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  1. 2014 Planning and Urban Design Best Sellers

    We are proud to present our Top 10 Bestselling 2014 titles from Routledge Planning and Urban Design.

    Learn more about any of these bestsellers by just clicking on the titles below, where you can read the full blurb, view the table of contents, read reviews, and view inside with FREE ACCESS to the first 30 pages of every book!

  2. New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns and Villages

    Bruce Stephenson has worked as a professor, public planner and a consultant. He is a leading expert on John Nolen, the visionary founding father of American city planning. Stephenson’s definitive biography, John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner, illuminates the art Nolen practiced and the legacy he left. He also wrote the Introduction to a re-issued edition of Nolen’s most far-reaching book, New Ideals in the Planning of Villages, Towns, and Cities. At Rollins College, Stephenson and his students offer plans to solve the problems suburban sprawl has created in Orlando, Florida. Presently he is building on his study of Lewis Mumford’s vision for Portland, Oregon. He plans to document how Portland became a Mecca of urban sustainability, and a model for Orlando.    

  3. NEW: ‘Low Carbon Cities’

    Low Carbon Cities: Transforming Urban Systems (2014) is the most recent title of the Earthscan Series on Sustainable Design by Steffen Lehmann, series editor. Previous titles include Designing for Zero Waste (2012) and Motivating Change (2013). 

  4. Author of “Low Impact Living,” Paul Chatterton, Discusses New Title

    Author Paul Chatterton, co-founder of Lilac (Low Impact Living Affordable Community), spoke to Routledge about his new book, Low Impact Living.  This book is the inspirational story of one project that shows you how you can become involved in building and running your neighbourhood.  Chatterton, along with other members of the community and the project team, explains how a group of people got together to build one of the most pioneering ecological, affordable cohousing neighbourhoods in the world. 

  5. Can Incomplete Streets Bridge Diversity and Sustainability Studies?

    Editors Stephen Zavestoski and Julian Agyeman on their new title, Incomplete Streets: Processes, practices, and possibilities.   

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  6. Q&A with Katrin Bohn and AndrĂ© Viljoen, Authors of Second Nature Urban Agriculture

    Authors Katrin Bohn and André Viljoen discuss their new title, Second Nature Urban Agriculture. This book updates and extends the authors' concept for introducing productive urban landscapes, including urban agriculture, into cities as essential elements of sustainable urban infrastructure. It reviews recent research and projects on the subject and presents concrete actions aimed at making urban agriculture happen. 

  7. Peter Larkham Discusses New Title: Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction

    The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work that questions the orthodoxies of twentieth century design history. Co-editor, Peter Larkham, sat down with Routledge to discuss the book's significance and his interest in mid-twentieth century urban design and city planning, particularly the period between the start of the Second World War to the mid-sixties.   

  8. Elizabeth Darling Discusses Denby’s “Europe Rehoused”

    Europe Rehoused was one of the most influential housing texts of the 1930s, and is still widely cited. Written by the housing consultant Elizabeth Denby (1894-1965) it offered a survey of the nearly two decades of social housing built across Europe since the end of World War One, with the aim of informing British policy makers; as a reviewer declared it has a decidedly propagandist flavor.  Elizabeth Darling sat down with Routledge to discuss the importance of re-issuing Europe Rehoused and her experience writing the introduction of the book's new editon.  

  9. Q&A with Claudia Baldwin, co-author of “Integrated Water Resource Planning”

    Routledge spoke with Claudia Baldwin, about her newly published book Integrated Water Resource Planning and the field of water management.  Integrated Water Resource Planning provides practical, evidence-based guidance on water resource planning. In a time of heightened awareness of ecosystem needs, climate change, and increasing and conflicting demands on resources, water professionals and decision-makers around the world are on a steep learning curve.  

  10. New in Paperback - The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology

    "This valuable collection of essays will provide a benchmark in urban ecology for many years to come. This book is a superb resource for researchers and students who wish to home in on a topic, learn what there is to know, and perhaps carry on further investigations ... " Summing up: Essential. All readership levels." —CHOICE, S. Hammer, Boston University, USA . Want to view inside the book, then click here?

    Why not recommend to your Librarian today!

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