Planning & Urban Design Articles

Welcome to the Planning & Urban Design Management hub; here you can find the latest articles and news across a whole range of topics from driverless vehicles to sustainable cities.

urban design

Urban Design: Tools & Resources for the Planning Practitioner

Urban Design: Tools & Resources for the Planning Practitioner is a FreeBook brought to you by Routledge and features curated content from some of our leading titles. 

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planning and climate change

Planning & Climate Change

We have made two chapters available for you to download for free showcasing cutting edge research addressing climate change within an urban setting.  

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autonomous vehicles

Urban Theories and Autonomous Vehicles

Download chapter 6 from AnnaLisa Meyboom's Driverless Urban Futures. The chapter discusses the concept that the street is not only a contested space in terms of its functionality but also in terms of who claims design autonomy over it. 

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sustainable cities

Sustainable Cities

We have opened up three chapters for you to download for free. The chapters each take a fresh perspective, looking at designing sustainable cities. 

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sustainable planning

Urban Planning and Sustainable Development: What We Can Do To Help

Resilience in the face of climate change and other ecological threats implies the ability to survive and bounce back after a crisis. At the scale of the city, it is about the ability to cope with challenge and adapt without sacrificing the population’s health. This article takes knowledge from Hugh Barton’s book City of Well-being to provide innovative solutions to bettering our local urban environments, to make them healthy and sustainable places to thrive.

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Featured Books for Professionals

  • Bike Share

    1st Edition

    By Elliot Fishman

    There are now over 2,000 cities with a bike share program. Bike Share examines all the major developments in the 50-year history of bike share. The book provides a detailed focus on contemporary bike share programs, including many of the most prominent systems, such as those in Paris, London, and…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge

  • The Urban Fix

    Resilient Cities in the War Against Climate Change, Heat Islands and Overpopulation, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Kelbaugh

    Cities are one of the most significant contributors to global climate change. The rapid speed at which urban centers use large amounts of resources adds to the global crisis and can lead to extreme local heat. The Urban Fix addresses how urban design, planning and policies can counter the threats…

    Paperback – 2019-03-29
    Routledge

  • Introduction To Environmental Impact Assessment

    5th Edition

    By John Glasson, Riki Therivel

    A comprehensive, clearly structured and readable overview of the subject, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment has established itself as the leading introduction to EIA worldwide. This fifth edition is a major update reflecting many significant changes in EIA procedures, process,…

    Paperback – 2019-02-22
    Routledge
    Natural and Built Environment Series

  • Sustainable Construction

    2nd Edition

    By Sandy Halliday

    The second edition of Sustainable Construction provides a masterclass on the principles and techniques involved in the design and delivery of practical, affordable, high quality sustainable buildings and places. It presents precedents, theory, concepts and principles alongside 120 wide ranging case…

    Paperback – 2018-12-03
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Heritage

    Merging Environmental Conservation and Historic Preservation, 1st Edition

    By Amalia Leifeste, Barry L. Stiefel

    This book brings together ecological-conservation theory and heritage-preservation theory and shows how these two realms have common purpose. Through theoretical discussion and illustrative examples, Sustainable Heritage reframes the history of multiple movements within preservation and…

    Paperback – 2018-07-17
    Routledge

  • Adaptations of the Metropolitan Landscape in Delta Regions

    1st Edition

    By Peter C Bosselmann

    Adaptations of the Metropolitan Landscape in Delta Regions is about environmental quality and the long term livability of urban areas. In decades to come, climate change will affect cities everywhere, but nowhere have the effects of climate change already been felt as strongly as in low-lying…

    Paperback – 2018-04-23
    Routledge

  • The Quito Papers and the New Urban Agenda

    1st Edition

    By Un-Habitat

    The future is urban. Indeed, the battle for sustainable development will be won or lost in cities. Not a moment too soon, then, that urbanization is suddenly at the centre of global policy making. In 2015 the governments of the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in 2016 they…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation

    Policy, Planning and Implementation, 2nd Edition

    By Preston L Schiller, Jeffrey R Kenworthy

    Cities around the globe struggle to create better and more equitable access to important destinations and services, all the while reducing the energy consumption and environmental impacts of mobility. An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation illustrates a new planning paradigm for sustainable…

    Paperback – 2017-11-09
    Routledge

  • Creating Healthy Neighborhoods

    Evidence-Based Planning and Design Strategies, 1st Edition

    By Ann Forsyth, Emily Salomon, Laura Smead

    Good housing. Easy transit. Food access. Green spaces. Gathering places. Everybody wants to live in a healthy neighborhood. Bridging the gap between research and practice, it maps out ways for cities and towns to help their residents thrive in placed designed for living well, approaching health…

    Paperback – 2017-09-15
    Routledge

  • Connecting Places, Connecting People

    A Paradigm for Urban Living in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Reena Tiwari

    What is a better community? How can we reconfigure places and transport networks to create environmentally friendly, economically sound, and socially just communities? How can we meet the challenges of growing pollution, depleting fossil fuels, rising gasoline prices, traffic congestion, traffic…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05
    Routledge

  • City of Well-being

    A radical guide to planning, 1st Edition

    By Hugh Barton

    City of Well-being provides a radical and holistic introduction to the science and art of town planning. It starts from the premise that the purpose of planning is the health, well-being and sustainable quality of life of people. Drawing on current and historic examples it offers inspiration,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Low Car(bon) Communities

    Inspiring car-free and car-lite urban futures, 1st Edition

    By Nicole Foletta, Jason Henderson

    With increasing awareness of the urgent need to respond to global warming by reducing carbon emissions and recognition of the social benefits of car-free and car-lite living, more and more city planners, advocates, and everyday urban dwellers are demanding new ways of building cities. In Low Car(…

    Paperback – 2016-04-01
    Routledge

  • Remaking Post-Industrial Cities

    Lessons from North America and Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Donald K. Carter

    Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe examines the transformation of post-industrial cities after the precipitous collapse of big industry in the 1980s on both sides of the Atlantic, presenting a holistic approach to restoring post-industrial cities. Developed…

    Paperback – 2016-03-07
    Routledge

  • Environmental Planning Handbook

    2nd Edition

    By Tom Daniels

    Environmental protection is a global issue. But most of the action is happening at the local level. How can communities keep their air clean, their water pure, and their people and property safe from climate and environmental hazards? Newly updated, The Environmental Planning Handbook gives local…

    Paperback – 2014-10-08
    Routledge

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