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  • Green Exercise: Linking Nature, Health and Well-being book cover

    Green Exercise

    Linking Nature, Health and Well-being

    Edited by Jo Barton, Rachel Bragg, Carly Wood, Jules Pretty

    The concept of Green Exercise has now been widely adopted and implies a synergistic health benefit of being active in the presence of nature. This book provides a balanced overview and synthesis text on all aspects of Green Exercise and integrates evidence from many different disciplines including…

    Paperback – 2016-06-23
    Routledge

  • Green Infrastructure: Incorporating Plants and Enhancing Biodiversity in Buildings and Urban Environments book cover

    Green Infrastructure

    Incorporating Plants and Enhancing Biodiversity in Buildings and Urban Environments

    By John W. Dover

    With more than half of the world's population now living in urban areas, it is vitally important that towns and cities are healthy places to live. The principal aim of this book is to synthesize the disparate literature on the use of vegetation in the built environment and its multifunctional…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge

  • Urban Ecology: An Introduction book cover

    Urban Ecology

    An Introduction

    By Ian Douglas, Philip James

    Urban Ecology: An Introduction seeks to open the reader’s mind and eyes to the way in which nature permeates everyday urban living, and how it has to be understood, cared for, and managed in order to make our towns and cities healthier places to visit and in which to live and work. The authors…

    Paperback – 2014-11-06
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Urban Development Reader book cover

    Sustainable Urban Development Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Stephen M. Wheeler, Timothy Beatley

    Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary  readings giving a broad introduction to this topic.  It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development…

    Paperback – 2014-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Urban Reader Series

  • Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro book cover

    Global Suburbs

    Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro

    By Lawrence Herzog

    Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro offers a critical new perspective on the emerging phenomenon of the global suburb in the western hemisphere. American suburban sprawl has created a giant human habitat stretching from Las Vegas to San Diego, and from Mexico to…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
    Routledge
    Cultural Spaces

  • Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects book cover

    Australian Environmental Planning

    Challenges and Future Prospects

    Edited by Jason Byrne, Neil Sipe, Jago Dodson

    Winner of the Planning Institute of Australia's 2015 Cutting Edge Research and Teaching Award! Australians from all walks of life have begun to realise the nation’s cities cannot sustain profligate growth indefinitely. Dwindling water supplies, failing food bowls, increased energy costs, more…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
    Routledge

  • Planning for Sustainability: Creating Livable, Equitable and Ecological Communities book cover

    Planning for Sustainability

    Creating Livable, Equitable and Ecological Communities, 2nd Edition

    By Stephen M. Wheeler

    How can human communities sustain a long-term existence on a small planet? This challenge grows ever more urgent as the threat of global warming increases. Planning for Sustainability presents a wide-ranging, intellectually well-grounded and accessible introduction to the concept of planning for…

    Paperback – 2013-06-07
    Routledge

  • Cities and Nature book cover

    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

  • Urban Ecosystems: Understanding the Human Environment book cover

    Urban Ecosystems

    Understanding the Human Environment

    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

  • Cities and Climate Change book cover

    Cities and Climate Change

    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

  • Ecological Public Health: Reshaping the Conditions for Good Health book cover

    Ecological Public Health

    Reshaping the Conditions for Good Health

    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

  • Spatial Planning and Climate Change book cover

    Spatial Planning and Climate Change

    By Elizabeth Wilson, Jake Piper

    Spatial planning has a vital role to play in the move to a low carbon energy future and in adapting to climate change. To do this, spatial planning must develop and implement new approaches. Elizabeth Wilson and Jake Piper explore a wide range of issues in this comprehensive book on the…

    Paperback – 2010-08-16
    Routledge
    Natural and Built Environment Series

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