Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection - 3rd Floor -- HT167.C482 2009
""This volume presents many case studies to show how cities and towns throughout the U.S. are restoring their wetlands, watersheds, rivers, beaches, and harbors even as rapid urbanization has put more stress on water supplies. These accounts are designed to educate citizens and public officials about water-related issues and concerns."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- HN49.C6W38 2014
"The Community Planning Handbook is the essential starting point for all those involved: planners and local authorities, architects and other practitioners, community workers, students and local residents. It features an accessible how-to-do-it style, best practice information on effective methods, and international scope and relevance. Tips, checklists and sample documents help readers to get started quickly, learn from others' experience and to select the approach best suited to their situation"
"After a generation of pathbreaking scholarship that has reoriented and enlightened our perception of the American city, the two volumes of the Encyclopedia of American Urban History offer both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics, and sociology."
Encyclopedia of the City
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection - 3rd Floor -- HT108.5.E63 2005
"The Encyclopedia of the City focuses on the key topics encountered by undergraduates and scholars in urban studies and allied fields. Contributors include major theoreticians and practitioners, and on other individuals, groups, and organizations which study the city or practice in a field that directly or indirectly affects the city, the Encyclopedia necessarily adopts an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective."
Encyclopedia of Urban America: the cities & suburbs
""This unique work analyzes urban America in a series of 547 signed articles. Biographical articles include Jane Addams, Marion Barry, Al Capone, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lewis Mumford, and Lincoln Steffens, while topical entries cover mass transit, social welfare, residential construction, mill towns, and boom towns. Others deal with religious, racial and ethnic topics such as Shaker villages, Native Americans, African-American towns, and African Americans in cities. A bibliography follows each article, and the book concludes with an extensive 9-page selected bibliography on urban America."
"The boundaries of this project may be defined as the various academic disciplines that contribute to urban studies more generally (urban anthropology, urban economics, urban geography, urban history, urban politics, urban sociology), academic programs that build upon three disciplines (cultural studies, public administration), and professional fields that comprise urban studies (architecture, economic development, urban planning). While defining "urban studies" in this manner is problematic because the field is more than simply the sum of its disciplinary parts, this encyclopedia serves an important purpose in bringing together research traditions that might receive only scant notice in particular disciplinary encyclopedia."
Handbook of Biophilic City Planning & Design
by Timothy Beatley
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection - 3rd Floor -- HT166.B39275 2016
Part 1: The background and theory of biophilic cities. -- Chapter 1. The power of urban nature: the essential benefits of biophilic urbanism -- Chapter 2. Understanding the nature of biophilic cities -- Chapter 3. The urban nature diet: the many ways that nature enhances urban life -- Chapter 4. Biophilic cities and urban resilience -- Part 2: Creating biophilic cities: emerging global practice. -- Chapter 5. Singapore City, Singapore: city in a garden -- Chapter 6. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: from cream city to green city -- Chapter 7. Wellington, New Zealand: from town belt to blue belt -- Chapter 8. Birmingham, United Kingdom: health, nature, and urban economy -- Chapter 9. Portland, Oregon: green streets in a river city -- Chapter 10. San Francisco, California: biophilic city by the bay -- Chapter 11. Oslo, Norway: a city of fjords and forests -- Chapter 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain: nature in the compact city -- Part 3: A global survey of innovative practice and projects. -- I. Biophilic plans and codes -- II. Citizen science and community engagement -- III. Biophilic architecture and design -- IV. Restoring and reintroducing nature into the city -- V. Other biophilic urban strategies -- Part 4: Successes and future directions. -- Chapter 13. Lessons from the world's emerging biophilic cities -- Chapter 14. Overcoming the obstacles and challenges that remain -- Chapter 15. Conclusions: reimagining cities of the future.
Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics & Planning
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection - 3rd Floor -- HT321.O94 2012
"Despite the historical divergence in perspectives and methods, urban economics and urban planning share an intense interest in many topic areas: the nature of cities, the prosperity of urban economies, the efficient provision of urban services, efficient systems of transportation, and the proper allocation of land between urban and environmental uses. In bridging this gap, the book highlights the best scholarship in planning and economics that address the most pressing urban problems of our day and stimulates further dialog between scholars in urban planning and urban economics."
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection - 3rd Floor -- HT166.O94 2012
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"This publication collects together over forty-five noted field experts to discuss three key questions: Why plan? How and what do we plan? Who plans for whom? These questions are then applied across three major topics in planning: States, Markets, and the Provision of Social Goods; The Methods and Substance of Planning; and Agency, Implementation, and Decision Making."