Download Architecture and Power in Africa by Nnamdi Elleh PDF

By Nnamdi Elleh

Of the main formidable non secular edifices of the 20 th century are the Our girl of Peace Basilica within the West African kingdom of the Ivory Coast and the Hassan II Mosque in Morocco. Nnamdi Elleh not just offers a considerable architectural and pictorial research of the constructions themselves. utilizing those constructions as case reports, he additionally investigates questions of nationwide reminiscence, city shape, architectural kinds, options of democracy, social hierarchies in addition to the elites who make the selections to construct Africa's post-independence monuments and capital towns. His ebook is an exhilarating synthesis of theoretical and empirical research that's certain to stimulate debate concerning the shape and content material of post-colonial identities in Africa.

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Download Law and the City (UCL & UT Studies in Foreign & Comparative by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos PDF

By Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

Legislations and the town bargains a lateral, severe and infrequently unforeseen description of a few of an important towns on the earth, together with Moscow, Istanbul, Berlin, Singapore, Athens, Mexico urban, Toronto, Sydney, Johannesburg: each from a particular felony standpoint. a useful 'guide' to adopting a distinct method of the town and its background, tradition and daily adventure, legislation and the town isn't really easily an exploration of the connection among those spheres. It information: a flourishing of law’s spatiality and concrete criminal locality an unfolding of either the juridical city physique and the city’s criminal goals, of either the ‘urban legislation’ and the ‘juridical polis’. Enlightening and whilst problematizing the reader, this quantity is an cutting edge choice of actually worldwide dimensions that may end up compelling interpreting either for experts and for severe guests.

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Download Landownership and Residential Land Use in Urban Economies: by Suminori Tokunaga PDF

By Suminori Tokunaga

As a prototype for introducing landownership into an city residential selection version, a easy version of residential land use is proposed within which a gaggle of urban citizens is believed to possess together a round quarter of land extending from the crucial enterprise district. Absentee and public landownership types are regarded as certain situations. With this uncomplicated version, the life and specialty of the land-use equilibrium will be proven, and the results of landownership, family source of revenue, and inhabitants will be analyzed. through extending this version to an arbitrary subset of town land and by means of introducing a crowding externalities variable, the consequences of landownership at the land-use equilibrium are tested utilizing comparative statistics. This e-book could be super beneficial for these whose paintings or learn covers the fields of economics, city making plans, or neighborhood studies.

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Download Urban Planning and Real Estate Development 2nd Edition (The by John Ratcliffe PDF

By John Ratcliffe

This moment variation is a finished therapy of the dual procedures of making plans and improvement and the one publication to carry the 2 fields jointly in one textual content. up to date to mirror present perform, the case experiences incorporated during this textual content offer a transparent figuring out of the symbiotic courting of those actions. The booklet is a useful textual content for all scholars of making plans and actual property and all comparable classes.

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Download Urban Resilience: A Transformative Approach by Yoshiki Yamagata, Hiroshi Maruyama PDF

By Yoshiki Yamagata, Hiroshi Maruyama

This booklet is on city resilience – tips to layout and function towns that may face up to significant threats reminiscent of common failures and monetary downturns and the way to get over them. it's a choice of newest examine effects from separate yet participating learn teams, particularly, researchers in city layout and people on basic resilience conception. The booklet systematically offers with the middle facets of city resilience: structures, administration concerns and populations.

The taxonomy could be damaged down into threats, platforms, resilience cycles and restoration kinds within the context of city resilience. It starts off with a dialogue of structures resilience versions, concentrating on the valuable concept that resilience is a relocating regular of prices (a set of trajectories in a two-player online game paradigm). the second one part explores administration concerns, together with making plans, working and emergency reaction in towns with particular examples corresponding to land-use making plans and carbon-neutral situations for city making plans. the subsequent part makes a speciality of city dwellers and particular people-related matters within the context of resilience. Agent-based simulation of behaviour and perception-based resilience, in addition to model obstacle administration are consultant examples of the themes mentioned. an extra part examines platforms like public utilities – together with coping with energy provides, cyber-security concerns and types for pandemics. It concludes with a dialogue of the long run demanding situations and hazards dealing with complicated platforms, for instance in resilient energy grids, making it crucial interpreting for quite a lot of researchers and policymakers.

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Download Urban Development Challenges, Risks and Resilience in Asian by R.B. Singh PDF

By R.B. Singh

In this e-book, an interdisciplinary examine staff of school contributors, researchers, execs, and planners contributed to an knowing of the dynamics and dimensions of rising demanding situations and hazards in megacities within the swiftly altering city environments in Asia and tested rising resilience topics from the viewpoint of sustainability and public coverage. The world’s city inhabitants in 2009 used to be nearly 3.4 billion and Asia’s city inhabitants used to be approximately 1.72 billion. among 2010 and 2020, 411 million humans should be extra to Asian towns (60 % of the expansion within the world’s city population). via 2020, of the world’s city inhabitants of 4.2 billion, nearly 2.2 billion may be in Asia. China and India will give a contribution 31.3 % of the whole international city inhabitants via 2025. constructing Asia’s projected worldwide percentage of CO2 emissions for strength intake increases from 30 % in 2006 to forty three % by means of 2030. urban areas function magnets for individuals, company, and tradition, yet with urbanisation , the worst type of noticeable poverty turns into widespread. The Asian area, with a slum inhabitants of an envisioned 505.5 million humans, is still host to over half the world’s slum inhabitants . The publication presents info on a complete variety of environmental threats confronted by way of the population of megacities. It additionally deals a large and multidisciplinary team of case reviews from quickly becoming megacities (with populations of greater than five million) from constructed and constructing international locations of Asia.

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Download Urban Development in Asia: Pathways, Opportunities and by Qian Zhang, Xiangzheng Deng PDF

By Qian Zhang, Xiangzheng Deng

This e-book goals to offer implications for China’s city improvement via overseas comparability of urbanization method from the point of view of spatio-temporal trend, riding elements, rural-urban interactions, improvement tendencies and economic-ecological-social synergic improvement. the study hotspot of the foreign city reviews, this e-book identifies demanding situations and possibilities within the means of city improvement via examining and evaluating urbanization pathways of a number of Asian international locations as for representatives. It presents either selection aid for China’s city improvement and administration, and medical aid for the sustainable city improvement in Asian international locations.

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Download Penitentiaries, Reformatories and Chain Gangs: Social Theory by M. Colvin PDF

By M. Colvin

The definition of punishment in the United States has been subjected to numerous adjustments and has served because the foundation for far debate over the process U.S. background. simply how a long way the succeed in of penal authority should still expand, and precisely what limits to it may be imposed, are questions explored right here by means of sociologist Dr. Mark Colvin, who has large adventure operating in penitentiaries and correction companies.

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