Built Environment: Collections

World Cities Day 31 October 2017

The United Nations General Assembly has designated the 31st of October as World Cities Day. The Day is expected to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.

Click here to visit the UN website and find out more.


In support of World Cities Day, Routledge is proud to showcase a selection of our recent Built Environment titles, which are available at a 20% discounted price when ordered through our website. 

Featured Books

  • A Guide for the Idealist

    Launching and Navigating Your Planning Career

    By Richard Willson

    A Guide for the Idealist is a must for young professionals seeking to put their idealism to work. Speaking to urban and regional planners and those in related fields, the book provides tools for the reader to make good choices, practice effectively, and find meaning in planning work. Built around…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05
    Routledge

  • City Unsilenced

    Urban Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking Democracy

    Edited by Jeffrey Hou, Sabine Knierbein

    What do the recent urban resistance tactics around the world have in common? What are the roles of public space in these movements? What are the implications of urban resistance for the remaking of public space in the "age of shrinking democracy"? To what extent do these resistances move from anti-…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20
    Routledge

  • Designing Cities with Children and Young People

    Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks

    Edited by Kate Bishop, Linda Corkery

    Designing Cities with Children and Young People focuses on promoting better outcomes in the built environment for children and young people in cities across the world. This book presents the experience of practitioners and researchers who actively advocate for and participate with children and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge

  • Reinventing an Urban Vernacular

    Developing Sustainable Housing Prototypes for Cities Based on Traditional Strategies

    By Terry Moor

    With increasing population and its associated demand on our limited resources, we need to rethink our current strategies for construction of multifamily buildings in urban areas. Reinventing an Urban Vernacular addresses these new demands for smaller and more efficient housing units adapted to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-13
    Routledge

  • Planning After Petroleum

    Preparing Cities for the Age Beyond Oil

    Edited by Jago Dodson, Neil Sipe, Anitra Nelson

    The past decade has been one of the most volatile periods in global petroleum markets in living memory, and future oil supply security and price levels remain highly uncertain. This poses many questions for the professional activities of planners and urbanists because contemporary cities are highly…

    Paperback – 2016-10-06
    Routledge

  • Planning Sustainable Cities

    An infrastructure-based approach

    By Spiro N. Pollalis

    Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach provides an analytical framework for urban sustainability, focusing on the services and performance of infrastructure systems. The book approaches infrastructure as a series of systems that function in synergy and are directly linked…

    Hardback – 2016-06-24
    Routledge

  • Remaking Post-Industrial Cities

    Lessons from North America and Europe

    Edited by Donald K. Carter

    Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe examines the transformation of post-industrial cities after the precipitous collapse of big industry in the 1980s on both sides of the Atlantic, presenting a holistic approach to restoring post-industrial cities. Developed…

    Paperback – 2016-03-07
    Routledge

  • Cities in Transition

    Social Innovation for Europe’s Urban Sustainability

    Edited by Thomas Sauer, Susanne Elsen, Cristina Garzillo

     Cities in Transition focuses on the sustainability transitions initiated in 40 European cities. The book presents the incredible wealth of insights gathered through hundreds of interviews and questionnaires. Four key domains—local energy systems, local green spaces, local water systems and…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
    Routledge

  • City Design

    Modernist, Traditional, Green and Systems Perspectives, 2nd Edition

    By Jonathan Barnett

    City Design describes the history and current practice of the four most widely accepted approaches to city design: the Modernist city of towers and highways that, beginning in the 1920s, has come to dominate urban development worldwide but is criticized as mechanical and soul-less; the Traditional…

    Paperback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge

  • Rebuilding the American City

    Design and Strategy for the 21st Century Urban Core

    By David Gamble, Patty Heyda

    Urban redevelopment in American cities is neither easy nor quick. It takes a delicate alignment of goals, power, leadership and sustained advocacy on the part of many. Rebuilding the American City highlights 15 urban design and planning projects in the U.S. that have been catalysts for their…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge

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Innovative Governance, Open Cities

This year, the United Nations has selected the theme Innovative Governance, Open Cities to highlight the important role of urbanization as a source of global development and social inclusion.