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the next american metropolis: ecology, community and the american dream by peter calthorpe

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  • Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

    “Cities are green” is becoming a common refrain. But Calthorpe argues that a more comprehensive understanding of urbanism at the regional scale provides a better platform to address climate change. In this groundbreaking new work, he shows how such regionally scaled urbanism can be combined with green technology to achieve not only needed reductions in carbon emissions but other critical economies ... Read more

    $25.19 USD

  • The Regional City

    Most Americans today do not live in discrete cities and towns, but rather in an aggregation of cities and suburbs that forms one basic economic, multi-cultural, environmental and civic entity. These “regional cities” have the potential to significantly improve the quality of our lives--to provide interconnected and diverse economic centers, transportation choices, and a variety of human-scale ... Read more

    $44.69 USD

  • Ecology, Community and Delight

    An Inquiry into Values in Landscape Architecture

    by Ian Thompson ...
    This book examines the three principal value systems which influence landscape architectural practice: the aesthetic, the social and the environmental, and seeks to discover the role that the profession should be playing now and for the future. The book integrates an investigation of historical sources with contemporary research into the beliefs and values of practitioners. The book raises ... Read more

    $58.49 USD

  • Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin | Summary & Study Guide

    by BookRags ...
    The Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Home Team

    Professional Sports and the American Metropolis

    Most books that study professional sports concentrate on teams and leagues. In contrast, Home Team studies the connections between professional team sports in North America and the places where teams play. It examines the relationships between the four major professional team sports--baseball, basketball, football, and hockey--and the cities that attach their names, their hearts, and their ... Read more

    $37.79 USD

  • Demolition Means Progress

    Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

    series Historical Studies of Urban America
    In 1997, after General Motors shuttered a massive complex of factories in the gritty industrial city of Flint, Michigan, signs were placed around the empty facility reading, “Demolition Means Progress,” suggesting that the struggling metropolis could not move forward to greatness until the old plants met the wrecking ball. Much more than a trite corporate slogan, the phrase encapsulates the ... Read more

    $23.09 USD

  • City by City

    Dispatches from the American Metropolis

    A collection of essays—historical and personal—about the present and future of American citiesEdited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb, City by City is a collection of essays—historical, personal, and somewhere in between—about the present and future of American cities. It sweeps from Gold Rush, Alaska, to Miami, Florida, encompassing cities large and small, growing and failing. These essays look ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Man, Community and Living the American Dream

    Solutions for Real Global Change

    by Steven Machat ...
    To the People of the United States of America, today in our world we have new political upheaval being created in the Middle East. This upheaval is not caused by any fundamentalist Islamists activities or the bad wolf Al-Qaida that we are all taught are here to blow us up; an organization that our US unelected government have taught and financed to kill. No, it is being caused by people, the same ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • In the Black

    Living the American Dream by Owning and Operating Your Own Small Business

    by Steve Giroux ...
    Author Steve Giroux was introduced to entrepreneurship at age thirteen and went on to create and run two successful, small businesses. He will be the first to say that small business ownership is a beast of its own. Even those with vast knowledge in business can find themselves stumbling to find their way on the path to success when it comes to running their own show.In the Black details every ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Repairing the American Metropolis

    Common Place Revisited

    series Samuel and Althea Stroum Books
    Repairing the American Metropolis is based on Douglas Kelbaugh’s Common Place: Toward Neighborhood and Regional Design, first published in 1997. It is more timely and significant than ever, with new text, charts, and images on architecture, sprawl, and New Urbanism, a movement that he helped pioneer. Theory and policies have been revised, refined, updated, and developed as compelling ways to plan ... Read more

    $29.69 USD

  • The American metropolis - From Knickerbocker Times to the year 1900

    New York City life in all its various phases, Volumes I to III

    by Frank Moss ...
    The author aptly characterizes this work as a "series of itineraries" by which the reader is made familiar with much of the history of Manhattan Island by being led to the very spots associated with important historical events. But this book is much more. It is surprising and refreshing to read a defense of the Five Points from the pen of so intelligent a witness. We who are deeply interested in ... Read more

    $17.99 USD