Built Environment: Urban Design

  • Windows Upon Planning History book cover

    Windows Upon Planning History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Karl Friedhelm Fischer, Uwe Altrock

    Windows Upon Planning History delves into a wide range of perspectives on urbanism from Europe, Australia and the USA to investigate the effects of changing perceptions and different ways of seeing cities and urban regions. Fischer, Altrock and a team of 13 distinguished authors examine how and why…

    Hardback – 2018-05-23
    Routledge

  • Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People? book cover

    Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development

    What About the People?, 1st Edition

    By Cathy Baldwin, Robin King

    Urban communities around the world face increased stress from natural disasters linked to climate change, and other urban pressures. They need to grow rapidly stronger in order to cope, adapt and flourish. Strong social networks and social cohesion can be more important for a community’s resilience…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability

  • The Architecture of Phantasmagoria: Specters of the City book cover

    The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

    Specters of the City, 1st Edition

    By Libero Andreotti, Nadir Lahiji

    In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively ‘mediated’ city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08
    Routledge

  • Capital Cities: Varieties and Patterns of Development and Relocation book cover

    Capital Cities: Varieties and Patterns of Development and Relocation

    1st Edition

    By Vadim Rossman

    The issue of capital city relocation is a topic of debate for more than forty countries across the world. In this first book to discuss the issue, Vadim Rossman offers an in-depth analysis of the subject, highlighting the global trends and the key factors that motivate different countries to…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08
    Routledge

  • Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide: Learning from Case Studies in Six Continents book cover

    Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide

    Learning from Case Studies in Six Continents, 1st Edition

    Edited by Adenrele Awotona

    We are witnessing an ever-increasing level and intensity of disasters from Ecuador to Ethiopia and beyond, devastating millions of ordinary lives and causing long-term misery for vulnerable populations. Bringing together 26 case studies from six continents, this volume provides a unique resource…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08
    Routledge

  • Frank Lloyd Wright : The Early Years : Progressivism : Aesthetics : Cities book cover

    Frank Lloyd Wright : The Early Years : Progressivism : Aesthetics : Cities

    1st Edition

    By Donald Leslie Johnson

    Frank Lloyd Wright : The Early Years : Progressivism : Aesthetics : Cities examines Wright's belief that all aspects of human life must embrace and celebrate an aesthetic experience that would thereby lead to necessary social reforms. Inherent in the theory was a belief that reform of…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08
    Routledge

  • Decentralization in Environmental Governance: A post-contingency approach book cover

    Decentralization in Environmental Governance

    A post-contingency approach, 1st Edition

    By Christian Zuidema

    Decentralization in Environmental Governance is a critical reflection on the dangers and risks of governance renewal; warning against one-sided criticism on traditional command and control approaches to planning. The book formulates the arguments that support when and how governance renewable might…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08
    Routledge

  • The Architecture of San Juan de Puerto Rico: Five centuries of urban and architectural experimentation book cover

    The Architecture of San Juan de Puerto Rico

    Five centuries of urban and architectural experimentation, 1st Edition

    By Arleen Pabón-Charneco

    As San Juan nears the 500th anniversary of its founding, Arleen Pabón-Charneco explores the urban and architectural developments that have taken place over the last five centuries, transforming the site from a small Caribbean enclave to a sprawling modern capital. As the oldest European…

    Paperback – 2018-05-04
    Routledge

  • Graffiti and Street Art: Reading, Writing and Representing the City book cover

    Graffiti and Street Art

    Reading, Writing and Representing the City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Konstantinos Avramidis, Myrto Tsilimpounidi

    Graffiti and street art images are ubiquitous, and they enjoy a very special place in collective imaginary due to their ambiguous nature. Sometimes enigmatic in meaning, often stylistically crude and aesthetically aggressive, yet always visually arresting, they fill our field of vision with texts…

    Paperback – 2018-05-02
    Routledge

  • Public Urban Space, Gender and Segregation: Women-only urban parks in Iran book cover

    Public Urban Space, Gender and Segregation

    Women-only urban parks in Iran, 1st Edition

    By Reza Arjmand

    Public spaces are the renditions of the power symmetry within the social setting it resides in, and is both controlling and confining of power. In an ideologically-laden context, urban design encompasses values and meanings and is utilized as a means to construct the identity and perpetuate visible…

    Paperback – 2018-05-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Design for Social Diversity book cover

    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 – 2018-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • 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
    Routledge

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