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  1. Planning & Urban Design Resources Free to View Throughout August!

    Don't miss out on the opportunity to view a selection of Planning & Urban Design titles for free throughout the month of August! We have carefully selected titles covering City and Urban Planning, Community Planning, and Urban Design. We hope these titles will provide you with useful summer reading and offer helpful preparation for the upcoming academic year!

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  2. Editors of “Design in the Borderlands”, Eleni Kalantidou & Tony Fry Discuss Their Title

    Eleni Kalantidou and Tony Fry discuss why they feel Design in the Borderlands had to be written, key messages, trends in the field, and how they got personally interested in the topic...read more below!

  3. The Community Planning Handbook, Second Edition

    Growing numbers of residents are getting involved with professionals in shaping their local environment, and there is now a powerful menu of tools available, from design workshops to electronic maps. The Community Planning Handbook is the essential starting point for all those involved: planners and local authorities, architects and other practitioners, community workers, students and local residents. It features an accessible how-to-do-it style, best practice information on effective methods, and international scope and relevance. This fully updated new edition contains extra material on following up after community engagement activities.

  4. Urban Access for the 21st Century

    This book sets out a road map for the provision of urban access for all. Cities in developed countries have followed a path of dependency on transportation systems dominated by car usage and favoring the middle classes. Urban Access for the 21st Century looks at ways in which policies can be formed in the developing world to prevent cities in these countries from following the same trajectory, and to help them shift away from those policies which are embedded in current financial systems.

  5. Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability

    Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability brings together interdisciplinary research contributions from leading international experts to focus on key issues such as systems innovation, financing tools, governance, energy, and water management. The chapters consider not only the knowledge and technical tools available, but looks forward to how they can be implemented in real cities by 2050.

  6. Designing Urban Transformation

    Designing Urban Transformation addresses the incredible potential of urban practice to radically change cities for the better. The book focuses on a powerful question, "What can urbanism be?" by arguing that the most significant transformations occur by fundamentally rethinking concepts, practices, and outcomes. Read more...

  7. Resilient Sustainable Cities: A Future

    Bridging the increasing divide between cross-disciplinary academic insights and the latest practical innovations, Resilient Sustainable Cities provides an integrated approach for long term future planning within the context of the city as a whole system. Read more...

  8. A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment

    In a world increasingly concerned about the impact of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere on global climate, the A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment will provide an understanding of the science and the public policy and regulation intended to tackle climate change. It will spell out the essential information needed for navigating through the growing regulatory maze with confidence.

  9. Better Public Transit Systems

    Better Public Transit Systems is a complete primer for performance and investment analysis of public transportation. Whether you’re planning a major new public transit project, an extension or expansion of an existing system, or evaluating the needs of your current system, this book provides the tools you need to define your goals and objectives and conceive and analyze design alternatives. This completely revised Second Edition includes new material for students and online discussion questions, whilst remaining an essential reference book.

  10. Informed Cities

    This book provides an evaluation of the delivery of sustainable development policies, and governance processes to support these, in local governments across Europe, focusing particularly on European tools that have specifically been designed to monitor local sustainability progress. This is particularly timely given the upcoming Rio 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and the key role of local governments in delivering sustainable development policies.

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