E-books: Built Environment

  • Learning Spaces in Africa: Critical Histories to 21st Century Challenges and Change book cover

    Learning Spaces in Africa

    Critical Histories to 21st Century Challenges and Change

    By Ola Uduku

    Learning Spaces in Africa traces the development of school building design in Western and Southern Africa from the mid-19th to the early 21st century. In doing so, Uduku explores the architecture, socio-political and economic policy factors that have contributed to the state of current school…

    AeBook – 2018-06-25 
    Routledge

  • Urban Latin America: Images, Words, Flows and the Built Environment book cover

    Urban Latin America

    Images, Words, Flows and the Built Environment

    Edited by Bianca Freire-Medeiros, Julia O'Donnell

    Urban Latin America explores the relationship between images, words and the built environment using an engaging variety of methods and sources, with a timely emphasis on comparative studies. The book brings together scholars with various disciplinary backgrounds and theoretical affiliations who…

    eBook – 2018-05-15
    Routledge
    Architext

  • Windows Upon Planning History book cover

    Windows Upon Planning History

    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…

    eBook – 2018-05-15
    Routledge

  • Berthold Lubetkin’s Highpoint II and the Jewish Contribution to Modern English Architecture book cover

    Berthold Lubetkin’s Highpoint II and the Jewish Contribution to Modern English Architecture

    By Deborah Lewittes

    In 1935, the Russian-born Jewish architect Berthold Lubetkin and his firm Tecton designed Highpoint, a block of flats in London, which Le Corbusier called ‘revolutionary’. Three years later, Lubetkin completed a companion design. Yet Highpoint II felt very different, and the sense that the ideals…

    eBook – 2018-05-15
    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?

    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…

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

  • The Streetwise Subbie, 4th Edition book cover

    The Streetwise Subbie, 4th Edition

    By Barry J Ashmore

    Very few books explore the problems which are particular to the relationship between Specialist Contractors and the Main Contractor, or Clients with whom they are in contract. Fewer still provide solutions in such a down to earth no-nonsense way as The Streetwise Subbie does. The Streetwise Subbie…

    eBook – 2018-05-15
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Landscape Character Assessment: Current Approaches to Characterisation and Assessment book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Landscape Character Assessment

    Current Approaches to Characterisation and Assessment

    Edited by Graham Fairclough, Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin, Carys Swanwick

    In this multi-authored book, senior practitioners and researchers offer an international overview of landscape character approaches for those working in research, policy and practice relating to landscape. Over the last three decades, European practice in landscape has moved from a narrow, if…

    eBook – 2018-05-11
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Architecture and Social Engagement book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Architecture and Social Engagement

    Edited by Farhan Karim

    Socially engaged architecture is a broad and emerging architectural genre that promises to redefine architecture from a market-driven profession to a mix of social business, altruism, and activism that intends to eradicate poverty, resolve social exclusion, and construct an egalitarian global…

    eBook – 2018-05-11
    Routledge

  • Museum Thresholds: The Design and Media of Arrival book cover

    Museum Thresholds

    The Design and Media of Arrival

    Edited by Ross Parry, Ruth Page, Alex Moseley

    Museum Thresholds is a progressive, interdisciplinary volume and the first to explore the importance and potential of entrance spaces for visitor experience. Bringing together an international collection of writers from different disciplines, the chapters in this volume offer different theoretical…

    eBook – 2018-05-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Spatial Planning and the New Localism book cover

    Spatial Planning and the New Localism

    Edited by Graham Haughton, Philip Allmendinger

    This book looks at the transition from New Labour’s ‘Spatial Planning’ approach to the Coalition Government’s preferred ‘Localism’ approach. Localism we are told will liberate local planners from the heavy hand of central government and allow planning to flourish at the local level. Alternatively,…

    eBook – 2018-05-11
    Routledge

  • Livable Cities from a Global Perspective book cover

    Livable Cities from a Global Perspective

    Edited by Roger W. Caves, Fritz Wagner

    Livable Cities from a Global Perspective offers case studies from around the world on how cities approach livability. They address the fundamental question, what is considered "livable?" The journey each city has taken or is currently taking is unique and context specific. There is no such …

    eBook – 2018-05-11
    Routledge

  • Shaping the American Interior: Structures, Contexts and Practices book cover

    Shaping the American Interior

    Structures, Contexts and Practices

    Edited by Paula Lupkin, Penny Sparke

    Bringing together 12 original essays, Shaping the American Interior maps out, for the first time, the development and definition of the field of interiors in the United States in the period from 1870 until 1960. Its interdisciplinary approach encompasses a broad range of people, contexts, and…

    eBook – 2018-05-11
    Routledge

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