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  1. Conflict, Improvisation, Governance

    Street Level Practices for Urban Democracy
    By David Laws and John Forester

    Conflict, Improvisation, Governance presents a carefully crafted and edited collection of first hand accounts of diverse public sector and non-profit urban practitioners facing the practical challenges of "doing democracy" in the global/local context of the interconnected major European city of Amsterdam and its region. Read more

  2. Q&A with Susannah Hagan, Author of ‘Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City’

    Author Susanna Hagan discusses her recently published book, Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City.

  3. Once there was a city

    Tony Fry, author of City Futures in the Age of a Changing Climate, discusses the threats to the future of cities in this our dawning age of climate related disasters and conflicts.

  4. Urban Lighting: Worth a Closer Look

    Josiane Meier, co-editor of Urban Lighting, Light Pollution and Society, discusses Milan, Italy's impending shift to LED street light technology and how her recent book uncovers some of the implications of changing urban lighting systems.

  5. The Road to the One Planet Life

    Author David Thorpe discusses his new book, The 'One Planet' Life, and the concepts behind one planet living.

  6. Q&A with Sonia Hirt, Co-Editor of ‘The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs’

    Sonia Hirt, co-editor of The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs, discusses her recently published book and the influence of Jacobs in 20th-century urban design and planning thought.

  7. Interview with the Editors of ‘Now Urbanism’

    Editors Jeffrey Hou, Benjamin Spencer, Thaisa Way and Ken Yocom discuss their recently published book, Now Urbanism.

  8. Q&A with Daniel Safarik, Co-Author of ‘Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of 2014 Skyscrapers’

    Daniel Safarik, CTBUH editor and co-author of Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of 2014 Skyscrapers, discusses his new title and what's trending in the tall-buildings field.

  9. 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). 

  10. 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. 

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