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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

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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 through two meta-criteria of fairness and effectiveness. Traditional models of public participation in planning have long been criticized ...

Hegemony, Security Infrastructures and the Politics of Crime Everyday Experiences in South Africa

Hegemony, Security Infrastructures and the Politics of Crime: Everyday Experiences in South Africa

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By Gideon van Riet
October 27, 2021

This book examines the politics of crime and the response to it in Potchefstroom, a small settler colonial city in South Africa. It draws on the city’s everyday practices and experiences to offer local bottom-up insights into security beyond the state. The book provides a comprehensive ...

The Walkable City Dimensions of Walking and Overlapping Walks of Life

The Walkable City: Dimensions of Walking and Overlapping Walks of Life

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By Jennie Middleton
August 19, 2021

This book explores everyday walking in contemporary urban life. It brings together important theoretical and empirical insights to understand how the ‘walkability’ of urban spaces can be imagined, planned for, and experienced.   The book focuses on the everyday experiences of the urban walker, the ...

Cities Without Capitalism

Cities Without Capitalism

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Edited By Hossein Sadri, Senem Zeybekoglu
July 23, 2021

This book explores the interconnections between urbanization and capitalism to examine the current condition of cities due to capitalism. It brings together interdisciplinary insights from leading academics, activists and researchers to envision progressive, anti-capitalist changes for the future ...

New Master-Planned Cities, Islam, and Identity

New Master-Planned Cities, Islam, and Identity

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Edited By Sarah Moser
June 30, 2021

This book explores the diverse ways in which Islam as a religious philosophy currently shapes urban planning ideas. Focusing on cities in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia, chapters revealing the vitality and variety of Muslim societies in their engagement with the design of...

Overlooked Cities Power, Politics and Knowledge Beyond the Urban South

Overlooked Cities: Power, Politics and Knowledge Beyond the Urban South

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Edited By Hanna A. Ruszczyk, Erwin Nugraha, Isolde de Villiers
December 29, 2020

Overlooked Cities reflects and impacts the changing landscape of urban studies and geography from the perspective of smaller and more regional cities in the urban South. It critically examines the ways in which cities are uniquely positioned within different urban and knowledge hierarchies. The ...

Eco and Low-Carbon New Towns in China Sustainability Transformation in the Making

Eco and Low-Carbon New Towns in China: Sustainability Transformation in the Making

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By Yang Fu, Xiaoling Zhang
December 28, 2020

This book examines the sustainability transition theory in the context of urbanization in China, tracing the development of eco and low-carbon cities. It examines how ideas on building eco-cities and low-carbon cities travel from nation to nation, how they are adopted in the Chinese administrative ...

Mega-City Region Development in China

Mega-City Region Development in China

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Edited By Anthony G.O. Yeh, George C. S. Lin, Fiona F. Yang
November 23, 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

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By 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

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Edited By Moritz Ege, Johannes Moser
September 30, 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

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Edited By 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

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By 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 ...

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