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  1. World Cities Report 2020

    Shows that the intrinsic value of sustainable urbanization can and should be harnessed for the wellbeing of all. The report provides evidence and policy analysis of the value of urbanization from an economic, social and environmental perspective. It also explores the role of innovation and technology. Learn More
    £68.50

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  2. The Nature of Order, Four-Volume Set

    In the four books in The Nature of Order, Alexander constructs an entirely new cosmology, grounded in the latest scientific knowledge, and integrating the perennial wisdom of the centrality of human experience and values. In this way, he reunifies for the field of architecture the 400-year old split of Body (structure) and Soul (feeling). Learn More
    £170.00

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  3. The Nature of Order, Book 2: The Process of Creating Life

    Alexander presents a living world that is of necessity generated by processes to create locally adapted spontaneous structure. He shows us how to do for buildings and cities what DNA does for grass on hills and trees in forests: allowing each thing to become what it needs to be, as it arises from its own circumstances. Learn More
    £56.85

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  4. The Nature of Order, Book 1: The Phenomenon of Life

    Alexander proposes a scientific view of the world in which all space-matter has perceptible degrees of life and sets this understanding of order as an intellectual basis for a new architecture. He introduces the concept of living structure and defines the fifteen properties from which, according to his observations, all wholeness is built. Learn More
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  5. The Nature of Order, Book 4: The Luminous Ground

    Includes hundreds of photographic examples of buildings, public places, streets, rooms and gardens, most built by Alexander and his colleagues, in a great variety of cultures, showing how buildings and details governed by living process will be connected to human feeling, and what shape they must have. Learn More
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  6. The Nature of Order, Book 3: A Vision of A Living World

    Includes hundreds of photographic examples of buildings, public places, streets, rooms and gardens, most built by Alexander and his colleagues, in a great variety of cultures, showing how buildings and details governed by living process will be connected to human feeling, and what shape they must have. Learn More
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  7. From My Window

    A compilation of stories based on the lives of children who observe the world through their windows during the COVID-19 pandemic. From Asia and Europe to North America, Latin America, and Africa, this book explores children's shared experience of life away from school and friends. Learn More
    £9.00

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  8. Transition to Common Work

    The Working Centre in the downtown core of Kitchener, Ontario, is a widely recognized and successful model for community development. This book is the essential text about The Working Centre - its beginnings, the lessons learned, and the myriad ways in which its strategies and innovations can be adapted by those who share its goals. Learn More
    £15.95

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  9. Navigating Differences

    Gathers the best social scientists in Singapore to examine issues of ethnicity, religion, class, and culture in order to understand the many different fault lines that run across the multicultural city-state. These essays are written in an engaging manner and are designed to present the authors' expertise to a wider audience. Learn More
    £27.95

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  10. Township Economy

    Provides a unique insight into township informal business and entrepreneurship. The book focuses on micro-enterprises, the business strategies of township entrepreneurs and the impact of autonomous informal economic activities on urban life. Learn More
    £32.50

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  11. Communal Solidarity

    Examines the development of Winnipeg's Jewish community and the network of institutions and organisations they established to provide income assistance, health care, institutional care for children and the elderly, and immigrant aid to reunite families. Learn More
    £64.95

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  12. Dolor y Alegria

    In "Dolor y Alegria", 15 mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers in the Mexican City of Cuernavaca speak about the dramatic effects that urbanisation and rapid social change have had on their lives. Sarah LeVine combines these autobiographical vignettes with ethnographical material. Learn More
    £18.50

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  13. Wheeling's Polonia

    Weaves together stories of immigrating, working, and creating a distinctly Polish-American community, or Polonia, in the heart of the upper Ohio Valley steel industry. At once a deeply textured evocation of the city's ethnic institutions and an engagement with large questions about belonging, change and justice, Wheeling's Polonia us an inspiring account of a diverse working-class culture and the immigrants who built it. Learn More
    £30.95

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  14. Bacchus and Civic Order

    Augsberg's taverns and drinking rooms ranged from poorly lit rooms to elaborate marble halls. This volume examines the social and cultural functions served by drinking and tavern life in Germany between 1500 and 1700, and challenges existing theories about urban identity, sociability and power. Learn More
    £51.50

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  15. Managing Decline

    For many years, coal formed the backbone of Japan's economic development, but in 1986 Japan opted for coal import and most domestic mines were closed. The restructuring package was thought to address the needs of all affected, but this text argues that the community most affected were excluded. Learn More
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  16. Misplacing Ogden, Utah

    How do we draw the lines between "good" and "bad" neighbourhoods? How do we know'ghettos'? Using Ogden, Utah, as a case study, Pepper Glass argues that urban reputations are "moral frontiers" that uphold and create divides between who is a good and respectable - or a bad and vilified - member of a community. Learn More
    £60.50

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