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    The New Localism

    How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism

    Narrated by Tristan Morris ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 49 min

    In their new book, The New Localism, urban experts Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak reveal where the real power to create change lies and how it can be used to address our most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges. Power is shifting in the world: downward from national governments and states to cities and metropolitan communities; horizontally from the public sector to networks of ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Waterfront Manhattan

    From Henry Hudson to the High Line

    Narrated by Joel Richards ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 44 min

    For hundreds of years, the shorefront of Manhattan Island served as the country's center of trade, shipping, and commerce. With its maritime links across the oceans, along the Atlantic coast, and inland to the Midwest and New England, Manhattan became a global city and home to the world's busiest port. It was a world of docks, ships, tugboats, and ferries, filled with cargo and freight, a place ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Building the Cycling City

    The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality

    Unabridged

    8 hours 4 min

    In car-clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a second life as a legitimate form of transportation. City officials are rediscovering it as a multi-pronged (or -spoked) solution to acute, twenty-first-century problems, including affordability, obesity, congestion, climate change, inequity, and social isolation. As the world's foremost cycling nation, the Netherlands is ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Town Planning in Practice

    by Raymond Unwin ...
    Narrated by Mark Tester ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 6 min

    Raymond Unwin was a prominent architect and engineer from the late 19th and early 20th century. He helped popularize the Arts and Crafts movement and was one of the first English voices in the town planning movement. Town Planning in Practice was published in 1909 and still resonates with planners and urban designers today. It reflects on discussions that are still happening to this day including ... Read more

    $22.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Radical Technologies

    The Design of Everyday Life

    Narrated by Michael Butler Murray ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 14 min

    Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory excavation of our Information Age, leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services, and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon Valley consensus determining the future. We're told ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Smart Cities

    Narrated by Wendy Tremont King ...
    series MIT Press Essential Knowledge

    Unabridged

    5 hours 33 min

    Over the past ten years, urban planners, technology companies, and governments have promoted smart cities with a somewhat utopian vision of urban life made knowable and manageable through data collection and analysis. Emerging smart cities have become both crucibles and showrooms for the practical application of the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and the integration of big data into everyday ... Read more

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    An Unpromised Land

    by Leon Gettler ...
    Narrated by Leon Gettler ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 25 min

    In the 1930s, in the wake of the Nazi ascendancy in Germany, a wave of vicious anti-Semitism swept Europe, as Jews became outcasts in their own lands. As they clamoured to escape persecution, the world turned a blind eye to their plight. One man, Isaac Steinberg, had a vision of leading his people from the holocaust to a new paradise on the other side of the world. His enthusiastic and resolute ... Read more

    $14.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Why Architecture Matters

    Narrated by Michael Prichard ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 5 min

    Why Architecture Matters is not a work of architectural history or a guide to styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose of Why Architecture Matters is to "come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, with how architecture affects us emotionally as well as intellectually" — with its impact on our lives."Architecture begins to ... Read more

    $32.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The 99% Invisible City

    A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

    Unabridged

    10 hours 49 min

    An entertaining guide to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, featuring new and exclusive material from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast.Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean?Or stopped to ponder who gets to name the streets we walk along?Or what the story is behind those dancing inflatable figures in car ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Above Manhattan's bustle, a reshaped public space

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    5 min

    In the mid-20th century, it was a railroad; now it’s a public park. Built in the 1930s, 30 feet above the streets of Manhattan, the High Line was crucial for transporting cargo. But with the decline of rail transportation, it closed in 1980 and was abandoned. Almost three decades later, it opened again -- this time, as a shared space for greenery, art and leisure. Jeffrey Brown reports. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Brave New Home

    Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing

    by Diana Lind ...
    Narrated by Janina Edwards ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 45 min

    This smart, provocative look at how the American Dream of single-family homes, white picket fences, and two-car garages became a lonely, overpriced nightmare explores how new trends in housing can help us live better.Over the past century, American demographics and social norms have shifted dramatically. More people are living alone, marrying later in life, and having smaller families. At the same ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Life After Carbon

    The Next Global Transformation of Cities

    Unabridged

    8 hours 55 min

    The future of our cities is not what it used to be. The modern-city model that took hold globally in the twentieth century has outlived its usefulness. It cannot solve the problems it helped to create—especially global warming. Fortunately, a new model for urban development is emerging in cities to aggressively tackle the realities of climate change. It transforms the way cities design and use ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    In the Business of Change

    How Social Entrepreneurs are Disrupting Business as Usual

    Narrated by Elisa Birnbaum ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 10 min

    Meet the social entrepreneurs who are using business to disrupt the status quo and rebuild their communitiesOur communities are facing the fallout from the demise of vital industry, bankrupt economies, bad policy or policing, and political mismanagement. People are looking for answers, and the "same old" simply won't do.In the Business of Change is a practical and inspirational guide that ... Read more

    $41.79 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    No Place To Go

    How Public Toilets Fail Our Private Needs

    by Lezlie Lowe ...
    Narrated by Amanda Wood ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 15 min

    This book is Number One in addressing the politics of where we're allowed to "go" in public.Adults don’t talk about the business of doing our business. We work on one assumption: the world of public bathrooms is problem- and politics-free. No Place To Go: How Public Toilets Fail our Private Needs reveals the opposite is true. No Place To Go is a toilet tour from London to San Francisco to Toronto ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Nest City

    How Citizens Serve Cities and Cities Serve Citizens

    by Beth Sanders ...
    Narrated by Beth Sanders ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 46 min

    Our linear ways of thinking about, organizing and planning our cities do not meet the true nature of cities as complex and messy systems. There are no simple solutions to the challenges we face: many citizens don't feel they belong; we don't agree on how to best move around; many don't have jobs or homes they can afford; we make running businesses hard work; we are facing challenges with the ... Read more

    $14.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The High Cost of Free Parking, Updated Edition

    by Donald Shoup ...
    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 47 min

    In this no-holds-barred treatise, Donald Shoup argues that free parking has contributed to auto dependence, rapid urban sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems. Planners mandate free parking to alleviate congestion but end up distorting transportation choices, debasing urban design, damaging the economy, and degrading the environment. Ubiquitous free parking helps explain why ... Read more

    $59.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Supertall

    How the World's Tallest Buildings Are Reshaping Our Cities and Our Lives

    by Stefan Al ...
    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 30 min

    The global boom in skyscrapers-why it's happening now, how they're made, and what they do to cities and people. We are living in a new urban age and its most tangible expression is the "supertall": megastructures that are dramatically bigger, higher, and more ambitious than any in history. In Supertall, TED Resident Stefan Al-himself an experienced architect who has worked on some of the largest ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Brooklyn

    The Once and Future City

    Narrated by William Hope ...

    Unabridged

    22 hours 23 min

    This audiobook narrated by William Hope provides an unprecedented history of Brooklyn, told through its places, buildings, and the people who made them, from the early seventeenth century to todayAmerica's most storied urban underdog, Brooklyn has become an internationally recognized brand in recent decades—celebrated and scorned as one of the hippest destinations in the world. In Brooklyn: The ... Read more

    $52.42 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Who Owns England?: How We Lost Our Green and Pleasant Land, and How to Take It Back

    by Guy Shrubsole ...
    Narrated by Malk Williams ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 4 min

    ‘A formidable, brave and important book’ Robert MacfarlaneWho owns England?Behind this simple question lies this country’s oldest and best-kept secret. This is the history of how England’s elite came to own our land, and an inspiring manifesto for how to open up our countryside once more.This book has been a long time coming. Since 1086, in fact. For centuries, England’s elite have covered up how ... Read more

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