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  • The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Peter Howard, Ian Thompson, Emma Waterton, Mick Atha

    This new edition of The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies contains an updated and expanded selection of original chapters which explore research directions in an array of disciplines sharing a concern for ‘landscape’, a term which has many uses and meanings. It features 32 revised and/or…

    Hardback – 2018-09-03 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Using Collective Impact to Bring Community Change

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Liz Weaver

    Collective Impact as a tool to bring about community change has seen remarkable growth in usage since 2011. Collective Impact has been used successfully with a variety of local issues and has raised the consciousness of how community groups interact as well as the approaches that can lead to…

    Paperback – 2018-07-27 
    Community Development Research and Practice Series

  • Compulsory Property Acquisition for Urban Densification

    Edited by Glen Searle

    Densification has been a central method of achieving smart, sustainable cities across the world. This book explores international examples of the property rights tensions involved in attempting to develop denser, more sustainable cities through compulsory acquisition of property. The case studies…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge Complex Real Property Rights Series

  • The Radical and Socialist Tradition in British Planning RPD

    From Puritan colonies to garden cities

    By Duncan Bowie

    Focusing on the key period between the late 18th century and 1914, this book provides the first comprehensive narrative account of radical and socialist texts and organised movements for reform to land planning and housing policies in Britain. Beginning with the early colonial settlements in the…

    Paperback – 2018-06-07 

  • Moralising Space

    The Utopian Urbanism of the British Positivists, 1855-1920

    By Matthew Wilson

    Amidst the soot, stink and splendour of Victorian London, a coterie of citizen-sociologists set out to break up the British Empire. They were the followers of the French philosopher Auguste Comte, a controversial figure who introduced the modern science of sociology and the republican Religion of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-21 
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Windows Upon Planning History

    By Karl Friedhelm Fischer, Uwe Altrock

    Windows Upon Planning History delves into a wide range of perspectives on urbanism from Europe, Australia and the USA to investigate the effects of changing perceptions and different ways of seeing cities and urban regions. Fischer, Altrock and a team of 13 distinguished authors examine how and why…

    Hardback – 2018-05-14 

  • The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

    Specters of the City

    By Libero Andreotti, Nadir Lahiji

    In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively ‘mediated’ city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of…

    Paperback – 2018-05-07 

  • On Discomfort

    Moments in a Modern History of Architectural Culture

    Edited by David Ellison, Andrew Leach

    Examining discomfort’s physical, emotional, conceptual, psychological and aesthetic dimensions, the contributors to this volume offer an alternate, cultural approach to the study of architecture and the built environment. By attending to a series of disparate instances in which architecture and…

    Paperback – 2018-05-07 

  • Life Writing and Space

    By Eveline Kilian, Hope Wolf

    How does our ability, desire or failure to locate ourselves within space, and with respect to certain places, effect the construction and narration of our identities? Approaching recordings and interpretations of selves, memories and experiences through the lens of theories of space and place, this…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Cities and Metaphors

    Beyond Imaginaries of Islamic Urban Space

    By Somaiyeh Falahat

    Introducing a new concept of urban space, Cities and Metaphors encourages a theoretical realignment of how the city is experienced, thought and discussed. In the context of ‘Islamic city’ studies, relying on reasoning and rational thinking has reduced descriptive, vivid features of the urban space…

    Hardback – 2018-04-20 
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • The Social Fabric of Cities

    By Vinicius M Netto

    Bringing together ideas from the fields of sociology, economics, human geography, ethics, political and communications theory, this book deals with some key subjects in urban design: the multidimensional effects of the spatial form of cities, ways of appropriating urban space, and the different…

    Paperback – 2018-04-12 

  • Film, Architecture and Spatial Imagination

    By Renée Tobe

    Films use architecture as visual shorthand to tell viewers everything they need to know about the characters in a short amount of time. Illustrated by a diverse range of films from different eras and cultures, this book investigates the reciprocity between film and architecture. Using a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-12 

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