Urban Planning
Clear As Mud: Planning for the Rebuilding of New Orleans
Clear As Mud
Planning for the Rebuilding of New Orleans
Paperback      ISBN: 1932364803
"Olshansky and Johnson gamely dive into the muddy waters of post-Katrina planning to bring us the real story of New Orleans's patched-together recovery. They are unlquely qualified to untangle the puzzling web of competing plans generated through massive neighborhood and a frantic quest for federal funds."---David R. Godschalk, faicp, professor emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Clear As Mud is a masterful work that gives an insider's pespective into the complications and intricacies of planning in a postdisaster context. The book holds lessons planners policy makers, and citizens concerned with redevelopment, regeneration, and renewal anywhere in the world. The authors'understanding and grasp of macro planning issues and micro community issues gives this book power and authenticity that is often missing from academic publication."---Darren Walker, Vice President, Foundation Initiatives, the Rockefeller Foundation "This invaluable book deftly clarifies the complexity of the multiple planning processes in post-Katrina New Orleans. Sorting out the chronology of contested planning is itself a significant achievement, but Olshansky and Johnson have also produced an account of the design politics that is reflective rather than scolding. This book is an affirmation of the need and possibility for deliberative planning in highly contentious settings. For practicing planners and scholars alike, this is the best account yet available on post-Katrina planning, and it is a significant addition to the literature on disaster resilience--- Lawrence J. Vale, Ford Professor of Urban Design and Planning, MIT; coeditor, The Resilient City Planning the rebuilding of New Orleans has been among the greatest urban planning challenges of our time. As witnesses and participants, Olshansky and Johnson bring unparalleled detail and insight to the seemingly incomprehensible. New Orleans had to rebuild its structures and institutions, but it also had to create an equitable and effective community planning structure while addressing the concerns of state, federal, nonprofit, and private-sector stakeholders. In documenting this unprecedented process, the authors spent years in New Orleans, interviewing leaders and citizens and abetting the design and execution of the Unified New Orleans Plan. Their insights will help cities worldwide face the challenges of rebuilding and recovering after disaster strikes.
Cohousing Cultures: Handbuch fur Selfstorganisiertes, Gemeinschaftliches und Nachhaltiges Wohnen / Handbook for Self-Organized, Community-Oriented and Sustainable Housing
Cohousing Cultures
Handbuch fur Selfstorganisiertes, Gemeinschaftliches und Nachhaltiges Wohnen / Handbook for Self-Organized, Community-Oriented and Sustainable Housing
German    Paperback      ISBN: 3868591486

Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning
Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471355453
The only how-to guide to community design written from the design professional's perspective. In this groundbreaking guide to the increasingly important discipline of community design, a leading international expert draws upon his own experiences and those of colleagues around the world to provide proven tools and techniques for bringing community members into the design process successfully and productively. The first and only how-to guide on community design developed for design professionals, Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning features: * Fifteen case studies chronicling community design projects around the world * Coverage of educational facilities, housing, and urban and rural environments * Design Games-a proven, culture-neutral approach to educating participants in their design options and the consequences of their choices * Proven techniques for fostering community participation in the design process * Checklists, worksheets, questionnaires, and other valuable tools Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning is an indispensable working resource for urban designers and planners, architects, and landscape architects. It is also an excellent resource for students of those disciplines.
Creative Heritage
Creative Heritage
Paperback      ISBN: 3868595325
Creative Heritage is a manifesto during the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 - it represents a call to forge connections once again between cultural heritage as things and spaces on the one hand and ideas and people on the other.

Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City
Crossing Broadway
Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City
Hardcover      ISBN: 0801449618
Robert W. Snyder tells how the story of New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood, from the the 1930s to the present.
Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism
Dead End
Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism
Paperback      ISBN: 019026330x
"More than five decades have passed since Jane Jacobs wrote her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and since a front page headline in the New York Times read, "Cars Choking Cities as 'Urban Sprawl' Takes Over." Yet sprawl persists, and not by mistake. It happens for a reason. As an activist and a scholar, Benjamin Ross is uniquely placed to diagnose why this is so. Dead End traces how the ideal of a safe, green, orderly retreat where hardworking members of the middle class could raise their children away from the city mutated into the McMansion and strip mall-ridden suburbs of today. Ross finds that sprawl is much more than bad architecture and sloppy planning. Its roots are historical, sociological, and economic. He uses these insights to lay out a practical strategy for change, honed by his experience leading the largest grass-roots mass transit advocacy organization in the United States. The problems of smart growth, sustainability, transportation, and affordable housing, he argues,are intertwined and must be solved as a whole. The two keys to creating better places to live are expansion of rail transit and a more genuinely democratic oversight of land use. Dead End is, ultimately, about the places where we live our lives. Both anengaging history of suburbia and an invaluable guide for today's urbanists, it will serve as a primer for anyone interested in how Americans actually live"--
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679644334
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of its initial publication, this special edition of Jane Jacobs’s masterpiece, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, features a new Introduction by Jason Epstein, the book’s original editor, who provides an intimate perspective on Jacobs herself and unique insights into the creation and lasting influence of this classic. The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as “perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning. . . . [It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book’s arguments.” Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jane Jacobs’s tour de force is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It remains sensible, knowledgeable, readable, and indispensable.
The Death and Life of the Single-Family House: Lessons from Vancouver on Building a Livable City
The Death and Life of the Single-Family House
Lessons from Vancouver on Building a Livable City
Paperback      ISBN: 1439913943
Vancouver today is recognized as one of the most livable cities in the world as well as an international model for sustainability and urbanism. Single-family homes in this city are “a dying breed.

Deconstructing Placemaking: Needs, Opportunities, and Assets
Deconstructing Placemaking
Needs, Opportunities, and Assets
Hardcover      ISBN: 0415724368
"A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters" has become a mantra in many disciplines -architecture, urban planning and urban design, geography, and sociology to name a few. While conceptualized narrowly by individual disciplines, a holistic framework of placemaking is sorely missing. Mahyar Arefi seeks to fill this gap by exploring these questions: how are places physically created, socially mobilized, and politically contested? This book explores three competing approaches to placemaking: need-based, opportunity-based, and asset-based. Using a case study approach, the book delves into each paradigm and its stages of physical formation, social mobilization, and political contestation"--

Design for the Other 90%
Design for the Other 90%
Paperback      ISBN: 0910503974