P. D. Smith
Drawing on a wide range of examples from cities across the world and throughout history, this book explores the reasons why people first built cities and why urban populations grow...
Fascinating, entertaining, radical and impassioned, Cities Are Good for You is a rallying cry for 21st-Century living
A compellingly readable, critically acclaimed, agenda-setting account of how and why cities function as they do and why so many of us choose to live in them
Manifesto on the urban commons from the acclaimed theorist.
Dennis R. Judd; Dick Simpson
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Describes London from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs. This title includes chapters on the history of silence and...
Matthew Beaumont; Gregory Dart
The metropolis is a site of endless making and unmaking. From the attempt to imagine a city-symphony to the cinematic tradition that runs from Walter Ruttmann to Terence Davies, this...
B. Johansson; Lars-Goran Mattsson
Road pricing (tolls, etc.) as a means of generating revenue for infrastructure investment has become a major policy option in both Europe and North America. It can...
Presents accounts of drug addicts on the streets of New York, and demonstrates how addicts are structurally vulnerable to the larger sociocultural system within which they live. This book describes...
Camila Batmanghelidjh; Kids Company
Kids Company, a leading London charity supported by Prince Charles, Helen Mirren and Stephen Fry, presents the voices of some of London's children. This book is a part of a...
Have these gleaming business districts, mega malls and gated developments led to 'regeneration', or have they intensified social divisions and made us more fearful of each other? This book reveals...
John Kasarda; Greg Lindsay
From Dubai to Amsterdam, Memphis to South Korea, a phenomenon is reshaping the way we live and transforming the way we do business: the aerotropolis. This title looks at how...
Are we now so self-absorbed that we take little interest in the world beyond our own lives? Or has public life left no place for individuals to participate? This title...
David Sloan Wilson
A top evolutionist uses his science to address the challenges of a typical American city.
Situated in an area roughly corresponding to Iraq, Mesopotamia is one of the great, ancient civilizations. Yet, over 7,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, the very first cities were created. This...