Landscape and Sustainability Products

  • Green Belts

    Past; present; future?

    By John Sturzaker, Ian Mell

    Most of us have heard of green belts – but how much do we really know about them? This book tries to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to green belts by looking both backwards and forwards. They were introduced in the mid-twentieth century to try and stop cities merging together as…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28 
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Architecture and Agriculture

    A Rural Design Guide

    By Dewey Thorbeck

    Architecture and Agriculture: A Rural Design Guide presents architectural guidelines for buildings designed and constructed in rural landscapes by emphasizing their connections with function, culture, climate, and place. Following on from the author’s first book Rural Design, the book discusses in…

    Paperback – 2016-09-08

  • The Renewable Energy Landscape

    Preserving Scenic Values in our Sustainable Future

    Edited by Dean Apostol, James Palmer, Martin Pasqualetti, Richard Smardon, Robert Sullivan

    The Renewable Energy Landscape is a definitive guide to understanding, assessing, avoiding, and minimizing scenic impacts as we transition to a more renewable energy future. It focuses attention, for the first time, on the unique challenges solar, wind, and geothermal energy will create for…

    Hardback – 2016-08-26

  • Constructed Wetlands and Sustainable Development

    By Gary Austin, Kongjian Yu

    This book explains how with careful planning and design, the functions and performance of constructed wetlands can provide a huge range of benefits to humans and the environment. It documents the current designs and specifications for free water surface wetlands, horizontal and vertical subsurface…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26

  • Green Exercise

    Linking Nature, Health and Well-being

    Edited by Jo Barton, Rachel Bragg, Carly Wood, Jules Pretty

    The concept of Green Exercise has now been widely adopted and implies a synergistic health benefit of being active in the presence of nature. This book provides a balanced overview and synthesis text on all aspects of Green Exercise and integrates evidence from many different disciplines including…

    Paperback – 2016-06-23

  • Urban Landscape Ecology

    Science, policy and practice

    Edited by Robert A. Francis, James D.A. Millington, Michael A. Chadwick

    The growth of cities poses ever-increasing challenges for the natural environment on which they impact and depend, not only within their boundaries but also in surrounding peri-urban areas. Landscape ecology – the study of interactions across space and time between the structure and function of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-25

  • Urban Environmental Stewardship and Civic Engagement

    How planting trees strengthens the roots of democracy

    By Dana R. Fisher, Erika S. Svendsen, James Connolly

    Once considered the antithesis of a verdant and vibrant ecosystem, cities are now being hailed as highly efficient and complex social ecological systems. Emerging from the streets of the post-industrial city are well-tended community gardens, rooftop farms and other viable habitats capable of…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Global Green Infrastructure

    Lessons for successful policy-making, investment and management

    By Ian Mell

    Over the last decade research exploring green infrastructure planning has burgeoned. Transferable green infrastructure messages between locations though are less well established and there remains a visible gap between the conceptual understanding of green infrastructure and its application in…

    Paperback – 2016-03-16

  • Urban Allotment Gardens in Europe

    Edited by Simon Bell, Runrid Fox-Kämper, Nazila Keshavarz, Mary Benson, Silvio Caputo, Susan Noori, Annette Voigt

    Although urban allotment gardening dates back to the nineteenth century, it has recently undergone a renaissance of interest and popularity. This is the result of greater concern over urban greenspace, food security and quality of life. This book presents a comprehensive, research-based overview of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-15

  • Green Infrastructure and Public Health

    By Christopher Coutts

    There is a growing body of knowledge revealing a sweeping array of connections between public health and green infrastructure – but not until now have the links between them been brought together in one comprehensive book. Green Infrastructure and Public Health provides an overview of current…

    Paperback – 2016-02-19

  • Mainstreaming Landscape through the European Landscape Convention

    Edited by Karsten Jorgensen, Morten Clemetsen, Anne-Karine Halvorsen Thoren, Tim Richardson

    The European Landscape Convention has introduced a Europe-wide concept of protection, management and planning of all landscapes – not just the outstanding ones. This book reflects on the background to the establishment of the convention, takes a critical look at examples and experiences of its…

    Paperback – 2015-11-19

  • Green Infrastructure

    Incorporating Plants and Enhancing Biodiversity in Buildings and Urban Environments

    By John W. Dover

    With more than half of the world's population now living in urban areas, it is vitally important that towns and cities are healthy places to live. The principal aim of this book is to synthesize the disparate literature on the use of vegetation in the built environment and its multifunctional…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16

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