E-books: Urban Studies

  • The New Political Economy of Urban Education: Neoliberalism, Race, and the Right to the City book cover

    The New Political Economy of Urban Education

    Neoliberalism, Race, and the Right to the City, 1st Edition

    By Pauline Lipman

    Urban education and its contexts have changed in powerful ways. Old paradigms are being eclipsed by global forces of privatization and markets and new articulations of race, class, and urban space. These factors and more set the stage for Pauline Lipman's insightful analysis of the relationship…

    eBook – 2013-05-13
    Routledge
    Critical Social Thought

  • Beyond Edge Cities book cover

    Beyond Edge Cities

    1st Edition

    By Richard D. Bingham, William M. Bowen, Yosra Amara

    In his influential 1991 book Edge City, Joel Garreau argued that every American city "is growing in the fashion of Los Angeles, with multiple urban cores". He named these cores "edge cities" because they perform all of the city functions, but rise in places that were farmlands or villages only…

    eBook – 2013-05-13
    Routledge
    Contemporary Urban Affairs

  • Human Capital Investment for Central City Revitalization book cover

    Human Capital Investment for Central City Revitalization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fritz Wagner, Timothy Joder, Anthony Mumphrey Jr.

    Viewing poverty as a condition that is fed and renewed on a daily basis by social and economic structures, this book focuses on the ways in which poor residents can be helped to improve their own situations, their living conditions, and the central city itself. Also includes four maps.…

    eBook – 2013-05-13
    Routledge
    Contemporary Urban Affairs

  • Metromarxism: A Marxist Tale of the City book cover

    Metromarxism

    A Marxist Tale of the City, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Merrifield

    "Metromarxism" discusses Marxism's relationship with the city from the 1850s to the present by way of biographical chapters on figures from the Marxist tradition, including Marx, Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord, and David Harvey. Each chapter combines interesting biographical anecdotes with an…

    eBook – 2013-04-15
    Routledge

  • Healthy City Planning: From Neighbourhood to National Health Equity book cover

    Healthy City Planning

    From Neighbourhood to National Health Equity, 1st Edition

    By Jason Corburn

    Healthy city planning means seeking ways to eliminate the deep and persistent inequities that plague cities. Yet, as Jason Corburn argues in this book, neither city planning nor public health is currently organized to ensure that today’s cities will be equitable and healthy. Having made the case…

    eBook – 2013-04-12
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • Fluid City: Transforming Melbourne's Urban Waterfront book cover

    Fluid City

    Transforming Melbourne's Urban Waterfront, 1st Edition

    By Kim Dovey

    Fluid City traces the transformation of the urban waterfront of Melbourne, the re-vitalization of the Yarra River waterfront, Melbourne Docklands and Port Philip Bay. As the financial and industrial centre of Australia, in the late nineteenth century, Melbourne developed a new world exuberance. Yet…

    eBook – 2013-03-07
    Routledge

  • The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space book cover

    The Street

    A Quintessential Social Public Space, 1st Edition

    By Vikas Mehta

    Received the Environmental Design Research Association's 2014 Place Book Award Shortlisted for the UDG Francis Tibbalds Book Award 2014 Good cities are places of social encounter. Creating public spaces that encourage social behavior in our cities and neighborhoods is an important goal of city…

    eBook – 2013-03-05
    Routledge

  • Urban Environmentalism: Global Change and the Mediation of Local Conflict book cover

    Urban Environmentalism

    Global Change and the Mediation of Local Conflict, 1st Edition

    By Peter Brand, Michael Thomas

    A critical examination of urban policies and management practices used to make cities sustainable. With an international perspective, the book describes urban environmental agendas and how they arose in the context of globalization, urban economic restructuring, and the need to make cities…

    eBook – 2013-02-01
    Routledge

  • Postcolonial Urbanism: Southeast Asian Cities and Global Processes book cover

    Postcolonial Urbanism

    Southeast Asian Cities and Global Processes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ryan Bishop, John Phillips, Wei Wei Yeo

    A common assumption about cities throughout the world is tht they are essentially an elaboration of the Euro-American model. Postcolonial Urbanism demonstrates the narrowness of this vision. Cities in the postcolonial world, the book shows, are producing novel forms of urbanism not reducible to…

    eBook – 2013-01-11
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Public Space book cover

    The Politics of Public Space

    1st Edition

    Edited by Setha Low, Neil Smith

    Why is public space disappearing? Why is this disappearance important to democratic politics and how has it become an international phenomenon? Public spaces are no longer democratic spaces, but instead centres of private commerce and consumption, and even surveillance and police control. "The…

    eBook – 2013-01-11
    Routledge

  • From Pilgrimage to Package Tour: Travel and Tourism in the Third World book cover

    From Pilgrimage to Package Tour

    Travel and Tourism in the Third World, 1st Edition

    By David L. Gladstone

    When people in First World countries think of tourists in the vast expanses of the Third World today, they typically think of pampered westerners, filling up the luxury hotels and imposing their Orientalist gazes on the teeming masses. As David Gladstone shows us in this fascinating and provocative…

    eBook – 2013-01-11
    Routledge

  • Minority Politics at the Millennium book cover

    Minority Politics at the Millennium

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard A. Keiser, Katherine Underwood

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    eBook – 2013-01-11
    Routledge
    Contemporary Urban Affairs

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