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  1. Design and Ethics (March 2012)

    This multi-disciplinary books considers how to create design which is at once aesthetically pleasing and also ethically considered, with contributions from fields as diverse as architecture, fashion, urban design and philosophy. The authors also address how to teach design based subjects while instilling a desire in the student to develop ethical work practices, both inside and outside the studio.

  2. Planning for Tall Buildings (March 2012)

    In drawing together the experiences of seven varied cities, this book contributes to the ongoing debate about the role of the tall building in our cities, their potential impacts and the experiences of those who use and inhabit them. The conclusions outline how cities should approach the strategic planning of tall buildings, as well as how they should deal with the consequences of individual buildings, particularly on the built heritage.

  3. The Planning Game (April 2012)

    The sharing of information and knowledge is essential in the processes and negotiations involved in planning. In this book, Alex Lord sets out a new way of looking at the transfer of information and the cooperation of groups in planning by exploring the strand of economics known as information economics, including game theory. He starts by discussing theories of information economics, then moves into actual accounts of bargaining in planning practice.

  4. Planning Olympic Legacies (April 2012)

    When a city wins the right to hold the Olympics, one of the oft cited advantages to the region is the catalytic effect upon the urban and transportation projects of the host cities. However, with unparalleled access to documents and records, Eva Kassens-Noor questions and challenges this fundamental assertion of host cities who claim to have used the Olympic Games as a way to move forward their urban agendas.

  5. Town and Terraced Housing

    A systematic approach is used to cover the many facets of terraced and townhouses – a style of building which has been in use since the Roman era and is still useful today. The whole range of this style of housing is covered from interior design and construction methods, to more social factors like the issues of parking and street configurations. Alongside over 150 diagrams and 80 photos, Friedman creates a book which will be a valuable resource for all those involved in the planning, design and creation of terraced and town houses.

  6. The Temporary City (January 2012)

    Peter Bishop and Lesley Williams explore the growing interest among practitioners at the cutting edge of architecture, urban design and regeneration, in temporary, interim, ‘pop-up’ or ‘meanwhile’ uses for land and buildings in our urban areas. They explore the origins and the social, economic and technological drivers behind this phenomenon, and its place within modern planning theory and practice. Using sixty-eight diverse case studies from Europe and North America, it challenges our preoccupation with long-term strategies and masterplans and questions our ability to achieve these in the face of increasing resource constraints and political and economic uncertainty.

  7. Megapolitan America (January 2012)

    With an expected population of 400 million by 2040, America is morphing into an economic system composed of twenty-three 'megapolitan' areas that will dominate the nation’s economy by midcentury. With only eighteen percent of the contiguous forty-eight states’ land base, America's megapolitan areas are more densely settled than Europe as a whole or the United Kingdom. Megapolitan America goes into spectacular demographic, economic, and social detail in mapping the dramatic – and surprisingly optimistic – shifts ahead. It will be required reading for those interested in America’s future.

  8. Neighbors and Neighborhoods

    In this thoughtful, engaging book, Sidney Brower explains how a neighborhood’s design lays the groundwork for the social relationships that make it a community. Blending social science with personal interviews, he shares the lessons of planned communities from historic Riverside, Illinois, to archetypal Levittown, New York, and Disney’s Celebration, Florida. Through these inspirational stories, readers will discover the characteristics of neighborhoods that promote the attitudes and behaviors of a healthy community.

  9. Systemic Architecture (March 2012)

    The book investigates the subject of urban ecology from the perspective of architectural design, engaging its definition at multiple levels, the biological, the informational and the social. The book has two main goals – to discuss the contemporary relevance of a systemic practice to architectural design, and to share a toolbox of informational design protocols developed to describe the city as a territory of self-organization, a new kind of emergent "real-time world-city". Structured in the form of a manual, the authors draw on nearly a decade of design experiments from their ecoLogicStudio practice.

  10. Making Community Design Work (April 2012)

    Since the earliest settlements, people have deliberated the issues that affect their future together. To succeed, any planning project must address both the physical space and its users. From setting goals to evaluating results, Making Community Design Work helps planners navigate the process of creating environments that meet the needs of the people they serve.

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