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  1. 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

  2. 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 June 26th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Liveable Cities: Urbanising World

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    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

  8. Waterfront Regeneration

    Experiences in City-building

    Edited by Harry Smith, Maria Soledad Garcia Ferrari

    Waterfront regeneration and development represents a unique opportunity to spatially and visually alter cities worldwide. However, its multi-faceted nature entails city-building with all its complexity including the full range of organizations involved and how they interact. This book examines how...

    Published March 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Design and Ethics

    Reflections on Practice

    Edited by Emma Felton, Oksana Zelenko, Suzi Vaughan

    The value of design for contributing to environmental solutions and a sustainable future is increasingly recognised. It spans many spheres of everyday life, and the ethical dimension of design practice that considers environmental, social and economic sustainability is compelling. Approaches to...

    Published February 28th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Diálogos: Placemaking in Latino Communities

    Edited by Michael Rios, Leonardo Vazquez

    Latinos are one of the largest and fastest growing social groups in the United States, and their increased presence is profoundly shaping the character of urban, suburban, and rural places. This is a response to these developments and is the first book written for readers seeking to learn about,...

    Published January 30th 2012 by Routledge