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Articles, News, Promotions and Updates from Routledge and the Taylor & Francis Group.

Recent Articles

  1. Q&A with Paul Roberts, Co-Author of “University Trends”

    A university campus is a place with special resonance: conjuring images of cloistered quadrangles and wood-paneled libraries, oftentimes echoing centuries of scholarly tradition. And yet it is also a place of cutting-edge science, interactive learning, youth, vibrancy, and energy. In our exclusive interview, Paul Roberts, co-author of University Trends: Contemporary Campus Design, discusses the book and current trends in campus design.

  2. The World After Cheap Oil

    By Rauli Partanen, Harri Paloheimo and Heikki Waris

    The World After Cheap Oil offers a thorough package of information about oil; its uses and its role in our society’s important sectors. It presents the most prominent substitutes and alternatives, and their limits and promises. It also delves deep into the many risks, problems and mechanisms that can make the world after cheap oil a much more unstable place for nations and humanity as a whole. Read more...

  3. Salutogenic Design and Mental Health

    Gayle Souter-Brown, author of Landscape and Urban Design for Health and Well-Being: Using Healing, Sensory and Therapeutic Gardens, discusses the salutogenic approach to healthcare and design. 

  4. NEW: ‘Low Carbon Cities’

    Low Carbon Cities: Transforming Urban Systems (2014) is the most recent title of the Earthscan Series on Sustainable Design by Steffen Lehmann, series editor. Previous titles include Designing for Zero Waste (2012) and Motivating Change (2013). 

  5. Author of “Low Impact Living,” Paul Chatterton, Discusses New Title

    Author Paul Chatterton, co-founder of Lilac (Low Impact Living Affordable Community), spoke to Routledge about his new book, Low Impact Living.  This book is the inspirational story of one project that shows you how you can become involved in building and running your neighbourhood.  Chatterton, along with other members of the community and the project team, explains how a group of people got together to build one of the most pioneering ecological, affordable cohousing neighbourhoods in the world. 

  6. Can Incomplete Streets Bridge Diversity and Sustainability Studies?

    Editors Stephen Zavestoski and Julian Agyeman on their new title, Incomplete Streets: Processes, practices, and possibilities.   

    With a new entry every fortnight, blog posts written by various Routledge authors will be displayed both on the Routledge website and on our Facebook page. Each post within Facebook will be open to comments so please feel free to voice your thoughts! You can view all of our past blog posts there as well. 

  7. Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration: A Q&A with Author Lesley Durbin

    Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration offers practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques including the problems of manufacture, cleaning, replacement or repair and mortars.  In this interview, author Lesley Durbin discusses how the new edition nforms and educates on appropriate means towards the preservation of this valuable heritage.    

  8. Editor Ryan E. Smith Discusses “PocketArchitecture: Technical Design Series”

    The design and construction of buildings and facilities is no small feat. It requires a great deal of technical knowhow. Building professionals utilize ‘rules of thumb’ to make many of these technical decisions, much of which is unwritten based on traditional approaches of adherence to cultural codes of practice and building regulations.  Here, Ryan E. Smith discusses how Routledge's PocketArchitecture:Technical Design Series fills the void of technical understanding.

  9. Solar Photovoltaic Basics

    A Study Guide for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam
    By Sean White

    Whether or not you are taking the NABCEP Entry Level Exam, learning the material covered in this book is the best investment you can make towards your place in the solar industry. This book explains the science of photovoltaics (PV) in a way that most people can understand using the curriculum which reflects the core modules of the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. Read more...

  10. Solar, Wind and Land

    Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development
    By Troy A. Rule 

    The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and will likely continue to escalate in the decades to come. Wind and solar energy systems oftentimes require large quantities of land and airspace, so their growing presence is generating a diverse array of new and challenging land use conflicts. Read more...

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