Geography Textbooks New and Key Titles 2016

This collection includes a wide range of textbooks covering the areas of Human Geography and Physical Geography along with Development Studies, Urban Studies, Environmental Studies and Tourism.

Urban Environment and Sustainability

  • Cities and the Cultural Economy

    By Thomas A. Hutton

    The cultural economy forms a leading trajectory of urban development, and has emerged as a key facet of globalizing cities. Cultural industries include new media, digital arts, music and film, and the design industries and professions, as well as allied consumption and spectacle in the city. The…

    Paperback – 2015-09-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

  • 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

  • The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology

    Edited by Ian Douglas, David Goode, Mike Houck, Rusong Wang

    The birds, animals, insects, trees and plants encountered by the majority of the world’s people are those that survive in, adapt to, or are introduced to, urban areas. Some of these organisms give great pleasure; others invade, colonise and occupy neglected and hidden areas such as derelict land…

    Paperback – 2014-12-22
    Routledge

  • 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

    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

  • After Sustainable Cities?

    Edited by Mike Hodson, Simon Marvin

    A sustainable city has been defined in many ways. Yet, the most common understanding is a vision of the city that is able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Central to this vision are two ideas: cities should meet social…

    Paperback – 2014-04-24
    Routledge

  • 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 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