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Articles in the Research & Reference category

Routledge has an illustrious history in research and reference publishing. You can explore this area of the site to learn more about our featured research, reference, monographs, handbooks and major works in Planning & Urban Design. In addition, you can visit one of following areas for broad representation of our reference publishing program:

Recent Research & Reference Articles

  1. 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.    

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. NEW Routledge Reference Catalog now available online

    In 2014 our reference publication schedule continues to flourish through a variety of publishing programmes including Routledge Major Works, Routledge Library Editions, and Handbooks & Companions and Europa series.

    In Architecture, Buildings & Construction and Landscape this year we see introduction of three new Major Work series.They collate the most influential scholarship, with collections edited by experts in the field.

    Why not recommend to your Librarian today 

    Interested? Then click on the link to view the catalog

  5. New Urban Planning eBook Collection

    Introducing our NEW Tourism Hospitality & Events eBook Collection

    Our Urban Planning eCollection covers the full range of fields in the academic study of Planning, Urban Design, Urban Studies and the associated fields of Property and Real Estate Development. Original scholarship and research sits alongside reference works and professional guidelines to create an unparalleled resource for scholars and practitioners alike.

    To find out more or to sign up for a free trial click here to go to the eBook web page

  6. NEW SERIES: Studies in International Planning History

    Routledge is delighted to announce the launch of a new monograph series, Studies in International Planning History that publishes new editions of key texts in the development of planning as a professional and academic discipline.

    July 2013 sees the publication of the first tranche of titles, including works by Raymond Unwin and Thomas Sharp, and the Proceedings of the 1913 Ghent Planning Congress, as well as two short but influential volumes on planning in Africa in the middle of the 20th Century. Future publications will include works from Europe, the United States, Australia and Japan.

  7. Motivating Change: Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment

    Today’s most pressing challenges require behavior change at many levels, from the city to the individual. This book focuses on the collective influences that can be seen to shape change. A multi-disciplinary exploration of how behavior change in our built environment can affect long term sustainability.

  8. The Impact of the IIRSA Road Infrastructure Programme on Amazonia (March 2013)

    This is the first book on IIRSA and its implications for South America and more specifically for Amazonia. The book provides an in-depth analysis of the infrastructure program and deals particularly with methods to assess the probable effects of road construction in environmentally fragile territories.

    For more information about the book and to order your copy click here

  9. Housing and Society Series

    Series Editor: Ray Forrest, City University of Hong Kong and University of Bristol

    This series aims to situate housing within its wider social, political and economic context at both national and international level. In doing so it will draw on the full range of social science disciplines and on mainstream debate on the nature of contemporary social change. The books are intended to appeal to an international academic audience as well as to practitioners and policymakers – to be theoretically informed and policy relevant.

    For a full listing of books in the Housing and Society Series, click here

  10. Natural and Built Environment Series

    The Natural and Built Environment Series is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Ideal for core learning, each book provides a comprehensive account of a key area in planning and environmental sustainability.

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