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Shaping Portland: Anatomy of a Healthy City

Shaping Portland: Anatomy of a Healthy City

1st Edition

Paddy Tillett
September 27, 2018

Portland is a young city founded on a river bank in a virgin forest less than 200 years ago. Shaping Portland: Anatomy of a Healthy City is about the values engendered by the place, and how those values have influenced the growing city. It examines how and why the public realm supports or obstructs...

Urban Planning’s Philosophical Entanglements: The Rugged, Dialectical Path from Knowledge to Action

Urban Planning’s Philosophical Entanglements: The Rugged, Dialectical Path from Knowledge to Action

1st Edition

Richard S Bolan
September 27, 2018

Urban Planning’s Philosophical Entanglements explores the long-held idea that urban planning is the link in moving from knowledge to action. Observing that the knowledge domain of the planning profession is constantly expanding, the approach is a deep philosophical analysis of what is the quality...

Social Economics and the Solidarity City

Social Economics and the Solidarity City

1st Edition

Brendan Murtagh
September 17, 2018

Social Economics and the Solidarity City explores the impact and potential of the social economy as a site of urban struggle, political mobilization and community organization. The search for alternatives to the neoliberal logic governing contemporary cities has often focused on broad and...

Re-interpreting the Relationship Between Water and Urban Planning: The Case of Dar es Salaam

Re-interpreting the Relationship Between Water and Urban Planning: The Case of Dar es Salaam

1st Edition

Maria Chiara Pastore
July 26, 2018

Africa is one of the most dynamic continents. It will play a key role in the coming decades in relation to the growth of cities, and environmental conditions will be of primary importance. The structural lack of water and sanitation infrastructure affects the development of Africa's growing urban...

Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites

Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites

1st Edition

Samer Bagaeen, Celia Clark
June 28, 2018

Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites is the first book to analyze a profound land use change happening all over the world: the search for sustainable futures for property formerly dedicated to national defense now becoming redundant, disposed of and redeveloped. The new military...

Waterfronts Revisited: European ports in a historic and global perspective

Waterfronts Revisited: European ports in a historic and global perspective

1st Edition

Heleni Porfyriou, Marichela Sepe
June 28, 2018

Waterfronts Revisited addresses the historical evolution of the relationship between port and city and re-examines waterfront development by looking at the urban territory and historical city in their complexity and entirety. By identifying guiding values, urban patterns and typologies, and local...

Politics, Planning and Housing Supply in Australia, England and Hong Kong

Politics, Planning and Housing Supply in Australia, England and Hong Kong

1st Edition

Nicole Gurran, Nick Gallent, Rebecca L.H. Chiu
June 28, 2018

In recent years many nations have asked why not enough housing is being built or, when it is built, why it isn't of the highest quality or in the best, most sustainable, locations. Politics, Planning and Housing Supply in Australia, England and Hong Kong examines the politics and planning of new...

Shaping Jerusalem: Spatial planning, politics and the conflict

Shaping Jerusalem: Spatial planning, politics and the conflict

1st Edition

Francesco Chiodelli
June 28, 2018

Shaping Jerusalem: Spatial planning, politics and the conflict focuses on a hidden facet of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the relentless reshaping of the Holy City by the Israeli authorities through urban policies, spatial plans, infrastructural and architectural projects, land use and building...

Markets, Politics and the Environment: An Introduction to Planning Theory

Markets, Politics and the Environment: An Introduction to Planning Theory

1st Edition

Barry Goodchild
June 28, 2018

Markets, Politics and the Environment answers three groups of question: What is planning?’ and as part of this ‘What are its key features as a style of social practice and action?’ and ‘How does planning as a style of social practice relate to social and economic change? How, as part of the...

Revolt and Reform in Architecture's Academy: Urban Renewal, Race, and the Rise of Design in the Public Interest

Revolt and Reform in Architecture's Academy: Urban Renewal, Race, and the Rise of Design in the Public Interest

1st Edition

William Richards
June 28, 2018

Revolt and Reform in Architecture’s Academy uniquely addresses the complicated relationship between architectural education and urban renewal in the 1960s, which paved the way for what is today known as public interest design. Through an examination of curricular reforms at Columbia University’s...

City Branding: The Ghostly Politics of Representation in Globalising Cities

City Branding: The Ghostly Politics of Representation in Globalising Cities

1st Edition

Alberto Vanolo
June 28, 2018

Since the 1990s, city branding has become a key factor in urban development policies. Cities all over the world take specific actions to manipulate the imagery and the perceptions of places, both in the eyes of the inhabitants and in those of potential tourists, investors, users and consumers. City...

Planning for a City of Culture: Creative Urbanism in Toronto and New York

Planning for a City of Culture: Creative Urbanism in Toronto and New York

1st Edition

Shoshanah B.D. Goldberg-Miller
June 28, 2018

Planning for a City of Culture gives us a new way to understand how cities use arts and culture in planning, fostering livable communities and creating economic development strategies to build their brand, attract residents and tourists, and distinguish themselves from other urban centers...

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