Built Environment: Book Series

Design and the Built Environment

Design and the Built Environment

Series Editor:

Urban design is an expanding discipline bridging the gaps between the established built environment professions of architecture, planning, surveying, landscape architecture, and engineering. In this position, urban design also borrows from, and contributes to, academic discourse in areas as diverse as urban geography, sociology, public administration, cultural studies, environmental management, conservation and urban regeneration.

This series provides a means to disseminate more substantive urban and environmental design research. Specifically, contributions will be welcomed which are the result of original empirical research, scholarly evaluation, reflection on the practice and the process of urban design, and critical analysis of particular aspects of the built environment. Volumes should be of international interest and may reflect theory and practice from across one or more of the spatial scales over which urban design operates, from environmental and spatial design of settlements, to a concern with large areas of towns and cities - districts or quarters, to consideration of individual developments, urban spaces and networks of spaces, to the contribution of architecture in the urban realm.

  • Public Space

    Between Reimagination and Occupation

    Edited by Svetlana Hristova, Mariusz Czepczyński

    Public Space: Between Reimagination and Occupation examines contemporary public space as a result of intense social production reflecting contradictory trends: the long-lasting effects of the global crisis, manifested in supranational trade-offs between political influence, state power and private…

    Hardback – 2017-09-07 
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  • Colonial Architecture and Urbanism in Africa

    Intertwined and Contested Histories

    Edited by Fassil Demissie

    Colonial architecture and urbanism carved its way through space: ordering and classifying the built environment, while projecting the authority of European powers across Africa in the name of science and progress. The built urban fabric left by colonial powers attests to its lingering impacts in…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
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  • Architecture Competition

    Project Design and the Building Process

    Edited by Ignaz Strebel, Jan Silberberger

    Much valued by design professionals, controversially discussed in the media, regularly misunderstood by the public and systematically regulated by public procurement; in recent years, architecture competitions have become projection screens for various and often incommensurable desires…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02
    Routledge
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  • Constructing a Sense of Place

    Architecture and the Zionist Discourse

    Edited by Haim Yacobi

    While it is widely recognized that architects and their architecture play a key role in constructing a sense of place, the inherent nexus between an architectural ideology and the production of national space and place has so far been neglected. Focusing on the Zionist ideology, this book brings…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
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  • The Ethics of a Potential Urbanism

    Critical encounters between Giorgio Agamben and architecture

    By Camillo Boano

    The Ethics of a Potential Urbanism explores the possible and potential relevance of Giorgio Agamben’s political thoughts and writings for the theory and the practice of architecture and urban design. It sketches out the potentiality of Agamben’s politics, which can affect change in current…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05
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  • Making the Digital City

    The Early Shaping of Urban Internet Space

    By Alessandro Aurigi

    Since the late 1990s, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been hailed as a potentially revolutionary feature of the planning and management of Western cities. Economic regeneration and place promotion strategies have exploited these new technologies; city management has…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
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  • Olympic Cities: 2012 and the Remaking of London

    By Iain MacRury

    Edited by Gavin Poynter

    Drawing upon historical, cultural, economic and socio-demographic perspectives, this book examines the role of a sporting mega-event in promoting urban regeneration and social renewal. Comparing cities that have or will be hosting the event, it explores the political economy of the games and the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
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  • London's Turning

    The Making of Thames Gateway

    By Michael J. Rustin

    Edited by Philip Cohen

    The Thames Gateway plan is the largest and most complex project of urban regeneration ever undertaken in the United Kingdom. This book provides a comprehensive overview and critique of the Thames Gateway plan, but at the same time it uses the plan as a lens through which to look at a series of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
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  • City Making and Urban Governance in the Americas

    Curitiba and Portland

    By Clara Irazábal

    Cities in both North and South America are confronting tremendous challenges in urban growth and management as they enter the new century. Curitiba in Brazil and Portland in Oregon, US are cities that have achieved recognition for exemplary urban planning programmes over the past three decades. As…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
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  • Architecture and Utopia

    The Israeli Experiment

    By Michael Chyutin

    There are more than 450 Moshavim settlements and about 270 kibbutzim in Israel. While there is a range of communal and cooperative kibbutz movements, all with slight ideological differences, they are all collective rural communities, based on an ideal to create a social utopian settlement. Placing…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
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  • Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability

    Theory, Practice, and Product

    By Donia Zhang

    Cultural sustainability is a very important aspect of the overall sustainability framework and is regarded as the fourth pillar alongside the other three: environmental, economic, and social sustainability. However, the concept is neither fully explored, nor widely accepted or recognized. This book…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
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  • Chinese Urban Design

    The Typomorphological Approach

    By Fei Chen, Kevin Thwaites

    The traditional Chinese city is undergoing an identity crisis. With the rapid development taking place, there is growing conflict between this new building and the existing urban heritage. An appropriate approach, both in design and in legislation, is urgently needed to deal with this problem.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge
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  • The Social Fabric of Cities

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01
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  • Urban Planning in North Africa

    By Carlos Nunes Silva

    There has been relatively little written on the history of urban planning in North Africa, despite the wealth of towns and cities in this region which date back to Antiquity. The book explores the history of urban planning in North Africa and the challenges confronting contemporary urban planning…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
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  • Spatial Cultures

    Towards a New Social Morphology of Cities Past and Present

    Edited by Sam Griffiths, Alexander von Lünen

    What is the relationship between how cities work and what cities mean? Spatial Cultures: Towards a New Social Morphology of Cities Past and Present announces an innovative research agenda for urban studies in which themes and methods from urban history, social theory and built environment research…

    Hardback – 2016-06-22
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  • Housing, Culture, Colonialism and Globalisation in Algiers

    Housing, Culture, Colonialism and Globalisation in Algiers

    By Kahina Amal Djiar

    Under the increasing pressures of globalisation, the Algerian government is planning to turn Algiers and its hinterland into one of the most important metropolitan areas of the Mediterranean region by 2025. Part of this challenge is to overcome the housing crisis, which has characterised the city…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28
    Routledge
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  • New Suburbanism: Sustainable Tall Building Development

    By Kheir Al-Kodmany

    Much of the anticipated future growth in the United States will take place in suburbia. The critical challenge is how to accommodate this growth in a sustainable and resilient manner. This book explores the role of suburban tall as a viable, sustainable alternative to continued suburban sprawl. It…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
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  • Urban Planning in Lusophone African Countries

    By Carlos Nunes Silva

    Urban planning on the five Lusophone African countries - Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Príncipe - has so far been relatively overlooked in planning literature. Bringing together a team of leading scholars, this book fills the gap by providing an in-depth analysis…

    Hardback – 2015-09-18
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  • Towns and Cities: Function in Form

    Urban Structures, Economics and Society

    By Julian Hart

    Challenging existing assumptions about how our towns and cities are structured and formed, Julian Hart provides an engaging and thought-provoking alternative theory of urban design. This is not urban design in the sense of the practice of design; rather it is a theory of the form of the town at all…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
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  • The Design of Frontier Spaces

    Control and Ambiguity

    By Carolyn Loeb, Andreas Luescher

    In a globalizing world, frontiers may be in flux but they remain as significant as ever. New borders are established even as old borders are erased. Beyond lines on maps, however, borders are spatial zones in which distinctive architectural, graphic, and other design elements are deployed to…

    Hardback – 2015-07-10
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  • Urban Design in the Arab World

    Reconceptualizing Boundaries

    By Robert Saliba

    The Arab World is perceived to be a region rampant with constructed and ambiguous national identities, overwhelming wealth and poverty, religious diversity, and recently the Arab uprisings, a bottom-up revolution shaking the foundations of pre-established, long-standing hierarchies. It is also a…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
    Routledge
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  • Designing for Play

    2nd Edition

    By Barbara E. Hendricks

    Architects, landscape designers, builders, gardeners and teachers have all at some time been called upon to design a play area. Unfortunately, this diversity has not resulted in a similar diversity of design solutions for this very problematic task. Despite a proliferation of 'how to' books on…

    Paperback – 2011-07-20
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  • Total Landscape, Theme Parks, Public Space

    By Miodrag Mitrasinovic

    Placing theme parks from the United States, Europe and Asia in a comparative, multidisciplinary framework, this fascinating book argues that these fantasy environments are an extreme example of the totalization of public space. By illuminating the relationship between theme parks and public space,…

    Hardback – 2006-09-22
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