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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 200 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. Transport Planning for Third World Cities (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Harry Dimitriou

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Cities within the developing world experience a form of urban development which is different to those in more industrialised countries. Rates of growth are usually much more dramatic, housing and transport are often provided informally, and institutional support for urban management is also much...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Leisure and the Changing City 1870 - 1914 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Helen Meller

    By the late nineteenth century, the city had become the dominant social environment of Britain, with the majority of the population living in large cities, often with over 100, 000 inhabitants. The central concern of this book, first published in 1976, is to assess how successful the late...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions

    Towards More Equitable Development

    By Karen Chapple

    Series: Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

    As global warming advances, regions around the world are engaging in revolutionary sustainability planning - but with social equity as an afterthought. California is at the cutting edge of this movement, not only because its regulations actively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also because its...

    Published September 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Urban Section

    An analytical tool for cities and streets

    By Robert Mantho

    The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at two distinct spatial scales – that of the individual street – the Street Section – and the complex of city streets –...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Low Carbon Cities

    Transforming Urban Systems

    Edited by Steffen Lehmann

    Series: Earthscan Series on Sustainable Design

    Low Carbon Cities is a book for practitioners, students and scholars in architecture, urban planning and design. It features essays on ecologically sustainable cities by leading exponents of urban sustainability, case studies of the new directions low carbon cities might take and investigations of...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs

    Edited by Sonia Hirt, Diane Zahm

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Here for the first time is a thoroughly interdisciplinary and international examination of Jane Jacobs’s legacy. Divided into four parts: I. Jacobs, Urban Philosopher; II. Jacobs, Urban Economist; II. Jacobs, Urban Sociologist; and IV. Jacobs, Urban Designer, the book evaluates the impact of Jacobs...

    Published September 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 August 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Making of Hong Kong

    From Vertical to Volumetric

    By Barrie Shelton, Justyna Karakiewicz, Thomas Kvan

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    This book investigates what the history of Hong Kong’s urban development has to teach other cities as they face environmental challenges, social and demographic change and the need for new models of dense urbanism. The authors describe how the high-rise intensity of Hong Kong came about; how the...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction

    Creating the modern townscape

    Edited by John Pendlebury, Erdem Erten, Larkham J Peter

    The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work that questions the orthodoxies of twentieth century design history. This book provides a key critical...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Second Nature Urban Agriculture

    Designing Productive Cities

    By André Viljoen, Katrin Bohn

    This book is the long awaited sequel to "Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities". "Second Nature Urban Agriculture" updates and extends the authors' concept for introducing productive urban landscapes, including urban agriculture, into cities as...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge