Llibres

  • Planetizen released its list of the best books in urban planning, design, and development published in 2015

    + info: Planetizen The Planetizen editorial staff based this year’s list on a number of criteria, including editorial reviews, popularity, number of references, sales figures, recommendations from experts, and the book’s potential impact on the urban planning, development, and...

    • desembre 23, 2015
  • To Make Cities More Sustainable, Let Go of Tradition. A conversation with Gabriel Metcalf on his new book, Democratic by Design, Richard Florida

    + info: City Lab “Things aren’t right in America today”: In his important new book on social innovation, Gabriel Metcalf—executive director of the urban policy think tankSPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association) and a CityLab...

    • desembre 18, 2015
  • Montréal Urban Ecology Centre Releases New Placemaking Tool

    + info: Project for Public Spaces A community-led approach is key to the success of any placemaking project. Project for Public Spaces believes this so strongly that the very first tenet listed in our 11 principles for...

    • desembre 9, 2015
  • Guiding Principles for Climate City Planning Action

    + info: UN-Habitat The Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning reviews typical steps in the city-level climate action planning process in light of a proposed set of globally applicable principles. These principles, shown below, developed through...

    • desembre 9, 2015
  • How to Turn a Place Around

    Font: Project for Public Spaces   “How to Turn a Place Around should be on the bookshelf of every urban designer and landscape architect – if not for themselves, then for their clients.” How to Turn a...

    • desembre 1, 2015
  • The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

    Font: Project for Public Spaces   Whyte’s classic 1980 study of New York’s plazas started a mini-revolution in urban planning and design. Out of print for six years, PPS has acquired the rights and is thrilled to...

    • desembre 1, 2015
  • World Cities Culture Report 2015

    Font: World Cities Cultures Forum   The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today called on cities around the world to work together to support and nurture culture and creativity, which he believes are critical to their success....

    • novembre 21, 2015
  • Charter of the New Urbanism, 2nd Edition

    Font: Planetizen   We’re usually reluctant to include reissues in our Top Books list, but this volume deserves special recognition. The originalCharter of the New Urbanism was ratified in 1993 by a group of architects and urban...

    • novembre 20, 2015
  • The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti

    Font: Planetizen   The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti is a visual journey to every corner of the globe. Author Rafael Schacter investigates 100 monumental urban artists from 25 countries in this comprehensive guide to street...

    • novembre 20, 2015
  • Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World

    Font: Planetizen   The world is facing a housing emergency, according to Bridgette Meinhold’s new book Urgent Architecture. It’s an emergency of various causes — from natural disasters and wars to entrenched issues like poverty and limited...

    • novembre 20, 2015