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New Suburbanism: Sustainable Tall Building Development

by Kheir Al-Kodmany

<p>Much of the anticipated future growth in the United States will take place in suburbia. The critical challenge is how to accommodate this growth in a sustainable and resilient manner. This book explores the role of suburban tall as a viable, ...

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Next Generation Infrastructure

Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works

by Hillary Brown

The 2007 bridge collapse in Minneapolis-St. Paul quickly became symbolic of the debilitated interstate highway system—and of what many critics see as America’s disinvestment in its infrastructure. The extreme vulnerability of single-purpose, ...

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No Little Plans

How Government Built America’s Wealth and Infrastructure

by Ian Wray

<p>Is planning for America anathema to the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness? Is it true, as ideologues like Friedrich Von Hayek, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand have claimed, that planning leads to dictatorship, that the state is wholly ...

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Pamphlet Architecture 36

Buoyant Clarity

by Christopher Michael Meyer, Shawna Michelle Meyer & Daniel Hemmendinger

<p>This newest addition to the Pamphlet Architecture series, long admired for its willingness to propose architectural solutions to challenging problems addresses the issue of rising sea levels with an interrogation of the concept of floating ...

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Parallel Patterns of Shrinking Cities and Urban Growth

Spatial Planning for Sustainable Development of City Regions and Rural Areas

by Rocky Piro

<p>Focussing particularly on urban fringe and rural areas, this book addresses the parallel phenomena of growth and decline. In doing so, it not only broadens a debate which generally concentrates on urban municipalities, especially inner city ...

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Paratransit in African Cities

Operations, Regulation and Reform

by Roger Behrens, Dorothy McCormick & David Mfinanga

<p>Public transport systems in contemporary Sub-Saharan African cities are heavily reliant upon paratransit services. These services are defined as informal transportation which operates between the public and individual private spheres. In ...

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Parking Management for Smart Growth

by Richard W. Willson

The average parking space requires approximately 300 square feet of asphalt. That’s the size of a studio apartment in New York and enough room to hold 10 bicycles. Space devoted to parking in growing urban and suburban areas is highly ...

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Parking Reform Made Easy

by Richard W. Willson

<br>Today, there are more than three parking spaces for every car in the United States. No one likes searching for a space, but in many areas, there is an oversupply, wasting valuable land, damaging the environment, and deterring development. ...

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Parks: Enhancing Liveability in Cities, Citygreen Issue 3

by Centre for Urban Greenery & Ecology, Singapore The Editorial Team

<p>CITYGREEN, winner of the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence for three consecutive years - 2014, 2013 and 2012, is a biannual publication of the Centre for Urban Greenery & Ecology, Singapore. It presents current research on greening and ...

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Participatory Design Theory

Using Technology and Social Media to Foster Civic Engagement

by Oswald Devisch, Liesbeth Huybrechts & Roel De Ridder

<p>In recent years, many countries all over Europe have witnessed a demand for a more direct form of democracy, ranging from improved clarity of information to being directly involved in decision-making procedures. Increasingly, governments are ...

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Participatory Planning in Plan Preparation

by Shashikant Nishant Sharma

<p>Participatory planning is very sought after concept in the domain of planning in current practices. Delhi is a very progressive city and the city planners and administrators are very active in adopting and implementing current best practices ...

ISBN: 9781301471782

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Peaceful Path

Building Garden Cities and New Towns

by Stephen Ward

<p>The title of this book is taken from Ebenezer Howard's visionary tract To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform. Published in 1898 as a manifesto for social reform via the creation of Garden Cities, it proposed a new way of providing cheap ...

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People Cities

The Life and Legacy of Jan Gehl

by Peter Newman & Annie Matan

<p>"A good city is like a good party—you stay for longer than you plan,” says Danish architect Jan Gehl. He believes that good architecture is not about form, but about the interaction between form and life. Over the last 50 years, Gehl has ...

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Place and Placelessness Revisited

by Robert Freestone & Edgar Liu

<p>Since its publication in 1976, Ted Relph’s <em>Place and Placelessness</em> has been an influential text in thinking about cities and city life across disciplines, including human geography, sociology, architecture, planning, and urban ...

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Place-making and Policies for Competitive Cities

by Sako Musterd & Zoltán Kovács

<p>Urban policy makers are increasingly striving to strengthen the economic competitiveness of their cities. Currently, they do that mainly in the field of the creative knowledge economy - arts, media, entertainment, creative business services, ...

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Planner's Estimating Guide

Projecting Land-Use and Facility Needs

by Arthur Nelson

<p>The United States faces enormous changes in the next 25 years. Arthur C. (Chris) Nelson starts this book with a few projections: The population will grow by one-third to 375 million. We will need 60 million new housing units to house these ...

ISBN: 9781351177795

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Planning Abu Dhabi

An Urban History

by Alamira Reem Bani Hashim

<p>Abu Dhabi’s urban development path contrasts sharply with its exuberant neighbour, Dubai. As Alamira Reem puts it, Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates since 1971, ‘<em>has been quietly devising its own plans … to manifest its role ...

ISBN: 9781351401531

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Planning After Petroleum

Preparing Cities for the Age Beyond Oil

by Jago Dodson, Neil Sipe & Anitra Nelson

<p>Thepast decade has been one of the most volatile periods in global petroleum markets in living memory, and future oil supply security and price levels remain highly uncertain. This poses many questions for the professional activities of ...

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Planning and Citizenship

by Luigi Mazza

<p>Planning is undergoing a period of profound change and risks losing meaning and authority by becoming merely a tool for financial speculation and generating capital. <em>Planning and Citizenship</em> seeks to rediscover planning’s technical ...

ISBN: 9781317378228

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Planning Atlanta

by Barbara Faga & Harley F Etienne

<p>More than any other major U.S. city, Atlanta regularly reinvents itself. From the Civil War’s devastation to the 1996 Olympic boom to the current housing crisis, the city’s history is a cycle of rise and fall, ruin and resurgence.</p> <p>In ...

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