Built Environment: Collections

Cities, Infrastructure and Urban Design Collection

We are pleased to present our latest books, covering a wide range of key areas on cities, infrastructure and urban design, for students, instructors, researchers and practitioners.
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  • Natural Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability

    Floods and slum life in Indonesia

    By Roanne van Voorst

    Different people handle risk in different ways. The current lack of understanding about this heterogeneity in risk behaviour makes it difficult to intervene effectively in risk-prone communities. Natural Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability offers a unique insight in the everyday life of a group of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Territorial Governance across Europe

    Pathways, Practices and Prospects

    Edited by Peter Schmitt, Lisa Van Well

    This book provides a comprehensive framework for analysing, comparing and promoting territorial governance in policy relevant research. It reveals in-depth considerations of the emergence, state-of-the art and evolution of the concept of territorial governance. A unique series of ten case studies…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization and Global Environmental Change

    Edited by Karen C. Seto, William D. Solecki, Corrie A. Griffith

    This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the interactions and feedbacks between urbanization and global environmental change. A key focus is the examination of how urbanization influences global environmental change, and how global environmental change in turn influences urbanization…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Paris Under Construction

    Building Sites and Urban Transformation in the 1960s

    By Jacob Paskins

    During the 1960s, building sites in Paris became spaces that expressed preoccupations about urban transformation, labour immigration and national identity. As new buildings and infrastructure changed the city, building sites revealed the substandard living and working conditions of migrant…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Cities and Agriculture

    Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems

    Edited by Henk de Zeeuw, Pay Drechsel

    As people increasingly migrate to urban settings and more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, it is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which reflect this challenge. This volume presents experience and evidence-based "state of the art" chapters…

    Paperback – 2015-09-28
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • The Routledge Handbook of Transportation

    Edited by Dusan Teodorovic

    The Routledge Handbook of Transportation offers a current and comprehensive survey of transportation planning and engineering research. It provides a step-by-step introduction to research related to traffic engineering and control, transportation planning, and performance measurement and evaluation…

    Hardback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge

  • Specifications for Building Conservation

    Volume 1: External Structure

    Edited by Rory Cullen, Rick Meier

    In Specifications for Building Conservation, the National Trust draws on a range of case studies and specifications to provide a much needed guide to specification writing for building conservation. Although traditional building accounts for approximately a quarter of all buildings in the UK, the…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
    Routledge

  • Remaking the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge

    A Case of Shadowboxing with Nature

    By Karen Trapenberg Frick

    On 17 October 1989 one the largest earthquakes to occur in California since the San Francisco earthquake of April 1906 struck Northern California. Damage was extensive, none more so than the partial collapse of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge’s eastern span, a vital link used by hundreds of…

    Hardback – 2015-08-13
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • Cut and Paste Urban Landscape

    The Work of Gordon Cullen

    By Mira Engler

    During the post-war era, the emerging consumer economy radically changed both the discourse and practice of architecture. It was a time where architecture became a mainstream commodity whose products sold through mass media; a time in which Thomas Gordon Cullen came to be one of Britain’s…

    Hardback – 2015-08-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Planning Urban Places

    Self-Organising Places with People in Mind

    By Mary Ganis

    Urban change is often difficult because we are dealing with people’s elusive notions of place and perception, time and change. Urban design and planning in a changing urban context so that it remains relevant for people is elusive because the idea of place is embedded in memory and identity – but…

    Hardback – 2015-06-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being

    Shaping a sustainable and healthy future

    Edited by Hugh Barton, Susan Thompson, Sarah Burgess, Marcus Grant

    Urban planning is deeply implicated in both the planetary crisis of climate change and the personal crises of unhealthy lifestyles. Worldwide health issues such as obesity, mental illness, growing health inequalities and climate vulnerability cannot be solved solely by medicines but also by…

    Hardback – 2015-06-12
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Housing Reconstruction

    Designing resilient housing after natural disasters

    By Esther Charlesworth, Iftekhar Ahmed

    Through 12 case studies from Australia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and the USA, this book focuses on the housing reconstruction process after an earthquake, tsunami, cyclone, flood or fire. Design of post-disaster housing is not simply replacing the destroyed house but, as these case…

    Paperback – 2015-05-29
    Routledge

  • Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation

    An Architect's Guide

    By Ulrike Passe, Francine Battaglia

    Buildings can breathe naturally, without the use of mechanical systems, if you design the spaces properly. This accessible and thorough guide shows you how in more than 260 color diagrams and photographs illustrating case studies and CFD simulations. You can achieve truly natural ventilation,…

    Paperback – 2015-04-30
    Routledge

  • Urban Animals

    Crowding in zoocities

    By Tora Holmberg

    The city includes opportunities as well as constraints for humans and other animals alike. Urban animals are often subjected to complaints; they transgress geographical, legal as and cultural ordering systems, while roaming the city in what is often perceived as uncontrolled ways. But they are also…

    Hardback – 2015-04-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • Urban Landscape

    Edited by Anita Berrizbeitia

    This is a set that brings together scholarly work on historical, conceptual, and technical aspects of the urban landscape. The role of landscape, as recreational, public, social, ecological, infrastructural and experiential component of the urban environment has been increasingly recognized during…

    Hardback – 2015-03-13
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

  • City Resilience

    Edited by Michael Burayidi

    Resilience is the ability of a city to bounce back from an unforeseen catastrophe. Resilient cities are able to snap back to their previous state after a disaster and even develop the capacity to withstand future shocks. Knowing what to do prior to, during and after a disaster is critical to the…

    Hardback – 2015-01-22
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

  • The Invisible Houses

    Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries

    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

  • Street Food

    Culture, economy, health and governance

    Edited by Ryzia De Cassia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, Stefano Roberto Marras

    Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in…

    Hardback – 2014-07-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Architecture and Armed Conflict

    The Politics of Destruction

    Edited by JoAnne Mancini, Keith Bresnahan

    Architecture and Armed Conflict is the first multi-authored scholarly book to address this theme from a comparative, interdisciplinary perspective. By bringing together specialists from a range of relevant fields, and with knowledge of case studies across time and space, it provides the first…

    Paperback – 2014-07-14
    Routledge

  • Displaced by Disaster

    Recovery and Resilience in a Globalizing World

    By Ann-Margaret Esnard, Alka Sapat

    Displacement has traditionally been conceptualized as a phenomenon that results from conflict or other disruptions in developing or unstable countries. Hurricane Katrina shattered this notion and highlighted the various dilemmas of population displacement in the United States. The dilemmas stem…

    Paperback – 2014-06-26
    Routledge
    Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

  • Deconstructing Placemaking

    Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

    By Mahyar Arefi

    A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters" has become a mantra in many disciplines - architecture, urban planning and urban…

    Hardback – 2014-05-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Ecology and the Architectural Imagination

    By Brook Muller

    By including ecological concerns in the design process from the outset, architecture can enhance life. Author Brook Muller understands how a designer’s predispositions and poetic judgement in dealing with complex and dynamic ecological systems impact the "greenness" of built outcomes. Ecology and…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
    Routledge

  • Performance of Photovoltaic Systems in Non-Domestic Buildings

    By Steve Pester, Frances Crick

    This report provides information on the design and operational factors affecting the performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems in non-domestic buildings. It is aimed at decision makers, developers, architects and engineers involved during the conceptual stages of PV projects on buildings, and will…

    Paperback – 2013-11-07
    IHS BRE Press

  • Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings

    Warm Climates

    By Richard Hyde, Nathan Groenhout, Francis Barram, Ken Yeang

    Despite recent improvements in energy efficiency being made in new build, it is important that the existing commercial building sector also take action to meet emission reduction targets. The objectives and challenges of such action will reduce the risk of the sector becoming obsolete due to high…

    Hardback – 2012-09-20
    Routledge