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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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Ethnic Diversity and Democratic Public Spaces in the Contemporary City

Ethnic Diversity and Democratic Public Spaces in the Contemporary City

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Ronan Paddison
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...

Shanghai's Urban Development: From dragon head to city of innovation

Shanghai's Urban Development: From dragon head to city of innovation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Yawei Chen
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...

Planning within Complex Urban Systems

Planning within Complex Urban Systems

1st Edition

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Shih-Kung Lai
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...

The Narrative Turn in Urban Planning: Plotting the Helsinki Waterfront

The Narrative Turn in Urban Planning: Plotting the Helsinki Waterfront

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Lieven Ameel
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...

Race, Faith and Planning in Britain

Race, Faith and Planning in Britain

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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...

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

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Erkin Özay
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...

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

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Benedict Anderson
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,...

The City Makers of Nairobi: An African Urban History

The City Makers of Nairobi: An African Urban History

1st Edition

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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...

New York in Cinematic Imagination: The Agitated City

New York in Cinematic Imagination: The Agitated City

1st Edition

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...

Transnational Architecture and Urbanism: Rethinking How Cities Plan, Transform, and Learn

Transnational Architecture and Urbanism: Rethinking How Cities Plan, Transform, and Learn

1st Edition

Davide Ponzini
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...

Cultural Mega-Events: Opportunities and Risks for Heritage Cities

Cultural Mega-Events: Opportunities and Risks for Heritage Cities

1st Edition

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...

Re-interpreting the Relationship Between Water and Urban Planning: The Case of Dar es Salaam

Re-interpreting the Relationship Between Water and Urban Planning: The Case of Dar es Salaam

1st Edition

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...

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