E-books: Environment & the City

  • Sustainability Prospects for Autonomous Vehicles: Environmental, Social, and Urban book cover

    Sustainability Prospects for Autonomous Vehicles

    Environmental, Social, and Urban, 1st Edition

    By George T. Martin

    The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) has been strongly heralded as the most exciting innovation in automobility for decades. Autonomous Vehicles are no longer an innovation of the future (seen only in science fiction) but are now being road-tested for use. And yet while the technical and economic success…

    eBook – 2019-05-31
    Routledge

  • The Greening of the City: Urban Parks and Public Leisure, 1840-1939 book cover

    The Greening of the City

    Urban Parks and Public Leisure, 1840-1939, 1st Edition

    By Carole A. O'Reilly

    Urban parks are a much-loved feature of the city environment. However, our knowledge of the true scale of their impact remains uneven. Much work has been done on their origins and design features, but this book aims to extend this beyond the nineteenth century, examining the fuller flowering of…

    eBook – 2019-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Climate Change and Urban Health: The Case of Hong Kong as a Subtropical City book cover

    Climate Change and Urban Health

    The Case of Hong Kong as a Subtropical City, 1st Edition

    By Emily Ying Yang Chan

    This book provides a theoretical framework and related technical skills for investigating climate change and its public health consequences and responses with a focus on urban settings, and in particular Hong Kong, a subtropical metropolis in Asia. Specifically, the book examines the impact of…

    eBook – 2019-05-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environment and Health

  • Planning Singapore: The Experimental City book cover

    Planning Singapore

    The Experimental City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Hamnett, Belinda Yuen

    Two hundred years ago, Sir Stamford Raffles established the modern settlement of Singapore with the intent of seeing it become ‘a great commercial emporium and fulcrum’. But by the time independence was achieved in 1965, the city faced daunting problems of housing shortage, slums and high…

    eBook – 2019-05-08
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • The Protected Vista: An Intellectual and Cultural History book cover

    The Protected Vista

    An Intellectual and Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By Tom Brigden

    The Protected Vista draws a historical lineage from the eighteenth-century picturesque to present-day planning policy, highlighting how the values embedded within familiar views have developed over time through appropriation by diverse groups for cultural and political purposes. The book examines…

    eBook – 2019-05-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architectural Conservation and Historic Preservation

  • Gendered Approaches to Spatial Development in Europe: Perspectives, Similarities, Differences book cover

    Gendered Approaches to Spatial Development in Europe

    Perspectives, Similarities, Differences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Zibell, Doris Damyanovic, Ulrike Sturm

    This book explores the extent to which gendered approaches are evident and effective in spatial development in selected European countries. Beginning with an introduction to theories and concepts of gender, space and development, the book includes a brief historical review of gender in spatial…

    eBook – 2019-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Gender and Environments

  • Capital Cities and Urban Sustainability book cover

    Capital Cities and Urban Sustainability

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert W. Orttung

    Capital Cities and Urban Sustainability examines how capital cities use their unique hub resources to develop and disseminate innovative policy solutions to promote sustainability. Cities are taking a leading role in defining a sustainable future at a time when national, state, and regional…

    eBook – 2019-03-25
    Routledge
    Advances in Urban Sustainability

  • Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability in the Mediterranean City: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book cover

    Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability in the Mediterranean City

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Antonio Jiménez-Delgado, Jaime Lloret

    This book provides a model for the creation of sustainable and healthy cities in the Mediterranean region. It uses the coastal city of L’Alfàs del Pi in Spain as an example for designing renewable and innovative urban models that offer high standards of living, wellbeing and eco-friendly advantages…

    eBook – 2019-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Urban Social Sustainability: Theory, Policy and Practice book cover

    Urban Social Sustainability

    Theory, Policy and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by M. Reza Shirazi, Ramin Keivani

    This ground breaking volume raises radical critiques and proposes innovative solutions for social sustainability in the built environment. Urban Social Sustainability provides an in-depth insight into the discourse and argues that every urban intervention has a social sustainability…

    eBook – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • The Globalisation of Urban Governance book cover

    The Globalisation of Urban Governance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Helmut Philipp Aust, Anél du Plessis

    The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the UN General Assembly in 2015 represents the latest attempt by the international community to live up to the challenges of a planet that is out of control. Sustainable Development Goal 11 envisages inclusive, safe, resilient and…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Cities and Global Governance

  • Disruptive Transport: Driverless Cars, Transport Innovation and the Sustainable City of Tomorrow book cover

    Disruptive Transport

    Driverless Cars, Transport Innovation and the Sustainable City of Tomorrow, 1st Edition

    Edited by William Riggs

    With the rise of shared and networked vehicles, autonomous vehicles, and other transportation technologies, technological change is outpacing urban planning and policy. Whether urban planners and policy makers like it or not, these transformations will in turn result in profound changes to streets,…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • Decolonising Governance: Archipelagic Thinking book cover

    Decolonising Governance

    Archipelagic Thinking, 1st Edition

    By Paul Carter

    Power may be globalized, but Westphalian notions of sovereignty continue to determine political and legal arrangements domestically and internationally: global issues - the legacy of colonialism expressed in continuing human displacement and environmental destruction - are thus treated ‘parochially…

    eBook – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Postcolonial Politics

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