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  • 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

  • Emergence in Landscape Architecture book cover

    Emergence in Landscape Architecture

    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 book cover

    Urban Energy Systems

    An Integrated Approach

    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 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

  • Transforming Urban Transport: The Ethics, Politics and Practices of Sustainable Mobility book cover

    Transforming Urban Transport

    The Ethics, Politics and Practices of Sustainable Mobility

    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 book cover

    Cities and Low Carbon Transitions

    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 book cover

    Two Degrees: The Built Environment and Our Changing Climate

    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

  • Local Climate Change and Society book cover

    Local Climate Change and Society

    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
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • Sustainability: Duty or Opportunity for Business? book cover

    Sustainability

    Duty or Opportunity for Business?

    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 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

  • Infrastructure Sustainability and Design book cover

    Infrastructure Sustainability and Design

    Edited by Spiro N. Pollalis, Andreas Georgoulias, Stephen J. Ramos, Daniel Schodek

    You're overseeing a large-scale project, but you're not an engineering or construction specialist, and so you need an overview of the related sustainability concerns and processes. To introduce you to the main issues, experts from the fields of engineering, planning, public health, environmental…

    Hardback – 2012-01-23
    Routledge

  • A Crisis of Waste?: Understanding the Rubbish Society book cover

    A Crisis of Waste?

    Understanding the Rubbish Society

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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