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[FREE] The Urban Code of China

[FREE] The Urban Code of China

By Dieter Hassenpflug Was ist das Chinesische an der chinesischen Stadt? Ihre Syntax? Ihr Code? Durch seine Entschlusselung vermag der Autor die Vielfalt der empirischen Eindrucke zu ordnen und auch… Read more »

[FREE] Drawing for Urban Design

[FREE] Drawing for Urban Design

By Lorraine Farrelly “Drawing for Urban Design” explores a range of ways to represent the city, from freehand sketching to the sophisticated interactive computer model of the city of the… Read more »

Urban Street Design Guide

Urban Street Design Guide

National Association of City Transportation Officials Description The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide shows how streets of every size can be reimagined and reoriented to prioritise safe driving and transit,… Read more »

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

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

Anthony Soon Chye Teo Description 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… Read more »

[FREE] Mathematical Excursions to the World’s Great Buildings

[FREE] Mathematical Excursions to the World’s Great Buildings

By Alexander J. Hahn From the pyramids and the Parthenon to the Sydney Opera House and the Bilbao Guggenheim, this book takes readers on an eye-opening tour of the mathematics… Read more »

Mirrors of Memory  :  Culture, Politics, and Time in Paris and Tokyo

Mirrors of Memory : Culture, Politics, and Time in Paris and Tokyo

by James W. White As society becomes more global, many see the world’s great cities as becoming increasingly similar. But while contemporary cultures do depend on and resemble each other… Read more »

Pedestrian & Transit-Oriented Design

Pedestrian & Transit-Oriented Design

Reid Ewing Description Explaining how to design spaces for pedestrians while also accommodating transit needs, this book is an excellent reference for students, public sector planners and officials, and private… Read more »

Sustainable Rural and Urban Ecosystems: Design, Implementation and Operation : Manual for Practice and Study

Sustainable Rural and Urban Ecosystems: Design, Implementation and Operation : Manual for Practice and Study

By Gunther Geller These days human beings have a profound influence on aspects of the planetary ecosystem, e.g. on climate change and biodiversity, to name only two. This manual is… Read more »

Eco-city Planning

Eco-city Planning

Tai-Chee Wong Description Eco-city planning is a key element of urban land use planning in perspective and of ongoing debate of environmental urban sustainable development with a spatial and practical… Read more »

Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments

Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments

Runming Yao Description Climate change is believed to be a great challenge to built environment professionals in design and management. An integrated approach in delivering a sustainable built environment is… Read more »

Convergent Flux : Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Korea

Convergent Flux : Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Korea

Jinhee Park Description "Convergent Flux" illustrates the contemporary architectural and urban planning developments in South Korea in the context of the country's considerable urban density. In recent years South Korea,… Read more »

Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities : A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment

Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities : A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment

Virginia Burkett Description Developed to inform the 2013 National Climate Assessment, this report examines the known effects and relationships of climate change variables on the coasts of the US. It… Read more »

Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts : Report for the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment

Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts : Report for the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment

Victoria Keener Description Developed to inform the 2013 National Climate Assessment, this report compiles the findings of more than 100 scientists and other experts on the state of knowledge about… Read more »

Public Places Urban Spaces : The Dimensions of Urban Design

Public Places Urban Spaces : The Dimensions of Urban Design

Professor Matthew Carmona Description Public Places Urban Spaces is a thorough introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. Authored by experts in the fields of urban design… Read more »

Architecture and Justice : Judicial Meanings in the Public Realm

Architecture and Justice : Judicial Meanings in the Public Realm

Dr. Renee Tobe Description Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of criminology, international law, philosophy and architectural history and theory, this book examines the interrelationships between architecture and justice,… Read more »

Designing Tito's Capital : Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism in Belgrade

Designing Tito's Capital : Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism in Belgrade

Brigitte Le Normand Description The devastation of World War II left the Yugoslavian capital of Belgrade in ruins. Communist Party leader Josip Broz Tito saw this as a golden opportunity… Read more »

Designing to Heal : Planning and Urban Design Response to Disaster and Conflict

Designing to Heal : Planning and Urban Design Response to Disaster and Conflict

Jenny Donovan Description This book explores what happens to communities that have suffered disasters, either natural or man-made, and what planners and urban designers can do to give the affected… Read more »

Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States : A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment

Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States : A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment

Gregg Garfin Description Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, this report blends the contributions of 120… Read more »

Building Globalization : Transnational Architecture Production in Urban China

Building Globalization : Transnational Architecture Production in Urban China

Xuefei Ren Description From the years 2004 to 2008, Beijing and Shanghai witnessed the construction of an extraordinary number of new buildings, many of which were designed by architectural firms… Read more »

Architecture as City

Architecture as City

By Florian Beigel Book by Florian Beigel and Philip Christou, with contributions by Dominique Boudet (Consultant Editor), photo essay by Kang Woon-gu, and conversation with Ellis Woodman. Florian Beigel and… Read more »

Urban Intensities  :  Contemporary Housing Types and Territories

Urban Intensities : Contemporary Housing Types and Territories

By Peter G. Rowe; Har Ye Kan This book combines the architectural and urban scales to demonstrate that urban intensity determines the success of housing. The authors provide a typology… Read more »

Urban Bikeway Design Guide

Urban Bikeway Design Guide

By (author) National Association of City Transportation Officials The NACTO “Urban Bikeway Design Guide”,” Second Edition,” is based on the experience of the best cycling cities in the world. Completely… Read more »

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

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

By (author) Stephanie Zeier Pilat , Series edited by Dr. Eamonn Canniffe Reconstructing Italy traces the postwar transformation of the Italian nation through an analysis of the Ina-Casa plan for… Read more »

Planning for Community Resilience  :  A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters

Planning for Community Resilience : A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters

By (author) Jaimie Hicks Masterson , By (author) Walter Gillis Peacock , By (author) Shannon S. Van Zandt , By (author) Himanshu Grover , By (author) Lori Feild Schwarz ,… Read more »

Urban Revolution Now : Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and Architecture

Urban Revolution Now : Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and Architecture

By (author) Christian Schmid , Edited by Lukasz Stanek , Edited by Akos Moravanszky When Henri Lefebvre published The Urban Revolution in 1970, he sketched a research itinerary on the… Read more »

Re-Imaging the City : A New Conceptualisation of the Urban Logic of the “Islamic City”

Re-Imaging the City : A New Conceptualisation of the Urban Logic of the “Islamic City”

By (author) Somaiyeh Falahat Somaiyeh Falahat investigates the spatial and morphological logic of pre-modern Middle Eastern and North African cities, so-called “Islamic cities”. She bases her argument on the fact… Read more »

City Building : Nine Planning Principles for the Twenty-First Century

City Building : Nine Planning Principles for the Twenty-First Century

By (author) John Lund Kriken Good city building is not created by complex statistics, functional problem solving, or any particular decision-making process. Successful cities instead come from people advocating easily… Read more »

American City X : Syracuse After the Master Plan

American City X : Syracuse After the Master Plan

Edited by Mark Robbins , Contributions by Professor of Art History Barry Bergdoll , Contributions by Nancy Cantor , Contributions by Julia Czerniak The New City Books series explores the… Read more »

Conversations with Mies Van Der Rohe

Conversations with Mies Van Der Rohe

Edited by  Moises Puente It has been said that modernist legend Mies van der Rohe’s thirty years spent working in America reflected his mostconsistent and mature efforts toward achieving his… Read more »

Cyber Cities : Visual Perception in the Age of Electronic Communication

Cyber Cities : Visual Perception in the Age of Electronic Communication

By (author)  M.Christine Boyer In these polemical essays, urban historian M. Christine Boyer argues that the computer is to contemporary society what the machine was to modernism, and that this… Read more »

Architecture Oriented Otherwise

Architecture Oriented Otherwise

By (author) David Leatherbarrow So much writing about architecture tends to evaluate it on the basis of its intentions: how closely it corresponds to the artistic will of the designer,… Read more »

Architecture and Capitalism : 1845 to the Present

Architecture and Capitalism : 1845 to the Present

Edited by Peggy Deamer Architecture and Capitalism tells a story of the relationship between the economy and architectural design. Eleven historians each discuss in brand new essays the time period… Read more »

Venice’s Mediterranean Colonies : Architecture and Urbanism

Venice’s Mediterranean Colonies : Architecture and Urbanism

By (author)  Maria Georgopoulou Originally published in 2001, this book examines the Venetian colonies of the Eastern Mediterranean and how their built environments express the close cultural ties with both… Read more »

The Architecture of Pleasure : British Amusement Parks 1900-1939

The Architecture of Pleasure : British Amusement Parks 1900-1939

By (author) Josephine Kane , Series edited by Dr. Eamonn Canniffe The amusement parks which first appeared in England at the turn of the twentieth century represent a startlingly novel… Read more »

Retailising Space : Architecture, Retail and the Territorialisation of Public Space

Retailising Space : Architecture, Retail and the Territorialisation of Public Space

By (author) Mattias Karrholm , Series edited by  Dr. Eamonn Canniffe Over the past few years there has been a proliferation of new kinds of retail space. Retail space has… Read more »

Demystifying Doha : On Architecture and Urbanism in an Emerging City

Demystifying Doha : On Architecture and Urbanism in an Emerging City

By (author) Ashraf M. Salama , By (author) Florian Wiedmann Over the past decade or so, the wealth produced by Qatar’s oil and gas exports has generated a construction development… Read more »

The Architecture of Community

The Architecture of Community

Leon Krier Leon Krier is one of the best-known – and most provocative – architects and urban theoreticians in the world. Until now, however, his ideas have circulated mostly among… Read more »

[FREE] Ritual House : Drawing on Nature’s Rhythms for Architecture and Urban Design

[FREE] Ritual House : Drawing on Nature’s Rhythms for Architecture and Urban Design

Ralph L. Knowles The houses we dwell in, the cities surrounding our houses, even the clothes we wear – these are all shelters we erect against the elements. They are… Read more »