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  • A Clean, Well-Lighted Placeby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2018; US$ 0.99

    Here is Jon Krakauer’s portrait of the iconoclastic architect Christopher Alexander, whose revolutionary human-centered approach has shaken the foundations of modern architecture. Krakauer delves into Alexander’s life and career, from his theories on a timeless “pattern language” that could be used to create buildings and towns that were simultaneously... more...

  • Life Space and Economic Spaceby John Friedmann

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 44.95

    Friedmann perceives a global crisis which he traces to the dissolution of territorial relations. This he believes results from penetration of the global system of markets into the remotest corners of the world, undermining tradition cultures and ways of life. The consequence is incipient breakdown, he asserts, and we need to repoliticize space and... more...

  • Revival: The Interpreter Geddes (1928)by Amelia Defries

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 64.95

    From Book’s Foreward What so strongly attracted me in Patrick Geddes when I came to know him in India was, not his scientific achievements, but, on the contrary, the rare fact of the fullness of his personality rising far above his science. Whatever subjects he has studies and mastered have become vitally one with his humanity. He has the precision... more...

  • Coming Homeby Rosanna Bowles; John Granen

    Abrams 2018; US$ 19.99

    Home is where the heart ought to be. But nowadays too many of us are missing the human connection and emotional replenishment that only a rewarding home life can bestow. Designer Rosanna Bowles wants to change that. In Coming Home , she shares a year-round plan for establishing traditions—and, in the process, making memories—that will restore home... more...

  • Modernism as Memoryby Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    University of Minnesota Press 2018; Not Available

    After World War II, West Germans and West Berliners found ways of communicating both their recent sufferings and aspirations for stable communities through buildings that fused the ruins of historicist structures with new constructions rooted in the modernism of the 1910s and ‘20s. As Modernism as Memory illustrates, these postwar practices undergird... more...

  • Successful Public Meetings, 2nd ed.by Elaine Cogan

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 25.95

    The author explains why it's essential to begin the preparations by deciding what the meeting is intended to accomplish. That, in turn, determines what kind of meeting you should conduct: informational, advisory, or problem-solving. The author breaks down the essential tasks involved and even suggests the right type of person to handle each one. She... more...

  • Everyday Ethics for Practicing Plannersby Carol Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 44.95

    "This book is on the suggested reading list for planners preparing to take the AICP exam. As veteran planner the author points out, the most troublesome conflicts for planners aren't between good and bad, they're between competing good, neither of which can be fully achieved. The 54 real-world scenarios described here typify the tough moral dilemmas... more...

  • Qualitative Analysis for Planning & Policyby John Gaber; Sharon Gaber

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 64.95

    This book explains how to use and adapt these techniques and how to integrate these methods with more traditional qualitative research. Chapters offer step-by-step guidance to setting up various kinds of qualitative research projects, collecting data, organizing data, and analyzing data. Case studies show how a mix of qualitative and quantitative research... more...

  • Smart Growth in a Changing Worldby Jonathan Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 41.95

    This book is the latest book from the author, documents the United States' hidden crisis and shows how balanced transportation and natural resources preservation can make new urban development sustainable, as well as more efficient and more equitable. more...

  • Planning the Built Environmentby Larz Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 64.95

    Planning the Built Environment takes a systematic, technical approach to describing how urban infrastructures work. Accompanied by detailed diagrams, illustrations, tables, and reference lists, the book begins with landforms and progresses to essential utilities that manage drainage, wastewater, power, and water supply. A section on streets, highways,... more...