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  • Riverine

    Architecture and Rivers

    Edited by Gerald Adler, Manolo Guerci

    Focusing on human settlements whose origins depend upon rivers, this book asks, what may be identified as common cultural traits to such settlements? It explores the relationship between architecture and rivers at a number of scales, from the geographical/topographical, through the urban/…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge

  • 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 seen, experienced 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
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • The Geographies of Comfort

    Edited by Laura Price, Danny McNally, Philip Crang

    To be in one’s comfort zone is perceived to be conservative, and socially and culturally unadventurous. At the same time the embodied, material experience of ’comfort’ is anticipated for satisfying experiences of everyday life. To comfort is to support and strengthen. Bringing together conceptual…

    Hardback – 2018-04-18 
    Routledge

  • Public Space Unbound

    Urban Emancipation and the Post-Political Condition

    Edited by Sabine Knierbein, Tihomir Viderman

    Through an exploration of emancipation in capitalist urbanization, this book argues the political is enacted through the everyday practices of publics producing space. This suggests democracy is a spatial practice co-constituted by residents, places, and practices rather than an abstract…

    Hardback – 2018-03-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • A Reflexive Reading of Urban Space

    By Mona A. Abdelwahab

    Providing a critique of the concepts attached to the representation of urban space, this ground-breaking book formulates a new theory of space, which understands the dynamic interrelations between the physical and social spaces while tracing the wider urban context. It offers a new tool to approach…

    Hardback – 2018-03-09 
    Routledge
    New Directions in Planning Theory

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Neoliberal Spatial Governance

    By Phil Allmendinger

    Neoliberal Spatial Governance explores the changing nature of English town and city planning as it has slowly but clearly transformed. Once a system for regulating and balancing change in the built and natural environments in the public interest, planning now finds itself facilitating…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Integrating Programming, Evaluation and Participation in Design (Routledge Revivals)

    A Theory Z Approach

    By Henry Sanoff

    First published in 1992, this book is about making connections that may lead towards a new professionalism, since the past several decades have given rise mainly to new kinds of specialists in the areas of programming, evaluation, and participation. The implications for such integration are far…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Trajectories of Conflict and Peace

    Jerusalem and Belfast Since 1994

    By Scott A Bollens

    Creating peace for a city’s intimate enemies is harder than making war. This book is about the trajectories of urban conflict and peace in the politically polarized cities of Jerusalem and Belfast since 1994 – how sometimes there has been hopeful change while at other times debilitating stasis and…

    Paperback – 2018-01-23 
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • New Islamist Architecture and Urbanism

    Negotiating Nation and Islam through Built Environment in Turkey

    By Bülent Batuman

    New Islamist Architecture and Urbanism claims that, in today’s world, a research agenda concerning the relation between Islam and space has to consider the role of Islamism rather than Islam in shaping – and in return being shaped by – the built environment. The book tackles this task through an…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12 
    Routledge
    Architext

  • Underground: On the Invisible and Architecture

    By Alessandra Cianchetta, Marc Armengaud

    Under the surface of cities and within build environments lay hidden layers that for some play a key role in the urban scenario when others got lost in transformation. During the 20th Century, both theoretical works and technical innovations gave rise to several massive urban underground projects…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Design Research in Architecture

  • Proceedings of the International Symposium on Design Review (Routledge Revivals)

    University of Cincinnati, October 8-11, 1992

    Edited by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Brenda Case Scheer

    First published in 1992, this book collects together the papers presented at the International Symposium on Design Review which was held to address the growing tendency of local governments to institute programs of aesthetic control. The editor argues that the widespread adoption of design review…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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