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Last Bohemia, The: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn

By: Anasi, Robert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX: 1/16/2017

Seller ID: 9780374533311

ISBN: 0374533318

Condition: USED


A firsthand account of the swift transformation of Williamsburg, from factory backwater to artists' district to trendy hub and high-rise colony Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is now so synonymous with hipster culture and the very idea of urban revitalization--so well-known from Chicago to Cambodia as "the "playground for the game of ironized status-seeking and lifestyle one-upmanship--that it's easy to forget how just a few years ago it was a very different neighborhood: a spread of factories, mean streets and ratty apartments that the rest of New York City feared and everyone but artists with n... View more info

Planning a pluralist city

By: Appleyard, Donald

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 37845662

ISBN: 37845662

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Design of Cities: Revised Edition

By: Bacon, Edmund N.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 0140042369

ISBN: 0140042369

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"The major contemporary work on urban design . . . Splendidly presented, filled with thoughtful and brilliant intuitive insights." --The New Republic In a brilliant synthesis of words and pictures, Edmund N. Bacon relates historical examples to modern principles of urban planning. He vividly demonstrates how the work of great architects and planners of the past can influence subsequent development and be continued by later generations. By illuminating the historical background of urban design, Bacon also shows us the fundamental forces and considerations that determine the form of a great c... View more info

Unheavenly City Revisited

By: Banfield, Edward

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 12/18/2014

Seller ID: 0881335290

ISBN: 0881335290

Condition: USED


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Elusive City (Icon Editions)

By: Barnett, Jonathan

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780064301558

ISBN: 0064301559

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Fractured Metropolis: Improving The New City, Restoring The Old City, Reshaping

By: Barnett, Jonathan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: WESTVIEW PR:

Seller ID: 9780064302227

ISBN: 0064302229

Condition: USED


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 are intrinsically linked and influence one other. View more info

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Redesigning Cities: Principles, Practice, Implementation

By: Barnett, Jonathan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 12/1/2016

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9781884829710

ISBN: 1884829716

Condition: USED


All too often, no one--neither the public, city officials, nor developers--is happy with the course of new development. But growing support for urban design and successful examples of redesigned cities are signs of positive change. In this book, Jonathan Barnett explains how design can reshape suburban growth patterns, revitalize older cities, and retrofit metropolitan areas where earlier development went wrong. He describes, in detail, specific techniques, materials, and technologies that should be known (but often aren't) by planners, public officials, and citizens--and, in the process, make... View more info

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Show Me a Hero: The story of an urban tragedy--and of the housing revolution tha

By: Belkin, Lisa

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BACK BAY BOOKS: 8/3/2012

Seller ID: 9780316088640

ISBN: 0316088641

Condition: USED


Not in my backyard -- that's the refrain commonly invoked by property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume a special ferocity when the development in question is public housing. Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she re-creates a landmark case in riveting detail, showing how a proposal to build scattered-site public housing in middle-class neighborhoods nearly destroyed an entire city and forever changed the lives of many of its citizens.-- Public housing projects are being torn down t... View more info

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Sprawl: A Compact History

By: Bruegmann, Robert

Price: $6.50

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226076904

ISBN: 0226076903

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As anyone who has flown into Los Angeles at dusk or Houston at midday knows, urban areas today defy traditional notions of what a city is. Our old definitions of urban, suburban, and rural fail to capture the complexity of these vast regions with their superhighways, subdivisions, industrial areas, office parks, and resort areas pushing far out into the countryside. Detractors call it sprawl and assert that it is economically inefficient, socially inequitable, environmentally irresponsible, and aesthetically ugly. Robert Bruegmann calls it a logical consequence of economic growth and the democ... View more info

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Sprawl: A Compact History

By: Bruegmann, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 6/5/2016

Seller ID: 9780226076911

ISBN: 0226076911

Condition: USED


As anyone who has flown into Los Angeles at dusk or Houston at midday knows, urban areas today defy traditional notions of what a city is. Our old definitions of urban, suburban, and rural fail to capture the complexity of these vast regions with their superhighways, subdivisions, industrial areas, office parks, and resort areas pushing far out into the countryside. Detractors call it sprawl and assert that it is economically inefficient, socially inequitable, environmentally irresponsible, and aesthetically ugly. Robert Bruegmann calls it a logical consequence of economic growth and the democ... View more info

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Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream

By: Calthorpe, Peter

Price: $6.00

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 1878271687

ISBN: 1878271687

Condition: USED


Regarding issues of urban sprawl Visit Sprawl Net, at Rice University. It's under construction, but it should be an interesting resource. Check out the traffic in the land of commuting. And, finally, enjoy Los Angeles: Revisiting the Four Ecologies. View more info

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Regional City

By: Calthorpe, Peter

Price: $7.00

Publisher: ISLAND PR: 5/26/2012

Edition: 4

Seller ID: 9781559637848

ISBN: 1559637846

Condition: USED


Most Americans today do not live in discrete cities and towns, but rather in an aggregation of cities and suburbs that forms one basic economic, multi-cultural, environmental and civic entity. These "regional cities" have the potential to significantly improve the quality of our lives--to provide interconnected and diverse economic centers, transportation choices, and a variety of human-scale communities. In "The Regional City," two of the most innovative thinkers in the field of land use planning and design offer a detailed look at this new metropolitan form and explain how regional-scale ... View more info

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Readings in Planning Theory

By: Campbell, Scott/Fainstein, Sus

Price: $6.00

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780631223467

ISBN: 0631223460

Condition: USED


The second edition of this very successful volume examines the current state of planning theory and the new directions it has taken in recent years. Examines the current state of planning theory and the new directions it has taken in recent years. Draws on a wide range of authors who address planning history, arguments for and against planning, competing planning styles, planning ethics, the public interest, and considerations of race and gender. Theoretical perspectives include political economy, postmodernism, communicative rationality, and feminism. Readings new to this edit... View more info

Modern City: Planning in the 19th Century

By: Choay, Francoise

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 7/11/2013

Seller ID: 0807605204

ISBN: 0807605204

Condition: USED


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Grand American Avenue 1850-1920

By: Cigliano, Jan

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9781566406796

ISBN: 156640679X

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The individuals who transformed American cities and towns in the post-Civil War decades built their homes, with few exceptions, on America's grand avenues, such as New York's Fifth Avenue and Los Angeles's Wilshire Boulevard. This book offers essays on twelve eminent urban residential avenues, each contributed by a different scholar and accompanied by twenty to thirty duotone photographs. Originally published as the catalog for the exhibit at the Octagon Museum of the American Architectural Foundation. View more info

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Urban Imaginaries: Locating the Modern City

By: Cinar, Alev

Price: $10.00

Publisher: UNIV OF MINNESOTA PR:

Seller ID: 9780816648023

ISBN: 0816648026

Condition: USED


For millennia, the city stood out against the landscape, walled and compact. This concept of the city was long accepted as adequate for characterizing the urban experience. However, the nature of the city, both real and imagined, has always been more permeable than this model reveals. The essays in "Urban Imaginaries" respond to this condition by focusing on how social and physical space is conceived as both indefinite and singular. They emphasize the ways this space is shared and thus made into urban culture. Urban Imaginaries offers case studies on cities in Brazil, Israel, Turkey, Lebanon, ... View more info

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Independent for Life: Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging America

By: Cisneros, Henry

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UNIV OF TEXAS PR:

Seller ID: 9780292737921

ISBN: 0292737920

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Do you want to age independently in your own home and neighborhood? Staying home, aging in place, is most people's preference, but most American housing and communities are not adapted to the needs of older people. And with the fastest population growth among people over 65, finding solutions for successful aging is important not only for individual families, but for our whole society. In Independent for Life, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros and a team of experts on aging, architecture, construction, health, finance, and politics assess the current state of housing and present new possi... View more info

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Building the Workingman's Paradise: The Design of American Company Towns (Haymar

By: Crawford, Margaret

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VERSO:

Seller ID: 9780860916956

ISBN: 0860916952

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This innovative and absorbing book surveys a little known chapter in the story of American urbanism--the history of communities built and owned by single companies seeking to bring their workers' homes and place of employment together on a single site. By 1930 more than two million people lived in such towns, dotted across an industrial frontier which stretched from Lowell, Massachusetts, through Torrance, California to Norris, Tennessee. Margaret Crawford focuses on the transformation of company town construction from the vernacular settlements of the late eighteenth century to the profession... View more info

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City of Quartz : Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

By: Davis, Mike

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 8/28/2011

Seller ID: 9780679738060

ISBN: 0679738061

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Ecology of Fear

By: Davis, Mike

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 4/24/2012

Seller ID: 0805051066

ISBN: 0805051066

Condition: USED


Los Angeles Has Become a magnet for the American apocalyptic imagination. Riot, fire, flood, earthquake...only locusts are missing from the almost biblical list of disasters that has struck the city in the 1990s. And the force of real catastrophe has been redoubled by the obsessive fictional destruction of Los Angeles -- by aliens, comets, and twisters -- in scores of novels and films. The former "Land of Sunshine" is now seen by much of the world, including many of L.A.'s increasingly nervous residents, as a veritable Book of the Apocalypse theme park.In this extraordinary book, Mike Davis... View more info