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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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Waterfront Design in Small Mediterranean Port Towns

Waterfront Design in Small Mediterranean Port Towns

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Giovanna Piga
March 03, 2022

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 ...

Sustainable Urban Futures in Africa

Sustainable Urban Futures in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Addaney, Patrick Cobbinah
December 31, 2021

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
December 20, 2021

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 ...

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
November 30, 2021

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 ...

Smart Design Disruption, Crisis, and the Reshaping of Urban Spaces

Smart Design: Disruption, Crisis, and the Reshaping of Urban Spaces

1st Edition

By Richard Hu
November 25, 2021

This book tackles the emerging smart urbanism to advance a new way of urban thinking and to explore a new design approach. It unravels several urban transformations in dualities: economic relationality and centrality, technological flattening and polarisation, and spatial division and fusion. These...

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
August 17, 2021

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 ...

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
April 20, 2021

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 ...

Planning within Complex Urban Systems

Planning within Complex Urban Systems

1st Edition

By Shih-Kung Lai
December 18, 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

1st Edition

By 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

1st Edition

By 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

1st Edition

By 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

By 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, ...

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