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  1. 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 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 30th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 17th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 19th 2012 by IHS BRE Press

  6. 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 7th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Environmental Gerontology

    What Now?

    Edited by Rick J. Scheidt, Benyamin Schwarz

    Environmental gerontology – the research on aging and environment – evolved during the late 1960s, when the domain became a relevant topic due to societal concerns with the problems of housing for elderly people. The field proliferated during the 1970s and 1980s, and remains viable and active today...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  8. International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness

    Edited by Paul Cloke, Paul Milbourne

    Series: Housing, Planning and Design Series

    Drawing on recent academic studies in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, this book is the first international text on homelessness in rural areas. Consisting of fifteen specially commissioned chapters, International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness provides...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Crime and Planning

    Building Socially Sustainable Communities

    By Derek J. Paulsen, Ph.D.

    The form and layout of a built environment has a significant influence on crime by creating opportunities for it and, in turn, shaping community crime patterns. Effective urban planners and designers will consider crime when making planning and design decisions. A co-publication with the...

    Published November 7th 2012 by CRC Press

  10. Young People and Housing

    Transitions, Trajectories and Generational Fractures

    Edited by Ray Forrest, Ngai-Ming Yip

    Series: Housing and Society Series

    Young People and Housing brings together new research exploring the economic, social, and cultural challenges that face young people in search of permanent housing. Featuring international case studies from Asia, Europe, and Australia, Young People and Housing is a collection of...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge