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  • 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

  • A Burglar's Guide to the City

    by Geoff Manaugh ...
    Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar's Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us. You'll never see the city the same way again.At the core of A Burglar's Guide to the City is an unexpected and thrilling insight: how any building transforms when seen through the eyes of someone ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • Understanding Land Development

    A Project-Based Approach

    This book draws on the author’s considerable expertise in land development processes and planning, and planning education. It takes a learning-by-doing studio approach and shows how to undertake a development feasibility study in three main stages: the preliminary proposal, a design and finally, a full report with a financially appraised proposal.Understanding Land Development shows how to tackle ... Read more

    $47.99 AUD

  • 101 Things I Learned® in Urban Design School

    series 101 Things I Learned
    Providing unique, accessible lessons on urban design, this title in the bestselling 101 Things I Learned® series is a perfect resource for students, recent graduates, general readers, and even seasoned professionals.Students of urban design often find themselves lost between books that are either highly academic or overly formulaic, leaving them with few tangible tools to use in their design ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

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

    by Guy Shrubsole ...
    ‘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

    $13.99 AUD

  • Flowscapes

    Designing infrastructure as landscape

    by Collectif ...
    Flowscapes explores concepts, methods and techniques for design-related research on landscape infrastructures. Their main objective is to engage environmental and societal issues by means of integrative and design oriented approaches. Through focusing on interdisciplinary design-related research of landscape infrastructures they provide important clues for the development of spatial armatures that ... Read more

    Free

  • Medium Design

    Privileging declarations, right answers, proofs, and universals, culture is often banging away with the same blunt tools that are completely inadequate to address contemporary chemistries of power. On the flip side of these logics, Medium Design offers no dramatic manifestos where things are new or right. Instead it only rehearses a habit of mind that has been eclipsed. Even at a moment of digital ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Building and Dwelling

    Ethics for the City

    **'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

  • A Pattern Language

    Towns, Buildings, Construction

    series Center for Environmental Structure Series
    You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental ... Read more

    $59.99 AUD

  • Bryant & May’s Peculiar London

    As the nation's oldest serving detectives, we know more about London than almost anyone. After all, we've been walking its streets and impulsively arresting its citizens for decades. Who better to take you through its less savoury side?We'll be chatting about odd buildings, odder characters, lost venues, forgotten disasters, confusing routes, dubious gossip, illicit pleasures and hidden pubs. We ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Negotiation and Design for the Self-Organizing City

    Gaming as a method for Urban Design

    by Ekim Tan ...
    This book is dedicated to building an open negotiation and design method for cities as self-organizing systems that bridges the gap between collaborative planning and collaborative design methods. Gaming as a tool for knowledge creation and negotiation serves as an interface between the more abstract decision-making and material city-making. Rarely involved in the creation of our environment, it ... Read more

    Free

  • Constructing Suburbs

    Competing Voices in a Debate over Urban Growth

    by Ann Forsyth ...
    Examining the debate between activists and professional planners over the vision of the future of a large growth corridor in Sydney, Australia, this case study maps the history of development from the late sixties to the mid-nineties, during which time serious environmental and financial problems arose. The book outlines five major visions of the future development and examines forms of political, ... Read more

    Free

  • Care and the City

    Encounters with Urban Studies

    Care and the City is a cross-disciplinary collection of chapters examining urban social spaces, in which caring and uncaring practices intersect and shape people’s everyday lives. While asking how care and uncare are embedded in the urban condition, the book focuses on inequalities in caring relations and the ways they are acknowledged, reproduced, and overcome in various spaces, discourses, and ... Read more

    Free

  • The Terraforming

    The Terraforming is the comprehensive project to fundamentally transform Earth's cities, technologies, and ecosystems to ensure that the planet will be capable of supporting Earth-like life. Artificiality, astronomy, and automation form the basis of that alternative planetarity. This short book was written in July 2019. It is is an opening brief and manifesto for The Terraforming urban design ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Good Cities, Better Lives

    How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism

    by Peter Hall ...
    series Planning, History and Environment Series
    This book has one central theme: how, in the United Kingdom, can we create better cities and towns in which to live and work and play? What can we learn from other countries, especially our near neighbours in Europe? And, in turn, can we provide lessons for other countries facing similar dilemmas?Urban Britain is not functioning as it should. Social inequalities and regional disparities show ... Read more

    $90.99 AUD

  • Places Women Make

    Unearthing the contribution of women to our cities

    by Jane Jose ...
    "Places Women Make" tells stories of women shaping the Australian city - its buildings, spaces, and social and political agendas. Jane Jose takes a fresh look at city life, great places and the unsung urban heroines who made them. She explores the design of cities, the places we need and suggests urban life would be richer if women play more of a role in city design. "Places Women Make" honours ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Permaculture City

    Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience

    by Toby Hemenway ...
    Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD