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  • The Experimental City

    Edited by James Evans, Andrew Karvonen, Rob Raven

    This book explores how the concept or urban experimentation is being used to reshape practices of knowledge production in urban debates about resilience, climate change governance, and socio-technical transitions. With contributions from leading scholars, and case studies from the Global North and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism

  • Sustainability Citizenship in Cities

    Theory and practice

    Edited by Ralph Horne, John Fien, Beau B. Beza, Anitra Nelson

    Urban sustainability citizenship situates citizens as social change agents with an ethical and self-interested stake in living sustainably with the rest of Earth. Such citizens not only engage in sustainable household practices but respect the importance of awareness raising, discussion and debates…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12 
    Routledge
    Advances in Urban Sustainability

  • 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 – 2016-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Urban Waste and Sanitation Services for Sustainable Development

    Harnessing Social and Technical Diversity in East Africa

    Edited by Bas van Vliet, Joost van Buuren, Shaaban Mgana

    Urban sanitation and solid waste sectors are under significant pressure in East Africa due to the lack of competent institutional capacity and the growth of the region’s urban population. This book presents and applies an original analytical approach to assess the existing socio-technical mixtures…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

  • Towards Low Carbon Cities in China

    Urban Form and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Edited by Sun Sheng Han, Ray Green, Mark Y. Wang

    This book explores the relationship between urban form and greenhouse gas emissions in China, providing new insights for policy, urban planning and management. Drawing on the results of a four-year multidisciplinary research project, the book examines how factors such as urban households’ access…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Low Carbon Development

  • 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

  • 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, the most…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21 
    Routledge

  • Urban Landscape Ecology

    Science, policy and practice

    Edited by Robert A. Francis, James 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 – 2016-04-21 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-04-11 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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 – 2016-03-24 
    Routledge

  • European and International Experiences of Strategic Environmental Assessment

    Recent progress and future prospects

    Edited by Barry Sadler, Jiří Dusík

    This book brings together the latest thinking in Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and considers the key question of whether the processes are having a positive impact on strategic decision making, both in Europe and worldwide. As governments move to develop green agendas, the book explores…

    Paperback – 2016-03-23 
    Routledge

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