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The Works

Author : Kate Ascher
ISBN : 0143112708
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 42.72 MB
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A behind-the-scenes account of the interconnected technology, transportation, and utility systems supporting New York City pairs detailed graphic images with accessible explanations of behind-the-scenes mechanisms and processes for key structures and everyday arenas. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Category: Architecture

The Works

Author : Kate Ascher
ISBN : 1594200718
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 28.82 MB
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A behind-the-scenes account of the interconnected technology, transportation, and utility systems supporting New York City pairs detailed graphic images with accessible explanations of behind-the-scenes mechanisms and processes for key structures and everyday arenas. 60,000 first printing.
Category: Social Science

New York Underground

Author : Julia Solis
ISBN : 0415950139
Genre : History
File Size : 71.49 MB
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A lavishly illustrated historical odyssey through New York's remarkable underground systems celebrates the centennial of the New York subways as it examines fascinating facts, myths, and lore about this colorful underground world.
Category: History

Invisible New York

Author : Stanley Greenberg
ISBN : 9780801859458
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 27.32 MB
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Reveals the hidden infrastructure of New York City demonstrating its technological evolution since the nineteenth century
Category: Architecture

How Cities Work

Author : Alex Marshall
ISBN : 9780292792432
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 58.73 MB
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Do cities work anymore? How did they get to be such sprawling conglomerations of lookalike subdivisions, megafreeways, and "big box" superstores surrounded by acres of parking lots? And why, most of all, don't they feel like real communities? These are the questions that Alex Marshall tackles in this hard-hitting, highly readable look at what makes cities work. Marshall argues that urban life has broken down because of our basic ignorance of the real forces that shape cities-transportation systems, industry and business, and political decision making. He explores how these forces have built four very different urban environments-the decentralized sprawl of California's Silicon Valley, the crowded streets of New York City's Jackson Heights neighborhood, the controlled growth of Portland, Oregon, and the stage-set facades of Disney's planned community, Celebration, Florida. To build better cities, Marshall asserts, we must understand and intelligently direct the forces that shape them. Without prescribing any one solution, he defines the key issues facing all concerned citizens who are trying to control urban sprawl and build real communities. His timely book will be important reading for a wide public and professional audience.
Category: Political Science


Author : David Macaulay
ISBN : 9780547347974
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 53.45 MB
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David Macaulay takes us on a visual journey through a city's various support systems by exposing a typical section of the underground network and explaining how it works. We see a network of walls, columns, cables, pipes and tunnels required to satisfy the basic needs of a city's inhabitants.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Shaping The City

Author : Rodolphe El-Khoury
ISBN : 9781317342267
Genre : Architecture
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Taking on the key issues in urban design, Shaping the City examines the critical ideas that have driven these themes and debates through a study of particular cities at important periods in their development. As well as retaining crucial discussions about cities such as Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Brasilia at particular moments in their history that exemplified the problems and themes at hand like the mega-city, the post-colonial city and New Urbanism, in this new edition the editors have introduced new case studies critical to any study of contemporary urbanism – China, Dubai, Tijuana and the wider issues of informal cities in the Global South. The book serves as both a textbook for classes in urban design, planning and theory and is also attractive to the increasing interest in urbanism by scholars in other fields. Shaping the City provides an essential overview of the range and variety of urbanisms and urban issues that are critical to an understanding of contemporary urbanism.
Category: Architecture

City Management Keys To Success

Author : Orville W. Powell
ISBN : 140332302X
Genre : Education
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At last, a good book about one of the most exciting career opportunities available in the country today – city management. It is an exciting and rewarding career because all the great issues our society – crime, pollution, urban sprawl, economic development, traffic congestion, race relations and terrorism – are concentrated in our cities. City managers dealing with these issues are in a unique position to make a positive difference in the lives of people in their communities. This book will: Help the reader evaluate city management as a career Explain the educational and work experience needed to become a city manager Give helpful tips that will allow the reader to have a long and successful career in city management Explain how to deal effectively with hate groups Explain how the news media works and how to deal with them Identify the danger signs of a city manager in trouble Gently guide the reader through losing a city manager’s job and starting over Help the reader prepare mentally for retirement. The book is a must read for anyone who has – or wants – a management position in the public sector.
Category: Education

Disrupted Cities

Author : Stephen Graham
ISBN : 9781135851989
Genre : Science
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Bringing together leading researchers from geography, political science, sociology, public policy and technology studies, Disrupted Cities exposes the politics of well-known disruptions such as devastation of New Orleans in 2005, the global SARS outbreak in 2002-3, and the great power collapse in the North Eastern US in 2003. But the book also excavates the politics of more hidden disruptions: the clogging of city sewers with fat; the day-to-day infrastructural collapses which dominate urban life in much of the global south; the deliberate devastation of urban infrastructure by state militaries; and the ways in which alleged threats of infrastructural disruption have been used to radically reorganize cities as part of the ‘war on terror’. Accessible, topical and state-of-the art, Disrupted Cities will be required reading for anyone interested in the intersections of technology, security and urban life as we plunge headlong into this quintessentially urban century. The book’s blend of cutting-edge theory with visceral events means that it will be particularly useful for illuminating urban courses within geography, sociology, planning, anthropology, political science, public policy, architecture and technology studies.
Category: Science


Author : Brian Hayes
ISBN : 0393349837
Genre : Social Science
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“Original, highly readable. . . . An extraordinary book.” —Anne Eisenberg, Scientific American
Category: Social Science