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  1. Introduction To Environmental Impact Assessment - 4th Edition (January 2012)

    This is a comprehensive, clearly structured and readable overview of the subject, and a fourth edition of the book that has established itself as the leading introduction to EIA. This edition has comprehensive appendices, with a wealth of important reference material, including key websites. It is also presented in a new and innovative format, including use of color illustrations, and chapter questions for discussion. Written by three authors with extensive research, training and practical experience of EIA, this book brings together the most up-to-date information from many sources.

  2. Community Livability (January 2012)

    Using a blend of theory and practice, experts in the field look at evidence from international, state and local perspectives to explore what is meant by the term "livable communities". Chapters examine the various influencing factors such as the effect and importance of transportation options/alternatives to the elderly, the significance of walkability as a factor in developing a livable and healthy community, the importance of good open space providing for human activity and health, restorative benefits, the importance of coordinated land use and transportation planning, and the relationship between livability and quality of life.

  3. Community Visioning Programs (January 2012)

    Community visioning is key in helping local public officials and community leaders create a flourishing future for their cities, and is essential for the effective planning and implementation of these strategies. Visioning involves collaborative goal setting to motivate actions – of planners, citizens, and officials – in order to design and carry out a strategic planning process for the successful development of the community. The use of visioning since the 1980s has led to a wealth of information on the productivity of the paths it has taken. The contributors, all with experience working in the area, review the successes and failures of the strategies, and look at new innovations which are pushing the frontiers of community visioning. This review of the development of visioning focuses on small and medium sized communities in North America. It aims to guide citizens, local leaders and planners on what strategies are best to help them revitalise their communities and ensure a prosperous future.

  4. An Anatomy of Sprawl (February 2012)

    Despite the combined efforts of British planners, politicians, the public and interest groups, the ‘Solent City’ stands as one of a number of examples of a peculiar instance of urban sprawl. This unique and valuable case study, while focusing on the planning and development of one particular area, enables an in-depth study of the issues surrounding planning strategies and growing populations.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Representing Landscapes (March 2012)

    The choice of medium for visualizing an idea is something that faces all students of landscape architecture and urban design, and each medium and style option that you select will influence how your idea is seen and understood. Responding to demand from her students, Nadia Amoroso has compiled successful and eye-catching drawings using various drawing styles and techniques to create this book of drawing techniques for landscape architects to follow and - more importantly - to be inspired by. More than twenty respected institutions have help to bring together the very best of visual representation of ideas, the most powerful, expressive and successful images. Professors from these institutions provide critical and descriptive commentaries, explaining the impact of using different media to represent the same landscape.

  10. Learning from the Japanese City (April 2012)

    In this new edition, Barrie Shelton develops his earlier interpretation of why Japanese cities look the way they do, contrasting Japanese and Western ways of thinking about space. New illustrations add much to this highly readable book, while a major case study of Nagoya gives an entirely new dimension.

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