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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 42 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. The Empty Place

    Democracy and Public Space

    By Teresa Hoskyns

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    In The Empty Place: Democracy and Public Space Teresa Hoskyns explores the relationship of public space to democracy by relating different theories of democracy in political philosophy to spatial theory and spatial and political practice. Establishing the theoretical basis for the study of public...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Competitiveness of Clusters in Globalized Markets

    Implications for Regional Development

    Edited by Mario Davide Parrilli

    The debate on the competitiveness of local and regional clusters in the current globalized markets is a priority as globalization puts pressure on such production systems and forces them to find new ways of competition and sustainability. Many traditional clusters may be constrained by the growth...

    Published June 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sociable Cities

    The 21st-Century Reinvention of the Garden City, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Hall, Colin Ward

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Peter Hall and Colin Ward wrote Sociable Cities to celebrate the centenary of publication of Ebenezer Howard’s To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform in 1998 – an event they then marked by co-editing (with Dennis Hardy) the magnificent annotated facsimile edition of Howard’s original, long lost...

    Published May 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. The West African City

    By Jerome Chenal

    Rapid growth, unmanageable cities, urban crisis – the cities of West Africa are no longer plannable,at least not by using traditional urban development tools. Without negating the importance of participatory approaches for making the city, it nonetheless seems crucial to return to city plans and...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Deconstructing Placemaking

    Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

    By Mahyar Arefi

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters" has become a mantra in many disciplines - architecture, urban planning and urban...

    Published May 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Global and Regional Dynamics in Knowledge Flows and Innovation

    Edited by Chris Van Egeraat, Dieter Kogler, Philip Cooke

    Innovation, which in essence is the generation of knowledge and its subsequent application in the marketplace in the form of novel products and processes, has become the key concept in inquiries concerning the contemporary knowledge based economy. Geography plays a decisive role in the underlying...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Resilient Sustainable Cities

    A Future

    Edited by Leonie Pearson, Peter Newton, Peter Roberts

    Urbanization is occurring at an unprecedented rate; by 2050 three quarters of the world’s people will live in urban environments. The cars we drive, products we consume, houses we live in and technology we use will all determine how sustainable our cities will be. Bridging the increasing divide...

    Published December 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Designing Urban Transformation

    By Aseem Inam

    While designers possess the creative capabilities of shaping cities, their often-singular obsession with form and aesthetics actually reduces their effectiveness as they are at the mercy of more powerful generators of urban form. In response to this paradox, Designing Urban Transformation addresses...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Urban Smellscapes

    Understanding and Designing City Smell Environments

    By Victoria Henshaw

    We see the city, we hear the city, but above all: we smell the city. Scent has unique qualities: ubiquity, persistence, and an unparalleled connection to memory, yet it has gone overlooked in discussions of sensory design. What scents shape the city? How does scent contribute to...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Planning Imagination

    Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning

    Edited by Mark Tewdwr-Jones, Nicholas Phelps, Robert Freestone

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Knighted in 1998 ‘for services to the Town and Country Planning Association’, and in 2003 named by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a ‘Pioneer in the Life of the Nation’, Peter Hall is internationally renowned for the breadth and depth of his studies and writings on urban and regional planning....

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge