Built Environment: Urban Design

  • Mega-event Cities: Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events book cover

    Mega-event Cities: Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events

    1st Edition

    By Valerie Viehoff, Gavin Poynter

    Mega-events represent an important moment in the life of a city, providing a useful lens through which we may analyse their cultural, social, political and economic development. In the wake of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) concerns about ’gigantism’ and wider public concerns about…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25

  • Under Construction: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region book cover

    Under Construction: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region

    1st Edition

    By Steffen Wippel, Katrin Bromber, Birgit Krawietz

    Interdisciplinary in approach, this volume explores and deciphers the symbolic value and iconicity of the built environment in the Arab Gulf Region, its aesthetics, language and performative characteristics. Bringing together a range of studies by artists, curators and scholars, it demonstrates…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25

  • Robin Boyd: Spatial Continuity book cover

    Robin Boyd: Spatial Continuity

    1st Edition

    By Mauro Baracco, Louise Wright

    Australian architect Robin Boyd (1919–1971) advocated tirelessly for the voice of Australian architects so that there could be an architecture that might speak to Australian conditions and sensibilities.His legacy continues in the work of contemporary Australian architects yet also prompts a way…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25

  • Hosting the Olympic Games: The Real Costs for Cities book cover

    Hosting the Olympic Games

    The Real Costs for Cities, 1st Edition

    By John Rennie Short

    Hosting the Olympic Games reveals the true costs involved for the cities that hold these large-scale sporting events. It uncovers the financing of the Games, reviewing existing studies to evaluate the costs and benefits, and draws on case study experiences of the Summer and Winter Games from the…

    Hardback – 2018-04-24

  • Cities and Metaphors: Beyond Imaginaries of Islamic Urban Space book cover

    Cities and Metaphors

    Beyond Imaginaries of Islamic Urban Space, 1st Edition

    By Somaiyeh Falahat

    Introducing a new concept of urban space, Cities and Metaphors encourages a theoretical realignment of how the city is experienced, thought and discussed. In the context of ‘Islamic city’ studies, relying on reasoning and rational thinking has reduced descriptive, vivid features of the urban space…

    Hardback – 2018-04-23
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Routledge Revivals: The Design Professions and the Built Environment (1988) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Design Professions and the Built Environment (1988)

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul L Knox

    First published in 1988, this book argues that discussions of urban development often neglect to consider that much of the urban environment is designed by architects and planners, and that the particular world-view of architects and planners is crucial for the way proposals are taken up, modified…

    Paperback – 2018-04-13
    Routledge Revivals

  • Vertical Urbanism: Designing Compact Cities in China book cover

    Vertical Urbanism

    Designing Compact Cities in China, 1st Edition

    Edited by Zhongjie Lin, José L. S. Gámez

    Studies of compact cities have evolved along with the rising awareness of climate change and sustainable development. Relevant debates, however, reveal that the prevailing definitions and practices of compact cities are tied primarily to traditional Western urban forms. This book reinterprets…

    Hardback – 2018-04-10
    China Perspectives

  • Urban Allotment Gardens in Europe book cover

    Urban Allotment Gardens in Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Simon Bell, Runrid Fox-Kämper, Nazila Keshavarz, Mary Benson, Silvio Caputo, Susan Noori, Annette Voigt

    Although urban allotment gardening dates back to the nineteenth century, it has recently undergone a renaissance of interest and popularity. This is the result of greater concern over urban greenspace, food security and quality of life. This book presents a comprehensive, research-based overview of…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10

  • The Social Fabric of Cities book cover

    The Social Fabric of Cities

    1st Edition

    By Vinicius M Netto

    Bringing together ideas from the fields of sociology, economics, human geography, ethics, political and communications theory, this book deals with some key subjects in urban design: the multidimensional effects of the spatial form of cities, ways of appropriating urban space, and the different…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10

  • Creative Approaches to Planning and Local Development: Insights from Small and Medium-Sized Towns in Europe book cover

    Creative Approaches to Planning and Local Development

    Insights from Small and Medium-Sized Towns in Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Abdelillah Hamdouch, Torill Nyseth, Christophe Demaziere, Anniken Førde, José Serrano, Nils Aarsæther

    This book project highlights creative approaches to planning and local development. The dynamic complexity, diversity and fluidity which characterize contemporary society represent challenges for planning and development endeavours. While research and policy work has extensively focused on large…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10

  • Women Architects in India: Histories of Practice in Mumbai and Delhi book cover

    Women Architects in India

    Histories of Practice in Mumbai and Delhi, 1st Edition

    By Mary N. Woods

    As the first inclusive study of how women have shaped the modern Indian built environment from the independence struggle until today, this book reveals a history that is largely unknown, not only in the West, but also in India. Educated in the 1930s and 1940s, the very first women architects…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10

  • Film, Architecture and Spatial Imagination book cover

    Film, Architecture and Spatial Imagination

    1st Edition

    By Renée Tobe

    Films use architecture as visual shorthand to tell viewers everything they need to know about the characters in a short amount of time. Illustrated by a diverse range of films from different eras and cultures, this book investigates the reciprocity between film and architecture. Using a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10

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