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  1. 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 August 18th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Comfort in a Lower Carbon Society

    Edited by Elizabeth Shove, Heather Chappells, Loren Lutzenhiser

    Series: Building Research and Information

    Current expectations and standards of comfort are almost certainly unsustainable and new methods and ideas will be required if there is to be any prospect of a significantly lower carbon society. This collection reassesses relationships between people and the multitude of environments they inhabit...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Asian Cities in an Era of Decentralisation

    Edited by Michelle Ann Miller, Tim Bunnell

    This book critically engages with the idea of decentralization as empowering cities and their residents to act innovatively and creatively. The contributions thus highlight how the term ‘empowerment’ in the context of decentralization regimes masks a competing array of intentions and agendas. Who...

    Published July 29th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development

    Lessons from Ghana

    By Franklin Obeng-Odoom

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    The world development institutions commonly present 'urban governance' as an antidote to the so-called 'urbanisation of poverty' and 'parasitic urbanism' in Africa. Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development is a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the meaning, nature, and effects of 'urban...

    Published July 16th 2013 by Routledge

  5. City, Street and Citizen

    The Measure of the Ordinary

    By Suzanne Hall

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    How can we learn from a multicultural society if we don’t know how to recognise it? The contemporary city is more than ever a space for the intense convergence of diverse individuals who shift in and out of its urban terrains. The city street is perhaps the most prosaic of the city’s public parts,...

    Published June 24th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 May 19th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 May 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Non-traditional Houses

    Identifying Non-traditional Houses in the UK 1918-75 (AP 294)

    By Harry Harrison, Stephen Mullin, Barry Reeves, Alan Stevens

    Non-traditional houses was first published as a book in 2004 and is now available in a fully searchable pdf format on CD ROM. The CD ROM gives building surveyors, engineers and architects easy access to a vast reference library detailing 450 non-traditional house types classified by form of...

    Published December 18th 2012 by IHS BRE Press

  10. Gated Communities

    Social Sustainability in Contemporary and Historical Gated Developments

    Edited by Samer Bagaeen, Ola Uduku

    Gated Communities provides a historic, socio-political and contemporary cultural perspective of gated communities. In doing so it offers a different lens through which to view the historical vernacular background of this now global phenomenon. The book presents a collection of new writing on the...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge