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Textbooks

  1. Olfactory Architectures

    Smell is a sense most architects have engaged with at some point in their work: whether designing a house, a residential care home or the industrial kitchen for a commercial restaurant, the ventilation of rooms and removal of strong and potentially unpleasant odours is a well-rehearsed practice. Yet in addition to the annoying smells, olfaction also offers many opportunities that have traditionally been overlooked, and it’s not just in architecture but right across the built environment professions.

  2. Better Public Transit Systems: Analyzing Investments and Performance, 2nd Edition

    Better Public Transit Systems is a complete primer for performance and investment analysis of public transportation. Whether you’re planning a major new public transit project, an extension or expansion of an existing system, or evaluating the needs of your current system, this book provides the tools you need to define your goals and objectives and conceive and analyze design alternatives.Learn more...

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New Titles

  1. Editors of “Design in the Borderlands”, Eleni Kalantidou & Tony Fry Discuss Their Title

    Eleni Kalantidou and Tony Fry discuss why they feel Design in the Borderlands had to be written, key messages, trends in the field, and how they got personally interested in the topic...read more below!

  2. Designing Urban Transformation

    Designing Urban Transformation addresses the incredible potential of urban practice to radically change cities for the better. The book focuses on a powerful question, "What can urbanism be?" by arguing that the most significant transformations occur by fundamentally rethinking concepts, practices, and outcomes. Read more...

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Professional

  1. The Community Planning Handbook, Second Edition

    Growing numbers of residents are getting involved with professionals in shaping their local environment, and there is now a powerful menu of tools available, from design workshops to electronic maps. The Community Planning Handbook is the essential starting point for all those involved: planners and local authorities, architects and other practitioners, community workers, students and local residents. It features an accessible how-to-do-it style, best practice information on effective methods, and international scope and relevance. This fully updated new edition contains extra material on following up after community engagement activities.

  2. Urban Access for the 21st Century

    This book sets out a road map for the provision of urban access for all. Cities in developed countries have followed a path of dependency on transportation systems dominated by car usage and favoring the middle classes. Urban Access for the 21st Century looks at ways in which policies can be formed in the developing world to prevent cities in these countries from following the same trajectory, and to help them shift away from those policies which are embedded in current financial systems.

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Research & Reference

  1. Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods

    Order your copy now and take advantage of the pre-publication offer of £125 (RRP £140. Valid until 15th November 2014)

    The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods is an expansive look at the traditions, methods, and challenges of research design and research projects in contemporary urban planning.

    To recommend to your librarian or to order a copy visit our website

  2. NEW Routledge Reference Catalog now available online

    In 2014 our reference publication schedule continues to flourish through a variety of publishing programmes including Routledge Major Works, Routledge Library Editions, and Handbooks & Companions and Europa series.

    In Architecture, Buildings & Construction and Landscape this year we see introduction of three new Major Work series.They collate the most influential scholarship, with collections edited by experts in the field.

    Why not recommend to your Librarian today 

    Interested? Then click on the link to view the catalog

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General Interest

  1. From Sustainability to Transformation: Crafting a Fundamental Shift

    We are pleased to present a new Routledge Sustainability blog post written by Aseem Inam, author of Designing Urban Transformation.

    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 here as well. 

  2. The Street as Public Space: a complex and contested realm

    We are pleased to present a new Routledge Sustainability blog post written byVikas Mehta, PhD, author of The Street.

    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 here.

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News

  1. Interview with Bruce F. Seifer, author of Sustainable Communities

    Bruce F. Seifer, one of the authors of Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy, was recently interviewed on Vermont Public Radio. He discusses what makes a community sustainable, as well as how Burlington has worked to develop its economy, environment and culture over the last 30 years. Tune in here!

  2. Sunburnt Cities: Justin B. Hollander Suggests Cities Make Lemonade

    Justin Hollander, author of Sunburnt Cities, has conducted significant research on urban shrinkage in the Rust and Sun Belts. He views this changing front with an optimistic eye. Hollander believes that urban growth at all costs can be unproductive, and the resulting long-term overhauls can be worth a massive demolition.

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New textbooks in established subject areas for students at all stages of their degree

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The courses below offer a listing of the most current textbooks from Routledge Planning & Urban Design. You can also continue browsing our complete catalog of textbook options. If you'd like to consult with one of our representatives, browse our contact listings.

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Oct 30 ~ The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 2014

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