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New and Published Books

  1. Beyond Gated Communities

    Edited by Samer Bagaeen, Ola Uduku

    Research on gated communities is moving away from the hard concept of a 'gated community' to the more fluid one of urban gating. The latter allows communities to be viewed through a new lens of soft boundaries, modern communication and networks of influence. The book, written by an international...

    Published June 17th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Community Visioning Programs

    Processes and Outcomes

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Gisele F Hamm

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    Communities have practiced strategic planning for decades using a variety of tools and programs based on the initial Take Charge programs of the early 1990s. These efforts generated a large amount of research regarding their effectiveness, as well as ways to measure long-term outcomes and other...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Coming of Age of the Green Community

    My neighbourhood, my planet

    By Erik Bichard

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    People organising to protect their environment is not a new phenomenon, but the groups that have been pushing for environmental change since the 1970s have not convinced sufficient numbers make sustainable decisions or to lead sustainable lives. Governments have serially failed to do the job at the...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Innovation and Tourism Destination Development

    Edited by Henrik Halkier, Marek Kozak, Bo Svensson

    Tourism is a central part of regional development strategies in many localities around Europe, not just in traditional coastal or mountain resorts but also in areas without a strong track record with regard to visitor economy. In a globalising world, destinations can no longer take their...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Altruism by Design

    How To Effect Social Change as an Architect

    By Adam R. Wilmes

    Altruism by Design: How to Effect Social Change as an Architect is meant to prepare the individual designer – whether a student or practicing professional – for a career dedicated to serving communities in need through design and construction. It will help you understand the complexities,...

    Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  6. What Happened to Planning? (Routledge Revivals)

    By Peter Ambrose

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title was first published in 1986 during a recession much like that faced in recent years, which placed immense pressure on the British planning system and led to social unrest in the inner cities and in many disadvantaged areas. Within this context, Peter Ambrose outlines the features of land...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Invisible Houses

    Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries

    By Gonzalo Lizarralde

    There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve ‘the housing problem’ in developing countries. The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through the slums and informal settlements of South Africa, India, Colombia, Honduras, El...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Community Architecture (Routledge Revivals)

    How People Are Creating Their Own Environment

    By Nick Wates, Charles Knevitt

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, this title was one of the first to explore the emerging popular movement of Community Architecture, championed by Prince Charles, which gained momentum throughout Britain in the 1970s and 1980s. The conceptual framework rests fundamentally on the principle that the built...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Model Estate (Routledge Revivals)

    Planned Housing at Quarry Hill Leeds

    By Alison Ravetz

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Quarry Hill Flats, once both the pride and shame of its city of Leeds, was an iconic Modernist symbol of the 1930s. It marked the first use of a prefabricated building system for a large-scale council estate, replacing a notorious slum. But it lasted barely a generation – its complete demolition...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Remaking Cities (Routledge Revivals)

    Contradictions of the Recent Urban Environment

    By Alison Ravetz

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, published in 1980, is an iconoclastic account of one of the pillars of the welfare state, British town and country planning, between 1945 and 1975. Always a fine balance between central control and market forces, it was challenged by strains within and between the environmental...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge