E-books: Urban Communications & Technology

  • Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation book cover

    Inside Smart Cities

    Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Karvonen, Federico Cugurullo, Federico Caprotti

    The era of the smart city has arrived. Only a decade ago, the promise of optimising urban services through the widespread application of information and communication technologies was largely a techno-utopian fantasy. Today, smart urbanisation is occurring via urban projects, policies and visions…

    eBook – 2018-10-03
    Routledge

  • Infrastructures in Practice: The Dynamics of Demand in Networked Societies book cover

    Infrastructures in Practice

    The Dynamics of Demand in Networked Societies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth Shove, Frank Trentmann

    Infrastructures in Practice shows how infrastructures and daily life shape each other. Power grids, roads and broadband make modern lifestyles possible – at the same time, their design and day-to-day operation depends on what people do at home and at work. This volume investigates the…

    eBook – 2018-09-17
    Routledge

  • Smart Urbanism: Utopian vision or false dawn? book cover

    Smart Urbanism

    Utopian vision or false dawn?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Simon Marvin, Andrés Luque-Ayala, Colin McFarlane

    Smart Urbanism (SU) – the rebuilding of cities through the integration of digital technologies with buildings, neighbourhoods, networked infrastructures and people – is being represented as a unique emerging ‘solution’ to the majority of problems faced by cities today. SU discourses, enacted by…

    eBook – 2015-12-14
    Routledge

  • Visualizing Climate Change: A Guide to Visual Communication of Climate Change and Developing Local Solutions book cover

    Visualizing Climate Change

    A Guide to Visual Communication of Climate Change and Developing Local Solutions, 1st Edition

    By Stephen R.J. Sheppard

    Carbon dioxide and global climate change are largely invisible, and the prevailing imagery of climate change is often remote (such as ice floes melting) or abstract and scientific (charts and global temperature maps).  Using dramatic visual imagery such as 3D and 4D visualizations of future…

    eBook – 2012-03-29
    Routledge

  • Writing Spaces: Discourses of Architecture, Urbanism and the Built Environment, 1960–2000 book cover

    Writing Spaces

    Discourses of Architecture, Urbanism and the Built Environment, 1960–2000, 1st Edition

    By C. Greig Crysler

    Writing Spaces examines some of the most important discourses in spatial theory of the last four decades, and considers their impact within the built environment disciplines. The book will be a key resource for courses on critical theory in architecture, urban studies and geography, at both the…

    eBook – 2003-09-02
    Routledge
    Architext

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