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New and Published Books

  1. An Urban Politics of Climate Change

    Experimentation and the Governing of Socio-Technical Transitions

    By Harriet A Bulkeley, Vanesa Castán Broto, Gareth A.S. Edwards

    The confluence of global climate change, growing levels of energy consumption and rapid urbanization has led the international policy community to regard urban responses to climate change as ‘an urgent agenda’ (World Bank 2010). The contribution of cities to rising levels of greenhouse gas...

    Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sustainable Urban Development Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Stephen M. Wheeler, Timothy Beatley

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary readings giving a broad introduction to this topic. It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development...

    Published October 15th 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 October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice

    Circles of sustainability

    By Paul James

    Series: Advances in Urban Sustainability

    Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an ad hoc way, a substantial rethinking of current approaches and practices needs to occur....

    Published October 7th 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Global Cities and Climate Change

    The Translocal Relations of Environmental Governance

    By Taedong Lee

    Series: Cities and Global Governance

    Cities have led the way to combat climate change by planning and implementing climate mitigation and adaptation policies. These local efforts go beyond national boundaries. Cities are forming transnational networks to enhance their understandings and practices for climate policies. In contrast to...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Creating Regenerative Cities

    By Herbert Girardet

    Large, modern cities have effectively declared their independence from nature. But while they take up only three percent of the world’s land surface, their ecological footprints actually cover the entire globe. Humanity is building an urban future, yet urban resource use is threatening the future...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Cities, Networks, and Global Environmental Governance

    Spaces of Innovation, Places of Leadership

    By Sofie Bouteligier

    Series: Cities and Global Governance

    As a result of global dynamics—the increasing interconnection of people and places—innovations in global environmental governance haved altered the role of cities in shaping the future of the planet. This book is a timely study of the importance of these social transformations in our...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Incomplete Streets

    Processes, practices, and possibilities

    Edited by Stephen Zavestoski, Julian Agyeman

    Series: Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

    The ‘Complete Streets' concept and movement in urban planning and policy has been hailed by many as a revolution that aims to challenge the auto-normative paradigm by reversing the broader effects of an urban form shaped by the logic of keeping automobiles moving. By enabling safe access for all...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Private Sector and Water Pricing in Efficient Urban Water Management

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Francisco González-Gómez, Asit K. Biswas, Miguel A. García-Rubio

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    This book focuses on participation of the public and private sectors in urban water management and on the role of water pricing. It discusses in-depth topics such as public choices of urban water service management; dynamics of privatization and regulation of water services; adoption of water...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Asian American Literature and the Environment
    Edited by Lorna Fitzsimmons, Youngsuk Chae, Bella Adams
    To Be Published November 5th 2014
  2. Urban Ecology: An Introduction
    By Ian Douglas, Philip James
    To Be Published November 13th 2014
  3. The 'Olympic and Paralympic' Effect on Public Policy
    Edited by Daniel Bloyce, Andy Smith
    To Be Published November 17th 2014
  4. The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology
    Edited by Ian Douglas, David Goode, Mike Houck, Rusong Wang
    To Be Published December 8th 2014
  5. Dimensions of Sustainability
    Edited by Andrew Scott, MIT
    To Be Published December 14th 2014

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