E-books: Urban Studies

  • Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities book cover

    Ecocultures

    Blueprints for Sustainable Communities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Steffen Böhm, Zareen Pervez Bharucha, Jules Pretty

    The world faces a ‘perfect storm’ of social and ecological stresses, including climate change, habitat loss, resource degradation and social, economic and cultural change. In order to cope with these, communities are struggling to transition to sustainable ways of living that improve well-being and…

    eBook – 2014-12-05
    Routledge

  • The Pedestrian and the City book cover

    The Pedestrian and the City

    1st Edition

    By Carmen Hass-Klau

    The Pedestrian and the City provides an overview and insight into the development, politics and policies on walking and pedestrians: it includes the evolution of pedestrian-friendly housing estates in the 19th century up to the present day. Key issues addressed include the struggle of…

    eBook – 2014-11-27
    Routledge

  • Environmentally Friendly Cities: Proceedings of Plea 1998, Passive and Low Energy Architecture, 1998, Lisbon, Portugal, June 1998 book cover

    Environmentally Friendly Cities

    Proceedings of Plea 1998, Passive and Low Energy Architecture, 1998, Lisbon, Portugal, June 1998, 1st Edition

    By Eduardo Maldonado

    Edited by Simos Yannas

    The 15th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) conference considered the issues of sustainability and environmental friendliness at the city scale. Some 150 papers address the many and varied questions faced by architects and planners in reducing the impact on the environment of cities and…

    eBook – 2014-11-19
    Routledge

  • Urban Lighting, Light Pollution and Society book cover

    Urban Lighting, Light Pollution and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Josiane Meier, Ute Hasenöhrl, Katharina Krause, Merle Pottharst

    After decades "in the shadows", urban lighting is re-emerging as a matter of public debate. Long-standing truths are increasingly questioned as a confluence of developments affects lighting itself and the way it is viewed. Light has become an integral element of place-making and energy-saving…

    eBook – 2014-10-24
    Routledge

  • An Urban Politics of Climate Change: Experimentation and the Governing of Socio-Technical Transitions book cover

    An Urban Politics of Climate Change

    Experimentation and the Governing of Socio-Technical Transitions, 1st Edition

    By Harriet A Bulkeley, Vanesa Castán Broto, Gareth A.S. Edwards

    The confluence of global climate change, growing levels of energy consumption and rapid urbanization has led the international policy community to regard urban responses to climate change as ‘an urgent agenda’ (World Bank 2010). The contribution of cities to rising levels of greenhouse gas…

    eBook – 2014-10-17
    Routledge

  • Infrastructural Lives: Urban Infrastructure in Context book cover

    Infrastructural Lives

    Urban Infrastructure in Context, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Graham, Colin McFarlane

    Infrastructural Lives is the first book to describe the everyday experience and politics of urban infrastructures. It focuses on a range of infrastructures in both the global South and North. The book examines how day-to-day experience and perception of infrastructure provides a new and powerful…

    eBook – 2014-10-10
    Routledge

  • Now Urbanism: The Future City is Here book cover

    Now Urbanism

    The Future City is Here, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey Hou, Benjamin Spencer, Thaisa Way, Ken Yocom

    After more than a century of heroic urban visions, urban dwellers today live in suburban subdivisions, gated communities, edge cities, apartment towers, and slums. The contemporary cities we know are more often the embodiment of unexpected outcomes and unintended consequences rather than visionary…

    eBook – 2014-10-10
    Routledge

  • The Urban Section: An analytical tool for cities and streets book cover

    The Urban Section

    An analytical tool for cities and streets, 1st Edition

    By Robert Mantho

    The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at two distinct spatial scales – that of the individual street – the Street Section – and the complex of city streets –…

    eBook – 2014-09-25
    Routledge

  • Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of sustainability book cover

    Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice

    Circles of sustainability, 1st Edition

    By Paul James

    Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an ad hoc way, a substantial rethinking of current approaches and practices needs to occur.…

    eBook – 2014-09-19
    Routledge
    Advances in Urban Sustainability

  • Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City book cover

    Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City

    1st Edition

    By Susannah Hagan

    Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City asks the questions that are important inside and outside the built environment professions: what are climate change, urbanisation and ecology doing to the theory and practice of urban design? How does Ecological Urbanism figure in this change? What is…

    eBook – 2014-09-15
    Routledge

  • The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies book cover

    The Age of Intelligent Cities

    Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies, 1st Edition

    By Nicos Komninos

    This book concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge 2008). Together these books examine intelligent cities as environments of innovation and…

    eBook – 2014-08-27
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements: Shaping the Self-Constructed City book cover

    Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements

    Shaping the Self-Constructed City, 1st Edition

    By David Gouverneur

    This is the first book to address future informal settlements at the global scale. It argues that to foster favourable conditions for the sustainable evolution of future informal cities, planners must consider the same issues that are paramount in formal urban developments, such as provision of:…

    eBook – 2014-08-13
    Routledge

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