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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment

    In a world increasingly concerned about the impact of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere on global climate, the A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment will provide an understanding of the science and the public policy and regulation intended to tackle climate change. It will spell out the essential information needed for navigating through the growing regulatory maze with confidence.

  5. Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2014

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  6. Better Public Transit Systems

    Better Public Transit Systems is a complete primer for performance and investment analysis of public transportation. Whether you’re planning a major new public transit project, an extension or expansion of an existing system, or evaluating the needs of your current system, this book provides the tools you need to define your goals and objectives and conceive and analyze design alternatives. This completely revised Second Edition includes new material for students and online discussion questions, whilst remaining an essential reference book.

  7. Informed Cities

    This book provides an evaluation of the delivery of sustainable development policies, and governance processes to support these, in local governments across Europe, focusing particularly on European tools that have specifically been designed to monitor local sustainability progress. This is particularly timely given the upcoming Rio 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and the key role of local governments in delivering sustainable development policies.

  8. Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

    This new report of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the world’s leading authority on urban issues, provides some thought-provoking insights and policy recommendations on how to plan and design sustainable urban mobility systems. The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date global assessment of human settlements conditions and trends.

    Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility argues that the development of sustainable urban transportation systems requires a conceptual leap.

  9. Browse our Online Catalog for Built Environment Professionals

    We are pleased to bring you all our professional titles in one place, covering topics ranging from Architecture to Urban Design and Real Estate to Landscape, in our Built Environment Books for Professionals Online Catalog.

    View selected publishing highlights on the front page of the catalog, or simply click on the subject area you are interested in on the left hand side of your screen to see a full list of books in that area. You can find more details of these books and many more at www.routledge.com/builtenvironment, where you can also see all our latest news and sign up to receive our free newsletters.

  10. Sustainable Communities

    What is a durable economy? It is one that not only survives, it thrives. How is it created, and what does it take to sustain over time? Sustainable Communities provides insight and answers to these questions.

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