E-books: Urban Studies

  • Smog Alert: Managing Urban Air Quality book cover

    Smog Alert

    Managing Urban Air Quality, 1st Edition

    By Derek Elsom

    The world's cities are choking on pollution from traffic and industry. With the health of over 1.6 billion people under threat, poor urban air quality is fast becoming one of them most pressing environmental problems of our times. Smog Alert examines the causes and scale of urban air pollution,…

    eBook – 2014-04-04
    Routledge

  • Local Economic Development Policy: The United States and Canada book cover

    Local Economic Development Policy

    The United States and Canada, 1st Edition

    By Laura A. Reese, Urban Center Staff

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    eBook – 2014-04-04
    Routledge
    Contemporary Urban Affairs

  • Behind the Postcolonial: Architecture, Urban Space and Political Cultures in Indonesia book cover

    Behind the Postcolonial

    Architecture, Urban Space and Political Cultures in Indonesia, 1st Edition

    By Abidin Kusno

    In Behind the Postcolonial Abidin Kusno shows how colonial representations have been revived and rearticulated in postcolonial Indonesia. The book shows how architecture and urban space can be seen, both historically and theoretically, as representations of political and cultural tendencies that…

    eBook – 2014-04-04
    Routledge
    Architext

  • Green Infrastructure for Landscape Planning: Integrating Human and Natural Systems book cover

    Green Infrastructure for Landscape Planning

    Integrating Human and Natural Systems, 1st Edition

    By Gary Austin

    Green infrastructure integrates human and natural systems through a network of corridors and spaces in mixed-use and urban settings. Austin takes a broad look at green infrastructure concepts, research and case studies to provide the student and professional with processes, criteria and data to…

    eBook – 2014-01-21
    Routledge

  • A Guide to Local Environmental Auditing book cover

    A Guide to Local Environmental Auditing

    1st Edition

    By Hugh Barton, Noel Bruder

    Sustainable development is still seen by authorities as an abstract concept. Local Environmental Auditing will help put it into practice. The book provides a comprehensive guide to monitoring the state of the local environment and establishing the impacts of local actions on global issues, and…

    eBook – 2014-01-14
    Routledge

  • Sustainability the Environment and Urbanisation book cover

    Sustainability the Environment and Urbanisation

    1st Edition

    By Cedric Pugh

    The 1992 Rio Summit and subsequent literature and debate has focused on 'green' issues such as biodiversity, climate change and marine pollution. Much less has been written concerning the 'brown' agenda: factors such as poor sanitation and water quality, air pollution and housing problems which are…

    eBook – 2014-01-14
    Routledge

  • New Money, Nice Town: How Capital Works in the New Urban Economy book cover

    New Money, Nice Town

    How Capital Works in the New Urban Economy, 1st Edition

    By Leonard Nevarez

    The economic restructuring that has gone on since the 1980s has produced a new economic space in which service and high tech firms are at the forefront of innovation. One of the features of the new economy is what pop geographer Joel Kotkin calls "nerdistans," or smaller cities with a substantial…

    eBook – 2014-01-14
    Routledge

  • Megacities and the Coast: Risk, Resilience and Transformation book cover

    Megacities and the Coast

    Risk, Resilience and Transformation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Pelling, Sophie Blackburn

    Based on a major international study, this volume provides a synthesis of scientific knowledge on megacity urbanization on the coast, environmental impacts, risks and management choices, including a focus on adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management. It is the primary output of…

    eBook – 2014-01-03
    Routledge

  • Getting to Grips with Green Plans: National-level Experience in Industrial Countries book cover

    Getting to Grips with Green Plans

    National-level Experience in Industrial Countries, 1st Edition

    By Barry Dalal Clayton

    One of the more significant recommendations to emerge from UNCED in 1992 was the call in Agenda 21 for countries to develop and implement national sustainable development strategies. Most countries have responded to this challenge. However many countries also have a long history of drawing up…

    eBook – 2013-12-19
    Routledge

  • Planning for a Sustainable Environment book cover

    Planning for a Sustainable Environment

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Blowers

    This study explains how, confronting ever-greater environmental pressures, we can plan for and achieve a sustainable environment. The book focuses on urban development, as population and resources and often the most severe environmental problems are concentrated in cities. It looks at the nature of…

    eBook – 2013-12-16
    Routledge

  • Municipalities and Community Participation: A Sourcebook for Capacity Building book cover

    Municipalities and Community Participation

    A Sourcebook for Capacity Building, 1st Edition

    By Janelle Plummer

    'Among all the literature on participation, this is the first book I know that focuses on municipal authorities. It... also has particular importance both for higher levels of government (at national or provincial/state level) and for international agencies. Firstly, it is a reminder of the…

    eBook – 2013-12-16
    Routledge
    Municipal Capacity Building Series

  • Sustainable Cities in Developing Countries book cover

    Sustainable Cities in Developing Countries

    1st Edition

    By Cedric Pugh

    This text addresses the difficulties of balancing the imperatives of sustainability with the pressing challenges facing some of the world's most underdeveloped areas. Various perspectives are brought to bear on issues from economics and theories of health through to the foundations of…

    eBook – 2013-12-16
    Routledge

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