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Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas About Cities

by Witold Rybczynski

In this new work, prizewinning author, professor, and Slate architecture critic Witold Rybczynski returns to the territory he knows best: writing about the way people live, just as he did in the acclaimed bestsellers...


Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe: A Comparative Perspective on Continuity and Changes

by Mario Reimer, Panagiotis Getimis & Hans Blotevogel

Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe is an overview of converging, diverging, and changing spatial planning practices across the European Union.


Univer-Cities: Strategic Implications for Asia: Readings from Cambridge and Berkeley to Singapore

by ANTHONY SC TEO

Univer-cities: Strategic Implications for Asia aims to redefine the multi-faceted symbiotic relationship between universities and host cities. The four readings in this reader will invite readers to challenge...


Food Security and Farm Land Protection in China

by YUSHI MAO & NONG ZHAO

The objective of publishing this book is to let the general public have a better understanding of the food security situation in China and better comprehension of the merit of allocating land through market...


The City: A Dictionary of Quotable Thoughts on Cities and Urban Life

by James A. Clapp

The City is the best, funniest, saddest, and most thought-provoking compilation ever assembled on the urban scene. James A. Clapp has arranged more than three thousand quotations—epigrams, epithets, verses,...


Resilient Sustainable Cities: A Future

by Leonie Pearson, Peter Newton & Peter Roberts

Urbanization is occurring at an unprecedented rate; by 2050 three quarters of the world's people will live in urban environments. The cars we drive, products we consume, houses we live in and technology we use...


Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns

by Victor Dover & John Massengale

"The best streets in the world's villages, towns, and cities—whether modest or grand—continually remind one that simplicity is part of the recipe for success in this art. The advice of Victor Dover and John...


City in the Sky

by James Glanz & Eric Lipton

The definitive biography of the iconic skyscrapers and the ambitions that shaped them--from their dizzying rise to their unforgettable fall

More than a year after the nation began mourning the lives lost in the...


Village Housing in the Tropics: With Special Reference to West Africa

by Jane Drew, Maxwell Fry & Harry L Ford

Tropical Architecture, although now a highly contested and debated term, is the name given to European modern architecture that has been modified to suit the climatic and sometimes cultural context of hot countries....


Public Space and the Challenges of Urban Transformation in Europe

by Ali Madanipour & Sabine Knierbein

European cities are changing rapidly in part due to the process of de-industrialization, European integration and economic globalization. Within those cities public spaces are the meeting place of politics and...


The American City: What Works, What Doesn't

by Alexander Garvin

The definitive guide to urban planning and design--completely updated and now in full color

In the Third Edition of The American City: What Works, What Doesn't, award-winning city planner and renowned urban...


Affordable and Social Housing: Policy and Practice

by Paul Reeves

Affordable and Social Housing - Policy and Practice is a candid and critical appraisal of current big-ticket issues affecting the planning, development and management of affordable and social housing in the...


Small Town Planning Handbook

by Thomas L. Daniels & John W. Keller

This is the go-to guide for planners in small towns.

For decades, The Small Town Planning Handbook has helped small towns and rural communities plan for change. It is a step-by-step guide to drafting and implementing...


Countryside Management

by Mr Peter Bromley

This management handbook explains the skills and systems needed by all those involved in managing the countryside. It deals with the process of management, national trends, establishing local policies and priorities,...


Urban Regeneration: Property Investment and Development

by J.N. Berry, N.G. Deddis & W.S. McGreal

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the role of property investment and development in the urban regeneration process. It relates the physical, economic, financial and environmental aspects of urban change...


Companion to Urban Regeneration

by Michael E. Leary & John McCarthy

This Companion provides cutting edge critical review and synthesis of recent conceptual, policy and practical developments within the field. With contributions from 70 international experts within the field,...


Capitalism's Eye: Cultural Spaces of the Commodity

by Kevin Hetherington

Capitalism's Eye gives a cultural history of how people experienced commodities in the era of industrial expansion, it promises to transform how we understand both the cultural history of capitalism in America...


Informed Cities: Making Research Work for Local Sustainability

by Marko Joas, Kate Theobald & David McGuinness

Informed Cities looks at the knowledge brokerage processes between cities and higher education institutions, and in particular evaluates governance mechanisms for monitoring local sustainability and the role...


Culture, Architecture and Nature: An Ecological Design Retrospective

by Sim Van der Ryn

Gathering his most compelling essays and addresses from the last fifty years in one accessible volume, this book looks at the pioneering ideas that underpin Sim Van der Ryn's ecological design philosophy. It...


Downtown Planning for Smaller and Midsized Communities

by Philip L. Walker

Philip L. Walker, an experienced downtown-planning consultant, offers practical tips for preserving a sense of place, improving fiscal efficiency, and enhancing quality of life in Downtown Planning for Smaller...