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Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space

Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space

Keller Easterling Infrastructure is not only underground pipes and wires that control our cities but also the hidden rules for structuring the spaces all around us – free trade zones,… Read more »

The Making of a World City : London 1991 to 2021

The Making of a World City : London 1991 to 2021

Greg Clark After two decades of evolution and transformation, London had become one of the most open and cosmopolitan cities in the world. The success of the 2012 Olympics set… Read more »

Hong Kong Architecture 1945-2015 2016 : From Colonial to Global

Hong Kong Architecture 1945-2015 2016 : From Colonial to Global

By (author) Charlie Qiuli Xue This book focuses on the transformation from colonial to global – the formation, mechanism, events, works and people related to urban architecture. The book reveals… Read more »

In Place of a Show

In Place of a Show

By (author) Augusto Corrieri “In Place of a Show” is a compelling account of Western theatre buildings in the 21st century: theatres stripped of their primary purpose, lying empty, preserved… Read more »

Living with Transformation : Self-built Housing in the City of Dhaka

Living with Transformation : Self-built Housing in the City of Dhaka

Tareef Hayat Khan This book describes and analyzes the phenomenon of spontaneous transformation in self-built houses in the context of developing countries. After describing briefly the history of self-built houses… Read more »

Future City Architecture for Optimal Living

Future City Architecture for Optimal Living

Stamatina Rassia This book offers a wealth of interdisciplinary approaches to urbanization strategies in architecture centered on growing concerns about the future of cities and their impacts on essential elements… Read more »

Beyond the Supersquare  :  Art and Architecture in Latin America After Modernism

Beyond the Supersquare : Art and Architecture in Latin America After Modernism

Antonio Sergio Bessa; Mario Torres>This revelatory, fully illustrated anthology explores modernism’s complex legacy in Latin America–featuring original research by renowned architects, historians, and curators from the region. Beyond the Supersquare:… Read more »

The Architecture of England  : From Norman Times to the Present Day

The Architecture of England : From Norman Times to the Present Day

Frederick Gibberd The Architecture of England   Download

Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction : Creating the Modern Townscape

Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction : Creating the Modern Townscape

John Pendlebury The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work… Read more »

Curating Sydney : Imagining the City's Future

Curating Sydney : Imagining the City's Future

Jill Bennett What happens when artists are asked the questions usually addressed to planners and administrators? In Curating Sydney artists, architects, writers, designers and curators come together to reimagine the… Read more »

Start-Up City : Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun

Start-Up City : Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun

Gabe Klein There has been a revolution in urban transportation over the past five years, set off by start-ups across the US and internationally. Sleek, legible mobility platforms are connecting… Read more »

Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning : A Multi-Scale Approach

Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning : A Multi-Scale Approach

Karen Firehock Green infrastructure is becoming a priority for cities, counties, and states across the world. Recognition of the need to manage natural assets, trees, soils, water, and habitats, as… Read more »

Tactical urbanism

Tactical urbanism

Mike Lydon Short-term, community-based projects – from pop-up parks to open streets initiatives – have become a powerful and adaptable new tool of urban activists, planners, and policy-makers seeking to… Read more »

The City as a Tangled Bank : Urban Design Versus Urban Evolution – AD Primer

The City as a Tangled Bank : Urban Design Versus Urban Evolution – AD Primer

Sir Terry Farrell Here Sir Terry Farrell, who has built an international career as an architect-planner, encourages other planners and architects to follow the biologists look at, learn from, and,… Read more »

What is Cosmopolitical Design? : Design, Nature and the Built Environment

What is Cosmopolitical Design? : Design, Nature and the Built Environment

Albena Yaneva The scale of ecological crises made us realize that every kind of politics has always been cosmopolitics, politics of a cosmos. Cosmos embraces everything, including the multifarious natural… Read more »

Public Space and Relational Perspectives : New Challenges for Architecture and Planning

Public Space and Relational Perspectives : New Challenges for Architecture and Planning

Chiara Tornaghi Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing… Read more »

Cities in the 21st Century

Cities in the 21st Century

Oriol Nel-Lo Cities in the 21st Century provides an overview of contemporary urban development. Written by more than thirty major academic specialists from different countries, it provides information on and… Read more »

Cities That Think Like Planets : Complexity, Resilience, and Innovation in Hybrid Ecosystems

Cities That Think Like Planets : Complexity, Resilience, and Innovation in Hybrid Ecosystems

Marina Alberti As human activity and environmental change come to be increasingly recognized as intertwined phenomena on a rapidly urbanizing planet, the field of urban ecology has risen to offer… Read more »

Concurrent Urbanities : Designing Infrastructures of Inclusion

Concurrent Urbanities : Designing Infrastructures of Inclusion

Miodrag Mitrasinovic Design has been employed as an agent of social and political change, and a catalyst for spatial and urban transformations in cities across the world. Concurrent Urbanities argues… Read more »

Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban E-Planning

Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban E-Planning

Carlos Nunes Silva "This book brings together the efficiency of web-based tools and digital technologies with the practice of spatial planning, focusing on the utilization of geographic information systems, computer-assisted… Read more »

Courtyard Housing for Health and Happiness : Architectural Multiculturalism in North America

Courtyard Housing for Health and Happiness : Architectural Multiculturalism in North America

Donia Zhang Health and happiness are fundamental to human quality of life. The United Nations World Happiness Report 2012 reflects a new worldwide call for governments to include happiness as… Read more »

The Japanese City

The Japanese City

P.P. Karen In this collection an interdisciplinary group of international scholars seeks to understand and explain the process and characteristics shaping the modern Japanese city. With frequent comparisons to the… Read more »

The Planning of a New Town

The Planning of a New Town

London County Council The publication of The Planning of a New Town in 1961 aroused remarkable interest. Its pages described a private new town, sponsored by the London County Council… Read more »

Coral Buildings of Suakin

Coral Buildings of Suakin

Jean-Pierre Greenlaw First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. Download

The Creative City : Vision and Execution

The Creative City : Vision and Execution

James E. Doyle The Creative City: Vision and Execution, edited by James E. Doyle and Biljana Mickov, challenges the popular understanding of the Creative City, by bridging the gap between… Read more »

The Design of Frontier Spaces : Control and Ambiguity

The Design of Frontier Spaces : Control and Ambiguity

Prof. Carolyn Loeb In a globalizing world, frontiers may be in flux but they remain as significant as ever. New borders are established even as old borders are erased. Beyond… Read more »