By-Right, By-Design: Housing Development versus Housing Design in Los Angeles
Public Infrastructure, Private Finance: Developer Obligations and Responsibilities
Post-Socialist Urban Infrastructures
The Virtual and the Real in Planning and Urban Design: Perspectives, Practices and Applications
Evolving Public Space in South Africa: Towards Regenerative Space in the Post-Apartheid City
Participatory Design Theory: Using Technology and Social Media to Foster Civic Engagement
Shaping Portland: Anatomy of a Healthy City
June 27, 2019
Rebuilding Afghanistan in Times of Crisis provides academics and researchers interested in planning, urbanism and conflict studies with a multidisciplinary, international assessment of the reconstruction and foreign aid efforts in Afghanistan. The book draws together expert contributions from...
June 20, 2019
Housing is an essential, but complex, product. So complex that professionals involved in its production, namely architects, real estate developers and urban planners, have difficulty agreeing on "good" housing outcomes. Less-than-optimal solutions that have resulted from a too narrow focus on one...
Demetrio Muñoz Gielen, Erwin van der Krabben
May 21, 2019
Traditionally, the public sector has been responsible for the provision of all public goods necessary to support sustainable urban development, including public infrastructure such as roads, parks, social facilities, climate mitigation and adaptation, and affordable housing. With the shift in...
Tauri Tuvikene, Wladimir Sgibnev, Carola S. Neugebauer
April 22, 2019
Post-Socialist Urban Infrastructures critically elaborates on often forgotten, but some of the most essential, aspects of contemporary urban life, namely infrastructures, and links them to a discussion of post-socialist transformation. As the skeletons of cities, infrastructures capture the...
Jennifer L. Kent, Susan Thompson
April 05, 2019
Planning Australia’s Healthy Built Environments shines a quintessentially Australian light on the links between land use planning and human health. A burgeoning body of empirical research demonstrates the ways urban structure and governance influences human health—and Australia is playing a...
April 04, 2019
Monumental in scale and epic in development, cities have become the most visible and significant symbol of human progress. The geography on and around which they are constructed, however, has come to be viewed merely in terms of its resources and is often laid to waste once its assets have been...
Claudia Yamu, Alenka Poplin, Oswald Devisch, Gert De Roo
February 04, 2019
The Virtual and the Real in Planning and Urban Design: Perspectives, Practices and Applications explores the merging relationship between physical and virtual spaces in planning and urban design. Technological advances such as smart sensors, interactive screens, locative media and evolving...
Diane Jones Allen
January 17, 2019
Increased redevelopment, the dismantling of public housing, and increasing housing costs are forcing a shift in migration of lower income and transit dependent populations to the suburbs. These suburbs are often missing basic transportation, and strategies to address this are lacking. This absence...
January 16, 2019
The Metaphysical City examines the metaphorical existence of the city as an entity to further understand its significance on urban planning and geography. It encourages an open-minded approach when studying cities so as to uncover broader connecting themes that may otherwise be missed. Case studies...
November 20, 2018
Evolving Public Space in South Africa discusses the transformation of public space highlighted in the country. Drawing on examples from major cities, the author demonstrates that these spaces are not only becoming wasted space, but are also adapting and evolving to accommodate new users...
Oswald Devisch, Liesbeth Huybrechts, Roel De Ridder
October 02, 2018
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 putting citizen participation at the centre of their...
September 27, 2018
Portland is a young city founded on a river bank in a virgin forest less than 200 years ago. Shaping Portland: Anatomy of a Healthy City is about the values engendered by the place, and how those values have influenced the growing city. It examines how and why the public realm supports or obstructs...