E-books: Urban Studies

  • Transforming Asian Cities: Intellectual impasse, Asianizing space, and emerging translocalities book cover

    Transforming Asian Cities

    Intellectual impasse, Asianizing space, and emerging translocalities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nihal Perera, Wing-Shing Tang

    While there is no lack of studies on Asian cities, the majority focus on financial districts, poverty, the slum, tradition, tourism, and pollution, and use the modern, affluent, and transforming Western city as the reference point. This vast Asian empirical presence is not complemented by a…

    eBook – 2012-11-12
    Routledge

  • The Making of the European Spatial Development Perspective: No Masterplan book cover

    The Making of the European Spatial Development Perspective

    No Masterplan, 1st Edition

    By Andreas Faludi, Bas Waterhout

    The European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) is published in eleven official EU languages and so is the most international planning policy document that exists. This book is the only comprehensive account of the process of preparing, negotiating and adopting this document. It outlines the…

    eBook – 2012-11-12
    Routledge
    RTPI Library Series

  • Battery Park City: Politics and Planning on the New York Waterfront book cover

    Battery Park City

    Politics and Planning on the New York Waterfront, 1st Edition

    By David L. A. Gordon

    Battery Park City in Manhattan has been hailed as a triumph of urban design, and is considered to be one of the success stories of American urban redevelopment planning. The flood of praise for its design, however, can obscure the many lessons from the long struggle to develop the project. Nothing…

    eBook – 2012-11-12
    Routledge

  • Children, Citizenship and Environment: Nurturing a Democratic Imagination in a Changing World book cover

    Children, Citizenship and Environment

    Nurturing a Democratic Imagination in a Changing World, 1st Edition

    By Bronwyn Hayward

    Children growing up today are confronted by four difficult and intersecting challenges: dangerous environmental change, weakening democracies, growing social inequality, and a global economy marked by unprecedented youth unemployment and unsustainable resource extraction. Yet on streets everywhere,…

    eBook – 2012-08-21
    Routledge

  • Housing Disadvantaged People?: Insiders and Outsiders in French Social Housing book cover

    Housing Disadvantaged People?

    Insiders and Outsiders in French Social Housing, 1st Edition

    By Jane Ball

    Social housing appears to offer a solution for the housing of poor and disadvantaged people. The French "right to housing" offers poor and disadvantaged citizens priority in social housing allocation, and even a legal action against the State to obtain a social home. Despite this, France is…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge
    Housing and Society Series

  • Cities for People, Not for Profit: Critical Urban Theory and the Right to the City book cover

    Cities for People, Not for Profit

    Critical Urban Theory and the Right to the City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Neil Brenner, Peter Marcuse, Margit Mayer

    The worldwide financial crisis has sent shock-waves of accelerated economic restructuring, regulatory reorganization and sociopolitical conflict through cities around the world. It has also given new impetus to the struggles of urban social movements emphasizing the injustice, destructiveness and…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • Climate Change and Social Ecology: A New Perspective on the Climate Challenge book cover

    Climate Change and Social Ecology

    A New Perspective on the Climate Challenge, 1st Edition

    By Stephen M. Wheeler

    Although strategies to prevent global warming – such as by conserving energy, relying on solar and wind power, and reducing motor vehicle use – are well-known, societies have proved unable to implement these measures with the necessary speed.  They have also been unwilling to…

    eBook – 2012-05-23
    Routledge

  • TV Cops: The Contemporary American Television Police Drama book cover

    TV Cops

    The Contemporary American Television Police Drama, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Nichols-Pethick

    The police drama has been one of the longest running and most popular genres in American television. In TV Cops, Jonathan Nichols-Pethick argues that, perhaps more than any other genre, the police series in all its manifestations—from Hill Street Blues to Miami Vice to The Wire—embodies the full…

    eBook – 2012-05-04
    Routledge

  • Orienting Istanbul: Cultural Capital of Europe? book cover

    Orienting Istanbul

    Cultural Capital of Europe?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Deniz Göktürk, Levent Soysal, Ipek Tureli

    Looking at the globalization, urban regeneration, arts events and cultural spectacles, this book considers a city not until now included in the global city debate. Divided into five parts, each preceded by an editorial introduction, this book is an interdisciplinary study of an…

    eBook – 2010-07-02
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • The Exposed City: Mapping the Urban Invisibles book cover

    The Exposed City

    Mapping the Urban Invisibles, 1st Edition

    By Nadia Amoroso

    There is a vast amount of information about a city which is invisible to the human eye – crime levels, transportation patterns, cell phone use and air quality to name just a few. If a city was able to be defined by these characteristics, what form would it take? How could it be mapped? Nadia…

    eBook – 2010-04-30
    Routledge

  • Whose Public Space?: International Case Studies in Urban Design and Development book cover

    Whose Public Space?

    International Case Studies in Urban Design and Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ali Madanipour

    Public spaces mirror the complexities of urban societies: as historic social bonds have weakened and cities have become collections of individuals public open spaces have also changed from being embedded in the social fabric of the city to being a part of more impersonal and fragmented urban…

    eBook – 2010-01-21
    Routledge

  • The New Economy of the Inner City: Restructuring, Regeneration and Dislocation in the 21st Century Metropolis book cover

    The New Economy of the Inner City

    Restructuring, Regeneration and Dislocation in the 21st Century Metropolis, 1st Edition

    By Thomas A. Hutton

    Following the restructuring process which swept away the traditional manufacturing economy of the inner city 25 years ago, new industries are transforming these former post-industrial landscapes. These creative, technology-intensive industries include Internet services, computer graphics and…

    eBook – 2009-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Economic Geography

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