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  • Reclaiming Food Security

    1st Edition

    By Michael S. Carolan

    In this challenging work, the author argues that the goal of any food system should not simply be to provide the cheapest calories possible. A secure food system is one that affords people and nations – in both the present and future – the capabilities to prosper and lead long, happy, and healthy…

    Paperback – 2013-04-10
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • The Singapore Water Story

    Sustainable Development in an Urban City-State, 1st Edition

    By Cecilia Tortajada, Yugal Kishore Joshi, Asit K. Biswas

    Singapore´s journey during the past 45 years is an outstanding example that, in spite of multiple hardships, pragmatic policies, clear visions, long-term planning, forward-looking strategies and political will, as well as a relentless urge to improve, can result in strong foundations for…

    Paperback – 2013-04-02
    Routledge

  • Emergence in Landscape Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Rod Barnett

    All landscapes are complex systems which are continually changing as a result of relatively simple interactions.  This condition of adaption and evolution is called emergence.  Related to chaos theory and self-organising systems, emergence highlights the ever changing and developing urban…

    Paperback – 2013-03-08
    Routledge

  • Urban Energy Systems

    An Integrated Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by James Keirstead, Nilay Shah

    Energy demands of cities need to be met more sustainably. This book analyses the technical and social systems that satisfy these needs and asks how methods can be put into practice to achieve this. Drawing on analytical tools and case studies developed at Imperial College London, the book presents…

    Paperback – 2013-02-26
    Routledge

  • Transforming Urban Transport

    The Ethics, Politics and Practices of Sustainable Mobility, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Low

    Transforming Urban Transport confronts head-on the dilemma faced by a world addicted to automobility. It highlights the danger of continuing along the fossil-fuel path and gives viable technological alternatives which can be deployed to find a solution. Changes in urban mobility and transport…

    Hardback – 2012-11-23
    Routledge

  • Cities and Low Carbon Transitions

    1st Edition

    Edited by Harriet Bulkeley, Vanesa Castán Broto, Mike Hodson, Simon Marvin

    Current societies face unprecedented risks and challenges connected to climate change. Addressing them will require fundamental transformations in the infrastructures that sustain everyday life, such as energy, water, waste and mobility. A transition to a ‘low carbon’ future implies a large scale…

    Paperback – 2012-11-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Two Degrees: The Built Environment and Our Changing Climate

    1st Edition

    By Alisdair McGregor, Cole Roberts, Fiona Cousins

    The Earth’s temperature has been rising. To limit catastrophic outcomes, the international scientific community has set a challenging goal of no more than two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) average temperature rise. Economists agree we will save trillions of dollars by acting early. But…

    Paperback – 2012-10-26
    Routledge

  • Infrastructure Sustainability and Design

    1st Edition

    Edited by Spiro N. Pollalis, Andreas Georgoulias, Stephen J. Ramos, Daniel Schodek

    You're overseeing a large-scale project, but you're not an engineering or construction specialist, and so you need an overview of the related sustainability concerns and processes. To introduce you to the main issues, experts from the fields of engineering, planning, public health, environmental…

    Hardback – 2012-01-23
    Routledge

  • A Crisis of Waste?

    Understanding the Rubbish Society, 1st Edition

    By Martin O'Brien

    This book takes a measured look at the 'crisis of waste' in modern society and it does so historically, sociologically and critically. It tells stories about past and present ‘crises’ of waste and puts them in their appropriate social and industrial contexts. From Charles Dickens to Don…

    Paperback – 2011-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Designing for Zero Waste

    Consumption, Technologies and the Built Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Steffen Lehmann, Robert Crocker

    Designing for Zero Waste is a timely, topical and necessary publication. Materials and resources are being depleted at an accelerating speed and rising consumption trends across the globe have placed material efficiency, waste reduction and recycling at the centre of many government policy agendas,…

    Paperback – 2011-12-07
    Routledge
    Earthscan Series on Sustainable Design

  • Agriculture in Urban Planning

    Generating Livelihoods and Food Security, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Redwood

    This volume, by graduate researchers working in urban agriculture, examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape. Drawing on original field work in cities across the rapidly urbanizing global south, the book examines the contribution of urban agriculture and city…

    Paperback – 2011-11-29
    Routledge

  • Rights of Passage

    Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas Blomley

    Rights of Passage: Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow documents a powerful and under-researched form of urban governance that focuses on pedestrian flow. This logic, which Nicholas Blomley terms 'pedestrianism', values public space not in terms of its aesthetic merits, or its success in…

    Paperback – 2011-10-06
    Routledge
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