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New and Key Textbooks in Planning

Routledge publish an unrivalled collection of books for planning courses and students - below are a few of the new and best selling textbooks on the list. Click here to browse through the latest catalog

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  1. The Gentrification Reader

    Edited by Loretta Lees, Tom Slater, Elvin Wyly

    Gentrification remains a subject of heated debate in the public realm as well as scholarly and policy circles. This Reader brings together the classic writings and contemporary literature that has helped to define the field, changed the direction of how it is studied and illustrated the points...

    Published March 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Town and Country Planning in the UK

    15th Edition

    By Barry Cullingworth, Vincent Nadin, Trevor Hart, Simin Davoudi, John Pendlebury, Geoff Vigar, David Webb, Tim Townshend

    Town and country planning has never been more important to the UK, nor more prominent in national debate. Planning generates great controversy: whether it’s spending £80m and four years’ inquiry into Heathrow’s Terminal 5, or the 200 proposed wind turbines in the Shetland Isles. On a smaller scale...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Grotton Revisited

    Planning in Crisis?

    By Steve Ankers, David Kaiserman, Chris Shepley

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Some thirty years ago the small Metropolitan County of Grotton found itself bathed in the bright glare of publicity as The Grotton Papers lifted the lid on the inner workings of the six planning departments of this hitherto little remarked corner of England. The intervening years have seen...

    Published June 24th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Insurgent Public Space

    Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities

    Edited by Jeffrey Hou

    Winner of the EDRA book prize for 2012. In cities around the world, individuals and groups are reclaiming and creating urban sites, temporary spaces and informal gathering places. These ‘insurgent public spaces’ challenge conventional views of how urban areas are defined and used, and how they can...

    Published April 19th 2010 by Routledge

  5. The Exposed City

    Mapping the Urban Invisibles

    By Nadia Amoroso

    There is a vast amount of information about a city which is invisible to the human eye – crime levels, transportation patterns, cell phone use and air quality to name just a few. If a city was able to be defined by these characteristics, what form would it take? How could it be mapped? Nadia...

    Published April 30th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Fundamentalist City?

    Religiosity and the Remaking of Urban Space

    Edited by Nezar AlSayyad, Mejgan Massoumi

    The relationship between urbanism and fundamentalism is a very complex one. This book explores how the dynamics of different forms of religious fundamentalisms are produced, represented, and practiced in the city. It attempts to establish a relationship between two important phenomena: the historic...

    Published July 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  7. Distributed Urbanism

    Cities After Google Earth

    Edited by Gretchen Wilkins

    What form of housing will emerge in Dubai, where the majority of the population are non-citizens and the average length of stay is three days? How will depopulating cities reclaim vacant space, reorganize infrastructure and redefine their economic identity? What type of architecture results from...

    Published May 26th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Urban and Regional Planning

    By Peter Hall, Mark Tewdwr-Jones

    This is the fifth edition of the classic text for students of urban and regional planning. It gives an historical overview of the developments and changes in the theory and practice of planning, throughout the entire twentieth century. This extensively revised edition follows the successful format...

    Published November 12th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Whose Public Space?

    International Case Studies in Urban Design and Development

    Edited by Ali Madanipour

    Public spaces mirror the complexities of urban societies: as historic social bonds have weakened and cities have become collections of individuals public open spaces have also changed from being embedded in the social fabric of the city to being a part of more impersonal and fragmented urban...

    Published December 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  10. 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

  11. Shaping Neighbourhoods

    For Local Health and Global Sustainability, 2nd Edition

    By Hugh Barton, Marcus Grant, Richard Guise

    This substantially revised and important second edition comes at a pivotal time, with both a strong agenda of localism in planning and with public health professionals now realising the vital importance of shaping urban environments in order to reduce the burden of disease and support better health...

    Published January 12th 2010 by Routledge

  12. Pragmatic Sustainability

    Theoretical and Practical Tools

    Edited by Steven A. Moore

    Though many disciplines have been advocating the need to create a world which is sustainable, too often the theories and ideas are discipline specific and too narrow for comprehensive adoption. The authors of this book – all leading thinkers in their fields – instead propose a more general way of...

    Published January 25th 2010 by Routledge

  13. Implementing Sustainability

    The New Zealand Experience

    By Caroline L. Miller

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    New Zealand’s Resource Management Act (RMA) was hailed as a radical new approach to planning that would both achieve better environmental outcomes and benefit developers by working rapidly and more efficiently. This book examines the lessons that can be learned by planning practitioners...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  14. Land and Limits

    Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process, 2nd Edition

    By Susan Owens, Richard Cowell

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    The first edition of this seminal book was written at a time of rapidly growing interest in the potential for land use planning to deliver sustainable development, and explored the connections between the two and implications for public policy. In the decade since the book was first conceived,...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  15. Water and the City

    Risk, Resilience and Planning for a Sustainable Future

    By Iain White

    Series: Natural and Built Environment Series

    As a vital human need, water has been absolutely critical to decisions as to where cities originate, how much they grow and the standard of living of the inhabitants. The relationship is complex however; we need both continual availability and protection from its potential impacts. Over...

    Published July 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  16. Olympic Cities

    City Agendas, Planning, and the World’s Games, 1896 – 2016, 2nd Edition

    Edited by John R. Gold, Margaret M. Gold

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Providing a full overview of the changing relationship between cities and the Olympic events, this substantially revised and enlarged edition builds on the success of its predecessor. Its coverage takes account of important new scholarship as well as adding reflections on the experience of...

    Published September 1st 2010 by Routledge

  17. Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Peter Morris, Riki Therivel

    Series: Natural and Built Environment Series

    Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is now firmly established as an important and often obligatory part of proposing or launching any development project. Delivering a successful EIA needs not only an understanding of the theory but also a detailed knowledge of the methods for carrying out the...

    Published March 5th 2009 by Routledge

  18. European Spatial Planning and Territorial Cooperation

    By Stefanie Dühr, Claire Colomb, Vincent Nadin

    There is a strong international dimension to spatial planning. European integration strengthens interconnections, development and decision-making across national and regional borders. EU policies in areas such as environment, transport, agriculture or regional policy have far-reaching effects on...

    Published February 24th 2010 by Routledge

  19. Crossing Borders

    International Exchange and Planning Practices

    Edited by Patsy Healey, Robert Upton

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    The complex diffusion processes affecting the flow of planning ideas and practices across the globe are illustrated in this book. It raises questions about why and how some ideas and practices attract international attention, and about the invention processes which go on when...

    Published February 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  20. Affluence, Mobility and Second Home Ownership

    By Chris Paris

    Series: Housing and Society Series

    Despite the current recession, the frequency of second home ownership is still surprisingly high throughout the western world. While the UK and Ireland previously had lower occurrences of multiple dwellings compared to the rest of Europe, they are quickly catching up with a current surge in the...

    Published September 15th 2010 by Routledge