E-books: Cities & Infrastructure

  • Landscape as Infrastructure: A Base Primer book cover

    Landscape as Infrastructure

    A Base Primer, 1st Edition

    By Pierre Belanger

    As ecology becomes the new engineering, the projection of landscape as infrastructure—the contemporary alignment of the disciplines of landscape architecture, civil engineering, and urban planning— has become pressing. Predominant challenges facing urban regions and territories today—including…

    eBook – 2016-11-10
    Routledge

  • Creating Urban Agricultural Systems: An Integrated Approach to Design book cover

    Creating Urban Agricultural Systems

    An Integrated Approach to Design, 1st Edition

    By Gundula Proksch

    Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the…

    eBook – 2016-11-03
    Routledge

  • Pragmatic Sustainability: Dispositions for Critical Adaptation book cover

    Pragmatic Sustainability

    Dispositions for Critical Adaptation, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Steven A. Moore

     This second edition of Pragmatic Sustainability proposes a pragmatic, discursive and pluralistic approach to thinking about sustainability.. Rather than suggesting a single solution to the problem of how to live sustainably, this collection discusses broader approaches to social and…

    eBook – 2016-07-04
    Routledge

  • Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach book cover

    Planning Sustainable Cities

    An infrastructure-based approach, 1st Edition

    By Spiro N. Pollalis

    Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach provides an analytical framework for urban sustainability, focusing on the services and performance of infrastructure systems. The book approaches infrastructure as a series of systems that function in synergy and are directly linked…

    eBook – 2016-05-20
    Routledge

  • Urban Disaster Resilience: New Dimensions from International Practice in the Built Environment book cover

    Urban Disaster Resilience

    New Dimensions from International Practice in the Built Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Sanderson, Jerold S. Kayden, Julia Leis

    Accelerating urbanization worldwide means more urban-centered disasters. Floods, earthquakes, storms and conflicts affecting densely populated areas produce significant losses in lives, livelihoods and the built environment, especially in comparison to rural areas. Poor urban dwellers, almost…

    eBook – 2016-04-14
    Routledge

  • Inspections and Reports on Dwellings: Reporting for Buyers book cover

    Inspections and Reports on Dwellings

    Reporting for Buyers, 2nd Edition

    By Ian A. Melville, Ian A. Gordon

    This new edition of Reporting for Buyers provides guidance for the surveyor on setting out the findings of the inspection in a clear, unambiguous and unequivocal way. The book provides a full, critical look at the current situation, describing the various types of report currently available to the…

    eBook – 2016-02-05
    Routledge

  • Future Directions for the European Shrinking City book cover

    Future Directions for the European Shrinking City

    1st Edition

    Edited by William J.V. Neill, Hans Schlappa

    Urban shrinkage is rising to the top of the political agenda in Europe as more cities are shrinking in the prolonged economic downturn we encounter. Coupled with unprecedented budgetary austerity and rapidly ageing populations, ‘stagnating’ and ‘shrinking’ cities have emerged as a key challenge for…

    eBook – 2016-01-13
    Routledge
    RTPI Library Series

  • Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability: International Frameworks, National and Local Governance book cover

    Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability

    International Frameworks, National and Local Governance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sophia Labadi, William Logan

    More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas, and cities provide the setting for contemporary challenges such as population growth, mass tourism and unequal access to socio-economic opportunities. Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability examines the impact of these issues…

    eBook – 2015-10-23
    Routledge
    Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

  • Instruments of Planning: Tensions and challenges for more equitable and sustainable cities book cover

    Instruments of Planning

    Tensions and challenges for more equitable and sustainable cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rebecca Leshinsky, Crystal Legacy

    Instruments of Planning: Tensions and Challenges for more Equitable and Sustainable Cities critically explores planning’s instrumentality to deliver important social and environmental outcomes in neoliberal planning landscapes. Because each instrument is unique and may be tailored to its own…

    eBook – 2015-08-11
    Routledge
    RTPI Library Series

  • Gridlock: Congested Cities, Contested Policies, Unsustainable Mobility book cover

    Gridlock

    Congested Cities, Contested Policies, Unsustainable Mobility, 1st Edition

    By John C. Sutton

    Cities across the world are facing unprecedented challenges in traffic management and transit congestion while coping with growing populations and mobility aspirations; existing policies that aim to tackle congestion and create more sustainable transport futures offer only weak remedies.  In…

    eBook – 2015-07-16
    Routledge

  • Cities of Light: Two Centuries of Urban Illumination book cover

    Cities of Light

    Two Centuries of Urban Illumination, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandy Isenstadt, Margaret Maile Petty, Dietrich Neumann

    Cities of Light is the first global overview of modern urban illumination, a development that allows human wakefulness to colonize the night, doubling the hours available for purposeful and industrious activities.  Urban lighting is undergoing a revolution due to recent developments in lighting…

    eBook – 2014-12-17
    Routledge

  • Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change book cover

    Inclusive Urbanization

    Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Krishna K. Shrestha, Hemant R. Ojha, Phil McManus, Anna Rubbo, Krishna Kumar Dhote

    How do we include and represent all people in cities? As the world rapidly urbanizes, and climate change creates global winners and losers, understanding how to design cities that provide for all their citizens is of the utmost importance. Inclusive Urbanization attempts to not only provide…

    eBook – 2014-07-25
    Routledge

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