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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 193 new and published books in the subject of Urban Design — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Planning Small and Mid-Sized Towns

    Designing and Retrofitting for Sustainability

    By Avi Friedman

    Small and mid-sized suburban towns house two-thirds of the world’s population and current modes of planning for these municipalities are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Common approaches that have prevailed in past decades no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking...

    Published July 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace

    A Political Ecology Perspective

    Edited by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian, Sadia Butt

    Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Return of Nature

    Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability

    Edited by Preston Scott Cohen, Erika Naginski

    The Return of Nature asks you to critique your conception of nature and your approach to architectural sustainability and green design. What do the terms mean? Are they de facto design requirements? Or are they unintended design replacements? The book is divided into five parts giving you...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Empty Place

    Democracy and Public Space

    By Teresa Hoskyns

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    In The Empty Place: Democracy and Public Space Teresa Hoskyns explores the relationship of public space to democracy by relating different theories of democracy in political philosophy to spatial theory and spatial and political practice. Establishing the theoretical basis for the study of public...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Introduction to Crowd Science

    By G. Keith Still

    Demonstrates Real-World Case Studies from a Range of Event Sites Introduction to Crowd Science examines the growing rate of crowd-related accidents and incidents around the world. Using tools, methods, and worked examples gleaned from over 20 years of experience, this text provides an...

    Published June 29th 2014 by CRC Press

  6. Shapers of Urban Form

    Explorations in Morphological Agency

    Edited by Peter J. Larkham, Michael P. Conzen

    People have designed cities long before there were urban designers. In Shapers of Urban Form, Peter Larkham and Michael Conzen have commissioned new scholarship on the forces, people, and institutions that have shaped cities from the Middle Ages to the present day. Larkham and Conzen collect new...

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Art of City Sketching

    A Field Manual

    By Michael Abrams

    The Art of City Sketching: A Field Manual guides you through the laborious and sometimes complex process of sketching what you see in the built environment so that you can learn to draw what you imagine. Illustrated with hundreds of drawings by students and professionals of cityscapes around Europe...

    Published June 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Spacemaker's Guide to Big Change

    Design and Improvisation in Development Practice

    By Nabeel Hamdi

    Series: Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

    This book gives definition to participatory practice as a necessary form of activism in development planning for cities. It gives guidance on how practice can make space for big and lasting change and for new opportunities to be discovered. It points to ways of building synergy and negotiating our...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging

    Emotion and Location

    Edited by Hannah Jones, Emma Jackson

    What does it mean to belong in a place, or more than one place? This exciting new volume brings together work from cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholars researching home, migration and belonging, using their original research to argue for greater attention to how feeling and emotion is deeply...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Architecture Against the Post-Political

    Essays in Reclaiming the Critical Project

    Edited by Nadir Lahiji

    Written by a team of renowned contributors and carefully edited to address the themes laid out by the editors in their introduction, the book includes theoretical issues concerning the questions of aesthetics and politics and addresses city and urban strategies within the general critique of the "...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge