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The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism
In their new audiobook, The New Localism, urban experts Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak reveal where the real power to create change lies and how it can be used to address our most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges.
Power is shif...
The High Cost of Free Parking, Updated Edition
In this no-holds-barred treatise, Donald Shoup argues that free parking has contributed to auto dependence, rapid urban sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems. Planners mandate free parking to alleviate congestion but end up dis...
The Measure of Manhattan
The first biography of a 19th-century genius, the man who plotted Manhattan's famous city grid. John Randel Jr. (1787-1865) was an eccentric and flamboyant surveyor. Renowned for his inventiveness as well as for his bombast and irascibility, Randel w...
Why Architecture Matters
Why Architecture Matters is not a work of architectural history or a guide to styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose of Why Architecture Matters is to "come to grips with how things feel to us whe...
Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is an icon of one of the most mythic of American cities, San Francisco. Standing between the Bay and the mighty Pacific like a guardian of the city, the Golden Gate retains its grip on the American imagination long after its 27...
Think Like an Architect: Roger Fullington Series in Architecture
The design of cities and buildings affects the quality of our lives. Making the built environment useful, safe, comfortable, efficient, and as beautiful as possible is a universal quest. We dream about how we might live, work, and play. From these dr...
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
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, pedes...
Grunch of Giants
Here, Buckminster Fuller takes on the gigantic corporate megaliths that exert increasing control over every aspect of daily life. In the form of a modern allegory, he traces the evolution of these multinational giants from the post-World War II milit...
The E-Myth Architect
ean: 9781618350039, isbn: 161835003X,
Combining the wisdom of renowned business development expert Michael E. Gerber and the architectural expertise of Norbert C. Lemermeyer, The E-Myth Architect equips you to: Liberate yourself from the predictable and often overwhelming tyranny of unpr...
Conversations with Frank Gehry
An unprecedented, intimate portrait of Frank Gehry, one of the world's most influential architects. Drawing on the most candid, revealing, and entertaining conversations she has had with Gehry over the last 20 years, Barbara Isenberg provides new and...
The Rising Sea
On Shishmaref Island in Alaska, homes are being washed into the sea. In the South Pacific, small island nations face annihilation by encroaching waters. In coastal Louisiana, an area the size of a football field disappears every day. For these commun...
Life After Carbon: The Next Global Transformation of Cities
ean: 9781721333417, isbn: 172133341X,
The future of our cities is not what it used to be. The modern-city model that took hold globally in the twentieth century has outlived its usefulness. It cannot solve the problems it helped to create—especially global warming. Fortunately, a new m...
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