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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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Gentrification in Helsinki Urban Planning at the Edge of the Welfare State

Gentrification in Helsinki: Urban Planning at the Edge of the Welfare State

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Kevin Drain
June 07, 2024

This book unravels the paradox of gentrification in Helsinki, Finland. Here, housing and welfare policies work well under certain conditions to prevent the worst outcomes of residential gentrification. Yet other forms of gentrification have proliferated in recent years, and local urban planning has...

Australia and China Perspectives on Urban Regeneration and Rural Revitalization

Australia and China Perspectives on Urban Regeneration and Rural Revitalization

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Raffaele Pernice, Bing Chen
April 30, 2024

This edited volume reviews important contemporary issues through relevant case studies and research in China and Australia, such as the challenges posed by climate change, the development of eco-urban design, research on sustainable habitats and the relationship between ecology, green architecture ...

Co-Creative Placekeeping in Los Angeles Artists and Communities Working Together

Co-Creative Placekeeping in Los Angeles: Artists and Communities Working Together

1st Edition

By Brettany Shannon, David C. Sloane, Anne Bray
December 05, 2023

Co-Creative Placekeeping in Los Angeles is a novel examination of Los Angeles-based socially engaged art (SEA) practitioners’ equitable placekeeping efforts. A new concept, equitable placekeeping describes the inclination of historically marginalized community members to steward their neighborhood’...

Remodelling to Prepare for Independence The Philippine Commonwealth, Decolonisation, Cities and Public Works, c. 1935–46

Remodelling to Prepare for Independence: The Philippine Commonwealth, Decolonisation, Cities and Public Works, c. 1935–46

1st Edition

By Ian Morley
December 01, 2023

Remodelling to Prepare for Independence: The Philippine Commonwealth, Decolonisation, Cities and Public Works, c. 1935–46 illuminates the implications of the USA’s final phase of colonial rule in the Philippine Islands. It explores the Filipino side of decolonisation and the management of the built...

Inclusion and Exclusion of the Urban Poor in Dhaka Power, Politics, and Planning

Inclusion and Exclusion of the Urban Poor in Dhaka: Power, Politics, and Planning

1st Edition

By Rasheda Khan
October 13, 2023

Inclusion and Exclusion of the Urban Poor in Dhaka explores how the inhabitants of poor neighborhoods in Dhaka, Bangladesh, gain inclusion in the city at the face of exclusion. The book considers how the people of poor neighborhoods encounter the exclusionary behavior of city development, and how ...

City-making, Space and Spirituality A Community-Based Urban Praxis with Reflections from South Africa

City-making, Space and Spirituality: A Community-Based Urban Praxis with Reflections from South Africa

1st Edition

By Stéphan de Beer
September 29, 2023

This book is about the soul of the city, embodied in its spaces and people. It traces dynamics in inner city neighbourhoods of South Africa’s post-apartheid capital, Pretoria. Viewing the city through its most vulnerable people and places, it recognizes that urban space is never neutral and shaped ...

Sustainable Urban Futures in Africa

Sustainable Urban Futures in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Addaney, Patrick Cobbinah
September 25, 2023

Sustainable Urban Futures in Africa provides a variety of conventional and emerging theoretical frameworks to inform understandings and responses to critical urban development issues such as urbanisation, climate change, housing/slum, informality, urban sprawl, urban ecosystem services and urban ...

Victorian Cemeteries and the Suburbs of London Spatial Consequences to the Reordering of London’s Burials in the Early 19th Century

Victorian Cemeteries and the Suburbs of London: Spatial Consequences to the Reordering of London’s Burials in the Early 19th Century

1st Edition

By Gian Luca Amadei
September 25, 2023

This book explores how Victorian cemeteries were the direct result of the socio-cultural, economic and political context of the city, and were part of a unique transformation process that emerged in London at the time. The book shows how the re-ordering of the city’s burial spaces, along with the ...

Waterfront Design in Small Mediterranean Port Towns

Waterfront Design in Small Mediterranean Port Towns

1st Edition

By Giovanna Piga
September 25, 2023

This book addresses issues that waterfronts face in small Mediterranean port towns due to increases in the tourism industry. Integrating theory and pragmatic approaches, Waterfront Design in Small Port Towns proposes a design matrix which can go on to be implemented in waterfronts globally. The ...

Participatory Spaces Under Urban Capitalism Contesting the Boundaries of Democratic Practices

Participatory Spaces Under Urban Capitalism: Contesting the Boundaries of Democratic Practices

1st Edition

By Markus Holdo
September 22, 2023

Can people use new participatory spaces to reclaim their rights as citizens and challenge structures of political power? This book carefully examines the constraints and possibilities for participatory governance under capitalism. To understand what is at stake in the politics of participation, we ...

Smart Cities in Poland Towards sustainability and a better quality of life?

Smart Cities in Poland: Towards sustainability and a better quality of life?

1st Edition

By Izabela Jonek-Kowalska, Radosław Wolniak
August 28, 2023

This book considers and examines the concept of a Smart City in the context of improving the quality of life and sustainable development in Central and Eastern European cities. The Smart City concept has been gaining popularity in recent years, with supporters considering it to be an effective tool...

Identity in Post-Socialist Public Space Urban Architecture in Kiev, Moscow, Berlin, and Warsaw

Identity in Post-Socialist Public Space: Urban Architecture in Kiev, Moscow, Berlin, and Warsaw

1st Edition

By Bohdan Cherkes, Józef Hernik
May 31, 2023

This book is a comparative analysis of the architecture of central public spaces of capital cities in Central and Eastern Europe during the period of their authoritarian and post-authoritarian development. It demonstrates that national identity transformations cause structural changes in urban ...

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