Transit Maps of the World

Every Urban Train Map on Earth

Author: Mark Ovenden

Publisher: Particular Books

ISBN: 9780141981444

Category:

Page: 176

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Transit Maps of the World is the first, comprehensive collection of every rapid-transit system on earth. Using glorious, colourful graphics, Mark Ovenden traces the history of urban transport systems, including rare and historic maps, diagrams, and photographs. Transit Maps could not be more relevant to our modern existence. It uncovers the way many of us are able live and work day to day. It is an inspiring compendium for graphic designers and transport enthusiasts alike.

Transit Maps of the World

Author: Mark Ovenden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143128493

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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"Expanded and updated edition of the world's first collection of every urban train map on earth"--Front cover.

Railway Maps of the World

Author: Mark Ovenden

Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780143122401

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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An intricately detailed, anecdotal collection of international railway maps and posters features a chronological timeline from the Liverpool and Manchester Railway of 1830 to the proposed 2020 high-speed networks of China and a historically vivid atlas representing more than 100 countries. By the author of Transit Maps of the World. 40,000 first printing.

Human Transit

How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives

Author: Jarrett Walker

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610911741

Category: Transportation

Page: 235

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Public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change. But while many people support transit in the abstract, it's often hard to channel that support into good transit investments. Part of the problem is that transit debates attract many kinds of experts, who often talk past each other. Ordinary people listen to a little of this and decide that transit is impossible to figure out. Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus first on the underlying geometry that all transit technologies share. In Human Transit, Walker supplies the basic tools, the critical questions, and the means to make smarter decisions about designing and implementing transit services. Human Transit explains the fundamental geometry of transit that shapes successful systems; the process for fitting technology to a particular community; and the local choices that lead to transit-friendly development. Whether you are in the field or simply a concerned citizen, here is an accessible guide to achieving successful public transit that will enrich any community.

Under Ground

Subways and Metros of the World

Author: Catherine Zerdoun

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770858114

Category: Subway stations

Page: 208

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A visual tour of an amazing world beneath our streets.

Subways of the World

Author: Stan Fischler

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760307526

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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Featuring informative sidebars and 90 photos, this colorful look at today's subways examines the five premier systems in the world: New York, Paris, Washington, D.C., Moscow, and London.

London Underground by Design

Author: Mark Ovenden

Publisher: Particular Books

ISBN: 9781846144172

Category: Subways

Page: 288

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A beautifully illustrated and comprehensive history of one of the world's most celebrated design achievements, and of the visionaries who brought it to life. Since its establishment 150 years ago as the world's first urban subway, the London Underground has continuously set a benchmark for design that has influenced transit systems from New York to Tokyo, Moscow to Paris and beyond. London Underground by Design is the first meticulous study of every aspect of that feat. Beginning in the pioneering Victorian age, Mark Ovenden charts the evolution of architecture, branding, typeface, map design, interior and textile styles, posters, signage and graphic design and how these came together to shape not just the Underground's identity, but the character of London itself. This is the story of celebrated designers - from Frank Pick, the guru who conceptualised the modern Tube's look under the 'design fit for purpose' mantra, to Harry Beck, Tube diagram creator, and from Marion Dorn, one of the twentieth century's leading textile designers, to Edward Johnston, creator of the distinctive font that bears his name, as well as Leslie Green, designer of central London's distinctive ruby-red tiled stations, and the Design Research Unit's head, Misha Black, who in the 1960s rebranded British Railways and created the Victoria line's distinctive style, and Sir Norman Foster, architect of Canary Wharf station. Rich with hundreds of illustrations, some never before seen, London Underground by Design shows that design is not just about aesthetic pleasure, but is crucial to how we get around.

Straphanger

Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

Author: Taras Grescoe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805095586

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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Taras Grescoe rides the rails all over the world and makes an elegant and impassioned case for the imminent end of car culture and the coming transportation revolution "I am proud to call myself a straphanger," writes Taras Grescoe. The perception of public transportation in America is often unflattering—a squalid last resort for those with one too many drunk-driving charges, too poor to afford insurance, or too decrepit to get behind the wheel of a car. Indeed, a century of auto-centric culture and city planning has left most of the country with public transportation that is underfunded, ill maintained, and ill conceived. But as the demand for petroleum is fast outpacing the world's supply, a revolution in transportation is under way. Grescoe explores the ascendance of the straphangers—the growing number of people who rely on public transportation to go about the business of their daily lives. On a journey that takes him around the world—from New York to Moscow, Paris, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Bogotá, Phoenix, Portland, Vancouver, and Philadelphia—Grescoe profiles public transportation here and abroad, highlighting the people and ideas that may help undo the damage that car-centric planning has done to our cities and create convenient, affordable, and sustainable urban transportation—and better city living—for all.

London Underground Architecture and DesignMap

Author: Blue Crow Media

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912018666

Category: London (England)

Page: N.A

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"Transport design historian and broadcaster Mark Ovenden has curated this unique map of iconic station buildings, classic signage in the Johnston lettering ... and distinctive platform furniture for both the design enthusiast and casual observer alike."--Slipcover.

722 Miles

The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York

Author: Clifton Hood

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801880544

Category: History

Page: 335

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A thorough history follows the evolution of the New York subway system from visionary idea, through political machinations and feats of urban planning, to engineering reality, and looks at the diverse ways in which mass transportation has shaped New York City and the lives of its inhabitants. Reprint.

The Great Society Subway

A History of the Washington Metro

Author: Zachary M. Schrag

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801889065

Category: History

Page: 376

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The story of the Great Society Subway sheds light on the development of metropolitan Washington, postwar urban policy, and the promises and limits of rail transit in American cities.

The New Urban Crisis

How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About It

Author: Richard Florida

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465097782

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis. Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back-to-the-city movement in his groundbreaking The Rise of the Creative Class, demonstrates how the same forces that power the growth of the world's superstar cities also generate their vexing challenges: gentrification, unaffordability, segregation, and inequality. Meanwhile, many more cities still stagnate, and middle-class neighborhoods everywhere are disappearing. Our winner-take-all cities are just one manifestation of a profound crisis in today's urbanized knowledge economy. A bracingly original work of research and analysis, The New Urban Crisis offers a compelling diagnosis of our economic ills and a bold prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring growth and prosperity for all.

The European Convention on Human Rights

A Commentary

Author: William A. Schabas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191066761

Category: Law

Page: 1414

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The European Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary is the first complete article-by-article commentary on the ECHR and its Protocols in English. This book provides an entry point for every part of the Convention: the substance of the rights, the workings of the Court, and the enforcement of its judgments. A separate chapter is devoted to each distinct provision or article of the Convention as well as to Protocols 1, 4, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 16, which have not been incorporated in the Convention itself and remain applicable to present law. Each chapter contains: a short introduction placing the provision within the context of international human rights law more generally; a review of the drafting history or preparatory work of the provision; a discussion of the interpretation of the text and the legal issues, with references to the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Commission on Human Rights; and a selective bibliography on the provision. Through a thorough review of the ECHR this commentary is both exhaustive and concise. It is an accessible resource that is ideal for lawyers, students, journalists, and others with an interest in the world's most successful human rights regime.

Great City Maps

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465459065

Category: History

Page: 256

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A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest historical city maps, providing a captivating overview of cartography through the ages. The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography-it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to them. From classical cities like Rome and Jerusalem to modern hubs like New York and Tokyo, the stories behind each map are revealed: why it was created, who it was intended for, and how it was achieved. Profiles of key cartographers, planners, and artists give even further insight into the history of each urban masterpiece.

Paris Underground

The Maps, Stations, and Design of the Métro

Author: Mark Ovenden

Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780143116394

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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More than one thousand maps, diagrams, and photographs offer a graphic history of the Paris subway system.

The Geography of Transport Systems

Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317210107

Category: Transportation

Page: 440

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This expanded and revised fourth edition of The Geography of Transport Systems provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field with a broad overview of its concepts, methods and areas of application. Aimed mainly at an undergraduate audience, it provides an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation and focuses on how the mobility of passengers and freight is linked with geography. The book is divided in ten chapters, each covering a specific conceptual dimension, including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts, and updated with the latest information available. The fourth edition offers new material on the issues of transport and the economy, city logistics, supply chains, security, energy, the environment, as well as a revised content structure. With over 160 updated photographs, figures and maps, The Geography of Transport Systems presents transportation systems at different scales ranging from global to local and focuses on different contexts such as North America, Europe and East Asia. This volume is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interested in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering. A companion web site, which contains additional material, has been developed for the book and can be found here: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/

The Island At The Center Of The World

The Epic Story Of Dutch Manhattan And The Forgotten Colony That Shaped America

Author: Russell Shorto

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400078679

Category: History

Page: 384

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A history of the Dutch role in the establishment of Manhattan discusses the rivalry between England and the Dutch Republic, focusing on the power struggle between Holland governor Peter Stuyvesant and politician Adriaen van der Donck that shaped New York's culture and social freedoms. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Skylines

A Journey Through 50 Skylines of the World's Greatest Cities

Author: Yolanda Zappaterra,Jan Fuscoe

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 9781781314517

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Big city life unites the planet. Every habitable continent has metropolitan hot spots that are a hive of activity, a hub of culture - or, to countless millions, the place they call home. Some thrive on a symphony of car horns while for others there's the rhythmic echo of trains or even ships. The air may hang heavy with spices or fragrant flowers, among buildings that are rarefied or regenerated. There's no universal formula that makes a city illustrious. But the spectacle of a horizon brimming with prominent buildings great and small evokes an anticipatory thrill about what lies at its core. And a skyline is that city's iconic signature writ large on a blank canvas, with no two appearing the same. A skyline is a window-shoppers guide to what lays in store. It is a visual code that bridges the language gap and shows you at a glance what has made a city great. From the dizzy heights of the Dubai horizon to the ancient silhouette of Rome, Skylines features fifty of the most iconic, vibrant and often magnificent places from across the globe. This is your key to exploring the world through the architectural triumphs that make our cities famous. Beautiful and atmospheric illustrations accompany an introduction to these iconic vistas, summing up their spirit, history and location. Short histories of each place reveal threads that illuminate often well-trodden streets. This compilation is defined by the one-of-a-kind buildings - including fortresses, palaces, sacred sites, monuments, skyscrapers and cultural hotspots - that makes each one unique. See how well you really know these cities as they are depicted through the silhouettes of their most noteworthy buildings.

MBA In A Week

All The Insights OF A Master Of Business Administration Degree In Seven Simple Steps

Author: Alan Finn

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1473608244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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Business brilliance just got easier This very practical 'seven-day MBA' does not assume prior knowledge and distils the most practical business insights from MBA studies into easy-to-digest bite-sized chunks. Ambitious people on the corporate ladder see achieving an MBA as a way to get ahead and to demonstrate their ambition - in short, to rise head and shoulders above the ranks of the other junior managers in their organizations. Creating visions for growth and spearheading their implementation gets you noticed by top management looking for vigorous new blood to lead the organizations of the future. But it is difficult to create all-embracing, organization-wide visions for growth if you don't really understand how the other departments - departments other than yours - work together. Studies for an MBA degree don't set you apart just because you have a certificate on your office wall. Knowledge of other departments' aims and objectives, and the workplace challenges their managers face, gives you an inside track on how to improve the overall efficiency of the organization - while making sure that your work gets the credit it deserves! The abilities you will develop will gain the respect of your peers, and your own department's increased efficiency will be noticed by senior management. This seven-day 'MBA In A Week' raises your game - ambitious managers can learn in a week what the experts learn in a lifetime. You will learn how to integrate the objectives and operations of the whole enterprise into new formations that will deliver sustainable growth and increased shareholder value - as well as impress your boss or a potential new employer at interview! Over this week-long course you will cover: - Sunday: Global business pressures and change - Monday: Finance, economics and accounting - Tuesday: Entrepreneurship, ethics and social responsibility - Wednesday: Strategy and marketing - Thursday: Operations management - Friday: Organizational behaviour and human resources management - Saturday: Research and change management