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Rebuilding Afghanistan in Times of Crisis: A Global Response

Rebuilding Afghanistan in Times of Crisis: A Global Response

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Adenrele Awotona
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...

By-Right, By-Design: Housing Development versus Housing Design in Los Angeles

By-Right, By-Design: Housing Development versus Housing Design in Los Angeles

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Liz Falletta
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...

Public Infrastructure, Private Finance: Developer Obligations and Responsibilities

Public Infrastructure, Private Finance: Developer Obligations and Responsibilities

1st Edition

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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...

Post-Socialist Urban Infrastructures

Post-Socialist Urban Infrastructures

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

Planning Australia’s Healthy Built Environments

Planning Australia’s Healthy Built Environments

1st Edition

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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...

The City in Geography: Renaturing the Built Environment

The City in Geography: Renaturing the Built Environment

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Benedict Anderson
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...

The Virtual and the Real in Planning and Urban Design: Perspectives, Practices and Applications

The Virtual and the Real in Planning and Urban Design: Perspectives, Practices and Applications

1st Edition

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...

Lost in the Transit Desert: Race, Transit Access, and Suburban Form

Lost in the Transit Desert: Race, Transit Access, and Suburban Form

1st Edition

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...

The Metaphysical City: Six Ways of Understanding the Urban Milieu

The Metaphysical City: Six Ways of Understanding the Urban Milieu

1st Edition

Rob Sullivan
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...

Evolving Public Space in South Africa: Towards Regenerative Space in the Post-Apartheid City

Evolving Public Space in South Africa: Towards Regenerative Space in the Post-Apartheid City

1st Edition

Karina Landman
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...

Participatory Design Theory: Using Technology and Social Media to Foster Civic Engagement

Participatory Design Theory: Using Technology and Social Media to Foster Civic Engagement

1st Edition

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...

Shaping Portland: Anatomy of a Healthy City

Shaping Portland: Anatomy of a Healthy City

1st Edition

Paddy Tillett
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...

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