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Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies


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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 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.

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An Introduction to Urban Geography

An Introduction to Urban Geography

1st Edition

By John R. Short
April 10, 2019

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 ...

Basic Needs and the Urban Poor The Provision of Communal Services

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

1st Edition

Edited By P. J. Richards, A. M. Thomson
April 10, 2019

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...

Concepts and Techniques in Urban Analysis

Concepts and Techniques in Urban Analysis

1st Edition

By 'Bola Ayeni
April 10, 2019

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 ...

Development and the Rural-Urban Divide

Development and the Rural-Urban Divide

1st Edition

Edited By John Harriss, Mick Moore
April 10, 2019

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...

Group Work with Suburbia's Children Difference, Acceptance, and Belonging

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

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Malekoff
April 10, 2019

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 ...

Identity and Poverty Defining a Sense of Self among Urban Adolescents

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

1st Edition

By Laura DeHaan, Shelley MacDermid
April 10, 2019

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 ...

Land Use and Urban Form The Consumption Theory of Land Rent

Land Use and Urban Form: The Consumption Theory of Land Rent

1st Edition

By Grant Ian Thrall
April 10, 2019

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 ...

Managing the City The Aims and Impacts of Urban Policy

Managing the City: The Aims and Impacts of Urban Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Brian Robson
April 10, 2019

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 ...

Operational Urban Models An Introduction

Operational Urban Models: An Introduction

1st Edition

By David Foot
April 10, 2019

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 ...

Public Service Provision and Urban Development

Public Service Provision and Urban Development

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Kirby, Paul Knox, Steven Pinch
April 10, 2019

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 ...

Race and Gender Discrimination across Urban Labor Markets

Race and Gender Discrimination across Urban Labor Markets

1st Edition

By Susanne Schmitz
April 10, 2019

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 ...

Slum Clearance The Social and Administrative Context in England and Wales

Slum Clearance: The Social and Administrative Context in England and Wales

1st Edition

By John English, Ruth Madigan, Peter Norman
April 10, 2019

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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