shape in contemporary cities. It offers an interdisciplinary framework for scholars to engage with the issue of planning conflicts, focusing on both empirical and theoretical inquiry. By reviewing different perspectives for planners to engage... more...

  • Remaking the City Street Gridby Fanis Grammenos; G. R. Lovegrove

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Of all the elements of a neighborhood, the pattern of streets and their infrastructure is the most enduring. Given the 20th century's additions to the range of transportation means--trains, subways, buses, trucks, bicycles, motorbikes and cars--all vying for space and effectiveness, a fresh look at the streets is warranted. This book contributes... more...