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15 Best Selling Books from Routledge Planning

The top 15 best selling Planning books published by Routledge. For more comprehensive list of what books are availble in this area see our catalogs

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  1. Public Places Urban Spaces

    2nd Edition

    By Matthew Carmona, Tim Heath, Taner Oc, Steve Tiesdell

    Public Places Urban Spaces is a thorough introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. Authored by experts in the fields of urban design and planning, it is designed specifically for the 2,500 postgraduate students on Urban Design courses in the UK, and 1,500 students on...

    Published July 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Cities for People, Not for Profit

    Critical Urban Theory and the Right to the City

    Edited by Neil Brenner, Peter Marcuse, Margit Mayer

    The worldwide financial crisis has sent shock-waves of accelerated economic restructuring, regulatory reorganization and sociopolitical conflict through cities around the world. It has also given new impetus to the struggles of urban social movements emphasizing the injustice, destructiveness and...

    Published October 14th 2011 by Routledge

  3. The Temporary City

    By Peter Bishop, Lesley Williams

    Most of the professional training, thinking and strategies of architects, urban designers and planners, are strictly three-dimensional. In reality of course the city is four dimensional, and one needs to acknowledge the influence of time in planning and design strategies....

    Published January 13th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Planning with Complexity

    An Introduction to Collaborative Rationality for Public Policy

    By Judith E. Innes, David E. Booher

    Analyzing emerging practices of collaboration in planning and public policy to overcome the challenges complexity, fragmentation and uncertainty, the authors present a new theory of collaborative rationality, to help make sense of the new practices. They enquire in detail into how collaborative...

    Published March 29th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Introduction To Environmental Impact Assessment

    4th Edition

    By John Glasson, Riki Therivel, Andrew Chadwick

    Series: Natural and Built Environment Series

    Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment provides students and practitioners with a clearly structured overview of the subject, as well as critical analysis and support for further studies. Written by three authors with extensive research, training and practical experience in EIA (...

    Published December 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Urban Design

    The Composition of Complexity

    By Ron Kasprisin

    For planning to be successful, design must mean more than simply blindly following the dictates of legislation and regulation – yet losing sight of the importance of the design process is all too often exactly what has happened. Ron Kasprisin has written a book for students of planning and urban...

    Published June 1st 2011 by Routledge

  7. Designing for Zero Waste

    Consumption, Technologies and the Built Environment

    Edited by Steffen Lehmann, Robert Crocker

    Series: Earthscan Series on Sustainable Design

    Designing for Zero Waste is a timely, topical and necessary publication. Materials and resources are being depleted at an accelerating speed and rising consumption trends across the globe have placed material efficiency, waste reduction and recycling at the centre of many government policy agendas,...

    Published December 7th 2011 by Routledge

  8. ReNew Town

    Adaptive Urbanism and the Low Carbon Community

    By Andrew Scott, Eran Ben-Joseph

    ReNew Town puts forth an innovative vision of performative design and planning for low-carbon sustainable development, and illustrates practicable strategies for balancing environmental systems with urban infrastructure and new housing prototypes. To date, much of the discourse on the design...

    Published October 14th 2011 by Routledge

  9. City Design

    Modernist, Traditional, Green and Systems Perspectives

    By Jonathan Barnett

    The world is urbanizing faster than current city design practices can sustain, climate change has introduced a new dynamism into what once appeared to be a stable environment, and – with effective city design more important than ever - there are controversies and uncertainties about the best way to...

    Published January 19th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Concise Townscape

    By Gordon Cullen

    This book pioneered the concept of townscape. 'Townscape' is the art of giving visual coherence and organization to the jumble of buildings, streets and space that make up the urban environment. It has been a major influence on architects, planners and others concerned with what cities should look...

    Published December 1st 1961 by Routledge

  11. Sustainability Indicators

    Measuring the Immeasurable?, 2nd Edition

    By Simon Bell, Stephen Morse

    The groundbreaking first edition of Sustainability Indicators reviewed the development and value of sustainability indicators and discussed the advantage of taking a holistic and qualitative approach rather than focusing on strictly quantitative measures. In the new edition the authors bring the...

    Published April 25th 2008 by Routledge