E-books: Built Environment

  • Smart City in India: Urban Laboratory, Paradigm or Trajectory? book cover

    Smart City in India

    Urban Laboratory, Paradigm or Trajectory?, 1st Edition

    By Binti Singh, Manoj Parmar

    This book is a critical reflection on the Smart City Mission in India. Drawing on ethnographic data from across Indian cities, this volume assesses the transformative possibilities and limitations of the program. It examines the ten core infrastructural elements that make up a city, including water…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Routledge India

  • Wealth Creation: A New Framework for Rural Economic and Community Development book cover

    Wealth Creation

    A New Framework for Rural Economic and Community Development, 1st Edition

    By Shanna E. Ratner

    A new approach to rural development is emerging. Instead of being about attracting companies that might create jobs over which communities have no control, the emerging paradigm is about connecting the unique underutilized assets of place with market opportunity to grow assets that are owned and…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Routledge

  • Towards Cohesion Policy 4.0: Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth book cover

    Towards Cohesion Policy 4.0

    Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth, 1st Edition

    By John Bachtler, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Peter Wostner, Piotr Zuber

    In the context of the debate on the future of Europe, this book makes the case for a new approach to structural transformation, growth and cohesion in the EU. It explores both the opportunities and challenges from globalisation and technological change, the widening differences in productivity…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Routledge
    Regional Studies Policy Impact Books

  • Whole Life Costing for Sustainable Building book cover

    Whole Life Costing for Sustainable Building

    1st Edition

    By Mariana Trusson

    Whole life costing is now integral to building procurement, both for new buildings and major refurbishments. It is key when assessing investment scenarios for estates as well as individual buildings, and has become a tool for justifying higher capital cost items. Standard whole life costing methods…

    eBook – 2019-11-05
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Real Estate Development and Finance book cover

    Introduction to Real Estate Development and Finance

    1st Edition

    By Richard M. Levy

    This book provides readers with a basic understanding of the principles that underlie real estate development. A brief historical overview and an introduction to basic principles are followed by examples from practice. Case studies focus on how cities change and respond to the economic,…

    eBook – 2019-11-05
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Estimating, Plan Reading and Construction Techniques book cover

    Introduction to Estimating, Plan Reading and Construction Techniques

    1st Edition

    By Gary Anglin

    To understand Construction Estimating one must also understand plan reading and construction techniques. This book is designed to teach the construction student these three core skills in equal measure. Using hundreds of plans, sketches, and photos, the book builds case studies of the major…

    eBook – 2019-11-05
    Routledge

  • Architecture as Civil Commitment: Lucio Costa's Modernist Project for Brazil book cover

    Architecture as Civil Commitment: Lucio Costa's Modernist Project for Brazil

    1st Edition

    By Gaia Piccarolo

    Architecture as Civil Commitment analyses the many ways in which Lucio Costa shaped the discourse of Brazilian modern architecture, tracing the roots, developments, and counter-marches of a singular form of engagement that programmatically chose to act by cultural means rather than by political…

    eBook – 2019-11-04
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Design for Wellbeing: An Applied Approach book cover

    Design for Wellbeing

    An Applied Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ann Petermans, Rebecca Cain

    Design for Wellbeing charts the development and application of design research to improve the personal and societal wellbeing and happiness of people. It draws together contributions from internationally leading academics and designers to demonstrate the latest thinking and research on the design…

    eBook – 2019-11-04
    Routledge
    Design for Social Responsibility

  • Environmental Compliance and Sustainability: Global Challenges and Perspectives book cover

    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…

    eBook – 2019-11-04
    CRC Press

  • Ugly, Useless, Unstable Architectures: Phase Spaces and Generative Domains book cover

    Ugly, Useless, Unstable Architectures

    Phase Spaces and Generative Domains, 1st Edition

    By Miguel Paredes Maldonado

    Ugly, Useless, Unstable Architectures traces productive intersections between architecture and the discourses of Post-Structuralism and New Materialism. It investigates how their unique ‘ontological regimes’ can be mobilised to supersede the classical framework that still informs both the…

    eBook – 2019-11-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • The Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture book cover

    The Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Temple, Andrzej Piotrowski, Juan Manuel Heredia

    This is the first comprehensive study of the reception of classical architecture in different regions of the world. Exploring the impact of colonialism, trade, slavery, religious missions, political ideology and intellectual/artistic exchange, the authors demonstrate how classical principles and…

    eBook – 2019-11-01
    Routledge

  • Building Governance and Climate Change: Regulation and Related Policies book cover

    Building Governance and Climate Change

    Regulation and Related Policies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Lorch, Jacques Laubscher, Edwin Hon-wan Chan, Henk Visscher

    The contribution of buildings to climate change is widely acknowledged. This book investigates how building regulatory systems are addressing the current and future effects of climate change, and how these systems can be improved. After presenting a comprehensive overview of how the current…

    eBook – 2019-10-31
    Routledge

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