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Regions Matter

by Collective

Why do some regions grow faster than others, and in ways that do not always conform to economic theory? This is a central issue in today’s economic climate, when policy makers are looking for ways to stimulate...


Eco2 Cities

by Hiroaki Suzuki & Arish Dastur

The Eco2 Cities approach is a point of departure for cities that would like to reap the many benefits of ecological and economic sustainability. It provides an analytical and operational framework that offers...


The Condition, Improvement and Town Planning of the City of Calcutta and Contiguous Areas: The Richards Report: The Richards Report

by E. P. Richards

By 1900 the British had undertaken various types of urban planning in their colonial territories, but the early twentieth century brought new ideas and the birth of the modern planning movement. In India these...


Law and Economy in Planning

by Walter Firey

From the beginnings of human association, social planning has been an accepted method for effecting improvements in community, regional, and national life. In Law and Economy in Planning, Walter Firey has made...


Sunbelt Cities: Politics and Growth Since World War II

by Richard M. Bernard & Bradley R. Rice

Between 1940 and 1980, the Sunbelt region of the United States grew in population by 112 percent, while the older, graying Northeast and Midwest together grew by only 42 percent. Phoenix expanded by an astonishing...


Urban Transformations and the Architecture of Additions

by Rodrigo Perez de Arce

Rodrigo Perez de Arce's essay Urban Transformations and Architectural Additions was published during the formative stages of Post Modernism, at the point where theory was becoming seriously established. Jencks'...


New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns and Villages

by John Nolen

John Nolen's New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns, and Villages is the most thorough assessment of city planning written by an American practitioner before 1920. It records the interplay of urban reform...


Town Planning For Australia

by George Taylor

George Taylor's Town Planning for Australia was the first dedicated book on the subject of urban planning published in Australia. Journalistic and ideological in style, it sets out a robust vision for a specifically Australian...


Moscow in the Making

by Ernest Simon, Shena Simon & W. A. Robson

This book, published in 1937, reported on a four week visit to Moscow in 1936 to study the making of Moscow as a showpiece Soviet capital. At its core was the 1935 General Plan for the Reconstruction of Moscow...


Why I Walk: Taking a Step in the Right Direction

The Empty Place: Democracy and Public Space: Democracy and Public Space

by Teresa Hoskyns

In The Empty Place: Democracy and Public Space Teresa Hoskyns explores the relationship of public space to democracy by relating different theories of democracy in political philosophy to spatial theory and...


Architectural System Structures - Integrating Design Complexity in Industrialised Construction: Integrating Design Complexity in Industrialised Constr

by Kasper Sánchez Vibæk

This book proposes a system structure in architectural design that conceptualises a systemic level in architecture and construction that lies between general construction techniques and specific architectural...


Reconstructing Italy: The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era

by Stephanie Zeier Pilat

This book examines what made Ina-Casa a success among so many failed housing experiments, focusing on the tenuous balance struck between the legislation governing Ina-Casa, the architects who led the Ina-Casa...


Reinventing Development: Aid Reform and Technologies of Governance in Ghana

by Lord Mawuko-Yevugah

This book shows how the new architecture of aid has important implications in three distinct but related ways: the discursive construction and production of post-colonial societies; the changing focus of Western...


New Orleans Under Reconstruction

by Carol M. Reese, Michael Sorkin & Anthony Fontenot

When the levees broke in August 2005 as a result of Hurricane Katrina, 80 percent of the city of New Orleans was flooded, with a loss of 134,000 homes and 986 lives. In particular, the devastation hit the vulnerable...


Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

by Alastair Bonnett

A tour of the world’s hidden geographies—from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts—and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today

At a time when Google Maps Street View can take...


Approaching Urban Design: The Design Process

by Marion Roberts & Clara Greed

This companion to Introducing Urban Design: Interventions and Responses shows how the principles and concepts of urban design can be applied and implemented in a range of real-world settings.


Memory and Pluralism in the Baltic States

by Eva-Clarita Pettai

Memories, both in individual and collective form, still have a significant impact on how people relate to political processes in Europe today. While much has been written about top-down attempts by states and...


Why Regions Matter: Small Worlds in Comparative Perspective

by Ailsa Henderson

Bringing together experts on regionalism and federalism this collection explores the impact of legislative regions on parties and voters. It reflects on the 1980 publication of Small Worlds by David Elkins and...


The Power of Collaborative Solutions: Six Principles and Effective Tools for Building Healthy Communities

by Tom Wolff

In this groundbreaking book, Tom Wolff spells out six proven principles for creating collaborative solutions for healthy communities. The Power of Collaborative Solutions addresses contemporary social problems...