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Creating Regenerative Cities

by Herbert Girardet

Large, modern cities have effectively declared their independence from nature. But while they take up only three percent of the world's land surface, their ecological footprints actually cover the entire globe....


Europe Rehoused

by Elizabeth Denby

Europe Rehoused was one of the most influential housing texts of the 1930s, and is still widely cited. Written by the housing consultant Elizabeth Denby (1894-1965) it offered a survey of the nearly two decades...


Ecohouse

by Sue Roaf, Manuel Fuentes & Stephanie Thomas-Rees

Sue Roaf is famed for her approach to design and her awareness of energy efficiency. Here she reveals the concepts, structures and techniques that lie behind the realization of her ideals. By using her own house...


Highland Park and River Oaks: The Origins of Garden Suburban Community Planning in Texas

by Cheryl Caldwell Ferguson

In the early twentieth century, developers from Baltimore to Beverly Hills built garden suburbs, a new kind of residential community that incorporated curvilinear roads and landscape design as picturesque elements...


Low Carbon Cities: Transforming Urban Systems

by Steffen Lehmann

Low Carbon Cities is a book for practitioners, students and scholars in architecture, urban planning and design. It features essays on ecologically sustainable cities by leading exponents of urban sustainability,...


Architecture and the Welfare State

by Mark Swenarton, Tom Avermaete & Dirk van den Heuvel

In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed...


World Savannas: Ecology and Human Use

by BSc, PhD, Jayalaxshmi Mistry

An interdisciplinary text on the world's savannas, covering the geography, ecology, economics and politics of savanna regions. Savannas are a distinct vegetation type, covering a third of the world's land surface...


University Trends: Contemporary Campus Design

by Jonathan Coulson, Paul Roberts & Isabelle Taylor

A university campus is a place with special resonance: conjuring images of cloistered quadrangles and wood-panelled libraries, often echoing centuries of scholarly tradition. And yet it is also a place of cutting-edge...


Principles of Planology: Grondslagen der planologie

by JM de Casseres

Between the World Wars the talent of Dutch town planner J.M. de Casseres (1902-1990) found expression in two visionary books and a clutch of influential articles. In an in-depth article published in February...


Textiles for Residential and Commercial Interiors

by Amy Willbanks, Nancy Oxford & Dana Miller

Devoted entirely to textiles for interiors, Textiles for Residential and Commercial Interiors, 4th Edition, focuses on the most current fiber and fabric information including new fiber technology and nanofibers,...


Residential Lighting Design

by Marcus Steffen

Good lighting is essential to a building. An effective design is not just about introducing light into a space, but rather an appreciation of how the space will be used. A good lighting design is so intertwined...


The American Vitruvius: An Architects' Handbook of Urban Design

by Elbert Peets, Werner Hegemann & Christiane Crasemann Collins

This atlas of architectural design advocates rational as well as humanistic principles in the development of the urban environment. Drawing upon the ideals that inspired the great Roman architect, it promotes...


The Codes Guidebook for Interiors

by Sharon Koomen Harmon

All new, print copies of this book features access to the Interactive Resource Center. The IRC is an online learning environment which contains animations, interactive exercises, and other learning resources...


GEOdiseño: Métodos de Planificación Integral del Territorio

by Carl Steinitx & Arancha Munoz-Criado

GEOdiseño. Métodos de Planificación Integral del Territorio, trata del proyecto en general y del geodiseño en particular. El geodiseño, como idea, posibilita una colaboración más efectiva y simbiótica...


Developing Your Design Process: Six Key Concepts for Studio

by Albert C. Smith & Kendra Schank Smith

Developing Your Design Process is your primary source for acquiring knowledge of how and why you design. It will help you understand how architects think as well as learn why you should educate yourself about...


Permutation Design: Buildings, Texts, and Contexts

by Kostas Terzidis

In design, the problems that designers are called upon to solve can be regarded as a problem of permutations. A permutation is an ordered arrangement of elements in a set. In our case, the set is design and...


Integrated Water Resource Planning: Achieving Sustainable Outcomes

by Claudia Baldwin & Mark Hamstead

Integrated Water Resource Planning provides practical, evidence-based guidance on water resource planning. In a time of heightened awareness of ecosystem needs, climate change, and increasing and conflicting...


Cities for a Future 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...


Understanding Urban Metabolism: A Tool for Urban Planning

by Nektarios Chrysoulakis, Eduardo Anselmo de Castro & Eddy J. Moors

Understanding Urban Metabolism addresses the gap between the bio-physical sciences and urban planning and illustrates the advantages of accounting for urban metabolism issues in urban design decisions. Urban...


Flights of Imagination: Aviation, Landscape, Design

by Sonja Dümpelmann

In much the same way that views of the earth from the Apollo missions in the late 1960s and early 1970s led indirectly to the inauguration of Earth Day and the modern environmental movement, the dawn of aviation...