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Routledge Library Editions: Comparative Urbanization


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Originally published between 1969 and 1991, the 12 volumes in this set synthesize international experiences of urban policy making and cover case studies from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

They provide and discuss:

  • Comparative analyses of developing world cities
  • The successive roles played by cities in American history.
  • The problems caused by over-emphasis on public-sector housing.
  • The impact of suburban environments on the quality of life.
  • The land market, including the impact of taxation and subsidisation.
  • Homelessness and housing affordability for people on low incomes.
  • The role technology can play in the planning and management of settlements.

and

  • Examine the changes in size and form effected by population growth and town planning in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

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Glasgow The Making of a City

Glasgow: The Making of a City

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Andrew Gibb
June 28, 2021

Originally published in 1983, this book sets the phases and elements of Glasgow’s townscape evolution in their historical framework, from the medieval period when Glasgow was a small but important burgh to the growth of the town thanks to its command of the transatlantic tobacco trade in the 18th ...

Inside Third World Cities

Inside Third World Cities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Stella Lowder
June 28, 2021

Originally published in 1986, this book focusses on life within global cities in the developing world, analysing on a city-level the circulation and consumption of goods and services within them. When the book was first published it was one of only a few to offer systematic comparative analyses of ...

Land and Housing Policies in Europe and the USA A Comparative Analysis

Land and Housing Policies in Europe and the USA: A Comparative Analysis

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Graham Hallett
June 28, 2021

Originally published in 1988, this book concentrates on urban land policy and was particularly significant when it was originally published because the 1980s were an era when the rich were getting richer and the poor poorer and in which changes in the ownership of and access to real estate ...

Routledge Library Editions: Comparative Urbanization

Routledge Library Editions: Comparative Urbanization

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Various Authors
June 28, 2021

Originally published between 1969 and 1991, the 12 volumes in this set synthesize international experiences of urban policy making and cover case studies from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. They provide and discuss: Comparative analyses of developing world cities The ...

Suburbia An International Assessment

Suburbia: An International Assessment

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Donald N. Rothblatt, Daniel J. Garr
June 28, 2021

Originally published in 1986, and drawing on material from the USA, The Netherlands and Israel, this book addresses the question of whether suburban environments enhance the quality of life and which factors influence this quality. It examines whether suburbs really provide improved housing and ...

The Cities of the Poor Settlement Planning in Developing Countries

The Cities of the Poor: Settlement Planning in Developing Countries

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Alan Turner
June 28, 2021

Originally published in 1980, this book was written by consultants in urban development with wide experience in the developing world and is a source book aimed at advisers (often from developed countries) who assist with urban planning matters on behalf of multi-lateral agencies such as the World ...

The City in American History

The City in American History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Blake McKelvey
June 28, 2021

Originally published in 1969, this book summarizes the findings of a comprehensive survey of the successive roles played by the explosive constellations of cities in American history. The book examines how and in what respects the planting and developing of cities influenced and was influenced by ...

The Development of Housing in Scotland

The Development of Housing in Scotland

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Douglas Niven
June 28, 2021

Originally published in 1979, this volume begins with an historical summary of housing development in Scotland. Scottish urban housing has always followed a unique and distinctive pattern from the rest of the UK, resembling more closely the flatted developments of Continental Europe. The book ...

The Development of the Irish Town

The Development of the Irish Town

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By R. A. Butlin
June 28, 2021

Originally published in 1977, and now with an updated new Preface, this volume covers the question of Irish urban origins in the pre-Norman period, the character and development of the medieval towns, the changing forms and functions of towns and cities in the early modern period. It also examines ...

The European City A Western Perspective

The European City: A Western Perspective

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By D. Burtenshaw, M. Bateman, G. J. Ashworth
June 28, 2021

Originally published in 1991, this book focusses on the philosophies, histories and processes which have made the West European city system rich in internal variety yet distinct from that of the rest of western industrialised urban society. It synthesizes international experiences in particular ...

The Management of Human Settlements in Developing Countries Case Studies in the Application of Microcomputers

The Management of Human Settlements in Developing Countries: Case Studies in the Application of Microcomputers

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Timothy J. Cartwright
June 28, 2021

Originally published in 1990 and unique in terms of diversity and extent, this book covers a wide geographical area, including Jamaica, Tunisia, Malaysia, India, Mauritius, Turkey, Jordan, Cyprus and Panama. Combining an emphasis on actual practice with an awareness of the wider implications of the...

The New Housing Shortage Housing Affordability in Europe and the USA

The New Housing Shortage: Housing Affordability in Europe and the USA

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Graham Hallett
June 28, 2021

Originally published in 1993, this book is a detailed comparative examination of the housing issue by housing experts, looking at the USA, UK, Germany, the Netherlands and France. The volume offers an excellent blend of critical analysis and practical policy recommendations, including a better ...

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