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Making People Friendly Towns

Author : Francis Tibbalds
ISBN : 9781134558636
Genre : Architecture
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Making People-Friendly Towns explores the way our towns and cities, particularly their central areas, look and feel to all their users and discusses their design, maintenance and management. Francis Tibbalds provides a new philosophical approach to the problem, suggesting that places as a whole matter much more than the individual components that make up the urban environment such as buildings, roads and parks. This informative book suggests the way forward for professionals, decision-makers and all those who care about the future of our urban environment and points the reader in the direction of a wealth of living examples of successful town planning.

Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood

Author : David Rudlin
ISBN : 9781136434891
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 57. 75 MB
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This successful title, previously known as 'Building the 21st Century Home' and now in its second edition, explores and explains the trends and issues that underlie the renaissance of UK towns and cities and describes the sustainable urban neighbourhood as a model for rebuilding urban areas. The book reviews the way that planning policies, architectural trends and economic forces have undermined the viability of urban areas in Britain since the Industrial Revolution. Now that much post-war planning philosophy is being discredited we are left with few urban models other than garden city inspired suburbia. Are these appropriate in the 21st century given environmental concerns, demographic change, social and economic pressures? The authors suggest that these trends point to a very different urban future. The authors argue that we must reform our towns and cities so that they become attractive, humane places where people will choose to live. The Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood is a model for such reform and the book describes what this would look like and how it might be brought about.

Business Improvement Districts

Author : Goktug Morcol
ISBN : 9781351572859
Genre : Political Science
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Initiated and governed by property or business owners under the authorization of state and local governments, business improvement districts (BIDs) have received a very mixed reception. To some, they are innovative examples of self-governance and public-private partnerships; to others, they are yet another example of the movement toward the privatization of what should be inherent government responsibilities. Among the first books to present a collection of scholarly work on the subject, Business Improvement Districts: Research, Theories, and Controversies brings together renowned leaders in the field to compile the highest-quality theoretical, legal, and empirical studies into one comprehensive volume. Investigating fundamental concerns at the core of the debate, as well as potential solutions, this groundbreaking resource: Tackles the need for improved problem solving and efficiency in service delivery Examines new and innovative policy tools for both the public and private sectors Evaluates whether BIDs do ignore the needs and voices of residential property owners Discusses the challenge created by social segregation in cities Addresses lack of accountability by BIDs to the public and elected representatives From different perspectives, leading practitioners and academics analyze the pros and cons of BIDs both in the United States and around the world. They look at their impact on urban planning and retail revitalization, consider their legal implications, and explore ways to measure BID performance. Filled with case studies of urban centers including San Diego, Atlanta, New York, Toronto, and Capetown, and state models such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania, this examination bring together essential information for researchers as well as those leaders and policy makers looking to adopt a BID model or improve one already in place.

Architects Today

Author : Kester Rattenbury
ISBN : 1856694925
Genre : Architecture
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Have you ever wanted to have information about the world's most influential architects at your fingertips? Written by three architectural journalists, this book cuts the world's greatest and most provocative practicing architects down to sizeboth the old and established and the rising stars. With two fully illustrated pages for each architect, a clear, lively design, and an alphabetical organization, Architects Today breaks down the usual arcane architectural categorizations. It offers an insight and introduction to key contemporary architects as well as a snapshot of the varied nature of todays architecture. For each architect, the book gives key biographical information as well as illustrations of their most representative and iconic buildings, and an assessment of their place in the international scene. This volume will appeal to anyone interested in contemporary architecture, as both an introduction and as a handy reference source.

R S A Journal

Author : Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)
ISBN : UOM:39015081548151
Genre : Arts
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Urban India

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ISBN : MINN:31951D03037593X
Genre : Cities and towns
File Size : 68. 41 MB
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The Town Planning Review

Author : Sir Patrick Abercrombie
ISBN : UOM:39015048139664
Genre : Cities and towns
File Size : 56. 85 MB
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Living Space

Author : Claire Freeman
ISBN : UOM:39015059984016
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 55. 34 MB
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The sustainable development of communities, regions, nations and the planet has been increasingly debated since the Rio Summit of 1992. Issues such as urban form, the relationship between urban areas and their rural hinterland, urban versus rural lifestyles, modes of transport, social justice, urban renewal and growing multicultural communities are all relevant. This book brings together the work of some of the people whose job it is to explore the concept of sustainability and its application to New Zealand settlements.

The Architects Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015020418441
Genre : Architecture
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Innovative Policies For Sustainable Urban Development

Author : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017780045
Genre : Business & Economics
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