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Regions Matter

by Collective

Why do some regions grow faster than others, and in ways that do not always conform to economic theory? This is a central issue in today’s economic climate, when policy makers are looking for ways to stimulate...


Eco2 Cities

by Hiroaki Suzuki & Arish Dastur

The Eco2 Cities approach is a point of departure for cities that would like to reap the many benefits of ecological and economic sustainability. It provides an analytical and operational framework that offers...


The Power of Collaborative Solutions: Six Principles and Effective Tools for Building Healthy Communities

by Tom Wolff

In this groundbreaking book, Tom Wolff spells out six proven principles for creating collaborative solutions for healthy communities. The Power of Collaborative Solutions addresses contemporary social problems...


The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in the U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

by R. Richard Geddes

In The Road to Renewal, R. Richard Geddes surveys the current state of U.S. ground transportation and finds that, like the roads themselves, transportation policy is in desperate need of repair. A shift toward...


Ten Years: Expo 2010 & Me: Expo 2010 & Me

by HanMin Zhou

Ten Years: EXPO 2010 & Me by Zhou Hanmin is a collection of speeches, interviews, papers and reports, that reflects Prof. Zhou's important contribution to Expo 2010 Shanghai. In this book, Prof. Zhou shares...


Territories and urbanisation in South Africa

by Frédéric Giraut & Céline Vacchiani-Marcuzzo

The DYSTURB database collates, harmonises and inter-relates over time the following different elements: a set of political, administrative and functional maps of the districts, provinces and urban areas; the...


The View from the Vysotka

by Anne Nivat

Completed shortly before Joseph Stalin's death in 1953, the vysotkii, or "sky houses," still dominate the Moscow skyline today. Seven in all, they were the Soviet answer to the American skyscraper, transforming...


Ecology of Fear

by Mike Davis

Los Angeles has become a magnet for the American apocalyptic imagination. Riot, fire, flood, earthquake...only locusts are missing from the almost biblical list of disasters that have struck the city in the...


Village Housing in the Tropics: With Special Reference to West Africa

by Jane Drew, Maxwell Fry & Harry L Ford

Tropical Architecture, although now a highly contested and debated term, is the name given to European modern architecture that has been modified to suit the climatic and sometimes cultural context of hot countries....


Conversations about Energy: How the Experts See America's Energy Choices

by James E. Goodby, Jeremy Carl & George P. Shultz

Drawn from the Hoover Institution's Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy January 2010 conference, this book discusses critical energy issues including, energy and synthetic biology, cap and trade and...


Pension Games: Bad Decisions and Backroom Deals in Illinois' Public Pension System

by Chicago Tribune Staff & WGN-TV Staff

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, and former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley have something in common that could easily become each of their undoing: Chicago's severely underfunded public...


Infrastructure Planning and Finance: A Smart and Sustainable Guide

by Vicki Elmer & Adam Leigland

Infrastucture Planning and Finance provides a non-technical overview of the engineering, planning and financing aspects of local level infrastructure for planners, engineers and other local officials who need...


Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility: Global Report on Human Settlements 2013

by Un-Habitat

This new report of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the world's leading authority on urban issues, provides some thought-provoking insights and policy recommendations on how to plan...


Principled Engagement: Negotiating Human Rights in Repressive States

by Morten B. Pedersen & David Kinley

This book examines the concept of 'principled engagement' as an often overlooked alternative strategy for alleviating human rights violations and improving the framework of human rights protection. Written by...


Integral Urbanism

by Nan Ellin

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Cities and Space: The Future Use of Urban Land

by Lowdon Wingo Jr.

Discusses aims of urban planning and ways to achieve improved city living. Originally published in 1963


Politics of Violence: Militancy, International Politics, Killing in the Name

by Charlotte Heath-Kelly

Critical thinkers like Foucault, Benjamin, Derrida and Žižek have long challenged the liberal separation of violence and politics by highlighting the implicit violence within political and economic structures....


Local Government and Strategic Choice: An Operational Research Approach to the Processes of Public Planning

by John Friend & Neil Jessop

First published in 1969, this book is concerned with the processes of policy-making in local government. The authors address themselves to the basic challenge of planning in a democracy and consider issues such...


The Woodlands: The Inside Story of Creating a Better Hometown

by Roger Galatas & James Barlow

Get a behind-the-scenes look into The Woodlands, an innovative new town that was built from the ground up near Houston, Texas. This is the story of the people who were instrumental in developing it and the experiences...


Comparative Regionalisms for Development in the 21st Century: Insights from the Global South

by Emmanuel Fanta & Timothy M. Shaw

This responding volume has four interrelated topics. It explores the transformation taking place in/with regard to the financing of development in the Global South and the apparition of new players in the field....