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  1. Salutogenic Design and Mental Health

    Gayle Souter-Brown, author of Landscape and Urban Design for Health and Well-Being: Using Healing, Sensory and Therapeutic Gardens, discusses the salutogenic approach to healthcare and design. 

  2. NEW: ‘Low Carbon Cities’

    Low Carbon Cities: Transforming Urban Systems (2014) is the most recent title of the Earthscan Series on Sustainable Design by Steffen Lehmann, series editor. Previous titles include Designing for Zero Waste (2012) and Motivating Change (2013). 

  3. Author of “Low Impact Living,” Paul Chatterton, Discusses New Title

    Author Paul Chatterton, co-founder of Lilac (Low Impact Living Affordable Community), spoke to Routledge about his new book, Low Impact Living.  This book is the inspirational story of one project that shows you how you can become involved in building and running your neighbourhood.  Chatterton, along with other members of the community and the project team, explains how a group of people got together to build one of the most pioneering ecological, affordable cohousing neighbourhoods in the world. 

  4. Can Incomplete Streets Bridge Diversity and Sustainability Studies?

    Editors Stephen Zavestoski and Julian Agyeman on their new title, Incomplete Streets: Processes, practices, and possibilities.   

    With a new entry every fortnight, blog posts written by various Routledge authors will be displayed both on the Routledge website and on our Facebook page. Each post within Facebook will be open to comments so please feel free to voice your thoughts! You can view all of our past blog posts there as well. 

  5. Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration: A Q&A with Author Lesley Durbin

    Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration offers practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques including the problems of manufacture, cleaning, replacement or repair and mortars.  In this interview, author Lesley Durbin discusses how the new edition nforms and educates on appropriate means towards the preservation of this valuable heritage.    

  6. Solar Photovoltaic Basics

    A Study Guide for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam
    By Sean White

    Whether or not you are taking the NABCEP Entry Level Exam, learning the material covered in this book is the best investment you can make towards your place in the solar industry. This book explains the science of photovoltaics (PV) in a way that most people can understand using the curriculum which reflects the core modules of the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. Read more...

  7. Solar, Wind and Land

    Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development
    By Troy A. Rule 

    The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and will likely continue to escalate in the decades to come. Wind and solar energy systems oftentimes require large quantities of land and airspace, so their growing presence is generating a diverse array of new and challenging land use conflicts. Read more...

  8. Q&A with Andy Clayden, Co-Author of “Natural Burial”

    Andy Clayden discusses his new title, Natural Burial, and its significance as the first book on this subject to bring together all the groups and individuals involved in the practice, explaining the facts behind this type of burial and exploring a topic which is attracting significant media interest and an upsurge of sites internationally. 

  9. Q&A with Katrin Bohn and AndrĂ© Viljoen, Authors of Second Nature Urban Agriculture

    Authors Katrin Bohn and André Viljoen discuss their new title, Second Nature Urban Agriculture. This book updates and extends the authors' concept for introducing productive urban landscapes, including urban agriculture, into cities as essential elements of sustainable urban infrastructure. It reviews recent research and projects on the subject and presents concrete actions aimed at making urban agriculture happen. 

  10. Peter Larkham Discusses New Title: Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction

    The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work that questions the orthodoxies of twentieth century design history. Co-editor, Peter Larkham, sat down with Routledge to discuss the book's significance and his interest in mid-twentieth century urban design and city planning, particularly the period between the start of the Second World War to the mid-sixties.   

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