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  • The New Science of Cities by Michael Batty
    The New Science of Cities (English, Paperback) Michael Batty

    A proposal for a new way to understand cities and their design not as artifacts but as systems composed of flows and networks.

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  • How to build houses and save the countryside by Shaun Spiers
    How to build houses and save the countryside (English, Paperback) Shaun Spiers

    Focusing on house building and conservation politics in England, Spiers uses his considerable experience and extensive research to demonstrate why the current model doesn't work, and why there needs to be both planning reform and a more active role for the state, including local government.

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  • Streetfight by Janette Sadik-Khan
    Streetfight (English, Paperback) Janette Sadik-Khan, Seth Solomonow

    Like a modern-day Jane Jacobs, Janette Sadik-Khan transformed New York City's streets to make room for pedestrians, bikers, buses, and green spaces. Describing the battles she fought to enact change, Streetfight imparts wisdom and practical advice that other cities can follow to make their own streets safer and more vibrant. ...

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  • The City of Tomorrow by Carlo Ratti
    The City of Tomorrow (English, Hardback) Carlo Ratti, Matthew Claudel

    An internationally renowned architect, urban planner, and scholar describes the major technological forces driving the future of cities

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  • Copenhagenize by Mikael Colville-Andersen
    Copenhagenize (English, Paperback) Mikael Colville-Andersen

    Urban designer Mikael Colville-Andersen draws from his experience working for dozens of cities around the world on bicycle planning, strategy, infrastructure design, and communication. In Copenhagenize he shows cities how to effectively and profitably re-establish the bicycle as a respected, accepted, and feasible form of transportation.    Building on his popular blog of the same name, Copenhagenize offers entertaining stories, vivid project descriptions, and best practices, alongside beautiful and informative visuals to show how to make the bicycle an easy, preferred part of everyday urban life.   

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  • English Garden Cities by Mervyn Miller
    English Garden Cities (English, Paperback) Mervyn Miller

    Written by the leading authority in the field, this book tells the story of a major development in England's urban and planning history and provides a timely popular survey of the achievements of the Garden City Movement and the challenge of change.

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  • Naked City by Sharon Zukin
    Naked City (English, Paperback) Sharon Zukin

    As cities have gentrified, educated urbanites have come to prize what they regard as "authentic" urban life: aging buildings, art galleries, small boutiques, upscale food markets, neighborhood old-timers, funky ethnic restaurants, and old, family-owned shops. These signify a place's authenticity, in contrast to the bland standardization of the suburbs and exurbs....

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  • Constructed Ecologies by Margaret Grose
    Constructed Ecologies (English, Paperback) Margaret Grose

    Today, designers are shifting the practice of landscape architecture towards the need for a more complex understanding of ecological science. Constructed Ecologies presents ecology as critical theory for design, and provides major ideas for design that are supported with solid and imaginative science....

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  • Happy City by Charles Montgomery
    Happy City (Paperback) Charles Montgomery

    Tells the story of how the solutions to this century's problems lie in unlocking the secrets to great city living. Drawing on the lessons from their stories, from brain science, and from the realm of urban experimentation, this book offers solutions we can all use to improve our lives and shows that simple changes can make all the difference.

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  • Vital Little Plans by Jane Jacobs
    Vital Little Plans (Hardback) Jane Jacobs

    From the INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED author of the modern classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities Vital Little Plans weaves a lifetime of ideas from the most prominent urbanist of the twentieth century into a book that is indispensable to life in the twenty-first.

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  • Characterising Neighbourhoods by Richard Guise
    Characterising Neighbourhoods (English, Paperback) Richard Guise, James Webb

    It is increasingly important to define what constitutes the unique character of our neighbourhoods, in order to identify what we value and should protect, to pinpoint areas for improvement and places which could be enhanced through sensitive change. But how do we define ?character' or a ?sense of place'? How do we appraise the setting and site of a development area, in order that the essential...

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  • Vertical by Stephen Graham
    Vertical (English, Paperback) Stephen Graham

    A revolutionary reimagining of the cities we live in, the air above us, and what goes on in the earth beneath our feet

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  • Children and the Geography of Violence by Sheridan Bartlett
    Children and the Geography of Violence (English, Paperback) Sheridan Bartlett

    Violence sabotages development, both children's development and the development of the communities and neighbourhoods they rely on. There is abundant evidence of the deep and lasting harm that can be done. Violence breaks bodies and minds and exerts an insidious influence at every level. The effects are immediate but can also linger, damaging health, trust and capability, traveling through...

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  • Memorials as Spaces of Engagement by Quentin Stevens
    Memorials as Spaces of Engagement (English, Paperback) Quentin Stevens, Karen A. Franck

    Memorials are more diverse in design and subject matter than ever before. No longer limited to statues of heroes placed high on pedestals, contemporary memorials engage visitors in new, often surprising ways, contributing to the liveliness of public space. In Memorials as Spaces of Engagement Quentin Stevens and Karen A. Franck explore how changes in memorial design and use have helped forge...

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  • Livable Cities from a Global Perspective by Roger W. Caves
    Livable Cities from a Global Perspective (English, Paperback) Roger W. Caves

    Livable Cities from a Global Perspective offers case studies from around the world on how cities approach livability. They address the fundamental question, what is considered "livable?" The journey each city has taken or is currently taking is unique and context specific. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to livability. Some cities have had a long history of developing...

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  • Complete Planning Permission by Roy Speer
    Complete Planning Permission (Paperback) Roy Speer, Mike Dade

    The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to playing and winning the planning permissions game.

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  • Extrastatecraft by Keller Easterling
    Extrastatecraft (English, Paperback) Keller Easterling

    Extrastatecraft is the operating system of the modern world: the skyline of Dubai, the subterranean pipes and cables sustaining urban life, free-trade zones, the standardized dimensions of credit cards, and hyper-consumerist shopping malls. It is all this and more. Infrastructure sets the invisible rules that govern the spaces of our everyday lives, making the city the key site of power and...

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  • The 'One Planet' Life by David Thorpe
    The 'One Planet' Life (English, Paperback) David Thorpe

    "The 'One Planet' Life explains the challenges presented by the planning system to the movement for low impact development, and puts forward practical advice and success stories from those who have achieved sustainable living. With a foreword from Jane Davidson, the former Welsh Environment Minister, the book draws on the experiences of the One Planet Wales project. The core how-to chapters...

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  • Nincompoopolis: The Follies of Boris Johnson by Douglas Murphy
    Nincompoopolis: The Follies of Boris Johnson (English, Paperback) Douglas Murphy

    What happens when you let a high-powered buffoon loose on one of the world's great cities?

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  • Food and Urbanism by Susan Parham
    Food and Urbanism (English, Paperback) Susan Parham

    "Cities are now home to over fifty per cent of the world's population, but the contribution of food to shaping cities is often overlooked. Food matters in designing and planning cities because how it is grown, transported, bought, cooked, eaten, cleaned up and disposed of has significant effects on creating a sustainable, resilient and convivial urban future. The book explores methods for...

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