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Routledge Contemporary Perspectives on Urban Growth, Innovation and Change


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Urban transformation affects various aspects of the physical, social, and economic spaces. This series contains monographs and edited collections that provide theoretically informed and interdisciplinary insights on the factors, patterns, processes and outcomes that facilitate or hinder urban development and transformation. Books within the series offer international and comparative perspectives from cities around the world, exploring how ‘new life’ may be brought to cities, and what the cities of future may look like.

Topics within the series may include: urban immigration and management, gender, sustainability and eco-cities, smart cities, technological developments and the impact on industry and on urban societies, cultural production and consumption in cities (including tourism, events and festivals), the marketing and branding of cities, and the role of various actors and policy makers in the planning and management of changing urban spaces.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to the series please contact Faye Leerink, Commissioning Editor, [email protected]

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Post-socialist Cities and the Urban Common Good Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe

Post-socialist Cities and the Urban Common Good: Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Maja Grabkowska
November 21, 2022

This book explores the changing approaches to urban common good in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989. The question of common good is fundamental to urban living, however understanding of the term varies depending on local contexts and conditions, particularly complex in countries with ...

Post-Utopian Spaces Transforming and Re-Evaluating Urban Icons of Socialist Modernism

Post-Utopian Spaces: Transforming and Re-Evaluating Urban Icons of Socialist Modernism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Valentin Mihaylov, Mikhail Ilchenko
August 15, 2022

Featuring up-to-date and insightful analyses and comparative case studies from a plethora of countries, this timely book explores ‘ideal’ socialist cities and their transformation under new socio-economic and political conditions after the fall of communism. With contributions from leading ...

Mega Events, Urban Transformations and Social Citizenship A Multi-Disciplinary Analysis for An Epistemological Foresight

Mega Events, Urban Transformations and Social Citizenship: A Multi-Disciplinary Analysis for An Epistemological Foresight

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Naomi C. Hanakata, Filippo Bignami, Niccolò Cuppini
July 26, 2022

This book provides theoretical and empirical perspectives on the urban impact of mega-events globally. It takes mega-events as an instance to analyse urban transformations and their effects on citizenship. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the book presents innovative and ...

Postsocialist Shrinking Cities

Postsocialist Shrinking Cities

1st Edition

Edited By Chung-Tong Wu, Maria Gunko, Tadeusz Stryjakiewicz, Kai Zhou
May 12, 2022

This book provides a comparative analysis of shrinking cities in a broad range of postsocialist countries within the so-called Global East, a liminal space between North and South. While shrinking cities have received increased scholarly attention in the past decades, theoretical, and empirical ...

The Interstitial Spaces of Urban Sprawl Geographies of Santiago de Chile’s Zwischenstadt

The Interstitial Spaces of Urban Sprawl: Geographies of Santiago de Chile’s Zwischenstadt

1st Edition

By Cristian A. Silva
January 26, 2022

This book proposes the idea of interstitial space as a theoretical framework to describe and understand the implications of in-between lands in urban studies and their profound transformative effects in cities and their urban character.The analysis of the interstitial spaces is structured into four...

Growth and Change in Post-socialist Cities of Central Europe

Growth and Change in Post-socialist Cities of Central Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Waldemar Cudny, Josef Kunc
December 30, 2021

This book presents multidimensional socio-economic transformations taking  place in the post-socialist cities located in selected countries of the Central European region. The analysis includes case studies from the Eastern part of Germany (Chemnitz, Leipzig), Poland (Łódź, Kielce, Katowice ...

Place Event Marketing in the Asia Pacific Region Branding and Promotion in Cities

Place Event Marketing in the Asia Pacific Region: Branding and Promotion in Cities

1st Edition

Edited By Waldemar Cudny
August 20, 2021

This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of place event marketing in the Asia Pacific region. It examines procedures in the promotion and branding of places that use events to shape their identities. It considers how events are used in forming a branded image of a place and disseminate ...

Urban Events, Place Branding and Promotion Place Event Marketing

Urban Events, Place Branding and Promotion: Place Event Marketing

1st Edition

Edited By Waldemar Cudny
October 07, 2019

Urban Events, Place Branding and Promotion explores the phenomenon of place event marketing, examining the ways in which events are used to brand and disseminate information about a place. It provides a novel contribution to the literature, capturing the growing interest in place promotion, and ...

City Branding and Promotion The Strategic Approach

City Branding and Promotion: The Strategic Approach

1st Edition

By Waldemar Cudny
April 29, 2019

This book explores theoretical concepts of strategic promotion and place branding in cities. It outlines the issues associated with strategic management of urban territories and highlights various types of development strategies that seek to encourage socio-economic development, growth and city ...

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