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The Works: Anatomy of a City
The Works: Anatomy of a City
by Kate Ascher
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Read Kate Ascher's posts on the Penguin Blog. A fascinating guided tour of the ways things work in a modern city Have you ever wondered how the water in your faucet gets there? Where your garbage goes? What the pipes under city streets do? How bananas... (read more)

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Blue Urbanism: Exploring Connections Between Cities and Oceans
Blue Urbanism: Exploring Connections Between Cities and Oceans
by Timothy Beatley
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What would it mean to live in cities designed to foster feelings of connectedness to the ocean? As coastal cities begin planning for climate change and rising sea levels, author Timothy Beatley sees opportunities for rethinking the relationship between... (read more)

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Aia Guide to New York City
Aia Guide to New York City
by Norval White
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Hailed as "extraordinarily learned" (New York Times), "blithe in spirit and unerring in vision," (New York Magazine), and the "definitive record of New York's architectural heritage" (Municipal Art Society), Norval White and Elliot Willensky's book is an... (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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The Deliberative Practitioner: Encouraging Participatory Planning Processes
The Deliberative Practitioner: Encouraging Participatory Planning Processes
by John Forester
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Citizen participation in such complex issues as the quality of the environment, neighborhood housing, urban design, and economic development often brings with it suspicion of government, anger between stakeholders, and power plays by many--as well as... (read more)

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Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture: An Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965-1995
Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture: An Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965-1995
by Kate Nesbitt
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Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture collects the most significant essays on architectural theory of the last thirty years. Among the paradigms presented are architectural postmodernism, phenomenology, semiotics, poststructuralism, and deconstruction.... (read more)

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Inquiry by Design: Environment/Behavior/Neuroscience in Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, and Planning, Updated and Revised Edition
Inquiry by Design: Environment/Behavior/Neuroscience in Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, and Planning, Updated and Revised Edition
by John Zeisel
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An updated and revised version of a classic text in the field of environmental design. "Inquiry by Design" lays out fundamental theoretical approaches to design and research as well as practical research methods applicable to planning, programming... (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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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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Urban Development: The Logic of Making Plans
Urban Development: The Logic of Making Plans
by Lewis D. Hopkins
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With increased awareness of the role of plans in shaping urban and suburban landscapes has come increased criticism of planners and the planning profession. Developers, politicians, and citizens alike blame "poor planning" for a host of community ills... (read more)

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Sustainable Urbanism and Beyond (12 Edition)
Sustainable Urbanism and Beyond (12 Edition)
by Tigran 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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My Kind of Transit: Rethinking Public Transportation in America (Center for American Places - My Kind of . . .)
My Kind of Transit: Rethinking Public Transportation in America (Center for American Places - My Kind of . . .)
by Darrin Nordahl
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In My Kind of Transit, Darrin Nordahl argues that like life itself, transportation isn't only about the destination, but the journey. Public transit reduces traffic and pollution, yet few of us are willing to get out of our cars and onto subways and... (read more)

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Metropolitan Sustainability: Understanding and Improving the Urban Environment (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)
Metropolitan Sustainability: Understanding and Improving the Urban Environment (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)
by Frank Zeman.
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Global populations have grown rapidly in recent decade and along with it, the trend of increasing urbanization, and higher density urban populations. These trends directly pressurize supply chains and metropolitan services, as demands for shelter... (read more)

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Urban Intersections: Sao Paolo (Yale School of Architecture)
Urban Intersections: Sao Paolo (Yale School of Architecture)
by Nina Rappaport Et Al.
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Urban Intersections: São Paolo documents the collaboration of Edward P. Bass Fellow Katherine Farley, senior managing director of the international real estate developer Tishman-Speyer and Yale adjunct professor Deborah Berke, assisted by Noah Biklen... (read more)

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Urban Design Reclaimed: Tools, Techniques, and Strategies for Planners
Urban Design Reclaimed: Tools, Techniques, and Strategies for Planners
by Emily Talen
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There are two kinds of urban design: the kind that shapes skylines and the kind that shapes communities. For the past several decades, planners-who are trained to think about how communities function-have ceded their role in urban design to architects... (read more)

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Tourists in Historic Towns: Urban Conservation and Heritage Management
Tourists in Historic Towns: Urban Conservation and Heritage Management
by Aylin Orbasli
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Tourists in Historic Towns examines the relationship of culture, heritage, conservation and tourism development in historic towns and urban centres, debating the impacts of tourism on historic towns and the role tourism plays in conservation and urban... (read more)

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After the Hurricane: Linking Recovery to Sustainable Development in the Caribbean
After the Hurricane: Linking Recovery to Sustainable Development in the Caribbean
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Hugo... Andrew... Felix... Fran... The names of hurricanes that have devastated the Caribbean region are firmly implanted in the minds of those who survived them. Beyond the scrutiny of the press and television cameras, those survivors often struggle not... (read more)

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Homogenisation of Representations
Homogenisation of Representations
by Modjtaba (edt) Sadria
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As the tide of globalization grows in sway and influence, are the built environments of the world's cities at risk of homogenization? Here, leading scholars evaluate the challenges of architecture and urban planning in Muslim societies, investigating... (read more)

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