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  1. State of the World's Cities 2010/11

    Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide

    By United Nations Human Settlements Programme (Un-Habitat)

    The world's urban population now exceeds the world's rural population. What does this mean for the state of our cities, given the strain this global demographic shift is placing upon current urban infrastructures? Following on from previous State of the World's Cities reports, this edition uses the...

    Published March 9th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities

    Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities 2010

    By Un-Habitat

    In our rapidly urbanizing global society, solid waste management will be a key challenge facing all the world's cities. Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities provides a fresh perspective and new data on one of the biggest issues in urban development. Using the framework of Integrated...

    Published March 9th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Transforming Markets in the Built Environment

    Adapting to Climate Change

    Edited by Susan Roaf

    Series: Architectural Science Review Series

    There is an urgent need to build human capacity to make the often vulnerable and exposed buildings and communities we live and work in more resilient to the changing social, economic and physical environments around us. Extensive research has been done over the last decades on both mitigation and...

    Published February 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  4. Urban Agriculture

    Diverse Activities and Benefits for City Society

    Edited by Craig Pearson

    Series: International Journal Agricultural Sustainability

    Most of us live in cities. These are becoming increasingly complex and removed from broad-scale agriculture. Yet within cities there are many examples of greenspaces and local food production that bring multiple benefits that often go unnoticed. This book presents a collection of the latest...

    Published February 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  5. The Whole Building Handbook

    How to Design Healthy, Efficient and Sustainable Buildings

    By Varis Bokalders, Maria Block

    The Whole Building Handbook is a compendium of all the issues and strategies that architects need to understand to design and construct sustainable buildings for a sustainable society. The authors move beyond the current definition of sustainability in architecture, which tends to focus on...

    Published December 17th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Designing High-Density Cities

    For Social and Environmental Sustainability

    Edited by Edward Ng

    Compact living is sustainable living. High-density cities can support closer amenities, encourage reduced trip lengths and the use of public transport and therefore reduce transport energy costs and carbon emissions. High-density planning also helps to control the spread of urban suburbs into open...

    Published December 15th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Transport for Suburbia

    Beyond the Automobile Age

    By Paul Mees

    The need for effective public transport is greater than ever in the twenty-first century. With countries like China and India moving towards mass-automobility, we face the prospects of an environmental and urban health disaster unless alternatives are found. It is time to move beyond the...

    Published December 15th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Fixing Fuel Poverty

    Challenges and Solutions

    By Brenda Boardman

    Since its publication in the early 90s, Brenda Boardman's Fuel Poverty has been the reference text for those wishing to learn about this complex subject. In this, its successor, she turns a critical eye to the new millennium and finds that the situation, while now more widely recognised, is far...

    Published December 8th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Building for a Changing Climate

    The Challenge for Construction, Planning and Energy

    By Peter F. Smith

    There is now a practically universal consensus that our climate is changing rapidly, and as a direct result of human activities. While there is extensive debate about what we can do to mitigate the damage we are causing, it is becoming increasingly clear that a large part of our resources will have...

    Published November 24th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Sustainable Solar Housing

    Volume One - Strategies and Solutions

    Edited by S. Robert Hastings, Maria Wall

    This far-reaching and authoritative two-volume set examines a range of potential solutions for low-energy building design, considering different strategies (energy conservation and renewable energy) and technologies (relating to the building envelope, ventilation, heat delivery, heat production,...

    Published October 26th 2009 by Routledge