Environment & Sustainability: Environment & the City

  • Motivating Change: Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment book cover

    Motivating Change: Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment

    Edited by Robert Crocker, Steffen Lehmann

    Today’s most pressing challenges require behaviour change at many levels, from the city to the individual. This book focuses on the collective influences that can be seen to shape change. Exploring the underlying dimensions of behaviour change in terms of consumption, media, social innovation and…

    Paperback – 2013-07-17
    Routledge
    Earthscan Series on Sustainable Design

  • Climate Change and Sustainable Cities book cover

    Climate Change and Sustainable Cities

    Edited by Hugo Priemus, Simin Davoudi

    Climate change has demonstrated, perhaps more than any other environmental concerns, the complexities of the human-nature interrelationship and the need for embedding a far greater environmental consciousness into our social values and norms. A drastic reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions…

    Hardback – 2013-07-03
    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

  • Reclaiming Food Security book cover

    Reclaiming Food Security

    By Michael S. Carolan

    In this challenging work, the author argues that the goal of any food system should not simply be to provide the cheapest calories possible. A secure food system is one that affords people and nations – in both the present and future – the capabilities to prosper and lead long, happy, and healthy…

    Paperback – 2013-04-10
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • The Singapore Water Story: Sustainable Development in an Urban City-State book cover

    The Singapore Water Story

    Sustainable Development in an Urban City-State

    By Cecilia Tortajada, Yugal Kishore Joshi, Asit K. Biswas

    Singapore´s journey during the past 45 years is an outstanding example that, in spite of multiple hardships, pragmatic policies, clear visions, long-term planning, forward-looking strategies and political will, as well as a relentless urge to improve, can result in strong foundations for…

    Paperback – 2013-04-02
    Routledge

  • 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

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