The Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design series provides the reader with the latest scholarship in the field of planning and beyond. The series publishes international research covering spatial planning, regional planning, planning history, planning theory, communities, impact assessment, transport, sustainability and urban design. Building on Routledge’s history of academic rigor and cutting edge research, the series will contribute to the rapidly expanding literature in all areas of planning and urban design.
Race, Faith and Planning in Britain
Urban Renewal and School Reform in Baltimore: Rethinking the 21st Century Public School
The City in Transgression: Human Mobility and Resistance in the 21st Century
Transnational Architecture and Urbanism: Rethinking How Cities Plan, Transform, and Learn
January 01, 2021
Reflecting deepening globalisation, how diversity is addressed through social relations and the challenges it poses for social harmony have become key research issues among urban scholars. Ethnic Diversity and Democratic Public Spaces in the Contemporary City explores the play of inter-ethnic...
January 01, 2021
Few cities in the world have transformed from dilapidated and polluted to bustling modern metropolises in just a few decades the way Shanghai has. Now one of the main international economic, finance and trade centers on the western Pacific, Shanghai’s urban development is part of an on-going...
December 24, 2020
Imagine living in a city where people could move freely and buildings could be replaced at minimal cost. Reality cannot be further from such. Despite this imperfect world in which we live, urban planning has become integral and critical especially in the face of rapid urbanization in many...
November 16, 2020
Narratives, in the context of urban planning, matter profoundly. Planning theory and practice have taken an increasing interest in the role and power of narrative, and yet there is no comprehensive study of how narrative, and concepts from narrative and literary theory more broadly, can enrich...
Richard Gale, Huw Thomas
September 22, 2020
Race, Faith and Planning in Britain adopts a Critical Race Theory perspective to analyse and discuss challenges of planning in contemporary multi-ethnic Britain. Exploring how planning is affected by and affects the racialisation of social relations, this book charts the history of the UK planning...
August 12, 2020
Urban Renewal and School Reform in Baltimore examines the role of the contemporary public school as an instrument of urban design. The central case study in this book, Henderson-Hopkins, is a PK-8 campus serving as the civic centerpiece of the East Baltimore Development Initiative. This study...
July 28, 2020
The City in Transgression explores the unacknowledged, neglected, and ill-defined spaces of the built environment and their transition into places of resistance and residence by refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, the homeless, and the disadvantaged. The book draws on urban and spatial theory,...
Anders Ese, Kristin Ese
July 22, 2020
The City Makers of Nairobi re-examines the history of the urban development of Nairobi in the colonial period. Although Nairobi was a colonial construct with lasting negative repercussions, the African population’s impact on its history and development is often overlooked. This book shows how...
Vojislava Filipcevic Cordes
July 13, 2020
New York in Cinematic Imagination is an interdisciplinary study into urbanism and cinematic representations of the American metropolis in the twentieth century. It contextualizes spatial transformations and discourse about New York during the Great Depression and the Second World War, examining...
June 02, 2020
Transnational Architecture and Urbanism combines urban planning, design, policy, and geography studies to offer place-based and project-oriented insight into relevant case studies of urban transformation in Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East. Since the 1990s, increasingly...
Zachary M. Jones
March 25, 2020
Mega-events have long been used by cities as a strategy to secure global recognition and attract future economic investment. However, while cultural mega-events like the European Capital of Culture have become increasingly popular, cities have begun questioning the traditional model of other events...
Maria Chiara Pastore
March 23, 2020
Africa is one of the most dynamic continents. It will play a key role in the coming decades in relation to the growth of cities, and environmental conditions will be of primary importance. The structural lack of water and sanitation infrastructure affects the development of Africa's growing urban...