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World Design Days 2018 12-15 April

The World Design Days are a four-day period which takes place annually between 12 and 15 April, with each day focusing on a different demographic and theme. The aim of the World Design Days are to create awareness for design in multiple demographics across the globe.

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  • Design for Social Diversity

    2nd Edition

    By Emily Talen, Sungduck Lee

    The most successful urban communities are very often those that are the most diverse – in terms of income, age, family structure and ethnicity – and yet poor urban design and planning can stifle the very diversity that makes communities successful. Just as poor urban design can lead to sterile…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • Why Architects Matter

    Evidencing and Communicating the Value of Architects

    By Flora Samuel

    Why Architects Matter examines the key role of research- led, ethical architects in promoting wellbeing, sustainability and innovation. It argues that the profession needs to be clear about what it knows and the value of what it knows if it is to work successfully with others. Without this clarity,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-13
    Routledge

  • Designing the Compassionate City

    Creating Places Where People Thrive

    By Jenny Donovan

    Designing the Compassionate City outlines an approach to urban design that is centred on an explicit recognition of the inherent dignity of all people. It suggests that whether we thrive or decline—as individuals or as a community—is dependent on our ability to fulfil the full spectrum of our needs…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge

  • Inclusive Design

    Implementation and Evaluation

    By Jordana L. Maisel, Edward Steinfeld, Megan Basnak, Korydon Smith, M. Beth Tauke

    As part of the PocketArchitecture Series, this volume focuses on inclusive design and its allied fields—ergonomics, accessibility, and participatory design. This book aims for the direct application of inclusive design concepts and technical information into architectural and interior design…

    Paperback – 2017-10-11
    Routledge
    PocketArchitecture

  • Designing with Smell

    Practices, Techniques and Challenges

    Edited by Victoria Henshaw, Kate McLean, Dominic Medway, Chris Perkins, Gary Warnaby

    Designing with Smell aims to inspire readers to actively consider smell in their work through the inclusion of case studies from around the world, highlighting the current use of smell in different cutting-edge design and artistic practices. This book provides practical guidance regarding different…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Design for Life

    Creating Meaning in a Distracted World

    By Stuart Walker

    Stuart Walker’s design work has been described as life-changing, inspiring, disturbing and ferocious. Drawing on an extraordinarily diverse range of sources and informed by creative practice, Design for Life penetrates to the heart of modern culture and the malaise that underlies today’s moral…

    Paperback – 2017-04-04
    Routledge

  • How to Grow a Playspace

    Development and Design

    Edited by Katherine Masiulanis, Elizabeth Cummins

    How to Grow a Playspace takes you through a global perspective of the different stages of child development and the environments that engage children in play around the world. From the urbanity of Mumbai; to rainbow nets in Japan; nature play in Denmark; recycling waste in Peru; community building…

    Paperback – 2017-03-24
    Routledge

  • Landscape as Infrastructure

    A Base Primer

    By Pierre Belanger

    As ecology becomes the new engineering, the projection of landscape as infrastructure—the contemporary alignment of the disciplines of landscape architecture, civil engineering, and urban planning— has become pressing. Predominant challenges facing urban regions and territories today—including…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28
    Routledge

  • Representing Landscapes: Hybrid

    Edited by Nadia Amoroso

    Hybrid and mixed media create a huge variety of diagramming and drawing options for landscape representation. From Photoshop mixed with digital maps, to hand drawings overlaid with photos and modelling combined with sketches, the possibilities are endless. In this book, Amoroso curates over 20…

    Paperback – 2016-07-06
    Routledge
    Representing Landscapes

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