Sustainable Urban Areas

The series Sustainable Urban Areas contains studies about the built environment, partly carried out within the multidisciplinary Delft Centre for Sust…(read more)

Evaluation of Innovative Land Tools in Sub-Saharan Africa

Pub. date
September 2014
Author
Van Asperen, P.
Volume
49
Price
US$94 / €65 / £55
ISBN print
978-1-61499-443-5
Subject
Environmental Sciences, Geographic Information Science, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

Sub-Saharan Africa is urbanizing rapidly, but most countries lack appropriate tools to manage the…


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Large Housing Estates: Ideas, Rise, Fall and Recovery

Pub. date
February 2013
Author
Wassenberg, F.
Volume
48
Price
US$94 / €65 / £55
ISBN print
978-1-61499-231-8
Subject
Housing, Sustainable Housing, Townplanning & Architecture, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

Large housing estates: for some people these three words symbolise all that is wrong in urban pla…


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Competition between Social and Private Rental Housing

Pub. date
January 2013
Author
Lennartz, C.
Volume
47
Price
US$94 / €65 / £55
ISBN print
978-1-61499-192-2
Subject
Townplanning & Architecture, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

In the context of shifting regulatory approaches and changing provision structures in many Wester…


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West European Housing Systems in a Comparative Perspective

Pub. date
January 2013
Author
Van Der Heijden, H.
Volume
46
Price
US$80 / €55 / £47
ISBN print
978-1-61499-194-6
Subject
Townplanning & Architecture, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

West European Housing Systems in a Comparative Perspective gives an overview of the results of al…


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Innovation Development for Highly Energy-Efficient Housing

Pub. date
March 2013
Author
Mlecnik, E.
Volume
45
Price
US$116 / €80 / £68
ISBN print
978-1-61499-235-6
Subject
Housing, Sustainable Housing, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

"[The book] gives very valuable insight in many aspects of the market development of passive …


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Economic Analysis of Neighbourhood Quality, Neighbourhood Reputation and the Housing Market

Pub. date
February 2012
Author
Koopman, M.
Volume
44
Price
US$65 / €45 / £38
ISBN print
978-1-61499-032-1
Subject
Housing, Housing, Sustainable Housing, Townplanning & Architecture, Townplanning & Architecture, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

Residents know exactly what their neighbourhood is like. House-hunters, on the other hand, must f…


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Bicycle Commuting

Pub. date
May 2011
Author
Heinen, E.
Volume
43
Price
US$94 / €65
ISBN print
978-1-60750-771-0
Subject
Sustainable Housing, Townplanning & Architecture

Cycling is cheaper, healthier and, in urban environments, often faster than other modes of transp…


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Housing Wealth in Retirement Strategies

Pub. date
June 2011
Author
Toussaint, J.
Volume
42
Price
US$94 / €65
ISBN print
978-1-60750-780-2
Subject
Housing, Sustainable Housing

What is the current role of housing wealth in household retirement strategies across the European…


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On Measuring and Explaining Neighbourhood Success

Pub. date
June 2011
Author
Adriaanse, C.
Volume
41
Price
US$65 / €45
ISBN print
978-1-60750-786-4
Subject
Housing, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

This study combines qualitative and quantitative research methods to explain which factors contri…


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Balanceren tussen Uitvoering en Bewuste Afwijking van Beleid

Pub. date
June 2011
Author
Dankert, R.
Volume
40
Price
US$116 / €80
ISBN print
978-90-5199-527-5
Subject
Housing, Townplanning & Architecture, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

In hun strategisch voorraadbeleid beschrijven woningcorporaties welke aanpassingen ze in hun woni…


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Adapting Land Administration to the Institutional Framework of Customary Tenure

Pub. date
April 2011
Author
Arko-Adjei, A.
Volume
39
Price
US$94 / €65
ISBN print
978-1-60750-746-8
Subject
Townplanning & Architecture

Historical experience in many Sub-Saharan African countries demonstrates that an alternative appr…


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Divergence in European Welfare and Housing Systems

Pub. date
November 2010
Author
Hoekstra, J.S.C.M.
Volume
38
Price
US$65 / €45
ISBN print
978-1-60750-667-6
Subject
Housing, Sustainable Housing, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

This book explores the relationship between the characteristics of the welfare state and the char…


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Environmental Impacts During the Operational Phase of Residential Buildings

Pub. date
November 2010
Author
Blom, I.
Volume
37
Price
US$65 / €45
ISBN print
978-1-60750-673-7
Subject
Housing, Sustainable Housing, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

To date, the focus in the field of sustainable building has been on new building design. However,…


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Measuring and Explaining House Price Developments

Pub. date
November 2010
Author
De Vries, P.
Volume
36
Price
US$65 / €45
ISBN print
978-1-60750-665-2
Subject
Sustainable Housing, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

This study discusses ways of measuring and explaining the development of house prices. The goal o…


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Residential Self-Selection and Travel

Pub. date
November 2010
Author
Bohte, W.
Volume
35
Price
US$65 / €45
ISBN print
978-1-60750-655-3
Subject
Housing, Sustainable Housing, Townplanning & Architecture, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

Most Western national governments aim to influence individual travel patterns – at least to som…


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Puzzling Neighbourhood Effects

Pub. date
October 2010
Author
Doff, W.
Volume
34
Price
US$65 / €45
ISBN print
978-1-60750-648-5
Subject
Sustainable Housing, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

"[E]en aanrader voor onderzoekers en beleidsmakers die zich op het terrein van segregatie en woni…


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Actual Energy Consumption in Dwellings

Pub. date
October 2010
Author
Guerra Santin, O.
Volume
33
Price
US$65 / €45
ISBN print
978-1-60750-650-8
Subject
Housing, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

Residential buildings have continuously improved in energy efficiency, partly as a consequence of…


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Unequal Networks

Pub. date
June 2010
Author
Van Eijk, G.
Volume
32
Price
US$116 / €80
ISBN print
978-1-60750-555-6
Subject
Housing, Sustainable Housing, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

"A thorough, well-written and nuanced discussion of the different ways in which neighborhood …


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The 1996 Zambia National Housing Policy

Pub. date
June 2010
Author
Makasa, P.
Volume
31
Price
US$116 / €80
ISBN print
978-1-60750-566-2

Devising a workable housing policy in a country with apparently insurmountable housing problems, …


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Greening Governance

Pub. date
December 2009
Author
Van Bueren, E.
Volume
30
Price
US$109 / €75
ISBN print
978-1-60750-078-0
Subject
Townplanning & Architecture, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

After twenty years of sustainable building policies, the issue of environmental impact of buildin…


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Built Environment and Car Travel

Pub. date
October 2009
Author
Maat, K.
Volume
29
Price
US$65 / €45
ISBN print
978-1-60750-064-3
Subject
Townplanning & Architecture, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

An academic and policy debate has been running in recent decades on whether
and to what ext…


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Housing Policy and Housing Finance in the Czech Republic during Transition

Pub. date
October 2009
Author
Lux, M.
Volume
28
Price
US$94 / €65
ISBN print
978-1-60750-058-2
Subject
Housing

This book contains the description and evaluation of a profound housing system reform constitutin…


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The Meaning of Activities in the Dwelling and Residential Environment

Pub. date
April 2009
Author
Meesters, J.
Volume
27
Price
US$94 / €65
ISBN print
978-1-60750-012-4
Subject
Housing, Townplanning & Architecture

The dwelling is a central setting in people’s everyday life. People use their dwelling and resi…


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Contracting for Better Places

Pub. date
April 2009
Author
Van Der Veen, M.
Volume
26
Price
US$116 / €80
ISBN print
978-1-60750-005-6
Subject
Townplanning & Architecture, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

Large-scale urban development projects aim to create better places in underused or deteriorated a…


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Improving Institutions for Green Landscapes in Metropolitan Areas

Pub. date
December 2008
Author
Van Rij, E.
Volume
25
Price
US$87 / €60
ISBN print
978-1-58603-944-8
Subject
Townplanning & Architecture

Improving Institutions for Green Landscapes in Metropolitan Areas investigates how various instit…


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The Meaning of Dwelling Features. Conceptual and Methodological Issues

Pub. date
December 2008
Author
Coolen, H.
Volume
24
Price
US$79 / €55
ISBN print
978-1-58603-955-4
Subject
Housing, Townplanning & Architecture

The Meaning of Dwelling Features. Conceptual and Methodological Issues relates the research areas…


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New Instruments in Spatial Planning

Pub. date
January 2009
Editors
Janssen-Jansen, L., Spaans, M., Van Der Veen, M.
Volume
23
Price
US$94 / €65
ISBN print
978-1-58603-978-3
Subject
Townplanning & Architecture

‘Alhoewel dit boek primair geschreven lijkt te zijn voor een wetenschappelijk publiek, is het z…


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Towards a Sustainable Northern European Housing Stock

Pub. date
January 2009
Authors
Itard, L., Meijer, F.
Volume
22
Price
US$87 / €60
ISBN print
978-1-58603-977-6
Subject
Housing, Sustainable Housing

Never were energy use and security of energy supply as high on the international political agenda…


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On the Rationality of Borrowers’ Behaviour

Pub. date
October 2008
Author
Neuteboom, P.
Volume
21
Price
US$73 / €50
ISBN print
978-1-58603-918-9
Subject
Housing

On the Rationality of Borrowers’ Behaviour was prompted by two observations: first, mortgage ta…


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Planning from the Bottom up

Pub. date
October 2008
Author
Pal, A.
Volume
20
Price
US$75 / €50
ISBN print
978-1-58603-910-3
Subject
Urban Policy & Urban Studies

Planning from the Bottom up highlights the gap between the official rhetoric and the political re…


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Performance Measurement in the Dutch Social Rented Sector

Pub. date
January 2009
Editors
Koopman, M., Van Mossel, J.H., Straub, A.
Volume
19
Price
US$65 / €45
ISBN print
978-1-58603-961-5
Subject
Housing

The contributions in Performance Measurement in the Dutch Social Rented Sector address the societ…


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The Institutionalisation of European Spatial Planning

Pub. date
June 2008
Author
Waterhout, B.
Volume
18
Price
US$65 / €45
ISBN print
978-1-58603-882-3
Subject
Townplanning & Architecture, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

‘Vlot geschreven, informatief en over het algemeen goed opgebouwd’- David Evers, S&RO 01/…


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The Purchasing of Maintenance Service Delivery in the Dutch Social Housing Sector. Optimising Commodity Strategies for Delivering Maintenance Services to Tenants

Pub. date
May 2008
Author
Van Mossel, J.H.
Volume
17
Price
US$94 / €65
ISBN print
978-1-58603-877-9
Subject
Housing

Dutch housing associations have a market share of about 33% of the entire Dutch housing stock. Th…


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Environmental Indicators for Building Design

Pub. date
August 2008
Author
Guerra Santin, O.
Volume
16
Price
US$73 / €50
ISBN print
978-1-58603-894-6
Subject
Sustainable Housing, Townplanning & Architecture

The ultimate goal of building and construction – in relation to environmental issues – is to …


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Energy Policy Instruments and Technical Change in the Residential Building Sector

Pub. date
November 2007
Author
Beerepoot, M.
Volume
15
Price
US$88 / €65
ISBN print
978-1-58603-811-3
Subject
Housing, Legislation & Contracts, Sustainable Housing

Energy performance policy in the building sector - such as is described by EU Directive known as …


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Shanghai Pudong

Pub. date
May 2007
Author
Chen, Y.
Volume
14
Price
US$104 / €72
ISBN print
978-1-58603-747-5
Subject
Townplanning & Architecture, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

"Highly recommended to anyone who would like to gain an insight into China's developmental proces…


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Synergy in Polycentric Urban Regions

Pub. date
January 2007
Author
Meijers, E.J.
Volume
13
Price
US$55 / €38
ISBN print
978-1-58603-724-6
Subject
Urban Policy & Urban Studies

In understanding and explaining the functioning of cities, contemporary urban and regional studie…


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What Makes a City? Planning for 'Quality of Place'

Pub. date
February 2007
Author
Trip, J.
Volume
12
Price
US$104 / €72
ISBN print
978-1-58603-716-1
Subject
Urban Policy & Urban Studies

"A good textbook for researchers interested in knowing more about the relation between quality of…


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Sustainable Neighbourhood Transformation

Pub. date
December 2006
Editors
Gruis, V., Visscher, H.J., Kleinhans, R.
Volume
11
Price
US$55 / €38
ISBN print
978-1-58603-718-5
Subject
Housing, Sustainable Housing

Urban renewal through the large-scale restructuring of post-war neighbourhoods is a major challen…


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Health performance of housing

Pub. date
November 2006
Author
Hasselaar, E.
Volume
10
Price
US$80 / €55
ISBN print
978-1-58603-689-8
Subject
Housing, Sustainable Housing

Human health is a condition influenced by many aspects: genetic predisposition, food and water, life…


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Policies for Improving Energy Efficiency in the European Housing Stock

Pub. date
July 2006
Author
Sunikka, M.
Volume
9
Price
US$104 / €72
ISBN print
978-1-58603-649-2
Subject
Housing, Sustainable Housing

According to EC forecasts, if energy efficiency could be increased 1% annually until 2010, two-third…


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Urban Housing Patterns in a tide of change

Pub. date
September 2006
Author
Kauko, T.
Volume
8
Price
US$64 / €44
ISBN print
978-1-58603-679-9
Subject
Housing

The development of the housing markets in different European metropolitan areas is of high interest …


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Comparing spatial features of urban housing markets

Pub. date
January 2006
Author
Kauko, T.
Volume
7
Price
US$41 / €28
ISBN print
978-90-407-2618-7
Subject
Housing

Various location specific attributes contribute to the spatial dynamics of housing markets. This eff…


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Sociale implicaties van herstructurering en herhuisvesting

Pub. date
January 2005
Author
Kleinhans, R.
Volume
6
Price
US$81 / €56
ISBN print
978-90-407-2598-2
Subject
Housing

Herstructurering heeft grote gevolgen voor het aanzien en het functioneren van naoorlogse woonwijken…


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Communicative tools in sustainable urban planning and building

Pub. date
January 2005
Authors
Bots, P., Van Bueren, E., Ten Heuvelhoff, E., Mayer, I.
Volume
5
Price
US$29 / €20
ISBN print
978-90-407-2595-1
Subject
Urban Policy & Urban Studies

Scientific and technological progress in the field of sustainable planning and building has been con…


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Sustainable Solutions for Dutch Housing

Pub. date
January 2005
Author
Klunder, G.
Volume
4
Price
US$41 / €28
ISBN print
978-90-407-2584-5
Subject
Housing, Sustainable Housing

Sustainable housing construction and management has, to date, been primarily based on an intuitive a…


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Cost Effectiveness of Sustainable Housing Investments

Pub. date
January 2005
Author
De Jonge, T.
Volume
3
Price
US$52 / €36
ISBN print
978-90-407-2578-4
Subject
Housing, Sustainable Housing

In the context of the sustainability of housing, the assessment of interventions in the stock is of …


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Introduction to Sustainable Urban Renewal

Pub. date
January 2004
Authors
Sunikka, M., Boon, C.
Volume
2
Price
US$36 / €25
ISBN print
978-90-407-2535-7
Subject
Housing, Urban Policy & Urban Studies

As in other European countries, the renewal of post-war housing estates is a major policy issue in t…


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Renewable energy in energy performance regulations

Pub. date
January 2004
Author
Beerepoot, M.
Volume
1
Price
US$51 / €35
ISBN print
978-90-407-2534-0
Subject
Housing, Legislation & Contracts, Sustainable Housing

This research focuses on the possibilities for combining the introduction of the new or revised ener…


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The series Sustainable Urban Areas contains studies about the built environment, partly carried out within the multidisciplinary Delft Centre for Sustainable Urban Areas. These studies, about amongst others sustainable building and renovation, but also about social consequences of urban restructuring, offer initiations to integral solutions for social issues of today and tomorrow. The studies are carried out by OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobiliy Studies, the faculty of Architecture, the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management and the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, all part of Delft University of Technology.
M. Batty

J.B.S. Conijn

J. Doling

P. Glasbergen

P. Hooimeijer

C. Ives

G.J. Maas

N.J.M. Nelissen

P. Nijkamp

H. Ottens

J. Van Der Schaar

I. Turok

J. Van Weesep