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We don't need history
By Martijn De Waal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,570. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013 by Fosfor. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
In China, a new myth – the myth of The Chinese Dream – is fast amassing dreamers. It’s is not unlike the American Dream – the core component is still the promise of a wealthy middle-class lifestyle: a family, a privately owned car, and a house with your name on the lintel.
Participatory Planning in Plan Preparation
By Shashikant Nishant Sharma
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,240. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Participatory planning is very sought after concept in the domain of planning in current practices. Delhi is a very progressive city and the city planners and administrators are very active in adopting and implementing current best practices across the world. There are many practices in Delhi which is seen as a good example of participatory planning.
A City Beautiful Dream: The 1912 Vision for Colorado Springs
By Charles Mulford Robinson
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,310. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The city’s potential was clear to civic architect Charles Mulford Robinson, though he acknowledged the city’s previous planning mistakes and ill-conceived design choices, like the grid of wide streets and the “unfortunate spacing” of median “parking strips” on Cascade Avenue. Robinson’s recommendations, reproduced as this book, were formed from his observations described in two reports.
Synergy City
By Nicholas Sheffield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Why can't we build a streamlined city? We have the technology but seemingly lack the motivation. Are we so used to our substandard way of life that we simply can't imagine anything better? Are we so besotted by the current rambling designs? We don't need robots to carry our shopping, we simply need a better layout so that the shopping arrives by itself. Enter Synergy City.