Titles in the Critical Concepts in Built Environment series bring together the most significant and influential writings on key themes within topics across Architecture, Planning, Construction, Landscape and Property. Edited and introduced by leaders in the appropriate fields, the volumes include essential readings from a wide range of sources. Each collection provides a thorough overview of the topic and debates surrounding it, creating a valuable resource for researchers, academics and students.
Community Planning and Development
Rural Planning and Development
Urban Planning After Disasters
Rhonda Phillips, Patsy Kraeger
December 18, 2017
Community development refers to planned efforts aimed at producing assets to increase the ability and capacity of inhabitants to enhance quality of life. There are many types of assets recognized in community development, including social, physical, human, financial and environmental. Community...
Nick Gallent, Mark Scott
May 11, 2017
This collection offers a comprehensive selection of journal articles and book chapters that provide readers with an historical overview of rural planning, collating the canonical writings on the subject in one essential reference work. Each volume begins with an editorial introduction by the editor...
November 24, 2016
This four-volume collection brings together the most important canonical and cutting-edge papers in the essential topic of planning after disasters. This is the first coherent academic reference work to date. These selections emphasize knowledge regarding reconstruction and recovery of communities...
Thomas B. Fischer
August 17, 2015
This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the most important canonical and cutting-edge works in Environmental Assessment. International in scope, the materials gathered cover the background of Environmental Assessment and the different possible approaches. The...
July 22, 2015
By closely examining its public spaces, we can decipher the social, cultural and political life of a city. Public space is the arena for individual and group expression; a forum for dialogue, debate, and contestation; a space for conviviality, leisure, performance, and display; a place...
July 16, 2015
While the fields of modern city planning and public health emerged together in the nineteenth century to address urban inequities and infectious diseases, they were largely disconnected for much of the twentieth century. In the twenty-first century, planning and public health are...
Ole B. Jensen
June 08, 2015
The world is on the move. This is a widespread understanding by many inhabitants of contemporary society across the Globe. But what does it actually mean? During over one decade the ‘mobilities turn’ within the social sciences have provided a new set of insights into the repercussions of mobilities...
June 05, 2015
This four-volume collection covers planning theory in conjunction with social, political, economic, and cultural theory. The set is organized both chronologically and thematically, beginning with the key trends in the nineteenth century but primarily concentrating on the subsequent periods, which...
March 13, 2015
This is a set that brings together scholarly work on historical, conceptual, and technical aspects of the urban landscape. The role of landscape, as recreational, public, social, ecological, infrastructural and experiential component of the urban environment has been increasingly recognized during...
January 22, 2015
Resilience is the ability of a city to bounce back from an unforeseen catastrophe. Resilient cities are able to snap back to their previous state after a disaster and even develop the capacity to withstand future shocks. Knowing what to do prior to, during and after a disaster is critical to the...
July 30, 2014
The ‘fit for purpose’ of the built environment has been a focus of attention since classical times, both in the West and in the East. However, an explicit focus on ‘sustainable buildings’ is relatively new. The last two decades in particular have seen an explosion of published material on the...