E-books: Urban Studies

  • Design Research for Urban Landscapes: Theories and Methods book cover

    Design Research for Urban Landscapes

    Theories and Methods, 1st Edition

    Edited by Martin Prominski, Hille Seggern

    Within the spatial design disciplines, research through design as a tool and practice has often been neglected. This book provides a much-needed companion to the theories, methods and processes involved in using design-based research in landscape, architecture and urban design. Aimed specifically…

    eBook – 2019-05-10
    Routledge

  • 'One Planet' Cities: Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits book cover

    'One Planet' Cities

    Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits, 1st Edition

    By David Thorpe

    This book addresses the crucial question of how the essential needs of the growing human population can be met without breaking the Earth's already-stretched life-support system. With four out of five people predicted to be urban dwellers by 2080, ‘One Planet’ Cities proposes a pathway to genuine…

    eBook – 2019-04-30
    Routledge

  • Neoliberal Housing Policy: An International Perspective book cover

    Neoliberal Housing Policy

    An International Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Keith Jacobs

    Neoliberal Housing Policy considers some of the most significant housing issues facing the West today, including the increasing commodification of housing; the political economy surrounding homeownership; the role of public housing; the problem of homelessness; the ways that housing accentuates…

    eBook – 2019-04-30
    Routledge
    Explorations in Housing Studies

  • Rural Regeneration in the UK book cover

    Rural Regeneration in the UK

    1st Edition

    By Simon Pemberton

    Rural Regeneration in the UK provides an accessible yet critical overview of rural regeneration policy and governance in the UK. It charts the key patterns and processes of rural change since 1945 and the emergence and evolution of rural regeneration policy and governance in shaping rural spaces. A…

    eBook – 2019-04-26
    Routledge

  • A Future for Planning: Taking Responsibility for Twenty-First Century Challenges book cover

    A Future for Planning

    Taking Responsibility for Twenty-First Century Challenges, 1st Edition

    By Michael Harris

    As well as being spatial, planning is necessarily also about the future – and yet time has been relatively neglected in the academic, practice and policy literature on planning. Time, in particular the need for longer-term thinking, is critical to responding effectively to a range of pressing…

    eBook – 2019-04-25
    Routledge
    RTPI Library Series

  • Designing Accessibility Instruments: Lessons on Their Usability for Integrated Land Use and Transport Planning Practices book cover

    Designing Accessibility Instruments

    Lessons on Their Usability for Integrated Land Use and Transport Planning Practices, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cecilia Silva, Nuno Pinto, Luca Bertolini

    The integration of land use and transport planning is key to making cities sustainable and liveable. Accessibility can provide an effective framework for this integration. However, today there is a significant gap between the advances in scientific knowledge on accessibility and its effective…

    eBook – 2019-04-24
    Routledge

  • Spatial Planning and Fiscal Impact Analysis: A Toolkit for Existing and Proposed Land Use book cover

    Spatial Planning and Fiscal Impact Analysis

    A Toolkit for Existing and Proposed Land Use, 1st Edition

    By Linda Tomaselli

    The Spatial Fiscal Impact Analysis Method is an innovative approach to measure fiscal impact and project the future costs of a proposed development, recognizing that all revenues and expenditures are spatially related. The Spatial Method focuses on estimating existing fiscal impacts of detailed…

    eBook – 2019-02-14
    Routledge

  • The Production Sites of Architecture book cover

    The Production Sites of Architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sophia Psarra

    The Production Sites of Architecture examines the intimate link between material sites and meaning. It explores questions such as: how do spatial configurations produce meaning? What are alternative modes of knowledge production? How do these change our understanding of architectural knowledge?…

    eBook – 2019-01-14
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Cities in Europe book cover

    Sustainable Cities in Europe

    1st Edition

    By Peter Nijkamp, Adriaan Perrels

    Although urbanization steadily increases, many modern cities are finding the accommodation of their populations an increasingly difficult task. Planners and policy-makers battling to alleviate the problem with a host of urban renewal initiatives have made environmental issues and policies central…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Energy and Infrastructure Set

  • Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities book cover

    Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene

    Interruptions and Possibilities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Henrik Ernstson, Erik Swyngedouw

    Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities centres on how to organize anew the articulation between emancipatory theory and political activism. Across its theoretical and empirical chapters, written by leading scholars from anthropology, geography, urban…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Questioning Cities

  • Architecture and Resilience: Interdisciplinary Dialogues book cover

    Architecture and Resilience

    Interdisciplinary Dialogues, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kim Trogal, Irena Bauman, Ranald Lawrence, Doina Petrescu

    Resilience will be a defining quality of the twenty-first century. As we witness the increasingly turbulent effects of climate change, the multiple challenges of resource depletion and wage stagnation, we know that our current ways of living are not resilient. Our urban infrastructures, our…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge

  • Planning, Housing and Infrastructure for Smart Villages book cover

    Planning, Housing and Infrastructure for Smart Villages

    1st Edition

    By Hemanta Doloi, Ray Green, Sally Donovan

    Some 7.3 billion people currently live on the planet. Of these, 3.4 billion live in rural areas. In just a few regions—Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa—less than 50 per cent of poverty is now located in rural areas. But for the rest of the world's regions between 55 per cent and 80…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge

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