The built environment sector has a major impact on the lives of people, the prosperity of businesses, and the resilience, health and well-being of communities through planning, design, construction and management of urban environments, buildings and infrastructure.
The aim of this series is to present a sequence of books that address the many ways in which ‘social value’ can be created (and potentially destroyed) in and by the built environment.
The series defines social value as the impact that built environment has on the lives of people living in communities it builds and those who work in the sector.
Recognising the critically important contribution that the built environment makes to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals globally, the series will be multidisciplinary and international in outlook. It will address questions of both theory and practice, and it will be broad in scope, reporting new empirical work, ground-breaking approaches and exposing good and bad practice through real-life case studies.
The series will cover many subjects including, but not limited to:
We are seeking expressions of interest from thought-leaders and researchers who are interested in social value relating to the planning, design, construction and management of the built environment. We are particularly interested in books that include scholarship from practice, and cross-disciplinary co-authorship is encouraged but not a requirement.
Expressions of interest should include your name and contact details, information on the book’s subject, an indicative table of contents, an estimated completion date of the manuscript, and target audience. Edited books are appropriate to the series, but we are particularly interested in commissioning authored books and research monographs.
Please note that the series editors have no role in the peer-review or Routledge’s final decision. All proposals need to go through peer-review and be accepted by Routledge before a contract is issued.
By Ani Raiden, Andrew King
November 29, 2021
Social Value in Practice offers the reader a simple, accessible guide for considering, creating, and delivering social value in projects and within their organisation. The book connects social value to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and presents an insight into the many and ...
By Ani Raiden, Martin Loosemore, Andrew King, Chris Gorse
December 13, 2018
While the concept of social value is not new, recent interest in social value in construction has grown because of new social procurement legislation around the world and an increasing acceptance of the need to ensure construction projects provide social value, rather than simply economic value. ...