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  1. 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. 

  2. 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.   

  3. 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.  

  4. 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.  

  5. 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!

  6. 2014 Cityscape Global conference

    Routledge will be at the 2014 Cityscape Global conference from September 21-23 in the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE--the Middle East's largest international real estate development and investment event.  And, we've also been selected as a 2014 'International Media Partner'!

    We're thrilled to be at the meeting, so please stop by our booth to see all the new and exciting titles we have on display--just a few of which you can read more about below!

  7. 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!

  8. 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. 

  9. 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

  10. 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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