E-books: Built Environment

  • The Routledge Companion to Environmental Planning book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Environmental Planning

    1st Edition

    Edited by Simin Davoudi, Richard Cowell, Iain White, Hilda Blanco

    This Companion presents a distinctive approach to environmental planning by: situating the debate in its social, cultural, political and institutional context; being attentive to depth and breadth of discussions; providing up-to-date accounts of the contemporary practices in environmental planning…

    eBook – 2019-07-31
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Routledge Handbook of Urban Disaster Resilience: Integrating Mitigation, Preparedness, and Recovery Planning book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Urban Disaster Resilience

    Integrating Mitigation, Preparedness, and Recovery Planning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael K Lindell

    The Routledge Handbook of Urban Disaster Resilience emphasizes the intersection of urban planning and hazard mitigation as critical for community resilience, considering the interaction of social, environmental, and physical systems with disasters. The Handbook introduces and discusses the phases…

    eBook – 2019-07-30
    Routledge

  • Community Livability: Issues and Approaches to Sustaining the Well-Being of People and Communities book cover

    Community Livability

    Issues and Approaches to Sustaining the Well-Being of People and Communities, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Fritz Wagner, Roger W. Caves

    What is a livable community? How do you design and develop one? What does government at all levels need to do to support and nurture the cause of livable communities? Using a blend of theory and practice, the second edition of Community Livability addresses evidence from international, state and…

    eBook – 2019-07-30
    Routledge

  • Ruined Skylines: Aesthetics, Politics and London's Towering Cityscape book cover

    Ruined Skylines

    Aesthetics, Politics and London's Towering Cityscape, 1st Edition

    By Günter Gassner

    This book examines the skyline as a space for radical urban politics. Focusing on the relationship between aesthetics and politics in London’s tall-building boom, it develops a critique of the construction of more and more speculative towers as well as a critique of the claim that these buildings…

    eBook – 2019-07-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Non-Standard Architectural Productions: Between Aesthetic Experience and Social Action book cover

    Non-Standard Architectural Productions

    Between Aesthetic Experience and Social Action, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra Karina Löschke

    This book captures concepts and projects that reshape the discipline of architecture by prioritizing people over buildings. In doing so, it uncovers sophisticated approaches that go beyond standard architectural protocols to explore experience-based aesthetics, encounters, action-based research,…

    eBook – 2019-07-30
    Routledge

  • Aquaculture Landscapes: Fish Farms and the Public Realm book cover

    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…

    eBook – 2019-07-26
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Integrated Project Delivery book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Integrated Project Delivery

    1st Edition

    Edited by Derek Walker, Steve Rowlinson

    The concept of integrated project delivery (IPD) has evolved as a result of the need for highly expert teams of people to collaborate to deliver extremely complex projects, to manage expectations about delivery speed, changes in governance standards and to take advantage of and manage expectations…

    eBook – 2019-07-26
    Routledge

  • Inscribing Faith in Late Antiquity: Between Reading and Seeing book cover

    Inscribing Faith in Late Antiquity

    Between Reading and Seeing, 1st Edition

    By Sean V. Leatherbury

    Inscribing Faith in Late Antiquity considers the Greek and Latin texts inscribed in churches and chapels in the late antique Mediterranean (c. 300–800 CE), compares them to similar texts from pagan, Jewish, and Muslim spaces of worship, and explores how they functioned both textually and visually.…

    eBook – 2019-07-26
    Routledge
    Image, Text, and Culture in Classical Antiquity

  • Planning, Politics and City-Making: A Case Study of King's Cross book cover

    Planning, Politics and City-Making

    A Case Study of King's Cross, 1st Edition

    By Peter Bishop, Lesley Williams

    Whilst there is extensive literature analysing the design and function of new buildings and places, the actual process through which development proposals are actually fashioned – through complex negotiation and deal making, involving many different stakeholders with different agendas – is largely…

    eBook – 2019-07-26
    RIBA Publishing

  • Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars book cover

    Social Housing

    Definitions and Design Exemplars, 1st Edition

    By Paul Karakusevic, Abigail Batchelor

    This is a growing sector undergoing a huge period of change - with local authorities able to build their own housing for the first time in decades. Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars explores how social/affordable housing has been delivered and designed with success throughout the UK…

    eBook – 2019-07-26
    RIBA Publishing

  • HR for Creative Companies book cover

    HR for Creative Companies

    1st Edition

    By Kate Marks

    There is an increasing realisation that small businesses, including architecture practices need to pro-actively engage with HR rather than simply firefighting when something goes wrong. Good HR practices can help with business efficiency and profitability – they provide positive commercial tools…

    eBook – 2019-07-26
    RIBA Publishing

  • Starting a Practice book cover

    Starting a Practice

    2nd Edition

    By Simon Foxell

    The second edition of the popular Starting a Practice: A Plan of Work is a fully revised and updated guide to planning, setting up and running your architectural practice. Mapped to the RIBA Plan of Work 2013, it approaches starting a business as if it were a design project complete with briefing,…

    eBook – 2019-07-26
    RIBA Publishing

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