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Inclusive Urban Design: Streets for Life
Inclusive Urban Design: Streets for Life
by Elizabeth Burton
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This is the first book to address the design needs of older people in the outdoor environment. It provides information on design principles essential to built environment professionals who want to provide for all users of urban space and who wish to... (read more)

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Design for Diversity: Exploring Socially Mixed Neighborhoods
Design for Diversity: Exploring Socially Mixed Neighborhoods
by Emily Talen
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The city is more than just a sum of its buildings; it is the sum of its communities. The most successful urban communities are very often those that are the most diverse in terms of income, age, family structure and ethnicity and yet poor urban... (read more)

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Natural Ventilation in the Urban Environment: Assessment and Design
Natural Ventilation in the Urban Environment: Assessment and Design
by Francis Allard
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Throughout the world, there is an increasing interest in ecological design of buildings, and natural ventilation has proved to be the most efficient low-energy cooling technique. Its practical application, however, is hindered by the lack of information... (read more)

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Pedestrian Areas
Pedestrian Areas
by Klaus Uhlig
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Planning and implementation from 22 cities around the world.... (read more)

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City Design: Traditional, Green, Modern and Systems Urbanism
City Design: Traditional, Green, Modern and Systems Urbanism
by Jonathan Barnett
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The world is urbanizing faster than current city design practices can sustain, climate change has introduced a new dynamism into what once appeared to be a stable environment, and with effective city design more important than ever - there are... (read more)

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Rethinking Architechtural Technology: A Reader in Architectural Theory
Rethinking Architechtural Technology: A Reader in Architectural Theory
by William Braham
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This essential reference for all students of architecture, design and the built environment provides a convenient single source for all the key texts in the recent literature on architecture and technology. The book contains over fifty carefully selected... (read more)

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Architecture, Participation and Society
Architecture, Participation and Society
by Paul Jenkins
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How can architects best increase their engagement with building users and wider society to provide better architecture? Since the mid 1990s government policy has promoted the idea of greater social participation in the production and management of the... (read more)

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The Oglethorpe Plan: Enlightenment Design in Savannah and Beyond
The Oglethorpe Plan: Enlightenment Design in Savannah and Beyond
by Thomas D. Wilson
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The statesman and reformer James Oglethorpe was a significant figure in the philosophical and political landscape of eighteenth-century British America. His social contributions--all informed by Enlightenment ideals--included prison reform, the founding... (read more)

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Building Power: Architecture and Surveillance in Victorian America
Building Power: Architecture and Surveillance in Victorian America
by Anna Vemer Andrzejewski
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Building Power examines the ways in which concerns about surveillance informed the design and organization of important building types in the United States between the mid-nineteenth century and World War I. Beginning with settings such as prisons, that... (read more)

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Urbanbuild: Local/ Global
Urbanbuild: Local/ Global
by Ila Berman
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URBANbuild Local Global--is primarily a documentation of the work of URBANbuild--a comprehensive program launched to be a unique multi-scaled laboratory for city research as well as a vehicle to generate innovative design strategies and site-specific... (read more)

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Defining Urban Design: CIAM Architects and the Formation of a Discipline, 1937-69
Defining Urban Design: CIAM Architects and the Formation of a Discipline, 1937-69
by Eric Paul Mumford
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In this meticulously researched book, Eric Mumford traces how members of the International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM), such as Walter Gropius, Josep Lluís Sert, and their American associates, developed the discipline of urban... (read more)

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Energy & CLIM Urban Built
Energy & CLIM Urban Built
by M. Santamouris
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Both the number and percentage of people living in urban areas is growing rapidly. Up to half of the world's population is expected to be living in a city by the end of the century and there are over 170 cities in the world with populations over a... (read more)

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Psychometrics
Psychometrics
by C.R. Rao
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The area of Psychometrics, a field encompassing the statistical methods used in Psychological and educational testing, has become a very important and active area of research, evident from the large body of literature that has been developed in the form... (read more)

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Architecture City Environment: Proceedings of Plea 2000, Cambridge, UK, July 2000
Architecture City Environment: Proceedings of Plea 2000, Cambridge, UK, July 2000
by Koen Steemers
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PLEA is a network of individuals sharing expertise in the arts, sciences, planning and design of the built environment. It serves as an international, interdisciplinary forum to promote discourse on environmental quality in architecture and planning... (read more)

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Modern Civic Art: A Contemporary Reading of Planning and Urban Design
Modern Civic Art: A Contemporary Reading of Planning and Urban Design
by Charles C. Bohl
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These essays, from leading names in the field, weave together the parallels and differences between the past and present of civic art. Offering prospects for the first decades of the twenty-first century, the authors open up a broad international... (read more)

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Britain's New Towns: Past and Future - From Industrial Sprawl to Sustainable Communities
Britain's New Towns: Past and Future - From Industrial Sprawl to Sustainable Communities
by Alexander Antho
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The New Towns Programme of 1946 to 1970 was one of the most substantial periods of urban development in Britain. The New Towns have often been described as a social experiment; so what has this experiment proved? This book covers the story of how these... (read more)

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Making a Case: 306090 Volume 14
Making a Case: 306090 Volume 14
by Emily Abruzzo
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Making a Case focuses on contemporary housing in the United States and the future of the American home. Like the Case Study program after World War II, it seizes on a critical moment in the history of America as a time to reinvent the single-family... (read more)

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Comeback Cities
Comeback Cities
by Hans Mommaas
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For centuries, certain cities in Europe were dominated by the textile industry-until the industry relocated to lower-wage countries, leaving these formerly prosperous cities languishing, their abandoned factories sitting unpurposed and untenanted... (read more)

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Urban Design and the British Urban Renaissance
Urban Design and the British Urban Renaissance
by Punter John
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Are Britain's cities attractive places in which to live, work and play? Asking that question, this is a critical review of how the design dimension of the Urban Renaissance strategy was developed and applied, based on expert academic assessments of... (read more)

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de Huysbou: A Reconstruction of an Unfinished Treatise on Architecture, Town Planning and Civil Engineering by Simon Stevin
de Huysbou: A Reconstruction of an Unfinished Treatise on Architecture, Town Planning and Civil Engineering by Simon Stevin
by Charles Van Den Heuvel
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One of the greatest mathematicians and engineers of his day, Simon Stevin (1548-1620) is probably best known for popularizing decimal fractions. But few people know about his interest in architecture, as documented in De Huysbou, a project that occupied... (read more)

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