Most popular City & town planning - architectural aspects books
The most popular City & town planning - architectural aspects books currently available. Updated weekly.
A visual and clear guide to building better density to create happier, more livable cities. With foreword by Jan Gehl.
How do we accommodate a growing urban population in a way that is sustainable, equitable, and inviting? This book provides a history of public-life study as well as methods and tools necessary to recapture city life as an important planning dimension. It offers those interested in improving city life, inspiration, tools, and examples.
The classic work on the evaluation of city form.
Peter Hall s seminal Cities of Tomorrow remains an unrivalled account of the history of planning in theory and practice, as well as of the social and economic problems and opportunities that gave rise to it.
The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent writings by Waldheim, Koolhaas, and Sorkin. Following the widespread success of the first edition of The Urban Design Reader, this updated edition continues to provide the most important historical material of the urban design field, but also introduces new topics and selections that address the myriad challenges facing designers today.,<br> <br> The six part structure of the second edition guides the reader through the history, theory and practice of urban design. The reader is initially introduced to those classic writings that provide the historical precedents for city-making into the twentieth century. Part Two introduces the voices and ideas that were instrumental in establishing the foundations of the urban design field from the late 1950s up to the mid-1990s., These authors present a critical reading of the design professions and offer an alternative urban design agenda focused on vital and lively places. The authors in Part Three provide a range of urban design rationales and strategies for reinforcing local physical identity and the creation of memorable places. These selections are largely describing the outcomes of mid-century urban design and voicing concerns over the placeless quality of contemporary urbanism.,<br> <br> The fourth part of the Reader explores key issues in urban design and development. Ideas about sprawl, density, community health, public space and everyday life are the primary focus here. Several new selections in this part of the book also highlight important international development trends in the Middle East and China., Part Five presents environmental challenges faced by the built environment professions today, including recent material on
The third edition of a best-selling book on the Port Sunlight Village, with a new chapter on the Lady Lever Art Gallery, further information on key individuals and an increase in the number of illustrations.
This is the 4th revised edition of the international bestseller.
A major new history of Brooklyn, told through its landscapes, buildings, and the people who made them, from the early 17th century to today.
'Hungry City is a sinister real-life sequel to Animal Farm with the plot turned upside down by time in ways even George Orwell could not have foreseen.' GuardianThe relationship between food and cities is fundamental to our every day lives.
Rev. ed. of: The urban sociology reader. 2005.
In Dubai, a luxury apartment block is built in the shape of a giant iPod. In China, President Xi Jinping denounces the trend of constructing 'bizarre' new buildings in wacky shapes and colours. The author tells the story of how architecture became obsessed with the flashy, the monumental and the ostentatious.
An authoritative - and fascinating - investigation into the spatial and social dynamics of cities at a global scale
American urbanites once lived alongside livestock and beasts of burden. But as cities grew, human-animal relationships changed. The city became a place for pets, not slaughterhouses or working animals. Andrew Robichaud traces the far-reaching consequences of this shift-for urban landscapes, animal- and child-welfare laws, and environmental justice.
Security, Resilience and Planning offers key concept and practical guidance about the role of planners in countering terrorist risk, using a range of international case studies.
Featuring updates and revisions to reflect rapid changes in an increasingly globalized world, Readings in Planning Theory remains the definitive resource for the latest theoretical and practical debates within the field of planning theory.
A new tool for mapping urban land cover that integrates design principles and ecological knowledge for understanding cities as complex, patchy and dynamic systems
Contemporary urban renewal is the subject of intense academic and policy debate regarding whether it promotes social mixing and spatial justice, or instead enhances neoliberal privatization and state-led gentrification. This book offers a cross-national perspective on contemporary urban renewal in relation to social rental housing.
Real estate development is a highly regulated, high value industry: this book examines its efficiency, its role in shaping the built environment and its relationship with planning and planners.
Examines various key topics of urban commons theoretically and empirically through a wide spectrum of international case studies providing perspectives from a variety of cities as diverse as Berlin, Hyderabad and Seoul.
The follow-up to the hugely popular All the Buildings in New York, this is a charmingly illustrated journey through London, one building at a time.
How are efforts at making cities more inclusive and equitable playing out across nations and societies, with different governance structures and varying political circumstances? This collection of fifty essays and case studies engages in these important questions and explores a wide array of strategies and approaches.
This useful guide sets out clearly the urban-design process in practice, from initial site analysis through consultation, design development, and design delivery across a range of scales within the built environment.
-Current topic: A book about the impact of today's aging population on society and urban planning -Uses numerous photographs, drawings and maps to illustrate different examples of retirement settlements
Using the categories of territory, power, and difference - also lending the book its structure - the texts analyze different case studies of cities and urbanized territories, ranging from the Canary Islands to Hong Kong and Nairobi, unfolding the distinctiveness of their physical and social existences.
This is a reissue of an influential work with acute observations on the English urban landscape. "Townscape" is the art of giving visual coherence and organization to the jumble of buildings, streets and space that make up the urban environment.
An introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. It enables the students and lecturers to practically apply principles of urban design to their projects. It focuses on sustainable design and practice. It is suitable for those on urban design courses and for professionals who want to update and refresh their knowledge.
Published in 1971, this book was very much a protest against the functionalistic principles for planning cities and residential areas that prevailed during that period. It appeals to you with a basic message: Take good care of the life between your buildings.
Curated and designed by the experts at The London Transport Museum, this collection showcases London's 100 greatest transport design icons from the past 150 years. From TfL's exclusive Johnston font;
Practical advice and inspiration to ensure urbanists connect with nature in their cities.
This useful guide provides an essentialintroduction to green infrastructure for planners, landscape architects,engineers and environmentalists.
Revised edition of the author's Urban design, 2011.
A richly illustrated history of below-market housing in New York, from the 1920s to today that is essential reading for understanding and advancing debates about how to enable future generations to call New York home.