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  • New Suburbanism: Tall Buildings and Sustainable Development

    By Kheir Al-Kodmany

    Much of the anticipated future growth in the United States will take place in suburbia. The key challenge is how to accommodate this growth in a sustainable and resilient manner. This book explores the role of suburban tall as a viable, sustainable alternative to continued suburban sprawl. It…

    Hardback – 2016-05-02 
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Capital Cities: Varieties and Patterns of Development and Relocation

    By Vadim Rossman

    This book studies capital city relocation concepts, paradigms and methodologies of analysis as well as the assessment of outcomes, motivations and decision-making models relevant to these projects. Capital cities’ relocations are not singular and unique but are relatively wide-spread…

    Hardback – 2016-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Placemaking

    An Urban Design Methodology

    By Derek Thomas

    End-users provide the most valuable perspective and insights into how public social space should function. Much of the failure of urban settings can be related to over-structured urban environments which deterministically prescribe usage, constraining instead of enabling socio-spatial performance.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Planning amid Violent Conflict

    The Struggle for Co-existence

    By Hazem Abu-Orf

    Cities overshadowed by power struggles over territory pose tremendous challenges to the implementation of planning and orderly development, in particular, when the contest concerns sovereignty. In such cases, conflicting citizens are in constant search for security and cast loyalty around narrow…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Public Space: Between Reimagination and Occupation

    By Svetlana Hristova, Mariusz Czepczynski

    Since the turn of the century, public spaces have been contested in various ways: they have been physically occupied and artistically re-appropriated, revived and reviled, privatised and socialised, their meanings, contexts, purposes, and significance challenged and changed. Bringing together an…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Terragni's Asilo d'Infanzia Sant'Elia

    Analytical Rationalism in Italy

    By Brian Delford Andrews

    Giuseppe Terragni was one of the leading architects of the Rationalist movement - a modernist movement set in the context of Fascist Italy. This book examines in detail Terragni's Asilo d"Infanzia, which is considered - along with the Casa del Fascio and the Giuliani Frigero Apartments - to be one…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Ancient Urban Planning in the Mediterranean

    New Research Directions

    Greek and Roman monuments have been disappearing from the collective psyche for millennia; as soon as a new Roman emperor assumed power, for example, the urban template and architectural landscape was reshaped and adapted to suit the new rule. More recently, the rapid acceleration in the loss of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge

  • Le Corbusier’s Practical Aesthetic of the City

    The treatise ‘La Construction des villes’ of 1910/11

    By Christoph Schnoor

    Le Corbusier wrote his first book-length treatise, La Construction des villes , in the early years of the C20th. This remarkable work, dealing with questions of aesthetic urbanism, shows Le Corbusier’s intellectual influences in the field of urbanism, and it is an important document of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge

  • Towards Low Carbon Cities in China

    Urban Form and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Edited by Sun Sheng Han, Ray Green, Mark Y. Wang

    This book explores the relationship between urban form and greenhouse gas emissions in China, providing new insights for policy, urban planning and management. Drawing on the results of a four-year multidisciplinary research project, the book examines how factors such as urban households’ access…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Low Carbon Development

  • Garden Suburbs of Tomorrow?

    A New Future for the Cottage Estates

    By Martin Crookston

    Faced with acute housing shortages, the idea of new garden cities and suburbs is on the UK planning agenda once again, but what of the garden suburbs that already exist? Over the first six decades of the twentieth century, councils across Britain created a new and optimistic form of housing – the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • Urban Disaster Resilience

    New Dimensions from International Practice in the Built Environment

    Edited by David Sanderson, Jerold S. Kayden, Julia Leis

    Accelerating urbanization worldwide means more urban-centered disasters. Floods, earthquakes, storms and conflicts affecting densely populated areas produce significant losses in lives, livelihoods and the built environment, especially in comparison to rural areas. Poor urban dwellers, the most…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21 
    Routledge

  • Urban Landscape Ecology

    Science, policy and practice

    Edited by Robert A. Francis, James Millington, Michael A. Chadwick

    The growth of cities poses ever-increasing challenges for the natural environment on which they impact and depend, not only within their boundaries but also in surrounding peri-urban areas. Landscape ecology – the study of interactions across space and time between the structure and function of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-21 
    Routledge

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