Books tagged: urban planning

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Welcome to Wynott: Rethinking the Way We've Always Done Things
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,050. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
With a light touch and a lot of humor, Ray Harris applies fresh thinking to existing systems and structures, and creates a blueprint for a new American urban community, called “Wynott.” Whether an inner-city neighborhood, an aging suburb, or a small town, Wynott can exist in any place where enough people agree to try something different, and commit to making it work.
Peace is Possible
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 207,780. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
Peace is Possible is a personal, passionate and humorous people's plan for Peace on Earth concentrating on original solutiions to the problems confronting humanity today. This book presents an economic, social, political and spiritual solution so all life on Planet Earth can thrive for millions of years to come. Peace is Possible is fun-to-read, easy-to-understand, upbeat and optimistic.
The Third Mode: Towards a Green Society
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Price: $3.33 USD. Words: 66,820. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » City planning
Jeff Olson's experiences in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors of the sustainable transportation field have made one thing clear: when most people think about transportation they often consider only two options, highways and mass transit. Through his experiences, Jeff realized that walking and bicycling are unique forms of mobility that represent a separate, Third Mode of transportation.
Shanghai Manholes
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Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
While many have dedicated much time and energy to showcasing the buildings and historical sites of the former International Settlement and French Concession in Shanghai, the purpose of this book is to highlight the forgotten remnants of infrastructure – still dotting the streets – originally installed by the foreign powers that once called Shanghai home.
Participatory Planning in Plan Preparation
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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.
We don't need history
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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.
A Guide to Post-Industrial Detroit: Unconventional Tours of an Urban Landscape
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 43,170. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Detroit, once the prosperous automobile capital of the world, has experienced serious population loss leading to abandoned buildings and neighborhoods. For the urban explorer, it presents a unique experience. This book, with 200 photos, guides the reader along tours of the ruins and splendors of The Motor City.
Participatory Planning in Plan Preparation
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Price: Free! Words: 24,290. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Research
There are many practices in Delhi which is seen as a good example of participatory planning and the concerns arises when we want to replicate in other cities and towns then it becomes imperative to look in detail the process and their allied pros and cons so that a more effective model can be adapted and adopted for implementation.
Designing Local: Revealing Our Truest Communities
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,950. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
A revolution in placemaking begins now. We work too hard as urban planners and designers to settle for bland, mediocre places. Our work should be inspiring and creative. Your new day and your community’s reveal is a quick but powerful read away. Help your city, town or neighborhood extract its essence and showcase itself to the world.