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Planning and Urban Design New Titles and Key Backlist

We are pleased to present our latest books, covering a wide range of key areas within the subject of Planning & Urban Design, for students, instructors, researchers and practitioners. You will find whatever you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or to provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

We are pleased to present our latest books, covering a wide range of key areas within the subject of Planning & Urban Design, for students, instructors, researchers and practitioners.

You will find whatever you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or to provide essential reference materials for your institutional library. Navigate the collection via the contents on the left, and use it to:

• Browse full details of all our new titles including tables of contents, reviews, author biographies and more
• Request complimentary exam copies where offered
• Create unique booklists to browse, buy, and forward to friends, colleagues and librarians

A full range of our titles are available to browse at www.routledge.com/planning. (Note: APA Planners Press titles are not available for sale or distribution in the USA, Latin America and Canada via Taylor & Francis Group. In those areas, please visit  http://www.planning.org/plannerspress/.)

Featured Books

  • Urban Disaster Resilience

    New Dimensions from International Practice in the Built Environment

    Edited by David Sanderson, Jerold S. Kayden, Julia Leis

    Accelerating urbanization worldwide means more urban-centered disasters. Floods, earthquakes, storms and conflicts affecting densely populated areas produce significant losses in lives, livelihoods and the built environment, especially in comparison to rural areas. Poor urban dwellers, almost…

    Paperback – 2016-04-11
    Routledge

  • Rich Pictures

    Encouraging Resilient Communities

    By Simon Bell, Tessa Berg, Stephen Morse

    Rich Pictures focuses on the value of developing visual narratives – Rich Pictures – as an important component and starting point for community participation. A key device for the community to share ideas and perspectives on current and potential future situations, Rich Pictures provide a shared…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31
    Routledge
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • City Design

    Modernist, Traditional, Green and Systems Perspectives, 2nd Edition

    By Jonathan Barnett

    City Design describes the history and current practice of the four most widely accepted approaches to city design: the Modernist city of towers and highways that, beginning in the 1920s, has come to dominate urban development worldwide but is criticized as mechanical and soul-less; the Traditional…

    Paperback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge

  • Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques

    Edited by Mat Santamouris, Denia Kolokotsa

    The urban climate is continuously deteriorating. Urban heat lowers the quality of urban life, increases energy needs, and affects the urban socio-economy. Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques presents steps that can be taken to mitigate this situation through a series of innovative technologies and…

    Hardback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge

  • Rebuilding the American City

    Design and Strategy for the 21st Century Urban Core

    By David Gamble, Patty Heyda

    Urban redevelopment in American cities is neither easy nor quick. It takes a delicate alignment of goals, power, leadership and sustained advocacy on the part of many. Rebuilding the American City highlights 15 urban design and planning projects in the U.S. that have been catalysts for their…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge

  • Re-Framing Urban Space

    Urban Design for Emerging Hybrid and High-Density Conditions

    By Im Sik Cho, Chye-Kiang Heng, Zdravko Trivic

    Re-framing Urban Space: Urban Design for Emerging Hybrid and High-Density Conditions rethinks the role and meaning of urban spaces through current trends and challenges in urban development. In emerging dense, hybrid, complex and dynamic urban conditions, public urban space is not only a precious…

    Paperback – 2015-12-16
    Routledge

  • Fundamentals of Plan Making

    Methods and Techniques

    By Edward J. Jepson, Jr., Jerry Weitz

    Urban and regional planning programs aspire to prepare practitioners to write and implement plans, primarily at the local level of government. These programs are very much "professional" in their aspirations, as opposed to research oriented. Yet, academic planning programs often place greater…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02
    Routledge

  • People's Spaces

    Coping, Familiarizing, Creating

    By Nihal Perera

    Who controls space? Powerful corporations, institutions, and individuals have great power to create physical and political space through income and influence. People’s Spaces attempts to understand the struggle between people and institutions in the spaces they make. Current literature on cities…

    Paperback – 2015-11-11
    Routledge

  • Is Landscape...?

    Essays on the Identity of Landscape

    Edited by Gareth Doherty, Charles Waldheim

    Is Landscape . . . ? surveys multiple and myriad definitions of landscape. Rather than seeking a singular or essential understanding of the term, the collection postulates that landscape might be better read in relation to its cognate terms across expanded disciplinary and professional fields. The…

    Paperback – 2015-10-27
    Routledge

  • The Urban Climatic Map

    A Methodology for Sustainable Urban Planning

    Edited by Edward Ng, Chao Ren

    Rapid urbanization, higher density and more compact cities have brought about a new science of urban climatology. An understanding of the mapping of this phenomenon is crucial for urban planners. The book brings together experts in the field of Urban Climatic Mapping to provide the state of the art…

    Hardback – 2015-09-16
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Transportation

    Edited by Dusan Teodorovic

    The Routledge Handbook of Transportation offers a current and comprehensive survey of transportation planning and engineering research. It provides a step-by-step introduction to research related to traffic engineering and control, transportation planning, and performance measurement and evaluation…

    Hardback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge

  • Instruments of Planning

    Tensions and challenges for more equitable and sustainable cities

    Edited by Rebecca Leshinsky, Crystal Legacy

    Instruments of Planning: Tensions and Challenges for more Equitable and Sustainable Cities critically explores planning’s instrumentality to deliver important social and environmental outcomes in neoliberal planning landscapes. Because each instrument is unique and may be tailored to its own…

    Paperback – 2015-08-10
    Routledge
    RTPI Library Series

  • Gridlock

    Congested Cities, Contested Policies, Unsustainable Mobility

    By John C. Sutton

    Cities across the world are facing unprecedented challenges in traffic management and transit congestion while coping with growing populations and mobility aspirations; existing policies that aim to tackle congestion and create more sustainable transport futures offer only weak remedies.  In…

    Paperback – 2015-07-15
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Rural Planning

    Economies, Communities and Landscapes, 2nd Edition

    By Nick Gallent, Iqbal Hamiduddin, Meri Juntti, Sue Kidd, Dave Shaw

    Introduction to Rural Planning: Economies, Communities and Landscapes provides a critical analysis of the key challenges facing rural places and the ways that public policy and community action shape rural spaces.  The second edition provides an examination of the composite nature of ‘rural…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge
    Natural and Built Environment Series

  • The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being

    Shaping a sustainable and healthy future

    Edited by Hugh Barton, Susan Thompson, Sarah Burgess, Marcus Grant

    Urban planning is deeply implicated in both the planetary crisis of climate change and the personal crises of unhealthy lifestyles. Worldwide health issues such as obesity, mental illness, growing health inequalities and climate vulnerability cannot be solved solely by medicines but also by…

    Hardback – 2015-06-12
    Routledge

  • Planning and LGBTQ Communities

    The Need for Inclusive Queer Spaces

    Edited by Petra L. Doan

    Although the last decade has seen steady progress towards wider acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, LGBTQ residential and commercial areas have come under increasing pressure from gentrification and redevelopment initiatives. As a result many of these…

    Paperback – 2015-03-27
    Routledge

  • Cities of Light

    Two Centuries of Urban Illumination

    Edited by Sandy Isenstadt, Margaret Maile Petty, Dietrich Neumann

    Cities of Light is the first global overview of modern urban illumination, a development that allows human wakefulness to colonize the night, doubling the hours available for purposeful and industrious activities.  Urban lighting is undergoing a revolution due to recent developments in lighting…

    Paperback – 2015-03-25
    Routledge

  • Great City Parks

    2nd Edition

    By Alan Tate

    Great City Parks is a celebration of some of the finest achievements of landscape architecture in the public realm. It is a comparative study of thirty significant public parks in major cities across Western Europe and North America. Collectively, they give a clear picture of why parks have been…

    Paperback – 2015-03-05
    Routledge

  • The Pedestrian and the City

    By Carmen Hass-Klau

    The Pedestrian and the City provides an overview and insight into the development, politics and policies on walking and pedestrians: it includes the evolution of pedestrian-friendly housing estates in the 19th century up to the present day. Key issues addressed include the struggle of…

    Paperback – 2015-02-17
    Routledge

  • Planning and Conflict

    Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments

    Edited by Enrico Gualini

    Planning and Conflict discusses the reasons for conflicts around urban developments and analyzes their shape in contemporary cities. It offers an interdisciplinary framework for scholars to engage with the issue of planning conflicts, focusing on both empirical and theoretical inquiry. By …

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge
    RTPI Library Series

  • Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Colonial and Post-Colonial Planning Cultures

    By Carlos Nunes Silva

    Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are unequally confronted with social, economic and environmental challenges, particularly those related with population growth, urban sprawl, and informality. This complex and uneven African urban condition requires an open discussion of past and current urban planning…

    Paperback – 2015-01-26
    Routledge

  • Planning for Growth

    Urban and Regional Planning in China

    By Fulong Wu

    Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China provides an overview of the changes in China’s planning system, policy, and practices using concrete examples and informative details in language that is accessible enough for the undergraduate but thoroughly grounded in a wealth of research…

    Paperback – 2015-01-22
    Routledge
    RTPI Library Series

  • An Introduction to Community Development

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Rhonda Phillips, Robert Pittman

    Beginning with the foundations of community development, An Introduction to Community Development offers a comprehensive and practical approach to planning for communities. Road-tested in the authors’ own teaching, and through the training they provide for practicing planners, it enables students…

    Paperback – 2014-11-24
    Routledge

  • City Futures in the Age of a Changing Climate

    By Tony Fry

    This book goes beyond current ways that the impact of climate change upon the city are understood. In doing so it addresses climate in a variety of its connotations. It looks to the nomadic behaviour patterns of the past for lessons for today’s population unsettlement, and argues that as human…

    Paperback – 2014-10-14
    Routledge