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  1. Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry

    Edited by Sarah Pink, Dylan Tutt, Andrew Dainty

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The construction industry as a workplace is commonly seen as problematic for a number of reasons, including its worrying health and safety record, the instability of its workforce, and the poorly regulated nature of the sector. It is surprising therefore, that the sector and its working practices...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Shanghai Alleyway House

    A Vanishing Urban Vernacular

    By Gregory Bracken

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    As a nineteenth-century commercial development, the alleyway house was a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the Western terraced one. Unique to Shanghai, the alleyway house was a space where the blurring of the boundaries of public and private life created a vibrant social...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Theory and Practice of Dialogical Community Development

    International Perspectives

    By Peter Westoby, Gerard Dowling

    This book proposes that community development has been increasingly influenced and co-opted by a modernist, soulless, rational philosophy - reducing it to a shallow technique for ‘solving community problems’. In contrast, this dialogical approach re-maps the ground of community development practice...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Creating Regenerative Cities

    By Herbert Girardet

    Large, modern cities have effectively declared their independence from nature. But while they take up only three percent of the world’s land surface, their ecological footprints actually cover the entire globe. Humanity is building an urban future, yet urban resource use is threatening the future...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Age of Intelligent Cities

    Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies

    By Nicos Komninos

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge 2008). Together these books examine intelligent cities as environments of innovation and...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Wind Power

    The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry

    By Ben Backwell

    Wind Power – The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry looks at the nations, companies and people fighting for control of one of the world’s fastest growing new industries and how we can harness one of the planet’s most powerful energy resources – wind...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Italo Calvino's Architecture of Lightness

    The Utopian Imagination in An Age of Urban Crisis

    By Letizia Modena

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This study recovers Italo Calvino's central place in a lost history of interdisciplinary thought, politics, and literary philosophy in the 1960s. Drawing on his letters, essays, critical reviews, and fiction, as well as a wide range of works--primarily urban planning and design theory and history--...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 often require large quantities of land and airspace, so their growing presence is generating a diverse array of new and...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Permutation Design

    Buildings, Texts, and Contexts

    By Kostas Terzidis

    In design, the problems that designers are called upon to solve can be regarded as a problem of permutations. A permutation is an ordered arrangement of elements in a set. In our case, the set is design and the elements are design components, such as lines, shapes, forms, or spaces. Traditionally,...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Relationship Management and the Management of Projects

    By Hedley Smyth

    Relationship Management and the Management of Projects is a guide to successfully building and managing relationships as a project manager and in the project business. Relationship management is a core skill for any project business to develop capabilities and manage the interface with projects,...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge