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City Planning & Urban Development

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  • Istanbul

    by Orhan Pamuk and 1 more

    Istanbul is a shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in 2006, was born in Istanbul, in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy-or hüzün- that all ... Read more

    $12.75 AUD

  • Rusted Off

    Why country Australia is fed up

    by Gabrielle Chan

    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

    $16.99 AUD

  • Happy City

    Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

    by Charles Montgomery

    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

    $14.62 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

    by Elizabeth Farrelly

    '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

    $16.99 AUD

  • Aerotropolis

    The Way We'll Live Next

    by John Kasarda and 1 more

    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

  • 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

  • City Limits

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

    by Jane-Frances Kelly and 1 more

    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

    $12.99 AUD

  • Planning Australia

    An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning

    by Susan Thompson and 1 more

    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

    $62.69 AUD

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

    by Anthony M. Townsend

    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

    $20.23 AUD

  • Palaces for the People

    How To Build a More Equal and United Society

    by Eric Klinenberg

    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

  • Mudlarking

    The Sunday Times Bestseller

    by Lara Maiklem

    'Fascinating. Mudlarks are river scavengers, but Lara Maiklem is more like a time traveller'GuardianMudlark (/'mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbourLara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for nearly twenty years, in pursuit of the objects the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hairpins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • The Culture of Cities

    by Mark Crispin Miller and 2 more

    series Forbidden Bookshelf #19
    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

  • The 99% Invisible City

    A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

    by Roman Mars and 2 more

    __________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 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

  • Nine Months at Ground Zero

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

    by Glenn Stout and 3 more

    Hours after two airplanes hit the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, Charlie Vitchers, a construction superintendent, and Bobby Gray, a crane operator, headed downtown. They knew their skills would be crucial amid the chaos and destruction after the towers fell.What they could not imagine -- and what they would soon discover -- was the enormity of the task at Ground Zero. ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Estates

    An Intimate History

    by Lynsey Hanley

    Lynsey Hanley was born and raised just outside of Birmingham on what was then the largest council estate in Europe, and she has lived for years on an estate in London's East End. Writing with passion, humour and a sense of history, she recounts the rise of social housing a century ago, its adoption as a fundamental right by leaders of the social welfare state in the mid-century and its decline - ... Read more

    $16.93 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

    $12.53 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 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


  • 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


  • Municipal Dreams

    The Rise and Fall of Council Housing

    by John Boughton

    Municipal Dreams presents an alternative history of the United Kingdom. This history begins in the slum clearances of the late nineteenth century and the aspirations of those who would build anew. John Boughton looks at how and why the state's duty to house its people decently became central to our politics.Traversing the nation, Boughton offers an architectural tour of some of the best and most ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD

  • Building and Dwelling

    Ethics for the City

    by Richard Sennett

    **'Thank god for Richard Sennett ... essential reading for all students of the city' Anna Minton, Prospect'Constantly stimulating ideas from a veteran of urban thinking' Jonathan Meades, Guardian**In Building and Dwelling, Richard Sennett distils a lifetime's thinking and practical experience to explore the relationship between the good built environment and the good life. He argues for, and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD