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Beyond Shelter: Architecture and Human Dignity
Beyond Shelter: Architecture and Human Dignity
by Marie Jeannine (edt) Aquilino
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Across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States, groundbreaking work is being done by small teams of outstanding professionals who are helping communities to recover from disaster and rebuild, bridging the gap that separates short-term emergency... (read more)

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Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District
Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District
by James M. Lindgren
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Preserving South Street Seaport tells the fascinating story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan. Home to the original Fulton Fish Market and then the South Street Seaport Museum, it is one of the... (read more)

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The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy (Brookings Focus Book)
The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy (Brookings Focus Book)
by Bruce Katz
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The United States must remake its economy if it is to achieve sustainable prosperity in a world that continues to transform at a dizzying pace. Americans must move from an economy driven by domestic consumption, debt, and financial engineering to one... (read more)

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Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis (Creating the North American Landscape)
Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis (Creating the North American Landscape)
by Greg Hise
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Magnetic Los Angeles challenges the widely held view of the expanding twentieth-century city as the sprawling product of dispersion without planning and lacking any discernable order. Using Los Angeles as a case study, Greg Hise argues that the twentieth-... (read more)

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Design with the Other 90%: Cities
Design with the Other 90%: Cities
by Cynthia E. Smith
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Half the world's population now resides in cities, which are expanding at an unprecedented rate. Close to one billion people live in crowded, unhealthy, informal settlements--commonly referred to as slums--many of which lack security of land tenure... (read more)

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Casablanca Chandigarh: A Report on Modernization
Casablanca Chandigarh: A Report on Modernization
by Tom Avermaete
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This richly illustrated volume invites us to think afresh about urban life and the modern city by offering images and analyses of two very different but complementary contemporary cities: the planned Indian city of Chandigarh and the ancient metropolis... (read more)

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Portland From the Air
Portland From the Air
by Russ Heinl
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First in the Bird's Eye View Series, this unique portrait presents Portland from a new perspective, capturing the city's essence in a broad and brilliant way.... (read more)

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African Metropolitan Architecture
African Metropolitan Architecture
by David Adjaye
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The architecture and built environment of African cities are documented in groundbreaking photographs by acclaimed architect David Adjaye.  David Adjaye is renowned for his highly acclaimed buildings in Europe and the United States. Of Tanzanian... (read more)

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A New Theory of Urban Design
A New Theory of Urban Design
by Christopher Alexander
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The venerable cities of the past, such as Venice or Amsterdam, convey a feeling of wholeness, an organic unity that surfaces in every detail, large and small, in restaurants, shops, public gardens, even in balconies and ornaments. But this sense of... (read more)

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The Essential William H. Whyte
The Essential William H. Whyte
by William Hollingsworth Whyte
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The Essential William H. Whyte offers the core writings of a great observer of the postwar American scene. Included are selections from The Organization Man, Securing Space for Urban America: Conservation Easements, The Last Landscape, The Social Life of... (read more)

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Biopolis: Patrick Geddes and the City of Life
Biopolis: Patrick Geddes and the City of Life
by Volker M. Welter
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andlt;Pandgt;The Scottish urbanist and biologist Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) is perhaps best known for introducing the concept of "region" to architecture and planning. At the turn of the twentieth century, he was one of the strongest advocates of town... (read more)

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Urban Development in Renaissance Italy
Urban Development in Renaissance Italy
by Paul N Balchin
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Providing a comprehensive account of one of the most formative historical periods, this book uniquely describes Renaissance architecture as the physical manifestation of economic, social and political change. Shifts in architectural style and design are... (read more)

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Building the Dream: A Social History of Housing in America
Building the Dream: A Social History of Housing in America
by Gwendolyn Wright
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This book is concerned essentially with the model of domestic environment in this country, as it has evolved from colonial architecture through current urban projects.... (read more)

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Architecture of the City (82 Edition)
Architecture of the City (82 Edition)
by Aldo Rossi
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Aldo Rossi, a practicing architect and leader of the Italian architectural... (read more)

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Cities People Planet: Urban Development and Climate Change
Cities People Planet: Urban Development and Climate Change
by Herbert Girardet
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Urban growth is changing the condition of humanity and the face of the earth. Half the world's people now live in cities, with most of the other half depending on them for their economic survival. Mega-cities of ten million or more people are the largest,... (read more)

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Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns
Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns
by John Massengale
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"This book could change the way people see the streets in their towns and cities. And it could help those towns and cities make streets for people, rather than their cars."—Mayor Joe Riley, Charleston, South Carolina "This fine book by Massengale... (read more)

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Rff Library Collection: Urban & Regional Economics Set #1: Suburban Land Conversion in the United States: An Economic and Governmental Process
Rff Library Collection: Urban & Regional Economics Set #1: Suburban Land Conversion in the United States: An Economic and Governmental Process
by Marion Clawson
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This comprehensive study of land use on the suburban fringe analyzes the complex relationships that underlie land conversion in the United States. It contains a detailed examination of the northwestern urban complex; some nationwide projections for the... (read more)

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Great Neighborhood Book: a Do-it-yourself Guide To Placemaking (07 Edition)
Great Neighborhood Book: a Do-it-yourself Guide To Placemaking (07 Edition)
by Jay Walljasper
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Abandoned lots and litter-strewn pathways, or rows of green beans and pockets of wildflowers? Graffiti-marked walls and desolate bus stops, or shady refuges and comfortable seating? What transforms a dingy, inhospitable area into a dynamic gathering... (read more)

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The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture (Writing Architecture)
The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture (Writing Architecture)
by Pier Vittorio Aureli
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andlt;Pandgt;In The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture, Pier Vittorio Aureli proposes that a sharpened formal consciousness in architecture is a precondition for political, cultural, and social engagement with the city. Aureli uses the term absolute... (read more)

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Sustainable Urbanism and Beyond: Rethinking Cities for the Future
Sustainable Urbanism and Beyond: Rethinking Cities for the Future
by Tigran (edt) Haas
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The city in the twenty-first century faces major challenges, including social and economic stratification, wasteful consumption of resources, transportation congestion, and environmental degradation. More than half of the world’s population lives... (read more)

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