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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 206 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. Urban Cosmopolitics

    Agencements, assemblies, atmospheres

    Edited by Anders Blok, Ignacio Farias

    Series: Questioning Cities

    Invoking the notion of ‘cosmopolitics’ from Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, this volume shows how and why cities constitute privileged sites for studying the search for and composition of common worlds of cohabitation. A cosmopolitical approach to the city focuses on the multiple assemblages of...

    Published January 21st 2016 by Routledge

  2. Recoded City

    Co-Creating Urban Futures

    By Thomas Ermacora, Lucy Bullivant

    Recoded City examines alternative urban design, planning and architecture for the other 90%: namely the practice of participatory placemaking, a burgeoning practice that co-author Thomas Ermacora terms ‘recoding’. In combining bottom-up and top-down means of regenerating and rebalancing...

    Published December 16th 2015 by Routledge

  3. People's Spaces

    Coping, Familiarizing, Creating

    By Nihal Perera

    Who controls space? Powerful corporations, institutions, and individuals have great power to create physical and political space through income and influence. People’s Spaces attempts to understand the struggle between people and institutions in the spaces they make. Current literature on cities...

    Published November 11th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Practice Turn in Architecture: Brussels after 1968

    By Isabelle Doucet

    Series: Ashgate Studies in Architecture

    What makes a city? What makes architecture? And, what is to be included in the discussions of architecture and the city? Attempting to answer such ambitious questions, this book starts from a city’s specificity and complexity. In response to recent debates in architectural theory around the...

    Published November 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Transforming Distressed Global Communities

    Making Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Cities

    Edited by Fritz Wagner, Riad Mahayni, Andreas Piller

    Series: Urban Planning and Environment

    Many of our global cities are distressed and facing a host of issues: economic collapse in the face of rising expectations, social disintegration and civil unrest, and ecological degradation and the threats associated with climate change, including more frequent and more severe natural disasters....

    Published November 6th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Planning and Citizenship

    By Luigi Mazza

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    Planning is undergoing a period of profound change and risks losing meaning and authority by becoming merely a tool for financial speculation and generating capital. Planning and Citizenship seeks to rediscover planning’s technical and theoretical roots by reconstructing the memory of planning...

    Published October 6th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Planning for a Material World

    Edited by Laura Lieto, Robert A. Beauregard

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    Today, urban scholars think of cities and regions as evolving through networks of human associations, technologies, and natural ecologies. This being the case, planners are faced with the task of navigating a profoundly material world. Planning with and for humans alone is unacceptable: in the...

    Published October 5th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Towns and Cities: Function in Form

    Urban Structures, Economics and Society

    By Julian Hart

    Series: Design and the Built Environment

    Challenging existing assumptions about how our towns and cities are structured and formed, Julian Hart provides an engaging and thought-provoking alternative theory of urban design. This is not urban design in the sense of the practice of design; rather it is a theory of the form of the town at all...

    Published September 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. The City Crown by Bruno Taut

    By Matthew Mindrup, Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis

    Series: Ashgate Studies in Architecture

    This book is the first English translation of the German architect Bruno Taut’s early twentieth-century anthology Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown). Written under the influence of World War I, Taut developed The City Crown to promote a utopian urban concept where people would live in a garden city...

    Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Cultural Sustainability and Regional Development

    Theories and practices of territorialisation

    Edited by Joost Dessein, Elena Battaglini, Lummina Horlings

    Series: Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development

    Meeting the aims of sustainability is becoming increasingly difficult; at the same time, the call for culture is becoming more powerful. This book explores the relationships between culture, sustainability and regional change through the concept of ‘territorialisation’. This new concept describes...

    Published August 13th 2015 by Routledge