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  • 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

  • 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 – 2016-01-21 

  • 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 

  • The Territories of Urbanism

    The project as knowledge producer

    By Paola Viganò

    The central hypothesis behind the book concerns the capacity of urban as well as territorial design, of the "project" in the sense of design activity on multiple scales, to produce knowledge. The volume discusses research conducted with design tools and operations, crossing physical and conceptual…

    Hardback – 2016-01-01 
    EPFL Press

  • Preserving New York

    Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks

    By Anthony Wood

    Preserving New York is the largely unknown inspiring story of the origins of New York City’s nationally acclaimed landmarks law. The decades of struggle behind the law, its intellectual origins, the men and women who fought for it, the forces that shaped it, and the buildings lost and saved on the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Rebuilding the American City

    Design and Strategy for the 21st Century Urban Core

    By David Gamble, Patty Heyda

    Urban redevelopment in American cities is neither easy nor quick. It takes a delicate alignment of goals, power, leadership and sustained advocacy on the part of many. Rebuilding the American City highlights 15 urban design and planning projects in the U.S. that have been catalysts for their…

    Paperback – 2015-12-22 

  • 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 

  • Retrofitting Cities

    Priorities, Governance and Experimentation

    Edited by Mike Hodson, Simon Marvin

    Developing an up-to-date critical framework for analysing urban retrofit, this is the first book to examine urban re-engineering for sustainability in a socio-technical context. Retrofitting Cities examines why retrofit is emerging as an important strategic issue for urban authorities and untangles…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08 

  • Concurrent Urbanities

    Designing Infrastructures of Inclusion

    Edited by Miodrag Mitrasinovic

    Design has been employed as an agent of social and political change, and a catalyst for spatial and urban transformations in cities across the world. Concurrent Urbanities argues for the centrality of designing in the conceptualization and production of inclusive and participatory urban space, by…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07 

  • Clean Energy Urban Design

    The Energy Proforma in Policy and Practice

    By Dennis Frenchman, P. Christopher Zegras

    Clean Energy Urban Design: The Energy Proforma in Practice and Policy offers a new way of understanding urban energy consumption in fast growing China by asking a simple question: How does the design of neighborhoods affect energy consumption? Four years of research—including interviews of 4,500…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 

  • Paris Under Construction

    Building Sites and Urban Transformation in the 1960s

    By Jacob Paskins

    During the 1960s, building sites in Paris became spaces that expressed preoccupations about urban transformation, labour immigration and national identity. As new buildings and infrastructure changed the city, building sites revealed the substandard living and working conditions of migrant…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability

    International Frameworks, National and Local Governance

    Edited by Sophia Labadi, William Logan

    More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas, and cities provide the setting for contemporary challenges such as population growth, mass tourism and unequal access to socio-economic opportunities. Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability examines the impact of these issues…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29
    Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

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