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  1. Latin American Modern Architectures

    Ambiguous Territories

    Edited by Patricio del Real, Helen Gyger

    Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories has thirteen new essays from a range of distinguished architectural historians to help you understand the region’s rich and varied architecture. It will also introduce you to major projects that have not been written about in English. A...

    Published August 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Urban and Environmental Economics

    An Introduction

    By Graham Squires

    The importance of the built environment to environmental protection is well established, with strict environmental regulations now a feature of the working lives of planners, contractors, building designers, and quantity surveyors alike. Those new to, or preparing to join this industry must have an...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Masterplanning Futures

    By Lucy Bullivant

    In the past, spatial masterplans for cities have been fixed blueprints realized as physical form through conventional top down processes. These frequently disregarded existing social and cultural structures, while the old modernist planning model zoned space for home and work. At a time of urban...

    Published July 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Creating Child Friendly Cities

    Reinstating Kids in the City

    Edited by Brendan Gleeson, Neil Sipe

    Leading planning and geography authors present this comprehensive assessment of the extent to which the physical and social make up of Western cities accommodates and nourishes the needs of children and youth. Examining the areas of planning, design, social policy, transport and housing,...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Architecture & Design versus Consumerism

    How Design Activism Confronts Growth

    By Ann Thorpe

    The mentality that consumerism and economic growth are cure-alls is one of the biggest obstacles to real sustainability, but any change seems impossible, unthinkable. Our contemporary paradox finds us relying for our well being on consumer-driven economic growth that we actually can’t afford — not...

    Published July 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Making of Olympic Cities

    Edited by John R. Gold, Margaret M. Gold

    Series: Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

    In the first forty or so years following its revival at the end of the nineteenth century, the burdens placed on cities hosting a modern Olympic Games were relatively modest. However, as the Games have grown in size and stature, morphing from a small-scale summer festival into an intensively...

    Published June 18th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Systemic Architecture

    Operating Manual for the Self-Organizing City

    By Marco Poletto, Claudia Pasquero

    This is a manual investigating the subject of urban ecology and systemic development from the perspective of architectural design. It sets out to explore two main goals: to discuss the contemporary relevance of a systemic practice to architectural design, and to share a toolbox of informational...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Learning from the Japanese City

    Looking East in Urban Design, 2nd Edition

    By Barrie Shelton

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Japanese cities are amongst the most intriguing and confounding anywhere. Their structures, patterns of building and broader visual characteristics defy conventional urban design theories, and the book explores why this is so. Like its cities, Japan’s written language is recognized as one of...

    Published March 27th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Representing Landscapes

    A Visual Collection of Landscape Architectural Drawings

    Edited by Nadia Amoroso

    Series: Representing Landscapes

    What do you communicate when you draw an industrial landscape using charcoal; what about a hyper-realistic PhotoShop collage method? What are the right choices to make? Are there right and wrong choices when it comes to presenting a particular environment in a particular way? The...

    Published March 13th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Liveable Cities: Urbanising World

    ISOCARP 07

    Edited by Chris Gossop, Shi Nan

    This book is about the unprecedented challenges facing the world’s cities as they expand and develop in response to demographic change, human aspirations and the forces of globalization. Most of that growth is taking place in the developing countries and it is here that the megacities (places with...

    Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge