Paperbacks Direct: Built Environment

  • Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology: Principles and Practice book cover

    Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology

    Principles and Practice

    Edited by V. V. N. Kishore

    This is the most comprehensive guide ever written on renewables technology and engineering, intended to cater for the rapidly growing numbers of present and future engineers who are keen to lead the revolution. All the main sectors are covered - photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind, bioenergy, hydro…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Agents and Multi-Agent Systems in Construction book cover

    Agents and Multi-Agent Systems in Construction

    Edited by Chimay Anumba, Zhaomin Ren, O.O. Ugwu

    This book describes current advances and future directions in the theory and application of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector. It is the product of an international effort involving a network of construction IT and computing…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management book cover

    Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management

    Edited by Eugenio Martinez-Falero, Susana Martin-Fernandez, Antonio D. Garcia-Abril

    Forest management has evolved from a mercantilist view to a multi-functional one that integrates economic, social, and ecological aspects. However, the issue of sustainability is not yet resolved. Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management brings together global research in three…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    CRC Press

  • Managing Energy From the Top Down: Connecting Industrial Energy Efficiency to Business Performance book cover

    Managing Energy From the Top Down

    Connecting Industrial Energy Efficiency to Business Performance

    By Christopher Russell

    Written in accessible, understandable prose, this book explains the connection between energy and business performance. It delineates how day-to-day choices relate to the risks and rewards of energy use. Concise, to-the-point chapters explain how energy is invested, preserved, and ultimately…

    Paperback – 2018-04-01 
    CRC Press

  • Critical Geographies of Sport: Space, Power and Sport in Global Perspective book cover

    Critical Geographies of Sport

    Space, Power and Sport in Global Perspective

    Edited by Natalie Koch

    Sport is a geographic phenomenon. The physical and organizational infrastructure of sport occupies a prominent place in our society. This important book takes an explicitly spatial approach to sport, bringing together research in geography, sport studies and related disciplines to articulate a…

    Paperback – 2018-03-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Bioenergy for Sustainable Development and International Competitiveness: The Role of Sugar Cane in Africa book cover

    Bioenergy for Sustainable Development and International Competitiveness

    The Role of Sugar Cane in Africa

    Edited by Francis X. Johnson, Vikram Seebaluck

    Growing concerns about the impacts of climate change and dependence on fossil fuels have intensified interest in bioenergy from sugar cane and other crops, highlighting important links between energy, environment and development goals. Sub-Saharan Africa is characterized by severe poverty; the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07 
    Routledge

  • Homeland: Zionism as Housing Regime, 1860–2011 book cover

    Homeland

    Zionism as Housing Regime, 1860–2011

    By Yael Allweil

    On 29 March 2016 the New York based online journal, Realty Today reported ‘Israel is facing a housing crisis with …[the] home inventory lacking 100,000 apartments… House prices, which have more than doubled in less than a decade, resulted in a mass protest back in 2011’. As Yael Allweil reveals in…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Architecture as Cultural and Political Discourse: Case studies of conceptual norms and aesthetic practices book cover

    Architecture as Cultural and Political Discourse

    Case studies of conceptual norms and aesthetic practices

    By Daniel Grinceri

    This book is concerned with cultural and political discourses that affect the production of architecture. It examines how these discursive mechanisms and technologies combine to normalise and aestheticise everyday practices. It queries the means by which buildings are appropriated to give shape and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Urban Landscapes of the Middle East book cover

    Contemporary Urban Landscapes of the Middle East

    Edited by Mohammad Gharipour

    The Middle East is well-known for its historic gardens that have developed over more than two millenniums. The role of urban landscape projects in Middle Eastern cities has grown in prominence, with a gradual shift in emphasis from gardens for the private sphere to an increasingly public function.…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Neoliberal Spatial Governance book cover

    Neoliberal Spatial Governance

    By Phil Allmendinger

    Neoliberal Spatial Governance explores the changing nature of English town and city planning as it has slowly but clearly transformed. Once a system for regulating and balancing change in the built and natural environments in the public interest, planning now finds itself facilitating…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Algarve Building: Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965 book cover

    Algarve Building

    Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965

    By Ricardo Agarez

    Foreword by Adrian Forty. The Algarve is not only Portugal’s foremost tourism region. Uniquely Mediterranean in an Atlantic country, its building customs have long been markers of historical and cultural specificity, attracting both picturesque driven conservatives and modernists seeking their…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Planning for Coexistence?: Recognizing Indigenous rights through land-use planning in Canada and Australia book cover

    Planning for Coexistence?

    Recognizing Indigenous rights through land-use planning in Canada and Australia

    By Libby Porter, Janice Barry

    Planning is becoming one of the key battlegrounds for Indigenous people to negotiate meaningful articulation of their sovereign territorial and political rights, reigniting the essential tension that lies at the heart of Indigenous-settler relations. But what actually happens in the planning…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

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