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  • 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 – 2016-03-11 

  • Energy, Cities and Sustainability

    An historical approach

    By Harry Margalit

    According to some estimates, humanity has now passed the point at which city dwellers outnumber country dwellers. This simple fact encapsulates a multitude of historical trends and contentions, not the least being "is this sustainable"? Energy, Cities and Sustainability aims to illuminate this…

    Hardback – 2016-03-09 
    Routledge Studies in Energy Policy

  • Technologies for Sustainable Urban Design and Bioregionalist Regeneration

    By Dora Francese

    This book explores the role of technology in ecological urban design and regeneration. Part I provides theoretical and methodological insights into technological approaches that offer optimum respect to existing cultural and natural environments, while offering minimum impact and carbon footprint.…

    Hardback – 2016-03-09 
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • 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 – 2016-02-18 
    Community Development – Current Issues Series

  • European and International Experiences of Strategic Environmental Assessment

    Recent progress and future prospects

    Edited by Barry Sadler, Jiri Dusik

    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 – 2016-02-17 

  • City Design

    Modernist, Traditional, Green and Systems Perspectives

    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 – 2016-02-17 

  • Cities in the 21st Century

    Edited by Oriol Nel-lo, Renata Mele

    Cities in the 21st Century provides an overview of contemporary urban development. Written by more than thirty major academic specialists from different countries, it provides information on and analysis of the global network of cities, changes in urban form, environmental problems, the role of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17 

  • Future Directions for the European Shrinking City

    Edited by William J.V. Neill, Hans Schlappa

    Urban shrinkage is rising to the top of the political agenda in Europe as more cities are shrinking in the prolonged economic downturn we encounter. Coupled with unprecedented budgetary austerity and rapidly ageing populations, ‘stagnating’ and ‘shrinking’ cities have emerged as a key challenge for…

    Paperback – 2016-02-02 
    RTPI Library Series

  • Strategic Environmental Assessment in International and European Law

    A Practitioner's Guide

    Edited by Simon Marsden

    Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is a regulatory requirement for development across Europe, North America, Australasia and elsewhere, yet understanding the legal aspects is challenging. This comprehensive guide provides that understanding in a clear and straightforward way. The…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 

  • Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques

    Edited by Mat Santamouris, Denia Kolokotsa

    The urban climate is continuously deteriorating. Urban heat lowers the quality of urban life, increases energy needs, and affects the urban socio-economy. Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques presents steps that can be taken to mitigate this situation through a series of innovative technologies and…

    Hardback – 2016-01-20 

  • Challenging Consumption

    Pathways to a more Sustainable Future

    Edited by Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau

    Sustainable consumption is a central research topic in academic discourses of sustainable development and global environmental change. Informed by a number of disciplinary perspectives, this book is structured around four key themes in sustainable consumption research: Living, Moving, Dwelling and…

    Paperback – 2016-01-06 
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Re-Framing Urban Space

    Urban Design for Emerging Hybrid and High-Density Conditions

    By Im Sik Cho, Chye-Kiang Heng, Zdravko Trivic

    Re-framing Urban Space: Urban Design for Emerging Hybrid and High-Density Conditions rethinks the role and meaning of urban spaces through current trends and challenges in urban development. In emerging dense, hybrid, complex and dynamic urban conditions, public urban space is not only a precious…

    Paperback – 2015-12-16 

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