426 books for genre «Books ~~ Architecture~~ Urban & Land Use Planning»

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This book examines issues of decision-­making, communication and power in the planning process. The author explores the politics and power-­plays which planning practitioners face and engage in, using real examples from planning practice. The book explores planning but in the context of practice, i.­e. how it is actually encountered in the worlds of planning officers and elected representatives. It will shed light on the subtleties of power so that student and practitioners will better understand the circumstances in which they will find themselves and will able to act more effectively in what is in reality a messy, highly-­politicized, planning decision-­making process.

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A major concern of all decision makers has been to ensure that there are clear benefits from transport investment proposals. The travel time savings are clear, but the wider economic developments have presented enormous difficulty in terms of both theoretical arguments and empirical evidence. This book reviews the history of the debate and argues that the agenda has changed. These issues are presented together with a major analytical investigation of macro economic models, evaluation in transport and micro economic approaches. The final part of the book presents a series of case studies for road, rail and airport investment schemes, particularly focusing on the economic development aspects.

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Can the state solve housing problems or does it create them? This book explores the question by combining a detailed critique of contemporary housing policy with a philisophical analysis of the role of the state and individuals. Examining the state's role as controller and funder of housing, the author contends that the state is not capable of planning and controlling a sustainable housing policy.

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In, Michael Batty suggests that to understand cities we must view them not simply as places in space but as systems of networks and flows. To understand space, he argues, we must understand flows, and to understand flows, we must understand networks -- the relations between objects that comprise the system of the city. Drawing on the complexity sciences, social physics, urban economics, transportation theory, regional science, and urban geography, and building on his own previous work, Batty introduces theories and methods that reveal the deep structure of how cities function.­Batty presents the foundations of a new science of cities, defining flows and their networks and introducing tools that can be applied to understanding different aspects of city structure. He examines the size of cities, their internal order, the transport routes that define them, and the locations that fix these networks. He introduces methods of simulation that range from simple stochastic models to . . .

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This book examines issues such as the problem of inadequate quality housing, evolution of slums and squatter settlements, problem of land and funding for housing, urban poverty, educational factors and the specific demographic characteristics of Lagos urban residents. Also, there is a re-­examination of the contribution of the National Housing Programmes and Policies to housing delivery in Lagos.

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L'urbanistica ha forti, precise responsabilità nell'aggravarsi delle disuguaglianze. Siamo di fronte a una nuova questione urbana che è causa non secondaria della crisi che oggi attraversano le principali economie del pianeta.­Nelle culture occidentali la città è stata a lungo immaginata come spazio dell'integrazione sociale e culturale. Luogo sicuro, protetto dalla violenza della natura e degli uomini, produttore di nuove identità, sede privilegiata di ogni innovazione tecnica e scientifica, culturale e istituzionale. Nella città occidentale ricchi e poveri si sono da sempre incontrati e continuano a incontrarsi, ma sono anche sempre più resi visibilmente distanti. Oggi più che in passato, nelle grandi aree metropolitane, le disuguaglianze saltano agli occhi e strategie di distinzione ed esclusione sono state spesso favorite dallo stesso progetto urbanistico. Bisogna tornare a riflettere sulla struttura spaziale della città, riconoscere l'importanza che nel costruirla ha la . . .

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Written by a team of renowned experts, this book assembles a collection of writings on strategic regional planning, looking at the crucial concepts involved and practical applications of theory.

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For too long urban design has been seen as a subsidiary to architecture and urban planning, sitting somewhere between the two without establishing itself as a field of study in its own right. This book sets out to challenge that assumption and establish a comprehensive framework for restructuring urban design knowledge. Cuthbert builds upon the base of his previous works, Designing Cities and The Form of Cities, in this thought-­provoking book.

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In an era of brash, expensive, provocative new buildings, a prominent critic argues that emotions—hope, power, sex, our changing relationship to the idea of home—are the most powerful force behind architecture, yesterday and (especially) today. We are living in one of the most dramatic periods in modern architectural history: a time when cityscapes are being redrawn on a yearly basis, architects are testing the very idea of what a building is, and whole cities are being invented overnight, both here in the United States and in exotic locations around the world. In this bold and wide-­ranging new work, Rowan Moore—former director of the Architecture Foundation, now a leading architecture critic—explores the reasons behind these changes in our built environment, and how they in turn are changing the way we live in the world. Taking as his starting point dramatic examples such as the High Line in New York City and the outrageous island experiment of Dubai, Moore then reaches far and . . .

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