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Mega-City Region Development in China

Mega-City Region Development in China

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Anthony G.O. Yeh, George C. S. Lin, Fiona F. Yang
November 22, 2020

This book sheds light on the mega-city region development in China as a new form of urbanization which plays a crucial role in the economic development of the country. It examines the challenges faced by the mega-city regions and opens up avenues for debates and further research. Economic reform of...

Mega-Events, City and Power

Mega-Events, City and Power

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Nelma Gusmão de Oliveira
October 22, 2020

This book examines the power relations that emerge from the convergence of the universe in which the sporting spectacle is produced and the universe in which a city is produced. It adopts Bourdieu's concept of field to explore the interests and disputes involved in the production of sports...

Urban Ethics: Conflicts Over the Good and Proper Life in Cities

Urban Ethics: Conflicts Over the Good and Proper Life in Cities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Moritz Ege, Johannes Moser
October 06, 2020

This book delves into the ethical dimension of urban life: how should one live in the city? What constitutes a ‘good’ life under urban condition? Whose gets to live a ‘good’ life, and whose ideas of morality, propriety and ‘good’ prevail? What is the connection between the ‘good’ and the ‘just’ in...

Planning and Managing Smaller Events: Downsizing the Urban Spectacle

Planning and Managing Smaller Events: Downsizing the Urban Spectacle

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Stefano Di Vita, Mark Wilson
September 25, 2020

Planning and Managing Smaller Events: Downsizing the Urban Spectacle explores the role of smaller scale events in contributing to the renewal and development of urban societies. This book adopts a case study approach to examine a diverse range of events taking place in towns and cities in Europe,...

Citizens in the 'Smart City': Participation, Co-production, Governance

Citizens in the 'Smart City': Participation, Co-production, Governance

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Paolo Cardullo
September 23, 2020

This book critically examines ‘smart city’ discourse in terms of governance initiatives, citizen participation and policies which place emphasis on the ‘citizen’ as an active recipient and co-producer of technological solutions to urban problems. The current hype around smart cities and digital...

Urban Art and the City: Creating, Destroying, and Reclaiming the Sublime

Urban Art and the City: Creating, Destroying, and Reclaiming the Sublime

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Argyro Loukaki
September 14, 2020

This book offers original interdisciplinary insights into cities as a diachronic creation of urban art. It engages in a sequence of historical perspectives to examine urban space as an object of apparent quasi-cycles and processes of constitution, exaltation, imitation, contestation and redemption...

Urban Neighbourhood Formations: Boundaries, Narrations and Intimacies

Urban Neighbourhood Formations: Boundaries, Narrations and Intimacies

1st Edition

Hilal Alkan, Nazan Maksudyan
March 12, 2020

This book examines the formation of urban neighbourhoods in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.  It departs from ‘neighbourhoods’ to consider identity, coexistence, solidarity, and violence in relations to a place. Urban Neighbourhood Formations revolves around three major aspects of...

Neighbourhood Planning: Place, Space and Politics

Neighbourhood Planning: Place, Space and Politics

1st Edition

Janet Banfield
September 18, 2019

This book carries out an in-depth investigation of a neighborhood planning process that engages critically with the issues surrounding articulation of local concerns in a strategic manner and the prospects of implementing ‘bottom up’ community initiatives successfully. It highlights the dynamics...

Big Data, Code and the Discrete City: Shaping Public Realms

Big Data, Code and the Discrete City: Shaping Public Realms

1st Edition

Silvio Carta
June 25, 2019

Big Data, Code and the Discrete City explores how digital technologies are gradually changing the way in which the public space is designed by architects, managed by policymakers and experienced by individuals. Smart city technologies are superseding the traditional human experience that has...

Ethnic Spatial Segregation in European Cities

Ethnic Spatial Segregation in European Cities

1st Edition

Hans Skifter Andersen
May 21, 2019

This book provides the first in depth interpretation of how to understand the causes of ethnic residential segregation across Western European countries and the USA. In many countries, ethnic minorities have obtained low quality housing and may be concentrated in certain parts of cities. This book...

Urban Restructuring, Power and Capitalism in the Tourist City: Contested Terrains of Marrakesh

Urban Restructuring, Power and Capitalism in the Tourist City: Contested Terrains of Marrakesh

1st Edition

Khalid Madhi
April 25, 2019

The book focuses on the processes of urban restructuring, power relations and the political economy of touristic authenticity. Through an in-depth analysis of Marrakesh, Morroco, the book proposes a comprehensive analytic framework. It highlights the issues of (post)coloniality, ideology,...

Balkanization and Global Politics: Remaking Cities and Architecture

Balkanization and Global Politics: Remaking Cities and Architecture

1st Edition

Nikolina Bobic
April 10, 2019

Balkanization (territorial fragmentation) is becoming a significant urban and geopolitical pursuit in contemporary times. Countries, cities and regions are ever increasingly voicing the desire for independence and balkanization from the nation or union they are a part of. This monograph generally...

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