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  • 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

  • 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

    $14.62 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cities for People

    by Jan Gehl and 1 more

    For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In this revolutionary book, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes ... Read more

    $75.25 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 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

  • Flowscapes

    Designing infrastructure as landscape

    by Van Der Hoeven Frank and 3 more

    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


  • 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • Human Transit

    How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives

    by Jarrett Walker

    Public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic developmas well as climate change. But while many people support transit in the abstract, it's often hard to channel that support into good transit investments. Part of the problem is that transit debates attract many kinds of experts, who often talk past each other. Ordinary ... Read more

    $53.74 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

  • Green Urbanism Down Under

    Learning from Sustainable Communities in Australia

    by Timothy Beatley and 1 more

    In this immensely practical book, Timothy Beatley sets out to answer a simple question: what can Americans learn from Australians about “greening” city life? Green Urbanism Down Under reports on the currstate of “sustainability practice” in Australia and the many lessons that U.S. residents can learn fromthe best Australian programs and initiatives.Australia is similar to the United States in many ... Read more

    $53.74 AUD

  • Medium Design

    by Keller Easterling

    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

  • How to Study Public Life

    by Jan Gehl and 1 more

    How do we accommodate a growing urban population in a way that is sustainable, equitable, and inviting? This question is becoming increasingly urgent to answer as we face diminishing fossil-fuel resources and the effects of a changing climate while global cities continue to compete to be the most vibrant centers of culture, knowledge, and finance.Jan Gehl has been examining this question since the ... Read more

    $53.74 AUD

  • 101 Things I Learned® in Urban Design School

    by Matthew Frederick and 1 more

    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

    $17.04 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


  • City

    A Guidebook for the Urban Age

    by P.D. Smith

    For the first time in the history of our planet, more than half the population-3.3 billion people-is now living in cities. City is the ultimate guidebook to our urban centers-the signature unit of human civilization. With erudite prose and carefully chosen illustrations, this unique work of metatourism explores what cities are and how they work. It covers history, customs and language, districts, ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • 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

    $83.92 AUD

  • Roads Were Not Built for Cars

    How cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring

    by Carlton Reid

    In Roads Were Not Built for Cars, Carlton Reid reveals the pivotal—and largely unrecognized—role that bicyclists played in the development of modern roadways. Reid introduces readers to cycling personalities, such as Henry Ford, and the cycling advocacy groups that influenced early road improvements, literally paving the way for the motor car. When the bicycle morphed from the vehicle of rich ... Read more

    $46.06 AUD

  • Bedside Essays for Lovers (of Cities)

    by Daniel Solomon

    series Island Press E-ssentials
    In this provocative collection of essays, renowned architect Daniel Solomon delves into the complexities of what makes a city vibrant. Acknowledging that a city is not a static thing, he argues we need to pay more attention to nurturing what he calls “continuous cities.” In such a city, he says, “new buildings, new institutions, and new technologies don’t rip apart the old and wreck it. They ... Read more

    $6.13 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

    $10.66 AUD