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Celebrate the Olympics with Routledge

What better way to get in the mood for the Olympics than to celebrate with Routledge.

For the duration of the Olympics and Paralympics we will be showcasing some of our new and key books and journals related to the Games.

Featured titles from Routledge


Disability in the Global Sport Arena

Ethics, Disability and Sports

Disability and Youth Sport

Disability, Sport and Society


Paralympics: Coaches in Wales behind disabled sport elite

By Natalie Grice - BBC news - 30 August 2012


For books on sport coaching click here



Authors of Dynamic Landscape are part of the design team for the Olympic 2012 Park Gardens

Professors James Hitchmough and Nigel Dunnett of the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield were appointed in 2008 as principal horticultural and planting design consultants for the Olympic Park, working with LDA/Hargreaves.

The 2012 gardens in the London Olympic Park are a spectacular celebration of contemporary horticulture and planting design, comprising half a mile of naturalistic perennial plantings. While the main focus in the Olympic Park as a whole is on native biodiversity and ecological approaches, the 2012 gardens explore the horticultural diversity of British gardens and take visitors on a tour of the biodiversity hotspots of the world that have been the major source of plants for UK gardeners over the past 600 years.

(extract taken from Nigel Dunnett's website - to read it in full click here)

Click here for more information about their bestselling book Dynamic Landscape,


London 2012 Olympics: A story of sustainable architecture
By Tierney Smith in Responding to Climate Change - 23rd July 2012

Routledge books in this area include ...


  • Sustainable Olympic Design and Urban Development - Adrian Pitts and Hanwen Liao
  • BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes on the London 2012 Olympic Park
    Lessons from the Velodrome, Aquatics Centre and the Olympic and Paralympic Village - Neil Paterson, Adam Robinson and Robin Brylewski
  • Integrated Sustainable Design of Buildings - Paul Appleby
  • New Directions in Sustainable Design - Edited by Adrian Parr and Michael Zaretsky
  • Sustainable Buildings in Practice  - George Baird
  • The Green Studio Handbook 2nd Edition - Alison Kwok and Walter Grondzik

A full range of sustainable architecture and environment books can be found in the latest catalogs

 A Bit of Fun ...

 Time Lapse Videos on You Tube

Samsung sponsor London Olympics 2012 - watch these three time lapsed videos of the main stadiums being built.

ITN - Watch a spectacular timelapse video of London's Olympic Velodrome being built.

Telegraphtv - Unveiled in Kew Gardens to mark 100 days to go until London 2012 gets underway, time-lapse and aerial footage shows how five giant Olympic ring flowerbeds took shape.

Related book

The Populous Design and Development Guide - Geraint John, Rod Sheard, Ben Vickery

In this fully updated and redesigned edition of the essential and long-established Stadia, the authors offer their unrivalled expertise to all professionals who commission, plan, design, and manage high-quality sports venues.

Ideas about the design and use of stadiums continue to evolve and this fifth edition includes the latest developments in the field. Including updated chapters on sustainability and masterplanning, new chapters on temporary sports buildings and branding, and new global case studies, Stadia 5th edition is the ultimate guide to stadium design, from local club buildings to international showpieces.

Other Featured titles

Featured Title
Planning Olympic Legacies
Transport Dreams and Urban Realities
By Eva Kassens-Noor
When a city wins the right to hold the Olympics, one of the oft cited advantages to the region is the catalytic effect upon the urban and transportation projects of the host cities. However, with unparalleled access to documents and records, Eva Kassens-Noor questions and challenges this fundamental assertion of host cities who claim to have used the Olympic Games as a way to move forward their urban agendas
For more information about Planning Olympic Legacies click here

Other featured titles include:


Olympic Stadium is in the running for Stirling prize gold
London 2012 Games venue makes unexpected appearance on list of architectural prize nominees
By Vanessa Thorpe - The Observer, Sunday 22 July 2012

For more detail on the RIBA Stirling Prize click here

Stirling Prize winners and London architecture books from Routledge


Will Alsop : The Noise
Tom Porter

James Stirling
Early Unpublished Writings on Architecture
Edited by Mark Crinson

Short Stories: London in Two-and-a Half Dimensions
CJ Lim
and Ed Liu

London’s Contemporary Architecture 5th Edition
Ken Allinson

Architects and Architecture of London
Ken Allinson


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