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New and Published Books

  1. Now Urbanism

    The Future City is Here

    Edited by Jeffrey Hou, Benjamin Spencer, Thaisa Way, Ken Yocom

    After more than a century of heroic urban visions, urban dwellers today live in suburban subdivisions, gated communities, edge cities, apartment towers, and slums. The contemporary cities we know are more often the embodiment of unexpected outcomes and unintended consequences rather than visionary...

    To Be Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cognitive Architecture

    Designing for How We Respond to the Built Environment

    By Ann Sussman, Justin B Hollander

    In Cognitive Architecture, the authors review new findings in psychology and neuroscience to help architects and planners better understand their clients as the sophisticated mammals they are, arriving in the world with built-in responses to the environment that have evolved over millennia. The...

    To Be Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Materials Science In Construction: An Introduction

    By Ash Ahmed, John Sturges

    Materials Science in Construction explains the science behind the properties and behaviour of construction's most fundamental materials (metals, cement and concrete, polymers, timber, bricks and blocks, glass and plaster). In particular, the critical factors affecting in situ materials are examined...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Want, Waste or War?

    The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals

    By Philip Andrews-Speed, Raimund Bleischwitz, Tim Boersma, Corey Johnson, Geoffrey Kemp, Stacy D. VanDeveer

    In addition to environmental change, the structure and trends of global politics and the economy are also changing as more countries join the ranks of the world’s largest economies with their resource-intensive patterns. The nexus approach, conceptualized as attention to resource connections and...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. From Socialist to Post-Socialist Cities

    Cultural Politics of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Identity in Eurasia

    Edited by Alexander C. Diener, Joshua Hagen

    Series: Association for the Study of Nationalities

    The development of post-socialist cities has become a major field of study among critical theorists from across the social sciences and humanities. Originally constructed under the dictates of central planners and designed to serve the demands of command economies, post-socialist urban centers...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. An Introduction to Community Development

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Rhonda Phillips, Robert H. Pittman

    Beginning with the foundations of community development, An Introduction to Community Development offers a comprehensive and practical approach to planning for communities. Road-tested in the authors’ own teaching, and through the training they provide for practicing planners, it enables students...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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