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  1. Do you want to win £50 OR $75 worth of books?

    Routledge would like to offer our loyal social media members the chance to win £50 or $75 worth of books.

  2. The Story Behind Sustainable Stockholm

    We are pleased to present a new Routledge Sustainability blog post written by Jonathan Metzger, co-editor of Sustainable Stockholm.

    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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. Urban Smellscapes

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability

    Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability brings together interdisciplinary research contributions from leading international experts to focus on key issues such as systems innovation, financing tools, governance, energy, and water management. The chapters consider not only the knowledge and technical tools available, but looks forward to how they can be implemented in real cities by 2050.

  9. Sunburnt Cities

    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.

  10. 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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