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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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Yang Fu, Xiaoling Zhang
December 30, 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...

Overlooked Cities Power, Politics and Knowledge Beyond the Urban South

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

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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 ...

Mega-City Region Development in China

Mega-City Region Development in China

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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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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. The book adopts Bourdieu’s concept of field to explore the interests and disputes involved in the production of ...

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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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? Who 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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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