Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

Reissuing works originally published between 1968 and 1997, this 24 volume setoffers a selection of scholarship on urban studies. Topics include urban policy, urban economics, and identity and poverty in urban communities. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology and urban studies.

  • Urban Life in Kingston Jamaica: The Culture and Class Ideology of Two Neighborhoods book cover

    Urban Life in Kingston Jamaica

    The Culture and Class Ideology of Two Neighborhoods, 1st Edition

    By Diane J. Austin

    This book, first published in 1984, recounts the daily life, the politics, religion and leisure pursuits of Jamaicans in working- and middle-class Kingston. The study is based upon the author’s observations of life in Selton Town and Vermount, two neighborhoods of Kingston, between 1971 and 1982.…

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  • The Elderly in Poor Urban Neighborhoods book cover

    The Elderly in Poor Urban Neighborhoods

    1st Edition

    By Valerie Slaughter Brown

    First published in 1997. Considerable research has been done to identify neighbourhood influences on children’s affective states, motivation, and behaviour. This population, along with the elderly, are the nation’s largest dependent groups. In contrast, little research has been done to determine…

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  • Identity and Poverty: Defining a Sense of Self among Urban Adolescents book cover

    Identity and Poverty

    Defining a Sense of Self among Urban Adolescents, 1st Edition

    By Laura DeHaan, Shelley MacDermid

    This book, first published in 1996, examines an important developmental transition: the formation of identity, as well as the influence that having a well-developed identity may have, on a sample of adolescents living in urban Chicago. This study proposes that identity commitment, exploration, and…

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  • Development and the Rural-Urban Divide book cover

    Development and the Rural-Urban Divide

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Harriss, Mick Moore

    First published in 1984. It is widely acknowledged that rural-urban differences and interrelationships play an important role in the development process. Some theorists believe they are a primary cause of continuing poverty in poor nations. This volume of essays summarises and appraises theories of…

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  • The Romance of Culture in an Urban Civilisation: Robert E. Park on Race and Ethnic Relations in Cities book cover

    The Romance of Culture in an Urban Civilisation

    Robert E. Park on Race and Ethnic Relations in Cities, 1st Edition

    By Barbara Ballis Lal

    In this book, originally published in 1990, the author presents a general, critical overview of Robert E. Park and the Chicago school of American sociology. Lal concentrates on the contribution that Park and those working within the Chicago school tradition have made to the area of urban race and…

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  • Managing the City: The Aims and Impacts of Urban Policy book cover

    Managing the City

    The Aims and Impacts of Urban Policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian Robson

    This book, first published in 1987, addresses questions which have gained new importance in the light of the continuing erosion of the economic base and social stability of cities. The recurring riots in inner cities are but the outward manifestation of the profound collapse of the civic societies…

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  • Race and Gender Discrimination across Urban Labor Markets book cover

    Race and Gender Discrimination across Urban Labor Markets

    1st Edition

    By Susanne Schmitz

    This study, first published in 1996, investigates the effects that local labor market conditions may have on the economic status of women and blacks, relative to their white male counterparts. More precisely, it examines the impact that local labor market conditions have on estimates of labor…

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  • The British New Towns: A Programme without a Policy book cover

    The British New Towns

    A Programme without a Policy, 1st Edition

    By Meryl Aldridge

    First published in 1979. Concern about the processes at work in Britain’s urban areas, coupled with steep declines in the population projections, led to a review of urban and regional policies in the mid-1970s, with major implications for the new towns as an element of national policy. The various…

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  • Concepts and Techniques in Urban Analysis book cover

    Concepts and Techniques in Urban Analysis

    1st Edition

    By 'Bola Ayeni

    This book, first published in 1979, discusses the concepts, models and techniques used in urban analysis and planning. This study reviews many of the older concepts and models of urban spatial structure, laying the foundations of analysis carried out in the later parts of the book. Topics such as…

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  • Leisure and Urban Processes: Critical Studies of Leisure Policy in Western European Cities book cover

    Leisure and Urban Processes

    Critical Studies of Leisure Policy in Western European Cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Bramham, Ian Henry, Hans Mommaas, Hugo van der Poel

    First published in 1989. Focusing on leisure and policy in West European cities, this interdisciplinary study is written by leading policy analysts and academics from six European Community states: Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The emergence of leisure as…

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  • Operational Urban Models: An Introduction book cover

    Operational Urban Models

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By David Foot

    First published in 1981. Urban modelling techniques are an established tool in assessing the possible repercussions of major changes in land use. This book is an introductory guide to the various models that have been developed and to how they can be applied in planning practice, particularly with…

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  • Urban Ports and Harbor Management: Responding to Change along U.S. Waterfronts book cover

    Urban Ports and Harbor Management

    Responding to Change along U.S. Waterfronts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marc J. Hershman

    The essays in this book, first published in 1988, explore the changes that have occurred in the modern harbour in the 1970s and 1980s and the many roles of the public port in stimulating or responding to these changes. The goal of this study is to understand the modern harbour and public port and…

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  • Public Service Provision and Urban Development book cover

    Public Service Provision and Urban Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Kirby, Paul Knox, Steven Pinch

    Originally published in 1984. The authors of this study address a number of major themes related to the analysis of public services: the role of public choice theory, the importance of professors and organisations, the value of neo-Marxist theories and the importance of space. These issues are…

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  • The Uncertain Future of the Urban Core book cover

    The Uncertain Future of the Urban Core

    1st Edition

    By Christopher M. Law

    Originally published in 1988. Inner city problems in advanced countries are being exacerbated by the decentralisation of economic activities and higher income groups. Only offices and tourism offer some prospects of growth, but these vary in their potential from one city to another. This book…

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  • Urban Studies: A Canadian Perspective book cover

    Urban Studies

    A Canadian Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by N. H. Lithwick, Gilles Paquet

    This study, first published in 1968, was one of the first books on Canada’s urban development, bringing together the viewpoints of professionals who had studied various aspects of city growth – economic, social, geographic, political. The book demonstrates the effectiveness and potential of the…

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  • Group Work with Suburbia's Children: Difference, Acceptance, and Belonging book cover

    Group Work with Suburbia's Children

    Difference, Acceptance, and Belonging, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Malekoff

    This collection of articles, first published in 1991, attempts to describe life in the suburbs from diverse vantage points, to evoke a feeling of what life is like for some of the children and their families living in these communities and to demonstrate the practice and value of group work within…

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  • An Introduction to Urban Geography book cover

    An Introduction to Urban Geography

    1st Edition

    By John R. Short

    This book, first published in 1984, is an attempt to make students aware of the variety in the urban condition and to introduce them to some of the relationships operating between space and society. From the broad aim of seeking to show the relationship between urbanism and society flows a number…

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  • Urban and Rural Change in West Germany book cover

    Urban and Rural Change in West Germany

    1st Edition

    Edited by Trevor Wild

    Originally published in 1983. Attention is focused in this book on the principal functional, spatial and morphological changes which had taken place within West Germany’s uniquely arranged mosaic of cities, towns and intervening rural areas during the postwar period. The topics covered here have…

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  • Land Use and Urban Form: The Consumption Theory of Land Rent book cover

    Land Use and Urban Form

    The Consumption Theory of Land Rent, 1st Edition

    By Grant Ian Thrall

    Originally published in 1987. The Consumption Theory of Land Rent or CTLR is a comprehensive model of the urban landscape developed by Grant Ian Thrall. Working from the basic idea that the same underlying processes account for the spatial structure of all places, Thrall shows how CTLR can be used…

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  • The Future of Urban Form: The Impact of New Technology book cover

    The Future of Urban Form

    The Impact of New Technology, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Brotchie, Peter Newton, Peter Hall, Peter Nijkamp

    This book, first published in 1985, explores the ways in which the editors and contributors predicted the urban system, shaped by emerging technologies, would look like, both nationally and internationally. The technological changes covered include automation in the secondary sector, the effects of…

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  • Slum Clearance: The Social and Administrative Context in England and Wales book cover

    Slum Clearance

    The Social and Administrative Context in England and Wales, 1st Edition

    By John English, Ruth Madigan, Peter Norman

    Originally published in 1976. Slum clearance is a particularly significant process because it places the ordinary citizen in a state of extreme dependence on his local authority. The local authority not only destroys his existing environment but controls access to a replacement council house. This…

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  • Basic Needs and the Urban Poor: The Provision of Communal Services book cover

    Basic Needs and the Urban Poor

    The Provision of Communal Services, 1st Edition

    Edited by P. J. Richards, A. M. Thomson

    Originally published in 1984. The diverse problems suffered by the urban poor in Asia and the means by which their welfare levels can be raised are investigated comprehensively in this study. All chapters, written by specialists, deal with a particular subject but the general theme remains that the…

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  • Urban Problems in Western Europe: An Economic Analysis book cover

    Urban Problems in Western Europe

    An Economic Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Paul C. Cheshire, Dennis G. Hay

    This major study, first published in 1989, examines Western Europe’s urban problems in unprecedented breadth and depth. It is a synthesis of research which had three main aims: to establish an informed view of the state of urban Europe in the most systematic and consistent way possible; to…

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  • Urban Deprivation and the Inner City book cover

    Urban Deprivation and the Inner City

    1st Edition

    Edited by Colin Jones

    Originally published in 1979. Phenomena such as high levels of unemployment, decaying and vandalised council estates, poor educational achievements by schoolchildren and the population decline in inner cities are just some of the problems challenged by this important work. The contributors from…

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    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

    1st Edition

    By Various

    Reissuing works originally published between 1968 and 1997, this 24 volume set offers a selection of scholarship on urban studies. Topics include urban policy, urban economics, and identity and poverty in urban communities. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field…

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