Most popular City & town planning - architectural aspects books
The most popular City & town planning - architectural aspects books currently available. Updated weekly.
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 classic work on the evaluation of city form.
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
'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.
The "iconic" building is the most obvious architectural phenomenon of our age yet, somehow, no one has quite done what Tom Dyckhoff does with The Age of Spectacle, which is to tell its story clearly and plainly.' Rowan Moore, Observer'First class.
A major new history of Brooklyn, told through its landscapes, buildings, and the people who made them, from the early 17th century to today.
An explanation of how and why cities took the shape they did. It focuses on a number of themes - organic patterns, the grid, the city as diagram, the grand manner and the skyline - and interprets the hidden order of urban patterns. Photographs depict a global mosaic of citybuilding.
Rev. ed. of: The urban sociology reader. 2005.
-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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the 4th revised edition of the international bestseller.
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.
In this fascinating new history, Paul N Balchin provides a comprehensive account of one of the more formative historical periods, uniquely describing Renaissance architecture as the physical manifestation of political and economic change.
A compelling set of observations, reflections and insights into why architecture can and should have meaning, not just to students and practitioners but to everyone who inhabits the built world.
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.
A comprehensive new survey tracing the global history of urbanism and urban design from the industrial revolution to the present
Stunning satellite images of one hundred cities show our urbanizing planet in a new light to reveal the fragile relationship between humanity and Earth
An authoritative - and fascinating - investigation into the spatial and social dynamics of cities at a global scale
How architecture and urbanism can help to care for and repair a broken planet: essays and illustrated case studies.
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.
The text provides information on the building process from design and planning to construction and interior design. It also provides practical information on how to organise the maintenance, safety and security of buildings involved in the hospitality industry.
A journey around the world of sustainable urban design.
Supported by demonstratory photographs, this book explores the new potential of neglected urban environments.
Latin America, one of the most urbanized regions of the world, can only be fully understood by exploring its urban-rural divide, inequalities within urban areas, and the prospects for change. This thoughtful text explores Latin American cities; their history, similarities, and differences; and the current problems they face.