Built Environment City Studies

The Built Environment City Studies series provides researchers and academics with a detailed look at individual cities through a specific lens. These concise books delve into a case study of an international city, focusing on a key built environment topic. Written by scholars from around the world, the collection provides a library of thorough studies into trends, developments and approaches that affect our cities.

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    Istanbul

    Informal Settlements and Generative Urbanism, 1st Edition

    By Noah Billig

    Istanbul: Informal Settlements and Generative Urbanism analyzes two informal housing settlements in Istanbul, Turkey – Karanfilköy and Fatih Sultan Mehmet – to examine how generatively built structures and neighbourhoods can be successfully realized in a modern, burgeoning urban context.…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies

  • Baghdad: An Urban History through the Lens of Literature book cover

    Baghdad: An Urban History through the Lens of Literature

    1st Edition

    By Iman Al-Attar

    In recent years, Baghdad has been viewed as a battleground for political conflicts; this interpretation has heavily influenced writings on the city. This book moves away from these perspectives to present an interdisciplinary exploration into the urban history of Baghdad through the lens of…

    Hardback – 2018-08-07
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies

  • Milan: Productions, Spatial Patterns and Urban Change book cover

    Milan: Productions, Spatial Patterns and Urban Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by Simonetta Armondi, Stefano Di Vita

    As a main urban centre of one of the most dynamic European regions, Milan is a key location from which to study narratives of innovations and contemporary productions – old and new manufacturing, tertiary and consumptive sectors, creative and cultural economy – and investigate their influence both…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies

  • Baltimore: Reinventing an Industrial Legacy City book cover

    Baltimore: Reinventing an Industrial Legacy City

    1st Edition

    By Klaus Philipsen

    Baltimore: Reinventing an Industrial Legacy City is an exploration into the reinvention, self-reflection and boosterism of US legacy cities, taking Baltimore as the case study model to reveal the larger narrative. Author Klaus Philipsen investigates the modern urban condition and the systemic…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies

  • Amman: Gulf Capital, Identity, and Contemporary Megaprojects book cover

    Amman: Gulf Capital, Identity, and Contemporary Megaprojects

    1st Edition

    By Majd Musa

    Gulf capital flows to Amman, Jordan, in the early twenty-first century and the investment of this capital in large-scale urban developments have significantly transformed the city’s built environment. Therefore, to understand urban transformation in Amman during this period it is important to…

    Hardback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies

  • Seville: Through the Urban Void book cover

    Seville: Through the Urban Void

    1st Edition

    By Miguel Torres

    Recent years have seen a growing interest in undetermined and unqualified urban spaces. Understanding cities as spaces for encounter, conflict and otherness, this book argues that this indeterminacy is not marginal but a key characteristic of urban space, and degrees of liberty foster change,…

    Hardback – 2016-09-05
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies