The Effectiveness of Health Impact Assessment

Author: European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Publisher: World Health Organisation
ISBN:
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This book provides a detailed map of the use of HIA (Health impact assessement) in the WHO European Region across a large range of sectors, including transport, environment, urban planning and agriculture, and at national, regional and local levels. It also reviews the implementation and institutionalization of HIA with specific focus on governance, financing, resource generation and delivery. [Ed.]

The American Vitruvius

Author: Werner Hegemann
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136264
Format: PDF, ePub
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This classic encyclopedia of urban designs contains more than 1,200 plans, elevations, and perspective views. Its European and American buildings range from Renaissance structures to those of the 20th century.

The Long Default

Author: William K. Tabb
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0853455724
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Classic study of the fiscal crisis that gripped New York City — and much of urban America — in the 1970s.

Mortgaged Lives

Author: Ada Colau
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780979137778
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Translated from Spanish, and originally published under Vidas Hipotecadas. About the organizing strategies of the PAH, Plataforma De Afectados Por La Hipoteca.

Space Time and Architecture

Author: Sigfried Giedion
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674830400
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Analyzes contemporary architectural techniques, potentialities, innovations, and concepts as they apply to city planning

Post suburbia

Author: Jon C. Teaford
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780801854507
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The years shortly after the end of World War II saw the beginnings of a new kind of community that blended the characteristics of suburbia with those of the central city. Over the decades these "edge cities" have become permanent features of the regional landscape. In Post-Suburbia, historian Jon Teaford charts the emergence of these areas and explains why and how they developed. Teaford begins by describing the adaptation of traditional units of government to the ideals and demands of the changing world along the metropolitan fringe. He shows how these post-suburban municipalities had to fashion a government that perpetuated the ideals of small-scale village life and yet, at the same time, provided for a large tax base to pay for needed municipal services. To tell this story, Teaford follows six counties that were among the pioneers of the post-suburban world: Suffolk and Nassau counties in New York; Oakland County, Michigan; DuPage County, Illinois; Saint Louis County, Missouri; and Orange County, California. Although county governments took on new coordinating functions, Teaford concludes, the many municipalities along the metropolitan fringe continued to retain their independence and authority. Underlying this balance of power was the persistent adherence to the long-standing suburban tradition of grassroots rule. Despite changes in the economy and appearance of the metropolitan fringe, this ideology retained its appeal among post-suburban voters, who rebelled at the prospect of thorough centralization of authority. Thus the fringe may have appeared post-suburban, but traditional suburban attitudes continued to influence the course of governmental development.