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The most popular City & town planning - architectural aspects books currently available. Updated weekly.
Soft City: Building Density for Everyday Life
A visual and clear guide to building better density to create happier, more livable cities. With foreword by Jan Gehl.
Model City Pyongyang
How to Study Public Life: Methods in Urban Design
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.
Image of the City
The classic work on the evaluation of city form.
Pocket Guide to Oxford: A souvenir guidebook to the -architecture, history, and principal attractions of Oxford
Designing London's Public Spaces: Post-war and Now
Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design Since 1880
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.
Urban Landscape Planning
Urban Design Reader
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
Guide to Port Sunlight Village: Third edition
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.
Ecological Urbanism
This is the 4th revised edition of the international bestseller.
Brooklyn: The Once and Future City
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: How Food Shapes Our Lives
'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.
Urban Sociology Reader
Rev. ed. of: The urban sociology reader. 2005.
Age of Spectacle: Adventures in Architecture and the 21st-Century City
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.
How to Read Towns and Cities: A Crash Course in Urban Architecture
Shaping Places: Urban Planning, Design and Development
Shaping Cities in an Urban Age
An authoritative - and fascinating - investigation into the spatial and social dynamics of cities at a global scale
Animal City: The Domestication of America
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: Planning's Role in Countering Terrorism
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.
Readings in Planning Theory
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.
Placemaking with Children and Youth: Participatory Practices for Planning Sustainable Communities
Design for the Crowd: Patriotism and Protest in Union Square
Science for the Sustainable City: Empirical Insights from the Baltimore School of Urban Ecology
Patch Atlas: Integrating Design Practices and Ecological Knowledge for Cities as Complex Systems
A new tool for mapping urban land cover that integrates design principles and ecological knowledge for understanding cities as complex, patchy and dynamic systems
Social Housing and Urban Renewal: A Cross-National Perspective
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.
Planning and Real Estate
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.
Urban Commons: Moving Beyond State and Market
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.
Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach
All the Buildings in London: That I've Drawn So Far
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.
Affordable Housing: Inclusive Cities
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.
Urban Design Process
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.
Young - Old
-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
Inevitable Specificity of Cities
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.
Towards a Public Space: Le Corbusier and the Greco-Latin Tradition in the Modern City
Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning, and the World's Games, 1896 - 2020
Changing Places: The Science and Art of New Urban Planning
Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City
Concise Townscape
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.
Public Places Urban Spaces
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.
Life Between Buildings: Using Public Space
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.
Town and Country Planning in the UK
Capital Spaces: The Multiple Complex Public Spaces of a Global City
London by Design: The Iconic Transport Designs that Shaped our City
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;
Handbook of Biophilic City Planning & Design
Practical advice and inspiration to ensure urbanists connect with nature in their cities.
Shaping Portland: Anatomy of a Healthy City
Multi-Unit Housing in Urban Cities: From 1800 to Present Day
Green Infrastructure Planning: Reintegrating Landscape in Urban Planning
This useful guide provides an essentialintroduction to green infrastructure for planners, landscape architects,engineers and environmentalists.
Urban Design: The Composition of Complexity
Revised edition of the author's Urban design, 2011.
Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City
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.