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  1. Smartcities and Eco-Warriors

    By CJ Lim, Ed Liu

    Modern methods of agriculture have led to cities growing out of control and reducing the available agricultural land, threatening the sustainability of our food system. The previous mutually sustaining relationships of animals, humans and the land have been lost with the progress of industry. The...

    Published February 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Kenzo Tange and the Metabolist Movement

    Urban Utopias of Modern Japan

    By Zhongjie Lin

    Metabolism, the Japanese architectural avant-garde movement of the 1960s, profoundly influenced contemporary architecture and urbanism. This book focuses on the Metabolists’ utopian concept of the city and investigates the design and political implications of their visionary planning in the postwar...

    Published January 27th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Whose Public Space?

    International Case Studies in Urban Design and Development

    Edited by Ali Madanipour

    Public spaces mirror the complexities of urban societies: as historic social bonds have weakened and cities have become collections of individuals public open spaces have also changed from being embedded in the social fabric of the city to being a part of more impersonal and fragmented urban...

    Published December 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  4. Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean

    Vernacular Dialogues and Contested Identities

    Edited by Jean-Francois Lejeune, Michelangelo Sabatino

    Bringing to light the debt twentieth-century modernist architects owe to the vernacular building traditions of the Mediterranean region, this book considers architectural practice and discourse from the 1920s to the 1980s. The essays here situate Mediterranean modernism in relation to concepts such...

    Published December 16th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Re-shaping Cities

    How Global Mobility Transforms Architecture and Urban Form

    Edited by Michael Guggenheim, Ola Söderström

    Series: Architext

    This original collection examines how architectural ideas, social models and building forms circulate round the world and become mediated and adapted to local conditions. The book shows how types such as skyscrapers, mosques or living history museums are imported, adapted and contested in different...

    Published November 25th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Planning Middle Eastern Cities

    An Urban Kaleidoscope

    Edited by Yasser Elsheshtawy

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Cairo, Baghdad, Algiers and Dubai cannot be easily lumped together as a single group. Cities in the Arab world are too diverse and hybrid, ranging from those rich in tradition, to 'forgotten’ cities, to newly emerging Gulf cities.The authors here, Arab scholars and architects local to the...

    Published October 15th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Urban Design and the British Urban Renaissance

    Edited by John Punter

    Are Britain’s cities attractive places in which to live, work and play? Asking that question, this is a critical review of how the design dimension of the Urban Renaissance strategy was developed and applied, based on expert academic assessments of progress in Britain’s thirteen largest cities. The...

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge

  8. Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change

    2nd Edition

    By David Crichton, Fergus Nicol, Sue Roaf

    From the bestselling author of Ecohouse, this fully revised edition of Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change provides unique insights into how we can protect our buildings, cities, infra-structures and lifestyles against risks associated with extreme weather and related social, economic...

    Published September 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  9. Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood

    2nd Edition

    By David Rudlin, Nicholas Falk

    This successful title, previously known as 'Building the 21st Century Home' and now in its second edition, explores and explains the trends and issues that underlie the renaissance of UK towns and cities and describes the sustainable urban neighbourhood as a model for rebuilding urban areas.The...

    Published August 28th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Britain's New Towns

    Garden Cities to Sustainable Communities

    By Anthony Alexander

    The New Towns Programme of 1946 to 1970 was one of the most substantial periods of urban development in Britain. The New Towns have often been described as a social experiment; so what has this experiment proved? This book covers the story of how these towns came to be built, how they aged, and the...

    Published June 29th 2009 by Routledge