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Routledge Research in Landscape and Environmental Design


About the Series

The series is explicitly designed for the publication of scholarly works in landscape and closely related disciplines, and is aimed at academic libraries across the world. Building on Routledge’s history of academic rigor and cutting edge research, the series will contribute to the rapidly expanding literature in all areas of landscape.

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Waste and Urban Regeneration An Urban Ecology of Seoul’s Nanjido Post-landfill Park

Waste and Urban Regeneration: An Urban Ecology of Seoul’s Nanjido Post-landfill Park

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jeong Hye Kim
November 24, 2020

Waste and Urban Regeneration examines the Nanjido region of Seoul and its transformation from Nanjido Landfill to the World Cup Park, and its relation to the urban ecology within the context of the city’s urban development during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The study ...

Climate-Adaptive Design in High Mountain Villages Ladakh in Transition

Climate-Adaptive Design in High Mountain Villages: Ladakh in Transition

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Carey Clouse
October 16, 2020

Drawing from the unique context and climate of the Himalaya, this book highlights several innovative design interventions, shaped by a myriad of social, cultural, environmental, and political factors that have been employed in villages to combat climate change. Climate-Adaptive Design in High ...

Reimagining Industrial Sites Changing Histories and Landscapes

Reimagining Industrial Sites: Changing Histories and Landscapes

1st Edition

Catherine Heatherington
March 04, 2020

The discourse around derelict, former industrial and military sites has grown in recent years. This interest is not only theoretical, and landscape professionals are taking new approaches to the design and development of these sites. This book examines the varied ways in which the histories and ...

Walking, Landscape and Environment

Walking, Landscape and Environment

1st Edition

David Borthwick, Pippa Marland, Anna Stenning
December 04, 2019

Walking, Landscape and Environment explores walking as a method of research and practice in the humanities and creative arts, emerging from a recent surge of growth in urban and rural walking. This edited collection of essays from leading figures in the field presents an enquiry into, and a ...

Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order

Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order

1st Edition

Kathleen John-Alder
September 20, 2019

Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order looks at the well-known and studied landscape architect, Ian McHarg, in a new light. The author explores McHarg’s formative years, and investigates how his ideas developed in both their complexity and scale. As a precursor to McHarg’s approach in his ...

Desert Paradises Surveying the Landscapes of Dubai’s Urban Model

Desert Paradises: Surveying the Landscapes of Dubai’s Urban Model

1st Edition

Julian Bolleter
April 02, 2019

Desert Paradises: Surveying the Landscapes of Dubai’s Urban Model explores how designed landscapes can play a vital role in constructing a city’s global image and legitimizing its socio-political hierarchy. Using the case study of Dubai, Bolleter explores how Dubai’s rulers employ a paradisiacal ...

Landscape Performance Ian McHarg’s ecological planning in The Woodlands, Texas

Landscape Performance: Ian McHarg’s ecological planning in The Woodlands, Texas

1st Edition

Bo Yang
November 07, 2018

Ian McHarg’s ecological planning approach has been influential since the 20th century. However, few empirical studies have been conducted to evaluate the performance of his projects. Using the framework of landscape performance assessment, this book demonstrates the long-term benefits of a renowned...

A History of Groves

A History of Groves

1st Edition

Jan Woudstra, Colin Roth
August 17, 2017

The grove, a grouping of trees, intentionally cultivated or found growing wild, has a long diverse history entwined with human settlement, rural practices and the culture and politics of cities. A grove can be a memorial, a place of learning, a site of poetic retreat and philosophy or political ...

Landscape and Branding The promotion and production of place

Landscape and Branding: The promotion and production of place

1st Edition

Nicole Porter
June 16, 2017

Landscape and branding explores the way landscape is conceptualised, conceived, represented and designed by professionals in a brand-driven age. Landscape - incorporating tangible physical space as well as intangible concepts, narratives, images, and experiences of place - is constructed by a ...

Cultural Landscapes of South Asia Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management

Cultural Landscapes of South Asia: Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management

1st Edition

Kapila D. Silva, Amita Sinha
October 25, 2016

Winner of the Environmental Design Research Association's 2018 Achievement Award The pluralism of South Asia belies any singular reading of its heritage. In spite of this diversity, its cultural traditions retain certain attributes that are at their core South Asian—in their capacity to ...

Melancholy and the Landscape Locating Sadness, Memory and Reflection in the Landscape

Melancholy and the Landscape: Locating Sadness, Memory and Reflection in the Landscape

1st Edition

Jacky Bowring
July 06, 2016

Written as an advocacy of melancholy’s value as part of landscape experience, this book situates the concept within landscape’s aesthetic traditions, and reveals how it is a critical part of ethics and empathy. With a history that extends back to ancient times, melancholy has hovered at the edges ...

Contemporary Urban Landscapes of the Middle East

Contemporary Urban Landscapes of the Middle East

1st Edition

Mohammad Gharipour
March 23, 2016

The Middle East is well-known for its historic gardens that have developed over more than two millenniums. The role of urban landscape projects in Middle Eastern cities has grown in prominence, with a gradual shift in emphasis from gardens for the private sphere to an increasingly public function. ...

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