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  • Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing

    an uneasy relationship, 1st Edition

    By Jin Xue

    Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing: An Uneasy Relationship critically discusses the possibilities of decoupling environmental degradation from economic growth. The author refutes the belief in combining perpetual economic growth with long-term environmental sustainability based on the premise…

    Hardback – 2013-08-16
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Institutions, Regulatory Styles, Society and Environmental Governance in China

    1st Edition

    By Carlos Wing-Hung Lo, Shui-Yan Tang

    During the past three decades of rapid industrial growth, China has suffered from devastating environmental degradation. Most scholarly and popular publications have painted a rather pessimistic picture about the worrisome trend. Yet a somewhat more optimistic view has emerged in the past decade…

    Hardback – 2013-07-10

  • Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal

    Partnerships in Action, 1st Edition

    By Rory Shand

    Environmental and sustainability issues are currently stretched by economic concerns and policy areas such as housing and education are therefore needed more than ever to help regenerate the social and urban environment. Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal: Partnerships in Action uses detailed case…

    Hardback – 2013-04-05
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Cities, Networks, and Global Environmental Governance

    Spaces of Innovation, Places of Leadership, 1st Edition

    By Sofie Bouteligier

    As a result of global dynamics—the increasing interconnection of people and places—innovations in global environmental governance haved altered the role of cities in shaping the future of the planet.  This book is a timely study of the importance of these social transformations in our…

    Hardback – 2012-11-14
    Cities and Global Governance

  • Landscape and the Ideology of Nature in Exurbia

    Green Sprawl, 1st Edition

    Edited by K. Valentine Cadieux, Laura Taylor

    This book explores the role of the ideology of nature in producing urban and exurban sprawl. It examines the ironies of residential development on the metropolitan fringe, where the search for “nature” brings residents deeper into the world from which they are imagining their escape—of Federal…

    Hardback – 2012-11-14
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Quality of Life and Public Management

    Redefining Development in the Local Environment, 1st Edition

    By John Whitelegg

    Quality of Life and Public Management explores the possibility for a dramatic and significant improvement in quality of life for all population groups and sub-groups in the UK. Strongly evidence-based, the book draws on case study data and comparisons into local and central government structure,…

    Hardback – 2012-08-02

  • Local Climate Change and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by M. A. Mohamed Salih

    Although the impacts of climate change are certainly global, its manifestations and subsequent consequences begin locally. Local Climate Change and Society examines how climate change has altered society’s relationship with the environment and particularly local communities to adapt to and mitigate…

    Hardback – 2012-07-30
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • 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

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2010-12-07
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2010-10-08
    Social Justice

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2007-08-22
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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