Development Studies: Cities & the Developing World

  • Interdependent Development book cover

    Interdependent Development

    1st Edition

    By Harold Brookfield

    Rather than being a book about ‘development’ per se, this work, first published in 1975, is instead a book about ideas about development, designed for those drawn by a concern over social injustice into the development field. In a selective review of theory, which gives particular emphasis to the…

    Paperback – 2013-02-14
    Routledge Library Editions: Development

  • Urban Poverty in the Global South: Scale and Nature book cover

    Urban Poverty in the Global South

    Scale and Nature, 1st Edition

    By Diana Mitlin, David Satterthwaite

    One in seven of the world’s population live in poverty in urban areas, and the vast majority of these live in the Global South – mostly in overcrowded informal settlements with inadequate water, sanitation, health care and schools provision. This book explains how and why the scale and depth…

    Paperback – 2012-12-11

  • Cities and Sustainability book cover

    Cities and Sustainability

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joan Fitzgerald, Michael J. Motta Jr.

    ‘Sustainability’ is widely recognized as a key objective of urban development in the twenty-first century. But how is it realized in practice? What are its historical origins and its theoretical underpinnings? How does it connect to, or inform, related movements which seek to create more liveable…

    Hardback – 2012-09-10
    Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

  • Building Inclusive Cities: Women’s Safety and the Right to the City book cover

    Building Inclusive Cities

    Women’s Safety and the Right to the City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carolyn Whitzman, Crystal Legacy, Caroline Andrew, Fran Klodawsky, Margaret Shaw, Kalpana Viswanath

    Building on a growing movement within developing countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, as well as Europe and North America, this book documents cutting edge practice and builds theory around a rights based approach to women’s safety in the context of poverty reduction and social…

    Paperback – 2012-08-30

  • The Connected City: How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis book cover

    The Connected City

    How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis, 1st Edition

    By Zachary P. Neal

    The Connected City explores how thinking about networks helps make sense of modern cities: what they are, how they work, and where they are headed. Cities and urban life can be examined as networks, and these urban networks can be examined at many different levels. The book focuses on three…

    Paperback – 2012-08-07
    The Metropolis and Modern Life

  • China and Globalization: The Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Chinese Society book cover

    China and Globalization

    The Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Chinese Society, 3rd Edition

    By Doug Guthrie

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! In its quarter-century-long shift from communism to capitalism, China has transformed itself from a desperately poor nation into a country with one of the fastest-growing and largest economies in the world. Doug Guthrie examines the reforms driving the…

    Paperback – 2012-04-05

  • Urban Life in Post-Soviet Asia book cover

    Urban Life in Post-Soviet Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Catharine Alexander, Victor Buchli, Caroline Humphrey

    Capturing a unique historical moment, this book examines the changes in urban life since the collapse of the Soviet Union from an ethnographic perspective, thus addressing significant gaps in the literature on cities, Central Asia and post-socialism. It encompasses Tashkent, Almaty, Astana and…

    Paperback – 2012-03-01
    UCL Press

  • Gated Communities in China: Class, Privilege and the Moral Politics of the Good Life book cover

    Gated Communities in China

    Class, Privilege and the Moral Politics of the Good Life, 1st Edition

    By Choon-Piew Pow

    Moving beyond conventional accounts of gated communities and housing segregation, this book interrogates the moral politics of urban place-making in China’s commodity housing enclaves. Drawing on fieldwork and survey conducted in Shanghai, Pow critically demonstrates how gated communities are bound…

    Paperback – 2012-02-21
    Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

  • Infrastructure Sustainability and Design book cover

    Infrastructure Sustainability and Design

    1st Edition

    Edited by Spiro N. Pollalis, Andreas Georgoulias, Stephen J. Ramos, Daniel Schodek

    You're overseeing a large-scale project, but you're not an engineering or construction specialist, and so you need an overview of the related sustainability concerns and processes. To introduce you to the main issues, experts from the fields of engineering, planning, public health, environmental…

    Hardback – 2012-01-23

  • Agriculture in Urban Planning: Generating Livelihoods and Food Security book cover

    Agriculture in Urban Planning

    Generating Livelihoods and Food Security, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Redwood

    This volume, by graduate researchers working in urban agriculture, examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape. Drawing on original field work in cities across the rapidly urbanizing global south, the book examines the contribution of urban agriculture and city…

    Paperback – 2011-11-29

  • Urban Theory Beyond the West: A World of Cities book cover

    Urban Theory Beyond the West

    A World of Cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tim Edensor, Mark Jayne

    Since the late eighteenth century, academic engagement with political, economic, social, cultural and spatial changes in our cities has been dominated by theoretical frameworks crafted with reference to just a small number of cities.  This book offers an important antidote to the continuing…

    Paperback – 2011-11-10

  • RLE: Development (111 vols) book cover

    RLE: Development (111 vols)

    1st Edition

    By Various

    Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study…

    Hardback – 2010-12-17
    Routledge Library Editions: Development

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