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A Safe and Sustainable World : The Promise of Ecological Design

A Safe and Sustainable World : The Promise of Ecological Design

Nancy Jack Todd In this book, Nancy Jack Todd explains the ideas and impetus behind the formation of the New Alchemy Institute and Ocean Arks International. She explains the technologies… Read more »

Creating Green Roads : Integrating Cultural, Natural and Visual Resources into Transportation

Creating Green Roads : Integrating Cultural, Natural and Visual Resources into Transportation

James L. Sipes In "Creating Green Roads", James and Matthew Sipes demonstrate that roads don't have to be the enemy of sustainability: they can be designed to minimally impact the… Read more »

Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods : Design for Environment and Community

Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods : Design for Environment and Community

Cynthia L. Girling Includes farsighted and practical advice to create successful green neighborhoods. Cities are growing at unprecedented rates. Most continue to sprawl into the countryside. Some are only now… Read more »

The Nature of Urban Design : A New York City Perspective on Resilience

The Nature of Urban Design : A New York City Perspective on Resilience

Alexandros Washburn The global shift to an urban population comes with an uncomfortable corollary. People who live in cities as they are currently designed produce more greenhouse gasses than their… Read more »

Biophilic Cities : Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

Biophilic Cities : Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

By (author) Timothy Beatley Tim Beatley has long been a leading advocate for the “greening” of cities. But too often, he notes, urban greening efforts focus on everything except nature,… Read more »

Cities for People

Cities for People

By (author) Jan Gehl , Foreword by Richard Rogers For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into… Read more »

Measuring Urban Design : Metrics for Livable Places

Measuring Urban Design : Metrics for Livable Places

Reid Ewing What makes strolling down a particular street enjoyable? The authors of "Measuring Urban Design" argue it's not an idle question. Inviting streets are the centrepiece of thriving, sustainable… Read more »

Environmental Design of Urban Buildings : An Integrated Approach

Environmental Design of Urban Buildings : An Integrated Approach

Mat Santamouris The importance of an integrated approach in urban design is becoming increasingly apparent. This book explains how to overcome related challenges in environmental design of urban buildings and… Read more »

Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design

Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design

Donald Watson>This work is a professional reference on the physical design of cities and urban places including communities and civic public places. The scope of the text is international and… Read more »

Urban Ecological Design : A Process for Regenerative Places

Urban Ecological Design : A Process for Regenerative Places

By (author) Danilo Palazzo , By (author) Frederick Steiner This trailblazing book outlines a tested interdisciplinary “process model” for urban design. Its goal is not to explain how to design… Read more »

The Concrete Dragon : China’s Urban Revolution and What it Means for the World

The Concrete Dragon : China’s Urban Revolution and What it Means for the World

By (author) Thomas J. Campanella China is the most rapidly urbanizing nation in the world, with an urban population that may well reach one billion within a generation. Over the… Read more »

Caring for Our Built Heritage : Conservation in Practice, a Review of Conservation Schemes Carried Out by County Councils and National Park Authorities in England and Wales in Association with District Councils and Other Agencies

Caring for Our Built Heritage : Conservation in Practice, a Review of Conservation Schemes Carried Out by County Councils and National Park Authorities in England and Wales in Association with District Councils and Other Agencies

Tony Haskell Conservation is now a major part of planners', surveyors' and architects' work load. This review of recent conservation schemes carried out by the County Councils in England and… Read more »

Urban Construction Project Management

Urban Construction Project Management

Richard Lambeck Get Proven Solutions to the Unique Problems of Construction Management in Urban Environments Filled with hands-on advice from two seasoned project management experts, Urban Construction Project Management provides… Read more »

Community by Design : New Urbanism for Suburbs and Small Communities

Community by Design : New Urbanism for Suburbs and Small Communities

Design by Kenneth B. Hall More than 50 per cent of Americans live in suburban and exurban communities, and populations are increasing as more people seek green spaces, better access… Read more »

Urban Design : A Typology of Procedures and Products – Illustrated with 50 Case Studies

Urban Design : A Typology of Procedures and Products – Illustrated with 50 Case Studies

Jon Lang Urban Design provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to urban design, presenting a 3 dimensional model with which to categorise the processes and products involved. It not only… Read more »

Marina City : Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision

Marina City : Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision

By (author) Igor Marjanovic , By (author) Katerina Ruedi Ray Chicago has many iconic buildings, but perhaps none as instantly recognizable as Bertrand Goldberg’s Marina City, commonly referred to as… Read more »

The Territorial Future of the City

The Territorial Future of the City

Giovanni Maciocco The volume brings together contributions by leading scholars and young academics with experience in the urban potential of the territory in situations not necessarily linked to the dense… Read more »

Understanding Architecture Through Drawing

Understanding Architecture Through Drawing

Brian Edwards This second edition is fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on sustainability, history and archaeology, designing through drawing and drawing in architectural practice. The book introduces… Read more »

Smart Building in a Changing Climate

Smart Building in a Changing Climate

Andy Van Den Dobbelsteen Climate change and peak fuel are issues that affect society, technology, politics, markets—and also our built environment. Rather than just adapting to these changes, a proactive… Read more »

Writing About Architecture : Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities

Writing About Architecture : Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities

By (author)  Alexandra Lange Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities, the latest addition to the Architecture Briefs series, is a handbook on how to write effectively… Read more »

How to Study Public Life : Methods in Urban Design

How to Study Public Life : Methods in Urban Design

Jan Gehl How do we accommodate a growing urban population in a way that is sustainable, equitable, and inviting? This question is becoming increasingly urgent as we face diminishing fossil-fuel… Read more »

The Nature of Urban Design : A New York City Perspective on Resilience

The Nature of Urban Design : A New York City Perspective on Resilience

By (author) Alexandros Washburn The global shift to an urban population comes with an uncomfortable corollary. People who live in cities as they are currently designed produce more greenhouse gasses… Read more »

Marmol Radziner and Associates : Adventures in Design and Construction

Marmol Radziner and Associates : Adventures in Design and Construction

Leo Marmol If you design some of the most stylish and beautiful modern houses in the Los Angeles area, including many for celebrityclients, how do you ensure that the projects… Read more »

Designing Suburban Futures : New Models from Build a Better Burb

Designing Suburban Futures : New Models from Build a Better Burb

June Williamson Suburbs deserve a better, more resilient future. June Williamson shows that suburbs aren't destined to remain filled with strip malls and excess parking lots; they can be reinvigorated… Read more »

Urban Acupuncture

Urban Acupuncture

By (author)  Jaime Lerner , Foreword by  Jan Gehl During his three terms as mayor of Curitiba, Brazil in the 1970s and 80s, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner transformed his… Read more »

Conservation and Planning : Changing Values in Policy and Practice

Conservation and Planning : Changing Values in Policy and Practice

By (author) Edward Hobson Conserving historic buildings continues to excite and inflame opinion. The means of protecting such buildings and areas are well established but frequently suffer a lack of… Read more »

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design

Carl Bovill Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future…. Read more »

Designing Better Buildings  :  Quality and Value in the Built Environment

Designing Better Buildings : Quality and Value in the Built Environment

Sebastian MacMillan>Design is widely recognised as the key to improving the quality of the built environment. This well-illustrated book comprises fifteen chapters written by leading practitioners, clients, academics and other… Read more »

The End of Automobile Dependence : How Cities are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning

The End of Automobile Dependence : How Cities are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning

Peter Newman This book offers new guidance for urban and transportation planners and urban policy makers on how to accelerate development of cities away from automobile dependence. In The End… Read more »

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems : Principles and Practices

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems : Principles and Practices

Dr Peter Newman Modern city dwellers are largely detached from the environmental effects of their daily lives. The sources of the water they drink, the food they eat, and the… Read more »

Green Cities of Europe : Global Lessons on Green Urbanism

Green Cities of Europe : Global Lessons on Green Urbanism

Timothy Beatley "Green Cities of Europe" draws on the world's best examples of sustainability to show how other cities can become greener and more livable. Timothy Beatley has brought together… Read more »

Site Design for Multifamily Housing : Creating Livable, Connected Neighborhoods

Site Design for Multifamily Housing : Creating Livable, Connected Neighborhoods

Nico Larco The United States is over eighty percent urbanised, yet over half of the population still lives in suburban settings, characterised by low-density, automobile-dependent development with separated land uses…. Read more »

Heteroglossic Asia : The Transformation of Urban Taiwan

Heteroglossic Asia : The Transformation of Urban Taiwan

Francis Chia-Hui Lin Heteroglossic Asia presents an analysis of geographic, historical, cultural, economic, spatial and political factors underlying Taiwan's maritime urbanity by means of case studies based on Taipei and… Read more »

Good Urbanism : Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places

Good Urbanism : Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places

Nan Ellin We all have a natural nesting instinct – we know what makes a good place. And a consensus has developed among urban planners and designers about the essential… Read more »

Conservation for Cities : How to Plan & Build Natural Infrastructure

Conservation for Cities : How to Plan & Build Natural Infrastructure

Robert I. McDonald Scientist Robert McDonald details fundamentals of how to integrate natural infrastructure with urban planning to create resilient and liveable cities. It's time to think differently about cities… Read more »

Disclosing Horizons

Disclosing Horizons

By Professor Nicholas Temple This study examines the influence of perspective on architecture, highlighting how critical historical changes in the representation and perception of space continue to inform the way… Read more »

[FREE] Designing the Urban Renaissance : Sustainable and Competitive Place Making in England

[FREE] Designing the Urban Renaissance : Sustainable and Competitive Place Making in England

Francesco Vescovi This book is an academic essay about the urban regeneration policies which have been changing the physical – and partly social – outlook of many English cities during… Read more »

Courtyard Housing : Past, Present and Future

Courtyard Housing : Past, Present and Future

By Brian Edwards Courtyard housing is one of the oldest forms of domestic development spanning at least 2000 years and occurring in distinctive form in many regions of the world…. Read more »

City Project and Public Space

City Project and Public Space

Edited by  Silvia Serreli The book aims at nurturing theoretic reflection on the city and the territory and working out and applying methods and techniques for improving our physical and… Read more »

Urban Landscape Perspectives

Urban Landscape Perspectives

Giovanni Maciocco Urban Landscape Perspectives explores how landscape terminology can be usefully brought into the urban debate. The articles are by scholars who have a particular interest in and experience… Read more »