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Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City


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The Future of the City Centre Global Perspectives

The Future of the City Centre: Global Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Bob Giddings, Robert J Rogerson
December 30, 2022

The Future of the City Centre: Global Perspectives debates future directions. It looks beyond the post-industrial, post-commercial and post-retail city centres to examine differing visions of the future form and function of the urban core. This theme and the related sub-topics will assist the ...

The Political Economy of Land Rent, Financialization and Resistance

The Political Economy of Land: Rent, Financialization and Resistance

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Mika Hyötyläinen, Robert Beauregard
November 30, 2022

Recent years have seen a gathering interest in the importance of real estate development to the growth and development of cities. This has included theoretical work on such topics as land rent and property rights as well as empirical studies on property investments, assetization, securitization, ...

Designing Healthy and Liveable Cities Creating Sustainable Urban Regeneration

Designing Healthy and Liveable Cities: Creating Sustainable Urban Regeneration

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Marichela Sepe
October 11, 2022

In the last ten years concepts such as urban health and liveability have become ever more present in urban planning studies. Many companies rank the most liveable city in the world or in a nation and many indicators try to measure factors which can report the health of a place by investigating it ...

Marketplaces Movements, Representations and Practices

Marketplaces: Movements, Representations and Practices

1st Edition

Edited By Ceren Sezer, Rianne van Melik
July 29, 2022

This edited volume portrays marketplaces from a mobility perspective as dynamic and open entities consisting of flows of people, goods and ideas. There is a renewed interest in research and policy arenas in marketplaces as the core of cities’ spatial and economic development and sociocultural life,...

Mega-City Region Development in China

Mega-City Region Development in China

1st Edition

Edited By Anthony G.O. Yeh, George C. S. Lin, Fiona F. Yang
May 30, 2022

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

By Nelma Gusmão de Oliveira
May 06, 2022

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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

By Paolo Cardullo
April 29, 2022

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 ...

Planning and Managing Smaller Events Downsizing the Urban Spectacle

Planning and Managing Smaller Events: Downsizing the Urban Spectacle

1st Edition

Edited By Stefano Di Vita, Mark Wilson
April 29, 2022

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, ...

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

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

1st Edition

Edited By Argyro Loukaki
April 29, 2022

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 Ethics Conflicts Over the Good and Proper Life in Cities

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

1st Edition

Edited By Moritz Ege, Johannes Moser
April 29, 2022

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 ...

Visual Participatory Arts Based Research in the City Ontology, Aesthetics and Ethics

Visual Participatory Arts Based Research in the City: Ontology, Aesthetics and Ethics

1st Edition

Edited By Laura Trafí-Prats, Aurelio Castro-Varela
April 07, 2022

Visual Participatory Arts Based Research in the Cities maps ontological, aesthetic and ethic differences between humanist and posthumanist arts-based research, while providing insight on methodological orientations to develop arts-based research with frameworks based on process-philosophies. It is...

Public Participation Process in Urban Planning Evaluation Approaches of Fairness and Effectiveness Criteria of Planning Advisory Committees

Public Participation Process in Urban Planning: Evaluation Approaches of Fairness and Effectiveness Criteria of Planning Advisory Committees

1st Edition

By Kamal Uddin, Bhuiyan Monwar Alam
November 30, 2021

This book critically examines the public participation processes in urban planning and development by evaluating the operations of Planning Advisory Committees (PACs) through two meta-criteria of fairness and effectiveness. Traditional models of public participation in planning have long been ...

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