Subject Area: Urban Environment & Planning

Addis Ababa -The Evolution of an Urban African Cultural Landscape
2010 0-7734-1387-1
As a relatively new urban landscape, Addis Ababa possesses a rich cultural history that continues to develop today. Drawing on numerous first-person accounts of Addis Ababa from its inception to the present day, as well as the author's own field research, this work traces the development of the city from a military camp to the fastest-growing city in Africa. Careful attention is given to all elements of Addis Ababa, including its people, customs, geography, economy, psychology and its place in global culture. This book presents a holistic and diachronic view of the city and sets the stage for further analysis as the urbanization of Addis Ababa continues to evolve.

Bath as Spa and Bath as Slum: The Social History of a Victorian City
2010 0-7734-3788-6
This is an intensively researched study that examines the history of Bath and makes a contribution to an understanding of the way urban communities worked. The rhetoric of the city and the slum are both challenged and the interconnections between them examined in detailed case studies. In reality, the municipal politics of Bath, particularly in the field of sanitary provision, was shaped by competing attitudes to the poor of the Avon Street district. This book contains seven color photographs and eight black and white photograhs.

British Provincial Civic Design and the Building of Late-Victorian and Edwardian Cities, 1880-1914
2008 0-7734-5090-4
This work consists of an examination of examples of civic design in Britain occurring within a number of large sized provincial settlements from about 1880 to 1914. It identifies the design and planning principles that appeared to govern civic design as well as investigating its features as it appeared in practice by analysing structural and technical design components, internal arrangements and the surroundings of public buildings erected at the time. This book contains six color photographs and twelve black and white photographs.

Geographical History of United States City-Systems
2004 0-7734-6521-9
This edited book ties the settlement geography and history of specific city-systems (cities and their hinterlands) together in a unified framework. The process of population concentration and dispersion within each city-system is explained using a general model that allows particular interconnections of geography and history to be explored. This book will provide a vital contribution to historical geographers and urban historians who are interested in the regional perspective of city development. This book provides a consistent national cross-section of city-system settlement histories, a contribution not found in other scholarly works.

Geography, Politics, and Architecture of Cities
2012 0-7734-2616-7
The urban environment encapsulates an infinite variety of activities which are constantly in the state of flux. The disciplines that inform the study of urbanism are diverse such as sociology, history, geography, political science, urban planning, international relations, environmental studies, and literary criticism. Each discipline approaches urbanism differently but not isolated from those that also study it. The scholarly literature in urbanism is one of the most interesting because of the multifaceted approaches and perspectives employed to examine urban areas, the dynamic nature of urban areas themselves, and the varied analyses of urban settings. This book represents a “slice” of the variety that characterizes the urbanism literature. The multidisciplinary analyses and the dual focus on the developed and developing worlds provide, on one hand, an innovative view of the complexities of modern urban life around the world; on the other hand the chapters direct our attention to the challenges confronted by governments and societies to organize daily lives in an increasingly urbanized planet. The perspectives on urban environments presented in this book are a refreshing vision of urbanism that will intrigue and enlighten its readers. They capture the complexity of urban centers as places of politics, production, conflict, social interactions and dislocations, innovation, and where the local meets the global.

History of Urban Planning in Two West African Colonial Capitals: Residential Segregation in British Lagos and French Dakar (1850-1930)
2009 0-7734-3856-4
Few published studies have thoroughly treated the history of European planning practices in the overseas colonial territories. This is especially true regarding the African continent in general and sub-Saharan Africa in particular. Interest in the indigenous response to the formal organisation of the colonial settlement has only been manifest in the last few decades. In addition, French and British colonial policies and practices in West Africa, particularly with regard to town planning, have rarely been analysed together within the same intellectual framework.” This book contains eleven black and white photographs and two color photographs.

Place, Meaning, and Form in the Architecture and Urban Structure of Eastern Islamic Cities
2003 0-7734-6669-X
This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the unique meaning of Place (“Makan”) in the traditional context of the Eastern Islamic region, focusing mostly on the area defined by Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. The book often replaces the term cities (as referring to oversized bureaucratic apparatus) with such terms as places and dwellings – meaning developed settlements that have retained a strong trace of social coherence and physical unity, which are the true focus. The study examines the way in which making and thinking, object and subject, are inextricably linked in Islamic places and reflect Man’s inner search for truth, and the role that place plays in helping the Muslim stay true to his faith and lead a life of meaning and spirituality. With illustrations.

Tanger, Maroc La Sociologe D’une Ville-Frontiere ( A Sociological Study of Tangiers, Morocco)
2015 0-7734-4256-1
The purpose of the book is to analyze a border city by trying to include a historical effort which includes the city of Tangiers in Morocco. The representations of the city are considered here from an in-depth analysis of the historical vision of its city and of its center, its boulevard, as well as from its different neighborhoods.

Urban Communities in Early Spanish America 1493-1700
2002 0-7734-7168-5


Urban Design Ethics in Ancient China
2001 0-7734-7409-9
This study examines architecture and urban design as a joint entity, with a further subdivision, socio-cultural studies, used to develop a more complete picture of the ethical forces that shape the Chinese city. It incorporates information from other disciplines – history, archaeology, anthropology – to elaborate the discussions and conclusions. It highlights the influence of cumulative Chinese thoughts, beliefs, behavior, and ethics upon the formation of their distinctive spatial urban form.