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Our latest books, covering a wide range of key areas within Architecture for students, instructors, researchers, and professors.

Urban Design

  • Ways of Residing in Transformation

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Sten Gromark, Mervi Ilmonen, Katrin Paadam, Eli Støa

    Profound transformations in residential practices are emerging in Europe as well as throughout the urban world. They can be observed in the unfolding diversity of residential architecture and spatially restructured cities. The complexity of urban and societal processes behind these changes requires…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28
    Routledge

  • Introducing Urban Anthropology

    1st Edition

    By Rivke Jaffe, Anouk De Koning

    This book provides an up-to-date introduction to the important and growing field of urban anthropology. This is an increasingly critical area of study, as more than half of the world's population now lives in cities and anthropological research is increasingly done in an urban context. Exploring…

    Paperback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge

  • Chinese Environmental Aesthetics

    Wangheng Chen, Wuhan University, China, translated by Feng Su, Hunan Normal University, China, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gerald Cipriani

    China is currently afflicted by enormous environmental problems. This book, drawing on ancient and modern Chinese environmental thinking, considers what it is that makes an environment a desirable place for living. The book emphasises ideas of beauty, and discusses how these ideas can be applied in…

    Hardback – 2015-05-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • The Invisible Houses

    Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries, 1st Edition

    By Gonzalo Lizarralde

    Winner of the ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award! There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve "the housing problem" in developing countries. The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through the slums and informal…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15
    Routledge

  • Food City

    1st Edition

    By CJ Lim

    In Food City, a companion piece to Smartcities and Eco-Warriors, innovative architect and urban designer CJ Lim explores the issue of urban transformation and how the creation, storage and distribution of food has been and can again become a construct for the practice of everyday life. Food City…

    Paperback – 2014-04-30
    Routledge

  • The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places

    1st Edition

    By Wendy Pullan, Maximilian Sternberg, Lefkos Kyriacou, Craig Larkin, Michael Dumper

    The Struggle for Jerusalem’s Holy Places investigates the role of architecture and urban identity in relation to the political economy of the city and its wider state context seen through the lens of the holy places. Reflecting the broad disciplinary backgrounds of the authors, this book provides…

    Paperback – 2013-11-13
    Routledge

  • Masterplanning the Adaptive City

    Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tom Verebes

    Computational design has become widely accepted into mainstream architecture, but this is the first book to advocate applying it to create adaptable masterplans for rapid urban growth, urban heterogeneity, through computational urbanism. Practitioners and researchers here discuss ideas from the…

    Paperback – 2013-09-06
    Routledge

  • The Urban Design Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Michael Larice, Elizabeth Macdonald

    The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent…

    Paperback – 2012-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Urban Reader Series

  • Architecture & Design versus Consumerism

    How Design Activism Confronts Growth, 1st Edition

    By Ann Thorpe

    The mentality that consumerism and economic growth are cure-alls is one of the biggest obstacles to real sustainability, but any change seems impossible, unthinkable. Our contemporary paradox finds us relying for our well being on consumer-driven economic growth that we actually can’t afford — not…

    Paperback – 2012-07-03
    Routledge

  • Systemic Architecture

    Operating Manual for the Self-Organizing City, 1st Edition

    By Marco Poletto, Claudia Pasquero

    This is a manual investigating the subject of urban ecology and systemic development from the perspective of architectural design. It sets out to explore two main goals: to discuss the contemporary relevance of a systemic practice to architectural design, and to share a toolbox of informational…

    Paperback – 2012-05-10
    Routledge

  • City, Street and Citizen

    The Measure of the Ordinary, 1st Edition

    By Suzanne Hall

    How can we learn from a multicultural society if we don’t know how to recognise it? The contemporary city is more than ever a space for the intense convergence of diverse individuals who shift in and out of its urban terrains. The city street is perhaps the most prosaic of the city’s public parts,…

    Hardback – 2012-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Design and Ethics

    Reflections on Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Emma Felton, Oksana Zelenko, Suzi Vaughan

    The value of design for contributing to environmental solutions and a sustainable future is increasingly recognised. It spans many spheres of everyday life, and the ethical dimension of design practice that considers environmental, social and economic sustainability is compelling. Approaches to…

    Paperback – 2012-02-29
    Routledge

  • The Temporary City

    1st Edition

    By Peter Bishop, Lesley Williams

    Most of the professional training, thinking and strategies of architects, urban designers and planners, are strictly three-dimensional. In reality of course the city is four dimensional, and one needs to acknowledge the influence of time in planning and design strategies.…

    Paperback – 2012-01-13
    Routledge

  • Urban Theory Beyond the West

    A World of Cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tim Edensor, Mark Jayne

    Since the late eighteenth century, academic engagement with political, economic, social, cultural and spatial changes in our cities has been dominated by theoretical frameworks crafted with reference to just a small number of cities.  This book offers an important antidote to the continuing…

    Paperback – 2011-11-10
    Routledge

  • Urban Design

    The Composition of Complexity, 1st Edition

    By Ron Kasprisin

    For planning to be successful, design must mean more than simply blindly following the dictates of legislation and regulation – yet losing sight of the importance of the design process is all too often exactly what has happened. Ron Kasprisin has written a book for students of planning and urban…

    Paperback – 2011-06-01
    Routledge

  • Computer Modelling for Sustainable Urban Design

    Physical Principles, Methods and Applications, 1st Edition

    By Darren Robinson

    This is the first book to directly address the physics of urban sustainability and how urban sustainability may be modeled and optimized. Starting with an introduction to the importance and key aspects of the topic, it moves on to a detailed consideration of the urban climate and pedestrian comfort…

    Hardback – 2011-03-30
    Routledge

  • Companion to Urban Design

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tridib Banerjee, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

    Today the practice of urban design has forged a distinctive identity with applications at many different scales – ranging from the block or street scale to the scale of metropolitan and regional landscapes. Urban design interfaces many aspects of contemporary public policy – multiculturalism,…

    Hardback – 2011-01-27
    Routledge

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