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  1. 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.
     

  2. 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.
     

  3. 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.
     

  4. 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.
     

  5. 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.
     

  6. 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.

  7. Understanding JCT Standard Building Contracts, 9th Edition

    This ninth edition of David Chappell’s bestselling guide has been revised to take into account changes made in 2011 to payment provisions, and elsewhere. This remains the most concise guide available to the most commonly used JCT building contracts.

  8. Community Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution

    Commerce is inherently complex and the sums of money involved can be astronomical, so it is no surprise that conflicts and disputes are all too common. There are numerous techniques designed to resolve these problems, and this book summarizes the most important of these, as well as alternative dispute resolution methods.

  9. New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice, Third Edition

    As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, the pressure on the QS profession continue to change and evolve and so this third edition includes new chapters to help students and professionals deal with the new issues they face.

  10. Introduction to Building Procurement

    The procurement stage of the building process is critical to the success of any building project, and as such must be understood by everybody entering the industry. Introduction to Building Procurement is designed to familiarize the novice with the principles and methods of building procurement, starting at the most basic level.

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