Cities & Infrastructure (Urban Studies) Products

  • Remaking Post-Industrial Cities

    Lessons from North America and Europe

    Edited by Donald K. Carter

    Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe examines the transformation of post-industrial cities after the precipitous collapse of big industry in the 1980s on both sides of the Atlantic, presenting a holistic approach to restoring post-industrial cities. Developed…

    Paperback – 2016-03-10 

  • Energy, Cities and Sustainability

    An historical approach

    By Harry Margalit

    According to some estimates, humanity has now passed the point at which city dwellers outnumber country dwellers. This simple fact encapsulates a multitude of historical trends and contentions, not the least being "is this sustainable"? Energy, Cities and Sustainability aims to illuminate this…

    Hardback – 2016-03-09 
    Routledge Studies in Energy Policy

  • 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 Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Sustainable Suburbia?

    Rethinking the North American Metropolis

    By Hugh Bartling

    The suburbanization of North America has been was one of the most significant social, political, and cultural transformations of the twentieth century. Originally seen as an alternative to the chaotic, polluted, and socially dysfunctional industrial city that came to dominate the continent at the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology

    Principles and Practice

    Edited by V. V. N. Kishore

    This is the most comprehensive guide ever written on renewables technology and engineering, intended to cater for the rapidly growing numbers of present and future engineers who are keen to lead the revolution. All the main sectors are covered - photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind, bioenergy, hydro…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 

  • Facility Siting

    Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning

    Edited by Asa Boholm, Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    From dams to landfill sites, and power plants to radioactive waste repositories, the siting of facilities is a veritable minefield of conflicts involving industry, planners, authorities, NGOs and citizens. This penetrating volume examines risk, power and identity in contests over the siting of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Natural Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability

    Floods and slum life in Indonesia

    By Roanne van Voorst

    Different people handle risk in different ways. The current lack of understanding about this heterogeneity in risk behaviour makes it difficult to intervene effectively in risk-prone communities. Natural Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability offers a unique insight in the everyday life of a group of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19 
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Inspections and Reports on Dwellings

    Reporting for Buyers, 2nd Edition

    By Ian Melville, Ian Gordon

    Completing the series of books called Inspections and Reports on Dwellings, the third and final book, Reporting for Buyers, offers the surveyor guidance on setting out their findings in a clear, unambiguous and unequivocal manner. The book provides a fuller and more critical picture of the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-16 

  • The Limits to Travel

    How Far Will You Go?

    By David Metz

    As affluence grows, it gets easier to travel faster and further. But research shows that, despite this, the average travel time in all societies remains steady at roughly an hour a day. The implication is that people are choosing to increase the distance they regularly travel, rather than opting…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 

  • Convivial Urban Spaces

    Creating Effective Public Places

    By Henry Shaftoe

    Despite developments in urban design during the last few decades, architects, urban planners and designers often continue to produce areas of bland, commercially led urban fabric that deliver the basic functional requirements of shelter, work and leisure but are socially unsustainable and likely…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Urban Wind Energy

    By Sinisa Stankovic, Neil Campbell, Alan Harries

    Energy security, rising energy prices (oil, gas, electricity), 'peak oil', environmental pollution, nuclear energy, climate change and sustainable living are hot topics across the globe. Meanwhile, abundant and perpetual wind resources offer opportunities, via recent technological developments, to…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Youth, Class and Education in Urban India

    The year that can break or make you

    By David Sancho

    Urban India is undergoing a rapid transformation, which also encompasses the educational sector. Since 1991, this important new market in private English-medium schools, along with an explosion of private coaching centres, has transformed the lives of children and their families, as the attainment…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge Series on Urban South Asia

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