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Built Environment Titles for Professionals

Are you looking for new books and the latest research to enhance your practice?

Routledge Built Environment publishes a wide range of excellent titles in a variety of disciplines, aimed at supporting professionals across Architecture, Construction, Energy, Landscape, Property, and Urban Planning.

If you're interested in learning more, please take a moment to browse below for a sample of some of our many professional titles that are available.

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  1. Development and Planning Law

    4th Edition

    By Barry Denyer-Green, Navjit Ubhi

    The development control and planning law system of the United Kingdom is one of the most comprehensive and detailed in the world. Development control is one of the most significant matters concerning anyone involved in the development of land, and an understanding of the legislation and enforcement...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Estates Gazette

  2. EGLR 2012 Volume 2

    Edited by Hazel Marshall

    Series: Estates Gazette Law Reports

    The Estates Gazette Law Reports are an indispensable reference for property law practitioners researching and advising on all aspects of landlord and tenant law, valuation, professional negligence, conveyancing, real property, leasehold enfranchisement and compensation. They comprise the law...

    Published November 6th 2012 by Estates Gazette

  3. Parry's Valuation and Investment Tables

    Centenary edition, 13th Edition

    By Alick Davidson

    First published in 1913, Richard Parry’s Valuation and Investment Tables has since become an essential tool for students and professionals in the study and practice of valuation and appraisal. The book provides a comprehensive set of some 30 different valuation and investment tables in one volume....

    Published February 4th 2013 by Estates Gazette

  4. Best Tall Buildings 2012

    CTBUH International Award Winning Projects

    Edited by Antony Wood

    Best Tall Buildings 2012 contains overviews of the nominees and winning projects from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s annual awards. The book provides vital statistics, images, plans and in depth accounts of the architectural design and sustainability features of the year’s best...

    Published November 8th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Building Limes in Conservation

    Edited by Ian Brocklebank

    Conservation practitioners have long recognized the importance of using limes in repairing historic buildings. But research into the application of limes over the past twenty years has revealed that many of our assumptions about how limes were used historically may well be over-simplistic or even...

    Published September 7th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Business Models for Renewable Energy in the Built Environment

    By Iea-Retd

    Business Models for Renewable Energy in the Built Environment provides insight to policy makers and market actors as to the ways that new and innovative business models (and/or policy measures) can stimulate the deployment of renewable energy technologies (RET) and energy efficiency (EE) measures...

    Published February 17th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Capital Spaces

    The Multiple Complex Public Spaces of a Global City

    By Matthew Carmona, Filipa Matos Wunderlich

    In recent years it has become common-place to hear claims that public space in cities across the globe has become the exclusive preserve of the wealthy and privileged, at the expense of the needs of wider society. Whether it is the privatization of public space through commerical developments like...

    Published September 6th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Ecohouse

    4th Edition

    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 as a case study, Roaf guides the reader through the ideas for energy-efficient design...

    Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Energy from the Desert

    Very Large Scale PV Power-State of the Art and Into The Future

    Edited by Keiichi Komoto, Christian Breyer, Edwin Cunow, Karim Megherbi, David Faiman, Peter van der Vleuten

    The fourth volume in the established Energy from the Desert series examines and evaluates the potential and feasibility of Very Large Scale Photovoltaic Power Generation (VLS-PV) systems, which have capacities ranging from several megawatts to gigawatts, and to develop practical...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Facilities Management and the Business of Managing Assets

    By Danny Then Shiem-Shin, Tan Teng Hee

    The importance of facilities management to the effective operation of all businesses is now widely accepted. Where there continues to be debate is on what constitutes a successful approach, and how much attention it should be given within an overall business plan. Drawing on both research and...

    Published February 7th 2013 by Routledge

  11. Future Practice

    Conversations from the Edge of Architecture

    By Rory Hyde

    Designers around the world are carving out opportunities for new kinds of engagement, new kinds of collaboration, new kinds of design outcomes, and new kinds of practice; overturning the inherited assumptions of the design professions. Seventeen conversations with practitioners from the fields of...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Guide To Natural Ventilation in High Rise Office Buildings

    Edited by Antony Wood, Ruba Salib

    Tall buildings are not the only solution for achieving sustainability through increased density in cities but, given the scale of current population shifts, the vertical city is increasingly being seen as the most viable solution for many urban centers. However, the full implications of...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  13. Low-Carbon Energy Controversies

    Edited by Thomas Roberts, Paul Upham, Sarah Mander, Carly McLachlan, Philip Boucher, Clair Gough, Dana Abi Ghanem

    Governments, big business and communities are coming under increased pressure to develop low carbon energy supply technologies. Within the context of the climate change debate a delicate balance has to be reached between local environmental protection and our need for reliable low carbon energy....

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Low-Carbon Land Transport

    Policy Handbook

    By Daniel Bongardt, Felix Creutzig, Hanna Hüging, Ko Sakamoto, Stefan Bakker, Sudhir Gota, Susanne Böhler-Baedeker

    Practical guide for transport policymakers and planners to achieve low-carbon land transport systems. Based on wide ranging research, it shows how policies can be bundled successfully and worked into urban transport decision-making and planning strategies. With case studies from developed and...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  15. Nurseries: A Design Guide

    By Mark Dudek

    Architecture can inspire young children; the very shape and form of a daycare center can not only stimulate their imagination but can help children form strong relationships and help promote development. This design guide presents all the elements of building design that combine to create the very...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  16. Solar Photovoltaic Projects in the Mainstream Power Market

    By Philip Wolfe

    Develop large-scale solar photovoltaic projects with this book, to feed power into a grid. Contains case studies of the Waldpolenz Energy Park, Germany, Lopburi Solar Plant in Thailand and what will be the world’s largest PV plant, the Topaz Solar Farm in California. Also included are interviews...

    Published October 21st 2012 by Routledge

  17. Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings

    Warm Climates

    Edited by Richard Hyde, Nathan Groenhout, Francis Barram, Ken Yeang

    Despite recent improvements in energy efficiency being made in new build, it is important that the existing commercial building sector also take action to meet emission reduction targets. The objectives and challenges of such action will reduce the risk of the sector becoming obsolete due to high...

    Published September 19th 2012 by Routledge

  18. The Street

    A Quintessential Social Public Space

    By Vikas Mehta

    Received the Environmental Design Research Association's 2014 Place Book Award Shortlisted for the UDG Francis Tibbalds Book Award 2014 Good cities are places of social encounter. Creating public spaces that encourage social behavior in our cities and neighborhoods is an important goal of city...

    Published February 17th 2013 by Routledge

  19. Transforming Urban Transport

    The Ethics, Politics and Practices of Sustainable Mobility

    Edited by Nicholas Low

    Transforming Urban Transport confronts head-on the dilemma faced by a world addicted to automobility. It highlights the danger of continuing along the fossil-fuel path and gives viable technological alternatives which can be deployed to find a solution. Changes in urban mobility and transport...

    Published November 22nd 2012 by Routledge