Sustainable Built Environment

New and Key titles 2014

Welcome to the Sustainable Built Environment catalog 2014

Welcome to the Sustainable Built Environment Catalogue 2014, showcasing our new titles and bestsellers.

We are excited to be publishing A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment by Simon Foxell, which will be essential reading for anyone needing to navigate the growing maze of low carbon regulations. We are also publishing another excellent book from Elliott Sclar: along with Måns Lönnroth and Christian Wolmar, he has edited Urban Access for the 21st Century, a timely publication which examines how small system changes can incentivise positive developments in urban transport to create truly accessible cities. One of our highlighted titles from 2013, The Street by Vikas Mehta, has been shortlisted for the UDG Francis Tibbalds Book Award and will be released in paperback in March.

This year we will be publishing several new titles in our Earthscan Tools for Community Planning series, including the second edition of The Community Planning Handbook by Nick Wates. Further highlights include Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability edited by Tim Dixon, Malcolm Eames, Miriam Hunt and Simon Lannon, The Healthy Indoor Environment by Philomena Bluyssen, and Better Public Transit Systems by Eric C. Bruun.

If you would like to see the full range of sustainable built environment titles that we publish, please visit where you will find top quality resources for students, professionals, lecturers and researchers as well as general interest titles.

We hope to meet many of you at the various conferences that we will be attending this year. Please do visit the Routledge stand and say hello.

Finally, we are always keen to hear from prospective authors who share our vision of a sustainable built environment. Please send your ideas and thoughts to the address below.

With best wishes for 2014,

Nicki Dennis

Commissioning Editor – Sustainable Built Environment

  1. Sustainable Retrofit and Facilities Management

    By Paul Appleby

    Governments across the globe are setting targets for reducing their carbon emissions. For example, the UK Government has committed to an eighty per cent reduction by 2050, when twenty-eight million buildings that currently exist will still be standing; this represents a challenge to improve...

    Published February 21st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Low Carbon Nation?

    By Mike Hodson, Simon Marvin

    What does the transition to a Low Carbon Britain mean for the future development of cities and regions across the country? Does it reinforce existing ‘business as usual’ or create new transformational opportunities? Low Carbon Nation? takes an interdisciplinary approach to tackle this critical...

    Published April 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability

    Mapping the Transition to 2050

    Edited by Tim Dixon, Malcolm Eames, Miriam Hunt, Simon Lannon

    With a foreword from Paul King, Chief Executive, UK Green Building Council and Chairman, Zero Carbon Hub As concerns over climate change and resource constraints grow, many cities across the world are trying to achieve a low carbon transition. Although new zero carbon buildings are an important...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Low Impact Living

    A Field Guide to Ecological, Affordable Community Building

    By Paul Chatterton

    Series: Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

    This book is the inspirational story of one project that shows you how you can become involved in building and running your neighbourhood. The author, co-founder of Lilac (Low Impact Living Affordable Community), along with other members of the community and the project team, explains how a group...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment

    By Simon Foxell

    In a world increasingly concerned about the impact of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere on global climate, the A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment will provide an understanding of the science and the public policy and regulation intended to tackle climate...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

    Global Report on Human Settlements 2013

    By Un-Habitat

    Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for...

    Published October 4th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings

    Warm Climates

    Edited by Richard Hyde, Nathan Groenhout, Francis Barram, Ken Yeang

    Despite recent improvements in energy efficiency being made in new build, it is important that the existing commercial building sector also take action to meet emission reduction targets. The objectives and challenges of such action will reduce the risk of the sector becoming obsolete due to high...

    Published September 19th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Spacemaker's Guide to Big Change

    Design and Improvisation in Development Practice

    By Nabeel Hamdi

    Series: Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

    This book gives definition to participatory practice as a necessary form of activism in development planning for cities. It gives guidance on how practice can make space for big and lasting change and for new opportunities to be discovered. It points to ways of building synergy and negotiating our...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge