E-books: Urban Studies

  • Social Justice in Contemporary Housing: Applying Rawls’ Difference Principle book cover

    Social Justice in Contemporary Housing

    Applying Rawls’ Difference Principle

    By Helen Taylor

    Philosophy is not usually seen as a guidance for modern housing policy, but in this new book, Dr Helen Taylor argues that there is something innovative, unusual, and worth discussing about the application of philosophy to housing. The philosophical framework used within this book is John Rawls’…

    eBook – 2018-08-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Housing and Philosophy

  • Transport, Transgression and Politics in African Cities: The Rhythm of Chaos book cover

    Transport, Transgression and Politics in African Cities

    The Rhythm of Chaos

    Edited by Daniel E. Agbiboa

    This collection of field-based case-studies examines the role and contributions of Africa’s informal public transport (also referred to as paratransit) to the production of city forms and urban economies, as well as the voices, experiences, and survival tactics of its poor and stigmatised workforce…

    eBook – 2018-08-15
    Routledge
    Cities and Society

  • Sustainable Design and Construction in Africa: A System Dynamics Approach book cover

    Sustainable Design and Construction in Africa

    A System Dynamics Approach

    By Oluwaseun Dosumu, Clinton Aigbavboa

    This book addresses some of the countless challenges faced by developing countries when adopting sustainable design and construction and offers suggestions for the way forward for African development projects. The authors argue that the pervasive non-consideration of the interrelationship between…

    eBook – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • Baghdad: An Urban History through the Lens of Literature book cover

    Baghdad: An Urban History through the Lens of Literature

    By Iman Al-Attar

    In recent years, Baghdad has been viewed as a battleground for political conflicts; this interpretation has heavily influenced writings on the city. This book moves away from these perspectives to present an interdisciplinary exploration into the urban history of Baghdad through the lens of…

    eBook – 2018-08-13
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies

  • Poverty Alleviation and Poverty of Aid: Pakistan book cover

    Poverty Alleviation and Poverty of Aid

    Pakistan

    By Fayyaz Baqir

    Aid effectiveness has emerged as an intensely debated issue amongst policy makers, donors, development practitioners, civil society and academics during the past decade. This debate revolves around one important question: does official development assistance complement, duplicate or disregard the…

    eBook – 2018-08-06
    Taylor & Francis
    Routledge Studies in Development and Society

  • Plants and Human Conflict book cover

    Plants and Human Conflict

    By Eran Pichersky

    Perhaps the least appreciated dramatis personae in human history are plants. Humans, like all other animals, cannot produce their own food as plants do through photosynthesis, and must therefore acquire organic material for survival and growth by eating plants or by eating other animals that eat…

    eBook – 2018-07-27
    CRC Press

  • The City Symphony Phenomenon: Cinema, Art, and Urban Modernity Between the Wars book cover

    The City Symphony Phenomenon

    Cinema, Art, and Urban Modernity Between the Wars

    Edited by Steven Jacobs, Eva Hielscher, Anthony Kinik

    The 1920s and 1930s saw the rise of the city symphony, an experimental film form that presented the city as protagonist instead of mere decor. Combining experimental, documentary, and narrative practices, these films were marked by a high level of abstraction reminiscent of high-modernist…

    eBook – 2018-07-20
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • A Place to Call Home: Women as Agents of Change in Mumbai book cover

    A Place to Call Home

    Women as Agents of Change in Mumbai

    By Ramya Ramanath

    Any city is a product of politics and economics, organizations and people. Yet, the life experiences of women uprooted from its poorest quarters seldom inform urban resettlement plans.  In this ethnographic field study, Ramya Ramanath, Associate Professor at DePaul University, examines the lives…

    eBook – 2018-07-20
    Routledge

  • Real Estate and GIS: The Application of Mapping Technologies book cover

    Real Estate and GIS

    The Application of Mapping Technologies

    Edited by Richard Reed, Chris Pettit

    Real Estate and GIS focuses on the application of geographic information systems (GIS) and mapping technologies in the expanding property and real estate discipline. Whilst a thorough understanding of location is understood to be fundamental to the property discipline, real estate professionals and…

    eBook – 2018-07-17
    Routledge

  • Using Collective Impact to Bring Community Change book cover

    Using Collective Impact to Bring Community Change

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Liz Weaver

    Collective Impact as a tool to bring about community change has seen remarkable growth in usage since 2011. Collective Impact has been used successfully with a variety of local issues and has raised the consciousness of how community groups interact as well as the approaches that can lead to…

    eBook – 2018-07-17
    Routledge
    Community Development Research and Practice Series

  • Tourism Policy and Planning: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow book cover

    Tourism Policy and Planning

    Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, 3rd Edition

    By David L. Edgell, Sr., Jason R. Swanson

    The wellspring to the future global growth in tourism is a commitment toward good policy and strategic planning. Tourism Policy and Planning: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow offers an introduction to the tourism policy process and how policies link to the strategic tourism planning function as well…

    eBook – 2018-07-17
    Routledge

  • Re-interpreting the Relationship Between Water and Urban Planning: The Case of Dar es Salaam book cover

    Re-interpreting the Relationship Between Water and Urban Planning

    The Case of Dar es Salaam

    By Maria Chiara Pastore

    Africa is one of the most dynamic continents. It will play a key role in the coming decades in relation to the growth of cities, and environmental conditions will be of primary importance. The structural lack of water and sanitation infrastructure affects the development of Africa's growing urban…

    eBook – 2018-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

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