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  • Cities and Nature

    2nd Edition

    By Lisa Benton-Short, John Rennie Short

    Cities and Nature connects environmental processes with social and political actions. The book reconnects science and social science to demonstrate how the city is part of the environment and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities. This second edition has been extensively…

    Paperback – 2013-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

  • 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

  • Urban Ecosystems

    Understanding the Human Environment, 1st Edition

    By Robert A. Francis, Michael A. Chadwick

    With over half of the global human population living in urban regions, urban ecosystems may now represent the contemporary and future human environment. Consisting of green space and the built environment, they harbour a wide range of species, yet are not well understood.  This book aims…

    Paperback – 2013-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urban Ecology

  • 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

  • Cities and Climate Change

    1st Edition

    By Harriet Bulkeley

    Climate change is one of the most significant global challenges facing the world today. It is also a critical issue for the world’s cities. Now home to over half the world’s population, urban areas are significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions and are vulnerable to the impacts of climate…

    Paperback – 2012-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

  • 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

  • Sustainability

    Duty or Opportunity for Business?, 1st Edition

    By Michael Norton

    Businesses are nowadays expected to act sustainably; it is also in both society’s and the company’s own interest if opportunities to develop more sustainable products or services can be fully grasped. Leading international companies may already be moving in this direction, but many (especially…

    Hardback – 2012-06-07
    Routledge

  • Ecological Public Health

    Reshaping the Conditions for Good Health, 1st Edition

    By Geof Rayner, Tim Lang

    What is public health? To some, it is about drains, water, food and housing, all requiring engineering and expert management. To others, it is the State using medicine or health education and tackling unhealthy lifestyles.  This book argues that public health thinking needs an overhaul, a…

    Paperback – 2012-04-23
    Routledge

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