Planning & Urban Design: Planning Theory

  • Compulsory Property Acquisition for Urban Densification book cover

    Compulsory Property Acquisition for Urban Densification

    Edited by Glen Searle

    Densification has been a central method of achieving smart, sustainable cities across the world. This book explores international examples of the property rights tensions involved in attempting to develop denser, more sustainable cities through compulsory acquisition of property. The case studies…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Complex Real Property Rights Series

  • Moralising Space: The Utopian Urbanism of the British Positivists, 1855-1920 book cover

    Moralising Space

    The Utopian Urbanism of the British Positivists, 1855-1920

    By Matthew Wilson

    Amidst the soot, stink and splendour of Victorian London a coterie of citizen-sociologists set out to break up the British Empire. They were the followers of the French philosopher Auguste Comte, a controversial figure who introduced the modern science of sociology and the republican Religion of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Riverine: Architecture and Rivers book cover

    Riverine

    Architecture and Rivers

    Edited by Gerald Adler, Manolo Guerci

    Focusing on human settlements whose origins depend upon rivers, this book asks, what may be identified as common cultural traits to such settlements? It explores the relationship between architecture and rivers at a number of scales, from the geographical/topographical, through the urban/…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge

  • Windows Upon Planning History book cover

    Windows Upon Planning History

    By Karl Friedhelm Fischer, Uwe Altrock

    Windows Upon Planning History delves into a wide range of perspectives on urbanism from Europe, Australia and the USA to investigate the effects of changing perceptions and different ways of seeing cities and urban regions. Fischer, Altrock and a team of 13 distinguished authors examine how and why…

    Hardback – 2018-05-07 
    Routledge

  • Cities and Metaphors: Beyond Imaginaries of Islamic Urban Space book cover

    Cities and Metaphors

    Beyond Imaginaries of Islamic Urban Space

    By Somaiyeh Falahat

    Introducing a new concept of urban space, Cities and Metaphors encourages a theoretical realignment of how the city is seen, experienced and discussed.   In the context of Islamic city studies, relying on reasoning and rational thinking has reduced descriptive, vivid features of the urban space…

    Hardback – 2018-04-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • The Geographies of Comfort book cover

    The Geographies of Comfort

    Edited by Laura Price, Danny McNally, Philip Crang

    To be in one’s comfort zone is perceived to be conservative, and socially and culturally unadventurous. At the same time the embodied, material experience of ’comfort’ is anticipated for satisfying experiences of everyday life. To comfort is to support and strengthen. Bringing together conceptual…

    Hardback – 2018-04-18 
    Routledge

  • Public Space Unbound: Urban Emancipation and the Post-Political Condition book cover

    Public Space Unbound

    Urban Emancipation and the Post-Political Condition

    Edited by Sabine Knierbein, Tihomir Viderman

    Through an exploration of emancipation in capitalist urbanization, this book argues the political is enacted through the everyday practices of publics producing space. This suggests democracy is a spatial practice co-constituted by residents, places, and practices rather than an abstract…

    Hardback – 2018-03-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • A Reflexive Reading of Urban Space book cover

    A Reflexive Reading of Urban Space

    By Mona A. Abdelwahab

    Providing a critique of the concepts attached to the representation of urban space, this ground-breaking book formulates a new theory of space, which understands the dynamic interrelations between the physical and social spaces while tracing the wider urban context. It offers a new tool to approach…

    Hardback – 2018-03-02 
    Routledge
    New Directions in Planning Theory

  • 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

  • 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

  • Integrating Programming, Evaluation and Participation in Design (Routledge Revivals): A Theory Z Approach book cover

    Integrating Programming, Evaluation and Participation in Design (Routledge Revivals)

    A Theory Z Approach

    By Henry Sanoff

    First published in 1992, this book is about making connections that may lead towards a new professionalism, since the past several decades have given rise mainly to new kinds of specialists in the areas of programming, evaluation, and participation. The implications for such integration are far…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Culture-Meaning-Architecture: Critical Reflections on the Work of Amos Rapoport book cover

    Culture-Meaning-Architecture

    Critical Reflections on the Work of Amos Rapoport

    Edited by Keith Diaz Moore

    This title was first pulished in 2000:  This collection of essays provides an excellent integrated source for the latest thinking in multiple disciplines on the issue of culture and its relationship with built form and hence, human environmental experience. Whether one is primarily interested…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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