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Planning, History and Environment Series

Series Editor: Ann Rudkin

This series offers a unique window on the creation of the modern environment. Designed for an international readership, the emphasis is on:

  • urban and regional planning
  • recent as well as longer-term history
  • what the past can tell us about the present
  • local as well as global and comparative topics

Within this framework the books address three themes:

  • regional, continental and comparative studies
  • planning histories of key cities
  • changing planning ideologies and policies

New and Published Books

1-10 of 50 results in Planning, History and Environment Series
  1. Modernization, Urbanization and Development in Latin America, 1900s - 2000s

    By Arturo Almandoz

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    In this book Arturo Almandoz places the major episodes of Latin America’s twentieth and early twenty-first century urban history within the changing relationship between industrialization and urbanization, modernization and development. This relationship began in the early twentieth century, when...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Twentieth-Century Suburbs

    A Morphological Approach

    By C.M.H Carr, J.W.R Whitehand

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    **This book was originally printed as a hardback in 2001. The paperback released in 2014 is a reprint of the original** Garden suburbs were the almost universal form of urban growth in the English-speaking world for most of the twentieth century. Their introduction was probably the most fundamental...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs

    Edited by Sonia Hirt, Diane Zahm

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Here for the first time is a thoroughly interdisciplinary and international examination of Jane Jacobs’s legacy. Divided into four parts: I. Jacobs, Urban Philosopher; II. Jacobs, Urban Economist; II. Jacobs, Urban Sociologist; and IV. Jacobs, Urban Designer, the book evaluates the impact of Jacobs...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Making of Hong Kong

    From Vertical to Volumetric

    By Barrie Shelton, Justyna Karakiewicz, Thomas Kvan

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    This book investigates what the history of Hong Kong’s urban development has to teach other cities as they face environmental challenges, social and demographic change and the need for new models of dense urbanism. The authors describe how the high-rise intensity of Hong Kong came about; how the...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sociable Cities

    The 21st-Century Reinvention of the Garden City, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Hall, Colin Ward

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Peter Hall and Colin Ward wrote Sociable Cities to celebrate the centenary of publication of Ebenezer Howard’s To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform in 1998 – an event they then marked by co-editing (with Dennis Hardy) the magnificent annotated facsimile edition of Howard’s original, long lost...

    Published May 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Garden Suburbs of Tomorrow?

    A New Future for the Cottage Estates

    By Martin Crookston

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Faced with acute housing shortages, the idea of new garden cities and suburbs is on the UK planning agenda once again, but what of the garden suburbs that already exist? Over the first six decades of the twentieth century, councils across Britain created a new and optimistic form of housing – the...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Planning Imagination

    Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning

    Edited by Mark Tewdwr-Jones, Nicholas Phelps, Robert Freestone

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Knighted in 1998 ‘for services to the Town and Country Planning Association’, and in 2003 named by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a ‘Pioneer in the Life of the Nation’, Peter Hall is internationally renowned for the breadth and depth of his studies and writings on urban and regional planning....

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Good Cities, Better Lives

    How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism

    By Peter Hall

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    This book has one central theme: how, in the United Kingdom, can we create better cities and towns in which to live and work and play? What can we learn from other countries, especially our near neighbours in Europe? And, in turn, can we provide lessons for other countries facing similar dilemmas?...

    Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Healthy City Planning

    From Neighbourhood to National Health Equity

    By Jason Corburn

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Healthy city planning means seeking ways to eliminate the deep and persistent inequities that plague cities. Yet, as Jason Corburn argues in this book, neither city planning nor public health is currently organized to ensure that today’s cities will be equitable and healthy. Having made the case...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Planning Asian Cities

    Risks and Resilience

    Edited by Stephen Hamnett, Dean Forbes

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    In Planning Asian Cities: Risks and Resilience, Stephen Hamnett and Dean Forbes have brought together some of the region’s most distinguished urbanists to explore the planning history and recent development of Pacific Asia’s major cities. They show how globalization, and the competition to achieve...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge