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  • Conflicted Identities

    Housing and the Politics of Cultural Representation

    By Alexandra Staub

    Nation-states have long used representational architecture to create symbolic identities for public consumption both at home and abroad. Government buildings, major ensembles and urban plans have a visibility that lends them authority, while their repeated portrayals in the media cement their image…

    Hardback – 2015-11-10 
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Planning and Citizenship

    By Luigi Mazza

    Planning is undergoing a period of profound change and risks losing meaning and authority by becoming merely a tool for financial speculation and generating capital. Planning and Citizenship seeks to rediscover planning’s technical and theoretical roots by reconstructing the memory of planning…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Great British Plans

    Who made them and how they worked

    By Ian Wray

    Can the British plan? Sometimes it seems unlikely. Across the world we see grand designs and visionary projects: new airport terminals, nuclear power stations, high-speed railways, and glittering buildings. It all seems an unattainable goal on Britain’s small and crowded island; and yet perhaps…

    Paperback – 2015-10-01
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • Bruno Taut’s Design Inspiration for the Glashaus

    By David Nielsen

    As a formative exemplar of early architectural modernism, Bruno Taut’s seminal exhibition pavilion the Glashaus (literally translated Glasshouse) is logically part of the important debate of rethinking the origins of modernism. However, the historical record of Bruno Taut’s Glashaus has been…

    Hardback – 2015-09-24
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Manual de Urbanismo (Bogota, 1939)

    Volume 1

    By Karl Brunner

    Unlike European countries where the consolidation of town planning was based on legislative reforms, Latin America’s urbanismo mainly stemmed from urban plans for national capitals and metropolises. Austrian academic and planner Karl Brunner was hired in Chile, Colombia and Panama from the late…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21
    Studies in International Planning History

  • Cut and Paste Urban Landscape

    The Work of Gordon Cullen

    By Mira Engler

    During the post-war era, the emerging consumer economy radically changed both the discourse and practice of architecture. It was a time where architecture became a mainstream commodity whose products sold through mass media; a time in which Thomas Gordon Cullen came to be one of Britain’s…

    Hardback – 2015-08-06
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • 1951 Exhibition of Architecture

    Guide to the Exhibition of Architecture, Town Planning and Building Research

    Edited by Harding McGregor Dunnett

    The Festival of Britain is perhaps best known for its South Bank exhibition promoting British science and art to the post-war world, but one of the most important elements was the Architecture Exhibition, based in Poplar in East London. This exhibition was used to demonstrate the principles of…

    Hardback – 2015-08-01
    Studies in International Planning History

  • Town Planning towards City Development

    A Report to the Durbar of Indore

    By Patrick Geddes

    Patrick Geddes is one of the most important figures in planning history, variously presented as an inspiration to regional planning, environmental planning and sustainability, grass-roots planning, citizen democracy, historic preservation, neighborhood upgrading, university-community partnership,…

    Hardback – 2015-08-01
    Studies in International Planning History

  • The City Reader

    6th Edition

    Edited by Richard T. LeGates, Frederic Stout

    The sixth edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city to provide the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies and Planning old and new. The City Reader is the anchor volume in the Routledge Urban…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge Urban Reader Series

  • Building Communities (Routledge Revivals)

    The Co-operative Way

    By Johnston Birchall

    Building Communities: The Co-Operative Way, first published in 1988, sets the flourishing of housing co-operatives throughout the 1980s in a theoretical and historical framework that suggests that tenant control is the best way out of the still-problematic issue of housing policy. Before the First…

    Paperback – 2015-07-06
    Routledge Revivals

  • Provincial Towns (6-vol. EP set)

    Edited by Kota Ito

    - This is the first collection of a new Eureka Press series which reprints in facsimile the local town handbooks published in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on the occasion of the annual conference of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. - The first collection…

    Hardback – 2015-05-27

  • Society and Environment: A Historical Review

    By Jaqueline Tyrwhitt

    Jaqueline Tyrwhitt (1905-1983) was a British town planner, editor, and educator. This book includes four of Tyrwhitt’s key texts to illustrate how she forged and promoted a synthesis of Patrick Geddes’ bioregionalism and the utopian ideals of European Modernist urbanism, which influenced post-war…

    Hardback – 2015-05-14
    Studies in International Planning History

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