E-books: Built Environment

  • A History of Groves book cover

    A History of Groves

    Edited by Jan Woudstra, Colin Roth

    The grove, a grouping of trees, intentionally cultivated or found growing wild, has a long diverse history entwined with human settlement, rural practices and the culture and politics of cities. A grove can be a memorial, a place of learning, a site of poetic retreat and philosophy or political…

    eBook – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Landscape and Environmental Design

  • Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning 6: The Right to the City book cover

    Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning 6

    The Right to the City

    Edited by Christopher Silver, Robert Freestone, Christophe Demaziere

    The Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning series offers a selection of some of the best scholarship in urban and regional planning from around the world. The internationally recognized authors of these award-winning papers take up a range of salient issues from the theory and practice of…

    eBook – 2017-08-23 
    Routledge
    Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning

  • Chinese Hydropower Development in Africa and Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Global Dam-Building book cover

    Chinese Hydropower Development in Africa and Asia

    Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Global Dam-Building

    Edited by Giuseppina Siciliano, Frauke Urban

    In recent years, both Chinese overseas investment and hydropower development have been topics of increasing interest and research, with Chinese actors acting as financiers, developers, builders and sub-contractors. Chinese Hydropower Development in Africa and Asia explores the governance and…

    eBook – 2017-08-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Making Prestigious Places: How Luxury Influences the Transformation of Cities book cover

    Making Prestigious Places

    How Luxury Influences the Transformation of Cities

    Edited by Mario Paris

    Making Prestigious Places investigates the spatial dimension of luxury, both as a sector involving activities, operators and investments, and as a system of values acting as a catalyst for recent urban transformations. Luxury shares a well-established connection to the city, as a place of…

    eBook – 2017-08-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Law for Project Managers book cover

    Law for Project Managers

    2nd Edition

    By David Wright

    Law for Project Managers provides an easily understandable and practical guide to the laws of contract, liability, intellectual property and so on, entirely from the perspective of the project manager. It will enable you to approach projects forewarned and forearmed, able to avoid potential legal…

    eBook – 2017-08-16
    Routledge

  • The Break with the Past: Avant-Garde Architecture in Germany, 1910 – 1925 book cover

    The Break with the Past

    Avant-Garde Architecture in Germany, 1910 – 1925

    By Deborah Ascher Barnstone

    Between 1918 and 1933 the German interwar avant-garde was a primary force driving European cultural innovation and modernism. These innovations continue to influence artistic practice, theory, and arts education today, thus making a comprehensive study of the relationship between individual war…

    eBook – 2017-08-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change: Advancing Decision-Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty book cover

    Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change

    Advancing Decision-Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty

    By Todd Schenk

    Many of the challenges that decision-makers grapple with in relation to climate change are governance related. Planning and decision-making is evolving in ambiguous institutional environments, in which many key issues remain unresolved, including relationships between different actors; funding…

    eBook – 2017-08-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • Geotechnics and Heritage: Historic Towers book cover

    Geotechnics and Heritage

    Historic Towers

    Edited by Renato Lancellotta, Alessandro Flora, Carlo Viggiani

    Conservation of monuments and historic sites is one of the most challenging problems facing modern civilization. It involves various cultural, humanistic, social, technical, economical and administrative factors, intertwining in inextricable patterns. The complexity of the topic is such that…

    eBook – 2017-08-15
    CRC Press

  • Cinematic Aided Design: An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture book cover

    Cinematic Aided Design

    An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture

    By François Penz

    Cinematic Aided Design: An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture provides architects, planners, designer practitioners, politicians and decision makers with a new awareness of the practice of everyday life through the medium of film. This novel approach will also appeal to film scholars and film…

    eBook – 2017-08-14
    Routledge

  • Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700–1830 book cover

    Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700–1830

    By Briony McDonagh

    Social and economic histories of the long eighteenth century have largely ignored women as a class of landowners and improvers. 1700 to 1830 was a period in which the landscape of large swathes of the English Midlands was reshaped – both materially and imaginatively – by parliamentary enclosure and…

    eBook – 2017-08-14
    Routledge
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • Geographies of Disorientation book cover

    Geographies of Disorientation

    By Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg

    Spatial disorientation is of key relevance to our globalized world, eliciting complex questions about our relationship with technology and the last remaining vestiges of our animal nature. Viewed more broadly, disorientation is a profoundly geographical theme that concerns our relationship…

    eBook – 2017-08-10
    Routledge

  • Architectural Colossi and the Human Body: Buildings and Metaphors book cover

    Architectural Colossi and the Human Body

    Buildings and Metaphors

    By Charalampos Politakis

    The human body has been used as both a model and metaphor in architecture since antiquity. This book explores how it has been an inspiration for the exterior form of architectural colossi through the years. It considers the body as a source of architectural and artistic representation and in doing…

    eBook – 2017-08-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

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