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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Captured Landscape (January 2012)

    This book discusses the continuing relevance of enclosed gardens to contemporary architecture by describing some of the greatest and most influential historical and contemporary examples. The enclosed garden, or hortus conclusus , is a place set apart from the wider terrain where architecture, architectural elements and landscape meet. By its nature it is ambiguous. Is it an outdoor room, or is it captured landscape? Studying the evolution of enclosed gardens and the concepts they generate is a highly effective means for students to learn more about the design requirements for proximal outdoor spaces. A wide range of case studies are analyzed in a text richly illustrated with diagrams, sketches and photographs.

  7. To Design Landscape (January 2012)

    To Design Landscape is about aesthetic practice in contemporary landscape design. It offers both highly practical lessons and a cultural philosophy of landscape design at a time of ecological necessity. In it, Catherine Dee combines theory with a striking visual format and image-based ‘lessons’, drawing on her experiences as an inspirational landscape architecture lecturer and her talents as an artist. A must for all landscape architecture students.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. The Nature of Adolescence, 4th Edition

    This popular textbook provides an up-to-date introduction to all of the key features of adolescent development.

    While drawing on the North American literature on adolescence, it highlights European perspectives and also provides unique coverage of the topic by summarizing and reviewing what is known about adolescence from a British viewpoint.

    Comprehensively updated and rewritten, this edition includes material on new topics.

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