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121. Structure in Nature is a Strategy
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122. On Risk And Disaster: Lessons
123. Urban Design: Method and Techniques,
124. Living Bridges: The Inhabited
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125. The American City : What Works,
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126. City Levels
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127. Land-Use Planning for Sustainable
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128. London: An Architectural History
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129. Finding Lost Space: Theories of
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130. Housing As If People Mattered:
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131. The Complete Guide to Zoning
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132. One Planet Many People: Atlas
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133. Sense of the City
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134. When America Became Suburban
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135. The Vulnerability of Cities: Natural
136. Designing Disney's Theme Parks:
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137. Growing Greener: Putting Conservation
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138. Historic Preservation: Curatorial
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139. Sprawl Costs: Economic Impacts
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140. Place Matters: Metropolitics For

121. Structure in Nature is a Strategy for Design
by The MIT Press
Paperback (16 June, 1980)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Nature as design inspiration
This work provides a beautiful illustration of the structure underlying the forms manifested in nature.From the simple to complex, Pearce reveals the beauty of the geometry we enjoy in the world around us.I found this book to be an inspiration to emulate the genius of nature's design and never tire of staring at the magical shapes contained page after page.5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible book which I have ever seen!!!!
This book concerns about geometry drived from nature. This book is easy to read and offers many plausible and original geometric idea.It's best book of this kind of books. Fully illustrated and arraged. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Art    3. Design    4. Design - Decorative    5. Interior Design - General    6. Architectural structure & design    7. Architecture / General    8. City & town planning - architectural aspects   


122. On Risk And Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina
by University of Pennsylvania Press
Paperback (06 January, 2006)
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Isbn: 0812219597
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Subjects:  1. Crisis management in government    2. Disasters & Disaster Relief    3. Emergency management    4. Gulf Coast    5. Hurricane Katrina, 2005    6. Political Science    7. Politics - Current Events    8. Politics / Current Events    9. Politics/International Relations    10. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    11. Public Policy - General    12. Public Policy - Regional Planning    13. Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare    14. Social impact of disasters    15. USA    16. Urban & municipal planning   


123. Urban Design: Method and Techniques, Second Edition
by Architectural Press
Paperback (May, 2003)
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4-0 out of 5 stars consise and informative
an excellent book for urban design students, with clearly defined and sequenced content, supported by appropriate case studies. Possibly the only negative thing about the book is its "textbook" nature; but very informative, nevertheless. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Engineering - Civil    3. Landscape    4. Planning    5. Architectural structure & design    6. Architecture / Planning    7. City & town planning - architectural aspects    8. Urban & municipal planning   


124. Living Bridges: The Inhabited Bridge, Past, Present and Future (Architecture S.)
by Prestel Pub
Hardcover (February, 1997)
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Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Art    3. Bridges    4. Design and construction    5. Engineering - Civil    6. Exhibition Catalogs    7. History    8. Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings    9. Technology    10. City & town planning - architectural aspects    11. Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc   


125. The American City : What Works, What Doesn't
by McGraw-Hill Professional
Hardcover (19 June, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best textbooks I have ever owned
The writing is clear and concise and Garvin does a great job of making the material interesting and relevant!

5-0 out of 5 stars Multidiscipinary approach to Creating Change
Mr. Garvin addresses the key factors that actually create effective change for cities today.He places a heavy emphasis on sound real estate financing, but he also demonstrates the need for effective government action and political leadership to spur private develoopments.When combined with good design and a proper reading of market forces, American Cities can and will be changed for the benefit of all its citizens.3-0 out of 5 stars High on concrete details, low on theoritical underpinnings
Garvin's text is of course a classic for students of American cities. As a sourcebook on successes and failures in cities all over the country it is unsurpassed. Garvin shows a depth of knowledge in planning issues that is deeply rooted in expertise in real estate development, economics, and politics. His insights into "what works" shows a lifetime of knowing the ins and outs of how urban developments get done in the real world. Read more

Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Case studies    3. City planning    4. Planning    5. Politics / Current Events    6. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    7. Public Policy - Regional Planning    8. Sociology - Urban    9. United States    10. Urban Planning    11. Architecture / Planning    12. City & town planning - architectural aspects    13. USA    14. Urban renewal & regeneration   


126. City Levels
by Birkhauser
Paperback (01 March, 2001)
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Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. Architecture    3. Architecture, Modern    4. City planning    5. Criticism    6. Human factors    7. Planning    8. Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings    9. Sociology - Urban    10. Urban Architecture    11. Architecture / General    12. City & town planning - architectural aspects    13. Cultural studies    14. Stadtplanung    15. Theory of architecture    16. Urban communities   


127. Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development
Paperback (27 June, 2000)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Must read this book, must read it!!
Silberstein and Maser have written a must-read book for anyone interested in local community-planning with a definite sustainability twist. I read it for a paper on sustainable participation and found it to be quite easy to read; plenty of case examples and thought-provoking ideas make sure of that. I especially liked reading about the everyday problems that are so common in community-planning, it makes it easy to relate to. I rate it a four, since I�m saving the five for a fantastic book yet to come... ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Ecology    2. Environmental Engineering & Technology    3. General    4. Land use    5. Life Sciences - Ecology    6. Planning    7. Politics / Current Events    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Sustainable development    10. Technology    11. United States    12. Environmental economics    13. Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection    14. Regional & Area Planning   


128. London: An Architectural History
by Yale University Press
Hardcover (09 June, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. History - General    3. International Architecture - British    4. Architecture / History    5. City & town planning - architectural aspects    6. London, Greater London   


129. Finding Lost Space: Theories of Urban Design
by Wiley
Paperback (01 June, 1986)
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Sales Rank: 432004
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A great book
An interesting and practical book that will fire the imagination of anyone engaged in the design of public space.Read more

Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings    3. Reference    4. Architecture / Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings    5. City & town planning - architectural aspects   


130. Housing As If People Mattered: Site Design Guidelines for the Planning of Medium-Density Family Housing (California Series in Urban Development)
by University of California Press
Paperback (08 June, 1988)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Actually full of useful information!
It seems that a great number of architecture books of this type exist solely to promote the author's personal design philosophy.This book, however, is full of design guidelines based on feedback from residents of both public and private high-density housing.Many (if not most) of the guidelines could be applied to almost any housing type (from low-income public housing to high-end private developments.)At the very least, the book gets designers thinking about how people use and perceive the buildings in which they live.

5-0 out of 5 stars A very useful book
This book is both a call for better designed medium density housing and a source book on how to achieve that end. The great thing about this book is that it provides simple design and layout advice for housing projects based on detailed research and post occupancy evaluations. This book sets out what works in housing design. I think every planner or designer should have this book close at hand. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Architecture and society    3. Domestic    4. Homesites    5. Human factors    6. Planning    7. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    8. Architecture / General    9. Housing   


131. The Complete Guide to Zoning
by McGraw-Hill
Paperback (16 November, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A no-nonsense guide to understanding what zoning is
The Complete Guide To Zoning: How Real Estate Owners and Developers Can Create and Preserve Property Value is a no-nonsense guide to understanding what zoning is and how to use it to protect one's property rights and interests. Zoning and Land-Use Law controls what can be done with land and how it can be developed; The Complete Guide To Zoning offers the lay reader a very short course in the law, the importance of knowing what one has, what one wants, and how to get it, the value of creating and leveraging relationships, when to reach out for support, preparing winning applications and making successful presentations, strategies for winning zoning battles, and much more. Chapters give equal focus to pursuing one's desire to develop land commercially, or the desire to see that adjoining lands to one's residential area are not developed commercially. Written in plain terms, The Complete Guide To Zoning is highly accessible regardless of the reader's legal background, and a "must-read" for property owners everywhere.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
As the Director of Planning and Development for a mid sized city in CT for the last 16 years, I highly reccomend this book. All planners and developers should read it.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Insiders Look at Zoning
The Complete Guide to Zoning
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Subjects:  1. Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Environmental Planning And Management    4. Land Use    5. Land Utilization    6. Law    7. Public Policy - Regional Planning    8. Real Estate    9. Real Estate - General    10. United States    11. Zoning law    12. Business & Economics / Real Estate    13. Reference   


132. One Planet Many People: Atlas of our Changing Environment
by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Hardcover (03 June, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars presents a global view of change
This book deserves to be in many libraries. It gives a very visual and understandable commentary on many environmental trends around the globe. Under the auspices of the United Nations, the book lets you step back from any local environmental issues and take in the big picture.
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Subjects:  1. Environmental Impact Analysis    2. Environmental Policy    3. Environmental Science    4. Environmental Studies    5. Political Science    6. Politics/International Relations    7. Public Policy - Environmental Policy    8. Reference    9. Remote sensing   


133. Sense of the City
by Lars Muller
Hardcover (01 February, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Criticism    3. Planning    4. Architectural structure & design    5. City & town planning - architectural aspects    6. Urban & municipal planning   


134. When America Became Suburban
by Univ Of Minnesota Press
Paperback (25 August, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Demography    2. History    3. History - U.S.    4. Social History    5. Social Science    6. Sociology    7. Sociology - Urban    8. Suburbs    9. United States    10. United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)    11. Urbanization    12. Social Science / Sociology / Urban    13. USA    14. Urban & municipal planning    15. Urban communities   


135. The Vulnerability of Cities: Natural Disaster and Social Resilience
by Earthscan
Paperback (June, 2003)
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Subjects:  1. Developing countries    2. Development - Economic Development    3. Disaster Relief & Rescue Operations    4. Disaster relief    5. Natural disasters    6. Social Science    7. Sociology    8. Sociology - Urban    9. Urban ecology    10. Urbanization    11. Human geography    12. Social Science / Sociology / Urban    13. Social impact of disasters    14. Urban & municipal planning    15. Urban communities   


136. Designing Disney's Theme Parks: The Architecture of Reassurance
by Flammarion
Hardcover (15 February, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Book on Disney
This book is great! I also want to be a Disney Imagieer. I already designed some cool, new rides. I hope I become an Imagineer! See Ya!

5-0 out of 5 stars One of our TOP TEN Books on the Walt Disney Studios
While created as a companion text to the 1997 exhibition hosted by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), this remarkable record is as fascinating to Disney fans and collectors as it is valuable to researchers and scholars.One feast at this banquet table will never be enough.Readers will be returning to this masterwork for decades to come.5-0 out of 5 stars Designers, Disney-fans, Architects, Dreamers...listen up!
This book is amazing. It immediately captured me. It gives valuable insight on the vison of disneys world and on how this vision becomes tangible. Read more

Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Criticism    3. Exhibition Catalogs    4. Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings    5. Architecture / General    6. City & town planning - architectural aspects    7. Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc   


137. Growing Greener: Putting Conservation Into Local Plans And Ordinances
by Island Press
Paperback (01 November, 1999)
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Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. City planning    3. Conservation Of Natural Resources (General)    4. Conservation of natural resources    5. Development - Sustainable Development    6. Environmental    7. Environmental Conservation & Protection - General    8. Environmental Planning And Management    9. Environmental aspects    10. Land Use    11. Land subdivision    12. Law    13. Planning    14. Politics/International Relations    15. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    16. United States    17. Architecture / Planning    18. City & town planning - architectural aspects    19. Conservation of the environment    20. Environment law    21. Management of land & natural resources    22. Political Science / Public Policy    23. Property, real estate, land & tenancy law   


138. Historic Preservation: Curatorial Management of the Built World
by University of Virginia Press
Paperback (April, 1990)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Historic Preservation: Curatorial Mgmt of the Built World
The content is, of course, excellent, and deserves 5 stars.The editing, however, is shoddy and annoying.It's a pity Fitch couldn't see a professional copy of his classic work before he died.5-0 out of 5 stars Curatorial Management of the Built World, Historic preservat
A very fine book and is used in my graduate "Philosophy of Preservation" course at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. We are the largest undergraduate and graduatepreservation program in the country and this book is of the quality that wedemand. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Architectural Preservation And Restoration    2. Architecture    3. Conservation and restoration    4. General    5. Historic buildings    6. Historic preservation    7. Reference    8. City & town planning - architectural aspects    9. Conservation of buildings & building materials   


139. Sprawl Costs: Economic Impacts of Unchecked Development
by Island Press
Paperback (05 June, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Potent ammo against unchecked growth
As a rural resident trying to help my town control predatory developers and manage issues of growth and land use, this book is a potent tool, a fact that is clearly disturbing to some who stand to profit handsomely from sprawl, like the automobile and oil companies, the large-scale construction industries, millionaire developers, automobile manufacturers, and big-box national retailers.
2-0 out of 5 stars Will We Become a Nation of Renters?
According to an article by Wendell Cox, senior fellow for The Heartland Institute, this book rehashes the tired claims about suburbanization (pejoratively called "urban sprawl") being unnecessarily costly. In fact, however, Sprawl Costs: Economic Impacts of Unchecked Development (by Robert Burchell, Anthony Downs, Barbara McCann, and Sahan Mukheri) relies on prospective data that is soundly refuted by reality.
5-0 out of 5 stars Sprawl on our wallets
I just heard one of the authors on talk radio out here and must say that I was blown away by the amount of money sprawl costs every year.Just making a list of the items that tap into our tax dollars is staggering: schools, highways, sewers, electricity, water.And if you watch a new housing development going into the desert, this fact is so obvious---much of the bill must be paid by all the rest of us, how else could they afford all those big costs.So I know the argument for sprawl is that if we didn't have it, housing prices would go through the roof.But one sensible point this author made is that with a very limited change in the way we live, would result in a massive savings to our government spending.So I hope people will listen to this message cause it seems to make sense to me.Looking forward to reading the book, and I hope government officials will as well. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Cities and towns    3. Development - Economic Development    4. Economic aspects    5. Environmental Conservation & Protection - General    6. Environmental Planning And Management    7. Environmental aspects    8. Growth    9. Land Utilization    10. Landscape    11. Planning    12. Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.    13. Suburbs    14. United States    15. Architecture / Planning    16. Business & Economics / Sustainable Development    17. Development economics    18. The Environment   


140. Place Matters: Metropolitics For The Twenty-First Century (Studies in Government and Public Policy)
by University Press of Kansas
Paperback (28 January, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This book details in stark clarity the dilemma facing our urban environment today. We ignore it's lessons at our peril. Place Matters shows how we have systematically set up a system of the haves and have nots. Literally a tale of two cities. It is crucially important that we involve ourselves in the electoral process because who we elect most definitely determines how wealth and power are distributed in the United States of America. This book is a cogent coherent collection of mind blowing data about discriminatory social engineering against our urban environment.

1-0 out of 5 stars Place Matters:A Policy Disaster
The policy recommendations put forth by the authors of Place Matters are the most absurd thing that you will ever read.It doesn't matter where you are on the political spectrum.This is frankly the stupidest idea that you will ever hear to help solve the problems of inner city America.3-0 out of 5 stars i.e. How Progressives Think, For Dummies
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