Global Urban Studies

Global Urban Studies

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This series is published in conjunction with the School of Planning, Design, and Construction at Michigan State University, USA.

Providing cutting edge interdisciplinary research on spatial, political, cultural and economic processes and issues in urban areas across the US and the world, books in this series examine the global processes that impact and unite urban areas. The organizing theme of the book series is the reality that behavior within and between cities and urban regions must be understood in a larger domestic and international context. An explicitly comparative approach to understanding urban issues and problems allows scholars and students to consider and analyse new ways in which urban areas across different societies and within the same society interact with each other and address a common set of challenges or issues. Books in the series cover topics which are common to urban areas globally, yet illustrate the similarities and differences in conditions, approaches, and solutions across the world, such as environment/brownfields, sustainability, health, economic development, culture, governance and national security. In short, the Global Urban Studies book series takes an interdisciplinary approach to emergent urban issues using a global or comparative perspective.

  • The Millennial City: Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy book cover

    The Millennial City

    Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Markus Moos, Deirdre Pfeiffer, Tara Vinodrai

    Millennials have captured our imaginaries in recent years. The conventional wisdom is that this generation of young adults lives in downtown neighbourhoods near cafes, public transit and other amenities. Yet, this depiction is rarely unpacked nor problematized. Despite some commonalities, the…

    Paperback – 2019-07-12
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Negative Neighbourhood Reputation and Place Attachment: The Production and Contestation of Territorial Stigma book cover

    Negative Neighbourhood Reputation and Place Attachment

    The Production and Contestation of Territorial Stigma, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Kirkness, Andreas Tijé-Dra

    The concept of territorial stigma, as developed in large part by the urban sociologist Loïc Wacquant, contends that certain groups of people are devalued, discredited and tainted by the reputation of the place where they reside. This book argues that this theory is more relevant and comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2019-03-14
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Disassembled Cities: Social and Spatial Strategies to Reassemble Communities book cover

    Disassembled Cities

    Social and Spatial Strategies to Reassemble Communities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth L. Sweet

    This book explores the urban, political, and economic effects of contemporary capitalism as well being concerned with a collective analytic that addresses these processes through the lens of disassembling and reassembling dynamics. The processes of contemporary globalization have resulted in the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Twin Cities: Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time book cover

    Twin Cities

    Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Garrard, Ekaterina Mikhailova

    This dynamic international collection provides a comprehensive overview of twin cities on administrative and international borders across the world. Drawing on contemporary and historical examples, it documents constant and changing features of twinned communities over time. The chapters explore a…

    Hardback – 2018-09-07
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Cities at Risk: Planning for and Recovering from Natural Disasters book cover

    Cities at Risk

    Planning for and Recovering from Natural Disasters, 1st Edition

    By Pierre Filion, Gary Sands

    As levels of urbanization increase around the world, the growing concentrations of population and economic activity increases vulnerability to natural disasters. Interdependencies among urban populations mean that damage to the built environment, including water, sewer and energy infrastructure,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • From Local Action to Global Networks: Housing the Urban Poor book cover

    From Local Action to Global Networks: Housing the Urban Poor

    1st Edition

    By Peter Herrle, Astrid Ley

    Over the past two decades it has become widely recognized that housing issues have to be placed in a broader framework acknowledging that civil society in the form of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and their allies are increasingly networking and emerging as strong players that cannot easily…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Governing Urban Regions Through Collaboration: A View from North America book cover

    Governing Urban Regions Through Collaboration

    A View from North America, 1st Edition

    By Joël Thibert

    With the demise of the Old Regionalist project of achieving good regional governance through amalgamation, voluntary collaboration has become the modus operandi of a large number of North American metropolitan regions. Although many researchers have become interested in regional collaboration and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • The Housing Question: Tensions, Continuities, and Contingencies in the Modern City book cover

    The Housing Question

    Tensions, Continuities, and Contingencies in the Modern City, 1st Edition

    By Edward Murphy, Najib B. Hourani

    In the wake of the Great Recession, housing and its financing suddenly re-emerged as questions of significant public concern. Yet both public and academic debates about housing have remained constricted, tending not to explore how the evolution of housing simultaneously entails basic forms of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Reclaiming Brownfields: A Comparative Analysis of Adaptive Reuse of Contaminated Properties book cover

    Reclaiming Brownfields

    A Comparative Analysis of Adaptive Reuse of Contaminated Properties, 1st Edition

    By Richard C. Hula

    Edited by Laura A. Reese

    The environmental legacy of past industrial and agricultural development can simultaneously pose serious threats to human health and impede reuse of contaminated land. The urban landscape around the world is littered with sites contaminated with a variety of toxins produced by past use. Both public…

    Hardback – 2012-09-19
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies