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An anatomy of failed-state Britain, by the author of A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain.
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"Although the live-work concept is now accepted among progressive urban design and planning professionals, the specifics that define the term, and its application, remain sketchy. This encyclopedic work is sure...
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The Reshaping of British Railways is a piece of railway history every dedicated enthusiast will want in their collection.
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How to plan for a sustainable and equitable urban future.
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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...
Rousing manifesto on the city and the commons from the acclaimed theorist
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Darkly humorous architectural guide to the decrepit new Britain that neoliberalism built.
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The author has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive, and he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. In this book, he reveals the invisible...