E-books: Urban Studies

  • Balkanization and Global Politics: Remaking Cities and Architecture book cover

    Balkanization and Global Politics

    Remaking Cities and Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Nikolina Bobic

    Ever-increasingly, countries, states and regions are voicing a desire to be autonomous through a process of balkanization. This book explores the historical emergence, interdisciplinary application and current sociospatial reasons why more places are seeking self-governance around the world. The…

    eBook – 2019-04-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • International Housing Market Experience and Implications for China book cover

    International Housing Market Experience and Implications for China

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rebecca L. H. Chiu, Zhi Liu, Bertrand Renaud

    Recent rapid housing market expansion in China is presenting new challenges for policy makers, planners, business people, and citizens. Now that housing in middle-income China is driven by consumer choices and is no longer dominated by state policy decisions, housing policy issues in Chinese cities…

    eBook – 2019-03-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in International Real Estate

  • The City in Geography: Renaturing the Built Environment book cover

    The City in Geography

    Renaturing the Built Environment, 1st Edition

    By Benedict Anderson

    Monumental in scale and epic in development, cities have become the most visible and significant symbol of human progress. The geography on and around which they are constructed, however, has come to be viewed merely in terms of its resources and is often laid to waste once its assets have been…

    eBook – 2019-03-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Contentious Politics and the Welfare State: Squatting in Sweden book cover

    Contentious Politics and the Welfare State

    Squatting in Sweden, 1st Edition

    By Dominika V. Polanska

    This book outlines the history of squatting in Sweden and analyzes the conditions under which squatting has intensified and declined in the country between 1968 and 2017. With close attention to the relationship between civil society and the state in the Swedish context, and the manner in which…

    eBook – 2019-03-14
    Routledge
    Cities and Society

  • Neighborhood Branding, Identity and Tourism book cover

    Neighborhood Branding, Identity and Tourism

    1st Edition

    By Staci M. Zavattaro

    This book delves into neighborhood branding by looking at the City of Orlando and the identities that set each neighborhood apart from others. Orlando is an international tourism capital, known for its abundant theme parks that allow for an escape from reality. The word "Orlando" is almost…

    eBook – 2019-03-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus in Tourism

  • Agonistic Articulations in the 'Creative' City: On New Actors and Activism in Berlin’s Cultural Politics book cover

    Agonistic Articulations in the 'Creative' City

    On New Actors and Activism in Berlin’s Cultural Politics, 1st Edition

    By Friederike Landau

    This book offers an empirically-grounded account of the emergence and political activities of a new collective actor in Berlin’s art field. Investigating the organizational and representative practices of Koalition der Freien Szene (Coalition of the Independent Scene) – a trans-disciplinary action…

    eBook – 2019-03-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Political Sociology

  • History, Space and Place book cover

    History, Space and Place

    1st Edition

    By Susanne Rau

    Spaces, too, have a history. And history always takes place in spaces. But what do historians mean when they use the word "spaces"? And how can spaces be historically investigated? Susanne Rau provides a survey of the history of Western concepts of space, opens up interdisciplinary approaches to…

    eBook – 2019-03-05
    Routledge

  • Migrant Housing: Architecture, Dwelling, Migration book cover

    Migrant Housing

    Architecture, Dwelling, Migration, 1st Edition

    By Mirjana Lozanovska

    Migrant Housing, the latest book by author Mirjana Lozanovska, examines the house as the architectural construct in the processes of migration. Housing is pivotal to any migration story, with studies showing that migrant participation in the adaptation or building of houses provides…

    eBook – 2019-03-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Cities, Change, and Conflict: A Political Economy of Urban Life book cover

    Cities, Change, and Conflict

    A Political Economy of Urban Life, 5th Edition

    By Nancy Kleniewski, Alexander R. Thomas

    Cities, Change, and Conflict was one of the first texts to embrace the perspective of political economy as its main explanatory framework, and then complement it with the rich contributions found in the human ecology perspective. Although its primary focus is on North American cities, the book…

    eBook – 2019-02-25
    Routledge

  • Citizenship and Infrastructure: Practices and Identities of Citizens and the State book cover

    Citizenship and Infrastructure

    Practices and Identities of Citizens and the State, 1st Edition

    Edited by Charlotte Lemanski

    This book brings together insights from leading urban scholars and explicitly develops the connections between infrastructure and citizenship. It demonstrates the ways in which adopting an ‘infrastructural citizenship’ lens illuminates a broader understanding of the material and civic nature of…

    eBook – 2019-02-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Urban Comics: Infrastructure and the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives book cover

    Urban Comics

    Infrastructure and the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives, 1st Edition

    By Dominic Davies

    Urban Comics: Infrastructure and the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives makes an important and timely contribution both to comics studies and urban studies, offering a decolonisation and reconfiguration of both of these already interdisciplinary fields. With chapter-length discussions…

    eBook – 2019-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Asylum-Seeking Journeys in Asia: Refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok book cover

    Asylum-Seeking Journeys in Asia

    Refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok, 1st Edition

    By Terence Chun Tat Shum

    This book looks in detail at the journeys to asylum in Asia which are largely neglected in the media and academic analyses, despite Asia becoming the most essential region for asylum, receiving refugees from both within and outside of the continent.  Treating asylum-seeking journeys as a…

    eBook – 2019-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Asian Migration

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