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October 2012 Newsletter Related Titles

With so many great titles publishing this quarter it has been impossible to give them all the justice they deserve in our October Newsletter, so to be sure you don't miss out you can find them all below. Those of you who received our October update will have a discount code for 20% off when you buy online. If you are not already registered you can sign up for future newsletters here.

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  1. Nothing Gained by Overcrowding

    By Raymond Unwin

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    In his 1912 pamphlet for the Garden Cities and Town Planning Association Nothing Gained by Overcrowding, Raymond Unwin set out in detail the lessons learnt from his formidable practical experience in the design and layout of housing: at New Earswick from 1902, Letchworth...

    Published July 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Remaking Metropolis

    Global Challenges of the Urban Landscape

    Edited by Edward A. Cook, Jesus J. Lara

    Remaking Metropolis examines examples of both urban decay and destruction as well as urban rebirth. It shows why particular approaches were successful, or did not achieve their objectives. By bringing together innovative approaches to urban living from across the world, and by demonstrating how...

    Published October 7th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Local Government and Strategic Choice (Routledge Revivals)

    An Operational Research Approach to the Processes of Public Planning

    By John Friend, Neil Jessop

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1969, this book is concerned with the processes of policy-making in local government. The authors address themselves to the basic challenge of planning in a democracy and consider issues such as how those elected to exercise choice on our behalf can preserve and expand their...

    Published September 21st 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Battle for Tolmers Square (Routledge Revivals)

    By Nick Wates

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1976, this book tells of the dramatic struggle between tenants’ groups, community associations, students, squatters, intellectuals, political parties, and property developers at Tolmers Square in north London. The author describes how property developers, interested only in...

    Published October 25th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Young People and Housing

    Transitions, Trajectories and Generational Fractures

    Edited by Ray Forrest, Ngai-Ming Yip

    Series: Housing and Society Series

    Young People and Housing brings together new research exploring the economic, social, and cultural challenges that face young people in search of permanent housing. Featuring international case studies from Asia, Europe, and Australia, Young People and Housing is a collection of...

    Published September 30th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of Urban Cultural Policy

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Carl Grodach, Daniel Silver

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    The Politics of Urban Cultural Policy brings together a range of international experts to critically analyze the ways that governmental actors and non-governmental entities attempt to influence the production and implementation of urban policies directed at the arts, culture, and creative activity....

    Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Building the New Urbanism

    Places, Professions, and Profits in the American Metropolitan Landscape

    By Aaron Passell

    The New Urbanism is perhaps the most influential movement that has emerged in suburban design, planning, and development in recent decades. It proposes to reform conventional suburban development by "building community." Building the New Urbanism asks "why new urbanism now?" to provide...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Two Degrees: The Built Environment and Our Changing Climate

    By Alisdair McGregor, Cole Roberts, Fiona Cousins

    The Earth’s temperature has been rising. To limit catastrophic outcomes, the international scientific community has set a challenging goal of no more than two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) average temperature rise. Economists agree we will save trillions of dollars by acting early. But...

    Published October 25th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Culture and the City

    Creativity, Tourism, Leisure

    Edited by Deborah Stevenson, Amie Matthews

    This edited collection will examine the way in which cities are imagined, experienced and shaped by those who reside within them, those who manage or govern them, and those who, as visitor, tourist or traveller, pass through them. Attention will be paid to the influence that these various...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge

  10. Global Cities

    Edited by Peter Taylor, Jonathan V Beaverstock, Ben Derudder, James Faulconbridge, John Harrison, Michael Hoyler, Kathy Pain, Frank Witlox

    Series: Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

    A striking consequence of contemporary globalization has been an increase in the importance and prestige of cities. Whereas only a generation or so ago cities were commonly viewed as ‘problems’, the sites of society’s ills, today they are more readily seen as ‘solutions’, places where twenty-first...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  11. The Urban Design Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Michael Larice, Elizabeth Macdonald

    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

  12. Transforming Urban Transport

    The Ethics, Politics and Practices of Sustainable Mobility

    Edited by Nicholas Low

    Transforming Urban Transport confronts head-on the dilemma faced by a world addicted to automobility. It highlights the danger of continuing along the fossil-fuel path and gives viable technological alternatives which can be deployed to find a solution. Changes in urban mobility and transport...

    Published November 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  13. The No-Growth Imperative

    Creating Sustainable Communities under Ecological Limits to Growth

    By Gabor Zovanyi

    More than two decades of mounting evidence confirms that the existing scale of the human enterprise has surpassed global ecological limits to growth. Based on such limits, The No-Growth Imperative discounts current efforts to maintain growth through eco-efficiency initiatives and smart-growth...

    Published November 27th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Environmental Gerontology

    What Now?

    Edited by Rick J. Scheidt, Benyamin Schwarz

    Environmental gerontology – the research on aging and environment – evolved during the late 1960s, when the domain became a relevant topic due to societal concerns with the problems of housing for elderly people. The field proliferated during the 1970s and 1980s, and remains viable and active today...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  15. New Orleans and the Design Moment

    Edited by Jacob A. Wagner, Michael Frisch

    Following the disaster of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, people began to discuss and visualize the ways in which the urban structure of the city could be reorganized. Rather than defining the disaster recovery process as simply a matter of rebuilding the existing city, these voices called for a...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  16. Cities and Climate Change

    By Harriet Bulkeley

    Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

    Climate change is one of the most significant global challenges facing the world today. It is also a critical issue for the world’s cities. Now home to over half the world’s population, urban areas are significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions and are vulnerable to the impacts of climate...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  17. Cities and Low Carbon Transitions

    Edited by Harriet Bulkeley, Vanesa Castán Broto, Mike Hodson, Simon Marvin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    Current societies face unprecedented risks and challenges connected to climate change. Addressing them will require fundamental transformations in the infrastructures that sustain everyday life, such as energy, water, waste and mobility. A transition to a ‘low carbon’ future implies a large scale...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge

  18. Framing Strategic Urban Projects

    Learning from current experiences in European urban regions

    Edited by Willem Salet, Enrico Gualini

    Presenting the findings of extensive research into the development of planning tools and strategies since the early 1970s, this book addresses key issues in urban development/governance and brings together a range of different national experiences. Helpfully divided into three sections, Framing...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  19. Planning for Retail Development

    A Critical View of the British Experience

    By Clifford Guy

    Written by a leading expert in the field, this is the first thorough critical review of retail planning policy in Britain (including Scotland and Wales). It covers recent changes in government policy and guidance, and examines retail policy within a broader economic and social context. Planning for...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  20. Housing and Social Transition in Japan

    Edited by Yosuke Hirayama, Richard Ronald

    Series: Housing and Society Series

    Bringing together a number of perspectives on the Japanese housing system, Housing and Social Transition in Japan provides a comprehensive, challenging and theoretically developed account of the dynamic role of the housing system during a period of unprecedented social and economic change in one of...

    Published September 30th 2012 by Routledge

  21. Barriers to Sustainable Transport

    Institutions, Regulation and Sustainability

    Edited by Piet Rietveld, Roger R. Stough

    Series: Transport, Development and Sustainability Series

    The complexity of transportation systems and their negative social and environmental effects are today at the centre of attention. This book focuses on the impact of institutions and regulatory systems on transport systems and travel behaviour. While institutions appear to play an important...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  22. Unfare Solutions

    Local Earmarked Charges to Fund Public Transport

    Edited by Marcus Enoch, Peter Nijkamp, Stephen Potter, Barry Ubbels

    Series: Transport, Development and Sustainability Series

    Transport policy is an increasingly difficult area for all national governments and regional/local authorities. Tackling car use and realising a sustainable transport system appears to be very difficult. Developing public transport is seen as an increasingly important element in improving the...

    Published January 13th 2013 by Routledge

  23. The Emerging Asian City

    Concomitant Urbanities & Urbanisms

    Edited by Vinayak Bharne

    The Asian urban landscape contains nearly half of the planet’s inhabitants and more than half of its slum population living in some of its oldest and densest cities. It encompasses some of the world’s oldest civilizations and colonizations, and today contains some of the world’s fastest growing...

    Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge

  24. International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness

    Edited by Paul Cloke, Paul Milbourne

    Series: Housing, Planning and Design Series

    Drawing on recent academic studies in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, this book is the first international text on homelessness in rural areas. Consisting of fifteen specially commissioned chapters, International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness provides...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge