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You are currently browsing 11–20 of 196 new and published books in the subject of Urban Design — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Deconstructing Placemaking

    Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

    By Mahyar Arefi

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters" has become a mantra in many disciplines - architecture, urban planning and urban...

    Published May 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Food City

    By CJ Lim

    In Food City, a companion piece to Smartcities and Eco-Warriors, innovative architect and urban designer CJ Lim explores the issue of urban transformation and how the creation, storage and distribution of food has been and can again become a construct for the practice of everyday life. Food City...

    Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Place-Keeping

    Open Space Management in Practice

    Edited by Nicola Dempsey, Harry Smith, Mel Burton

    Place-Keeping presents the latest research and practice on place-keeping – that is, the long-term management of public and private open spaces – from around Europe and the rest of the world. There has long been a focus in urban landscape planning and urban design on the creation of...

    Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Urban Growth in Emerging Economies

    Lessons from the BRICS

    Edited by Gordon McGranahan, George Martine

    Along with globalization, urban transitions have been central in the southward shift in economic power towards the newly emerging economies. As this book shows, however, these transitions have not been painless, and it is important for the rest of the urbanizing world to learn from the mistakes. It...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Institutional and Social Innovation for Sustainable Urban Development

    Edited by Harald A. Mieg, Klaus Töpfer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Which new institutions do we need in order to trigger local- and global sustainable urban development? Are cities the right starting points for implementing sustainability policies? If so, what are the implications for city management? This book reflects the situation of cities in the context of...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Mapping the Global Architect of Alterity

    Practice, Representation and Education

    By Michael Jenson

    Due to globalization, cultural spaces are now developing with no tangible connection to geographical place. The territorial logic traditionally used to underpin architecture and envision our built environment is being radically altered, forcing the adoption of a new method of conceptualizing space/...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge