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...
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
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
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...
John F. Bauman; Roger Biles; Kristin...
The Ever-Changing American City seeks to help readers understand the marked changes since 1945 in what constitutes a city in the United States and who lives and works...
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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...
The London Borough of Harrow has seen dramatic changes over the decades, moving gradually away from its countrified roots to become a bustling and diverse urban centre. This title takes...
A landmark debut from a Pulitzer-winning New Yorker journalist: if Dickens were alive today, this is the book he might write about India.
Rebecca Solnit; Susan Schwartzenberg
Reporting from the front line of gentrification in San Fransisco's Mission District, The author draws on architectural history, urban studies and the images of photographer Susan Schwartzenberg, to project the...
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...
Rousing manifesto on the city and the commons from the acclaimed theorist
Essays by the iconic British filmmaker on the relationship between film, cities and landscape.
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...
Lonely Planet Publications Ltd
Perfect for the armchair traveler, "The Cities Book" is filled with breathtaking photography that highlights the clamor and throng of the world's urban landscapes.