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  • Garden Suburbs of Tomorrow?

    A New Future for the Cottage Estates

    By Martin Crookston

    Faced with acute housing shortages, the idea of new garden cities and suburbs is on the UK planning agenda once again, but what of the garden suburbs that already exist? Over the first six decades of the twentieth century, councils across Britain created a new and optimistic form of housing – the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • 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 – 2016-04-01 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-03-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • 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 – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge

  • Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development

    Lessons from Ghana

    By Franklin Obeng-Odoom

    The world development institutions commonly present 'urban governance' as an antidote to the so-called 'urbanisation of poverty' and 'parasitic urbanism' in Africa. Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development is a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the meaning, nature, and effects of 'urban…

    Paperback – 2016-03-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Regional Equity

    Edited by Victor Rubin

    Regional equity as a field of scholarship, as an arena of policy change, and as a social movement has grown, diversified, and matured in important ways over the past decade. The fruits of that growth and development can be seen in recent federal and state policies, in the practices of many regional…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge
    Community Development – Current Issues Series

  • Quantifying Neighbourhood Effects

    Frontiers and perspectives

    Edited by Jorg Blasius, Jurgen Friedrichs, George Galster

    Many policies in several Western European countries and the U.S. aim to counter spatial concentrations of deprivation and create more socio-economically mixed residential areas. Such policies are founded on the belief that neighbourhoods have a strong and independent effect upon the well-being and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Inspections and Reports on Dwellings

    Reporting for Buyers, 2nd Edition

    By Ian A. Melville, Ian A. Gordon

    This new edition of Reporting for Buyers provides guidance for the surveyor on setting out the findings of the inspection in a clear, unambiguous and unequivocal way. The book provides a full, critical look at the current situation, describing the various types of report currently available to the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-23 
    Routledge

  • Housing and Social Theory

    By Jim Kemeny

    Studies in housing have often concentrated on an abstract institutionalised approach isolated from the broader base of the social sciences. This book is the first to treat housing as a subject of social theory. It provides a critique of current research and theorises housing in relation to…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09
    Routledge

  • The re-emergence of co-housing in Europe

    Edited by Lidewij Tummers

    Across Europe, the number of co-housing initiatives is growing, and they are increasingly receiving attention from administrators and professionals who hold high expectations for urban liveability. Is co-housing a marginal idealist phenomenon, or the urban middle class’ answer to the current…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
    Routledge

  • The Principles of Housing

    By Peter King

    The Principles of Housing is an engaging and discursive introduction to the key topics within housing studies. Whereas many books get bogged down in country-specific policy or small innovations, this book argues that the fundamental concepts of what we call housing are relatively stable and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-19
    Routledge

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Routledge Revivals)

    By Rod Hackney

    First published in 1990, this title presents the personal reflections of renowned community architect Rod Hackney, who served for many years as President of both the Royal Institute of British Architects and the International Union of Architects. Educated in the Modernist tradition of architecture…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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