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A Place for Utopia  :  Urban Designs from South Asia

A Place for Utopia : Urban Designs from South Asia

Smriti Srinivas>Exploring several utopian imaginaries and practices, “A Place for Utopia” ties different times together from the early twentieth century to the present, the biographical and the anthropological, the cultural… Read more »

Creating Regenerative Cities

Creating Regenerative Cities

Herbert Girardet Large, modern cities have effectively declared their independence from nature. But while they take up only three percent of the world's land surface, their ecological footprints actually cover… Read more »

Decoding the City : Urbanism in the Age of Big Data

Decoding the City : Urbanism in the Age of Big Data

Dietmar Offenhuber The two authors of the MIT based Senseable City Lab show how Big Data change reality and, hence, the way we deal with the city. They demonstrate how… Read more »

Deconstructing Placemaking : Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

Deconstructing Placemaking : Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

Mahyar Arefi A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters"… 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 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 to… Read more »

Dialectic II : Architecture Between Boom and Bust

Dialectic II : Architecture Between Boom and Bust

Shundana Yusaf Dialectic is the new journal of the School of Architecture at the University of Utah. True to dialectical thinking, the journal brings together opposing voices in the discipline… Read more »

Roman Military Architecture on the Frontiers : Armies and Their Architecture in Late Antiquity

Roman Military Architecture on the Frontiers : Armies and Their Architecture in Late Antiquity

Rob Collins The Roman army was one of the most astounding organizations in the ancient world, and much of the success of the Roman empire can be attributed to its… Read more »

Shopping Malls and Public Space in Modern China

Shopping Malls and Public Space in Modern China

Nicholas Jewell China's rise as an economic superpower has been inescapable. Statistical hyperbole has been accompanied by a plethora of highly publicized architectural forms that brand the regeneration of its… Read more »

Stadt ALS Palimpsest : Zur Wechselwirkung Von Materialitaet Und Gedaechtnis

Stadt ALS Palimpsest : Zur Wechselwirkung Von Materialitaet Und Gedaechtnis

Julia Binder Der Mensch verdraengt, blendet aus und kehrt unter den Teppich, um handlungsfaehig zu bleiben. Unstimmigkeiten werden kaschiert, um vor sich selbst und vor Anderen identitaetsstiftende Kohaerenz verkoerpern zu… Read more »

Squares : Urban Spaces in Europe

Squares : Urban Spaces in Europe

Sophie Wolfrum The question of spatial composition and user quality of sites arises in every urban design concept or intervention in urban public spaces. Squares is the first wide-ranging reference… 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 »

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 Architecture of Industry : Changing Paradigms in Industrial Building and Planning

The Architecture of Industry : Changing Paradigms in Industrial Building and Planning

Mathew Aitchison From the Rust Belt to Silicon Valley, the intersection between architecture and industry has provided a rich and evolving source for historians of architecture. In a historical context,… 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 »

The Ecological Design and Planning Reader

The Ecological Design and Planning Reader

Forster O. Ndubisi This is an invaluable resource for design and planning students to understand how to create resilient, regenerative, and beautiful places. From Henry David Thoreau to Rachel Carson,… Read more »

The Urban Section : An Analytical Tool for Cities and Streets

The Urban Section : An Analytical Tool for Cities and Streets

Robert Mantho The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at… Read more »

Urban Development in India : Global Indians in the Remaking of Kolkata

Urban Development in India : Global Indians in the Remaking of Kolkata

Pablo S. Bose Indian diaspora has had a complex and multifaceted role in catalyzing, justifying and promoting a transformed urban landscape in India. Focussing on Kolkata/ Calcutta, this book analyses… Read more »

Urban Ecology : An Introduction

Urban Ecology : An Introduction

Ian Douglas Urban Ecology: An Introduction seeks to open the reader's mind and eyes to the way in which nature permeates everyday urban living, and how it has to be… Read more »

Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability : International Frameworks, National and Local Governance

Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability : International Frameworks, National and Local Governance

w2ai73816at1a2akttr7v3j3x1jc –> var ue_hoe = +new Date(); More than half of the world's population now live in urban areas, and cities provide the setting for contemporary challenges such as population… Read more »

Urban Space as Heritage in Late Colonial Cuba : Classicism and Dissonance on the Plaza de Armas of Havana, 1754-1828

Urban Space as Heritage in Late Colonial Cuba : Classicism and Dissonance on the Plaza de Armas of Havana, 1754-1828

Paul B. Niell According to national legend, Havana, Cuba, was founded under the shade of a ceiba tree whose branches sheltered the island's first Catholic mass and meeting of the… Read more »

Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa : Colonial and Post-Colonial Planning Cultures

Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa : Colonial and Post-Colonial Planning Cultures

Carlos Nunes Silva Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are unequally confronted with social, economic and environmental challenges, particularly those related with population growth, urban sprawl, and informality. This complex and uneven… Read more »

Reclaiming Backlanes: Design Vision for Increasing Building Performance and Reprogramming Common Spaces

Reclaiming Backlanes: Design Vision for Increasing Building Performance and Reprogramming Common Spaces

Marcel Bruelisauer Take a shortcut! Explore the pop-up market! Breathe the fresh scents of flowers in a secret garden! What if backlanes were far from the state they are in… 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 »

Buildings are for People : Human Ecological Design

Buildings are for People : Human Ecological Design

Bill Caplan Buildings are for People: Human Ecological Design offers a new approach to the process of conceiving architectural design, one that considers the interactions of the built environment with… Read more »

Cities in Transition : Social Innovation for Europe's Urban Sustainability

Cities in Transition : Social Innovation for Europe's Urban Sustainability

Cristina Garzillo Cities in Transition focuses on the sustainability transitions initiated in 40 European cities. The book presents the incredible wealth of insights gathered through hundreds of interviews and questionnaires…. 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 »

Contemporary Urban Landscapes of the Middle East

Contemporary Urban Landscapes of the Middle East

Mohammad Gharipour The Middle East is well-known for its historic gardens that have developed over more than two millenniums. The role of urban landscape projects in Middle Eastern cities has… Read more »

Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

Jonathan Barnett Design professors detail a new ecodesign framework that integrates urban design with environmental conservation to make cities more desirable, low-carbon, transit-oriented communities. Jonathan Barnett and Larry Beasley seek… 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 »

Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture : Praxis Reloaded

Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture : Praxis Reloaded

Gevork Hartoonian Judging from the debates taking place in both education and practice, it appears that architecture is deeply in crisis. New design and production techniques, together with the globalization… Read more »

Paris Under Construction : Building Sites and Urban Transformation in the 1960s

Paris Under Construction : Building Sites and Urban Transformation in the 1960s

Jacob Paskins During the 1960s, building sites in Paris became spaces that expressed preoccupations about urban transformation, labour immigration and national identity. As new buildings and infrastructure changed the city,… Read more »

Parking Management for Smart Growth

Parking Management for Smart Growth

Richard W. Willson Written by an expert in parking management, Parking Management for Smart Growth shows how to manage on- and off-street parking supplies to achieve Smart Growth. In the… 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 Great Reimagining : Public Art, Urban Space, and the Symbolic Landscapes of a 'New' Northern Ireland

The Great Reimagining : Public Art, Urban Space, and the Symbolic Landscapes of a 'New' Northern Ireland

Bree T Hocking While sectarian violence has greatly diminished on the streets of Belfast and Derry, proxy battles over the right to define Northern Ireland's identity through its new symbolic… 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 Re-Use of Urban Ruins : Atmospheric Inquiries of the City

The Re-Use of Urban Ruins : Atmospheric Inquiries of the City

Hanna Katharina Göbel How do urban ruins provoke their cultural revaluation? This book offers a unique sociological analysis about the social agencies of material culture and atmospheric knowledge of buildings… Read more »

GDF – Green Density Factor and GCF – Green Cooling Factor : A specific calculation method to integrate green roofs, green facades and their evapotranspiration cooling rate into the general planning procedure of architects and planners

GDF – Green Density Factor and GCF – Green Cooling Factor : A specific calculation method to integrate green roofs, green facades and their evapotranspiration cooling rate into the general planning procedure of architects and planners

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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 »

The Geometry of Urban Layouts 2017 : A Global Comparative Study

The Geometry of Urban Layouts 2017 : A Global Comparative Study

Mahbub Rashid This book presents a compendium of the urban layout maps of 2-mile square downtown areas of more than one hundred cities in developed and developing countries-all drawn at… Read more »