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  • Revolt and Reform in Architecture's Academy

    By William Richards

    Revolt and Reform in Architecture’s Academy uniquely addresses the complicated relationship between architectural education and urban renewal in the 1960s, which paved the way for what is today known as public interest design. Through an examination of curricular reforms at Columbia University’s…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Robin Boyd: Spatial Continuity

    By Mauro Baracco, Louise Wright

    Australian Architect Robin Boyd (1919–1971) advocated tirelessly for the voice of Australian Architects so that there could be an Architecture that might speak to Australian conditions and sensibilities.His legacy continues in the work of contemporary Australian architects yet also prompts a way…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Times of Creative Destruction

    Shaping Buildings and Cities in the late C20th

    By Alexander Tzonis, Liane Lefaivre

    Times of Creative Destruction is about the years that followed the end of WWII, one of the most seminal and dramatic epochs in human history, during which extraordinary star-buildings were born, cities exploded, and an unprecedented world of a ‘Third Ecology’ emerged. Never before was there such a…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Building Culture

    By Ole Moystad

    In Building Culture, the basic assumption is that the city, including its inhabitants, forms an intelligent system, an architecture suspended between the human mind and the world of which we are part. Intelligence and meaning are given pragmatist definitions: "Intelligence is the ability to…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Architecture and Politics in Nigeria

    The Study of a Late Twentieth-Century Enlightenment-Inspired Modernism at Abuja, 1900-2016

    By Nnamdi Elleh

    In 1975, the Nigerian authorities decided to construct a new, post-colonial capital called Abuja, and together with several internationally renowned architects, these military leaders collaborated to build a city for three million inhabitants. Founded five years after the civil war with Biafra…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Design Against Crime

    A Human-Centred Approach to Designing for Safety and Security

    By Caroline L. Davey, Andrew B. Wootton

    Design Against Crime will aid the design profession to meet the challenges presented by the competing needs and complex systems around crime and security. It proposes that designers should use their creative talents to develop innovative solutions to security problems that contribute to the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Design for Social Responsibility

  • The Ethics of a Potential Urbanism

    Critical encounters between Giorgio Agamben and architecture

    By Camillo Boano

    The Ethics of a Potential Urbanism explores the possible and potential relevance of Giorgio Agamben’s political thoughts and writings for the theory and the practice of architecture and urban design. It sketches out the potentiality of Agamben’s politics, which can affect change in current…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Valuing World Heritage Cities

    By Tanja Vahtikari

    With its celebrated World Heritage List, UNESCO steers the global heritage agenda through the definition and redefinition of what constitutes heritage and by offering the highest-level forum for heritage professionalism. While it is the national governments that nominate sites for inclusion in the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Cultural Heritage and Tourism Series

  • Creating Urban Agricultural Systems

    An Integrated Approach to Design

    By Gundula Proksch

    Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-24 
    Routledge

  • The Architecture of San Juan de Puerto Rico

    Five centuries of urban and architectural experimentation

    By Arleen Pabon-Charneco

    As San Juan nears the 500th anniversary of its founding Arleen Pabón-Charneco explores the urban and architectural developments that have taken place over the last 5 centuries to develop the site from a small Caribbean enclave to a sprawling modern capital. As the oldest European settlement in the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Socioeconomic Evaluation of Megaprojects

    Dealing with uncertainties

    Edited by Markku Lehtonen, Pierre-Benoit Joly, Luis Aparicio

    The governance and evaluation of ‘megaprojects’; that is, large-scale, complex, high-stakes infrastructure projects usually commissioned by governments and delivered through partnerships between public and private organisations, is receiving increased attention. However, megaproject evaluation has…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Ornament and Order

    Graffiti, Street Art and the Parergon

    By Rafael Schacter

    Over the last forty years, graffiti and street-art have become a global phenomenon within the visual arts. Whilst they have increasingly been taken seriously by the art establishment (or perhaps the art market), their academic and popular examination still remains within old debates which argue…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17 
    Routledge

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