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Human Resource Management in Construction: Critical Perspectives

by Andrew Dainty & Martin Loosemore

The construction sector is one of the most complex and problematic arenas within which to manage people. As a result, the applicability of much mainstream human resource management (HRM) theory to this industry...


Urban and Environmental Economics: An Introduction

by Graham Squires

The importance of the built environment to environmental protection is well established, with strict environmental regulations now a feature of the working lives of planners, contractors, building designers,...


To Scale: One Hundred Urban Plans

by NoContributor

This powerful reference features one hundred famous urban plans all drawn to the same scale, each accompanied by a one-page summary of the site discussing its history, design and lessons for future urban design....


The Transactions of the Royal Institute of British Architects Town Planning Conference, London, 10-15 October 1910

by William Whyte & Helen Meller

In October 1910 the Royal Institute of British Architects hosted the first ever international conference on Town Planning. The Transactions of this critical event in the development of planning as a profession...


A Handbook on Low-Energy Buildings and District-Energy Systems: Fundamentals, Techniques and Examples

by Danny Harvey

Winner of Choice Magazine - Outstanding Academic Titles for 2007 Buildings account for over one third of global energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Reducing energy use by buildings...


Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines

by Martin O L Hansen

Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines is the established essential text for the fundamental solutions to efficient wind turbine design. Now in its second edition, it has been entirely updated and substantially extended...


Enhancing Urban Safety and Security: Global Report on Human Settlements 2007

by Un-Habitat

Enhancing Urban Safety and Security addresses three major threats to the safety and security of cities: crime and violence; insecurity of tenure and forced evictions; and natural and human-made disasters. It...


Focusing Partnerships: A Sourcebook for Municipal Capacity Building in Public-Private Partnerships

by Janelle Plummer

Despite the increasing occurrence of policies aimed at mobilising the financial and human resources of the private sector, most urban local governments responsible for urban basic services in the South do not...


Integrated Water Resources Management in Practice: Better Water Management for Development

by Roberto Lenton & Mike Muller

Better water management will be crucial if we are to meet many of the key challenges of this century - feeding the world�s growing population and reducing poverty, meeting water and sanitation needs, protecting...


Lessons from Forest Decentralization: Money, Justice and the Quest for Good Governance in Asia-Pacific

by Carol Colfer Pierce J, Ganga Dahal Ram & Doris Capistrano

The decentralization of control over the vast forests of the world is moving at a rapid pace, with both positive and negative ramifications for people and forests themselves. The fresh research from a host of...


The Indoor Environment Handbook: How to Make Buildings Healthy and Comfortable

by Philomena M. Bluyssen

Winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010 award. Ensuring that buildings are healthy and comfortable for their occupants is a primary concern of all architects and building engineers. This highly...


State of the World's Cities 2010/11: Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide

by Un-Habitat

The world's urban population now exceeds the world's rural population. What does this mean for the state of our cities, given the strain this global demographic shift is placing upon current urban infrastructures?...


Global Environmental Forest Policies: An International Comparison

by Constance McDermott, Benjamin Cashore & Peter Kanowski

Market globalization and the globalization of environmental concerns have spurred demand for greater international accountability for forest stewardship. In response, a range of multi-lateral governmental and...


The Renewable Revolution: How We Can Fight Climate Change, Prevent Energy Wars, Revitalize the Economy and Transition to a Sustainable Future

by Sajed Kamal

Our environment and society is threatened by fuel shortages, a changing climate and energy wars. In our race for survival we are awakened to the simple truth that the essential condition of sustainability lies...


Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives

by Mark DeKay

This book offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and for communicating sustainable design ideas to today's diverse stakeholders. It uses Integral Theory to make...


The Politics of Asbestos: "Understandings of Risk, Disease and Protest"

by Linda Waldman

Around the world, asbestos-related diseases are on the increase. Meanwhile, in many newly-industrialising and developing countries, asbestos use continues unabated. This book, based on anthropological fieldwork...


The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and Emerging Trends 2008

by Helga Willer & Minou Yussefi

The new edition of this annual publication (previously published solely by IFOAM and FiBL) documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. It includes contributions from representatives of the organic...


Agricultural Investment and Productivity: Building Sustainability in East Africa

by Randall Bluffstone & Gunnar K?hlin

Agricultural Investment and Productivity provides a deep and systematic look at the opportunities for and constraints to investments in sustainable agriculture in East Africa, offering important insights into...


Indefensible Space: The Architecture of the National Insecurity State

by Michael Sorkin

Showing how the upswell of paranoia and growing demand for security in the post-9/11 world has paradoxically created widespread insecurity, these varied essays examine how this anxiety-laden mindset erodes spaces...


Engineering and Health in Compressed Air Work: Proceedings of the International Conference, Oxford, September 1992

by F. M. Jardine & R. I. McCallum

This book is the record of the conference held in Oxford in 1992 organised by CIRIA, and co-sponsored by the Health and Safety Executive, The British Tunnelling Society and the Medical Research Council's Hyperbaric...