E-books: Urban Studies

  • Integral Urbanism book cover

    Integral Urbanism

    1st Edition

    By Nan Ellin

    Integral Urbanism is an ambitious and forward-looking theory of urbanism that offers a new model of urban life. Nan Ellin's model stands as an antidote to the pervasive problems engendered by modern and postmodern urban planning and architecture: sprawl, anomie, a pervasive culture - and…

    eBook – 2013-10-18
    Routledge

  • Downtowns: Revitalizing the Centers of Small Urban Communities book cover

    Downtowns

    Revitalizing the Centers of Small Urban Communities, 1st Edition

    By Michael A. Burayidi

    This collection evaluates the various strategies that different cities have used when attempting to economically revitalize downtown areas.…

    eBook – 2013-10-16
    Routledge
    Contemporary Urban Affairs

  • Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising book cover

    Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Gooding-Williams

    Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising keeps the public debate alive by exploring the connections between the Rodney King incidents and the ordinary workings of cultural, political, and economic power in contemporary America. Its recurrent theme is the continuing, complicated significance of…

    eBook – 2013-10-14
    Routledge

  • Masterplanning the Adaptive City: Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century book cover

    Masterplanning the Adaptive City

    Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tom Verebes

    Computational design has become widely accepted into mainstream architecture, but this is the first book to advocate applying it to create adaptable masterplans for rapid urban growth, urban heterogeneity, through computational urbanism. Practitioners and researchers here discuss ideas from the…

    eBook – 2013-10-08
    Routledge

  • New SubUrbanisms book cover

    New SubUrbanisms

    1st Edition

    By Judith K De Jong

    Historically, we see the city as the cramped, crumbling core of development and culture, and the suburb as the vast outlying wasteland – convenient, but vacant. Contemporary urban design proves this wrong. In New SubUrbanisms, Judith De Jong explains the on-going "flattening" of the American…

    eBook – 2013-09-11
    Routledge

  • Good Cities, Better Lives: How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism book cover

    Good Cities, Better Lives

    How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism, 1st Edition

    By Peter Hall

    This book has one central theme: how, in the United Kingdom, can we create better cities and towns in which to live and work and play? What can we learn from other countries, especially our near neighbours in Europe? And, in turn, can we provide lessons for other countries facing similar dilemmas?…

    eBook – 2013-09-11
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • After the World Trade Center: Rethinking New York City book cover

    After the World Trade Center

    Rethinking New York City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Sorkin, Sharon Zukin

    The terrorist attacks of September 11 have created an unprecedented public discussion about the uses and meanings of the central area of lower Manhattan that was once the World Trade Center. While the city sifts through the debris, contrary forces shaping its future are at work. Developers jockey…

    eBook – 2013-09-05
    Routledge
    Cultural Spaces

  • Relational Architectural Ecologies: Architecture, Nature and Subjectivity book cover

    Relational Architectural Ecologies

    Architecture, Nature and Subjectivity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peg Rawes

    Examining the complex social and material relationships between architecture and ecology which constitute modern cultures, this collection responds to the need to extend architectural thinking about ecology beyond current design literatures. This book shows how the ‘habitats’, ‘natural milieus’, ‘…

    eBook – 2013-08-22
    Routledge

  • Staging the New Berlin: Place Marketing and the Politics of Urban Reinvention Post-1989 book cover

    Staging the New Berlin

    Place Marketing and the Politics of Urban Reinvention Post-1989, 1st Edition

    By Claire Colomb

    This book explores the politics of place marketing and the process of ‘urban reinvention’ in Berlin between 1989 and 2011. In the context of the dramatic socio-economic restructuring processes, changes in urban governance and physical transformation of the city following the Fall of the Wall, the ‘…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • Buildings and Power: Freedom and Control in the Origin of Modern Building Types book cover

    Buildings and Power

    Freedom and Control in the Origin of Modern Building Types, 1st Edition

    By Thomas A. Markus

    The material and cultural world in which we now live perhaps represents the end of a process created out of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. The battles fought over class, ideology and language are represented most clearly in the explosion of new building types during the Century of…

    eBook – 2013-06-17
    Routledge

  • Beyond Resistance! Youth Activism and Community Change: New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America's Youth book cover

    Beyond Resistance! Youth Activism and Community Change

    New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America's Youth, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pedro Noguera, Julio Cammarota, Shawn Ginwright

    The failure of current policy to address important quality of life issues for urban youth remains a substantial barrier to civic participation, educational equity, and healthy adulthood. This volume brings together the work of leading urban youth scholars to highlight the detrimental impact of zero…

    eBook – 2013-05-13
    Routledge
    Critical Youth Studies

  • Indefensible Space: The Architecture of the National Insecurity State book cover

    Indefensible Space

    The Architecture of the National Insecurity State, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Sorkin

    Showing how the upswell of paranoia and growing demand for security in the post-9/11 world has paradoxically created widespread insecurity, these varied essays examine how this anxiety-laden mindset erodes spaces both architectural and personal, encroaching on all aspects of everyday life. Starting…

    eBook – 2013-05-13
    Routledge

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