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81. The Birth of City Planning in
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82. Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods
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83. Building Communities from the
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84. Cities in the Wilderness: A New
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85. City of Quartz: Excavating the
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86. Sprawl: A Compact History
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87. City Sense and City Design: Writings
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88. Rethinking Architecture
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89. Effective Environmental Assessments:
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90. Strategic Airport Planning
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91. The Art of City Making
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92. Participation: The New Tyranny
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93. Environmental Assessment
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94. Transportation and Sustainable
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95. Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our
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96. Practical Ecology for Planners,
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97. The Urban Origins of Suburban
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98. Scenario Planning Handbook: Developing
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99. The Contested City
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100. New Waterscapes: Planning, Building

81. The Birth of City Planning in the United States, 1840--1917 (Creating the North American Landscape)
by The Johns Hopkins University Press
Hardcover (10 September, 2003)
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Subjects:  1. Cities and towns    2. City planning    3. General    4. History    5. Housing & Urban Development    6. Law    7. Planning    8. Social conditions    9. Sociology    10. Sociology - Urban    11. United States    12. 20th century    13. Nature / Natural Resources    14. Social history    15. USA    16. Urban & municipal planning    17. c 1800 to c 1900    18. c 1900 - c 1914   


82. Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods in Urban Analysis
by Esri Press
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Subjects:  1. City planning    2. Computers - General Information    3. Earth Sciences - Geography    4. General    5. Geographic information systems    6. Information Systems (Geography)    7. Political Science    8. Politics / Current Events    9. Politics/International Relations    10. Programming - General    11. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    12. Urban Planning    13. Cartography, geodesy & geographic information systems (GIS)    14. Computers / General    15. Urban & municipal planning   


83. Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community's Assets
by ACTA Publications
Paperback (March, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Kretzmann and McKnight help us see through new eyes.
Building Communities from the Inside Out guidesreaders to a new, asset-based approach to community building that proves everyone has a gift to share. The book offers practical advice, helpful tools, and powerfulstories that help us see communities in new ways--as treasure troves oftalent.Kretzmann and McKnight's front-line experience working withneighborhoods across America has created a vital tool for transforming cityblocks into neighborhoods and isolated residents into change agents.Foranyone who longs to make a difference, this book is a MUST! I am apartner in a consulting firm that guides healthy community initiativesacross America--this book is one of my most valued resources.

5-0 out of 5 stars Revolutionary new paradigm for community development
Graphics a little clunky.Besides that, this is an outstanding book, withoutstanding success stories and ideas, on building local"capacity" to handle projects.Everyone in the field, in myarea, is excited about the ideas in this book. The authors are even betterin person.You cannot understand the field without the ideas in this book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Business/Economics    2. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    3. Reference    4. Religion    5. Sociology    6. Sociology - Urban    7. Christian communities & monasticism    8. Christian social thought & activity   


84. Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America
by Island Press
Hardcover (26 August, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Rational Thoughts on a Typically Irrational Topic
Babbitt begins by telling us that relentless building of highways have spearheaded landscape destruction as land speculators and developers follow.Local governments generally have neither the political will, expertise, nor financial resources to stand up to well-financed developers and their political contributions.Babbitt then goes on to make the case for federal leadership in making land use regulation more effective, and uses examples from his experience involving the Everglades, Southern California, and the Chesapeake Bay to make the point.
4-0 out of 5 stars A good prescription for a "realistic" 21st century environmentalism
I use "realistic" in scare quotes as an alternative to "idealistic" environmentalism without commenting on the moral value or desirability of either approach.
5-0 out of 5 stars Book Review
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Subjects:  1. Biography & Autobiography    2. Biography/Autobiography    3. Environmental Conservation & Protection - General    4. Government policy    5. Land Use    6. Management    7. Planning    8. Political    9. Politics - Current Events    10. Politics / Current Events    11. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    12. Public Policy - Environmental Policy    13. United States    14. Wilderness areas    15. Biography & Autobiography / Political    16. Law / Land Use    17. Management of land & natural resources    18. USA   


85. City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles, New Edition
by Verso
Paperback (19 September, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    2. Social Science    3. Sociology    4. Sociology - Urban    5. California    6. Cultural studies    7. Political Science / City Planning & Urban Development    8. Social history    9. Urban communities   


86. Sprawl: A Compact History
by University Of Chicago Press
Hardcover (01 November, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Cost of Stopping Sprawl
As a resident of San Jose, CA, the second Smart Growth City following Portland, OR.To prevent Sprawl we instituted an Urban Growth Boundary in 1974. Our home prices now average $750,000 and only 15% can afford an averaged priced home. The family arrived in San Jose in 1896 and the grand kids are now in College. Our planning for them is to live downtown in a high-rise and ride light-rail or commute to Stockton 60 miles away. Builders are paying one to three million an acre which eliminates any possibility of single family homes on their own lots. Adjacent is the flat Coyote Valley of 7,000 acres which has been under planning study for 20 years but developing it could be called Sprawl. Preventing Sprawl trumps the childrens' housing. We can and must do better.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too "compact" for it's own good.
Although this book had some interesting things to say, it was, in general, too "compact" for its own good. Bruegmann's arguments against traditional anti-sprawl histories read more like a jedi mind trick than a careful argument. A more careful argument with more supporting facts would have added to the book. As it is, it seems to me that this book will do little to change anyone's view of the 21st century city.

5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful, Objective, Shortsighted
Sprawl, right or wrong, has been with us through the ages.Bruegmann objectively debunks many myths about sprawl's history and its modern manifestations.The book's failing is to project future consequences. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Cities and towns    2. City planning    3. General    4. Growth    5. History    6. History: World    7. Land use    8. Planning    9. Sociology    10. Sociology - Urban    11. Urban policy    12. Development studies    13. History / General    14. USA    15. Urban & municipal planning    16. Urban communities   


87. City Sense and City Design: Writings and Projects of Kevin Lynch
by The MIT Press
Paperback (27 March, 1995)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Cities are human!
This is THE BOOK for anyone -not exclusively urban planners- who wants to understand not only the physical form of the city, but how its citizens interact with the urban landscape. Through his experience and observation,Lynch reminds us that the most important component of a city -the reasonwhy they are built- are its inhabitants.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lynch's researches and projects brilliantly organized
Michael Southworth and Tridib Banerjee, former students of Kevin Lynch at MIT's School of Urban Studies and Planning, have organized a brilliant collection of most of Lynch's works. Here we can find his seminal ideas pointed out trough his researches in the field of environmental perception, as well as his urban design projects. The book still presents a good biography of Lynch and serves as a very interesting complement to the books that this fundamental author wrote. It is an extremely important work both to architectural and urban design students as well as to professionals and researches. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. General    3. Planning    4. Political Freedom & Security - International Secur    5. Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings    6. Sociology    7. Architecture / Planning    8. City & town planning - architectural aspects   


88. Rethinking Architecture
by Spon Press
Paperback (21 March, 1997)
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4-0 out of 5 stars solid choice of readings
Contrary to the opinion of the fellow who gave this book 1 star, this book has an excellent selection of essays from many key 20th century thinkers (including three essays and 1 extract from Heidegger, which should be enough to undermine the critic's credibility).For the most part, they are presented unedited in full.Many of the selections are must-reads for people who wish to understand particular periods in the history of modern architecture, and it is nice to have them all together under a single cover.

1-0 out of 5 stars Mis-reading architecture
I read this book and was instantly struck by the mis-representation and editing of the theories of some of the centuries most important thinkers.The discourse is limited to a one-dimensional view of architectural theory that seems to dismiss the most potent ideas of critical theory and radical critique. The book is structured around themed chapters containing several extracts with a logic of "this is a critique of this" in a rather naive way.The author's ommission of Heidegger's thinking is bizarre and his critique of Loos misses out the crucial influence of the intellectual milieu of early 20th century Vienna (Kraus, Wittgenstein etc.). Some interesting lesser known figures are brought to light (Kracauer for example)and there is some fantastic material here extracted from larger works, but be warned! this is a book with its own agenda.

1-0 out of 5 stars Mis-reading architecture
I read this book and was instantly struck by the mis-representation and editing of the theories of some of the centuries most important thinkers.The discourse is limited to a one-dimensional view of architectural theory that seems to dismiss the most potent ideas of critical theory and radical critique. The book is structured around themed chapters containing several extracts with a logic of "this is a critique of this" in a rather naive way.The author's ommission of Heidegger's thinking is bizarre and his critique of Loos misses out the crucial influence of the intellectual milieu of early 20th century Vienna (Kraus, Wittgenstein etc.). Some interesting lesser known figures are brought to light (Kracauer for example)and there is some fantastic material here extracted from larger works, but be warned! this is a book with its own agenda. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Criticism    3. History - General    4. Philosophy    5. Planning    6. Architecture / General    7. City & town planning - architectural aspects    8. Cultural studies    9. Theory of architecture   


89. Effective Environmental Assessments: How to Manage and Prepare NEPA EAs
Hardcover (15 January, 2001)
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Subjects:  1. Environmental Engineering & Technology    2. Environmental Impact Analysis    3. Environmental Monitoring    4. Environmental Science    5. Environmental Studies    6. Environmental impact statement    7. Environmental impact statements    8. National Environmental Policy    9. Public Policy - Regional Planning    10. Science    11. Science/Mathematics    12. Technical Writing    13. United States    14. Law / Environmental    15. Pollution & threats to the environment   


90. Strategic Airport Planning
by Pergamon
Hardcover (01 February, 1999)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Forget this poor piece of literature
I have seen, read and used a lot of other books in my work as an Airport Consultant. This book is so ridiculously topical that it amazes me someone took the time and effort to publish it! It's so expensive as well. Thisbook provides no answers at all to the problems surrounding strategicairport planning. The forecasting is weak and goes nowhere, the designparts have been done elsewhere and better than this book, the case studiesare an exercise in adhocracy. The first rule in airport planning is not touse airport systems in developing countries as examples for they're builtwith no attention whatsoever to what is appropriate or what is needed. Fora book that was supposed to help in planning airports, the authors have notplanned this book out well at all, there is no fluidity whatsoever. Icannot see this book helping any airport planners or enthusiasts anywhere,I am bitterly disappointed at having purchased this book. I expected usefulanswers. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Airports    2. Aviation - General    3. Business & Economics    4. Business/Economics    5. Engineering - Civil    6. General    7. History    8. Planning    9. Sociology    10. Transportation    11. City & town planning - architectural aspects    12. Transportation / General   


91. The Art of City Making
by Earthscan
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Subjects:  1. City and town life    2. City planning    3. Planning    4. Politics / Current Events    5. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    6. Public Policy - General    7. Social Science    8. Sociology    9. Sociology - Urban    10. Architecture / Planning    11. City & town planning - architectural aspects    12. Urban & municipal planning    13. Urban communities   


92. Participation: The New Tyranny
by Zed Books
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Subjects:  1. Community development    2. Economic development    3. Epistemology    4. Management    5. Participatory rural appraisal    6. Philosophy    7. Politics / Current Events    8. Politics/International Relations    9. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    10. Development studies    11. International relations   


93. Environmental Assessment
by McGraw-Hill Professional
Hardcover (13 September, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Must-have book for those who care about the Environment
OVERVIEW.This book is written by scientists, engineers and economists who have been at the forefront of environmental assessment and the incorporation of industrial ecology in environmental assessments since 1970 when the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) was passed.As practitioners and academicians, the authors apply their wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise gained over the past three decades to (1) bring order to the chaotic mass of environmental legislation, regulation, executive orders, policy acts, documents, and reports; and to (2) provide readers with a systematic, interdisciplinary step-by-step procedure for preparing environmental assessments and statements.They solve the problem, and help reader's solve the particular manifestation of the problem in the reader's life.Read more

Subjects:  1. Environmental Engineering & Technology    2. Environmental Impact Analysis    3. Environmental Monitoring    4. Environmental Science    5. Environmental policy    6. Natural Resources    7. Political Science    8. Public Policy - Regional Planning    9. Science/Mathematics    10. Technology & Industrial Arts    11. United States    12. Environment law    13. Technology / Environmental    14. USA   


94. Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities: Issues, Examples, Solutions
by Island Press
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4-0 out of 5 stars Getting to school
Of the many problems Americans frequently complain about, one has been lurking under the radar over the last several decades, and has occasionally surfaced in nasty fights at the state and local government level.This problem is that of transportation to and from college campuses.As the US population grows, the availability of open land goes down, and the number of college students increase, physical access to colleges has become a perennial issue in many states.I came to discover this in the past decade.First as a student, and now as a staff scientist at Arizona State University, I have been at ASU since 1994.In that time, I have watched parking at ASU go from great, to downright horrible.
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95. Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century
by Touchstone Press
Paperback (26 March, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Progressing back to a scale of living that will benefit humans in the future as well
If Ownership Society (G.W. Bush) instead of Great Society (L.B Johnson) sounds good to you, then US Suburbia is right for you.
3-0 out of 5 stars Breaks No new Ground

3-0 out of 5 stars Ideas: B+. Writing: C-.
I bought the book after reading the back cover copy, thinking it would be interesting because cities have always fascinated me. Well, it is hard to describe exactly how I felt reading the book. It was very incisive and eye-opening in explaining why suburban life creates the disconnectedness, the apathy, and the isolation so many people feel--and how the cities in their present state induce the rage and crime typical of those environments. In that respect it was interesting, but I didn't make it to the end of the book because:
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Subjects:  1. Aesthetics    2. Architecture    3. City planning    4. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    5. Sociology    6. Sociology - Urban    7. United States    8. Urban beautification    9. 21st century    10. Regional & Area Planning    11. Social Science / Sociology / Urban    12. Sociology, Social Studies   


96. Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens
by Island Press
Paperback (06 December, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting as well as Practical Ecology
This is an interesting and articulate book for both the specialist and the general reader who cares about a healthy world.It is of significant practical value while at the same time it presents a coherent background of information on which to base action. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. City planning    3. Conservation Of Natural Resources (General)    4. Effect of human beings on    5. Environmental Conservation & Protection - General    6. Environmental Planning And Management    7. Environmental aspects    8. Land use    9. Landscape    10. Nature    11. Planning    12. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    13. Architecture / Planning    14. Human ecology    15. Nature / Forests & Forestry    16. Regional & Area Planning   


97. The Urban Origins of Suburban Autonomy
by Harvard University Press
Hardcover (28 February, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars this book is amazing
I never thought that a book about things like the sewer system of Bayonne could be such a page turner.Dr. Dilworth has a unique perspective on the birth and growth of the american exurb, and provides a valuable resource for both scholars working in the field and students interested in urban planning and issues. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Environmental Science    2. History    3. History & Theory - General    4. Infrastructure (Economics)    5. Metropolitan areas    6. Political Process - General    7. Politics / Current Events    8. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    9. Science    10. Science/Mathematics    11. Suburbs    12. United States    13. Political Science / City Planning & Urban Development    14. Urban communities   


98. Scenario Planning Handbook: Developing Strategies in Uncertain Times
by South-Western Educational Pub
Hardcover (09 June, 2006)
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99. The Contested City
by Princeton University Press
Paperback (19 October, 1983)
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Subjects:  1. Boston (Mass.)    2. Federal-city relations    3. Government - U.S. Government    4. Politics / Current Events    5. Politics and government    6. Public Affairs & Administration    7. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    8. San Francisco (Calif.)    9. Social Science    10. Sociology    11. Sociology - General    12. United States    13. American History    14. Local government    15. Political Science / City Planning & Urban Development    16. Political Science and International Relations    17. Political Science-Government - U.S. Government    18. Political Science-Public Affairs & Administration    19. Social Science / Sociology / Urban    20. USA    21. Urban communities   


100. New Waterscapes: Planning, Building and Designing with Water
by Birkhauser
Hardcover (01 January, 2006)
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