Landscape: Collections

Landscape New and Key Titles

We are pleased to present our latest books, covering a wide range of key areas within the subject of Landscape, for students, instructors, researchers and professors. You will find whatever you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or to provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

Urban Landscapes

  • Landscape as Infrastructure

    A Base Primer

    By Pierre Belanger

    As ecology becomes the new engineering, the projection of landscape as infrastructure—the contemporary alignment of the disciplines of landscape architecture, civil engineering, and urban planning— has become pressing. Predominant challenges facing urban regions and territories today—including…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28
    Routledge

  • Urban Landscape

    Edited by Anita Berrizbeitia

    This is a set that brings together scholarly work on historical, conceptual, and technical aspects of the urban landscape. The role of landscape, as recreational, public, social, ecological, infrastructural and experiential component of the urban environment has been increasingly recognized during…

    Hardback – 2015-03-13
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

  • Revising Green Infrastructure

    Concepts Between Nature and Design

    Edited by Daniel Czechowski, Thomas Hauck, Georg Hausladen

    Consider this … How do we handle the convergence of landscape architecture, ecological planning, and civil engineering? What are convenient terms and metaphors to communicate the interplay between design and ecology? What are suitable scientific theories and technological means? What…

    Hardback – 2014-11-06
    CRC Press

  • Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace

    A Political Ecology Perspective

    Edited by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian, Sadia Butt

    Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology…

    Hardback – 2014-07-15
    Routledge

  • Socially Restorative Urbanism

    The theory, process and practice of Experiemics

    By Kevin Thwaites, Alice Mathers, Ian Simkins

    The need for a human-orientated approach to urbanism is well understood, and yet all too often this dimension remains lacking in urban design. In this book the authors argue for and develop socially restorative urbanism – a new conceptual framework laying the foundations for innovative ways of…

    Paperback – 2013-08-09
    Routledge

  • Cities and Nature

    2nd Edition

    By Lisa Benton-Short, John Rennie Short

    Cities and Nature connects environmental processes with social and political actions. The book reconnects science and social science to demonstrate how the city is part of the environment and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities. This second edition has been extensively…

    Paperback – 2013-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

  • Cities and Photography

    By Jane Tormey

    Photographs display attitudes, agency and vision in the way cities are documented and imagined. Cities and Photography explores the relationship between people and the city, visualized in photographs. It provides a visually focused examination of the city and urbanism for a range of different…

    Paperback – 2012-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

  • The Urban Design Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Michael Larice, Elizabeth Macdonald

    The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent…

    Paperback – 2012-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Urban Reader Series

  • Remaking Metropolis

    Global Challenges of the Urban Landscape

    Edited by Edward A. Cook, Jesus J. Lara

    Remaking Metropolis examines examples of both urban decay and destruction as well as urban rebirth. It shows why particular approaches were successful, or did not achieve their objectives. By bringing together innovative approaches to urban living from across the world, and by demonstrating how…

    Paperback – 2012-10-08
    Routledge

  • Capital Spaces

    The Multiple Complex Public Spaces of a Global City

    By Matthew Carmona, Filipa Matos Wunderlich

    In recent years it has become common-place to hear claims that public space in cities across the globe has become the exclusive preserve of the wealthy and privileged, at the expense of the needs of wider society. Whether it is the privatization of public space through commerical developments like…

    Paperback – 2012-09-06
    Routledge

  • The Urban Sociology Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Jan Lin, Christopher Mele

    The urban world is an exciting terrain for investigating the central institutions, structures and problems of the social world and how they have transformed through the last 200 years. This Reader comprises sections on urban social theory, racial and social difference in the city, culture in…

    Paperback – 2012-08-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Urban Reader Series

  • Designing To Avoid Disaster

    The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

    By Thomas Fisher

    Recent catastrophic events, such as the I-35W bridge collapse, New Orleans flooding, the BP oil spill, Port au Prince's destruction by earthquake, Fukushima nuclear plant's devastation by tsunami, the Wall Street investment bank failures, and the housing foreclosure epidemic and the collapse of…

    Paperback – 2012-08-28
    Routledge

  • Masterplanning Futures

    By Lucy Bullivant

    Winner of the Urban Design Group's 2014 Book of the Year Award! In the past, spatial masterplans for cities have been fixed blueprints realized as physical form through conventional top down processes. These frequently disregarded existing social and cultural structures, while the old modernist…

    Paperback – 2012-07-24
    Routledge

  • Creating Child Friendly Cities

    Reinstating Kids in the City

    Edited by Brendan Gleeson, Neil Sipe

    Leading planning and geography authors present this comprehensive assessment of the extent to which the physical and social make up of Western cities accommodates and nourishes the needs of children and youth. Examining the areas of planning, design, social policy, transport and housing,…

    Paperback – 2012-07-13
    Routledge

  • Systemic Architecture

    Operating Manual for the Self-Organizing City

    By Marco Poletto, Claudia Pasquero

    This is a manual investigating the subject of urban ecology and systemic development from the perspective of architectural design. It sets out to explore two main goals: to discuss the contemporary relevance of a systemic practice to architectural design, and to share a toolbox of informational…

    Paperback – 2012-05-10
    Routledge

  • The Temporary City

    By Peter Bishop, Lesley Williams

    Most of the professional training, thinking and strategies of architects, urban designers and planners, are strictly three-dimensional. In reality of course the city is four dimensional, and one needs to acknowledge the influence of time in planning and design strategies.…

    Paperback – 2012-01-13
    Routledge

  • Urban Wildscapes

    Edited by Anna Jorgensen, Richard Keenan

    Urban Wildscapes is one of the first edited collections of writings about urban ‘wilderness’ landscapes. Evolved, rather than designed or planned, these derelict, abandoned and marginal spaces are frequently overgrown with vegetation and host to a wide range of human activities. They include former…

    Paperback – 2011-10-06
    Routledge

  • Insurgent Public Space

    Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities

    Edited by Jeffrey Hou

    Winner of the EDRA book prize for 2012. In cities around the world, individuals and groups are reclaiming and creating urban sites, temporary spaces and informal gathering places. These ‘insurgent public spaces’ challenge conventional views of how urban areas are defined and used, and how they can…

    Paperback – 2010-04-19
    Routledge

  • The Making of the American Landscape

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Michael P. Conzen

    The only compact yet comprehensive survey of environmental and cultural forces that have shaped the visual character and geographical diversity of the settled American landscape. The book examines the large-scale historical influences that have molded the varied human adaptation of the continent’s…

    Paperback – 2010-01-21
    Routledge

  • Whose Public Space?

    International Case Studies in Urban Design and Development

    Edited by Ali Madanipour

    Public spaces mirror the complexities of urban societies: as historic social bonds have weakened and cities have become collections of individuals public open spaces have also changed from being embedded in the social fabric of the city to being a part of more impersonal and fragmented urban…

    Paperback – 2009-12-23
    Routledge

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Grace Harrison - Editor, Landscape and Built Environment Research