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  • Loose Fit Cityby Maurice Mitchell; Bo Tang

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Drawn from a lifetime’s experience of shared city-making from the bottom up, within rapidly expanding urban metabolisms in Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Kathmandu, West Africa and London, Loose Fit City is about the ways in which city residents can learn through making to engage with the dynamic process of creating their own city. It looks at the nature... more...

  • Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Placesby Elen-Maarja Trell; Britta Restemeyer; Melanie M. Bakema; Bettina van Hoven

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places provides an overview and a critical analysis of the ways in which the concept ‘resilience’ has been addressed in social sciences research.?In doing so, this edited book draws together state-of-the-art research from a variety of disciplines (i.e. spatial planning, economic and cultural geography, environmental... more...

  • Defining the Urbanby Deljana Iossifova; Christopher N.H Doll; Alexandros Gasparatos

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    What is "urban"? How can it be described and contextualised? How is it used in theory and practice? Urban processes feature in key international policy and practice discourses. They are at the core of research agendas across traditional academic disciplines and emerging interdisciplinary fields. However, the concept of "the urban" remains highly... more...

  • Creative Milieuxby Quentin Stevens

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 28.95

    The so-called ‘creative industries’ are increasingly being presented as an important tool of urban regeneration and economic development. Until now, research on the clustering of such activities has been limited to economics, geography and urban policy. This book is the first to gather together emerging research in urban design and spatial planning... more...

  • The re-emergence of co-housing in Europeby Lidewij Tummers

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Across Europe, the number of co-housing initiatives is growing, and they are increasingly receiving attention from administrators and professionals who hold high expectations for urban liveability. Is co-housing a marginal idealist phenomenon, or the urban middle class’ answer to the current housing crisis? And has the development of theoretical insight... more...

  • Lessons of Informalityby Felix Heisel; Bisrat Kifle Woldeyessus

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 79.95

    Provisorisch gebaute Behausungen wie etwa Wellblechhütten sind in den Metropolen Afrikas, Asiens und Lateinamerikas allgegenwärtig. Oft kritisiert für die unhygienischen Lebensumstände, gelten diese ungeplant entstandenen Siedlungengleichwohl als vielschichtiges Element auf dem Weg zu einer resilienten Stadt. Solch urbane „Informalität" ist typisch... more...

  • The City Between Freedom and Securityby Deane Simpson; Vibeke Jensen; Anders Rubing

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 49.95

    Das urbane Dilemma: den staatlichen Bestrebungen, den städtischen Raum sicherer zu machen, steht das Prinzip gegenüber, dass Städte ein Raum einer offenen Zivilgesellschaft und Demokratie mit Meinungs- und Versammlungsfreiheit sind. Wie lassen sich beide Interessen in eine Balance bringen? Ausgehend von der viel diskutierten Sanierung... more...

  • 4D Hyperlocalby Lucy Bullivant

    Wiley 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 35.95

    4D Hyperlocal: A Cultural Tool Kit for the Open-source City The evolution of digital tools is revolutionising urban design, planning and community engagement. This is enabling a new ‘hyperlocal’ mode of design made possible by geolocation technologies and GPS-enabled mobile devices that support connectivity through open-source applications.... more...

  • Characterising Neighbourhoodsby Richard Guise; James Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    It is increasingly important to define what constitutes the unique character of our neighbourhoods, in order to identify what we value and should protect, to pinpoint areas for improvement and places which could be enhanced through sensitive change. But how do we define ‘character’ or a ‘sense of place’? How do we appraise the setting and site of... more...

  • The Fight for Fair Housingby Gregory D. Squires

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 was passed in a time of turmoil, conflict, and often conflagration in cities across the nation. It took the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to finally secure its passage. The Kerner Commission warned in 1968 that "to continue present policies is to make permanent the division of our country into two... more...