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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 52 new and published books in the subject of Planning Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. City Resilience

    Edited by Michael Burayidi

    Series: Critical Concepts in Built Environment

    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...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Heteroglossic Asia

    The Transformation of Urban Taiwan

    By Francis Chia-Hui Lin

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    Heteroglossic Asia presents an analysis of geographic, historical, cultural, economic, spatial and political factors underlying Taiwan’s maritime urbanity by means of case studies based on Taipei and Kaohsiung; two cities which represent the multi-accentual character of Taiwan’s urban environment...

    Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Reconsidering Localism

    Edited by Simin Davoudi, Ali Madanipour

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    "Localism" has been deployed in recent debates over planning law as an anodyne, grassroots way to shape communities into sustainable, human-scale neighborhoods. But "local" is a moving category, with contradictory, nuanced dimensions. Reconsidering Localism brings together new scholarship from...

    Published January 13th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Urban Systems (Routledge Revivals)

    Contemporary Approaches to Modelling

    Edited by C S Bertuglia, G. Leonardi, S. Occelli, G. A. Rabino, R. Tadei, Alan Wilson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This edited collection, first published in 1987, provides a comparative analysis of different approaches to urban modelling, and lays the foundations for the possibility of integration and a more unified field. The first part contextualises the development of the field of urban systems modelling,...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Professional Practice in Facility Programming (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Wolfgang Preiser

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This compelling resource, which was first published in 1993, was the first book on facility programming to design parameters and specifications over a broad range of project types. The book’s practical, how-to approach is exceedingly beneficial to professionals and students involved with a wide...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Now Urbanism

    The Future City is Here

    Edited by Jeffrey Hou, Benjamin Spencer, Thaisa Way, Ken Yocom

    After more than a century of heroic urban visions, urban dwellers today live in suburban subdivisions, gated communities, edge cities, apartment towers, and slums. The contemporary cities we know are more often the embodiment of unexpected outcomes and unintended consequences rather than visionary...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Assembling the Centre: Architecture for Indigenous Cultures

    Australia and Beyond

    By Janet McGaw, Anoma Pieris

    Series: Routledge Research in Architecture

    Metropolitan Indigenous Cultural Centres have become a focal point for making Indigenous histories and contemporary cultures public in settler-colonial societies over the past three decades. While there are extraordinary success stories, there are equally stories that cause concern: award-winning...

    Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Public Space and Relational Perspectives

    New Challenges for Architecture and Planning

    Edited by Chiara Tornaghi, Sabine Knierbein

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses have been largely ignored, as well as the contextual and on-going...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Cities of the Global South Reader

    Edited by Faranak Miraftab, Neema Kudva

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    The Cities of the Global South Reader adopts a fresh and critical approach to the fi eld of urbanization in the developing world. The Reader incorporates both early and emerging debates about the diverse trajectories of urbanization processes in the context of the restructured global alignments in...

    Published October 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City

    By Susannah Hagan

    Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City asks the questions that are important inside and outside the built environment professions: what are climate change, urbanisation and ecology doing to the theory and practice of urban design? How does Ecological Urbanism figure in this change? What is...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge