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City Sense: Shaping Our Environment with Real-Time Data. (Advanced Architecture Contest)
City Sense: Shaping Our Environment with Real-Time Data. (Advanced Architecture Contest)
by Institute For Advanced Architecture Of Catolonia (cor)
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Envisaging the habitat of the 21st-century... (read more)

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L.A. Under the Influence: The Hidden Logic of Urban Property
L.A. Under the Influence: The Hidden Logic of Urban Property
by Roger Sherman
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In the American city, property rights involve not one but numerous stakeholders, some connected to the parcel by title and others through less formal arrangements, whether political, economic, or cultural. Negotiations between these stakeholders over the... (read more)

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American Urban Form: a Representative History (12 Edition)
American Urban Form: a Representative History (12 Edition)
by Sam Bass Warner
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American urban form -- the spaces, places, and boundaries that define city life -- has been evolving since the first settlements of colonial days. The changing patterns of houses, buildings, streets, parks, pipes and wires, wharves, railroads, highways... (read more)

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The Fragmented Politics of Urban Preservation: Beijing, Chicago, and Paris (Globalization and Community)
The Fragmented Politics of Urban Preservation: Beijing, Chicago, and Paris (Globalization and Community)
by Yue Zhang
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While urban preservation is almost as old as cities themselves, it has become increasingly controversial in modern cities. In this book, Yue Zhang presents a cross-national comparative analysis of the politics of urban preservation. Based on... (read more)

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Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000
Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000
by Dolores Hayden
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-302) and index.... (read more)

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Sustainable Urban Development Reader (2ND 09 Edition)
Sustainable Urban Development Reader (2ND 09 Edition)
by Stephen M. Wheeler
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Building on the success of its first edition, the second edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader expands its selection of classic material on sustainable community development. As in the previous edition, it begins by tracing the roots of the... (read more)

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Principles of Urban Retail Planning and Development
Principles of Urban Retail Planning and Development
by Robert J. Gibbs
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"...Extraordinary: Gibbs has popped the hood and taken apart the engine of commercial design and development, showing us each individual part and explaining fit, form and function."—Yaromir Steiner, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Steiner... (read more)

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Against Architecture (Green Arcade Green Arcade)
Against Architecture (Green Arcade Green Arcade)
by Franco La Cecla
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With insight into the human side of architecture, this critical assessment displays the shortcomings of modern urban planning as an acclaimed architect issues a passionate charge against the celebrities of the current architectural world: the “... (read more)

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Recombinant Urbanism: Conceptual Modelling in Architecture, Urban Design and City Theory
Recombinant Urbanism: Conceptual Modelling in Architecture, Urban Design and City Theory
by David Grahame Shane
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This book provides a simple but comprehensive framework for the emerging academic discipline of urban design, from its origins in Europe and America, to contemporary issues of imagery, finance and marketing in an age of globalisation There is currently... (read more)

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Urban Transformations: Transit Oriented Development and the Sustainable City
Urban Transformations: Transit Oriented Development and the Sustainable City
by Ronald A. Altoon
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Migration from the countryside to cities is a global phenomenon, placing increased population and transport pressures on cities around the world. And yet there are precious few great transit developments, little variety in the ones we do have, only rare... (read more)

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The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition
The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition
by James Howard Kunstler
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An in-depth investigation of the developments of urban environments and how we are affected by it The City in Mind is a far-reaching discourse on the history and current state of urban life. Kunstler reflects on various and diverse cities across the... (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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S, M, L, XL: Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large
S, M, L, XL: Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large
by Rem Koolhaas
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There are some books that will make you into a genius as soon as you turn back the title page, and S, M, L, XL by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas is certainly one of them. Once you get the hang of things, the book is a remarkable and inspiring read... (read more)

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Reshaping Metropolitan America: Development Trends and Opportunities to 2030 (Metropolitan Planning + Design)
Reshaping Metropolitan America: Development Trends and Opportunities to 2030 (Metropolitan Planning + Design)
by Arthur C. Nelson
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Nearly half the buildings that will be standing in 2030 do not exist today. That means we have a tremendous opportunity to reinvent our urban areas, making them more sustainable and livable for future generations. But for this vision to become reality... (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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Modern Housing for America: Policy Struggles in the New Deal Era (Historical Studies of Urban America)
Modern Housing for America: Policy Struggles in the New Deal Era (Historical Studies of Urban America)
by Gail Radford
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In an era when many decry the failures of federal housing programs, this book introduces us to appealing but largely forgotten alternatives that existed when federal policies were first defined in the New Deal. Led by Catherine Bauer, supporters of the... (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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Fractured Metropolis PB
Fractured Metropolis PB
by Jonathan Barnett
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Targeted at architects, students, urban designers and planners, landscape architects, and city and regional officials, The Fractured Metropolis provides a thorough analysis of not only cities but also the entire metropolitan region, considering how both... (read more)

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