E-books: Urban Studies

  • The City as a Global Political Actor book cover

    The City as a Global Political Actor

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stijn Oosterlynck, Luce Beeckmans, David Bassens, Ben Derudder, Barbara Segaert, Luc Braeckmans

    This book engages with the thorny question of global urban political agency. It critically assesses the now popular statement that in the context of paralysed and failing nation state governments, cities can and will provide leadership in addressing global challenges. Cities can act politically…

    eBook – 2018-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Crafting Form-Based Codes: Resilient Design, Policy, and Regulation book cover

    Crafting Form-Based Codes

    Resilient Design, Policy, and Regulation, 1st Edition

    By Korkut Onaran

    This book is for the well-meaning idealists – city planners, urban designers, municipalities, and developers – who are frustrated working within the messy political environments of local democracies. It provides practical tools for crafting form-based rules that can facilitate effective…

    eBook – 2018-10-09
    Routledge

  • Reversing Urban Inequality in Johannesburg book cover

    Reversing Urban Inequality in Johannesburg

    1st Edition

    Edited by Melissa Tandiwe Myambo

    With the spread of capitalism - a socio-economic system that produces both wealth and poverty simultaneously - the spatial dynamics of the "global(izing)" city are creating more division between social classes, not less. This means that in the 21st-century, large cities around the world exhibit…

    eBook – 2018-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Africa

  • The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and the City book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and the City

    1st Edition

    Edited by Setha Low

    The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and the City provides a comprehensive study of current and future urban issues on a global and local scale. Premised on an ‘engaged’ approach to urban anthropology, the volume adopts a thematic approach that covers a wide range of modern urban issues, with a…

    eBook – 2018-10-03
    Routledge

  • Cities and Literature book cover

    Cities and Literature

    1st Edition

    By Malcolm Miles

    This book offers a critical introduction to the relation between cities and literature (fiction, poetry and literary criticism) from the late eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. It examines examples of writing from Europe, North America and post-colonial countries, juxtaposed with key ideas from…

    eBook – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

  • Istanbul: Informal Settlements and Generative Urbanism book cover

    Istanbul

    Informal Settlements and Generative Urbanism, 1st Edition

    By Noah Billig

    Istanbul: Informal Settlements and Generative Urbanism analyzes two informal housing settlements in Istanbul, Turkey – Karanfilköy and Fatih Sultan Mehmet – to examine how generatively built structures and neighbourhoods can be successfully realized in a modern, burgeoning urban context.…

    eBook – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies

  • Twin Cities: Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time book cover

    Twin Cities

    Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Garrard, Ekaterina Mikhailova

    This dynamic international collection provides a comprehensive overview of twin cities on administrative and international borders across the world. Drawing on contemporary and historical examples, it documents constant and changing features of twinned communities over time. The chapters explore a…

    eBook – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Creative Placemaking: Research, Theory and Practice book cover

    Creative Placemaking

    Research, Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cara Courage, Anita McKeown

    This book makes a significant contribution to the history of placemaking, presenting grassroots to top-down practices and socially engaged, situated artistic practices and artsled spatial inquiry that go beyond instrumentalising the arts for development. The book brings together a range of scholars…

    eBook – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation book cover

    Inside Smart Cities

    Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Karvonen, Federico Cugurullo, Federico Caprotti

    The era of the smart city has arrived. Only a decade ago, the promise of optimising urban services through the widespread application of information and communication technologies was largely a techno-utopian fantasy. Today, smart urbanisation is occurring via urban projects, policies and visions…

    eBook – 2018-10-03
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christoph Lindner, Miriam Meissner

    The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries delves into examples of urban imaginaries across multiple media and geographies: from new visions of smart, eco, and resilient cities to urban dystopias in popular culture; from architectural renderings of starchitecture and luxury living to performative…

    eBook – 2018-09-28
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Social Economics and the Solidarity City book cover

    Social Economics and the Solidarity City

    1st Edition

    By Brendan Murtagh

    Social Economics and the Solidarity City explores the impact and potential of the social economy as a site of urban struggle, political mobilization and community organization. The search for alternatives to the neoliberal logic governing contemporary cities has often focused on broad and…

    eBook – 2018-09-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • High Rise and Fall: The Making of the European Real Estate Industry book cover

    High Rise and Fall

    The Making of the European Real Estate Industry, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Carpenter

    High Rise and Fall tells the story of how the European commercial property industry transformed from a local, small-scale business to an international, financially sophisticated, multi-billion-euro industry that was ultimately devastated by the 2008 crash. Drawing on her experience as…

    eBook – 2018-09-24
    Routledge

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