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  • Istanbul

    by Orhan Pamuk ...
    Translated by Maureen Freely ...
    Istanbul, through the mind of its most celebrated writer** PRE-ORDER NIGHTS OF PLAGUE, THE NEW NOVEL FROM ORHAN PAMUK **Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature'A declaration of love.' Sunday Times'A fascinating read for anyone who has even the slightest acquaintance with this fabled bridge between east and west.' The Economist'An irresistibly seductive book' Jan Morri... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Rusted Off

    Why country Australia is fed up

    Telling the story of Australia as it is today, Gabrielle Chan has gone hyper-local. In Rusted Off, she looks to her own rural community’s main street for answers to the big questions driving voters. Why are we so fed up with politics? Why are formerly rusted-on country voters deserting major parties in greater numbers than their city cousins? Can ordinary people teach us more about the way forward ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Happy City

    Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

    Happy City is the story of how the solutions to this century's problems - from climate change to overpopulation - lie in unlocking the secrets to great city livingThis is going to be the century of the city. But what actually makes a good city? Why, really, are some cities a joy to live in? As writer and journalist Charles Montgomery reveals, it's not how much money your neighbours earn, or how ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Walkable City

    How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

    by Jeff Speck ...
    Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability.The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban core. But in the typical American city, the car is still king, and downtown is a place that's easy to drive to but often not worth ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    by Jane Jacobs ...
    In this classic text, Jane Jacobs set out to produce an attack on current city planning and rebuilding and to introduce new principles by which these should be governed. The result is one of the most stimulating books on cities ever written.Throughout the post-war period, planners temperamentally unsympathetic to cities have been let loose on our urban environment. Inspired by the ideals of the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Killing Sydney

    The Fight for a City's Soul

    'Presents serious issues in a way which neither patronises or mystifies the lay reader.' Paul Keating on Three HousesA blueprint for the future of our city in a radically changing world.Columnist Elizabeth Farrelly brings her unique perspective as architectural writer and former city councillor to a burning question for our times: how will we live in the future? Can our communities survive ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Culture of Cities

    by Lewis Mumford ...
    series Forbidden Bookshelf
    A classic work advocating ecological urban planning—from a civic visionary and former architecture critic for the New Yorker.Considered among the greatest works of Lewis Mumford—a prolific historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and longtime architecture critic for the New Yorker—The Culture of Cities is a call for communal action to “rebuild the urban world on a sounder human ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Mudlarking

    Lost and Found on the River Thames

    by Lara Maiklem ...
    _______________WINNER OF THE INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR NON-FICTIONTHE TOP 2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEKAN OBSERVERBOOK OF THE YEAR_______________Mudlark (/'mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a ... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Aerotropolis

    The Way We'll Live Next

    From Dubai to Amsterdam, Memphis to South Korea, a new phenomenon is reshaping the way we live and transforming the way we do business: the aerotropolis.A combination of giant airport, planned city, shipping facility and business hub, the aerotropolis will be at the heart of the next phase of globalization. Drawing on a decade's worth of cutting-edge research, John Kasarda and Greg Lindsay offer a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • San Fransicko

    Why Progressives Ruin Cities

    National bestselling author of APOCALYPSE NEVER skewers progressives for the mishandling of America’s faltering cities.Progressives claimed they knew how to solve homelessness, inequality, and crime. But in cities they control, progressives made those problems worse.Michael Shellenberger has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for thirty years. During that time, he advocated for the ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • City Limits

    Why Australia's cities are broken and how we can fix them

    Our bush heritage helped to define our identity, but today Australia is a nation of cities. A higher proportion of Australians live in cities than almost any other country, and most of our national wealth is generated in them. For most of the twentieth century, our cities gave us some of the highest living standards in the world. But they are no longer keeping up with changes in how we live and ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Planning Australia

    An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning

    Planning Australia provides a comprehensive introduction to the major issues and activities that constitute urban and regional planning in Australia today. Incorporating contemporary theory and practice, it contextualises planning in terms of its theoretical, ideological and professional foundations. The book adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, underpinned by the principles of ... Read more

    $63.99 AUD

  • Breaking Point

    The Future of Australian Cities

    by Peter Seamer ...
    The way we plan and build cities in Australia needs to change.Australia’s population is growing: it is projected to increase by 11.8 million between 2017 and 2046 – the equivalent of adding a city the size of Canberra every year for the next thirty years. Most of this growth will occur in the major cities, and already its effects are being felt: inner-city property prices are skyrocketing, and the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The 99% Invisible City

    A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

    __________Out now: The most entertaining and fascinating book about architecture and design, from the wildly popular podcast 99% Invisible.__________A New York Times Bestseller'Full of surprises and quirky information . . . a fascinating journey through the over-familiar.' - Financial Times, Best Books of 2020'[A] diverse and enlightening boo... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist

    by Derwin Kitch ...
    Imagine opening your suitcase and having everything you need at your fingertips.You can experience this by learning the secrets of a seasoned traveler.Create your perfect packing list and save money with these complete and tested lists:*Clothing*Personal hygiene*Miscellaneous items*Traveling with children/family*ElectronicsBe one of the few that never says "I forgot this" or "I wish I had brought ... Read more


  • Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia

    An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future.We live in a world defined by urbanization and digital ubiquity, where mobile broadband connections outnumber fixed ones, machines dominate a new "internet of things," and more people live in cities than in the countryside.In Smart Cities, urbanist and technology expert Anthony Townsend takes a broad ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management

    A Global Perspective

    The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.GIS is used today to better understand and solve urban problems. GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management: A Global Perspective, explores and illustrates the capacity that geo ... Read more


  • Revolution

    Ice Age Re-Entry

    by Carlton Brown ...
    Mitigating the Risks of a 21st Century Climate Switch (to global cooling) and Running Out of Oil and Gas:There is an urgent need to prepare the world for a 21st century climate switch to a cooling phase, and this current grand solar minimum is a prime time for that switch. The world will face natural climate change-related risks during the current grand solar minimum—risks dismissed or ignored by ... Read more


  • Nine Months at Ground Zero

    The Story of the Brotherhood of Workers Who Took on a Job Like No Other

    A powerful account of the lesser-known heroes of 9/11—the construction workers who toiled outside the spotlight cleaning up the stunning destruction at Ground Zero, and recovering the bodies of the victims who perished there. With color photographs by Joel Meyerowitz.Hours after two airplanes hit the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, Charlie Vitchers, a construction ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Palaces for the People

    How To Build a More Equal and United Society

    How can we bring people together?Sociologist and best-selling author Eric Klinenberg introduces a transformative and powerfully uplifting new idea for health, happiness, safety and healing our divided, unequal society.'This wonderful book shows us how democracies thrive' Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt, authors of How Democracies DieToo often we take for granted and neglect our libraries, ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • London Orbital

    by Iain Sinclair ...
    London Orbital is Iain Sinclair's exceptional voyage of discovery into the unloved outskirts of the city'My book of the year. Sentence for sentence, there is no more interesting writer at work in English' John Lanchester, Daily TelegraphEncircling London like a noose, the M25 is a road to nowhere, but when Iain Sinclair sets out to walk this asphalt loop - keeping within the 'acoustic footprints' ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Bicycle Reader: Number 1 | Summer 2012

    by Jack Thurston ...
    This is the first issue of the Bicycle Reader, a new collection of quality writing about cycling. Two thoughts inspired us to start this collection.The first is that there is a great deal of brilliant article and essay-length writing about cycling that remains inaccessible to most readers. Some of it languishes out of print. Other pieces appeared in publications read by only a tiny minority of ... Read more

    $2.75 AUD

  • No Place Like Home

    Repairing Australia’s Housing Crisis

    by Peter Mares ...
    More than a million lower-income households in Australia pay above the affordability benchmark for their housing costs. More than 100,000 people are homeless. Seventy per cent of us are concerned we’ll never own property. Yet owning a home is still seen by most Australians as an essential part of our way of life.It is generally accepted that Australia is in the grip of a housing crisis. But we are ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Straphanger

    Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

    by Taras Grescoe ...
    Taras Grescoe rides the rails all over the world and makes an elegant and impassioned case for the imminent end of car culture and the coming transportation revolution"I am proud to call myself a straphanger," writes Taras Grescoe. The perception of public transportation in America is often unflattering—a squalid last resort for those with one too many drunk-driving charges, too poor to afford ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD