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New and Published Books

  1. Environmental Methods for Transport Noise Reduction

    Edited by Mats Nilsson, Jörgen Bengtsson, Ronny Klaeboe

    Presents Evidence-Based Guidance on Noise Abatement Methods Solutions for reducing the noise impact of road and rail traffic can be found in the use of natural elements in combination with artificial elements in urban and rural environments. Ground and road surface treatments; trees, forests, and...

    Published November 20th 2014 by CRC Press

  2. Successful Contract Administration

    For Constructors and Design Professionals

    By Charles W. Cook

    The success of every construction project begins with reading and understanding the contract. Contract Administrators and Project Managers for all parties in the construction process must realize the major impact their actions have on cost, schedule, and quality in relation to the contract terms...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Suburban Sprawl: Private Decisions and Public Policy

    Private Decisions and Public Policy

    By Wim Wiewel, Joseph J. Persky

    Suburban Sprawl combines historical, political, economic, geographic, and urban planning analysis to provide the most comprehensive overview of why and how urban sprawl occurs. It shows that all previous attempts to pin the blame on one or two causes - "highway building" or "consumer preferences" -...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Urban Lighting, Light Pollution and Society

    Edited by Josiane Meier, Ute Hasenöhrl, Katharina Krause, Merle Pottharst

    After decades "in the shadows", urban lighting is re-emerging as a matter of public debate. Long-standing truths are increasingly questioned as a confluence of developments affects lighting itself and the way it is viewed. Light has become an integral element of place-making and energy-saving...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Revitalizing the City: Strategies to Contain Sprawl and Revive the Core

    Strategies to Contain Sprawl and Revive the Core

    By Fritz W. Wagner, Timothy E. Joder, Anthony J. Mumphrey, Jr, Krishna M. Akundi, Alan F.J. Artibise

    This practical work demonstrates that controlling urban growth and reviving central city economies are not mutually exclusive endeavors. Rather than re-hash theories of urban development, the contributors describe and evaluate successful community-tested approaches to sustaining our cities....

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Vibration Analysis and Structural Dynamics for Civil Engineers

    Essentials and Group-Theoretic Formulations

    By Alphose Zingoni

    Appeals to the Student and the Seasoned Professional While the analysis of a civil-engineering structure typically seeks to quantify static effects (stresses and strains), there are some aspects that require considerations of vibration and dynamic behavior. Vibration Analysis and Structural...

    Published November 17th 2014 by CRC Press

  7. Hydropower Development in the Mekong Region

    Political, Socio-economic and Environmental Perspectives

    Edited by Nathanial Matthews, Kim Geheb

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    The Mekong Basin is home to some 70 million people, for whom this great river is a source of livelihoods, the basis for their ecosystems and a foundation of their economies. But the Mekong is also currently undergoing enormous social, economic, and ecological change of which hydropower development...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods

    Edited by Elisabete A. Silva, Patsy Healey, Neil Harris, Pieter Van den Broeck

    The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods is an expansive look at the traditions, methods, and challenges of research design and research projects in contemporary urban planning. Through case studies, an international group of researchers, planning practitioners, and planning academics...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand

    a revised and expanded edition of Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand, 2nd Edition

    By Simon Unwin

    Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand is an essential companion to Simon Unwin’s Analysing Architecture, and part of the trilogy which also includes his Exercises in Architecture: Learning to Think as an Architect. Together the three books offer an introduction to the workings of...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal

    Partnerships in Action

    By Rory Shand

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Environmental and sustainability issues are currently stretched by economic concerns and policy areas such as housing and education are therefore needed more than ever to help regenerate the social and urban environment. Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal: Partnerships in Action uses detailed case...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge