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The Urban Condition

by Brendan Gleeson

This book will speak to the new human epoch, the Urban Age.  A majority of humanity now lives for the first time in cities.  The city, the highest invention of the modern age, is now the human heartland. ...


Environmental Crises, Population Displacement, and Disaster Recovery: Recovery and Resilience in a Globalizing World

by Ann-Margaret Esnard & Alka Sapat

Displacement has traditionally been conceptualized as a phenomenon that results from conflict or other disruptions in developing or unstable countries. Hurricane Katrina shattered this notion and highlighted...


Complete Planning Permission: How to Get It Stop It or Alter It: Teach Yourself

by Michael Dade & Roy Speer

The UK Planning Regulations are a minefield for anyone looking to build a new home - and for those who are worried about the impact of a new planning application near their home. Avoid being one of the thousands...


Farming Cuba: Urban Agriculture From the Ground Up

by Carey Clouse

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Cuba found itself solely responsible for feeding a nation that had grown dependent on imports and trade subsidies. With fuel, fertilizers, and pesticides...


Public Space in Urban Asia

by William SW Lim

Over the past few decades, rapid urbanisation has threatened to erode public space, especially in emerging economies. Market forces that prioritise profit generation are allowed to construct venues of consumption...


Brand-Driven City Building and the Virtualizing of Space

by Alexander Gutzmer

This book is an investigation of the cultural phenomenon of branding and its transformational effects on the contemporary spatial - and urban - reality. It develops a novel understanding of the rationale behind...


Community Matters: Service-Learning and Engaged Design and Planning

by Mallika Bose, Paula Horrigan & Cheryl Doble

Community Matters: Service Learning in Engaged Design and Planning explores issues that resonate with a diverse group of design and planning educators drawn to the challenge of supporting greater community building...


Design in the Borderlands

by Eleni Kalantidou & Tony Fry

This book makes a significant contribution to advancing post-geographic understandings of physical and virtual boundaries. It brings together the emergent theory of 'border thinking' with innovative thinking...


Deconstructing Placemaking: Needs, Opportunities, and Assets: Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

by Mahyar Arefi

A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters"...


Architecture Power National Identit

by Lawrence Vale

The first edition of Architecture, Power, and National Identity, published in 1992, has become a classic, winning the prestigious Spiro Kostof award for the best book in architecture and urbanism. Lawrence Vale...


What Happened to Planning?

by Peter Ambrose

This title was first published in 1986 during a recession much like that faced in recent years, which placed immense pressure on the British planning system and led to social unrest in the inner cities and in...


LEWIS MUMFORD & PATRICK GEDDES: The Correspondence

by Frank G. Novak Jr.

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects

by Jason Byrne, Neil Sipe & Jago Dodson

Australians from all walks of life have begun to realise the nation's cities cannot sustain profligate growth indefinitely. Dwindling water supplies, failing food bowls, increased energy costs, more severe bushfires,...


Integrated Urban Models Volume 2: New Research and Applications of Optimization and Dynamics

by Stephen H. Putman

Following on from Integrated Models Volume 1: Policy Analysis of Transportation and Lane Use (Routledge Library Editions, 2006), this book bridges the gap between the scholars and the practitioners of transportation...


Place-Keeping: Open Space Management in Practice

by Nicola Dempsey, Harry Smith & Mel Burton

Place-Keeping presents the latest research and practice on place-keeping - that is, the long-term management of public and private open spaces - from around Europe and the rest of the world. There has long...


How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City

by Joan DeJean

At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Paris was known for isolated monuments but had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like other European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But...


A City Reframed: Managing Warsaw in the 1990's

by Barbara Czarniawska

Management of big cities is a relatively unresearched area, as compared to city planning and city governance. A study of Warsaw city management reveals the transformation process typically found in European...


Design for a Vulnerable Planet

by Frederick Steiner

We inhabit a vulnerable planet. The devastation caused by natural disasters such as the southern Asian tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and the earthquakes in China's Sichuan province, Haiti, and Chile-as...


Independent for Life: Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging America

by Henry Cisneros, Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain & Jane Hickie

Do you want to age independently in your own home and neighborhood? Staying home, aging in place, is most people's preference, but most American housing and communities are not adapted to the needs of older...


Green Urbanism in Asia: The Emerging Green Tigers

by ANNE MATAN & Peter Newman

The world is facing an age of scarcity which will challenge all cities to reduce their resource footprint, especially carbon, improve biodiversity and at the same time continue to create economic opportunities...