Articles in the Professional category
Articles in the Professional category
Editors Stephen Zavestoski and Julian Agyeman on their new title, Incomplete Streets: Processes, practices, and possibilities.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...