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Critical Concepts in Built Environment


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Community Planning and Development

Community Planning and Development

1st Edition

Rhonda Phillips, Patsy Kraeger
December 18, 2017

Community development refers to planned efforts aimed at producing assets to increase the ability and capacity of inhabitants to enhance quality of life. There are many types of assets recognized in community development, including social, physical, human, financial and environmental. Community...

Rural Planning and Development

Rural Planning and Development

1st Edition

Nick Gallent, Mark Scott
May 11, 2017

This collection offers a comprehensive selection of journal articles and book chapters that provide readers with an historical overview of rural planning, collating the canonical writings on the subject in one essential reference work. Each volume begins with an editorial introduction by the editor...

Urban Planning After Disasters

Urban Planning After Disasters

1st Edition

Robert Olshansky
November 24, 2016

This four-volume collection brings together the most important canonical and cutting-edge papers in the essential topic of planning after disasters. This is the first coherent academic reference work to date. These selections emphasize knowledge regarding reconstruction and recovery of communities...

Environmental Assessment

Environmental Assessment

1st Edition

Thomas B. Fischer
August 17, 2015

This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the most important canonical and cutting-edge works in Environmental Assessment.  International in scope, the materials gathered cover the background of Environmental Assessment and the different possible approaches. The...

Public Space

Public Space

1st Edition

Vikas Mehta
July 22, 2015

By closely examining its public spaces, we can decipher the social, cultural and political life of a city. Public space is the arena for individual and group expression; a forum for dialogue, debate, and contestation; a space for conviviality, leisure, performance, and display; a place...

Healthy Cities

Healthy Cities

1st Edition

Jason Corburn
July 16, 2015

While the fields of modern city planning and public health emerged together in the nineteenth century to address urban inequities and infectious diseases, they were largely disconnected for much of the twentieth century. In the twenty-first century, planning and public health are...

Mobilities

Mobilities

1st Edition

Ole B. Jensen
June 08, 2015

The world is on the move. This is a widespread understanding by many inhabitants of contemporary society across the Globe. But what does it actually mean? During over one decade the ‘mobilities turn’ within the social sciences have provided a new set of insights into the repercussions of mobilities...

Planning Theory

Planning Theory

1st Edition

Ali Madanipour
June 05, 2015

This four-volume collection covers planning theory in conjunction with social, political, economic, and cultural theory. The set is organized both chronologically and thematically, beginning with the key trends in the nineteenth century but primarily concentrating on the subsequent periods, which...

Urban Landscape

Urban Landscape

1st Edition

Anita Berrizbeitia
March 13, 2015

This is a set that brings together scholarly work on historical, conceptual, and technical aspects of the urban landscape. The role of landscape, as recreational, public, social, ecological, infrastructural and experiential component of the urban environment has been increasingly recognized during...

City Resilience

City Resilience

1st Edition

Michael Burayidi
January 22, 2015

Resilience is the ability of a city to bounce back from an unforeseen catastrophe. Resilient cities are able to snap back to their previous state after a disaster and even develop the capacity to withstand future shocks. Knowing what to do prior to, during and after a disaster is critical to the...

Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable Buildings

1st Edition

Rohinton Emmanuel
July 30, 2014

The ‘fit for purpose’ of the built environment has been a focus of attention since classical times, both in the West and in the East. However, an explicit focus on ‘sustainable buildings’ is relatively new. The last two decades in particular have seen an explosion of published material on the...

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