Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning, and the World’s by John R. Gold,Margaret M. Gold

By John R. Gold,Margaret M. Gold

The first variation of Olympic towns, released in 2007, supplied a pioneering evaluate of the altering courting among towns and the fashionable Olympic video games. This considerably revised and enlarged 3rd version builds at the luck of its predecessors. the 1st of its 3 elements offers overviews of the city legacy of the 4 part Olympic fairs: the summer time video games; wintry weather video games; Cultural Olympiads; and the Paralympics. the second one half comprisessystematic surveys of 7 key features of task taken with staging the Olympics: finance; position merchandising; the construction of Olympic Villages; safeguard; city regeneration; tourism; and delivery. the ultimate half involves 9 chronologically prepared pics of host towns, from 1936 to 2020, with specific emphasis at the six summer season Olympic and Paralympic video games of the twenty-first century.

As controversy over the transforming into dimension and price of the Olympics, with linked problems with responsibility and legacy, keeps unabated, this book’s incisive and well timed overview of the video games’ improvement and the complicated agendas that host towns connect to the development should be crucial analyzing for a large viewers. this may comprise not only city and activities historians, city geographers, occasion managers and planners, but additionally somebody with an curiosity within the staging of mega-events and anxious with construction a greater knowing of the connection among towns, recreation and culture.

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Creating Low Carbon Cities by Shobhakar Dhakal,Matthias Ruth

By Shobhakar Dhakal,Matthias Ruth

This ebook addresses key subject matters within the present deliberations and debates on low carbon towns which are underway globally. Contributions by means of specialists from world wide specialize in the most important components required for developing low carbon towns. those comprise applicable infrastructure, making sure co-benefits of weather activities, making most sensible use of knowledge and knowledge, right accounting of emissions, and social components equivalent to behavioral switch. Readers will achieve a greater knowing of those drivers and discover capability transformation pathways for cities.

Particular emphasis is given to the present state of affairs of power intake and greenhouse fuel (GHG) emissions on the city point, stressing the complexity of measuring GHG emissions from towns. Chapters additionally shed new mild at the long term transformation pathways in the direction of low carbon. This publication discusses key demanding situations and possibilities in these kinds of domain names to assist in developing low carbon towns, making it of price to coverage makers, researchers in academia and specialists engaged on weather switch and effort issues.

“The low carbon towns schedule is of daring ambition and calls for speedy societal transformation. This booklet presents valuable info and research on how the pursuits of this time table could be completed and what is going to be the numerous stumbling blocks within the method. The content material within the publication is going lower than the skin to bare on-the-ground fiscal, engineering and fairness matters which are on the middle of the Paris weather contract and the consequent coverage debates. during this means, developing Low Carbon Cities serves as a serious scholarly benchmark and as a toolkit for additional action."

William Solecki, Professor, Institute for Sustainable towns, urban college of recent York

"Creating Low Carbon towns presents a refreshingly severe method of low-carbon city improvement, what has been accomplished thus far and the demanding situations forward. it will likely be an enormous data-driven source for neighborhood leaders, sustainability practitioners and concrete planners.”

Ms. Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary basic, ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability

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Good Neighbors: Gentrifying Diversity in Boston’s South End by Sylvie Tissot,David Broder

By Sylvie Tissot,David Broder

What we speak about once we discuss gentrification

Does gentrification damage variety? Or does it thrive on it? Boston’s South finish, a mythical working-class local with the biggest Victorian brick row residence district within the usa and a celebrated acceptance for variety, has develop into lately a flashpoint for the issues of gentrification. It has born witness to the type of fast transformation resulting in pitched battles over the category and race politics during the kingdom and certainly the modern world.

This refined examine of a storied city local unearths the best way that upper-middle-class beginners have situated themselves as champions of variety, and the way their mobilization round this key idea has reordered classification divisions instead of abolished them.

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The Making of Urban Europe, 1000–1994 by Paul M. HOHENBERG,Lynn Hollen Lees

By Paul M. HOHENBERG,Lynn Hollen Lees

Europe grew to become a land of towns over the last millennium. the tale informed during this e-book starts with North Sea and Mediterranean investors crusing clear of Dorestad and Amalfi, and with warrior kings construction castles to improve their conquests. It tells of the dynamism of fabric cities in Flanders and eire. whereas London and Hamburg flourished through achieving out to the area and as soon as bright Spanish towns slid into somnlence, a Russian city community slowly grew to rival that of the West. Later because the tide of industrialization swept over Europe, the main extreme city striving after which settled again into the service provider towns and baroque capitals of an prior period.

by way of tracing the large-scale precesses of social, fiscal, and political swap inside towns, in addition to the evolving relationships among city and kingdom and among urban and town, the authors current an unique synthsis of ecu urbanization inside a world context. They divide their examine into 3 time classes, making the early glossy period even more than an insignificant transition from preindustrial to commercial economies. via either normal analyzes and incisive case reports, Hohenberg and Lees exhibit how towns originated and what conditioned their early improvement and later progress. How did city job reply to demographic and techological alterations? Did the social effects of city existence commence degradation or encourage integration and cultural renewal? New analytical instruments instructed by means of a structures view of city family members yield a shiny twin photograph of towns either as parts in a neighborhood and nationwide heirarchy of vital locations and likewise as junctions in a transnational community for the alternate of products, info, and impact.

A lucid textual content is supplemented by means of various maps, illustrations, figures, and tables, and via vast bibliography. either a basic and a scholarly viewers will locate this booklet engrossing studying.

Table of Contents:

advent: Urdanization in point of view

PART I: The Preindustrial Age: 11th to Fourteenth Centuries
1. constitution and features of Medieval Towns
2. structures of Early Cities
three. The Demography of Preindustrial Cities
PART II: the economic Age: Fourteenth to Eighteenth Centuries
four. towns within the Early sleek ecu Economy
five. past Baroque Urbanism
PART III: the commercial Age: Eighteenth to 20th Centuries
6. business and the Cities
7. city progress and concrete Systems
eight. The Human outcomes of business Urbanization
nine. The Evolution and keep an eye on of city Space
10. Europe's towns within the 20th Century

Appendix A: A Cyclical version of an Economy
Appendix B: dimension Distributions and the Ranks-Size Rule


Reviews of this ebook:
A readable and impressive creation to the lengthy historical past of ecu urbanization.
--Economic background Review

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A trailblazing background of the transformation of Europe.
--John Barkham Reviews

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A marvelously compendious account of a millennium of city improvement, which accomplishes that almost all tricky of assignments, to layout a piece that would thoroughly introduce the newcomer to the topic and even as stimulate expert colleagues to check positions.
--Urban Studies

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Non-Plan: Essays on Freedom, Participation and Change in by Jonathan Hughes,Simon Sadler

By Jonathan Hughes,Simon Sadler

Non-Plan explores methods of concerning humans within the layout in their environments - a aim which transgresses political different types of 'right' and 'left'. makes an attempt to avoid making plans paperwork and architectural inertia have ranged from free-market firm zones, to self-build housing, and from squatting to stylish applied sciences of prefabrication. but all have shared in a wish to allow humans form the equipped atmosphere they wish to dwell and paintings in.

How can structures larger replicate the desires in their population? How can towns larger facilitate the paintings and game in their many populaces? Modernism had promised a functionalist method of resolving the architectural wishes of the twentieth-century, but the layout of towns and constructions usually seems to confound the desires of these who use them - their layout and structure being hugely regulated by means of restrictive laws, making plans controls and bureaucracy.

Non-Plan considers the theoretical and conceptual frameworks during which structure and urbanism have sought to problem entrenched limitations of keep an eye on, targeting the architectural background of the post-war interval to the current day. This provocative ebook may be of curiosity to architects, planners and scholars of structure, layout, town-planning and architectural heritage. Its participants contain architects, critics and historians, together with many whose paintings assisted in shaping the Non-Plan debate through the interval.

List of members: Cedric fee, Benjamin Franks, Elizabeth Lebas, Eleonore Kofman, Ben Highmore, Yona Friedman, Paul Barker, Clara Greed, Barry Curtis, Colin Ward, Ian Horton, John Beck, Chinedu Umenyilora and Malcolm Miles.

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Nine-tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the by Hannah Dobbz

By Hannah Dobbz

"Millions of foreclosed houses and deserted constructions on one hand; hundreds of thousands of american citizens determined for warm safeguard at the different. Hannah Dobbz makes the mandatory addition of assets and wishes in a ebook that's either an excellent background of squatting within the united states and a template for the subsequent degree of the Occupy movement.--Mike Davis, writer of Planet of Slums and Buda's Wagon

How does "property" healthy into designs for an equitable society? Nine-tenths of the Law examines the historical past of squatting and estate struggles within the usa, from colonialism to 20th century city squatting and the foreclosures difficulty of the past due 2000s, and the way such resistance events form the legislations. tales from our such a lot hard-hit American towns express that estate is really in crisis:

  • One in 5 houses in Buffalo, new york, are abandoned.
  • Our nationwide housing emptiness price is 14 percentage. If we gave a home to each homeless individual within the usa two-thirds of that inventory could stay empty.
  • In could of 2011, one in each 103 houses in Nevada used to be in foreclosure.

Nine-tenths of the legislations expands our knowing of estate legislations and highlights fresh strategies like inventive squatting ventures and using antagonistic ownership to say name to vacant houses. Hannah Dobbz unveils the tangled dating americans have continuously had in developing and maintaining fit communities.

Hannah Dobbz is a author, editor, filmmaker, and previous squatter. In 2007 she produced a movie approximately squatters within the Bay sector known as Shelter. The movie has screened generally at universities, bookstores, and neighborhood areas, together with the 2009 3 Rivers movie pageant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy by Costas Spirou

By Costas Spirou

Urban Tourism and concrete switch: towns in a world Economy offers either a sociological / cultural research of switch that has taken position in lots of of the world's towns. This targeted therapy of city tourism examines the consequences of those adjustments for city administration and making plans experience, for achievement and failure in metropolitan swap. Uniquely fitted to educating reasons, Costas Spirou integrates quite a few case reports of towns to light up the numerous impression and promise of tourism on city photo and fiscal improvement.

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GIS in der Stadtentwicklung: Methodik und Fallbeispiele by Andre Kilchenmann,Hans-Georg Schwarz-von Raumer,André

By Andre Kilchenmann,Hans-Georg Schwarz-von Raumer,André Kilchenmann,Hans-Georg Schwarz-v.Raumer

Seit liber 30 Jalu'en zahlt die Entwicklung Geographischer Informationssysteme (GIS) zu den zentralen Aufgaben der raumbezogenen elektronischen Datenverar beitung, und seit die technologische Reife, die universelle Verfugbarkeit und die Benutzerfreundlichkeit von Computem dies erlauben, gehoren Geographische lnformationssysteme zu den wachstumsstarken Produkten der modemen Informa tionsindustrie. Das Produkt "GIS" ermoglicht nun die breite Nutzung von Femer kundungsdaten, die Optimierung der Transportlogistik, die examine raumlicher Strukturen, die schnelle Produktion kartographischer Visualisierungen und vieles mem. Neben der Entwicklung einer breiten Palette neuer sowie der Weiterentwick lung angestammter Anwendungsbereiche der raumbezogenen Datenverarbeitung bietet die GIS-Technologie die Moglichkeit, den Einsatz quantitativer Methoden in den raumbezogen arbeitenden Wissenschaften, aber auch in deren angewandter Praxis, d. h. in der raumlichen Planung, neu zu diskutieren. Diese Diskusion kon zentriert sich vielfach auf die methodisch-technischen Aspekte der Verknlipfung von (akademisch betriebener) mathematischer Modellbildung und GIS. Die Pla nungspraxis hingegen hat sich seit den 80er Jahren von der imaginative and prescient quantitativer Planungsinstrumente verabschiedet, und die Rolle, die die GIS-Technologie hier libernehmen konnte ware die eines wiederbelebenden Agens fur das "mit dem Badewasser ausgeschlittete Kind." Dies wird im vorliegenden Band aber nicht diskutiert! Vielmehr sind es pragmalische Aspekte des planerischen GIS Gebrauchs, die zu den Beitragen dieses Bandes Anla13 gaben. Als Ralunen hierfur fungiel1e das von del' VW -Stiftung gefdrderte Kooperationsprojekt, Entvvicklung,"iner Methoden- und Model/bunk jiir die landschajisokologische und soziooko- 11()lJ1ische Raumbewertung und -planung in digilalen geowissenschaftlichen 1n formalionssyslemen jiir Stadtregionen" zwischen dem Institut fur Geographie der Martin-Luthel'-Univel'sitat Halle-Wittenberg und dem lnstitut fur Geographie und Geookologie del' Univel'sitat Karlsruhe (TH).

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What Makes a Great City by Alexander Garvin

By Alexander Garvin

What makes a superb urban? now not a very good urban or a practical urban yet a great city. A urban that folks appreciate, study from, and reflect. urban planner and architect Alexander Garvin got down to solution this question by way of gazing towns, mostly in North the USA and Europe, with particular cognizance to Paris, London, manhattan, and Vienna.

For Garvin, greatness isn't just in regards to the most pretty, handy, or well-managed urban; it isn’t even approximately any “city.” it's approximately what those who form towns can do to make a urban nice. an exceptional urban isn't really a gorgeous, accomplished artifact. it's a dynamic, continually altering position that citizens and their leaders can reshape to meet their calls for. whereas this e-book does speak about the background, demographic composition, politics, economic climate, topography, heritage, format, structure, and making plans of serious towns, it's not approximately those facets by myself. most significantly, it's concerning the interaction among humans and public realm, and the way they've got interacted all through historical past to create nice cities.

To open the ebook, Garvin explains nice public realm draws and keeps the folks who make a urban nice. He describes precisely what the term public realm ability, its most crucial features, in addition to supplying examples of whilst and the way those features paintings, or don’t. a whole bankruptcy is dedicated to a dialogue of ways specific parts of the general public realm (squares in London, parks in Minneapolis, and streets in Madrid) form people’s day-by-day lives. He concludes with a glance at how twenty-first century tasks in Paris, Houston, Atlanta, Brooklyn, and Toronto are making an already positive public realm even better—initiatives that exhibit what different towns can do to improve.

What Makes an outstanding City can assist readers keep in mind that any urban will be replaced for the higher and encourage marketers, public officers, and town citizens to do it themselves.

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Land Policies in India: Promises, Practices and Challenges by Sony Pellissery,Benjamin Davy,Harvey M. Jacobs

By Sony Pellissery,Benjamin Davy,Harvey M. Jacobs

This booklet examines how estate rights are associated with socio-economic development and improvement. It additionally offers a theoretical research, an economic/social research of making plans, case stories of the implementation of making plans and rules tools, practices relating to legislation and making plans, research of case legislation in a selected segment. The interconnection among estate, legislation and making plans is a working subject through the book. 

The land query has been critical to South Asian improvement on counts: First, even if nearly all of the inhabitants is dependent upon agriculture and allied actions their livelihood, landholding is extremely skewed; moment, city making plans is dealing with remarkable demanding situations as a result of bourgeoning estate values in addition to gush of migrants to towns looking livelihood. The reaction to those demanding situations within the kind of legislation and regulations has been very huge in comparison to the educational recognition that's got. notwithstanding, the measures rising from making plans and regulations have had restricted influence at the quantity of the issues. This paradox demands critical introspection and educational engagement that this e-book undertakes. The publication extra offers with the rising self-discipline of making plans legislation, which determines estate worth and use, and argues that regulatory problems with public coverage be sure the valuables valuation and estate pricing.

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