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Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design


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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. 

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Economic Incentives in Sub-Saharan African Urban Planning A Ghanaian Case Study

Economic Incentives in Sub-Saharan African Urban Planning: A Ghanaian Case Study

1st Edition

By Kwasi Gyau Baffour Awuah
January 09, 2023

This book explores incentives capable of enhancing the effectiveness of urban planning systems in Sub-Saharan Africa using economic theory as a framework. It argues that urban planning is fundamental to the achievement of sustainable and resilient cities, but against the backdrop of rising levels ...

New York in Cinematic Imagination The Agitated City

New York in Cinematic Imagination: The Agitated City

1st Edition

By Vojislava Filipcevic Cordes
January 09, 2023

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 ...

Street-Naming Cultures in Africa and Israel Power Strategies and Place-Making Practices

Street-Naming Cultures in Africa and Israel: Power Strategies and Place-Making Practices

1st Edition

By Liora Bigon, Michel Ben Arrous
January 09, 2023

This book is focused on the street-naming politics, policies and practices that have been shaping and reshaping the semantic, textual and visual environments of urban Africa and Israel. Its chapters expand on prominent issues, such as the importance of extra-formal processes, naming reception and ...

The City Makers of Nairobi An African Urban History

The City Makers of Nairobi: An African Urban History

1st Edition

By Anders Ese, Kristin Ese
January 09, 2023

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 ...

The City in Transgression Human Mobility and Resistance in the 21st Century

The City in Transgression: Human Mobility and Resistance in the 21st Century

1st Edition

By Benedict Anderson
January 09, 2023

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, ...

The Narrative Turn in Urban Planning Plotting the Helsinki Waterfront

The Narrative Turn in Urban Planning: Plotting the Helsinki Waterfront

1st Edition

By Lieven Ameel
January 09, 2023

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 ...

China’s Railway Transformation History, Culture Changes and Urban Development

China’s Railway Transformation: History, Culture Changes and Urban Development

1st Edition

By Junjie Xi, Paco Mejias Villatoro
December 30, 2022

This book investigates China’s railway transformation through history, along with culture changes and urban development. The book begins by looking at the background of China and the history and growth of railway development in China through five key phases, followed by assessing the cultural ...

Lost Informal Housing in Istanbul Globalization at the Expense of Urban Culture

Lost Informal Housing in Istanbul: Globalization at the Expense of Urban Culture

1st Edition

By F. Yurdanur Dulgeroglu-Yuksel
November 14, 2022

The dynamics of globalization brought a radical change in megacities and tensions between the stakeholders and dwellers against top-down urban renewal policies. This unique book provides a worldview of multi-stakeholders in the urban housing market. With a longitudinal research approach, it paves ...

Shrinking Cities in Reunified East Germany

Shrinking Cities in Reunified East Germany

1st Edition

By Agim Kërçuku
October 03, 2022

The book explores the relationship between the shrinking process and architecture and urban design practices. Starting from a journey in former East Germany, six different scenes are explored in which plans, projects, and policies have dealt with shrinkage since the 1990s. The book is a sequence of...

Culture and Sustainable Development in the City Urban Spaces of Possibilities

Culture and Sustainable Development in the City: Urban Spaces of Possibilities

1st Edition

Edited By Sacha Kagan
August 05, 2022

This book exposes the potential to advance a cultural approach to sustainable urban development. It explores urban "spaces of possibilities" and links them to the seized or missed opportunities for innovative forms of transversal partnerships throughout the city and of culturally sensitive urban ...

Planning within Complex Urban Systems

Planning within Complex Urban Systems

1st Edition

By Shih-Kung Lai
June 30, 2022

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 ...

Urban Renewal and School Reform in Baltimore Rethinking the 21st Century Public School

Urban Renewal and School Reform in Baltimore: Rethinking the 21st Century Public School

1st Edition

By Erkin Özay
May 30, 2022

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 ...

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