E-books: Built Environment

  • Street Fights in Copenhagen: Bicycle and Car Politics in a Green Mobility City book cover

    Street Fights in Copenhagen

    Bicycle and Car Politics in a Green Mobility City, 1st Edition

    By Jason Henderson, Natalie Marie Gulsrud

    With 29 percent of all trips made by bicycle, Copenhagen is considered a model of green transport. This book considers the underlying political conditions that enabled cycling to appeal to such a wide range of citizens in Copenhagen and asks how this can be replicated elsewhere. Despite Copenhagen’…

    eBook – 2019-05-21
    Routledge
    Advances in Urban Sustainability

  • The Rise and Rise of Indicators: Their History and Geography book cover

    The Rise and Rise of Indicators

    Their History and Geography, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Morse

    This book makes indicators more accessible, in terms of what they are, who created them and how they are used. It examines the subjectivity and human frailty behind these quintessentially ‘hard’ and technical measures of the world. To achieve this goal, The Rise and Rise of Indicators presents the…

    eBook – 2019-05-20
    Routledge

  • How Solar Energy Became Cheap: A Model for Low-Carbon Innovation book cover

    How Solar Energy Became Cheap

    A Model for Low-Carbon Innovation, 1st Edition

    By Gregory F. Nemet

    Solar energy is a substantial global industry, one that has generated trade disputes among superpowers, threatened the solvency of large energy companies, and prompted serious reconsideration of electric utility regulation rooted in the 1930s. One of the biggest payoffs from solar’s success is not…

    eBook – 2019-05-20
    Routledge

  • Precision in Architecture: Certainty, Ambiguity and Deviation book cover

    Precision in Architecture

    Certainty, Ambiguity and Deviation, 1st Edition

    By Mhairi McVicar

    This book offers a detailed insight into the desire for, and consequences of, precise communications in the daily life of contemporary architectural practice through close readings of constructed architectural details by Sigurd Lewerentz, Caruso St John Architects, Mies van der Rohe and OMA. In…

    eBook – 2019-05-13
    Routledge

  • Design Research for Urban Landscapes: Theories and Methods book cover

    Design Research for Urban Landscapes

    Theories and Methods, 1st Edition

    Edited by Martin Prominski, Hille Seggern

    Within the spatial design disciplines, research through design as a tool and practice has often been neglected. This book provides a much-needed companion to the theories, methods and processes involved in using design-based research in landscape, architecture and urban design. Aimed specifically…

    eBook – 2019-05-10
    Routledge

  • NEC4: 100 Questions and Answers book cover

    NEC4: 100 Questions and Answers

    1st Edition

    By Kelvin Hughes

    This book details some of the most important and interesting questions raised about the NEC4 family of contracts and provides clear, comprehensive answers to those questions. Written by an NEC expert with over 20 years’ experience using, advising and training others, the book has several…

    eBook – 2019-05-10
    Routledge

  • The Client Role in Successful Construction Projects book cover

    The Client Role in Successful Construction Projects

    1st Edition

    By Jason Challender, Russell Whitaker

    The Client Role in Successful Construction Projects is a practical guide for clients on how to initiate, procure and manage construction projects and developments. This book is written from the perspective of the client initiating a construction project as part of a business venture and differs…

    eBook – 2019-05-08
    Routledge

  • Strategic Security: Forward Thinking for Successful Executives book cover

    Strategic Security

    Forward Thinking for Successful Executives, 1st Edition

    By Jean Perois

    Strategic Security will help security managers, and those aspiring to the position, to think strategically about their job, the culture of their workplace, and the nature of security planning and implementation. Security professionals tend to focus on the immediate (the urgent) rather than the…

    eBook – 2019-05-08
    CRC Press

  • Peak Performance: How to Achieve and Sustain Excellence in Operations Management book cover

    Peak Performance

    How to Achieve and Sustain Excellence in Operations Management, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Melton Allen, Frances E. Alston, Emily Millikin DeKerchove

    The key to success and reaching peak performance is integrating three processes to optimize business through the use of human performance improvement tools, lean thinking, operational excellence, along with a strong organizational culture as the underpinning. These components form the basis of the…

    eBook – 2019-05-03
    CRC Press
    Sustainable Improvements in Environment Safety and Health

  • Energy Fables: Challenging Ideas in the Energy Sector book cover

    Energy Fables

    Challenging Ideas in the Energy Sector, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jenny Rinkinen, Elizabeth Shove, Jacopo Torriti

    Energy Fables: Challenging Ideas in the Energy Sector takes a fresh look at key terms and concepts around which energy research and policy are organised. Drawing on recent research in energy and transport studies, and combining this with concepts from sociology, economics, social theory and…

    eBook – 2019-05-03
    Routledge

  • 'One Planet' Cities: Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits book cover

    'One Planet' Cities

    Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits, 1st Edition

    By David Thorpe

    This book addresses the crucial question of how the essential needs of the growing human population can be met without breaking the Earth's already-stretched life-support system. With four out of five people predicted to be urban dwellers by 2080, ‘One Planet’ Cities proposes a pathway to genuine…

    eBook – 2019-04-30
    Routledge

  • Neoliberal Housing Policy: An International Perspective book cover

    Neoliberal Housing Policy

    An International Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Keith Jacobs

    Neoliberal Housing Policy considers some of the most significant housing issues facing the West today, including the increasing commodification of housing; the political economy surrounding homeownership; the role of public housing; the problem of homelessness; the ways that housing accentuates…

    eBook – 2019-04-30
    Routledge
    Explorations in Housing Studies

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