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  • The Experimental City

    Edited by James Evans, Andrew Karvonen, Rob Raven

    This book explores how the concept or urban experimentation is being used to reshape practices of knowledge production in urban debates about resilience, climate change governance, and socio-technical transitions. With contributions from leading scholars, and case studies from the Global North and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism

  • Landscape as Infrastructure

    A Base Primer

    By Pierre Bélanger

    As ecology becomes the new engineering, the projection of landscape as infrastructure—the contemporary alignment of the disciplines of landscape architecture, civil engineering, and urban planning— has become pressing. Predominant challenges facing urban regions and territories today—including…

    Paperback – 2016-05-16 
    Routledge

  • Urban Environmental Stewardship and Civic Engagement

    How planting trees strengthens the roots of democracy

    By Dana R. Fisher, Erika S. Svendsen, James Connolly

    Once considered the antithesis of a verdant and vibrant ecosystem, cities are now being hailed as highly efficient and complex social ecological systems. Emerging from the streets of the post-industrial city are well-tended community gardens, rooftop farms and other viable habitats capable of…

    Paperback – 2016-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • 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

  • 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

  • Broadening Our Knowledge on Cluster Evolution

    Edited by Dirk Fornahl, Robert Hassink, Max-Peter Menzel

    Although clusters are regarded as important elements in economic development, the strong focus in the literature on the way clusters function is contrasted with a disregard for their evolutionary development: how clusters actually become clusters, how and why they decline, and how they shift into…

    Hardback – 2016-04-19 
    Routledge

  • The Modern Urban Landscape

    By Edward Relph

    First published in 1987, this book provides a wide-ranging account of how modern cities have come to look as they do — differing radically from their predecessors in their scale, style, details and meanings. It uses many illustrations and examples to explore the origins and development of specific…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Technologies for Sustainable Urban Design and Bioregionalist Regeneration

    By Dora Francese

    This book explores the role of technology in ecological urban design and regeneration. Part I provides theoretical and methodological insights into technological approaches that offer optimum respect to existing cultural and natural environments, while offering minimum impact and carbon footprint.…

    Hardback – 2016-03-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Inspections and Reports on Dwellings

    Reporting for Buyers, 2nd Edition

    By Ian A. Melville, Ian A. Gordon

    This new edition of Reporting for Buyers provides guidance for the surveyor on setting out the findings of the inspection in a clear, unambiguous and unequivocal way. The book provides a full, critical look at the current situation, describing the various types of report currently available to the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-23 
    Routledge

  • Macao – The Formation of a Global City

    Edited by C.X. George Wei

    Macao, the former Portuguese colony in southeast China, has a long and very interesting history of cultural interaction between China and the West. Held by the Portuguese from the 1550s until its return to China in 1999, Macao was up to the emergence of Hong Kong in the later nineteenth century the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Future Directions for the European Shrinking City

    Edited by William J.V. Neill, Hans Schlappa

    Urban shrinkage is rising to the top of the political agenda in Europe as more cities are shrinking in the prolonged economic downturn we encounter. Coupled with unprecedented budgetary austerity and rapidly ageing populations, ‘stagnating’ and ‘shrinking’ cities have emerged as a key challenge for…

    Paperback – 2016-01-26
    Routledge
    RTPI Library Series

  • Concurrent Urbanities

    Designing Infrastructures of Inclusion

    Edited by Miodrag Mitrasinovic

    Design has been employed as an agent of social and political change, and a catalyst for spatial and urban transformations in cities across the world. Concurrent Urbanities argues for the centrality of designing in the conceptualization and production of inclusive and participatory urban space, by…

    Paperback – 2015-12-16
    Routledge

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