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New and Bestselling Titles

  • Engendering Cities

    Designing Sustainable Urban Spaces for All, 1st Edition

    Edited by Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, Michael Neuman

    Engendering Cities examines the contemporary research, policy and practice of designing for gender in urban spaces. Gender matters in city design, yet despite legislative mandates across the globe to provide equal access to services for men and women alike, these issues are still often overlooked…

    Paperback – 2020-05-15 
    Routledge

  • Community Development for Social Change

    1st Edition

    By Dave Beck, Rod Purcell

    Community Development for Social Change provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of community development and associated activities, discusses best practice from global experience and links that to the UK context. The book integrates the realities of practice to key…

    Paperback – 2020-03-25 
    Routledge

  • Basic Quantitative Research Methods for Urban Planners

    1st Edition

    Edited by Reid Ewing, Keunhyun Park

    In most planning practice and research, planners work with quantitative data. By summarizing, analyzing, and presenting data, planners create stories and narratives that explain various planning issues. Particularly, in the era of big data and data mining, there is a stronger demand in planning…

    Paperback – 2020-03-16 
    Routledge
    APA Planning Essentials

  • Intergenerational Contact Zones

    Place-based Strategies for Promoting Social Inclusion and Belonging, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew Kaplan, Leng Leng Thang, Mariano Sánchez, Jaco Hoffman

    In Intergenerational Contact Zones, Kaplan, Thang, Sánchez, and Hoffman introduce novel ways of thinking, planning, and designing intergenerationally enriched environments. Filled with vivid examples of how ICZs breathe new life into communities and social practices, this important volume focuses…

    Paperback – 2020-03-11 
    Routledge

  • Farmscape

    The Design of Productive Landscapes, 1st Edition

    By Phoebe Lickwar, Roxi Thoren

    Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes situates agriculture as a design practice, using a wide range of international case studies and analytical essays to propose lessons for contemporary landscape architects who are interested in integrating agriculture into their designs. Agricultural…

    Paperback – 2020-01-28
    Routledge

  • Zoning

    A Guide for 21st-Century Planning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elliott Sclar, Bernadette Baird-Zars, Lauren Ames Fischer, Valerie Stahl

    Zoning is at once a key technical competency of urban planning practice and a highly politicized regulatory tool. How this contradiction between the technical and political is resolved has wide-reaching implications for urban equity and sustainability, two key concerns of urban planning. Moving…

    Paperback – 2020-01-22
    Routledge

  • Coproducing Water, Energy and Waste Services

    1st Edition

    Edited by Luisa Moretto, Marco Ranzato

    Conventional services, such as water, energy and waste services, have been for a long time physically networked and centrally managed. Today, this delivery model appears increasingly inefficient in two respects. It often fails in guaranteeing its financial viability and equitable service access,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-18
    Routledge

  • Democratic Rural Organizations

    Thresholds for Evolution in Africa and Asia, 1st Edition

    By Esbern Friis-Hansen, Janki Andharia, Suubi Godfrey

    Democratic rural organizations can play an important role in helping their members, who are frequently poor farmers living in the margins of the economy, to escape their disadvantaged starting point and to gain access to financial services, political influence and profitable markets for their…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Public Space Unbound

    Urban Emancipation and the Post-Political Condition, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sabine Knierbein, Tihomir Viderman

    Through an exploration of emancipation in recent processes of capitalist urbanization, this book argues the political is enacted through the everyday practices of publics producing space. This suggests democracy is a spatial practice rather than an abstract professional field organized by…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Community Development

    Perspectives from Around the Globe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sue Kenny, Brian McGrath, Rhonda Phillips

    The Routledge Handbook of Community Development explores community development theory and practice across the world. The book provides perspectives about community development as an interactive, relevant and sometimes contradictory way to address issues impacting the human condition. It promotes…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • Writing for Planners

    A Handbook for Students and Professionals in Writing, Editing, and Document Production, 1st Edition

    By Claudia Kousoulas

    Writing is never easy, but this book can make it easier. With attentiveness and experience, Claudia Kousoulas gives readers applied writing, editing, and production approaches that provide a clear path to completing a document and tools that ensure it is engaging and professional. The book follows…

    Paperback – 2019-12-05
    Routledge

  • Living Architecture, Living Cities

    Soul-Nourishing Sustainability, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Day, Julie Gwilliam

    It’s widely accepted that our environment is in crisis. Less widely recognized is that three quarters of environmental damage is due to cities – the places where most of us live. As this powerful new book elucidates, global sustainability is therefore directly dependent on urban design. In Living…

    Paperback – 2019-11-20
    Routledge

  • Environmental Compliance and Sustainability

    Global Challenges and Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Daniel T. Rogers

    This book provides a critical understanding of the challenges that exist in protecting the local and global environment through compliance efforts using existing environmental regulations. The best compliance measures with the most useful regulations from over 50 countries are surveyed and are…

    Hardback – 2019-11-19
    CRC Press

  • Sustainable Cities Reimagined

    Multidimensional Assessment and Smart Solutions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stanislav E. Shmelev

    To assess urban sustainability performance, this book explores several clusters of cities, including megacities, cities of the Global South, European and North American cities, cities of the Middle East and North Africa, cities of Central and South East Asia, a city state of Singapore and a large…

    Paperback – 2019-11-06
    Routledge

  • Creating Great Places

    Evidence-based Urban Design for Health and Wellbeing, 1st Edition

    By Debra Flanders Cushing, Evonne Miller

    This book provides a bold vision and roadmap for creating great places. Imagining and designing urban environments where all people thrive is an extraordinary task, and in this compelling narrative, Cushing and Miller remind us that theory is a powerful starting point. Drawing on international…

    Paperback – 2019-11-04
    Routledge

  • Smart Growth and Sustainable Transport in Cities

    1st Edition

    By Amir Shakibamanesh, Mahshid Ghorbanian, Seyed Navid Mashhadi Moghadam

    This book delves into the urban planning theory of “smart growth” to encourage the creation of smart cities, where compact urban spaces are optimized to create transit-oriented, pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly areas, with a clear focus on developing a sustainable, humanistic transport system.…

    Paperback – 2019-10-08
    Routledge

  • The Planner's Use of Information

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Hemalata C. Dandekar

    For more than 35 years, planners have depended on The Planner's Use of Information to help them address their information needs. While the ability to manage complex information skillfully remains central to the practice of planning, the variety and quantity of information have ballooned in the last…

    Paperback – 2019-09-13
    Routledge

  • Aquaculture Landscapes

    Fish Farms and the Public Realm, 1st Edition

    By Michael Ezban

    Aquaculture Landscapes explores the landscape architecture of farms, reefs, parks, and cities that are designed to entwine the lives of fish and humans. In the twenty-first century, aquaculture’s contribution to the supply of fish for human consumption exceeds that of wild-caught fish for the…

    Hardback – 2019-08-12
    Routledge

  • The Urban Fix

    Resilient Cities in the War Against Climate Change, Heat Islands and Overpopulation, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Kelbaugh

    Cities are one of the most significant contributors to global climate change. The rapid speed at which urban centers use large amounts of resources adds to the global crisis and can lead to extreme local heat. The Urban Fix addresses how urban design, planning and policies can counter the threats…

    Paperback – 2019-03-29
    Routledge

  • Planning for Climate Change

    A Reader in Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Design for Resilient Cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elisabeth M. Hamin Infield, Yaser Abunnasr, Robert L. Ryan

    This book provides an overview of the large and interdisciplinary literature on the substance and process of urban climate change planning and design, using the most important articles from the last 15 years to engage readers in understanding problems and finding solutions to this increasingly…

    Paperback – 2018-10-04
    Routledge

  • Suburbia Reimagined

    Ageing and Increasing Populations in the Low-Rise City, 1st Edition

    By Leon van Schaik, Nigel Bertram

    Worldwide, more and more people are living in cities, with suburbs conceived as appendages to the city, rather than being part of the city system, which is densely populated and offers a full range of services. But suburbs are not the city spread too thin, and in fact hold potential for a…

    Paperback – 2018-07-09
    Routledge

  • Remaking Housing Policy

    An International Study, 1st Edition

    By David Clapham

    Breaking the country-specific boundaries of traditional housing policy books, Remaking Housing Policy is the first introductory housing policy textbook designed to be used by students all around the world. Starting from first principles, readers are guided through the objectives behind government…

    Paperback – 2018-07-06
    Routledge

  • Using Collective Impact to Bring Community Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Liz Weaver

    Collective Impact as a tool to bring about community change has seen remarkable growth in usage since 2011. Collective Impact has been used successfully with a variety of local issues and has raised the consciousness of how community groups interact as well as the approaches that can lead to…

    Paperback – 2018-07-04
    Routledge
    Community Development Research and Practice Series

  • 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

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