E-books: Urban Studies

  • After Sustainable Cities? book cover

    After Sustainable Cities?

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mike Hodson, Simon Marvin

    A sustainable city has been defined in many ways. Yet, the most common understanding is a vision of the city that is able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Central to this vision are two ideas: cities should meet social…

    eBook – 2014-04-24
    Routledge

  • Brand-Driven City Building and the Virtualizing of Space book cover

    Brand-Driven City Building and the Virtualizing of Space

    1st Edition

    By Alexander Gutzmer

    This book is an investigation of the cultural phenomenon of branding and its transformational effects on the contemporary spatial – and urban – reality. It develops a novel understanding of the rationale behind the construction of large-scale architectural complexes that relate to corporate brands,…

    eBook – 2014-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • The Environment for Children: Understanding and Acting on the Environmental Hazards That Threaten Children and Their Parents book cover

    The Environment for Children

    Understanding and Acting on the Environmental Hazards That Threaten Children and Their Parents, 1st Edition

    By David Satterthwaite, et al

    Each year, millions of children die of environmental causes and many more suffer serious illness or injury. Children are often the most vulnerable to the condition of their environment -and their health is an index of its quality - but their wellbeing is rarely given priority by governments or aid…

    eBook – 2014-04-23
    Routledge

  • Complexity in Urban Crisis Management: Amsterdam's Response to the Bijlmer Air Disaster book cover

    Complexity in Urban Crisis Management

    Amsterdam's Response to the Bijlmer Air Disaster, 1st Edition

    By U. Rosenthal, et al

    First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    eBook – 2014-04-23
    Routledge

  • Designing with Solar Power: A Source Book for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) book cover

    Designing with Solar Power

    A Source Book for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), 1st Edition

    By Deo Prasad, Mark Snow

    Designing with Solar Power is the result of international collaborative research and development work carried out within the framework of the International Energy Agency's Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) and performed within its Task 7 on 'Photovoltaic power systems in the built…

    eBook – 2014-04-23
    Routledge

  • Biowaste and Biological Waste Treatment book cover

    Biowaste and Biological Waste Treatment

    1st Edition

    By Gareth Evans

    With growing public pressure and increasingly stringent environmental legislation, the waste industry is now being called upon to develop more sustainable methods of dealing with refuse. Coupled with moves to reduce reliance on landfill as a disposal route, biological treatment will increasingly…

    eBook – 2014-04-23
    Routledge

  • Urban Health in Developing Countries: Progress and Prospects book cover

    Urban Health in Developing Countries

    Progress and Prospects, 1st Edition

    By Marcel Tanner

    Edited by Trudy Harpham

    The impact of urbanization on the health of citizens in developing countries has received increasing attention recently. This book addresses the problems in an integrated way, looking in detail at both the problems themselves and the action and research necessary to alleviate them. It includes…

    eBook – 2014-04-23
    Routledge

  • Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Applications: Lessons Learned book cover

    Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Applications

    Lessons Learned, 1st Edition

    By Ecofys

    Photovoltaics is already an economic and practical option for providing electricity in many situations such as remote housing, in hybrid systems and for some service applications. Over the last decade, an International Energy Agency (IEA) team (Photovoltaic Power Systems, Task III) made up of…

    eBook – 2014-04-23
    Routledge

  • Squatter Citizen: Life in the Urban Third World book cover

    Squatter Citizen

    Life in the Urban Third World, 1st Edition

    By Jorge E. Hardoy, David Satterthwaite

    'one of the best contemporary statements of what is occurring in the growth of urban places in the Third World' Environment and Planning 'a book that should enjoy a wide appeal: as a plea for adoption of the 'popular approach'; as a text for student use; and as an accessible and stimulating…

    eBook – 2014-04-23
    Routledge

  • Framing Places: Mediating Power in Built Form book cover

    Framing Places

    Mediating Power in Built Form, 2nd Edition

    By Kim Dovey

    Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. Explored through a range of theories and case studies, this examination shows how lives are 'framed' within the…

    eBook – 2014-04-23
    Routledge
    Architext

  • Energy from the Desert: Feasability of Very Large Scale Power Generation (VLS-PV) book cover

    Energy from the Desert

    Feasability of Very Large Scale Power Generation (VLS-PV), 1st Edition

    Edited by Kosuke Kurokawa

    The world's deserts are sufficiently large that, in theory, covering a fraction of their landmass with PV systems could generate many times the current primary global energy supply. This Energy from the Desert volume examines and evaluates the potential of very large scale photovoltaic power…

    eBook – 2014-04-08
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Cities in Europe book cover

    Sustainable Cities in Europe

    1st Edition

    By Peter Nijkamp, Adriaan Perrels

    Worldwide, urbanization is steadily increasing, yet many modern cities are becoming less and less able to accommodate the growth in their population. Congestion, pollution, low-quality housing, social fragmentation, noise, crime and inadequate social services all contribute to a declining quality…

    eBook – 2014-04-08
    Routledge

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