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  1. Urban Smellscapes

    Olfactory Architectures

    Smell is a sense most architects have engaged with at some point in their work: whether designing a house, a residential care home or the industrial kitchen for a commercial restaurant, the ventilation of rooms and removal of strong and potentially unpleasant odours is a well-rehearsed practice. Yet in addition to the annoying smells, olfaction also offers many opportunities that have traditionally been overlooked, and it’s not just in architecture but right across the built environment professions.

  2. Better Public Transit Systems: Analyzing Investments and Performance, 2nd Edition

    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.Learn more...

  3. Infrastructure Planning and Finance: A Smart and Sustainable Guide

    Infrastructure Planning and Finance is a non-technical guide to the engineering, planning, and financing of major infrastucture projects in the United States, providing both step-by-step guidance, and a broad overview of the technical, political, and economic challenges of creating lasting infrastructure in the 21st Century. Learn more...

  4. Low Carbon Nation?

    What does the transition to a Low Carbon Britain mean for the future development of cities and regions across the country? Does it reinforce existing ‘business as usual’ or create new transformational opportunities? Low Carbon Nation? takes an interdisciplinary approach to tackle this critical question, by looking across the different dimensions of technological, scientific, social and economic change within the diverse city and regional contexts of the UK.

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  5. Transcultural Cities (January 2013)

    In Transcultural Cities Jeffrey Hou and a cross-disciplinary team of authors argue for a more critical and open approach that sees today’s cities, urban places, and placemaking as vehicles for cross-cultural understanding.

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  6. Planning and Place in the City (December 2012)

    In Planning and Place in the City, Marichela Sepe explores the preservation, reconstruction and enhancement of cultural heritage and place identity. She outlines the history of the concept of placemaking, and sets out the range of different methods of analysis and assessment that are used to help pin down the nature of place identity. This book also uses the author's own survey-based method called PlaceMaker to detect elements that do not feature in traditional mapping and identifies appropriate planning interventions.

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  7. The No-Growth Imperative by Gabor Zovanyi

    More than two decades of mounting evidence confirms that the existing scale of the human enterprise has surpassed global ecological limits to growth. Based on such limits, The No-Growth Imperative discounts current efforts to maintain growth through eco-efficiency initiatives and smart-growth programs, and argues that growth is inherently unsustainable and that the true nature of the challenge confronting us now is one of replacing the current growth imperative with a no-growth imperative.

  8. Shaping Places (August 2012)

    Review of Shaping Places
    "In the dark days of public sector retrenchment and the loss of a progressive role for planning it’s more important than ever that our understanding of place making is not forgotten. David Adams and Steve Tiesdell have spent the last decade exploring successful places. Shaping Places is the culmination of that work. In what will undoubtedly become a key text Shaping Places assembles a wide range of international research and experiences around the processes of making socially, environmentally and economically successful places." - Phil Allmendinger, Professor of Land Economy and Head of the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
     

  9. Real Estate (July 2012)

    Traditional studies of the property market have tended to focus solely on commercial and legal issues, but the growing importance of the issue of sustainability means that a different approach is needed.

    Written by an author team of experienced property professionals, this essential introductory textbook is well suited for property, planning and architecture students on undergraduate, graduate and conversion courses, as well as those on CPD and training programmes in related areas.

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  10. Australian Planner Review of “Spatial Planning and Climate Change”

    Australian Planner recently published a great review of Spatial Planning and Climate Change by Elizabeth Wilson and Jake Piper, describing it as "timely and thorough" and "essential reading for anyone interested in the nexus between spatial planning and climate change."

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