Textbooks: Built Environment

  • The Planner's Use of Information book cover

    The Planner's Use of Information

    3rd Edition

    By Hemalata C. Dandekar

    For more than 35 years, planners have depended on The Planner's Use of Information to help them address their information needs. While the ability to manage complex information skillfully remains central to the practice of planning, the variety and quantity of information have ballooned in the last…

    Paperback – 2019-09-15 
    Routledge

  • Product Design and Sustainability: Strategies, Tools, and Practice book cover

    Product Design and Sustainability

    Strategies, Tools, and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Jane Penty

    Whether it is the effects of climate change, the avalanche of electronic and plastic waste or the substandard living and working conditions of billions of our fellow global citizens, our ability to deal with unsustainability will define the 21st Century. Given that most consumption is mediated…

    Paperback – 2019-08-27 
    Routledge

  • Elements of Visual Design in the Landscape book cover

    Elements of Visual Design in the Landscape

    3rd Edition

    By Simon Bell

    What makes a visually appealing landscape? How can the design and use of a landscape be harmonised? In this significantly revised and updated third edition of Simon Bell's seminal text, he further explores the answers to these questions by interrogating a range of design principles, applications…

    Paperback – 2019-08-22 
    Routledge

  • Urban Design: The Composition of Complexity book cover

    Urban Design

    The Composition of Complexity, 2nd Edition

    By Ron Kasprisin

    Urban design is a process of establishing a structural order within human settlements; responding to dynamic emergent meanings and functions in a constant state of flux. The planning/design process is complex due to the myriad of on-going (urban) organizational and structural relationships and…

    Paperback – 2019-08-19 
    Routledge

  • Structures by Design: Thinking, Making, Breaking book cover

    Structures by Design

    Thinking, Making, Breaking, 1st Edition

    By Robert Whitehead

    Structures by Design: Thinking, Making, Breaking is a new type of structures textbook for architects who prefer to learn using the hands-on, creative problem-solving techniques typically found in a design studio. Instead of presenting structures as abstract concepts defined by formulas and diagrams…

    Paperback – 2019-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Electrical Installation Work: Level 3: EAL Edition book cover

    Electrical Installation Work: Level 3

    EAL Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Trevor Linsley

    Updated in line with the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations and written specifically for the EAL Diploma in Electrical Installation, this book has a chapter dedicated to each unit of the EAL syllabus, allowing you to master each topic before moving on to the next. This new edition also includes…

    Paperback – 2019-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Comprehensive Tectonics: Technical Building Assemblies from the Ground to the Sky book cover

    Comprehensive Tectonics

    Technical Building Assemblies from the Ground to the Sky, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alexis Gregory

    Comprehensive Tectonics considers building construction assemblies holistically to help you make architectural detailing decisions from the earth to the sky. Seven case studies from architecture firms such as Perkins + Will, Lake | Flato, and Olson Kundig Architects, include more than 250 color…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29 
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport book cover

    Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dinesh Mohan, Geetam Tiwari

    As cities become increasingly congested, current transport patterns are unsustainable: heavy in energy use, high in economic and environmental cost, and exacerbating inequity between those who can access high-speed travel and those who cannot. Good urban planning develops human-scale cities and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-23 
    CRC Press

  • The Science of Risk Analysis: Foundation and Practice book cover

    The Science of Risk Analysis

    Foundation and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Terje Aven

    This book provides a comprehensive demonstration of risk analysis as a distinct science covering risk understanding, assessment, perception, communication, management, governance, and policy. It presents and discusses the key pillars of this science, and provides guidance on how to conduct…

    Paperback – 2019-07-22 
    Routledge

  • Human Factors for Sustainability: Theoretical Perspectives and Global Applications book cover

    Human Factors for Sustainability

    Theoretical Perspectives and Global Applications, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Thatcher, Klaus J. Zink, Klaus Fischer

    This book deals with the central question of how human factors and ergonomics (HFE) might contribute to solutions for the more sustainable development of our world. The contents of the book are highly compatible with the recent political agenda for sustainable development as well as with…

    Hardback – 2019-07-17 
    CRC Press

  • Pragmatic Spatial Planning: Practial Theory for Professionals book cover

    Pragmatic Spatial Planning

    Practial Theory for Professionals, 1st Edition

    By Charles Hoch

    Instead of seeking theory to justify practical professional judgments this book describes how professionals can and should use theory to guide these judgments. Professional spatial planning in the US, and globally, continues to suffer from a weak conceptual grasp of its own practice. Practitioners…

    Paperback – 2019-07-16 
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Energy and Environment: An Earth System Approach book cover

    Sustainable Energy and Environment

    An Earth System Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandeep Narayan Kundu, Muhammad Nawaz

    The study of the earth, energy, and the environment—together—is critical for gaining a thorough understanding of where life stands today amid the continuous growth and development around us. Understanding how the Earth has evolved and how its subsystems interact and influence various energy…

    Hardback – 2019-07-15 
    Apple Academic Press

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