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ReNew Town by
Call Number: 307.760952 SCO
Publication Date: 2011-12-14
Sustainable initiatives -- Research in context -- Assumptions -- Concepts -- Tama New Town -- Initial survey : preliminary propositions -- Abstractions : typologies -- Applied prototypes -- Measuring performance : infrastructures -- Site concepts -- Low density prototypes -- Medium density prototypes -- High density prototypes -- Future directions -- Appendix: carbon calculations.
Cities and Design by
Call Number: 307.16 KNO
Publication Date: 2010-07-30
'Cities and Design' explores the relationships between design and urban environments. It traces the intellectual roots of urban design, presents a critical appraisal of the imprint and effectiveness of the design professions in shaping urban environments, and examines the role of design in the material culture of contemporary cities.
City Design by
Call Number: 307.1216 BAR
Publication Date: 2011-02-24
City Design describes the history and current practice of the four most widely accepted approaches to city design: the Modernist city of towers and highways that, beginning in the 1920s, has come to dominate urban development worldwide but is criticized as mechanical and soul-less; the Traditional organization of cities as streets and public places, scorned by the modernists, but being revived today for its human scale; Green city design, whose history can be traced back thousands of years in Asia, but is becoming increasingly important everywhere as sustainability and the preservation of the planet are recognized as basic issues, and finally Systems city design, which includes infrastructure and development regulation but also includes computer aided techniques which give designers new tools for managing the complexity of cities.
Urban Planning in the Global South : Conflicting Rationalities in Contested Urban Space by
Publication Date: 2018
This book addresses the on-going crisis of informality in rapidly growing cities of the global South. The authors offer a Southern perspective on planning theory, explaining how the concept of conflicting rationalities complements and expands upon a theoretical tradition which still primarily speaks to global ‘Northern’ audiences. De Satgé and Watson posit that a significant change is needed in the makeup of urban planning theory and practice – requiring an understanding of the ‘conflict of rationalities’ between state planning and those struggling to survive in urban informal settlements – for social conditions to improve in the global South. Ethnography, as illustrated in the book’s case study – Langa, a township in Cape Town, South Africa – is used to arrive at this conclusion.
Electronic Books (eBooks)
Densifying the City?: Global Cases and Johannesburg
Providing an in-depth exploration of the complexities of densification policy and processes, this book brings the important experiences of densification in Johannesburg into conversation with a range of cities in Africa, the BRICS countries and the Global North. It moves beyond the divisive debate over whether densification is good or bad, adding nuance and complexity to the calls from multilateral organisations for densification as a key urban strategy.
Short Loan Books
Urban Design by
Call Number: 307.1216 KAS
Publication Date: 2011-07-14
This book reconnects the process of designing with outcomes on the ground, and puts thinking about design back at the heart of what planners do. The book identifies the elements and principles of composition and explores compositional order and structure as they relate to the meaning and functionality of cities. It discusses new directions and methods, outlines the importance of both buildings and the open spaces between them.
Becoming an Urban Planner by
Call Number: 307.1216023 BAY
Publication Date: 2010-02-02
Becoming an Urban Planner answers these key questions:
- What do urban planners do?
- What are the educational requirements?
- How do I enter the field?
- How do I choose between the different types of planning, from land use planning to policy planning?
The Shining by
Call Number: 823 KIN
Publication Date: 1977
A Chilling Classic, guaranteed to frighten you!