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Partnerships in Property Development

This book covers partnerships in the broadest sense, presenting a critical account of the whole range of partnerships in property development. The emphasis is on the relationship between developers and landowners, developers and funders, and the provision of public services through the use of private finance. The authors draw on their own professional experience of running property partnerships and, with carefully researched case stu...

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Landscape Ideas You Can Use

A beautiful, inspiring book featuring well-chosen examples of landscape designs that succeed. This book goes beyond pretty pictures to include specific information on plant and hardscaping options so you can make an informed decision on which options make sense for your yard. Subjects covered include: Understanding landscape styles, landscape materials, landscape elements, gardens & border plantings, landscape structures, firepit...

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American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

A vivid and engaging exploration of California's debt to the ancient world Discussing the influence of the classics on America is nothing new; indeed, classical antiquity could be considered second only to Christianity as a force in modeling America's national identity. What has never been explored until now is how, from the beginning, Californians in particular chose to visually and culturally craft their new world using the rhetori...

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Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Procedures

Updated edition of the comprehensive rulebook to the specifier's craft With this latest update, Construction Specifications Writing, Sixth Edition continues to claim distinction as the foremost text on construction specifications. This mainstay in the field offers comprehensive, practical, and professional guidance to understanding the purposes and processes for preparation of construction specifications. This new edition uses real-w...

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Applied Foreign Affairs

aFA ist ein Lab des Instituts fur Architektur an der Universitat fur angewandte Kunst Wien, in dem raumliche, infrastrukturelle, okologische und kulturelle Phanomene der Sub-Sahara untersucht werden. Jedes Projekt ist transdisziplinar und transkulturell konzipiert. Das Buch dokumentiert drei Projekte, die in den Jahren 2011-2015 durchgefuhrt wurden: GUABULIGA _ WELL BY THE THORN TREE / ON OTHER PLANNING (( kursiv)) im Norden Ghanas, ...

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Prospects for Resilience: Insights from New York City's Jamaica Bay

Given the realities of climate change and sea-level rise, coastal cities around the world are struggling with questions of resilience. Resilience, at its core, is about desirable states of the urban social-ecological system and understanding how to sustain those states in an uncertain and tumultuous future. How do physical conditions, ecological processes, social objectives, human politics, and history shape the prospects for resilie...

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Off the Plan : The Urbanisation of the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a well-known and loved destination for local and international tourists, a city of surf and sun, pleasure and leisure. However, it is also one of the fastest growing cities in Australia, occupying the largest urban footprint outside the state capitals. How did the Gold Coast come to be what it is today? Off the Plan is the first in-depth, multidisciplinary academic study on the urbanization and development of the Go...

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Re-Scaling the Environment : New Landscapes of Design, 1960-1980

Von 1960 bis 1980 erlebten Ost-und Westeuropa eine Bauproduktion von bis dahin unbekanntem Ausmass. Kybernetik, Planungswissenschaft und Soziologie sowie neue Moglichkeiten von Technologie und Produktion eroffneten in Architektur und Raumplanung ein Denken in Prozessen, Systemen und grossen Massstaben, das technokratische und utopische Konzepte begunstigte. Architekten und Planer verstanden sich zunehmend als Gestalter umfassender In...

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The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities

At its most basic, historic preservation is about keeping old places alive, in active use, and relevant to the needs of communities today. As cities across America experience a remarkable renaissance, and more and more young, diverse families choose to live, work, and play in historic neighborhoods, the promise and potential of using our older and historic buildings to revitalize our cities is stronger than ever. This urban resurgenc...