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  • New Orleans and the Design Moment book cover

    New Orleans and the Design Moment

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jacob A. Wagner, Michael Frisch

    Following the disaster of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, people began to discuss and visualize the ways in which the urban structure of the city could be reorganized. Rather than defining the disaster recovery process as simply a matter of rebuilding the existing city, these voices called for a…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge

  • Institutions, Regulatory Styles, Society and Environmental Governance in China book cover

    Institutions, Regulatory Styles, Society and Environmental Governance in China

    1st Edition

    By Carlos Wing-Hung Lo, Shui-Yan Tang

    During the past three decades of rapid industrial growth, China has suffered from devastating environmental degradation. Most scholarly and popular publications have painted a rather pessimistic picture about the worrisome trend. Yet a somewhat more optimistic view has emerged in the past decade…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge

  • The Coming of Age of the Green Community: My neighbourhood, my planet book cover

    The Coming of Age of the Green Community

    My neighbourhood, my planet, 1st Edition

    By Erik Bichard

    People organising to protect their environment is not a new phenomenon, but the groups that have been pushing for environmental change since the 1970s have not convinced sufficient numbers make sustainable decisions or to lead sustainable lives. Governments have serially failed to do the job at the…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing: an uneasy relationship book cover

    Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing

    an uneasy relationship, 1st Edition

    By Jin Xue

    Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing: An Uneasy Relationship critically discusses the possibilities of decoupling environmental degradation from economic growth. The author refutes the belief in combining perpetual economic growth with long-term environmental sustainability based on the premise…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal: Partnerships in Action book cover

    Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal

    Partnerships in Action, 1st Edition

    By Rory Shand

    Environmental and sustainability issues are currently stretched by economic concerns and policy areas such as housing and education are therefore needed more than ever to help regenerate the social and urban environment. Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal: Partnerships in Action uses detailed case…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Local Climate Change and Society book cover

    Local Climate Change and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mohamed A. Salih

    Although the impacts of climate change are certainly global, its manifestations and subsequent consequences begin locally. Local Climate Change and Society examines how climate change has altered society’s relationship with the environment and particularly local communities to adapt to and mitigate…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • Acid Rain (Routledge Revivals): Rhetoric and Reality book cover

    Acid Rain (Routledge Revivals)

    Rhetoric and Reality, 1st Edition

    By Chris C. Park

    This title, first published in 1987, provides an authoritative account of both the science and the politics of acid rain. Chris Park places the debates surrounding acid rain in context, and examines the full implications of scientific studies and the effects of acid rain on surface waters, soils…

    Paperback – 2014-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Cities, Networks, and Global Environmental Governance: Spaces of Innovation, Places of Leadership book cover

    Cities, Networks, and Global Environmental Governance

    Spaces of Innovation, Places of Leadership, 1st Edition

    By Sofie Bouteligier

    As a result of global dynamics—the increasing interconnection of people and places—innovations in global environmental governance haved altered the role of cities in shaping the future of the planet.  This book is a timely study of the importance of these social transformations in our…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
    Routledge
    Cities and Global Governance

  • Quality of Life and Public Management: Redefining Development in the Local Environment book cover

    Quality of Life and Public Management

    Redefining Development in the Local Environment, 1st Edition

    By John Whitelegg

    Quality of Life and Public Management explores the possibility for a dramatic and significant improvement in quality of life for all population groups and sub-groups in the UK. Strongly evidence-based, the book draws on case study data and comparisons into local and central government structure,…

    Paperback – 2014-07-01
    Routledge

  • Landscape and the Ideology of Nature in Exurbia: Green Sprawl book cover

    Landscape and the Ideology of Nature in Exurbia

    Green Sprawl, 1st Edition

    Edited by K. Valentine Cadieux, Laura Taylor

    This book explores the role of the ideology of nature in producing urban and exurban sprawl. It examines the ironies of residential development on the metropolitan fringe, where the search for “nature” brings residents deeper into the world from which they are imagining their escape—of Federal…

    Paperback – 2013-11-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Cities and Low Carbon Transitions book cover

    Cities and Low Carbon Transitions

    1st Edition

    Edited by Harriet Bulkeley, Vanesa Castán Broto, Mike Hodson, Simon Marvin

    Current societies face unprecedented risks and challenges connected to climate change. Addressing them will require fundamental transformations in the infrastructures that sustain everyday life, such as energy, water, waste and mobility. A transition to a ‘low carbon’ future implies a large scale…

    Paperback – 2012-11-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • A Crisis of Waste?: Understanding the Rubbish Society book cover

    A Crisis of Waste?

    Understanding the Rubbish Society, 1st Edition

    By Martin O'Brien

    This book takes a measured look at the 'crisis of waste' in modern society and it does so historically, sociologically and critically. It tells stories about past and present ‘crises’ of waste and puts them in their appropriate social and industrial contexts. From Charles Dickens to Don…

    Paperback – 2011-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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