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Planning, History and Environment Series

Series Editor: Ann Rudkin

This series offers a unique window on the creation of the modern environment. Designed for an international readership, the emphasis is on:

  • urban and regional planning
  • recent as well as longer-term history
  • what the past can tell us about the present
  • local as well as global and comparative topics

Within this framework the books address three themes:

  • regional, continental and comparative studies
  • planning histories of key cities
  • changing planning ideologies and policies

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1-10 of 51 results in Planning, History and Environment Series
  1. Garden Suburbs of Tomorrow?

    A New Future for the Cottage Estates

    By Martin Crookston

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Faced with acute housing shortages, the idea of new garden cities and suburbs is on the UK planning agenda once again, but what of the garden suburbs that already exist? Over the first six decades of the twentieth century, councils across Britain created a new and optimistic form of housing – the...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Planning Imagination

    Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning

    Edited by Mark Tewdwr-Jones, Nicholas Phelps, Robert Freestone

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Knighted in 1998 ‘for services to the Town and Country Planning Association’, and in 2003 named by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a ‘Pioneer in the Life of the Nation’, Peter Hall is internationally renowned for the breadth and depth of his studies and writings on urban and regional planning....

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Good Cities, Better Lives

    How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism

    By Peter Hall

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    This book has one central theme: how, in the United Kingdom, can we create better cities and towns in which to live and work and play? What can we learn from other countries, especially our near neighbours in Europe? And, in turn, can we provide lessons for other countries facing similar dilemmas?...

    Published September 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Healthy City Planning

    From Neighbourhood to National Health Equity

    By Jason Corburn

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Healthy city planning means seeking ways to eliminate the deep and persistent inequities that plague cities. Yet, as Jason Corburn argues in this book, neither city planning nor public health is currently organized to ensure that today’s cities will be equitable and healthy. Having made the case...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Planning Asian Cities

    Risks and Resilience

    Edited by Stephen Hamnett, Dean Forbes

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    In Planning Asian Cities: Risks and Resilience, Stephen Hamnett and Dean Forbes have brought together some of the region’s most distinguished urbanists to explore the planning history and recent development of Pacific Asia’s major cities. They show how globalization, and the competition to achieve...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle

    By Yasser Elsheshtawy

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Yasser Elsheshtawy explores Dubai’s history from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its place on the world stage today, using historical narratives, travel descriptions, novels and fictional accounts by local writers to bring colour to his history of the city’s urban development. With...

    Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Of Planting and Planning

    The making of British colonial cities, 2nd Edition

    By Robert Home

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    ‘At the centre of the world-economy, one always finds an exceptional state, strong, aggressive and privileged, dynamic, simultaneously feared and admired.’ - Fernand Braudel, Civilization and Capitalism, 15th–18th Centuries This, surely, is an apt description of the British Empire at its...

    Published January 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs

    Edited by Sonia Hirt, Diane Zahm

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Here for the first time is a thoroughly interdisciplinary and international examination of Jane Jacobs’s legacy. Divided into four parts: I. Jacobs, Urban Philosopher; II. Jacobs, Urban Economist; II. Jacobs, Urban Sociologist; and IV. Jacobs, Urban Designer, the book evaluates the impact of Jacobs...

    Published June 26th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Learning from the Japanese City

    Looking East in Urban Design, 2nd Edition

    By Barrie Shelton

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Japanese cities are amongst the most intriguing and confounding anywhere. Their structures, patterns of building and broader visual characteristics defy conventional urban design theories, and the book explores why this is so. Like its cities, Japan’s written language is recognized as one of...

    Published March 27th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Staging the New Berlin

    Place Marketing and the Politics of Urban Reinvention Post-1989

    By Claire Colomb

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    This book explores the politics of place marketing and the process of ‘urban reinvention’ in Berlin between 1989 and 2011. In the context of the dramatic socio-economic restructuring processes, changes in urban governance and physical transformation of the city following the Fall of the Wall, the ‘...

    Published November 20th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Sociable Cities: The 21st-Century Reinvention of the Garden City, 2nd Edition
    By Peter Hall, Colin Ward
    To Be Published May 27th 2014
  2. Twentieth-Century Suburbs: A Morphological Approach
    By C.M.H Carr, J.W.R Whitehand
    To Be Published October 31st 2014

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