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City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age
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P. D. Smith
 
This remarkable history of urban culture worldwide, from the first city builders 7000 years ago, to today's sprawling megacities, using the form of a popular guidebook to get to the...
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Happy City: Transforming Our Lives...
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Charles Montgomery
 
From how saying hello to neighbours is just as important to your mental health as contact with close friends and family, to how gardens make us kinder, and how simple...
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Triumph of the City: How Urban Spaces...
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Edward Glaeser
 
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
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Cities Are Good for You: The Genius ...
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Leo Hollis
 
The 21st century will be the age of the city. Already over 50% of the world population live in urban centres and over the coming decades this percentage will increase....
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Nairn's Towns
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Ian Nairn; Owen Hatherley
 
Sixteen short essays on places as varied as Glasgow and Norwich, Llanidloes and Sheffield, by the finest English Architectural writer of the Twentieth Century.
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Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the...
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Tom Scocca
 
Beijing is the ultimate representation of China's political and cultural capital, of its might - and threat. For so long, the city was closed off to the world, literally built...
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Grandscapes
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Claire Harlan
 
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life,...
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Katherine Boo
 
A landmark debut from a Pulitzer-winning New Yorker journalist: if Dickens were alive today, this is the book he might write about India.
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Cities Under Siege: The New Military...
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Stephen Graham
 
How cities have become the new sites for military focus.
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Designing Ecological Habitats:...
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Designing Ecological Habitats is the third volume in the Four Keys to Sustainable Communities series and is an important and eloquent exploration of humanity's limits...
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London: The Biography
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Peter Ackroyd
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...
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Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next
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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...
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The Seduction of Place: The History...
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Joseph Rykwert
 
Joseph Rykwert explores the great cities of the modern world, examining their fabric and assessing how successfully they have met the needs of their inhabitants. The book covers city centres...
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Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in...
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Anna Minton
 
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...
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Tales from the Mall
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Ewan Morrison
 
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Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives
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Carolyn Steel
 
Examines the way in which modern food production has damaged the balance of human existence, and reveals that we have yet to resolve a centuries - old dilemma - one...
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