Planning & Urban Design: Recommended Titles for Professionals

10Recommended Titles for Professionals

  • Urban Squares as Places, Links and Displays: Successes and Failures book cover

    Urban Squares as Places, Links and Displays

    Successes and Failures

    By Jon Lang, Nancy Marshall

    To attract investment and tourists and to enhance the quality of life of their citizens, municipal authorities are paying considerable attention to the quality of the public domain of their cities – including their urban squares. Politicians find them good places for rallies. Children consider…

    Paperback – 2016-08-29
    Routledge

  • Pragmatic Sustainability: Dispositions for Critical Adaptation book cover

    Pragmatic Sustainability

    Dispositions for Critical Adaptation, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Steven A. Moore

     This second edition of Pragmatic Sustainability proposes a pragmatic, discursive and pluralistic approach to thinking about sustainability.. Rather than suggesting a single solution to the problem of how to live sustainably, this collection discusses broader approaches to social and…

    Paperback – 2016-07-04
    Routledge

  • Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach book cover

    Planning Sustainable Cities

    An infrastructure-based approach

    By Spiro N. Pollalis

    Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach provides an analytical framework for urban sustainability, focusing on the services and performance of infrastructure systems. The book approaches infrastructure as a series of systems that function in synergy and are directly linked…

    Hardback – 2016-06-24
    Routledge

  • Urban Disaster Resilience: New Dimensions from International Practice in the Built Environment book cover

    Urban Disaster Resilience

    New Dimensions from International Practice in the Built Environment

    Edited by David Sanderson, Jerold S. Kayden, Julia Leis

    Accelerating urbanization worldwide means more urban-centered disasters. Floods, earthquakes, storms and conflicts affecting densely populated areas produce significant losses in lives, livelihoods and the built environment, especially in comparison to rural areas. Poor urban dwellers, almost…

    Paperback – 2016-04-11
    Routledge

  • Improving Urban Access: New Approaches to Funding Transport Investment book cover

    Improving Urban Access

    New Approaches to Funding Transport Investment

    Edited by Elliott D. Sclar, Måns Lönnroth, Christian Wolmar

    By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. To thrive, they will need efficient and sustainable forms of transport, but to achieve this, the financial incentives guiding urban transport operation must change – and change rapidly. Urban transport plays a critical role in…

    Paperback – 2016-04-08
    Routledge

  • Low Car(bon) Communities: Inspiring car-free and car-lite urban futures book cover

    Low Car(bon) Communities

    Inspiring car-free and car-lite urban futures

    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

  • Rich Pictures: Encouraging Resilient Communities book cover

    Rich Pictures

    Encouraging Resilient Communities

    By Simon Bell, Tessa Berg, Stephen Morse

    Rich Pictures focuses on the value of developing visual narratives – Rich Pictures – as an important component and starting point for community participation. A key device for the community to share ideas and perspectives on current and potential future situations, Rich Pictures provide a shared…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31
    Routledge
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe book cover

    Remaking Post-Industrial Cities

    Lessons from North America and Europe

    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

  • Cities in Transition: Social Innovation for Europe’s Urban Sustainability book cover

    Cities in Transition

    Social Innovation for Europe’s Urban Sustainability

    Edited by Thomas Sauer, Susanne Elsen, Cristina Garzillo

     Cities in Transition focuses on the sustainability transitions initiated in 40 European cities. The book presents the incredible wealth of insights gathered through hundreds of interviews and questionnaires. Four key domains—local energy systems, local green spaces, local water systems and…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
    Routledge

  • City Design: Modernist, Traditional, Green and Systems Perspectives book cover

    City Design

    Modernist, Traditional, Green and Systems Perspectives, 2nd Edition

    By Jonathan Barnett

    City Design describes the history and current practice of the four most widely accepted approaches to city design: the Modernist city of towers and highways that, beginning in the 1920s, has come to dominate urban development worldwide but is criticized as mechanical and soul-less; the Traditional…

    Paperback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge