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Renewable Energy Policy and Politics: A handbook for decision-making

by Karl Mallon

Understanding why renewable energy policies succeed and fail is essential for a range of stakeholders in the energy and environmental sectors. Clear information on why and how to secure successful renewable...


Scaling Urban Environmental Challenges: From Local to Global and Back

by Peter J J Marcotullio & Gordon McGranahan

�Think globally, act locally� emphasizes the importance of scale in dealing with environmental challenges, but not how to factor it in. This major new book focuses on the spatial dimensions of urban environmental...


Sustainable Solar Housing: Volume 1 - Strategies and Solutions

by Robert S S Hastings & Maria Wall

This far-reaching and authoritative two-volume set examines a range of potential solutions for low-energy building design, considering different strategies (energy conservation and renewable energy) and technologies...


Sustainable Solar Housing: Volume 2 - Exemplary Buildings and Technologies

by Robert S S Hastings & Maria Wall

This far-reaching and authoritative two-volume set examines a range of potential solutions for low-energy building design, considering different strategies (energy conservation and renewable energy) and technologies...


The Vulnerability of Cities: Natural Disasters and Social Resilience

by Mark Pelling

When disaster strikes in cities the effects can be catastrophic compared to other environments. But what factors actually determine the vulnerability or resilience of cities? The Vulnerability of Cities fills...


The Polycentric Metropolis: Learning from Mega-City Regions in Europe

by Kathy Pain & PETER HALL

A new 21st century urban phenomenon is emerging: the networked polycentric mega-city region. Developed around one or more cities of global status, it is characterized by a cluster of cities and towns, physically...


Seed Trade in Rural Markets: Implications for Crop Diversity and Agricultural Development

by Leigh Anderson, Timothy J. J. Dalton & Leslie Lipper

Markets have been found to be an increasingly important source of the seeds of crops and varieties low income farmers need to improve their livelihoods, encompassing both the formal and informal seed sector....


Handbook of Bioenergy Crops: A Complete Reference to Species, Development and Applications

by N. El El Bassam

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Out of the Mainstream: Water Rights, Politics and Identity

by Rutgerd Boelens, David Getches & Armando Guevara-Gil

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Social Sustainability in Urban Areas: Communities, Connectivity and the Urban Fabric

by Karen Lucas, Tony Lloyd Lloyd Jones & Judith Allen

This groundbreaking new volume on social sustainability offers both critique and creative solutions. It challenges the conventional wisdoms of social sustainability and presents practical examples of projects...


The Placemaker's Guide to Building Community

by Nabeel Hamdi

From the author of Small Change comes this engaging guide to placemaking, packed with practical skills and tools that architects, planners, urban designers and other built environment specialists need in order...


Energy 2050: Making the Transition to a Secure Low-Carbon Energy System

by Paul Ekins, Jim Skea & Mark Winskel

The United Kingdom is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, a target that will only be achieved by transforming the way that energy is supplied and used. At the same time...


The Pellet Handbook: The Production and Thermal Utilization of Biomass Pellets

by Gerold Thek & Ingwald Obernberger

Biomass pellets are a suitable fuel type for a wide range of applications, from stoves and central heating systems up to large-scale plants, and with practically complete automation in all these capacities....


Construction in the Landscape: A Handbook for Civil Engineering to Conserve Global Land Resources

by Carpenter T. Carpenter T.G.

Construction in the Landscape describes the impact of construction on the land and landscape where it takes place. Geographical coverage is necessarily global to reflect the great variation both in people�s...


Urban Microclimate: Designing the Spaces Between Buildings

by Evyatar Erell, David Pearlmutter & Terence Williamson

The quality of life of millions of people living in cities could be improved if the form of the city were to evolve in a manner appropriate to its climatic context. Climatically responsive urban design is vital...


Global Urban Analysis: A Survey of Cities in Globalization

by Peter J J Taylor, Pengfei Ni & Ben Derudder

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Water Rights and Social Justice in the Mekong Region

by Kate Lazarus & Bernadette P. P. Resurreccion

The Mekong Region has come to represent many of the important water governance challenges faced more broadly by the mainland Southeast Asian region. This book focuses on the complex nature of water rights and...


Ecosystem Services from Agriculture and Agroforestry: Measurement and Payment

by Fabrice DeClerk, Jean Francois Francois Le Le Coq & Bruno Rapidel

Agricultural systems are no longer evaluated solely on the basis of the food they provide, but also on their capacity to limit impacts on the environment, such as soil conservation, water quality and biodiversity...


Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security: Stakeholder Perspectives on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

by Christine Frison, Francisco Lopez & Jose Esquinas-Alcazar

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is a pivotal piece of recent legislation, providing a route map for the use of such resources for sustainable agriculture and food...


Renewable Energy for Residential Heating and Cooling: Policy Handbook

by International Energy Authority Renewable

Heating and cooling represent significant energy loads around the world, with the associated high level of carbon emissions. Many countries have commitments in place to derive an increasing proportion of the...