E-books: Urban Studies

  • Making Cities Work: Role of Local Authorities in the Urban Environment book cover

    Making Cities Work

    Role of Local Authorities in the Urban Environment, 1st Edition

    By Richard Gilbert, Don Stevenson, Herbert Girardet, Richard Stren

    For too long, cities have been thought of as environmental blackspots, with high levels of air and soil pollution, overcrowding, poor sanitation and growing waste disposal problems. This book takes a more positive attitude: cities can be made to work sustainably. Their high population density can…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Energy and Infrastructure Set

  • Greening the Built Environment book cover

    Greening the Built Environment

    1st Edition

    By Maf Smith, John Whitelegg, Nick J. Williams

    This work aims to provide a possible specification of the problems involved in greening the built environment and an articulation of the solutions. It begins with a discussion of sustainability as a concept and its applicability to contemporary towns and cities. The following chapters take up…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge

  • Household Waste Recycling book cover

    Household Waste Recycling

    1st Edition

    By Richard Waite

    Households in the UK each generate around one tonne of waste per year, and the successful management and disposal of this waste is becoming an increasingly important issue. In many cases, recycling is the most sensible option, and the UK government has set a target to recycle a quarter of all…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Environmental Management Set

  • Environmental Problems in an Urbanizing World: Finding Solutions in Cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America book cover

    Environmental Problems in an Urbanizing World

    Finding Solutions in Cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, 2nd Edition

    By Jorge E. Hardoy, Diana Mitlin, David Satterthwaite

    New edition of Environmental Problems in Third World Cities Cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America contain some of the world's most life- and health-threatening human environments. Environment-related diseases and injuries cause millions of preventable deaths each year. In many squatter…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge

  • Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling: An Introduction to Practical Applications book cover

    Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling

    An Introduction to Practical Applications, 1st Edition

    By Rod Barratt

    To comply with legal and other standards, businesses and regulators are increasingly required to make decisions based on risk assessments of the potential effects of their activities on the environment. Atmospheric dispersion modelling is a cost-effective method, allowing various scenarios to be…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Business and the Environment Practitioner Series

  • Personal Transport and the Greenhouse Effect book cover

    Personal Transport and the Greenhouse Effect

    1st Edition

    By Peter Hughes

    The issue of 'sustainability' in the developed world is nowhere more critical than in the field of personal travel, which in many countries has become the fastest-growing contributor to global warming. Unless the use of cars can be brought under control, there is little chance of meeting government…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Energy and Infrastructure Set

  • Sharing the City: Community Participation in Urban Management book cover

    Sharing the City

    Community Participation in Urban Management, 1st Edition

    By John Abbott

    While the rate of urbanisation in the developing world has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, governments' capacity to support urban growth has, in many cases, failed to keep up with this trend. Non-governmental organisations working in the field have long advocated community management…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge

  • Urban Development and Civil Society: The Role of Communities in Sustainable Cities book cover

    Urban Development and Civil Society

    The Role of Communities in Sustainable Cities, 1st Edition

    By Michael Carley, Harry Smith

    Edited by Paul Jenkins

    The world's population is rapidly urbanizing but the affluence and development often associated with cities are far from equitably or sustainably distributed. Where it was once taken for granted that responsibility for urban development lay with the state, increasingly the emphasis has shifted to…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge

  • Transport Policy and the Environment: Six case studies book cover

    Transport Policy and the Environment

    Six case studies, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth Button

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Barde

    Transport, in particular the motor vehicle, is a major source of environmental disruption and, in the developed world, accounts for thirty percent of energy consumption. In most countries, transport policy is a major government concern, yet it is rare for decisions to be made outside a narrow…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Energy and Infrastructure Set

  • Cities Transformed: Demographic Change and Its Implications in the Developing World book cover

    Cities Transformed

    Demographic Change and Its Implications in the Developing World, 1st Edition

    By Mark R. Montgomery, Richard Stren, Barney Cohen, Holly E. Reed

    Over the next 20 years, most low-income countries will, for the first time, become more urban than rural. Understanding demographic trends in the cities of the developing world is critical to those countries - their societies, economies, and environments. The benefits from urbanization cannot be…

    eBook – 2013-10-31
    Routledge

  • Informed Cities: Making Research Work for Local Sustainability book cover

    Informed Cities

    Making Research Work for Local Sustainability, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marko Joas, Kate Theobald, David McGuinness, Cristina Garzillo, Stefan Kuhn

    Informed Cities looks at the knowledge brokerage processes between cities and higher education institutions, and in particular evaluates governance mechanisms for monitoring local sustainability and the role of research within this. The first part of the book provides an analysis of tools for…

    eBook – 2013-10-30
    Routledge

  • Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility: Global Report on Human Settlements 2013 book cover

    Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

    Global Report on Human Settlements 2013, 1st Edition

    By Un-Habitat

    Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for…

    eBook – 2013-10-30
    Routledge

Product Search