Most popular City & town planning - architectural aspects books
The most popular City & town planning - architectural aspects books currently available. Updated weekly.
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.
A visual and clear guide to building better density to create happier, more livable cities. With foreword by Jan Gehl.
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
A major new history of Brooklyn, told through its landscapes, buildings, and the people who made them, from the early 17th century to today.
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.
Rev. ed. of: The urban sociology reader. 2005.
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.
Makes you look at the city around you with fresh eyes
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.
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.
An exploration of the abandoned tributaries of London's vast and vital transportation network through breathtaking images and unexpected stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A comprehensive new survey tracing the global history of urbanism and urban design from the industrial revolution to the present
A well-illustrated guide that offers blueprints of street design from multiple perspectives, from the bird's eye view to granular details. It features case studies that show how to implement best practices, as well as provide guidance for customizing design applications to a city's unique needs.
This is the 4th revised edition of the international bestseller.
A fascinating and beautifully illustrated volume that explains what street trees tell us about humanity's changing relationship with nature and the city
Revised edition of the author's Urban design, 2011.
A practical primer for understanding bridges, from suspension bridges to opening bridges; from early stone bridges to modern glass bridges. Complete with highly illustrated case studies of stunning bridges from around the world.
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.
Published for the 200th anniversary of Playfair's design for the old City Observatory and plans for the third New Town.
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 essential guide that illuminates the way for evidence-based urban lighting
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.
How the decentralized, automobile-oriented, and fuel-consuming model of American suburban development might change.
The ideas that became the blueprints for the world we live in.