A Road Map
Housing is a major contributor to CO2 emissions in Europe and America today and the construction of new homes offers an opportunity to address this issue. Providing homes that achieve "zero carbon", "carbon neutral", "zero-net energy" or "energy-plus" standard is becoming the goal of more...
Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge
Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century
Computational design has become widely accepted into mainstream architecture, but this is the first book to advocate applying it to create adaptable masterplans for rapid urban growth, urban heterogeneity, through computational urbanism. Practitioners and researchers here discuss ideas from the...
Published September 5th 2013 by Routledge
The Composition of Complexity
For planning to be successful, design must mean more than simply blindly following the dictates of legislation and regulation – yet losing sight of the importance of the design process is all too often exactly what has happened. Ron Kasprisin has written a book for students of planning and urban...
Published May 31st 2011 by Routledge
Today the practice of urban design has forged a distinctive identity with applications at many different scales – ranging from the block or street scale to the scale of metropolitan and regional landscapes. Urban design interfaces many aspects of contemporary public policy – multiculturalism,...
Published January 26th 2011 by Routledge
Modernist, Traditional, Green and Systems Perspectives
The world is urbanizing faster than current city design practices can sustain, climate change has introduced a new dynamism into what once appeared to be a stable environment, and – with effective city design more important than ever - there are controversies and uncertainties about the best way to...
Published January 18th 2011 by Routledge
Operating Manual for the Self-Organizing City
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
Physical Principles, Methods and Applications
This is the first book to directly address the physics of urban sustainability and how urban sustainability may be modeled and optimized. Starting with an introduction to the importance and key aspects of the topic, it moves on to a detailed consideration of the urban climate and pedestrian comfort...
Published March 29th 2011 by Routledge
Modern methods of agriculture have led to cities growing out of control and reducing the available agricultural land, threatening the sustainability of our food system. The previous mutually sustaining relationships of animals, humans and the land have been lost with the progress of industry. The...
Published February 22nd 2010 by Routledge
How Design Activism Confronts Growth
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
Most of the professional training, thinking and strategies of architects, urban designers and planners, are strictly three-dimensional. In reality of course the city is four dimensional, and one needs to acknowledge the influence of time in planning and design strategies....
Published January 12th 2012 by Routledge
Reflections on Practice
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
Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series
The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent...
Published November 27th 2012 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series
The fifth edition of the highly successful City Reader juxtaposes the best classic and contemporary writings on the city. It contains fifty-seven selections including seventeen new contributions by experts including Elijah Anderson, Robert Bruegmann, Michael Dear, Jan Gehl,...
Published January 11th 2011 by Routledge
A World of Cities
Since the late eighteenth century, academic engagement with political, economic, social, cultural and spatial changes in our cities has been dominated by theoretical frameworks crafted with reference to just a small number of cities. This book offers an important antidote to the continuing...
Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge
Creating Effective Public Places
Despite developments in urban design during the last few decades, architects, urban planners and designers often continue to produce areas of bland, commercially led urban fabric that deliver the basic functional requirements of shelter, work and leisure but are socially unsustainable and likely...
Published June 3rd 2008 by Routledge
How Global Mobility Transforms Architecture and Urban Form
This original collection examines how architectural ideas, social models and building forms circulate round the world and become mediated and adapted to local conditions. The book shows how types such as skyscrapers, mosques or living history museums are imported, adapted and contested in different...
Published November 24th 2009 by Routledge
The Measure of the Ordinary
How can we learn from a multicultural society if we don’t know how to recognise it? The contemporary city is more than ever a space for the intense convergence of diverse individuals who shift in and out of its urban terrains. The city street is perhaps the most prosaic of the city’s public parts,...
Published April 25th 2012 by Routledge
The Global Growth of Camera Surveillance
In many countries camera surveillance has become commonplace, and ordinary citizens and consumers are increasingly aware that they are under surveillance in everyday life. Camera surveillance is typically perceived as the archetype of contemporary surveillance technologies and processes. While...
Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge
The Struggle for Jerusalem’s Holy Places investigates the role of architecture and urban identity in relation to the political economy of the city and its wider state context seen through the lens of the holy places. Reflecting the broad disciplinary backgrounds of the authors, this book provides...
Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge
Don't forget to take a look at our Architecture journals
Journal of Architectural Education ( new to Routledge)
The Journal of Architecture
Published with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Architectural Theory Review
Journal of Landscape Architecture
Journal of the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS)