E-books: Urban Studies

  • Cities and Suburbs: New Metropolitan Realities in the US book cover

    Cities and Suburbs

    New Metropolitan Realities in the US, 1st Edition

    By Bernadette Hanlon, John Rennie Short, Thomas J. Vicino

    This book is a systematic examination of the historical and current roles that cities and suburbs play in US metropolitan areas. It explores the history of cities and suburbs, their changing dynamics with each other, their growing diversity, the environmental consequences of their development and…

    eBook – 2009-12-04

  • Re-shaping Cities: How Global Mobility Transforms Architecture and Urban Form book cover

    Re-shaping Cities

    How Global Mobility Transforms Architecture and Urban Form, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Guggenheim, Ola Söderström

    This original collection examines how architectural ideas, social models and building forms circulate round the world and become mediated and adapted to local conditions. The book shows how types such as skyscrapers, mosques or living history museums are imported, adapted and contested in different…

    eBook – 2009-12-04

  • Urban Design and the British Urban Renaissance book cover

    Urban Design and the British Urban Renaissance

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Punter

    Are Britain’s cities attractive places in which to live, work and play? Asking that question, this is a critical review of how the design dimension of the Urban Renaissance strategy was developed and applied, based on expert academic assessments of progress in Britain’s thirteen largest cities. The…

    eBook – 2009-10-01

  • Fixing Broken Cities: The Implementation of Urban Development Strategies book cover

    Fixing Broken Cities

    The Implementation of Urban Development Strategies, 1st Edition

    By John Kromer

    Through the insightful lens of an experienced practitioner, this book describes the origin, execution, and impact of urban repopulation strategies—initiatives designed to attract residents, businesses, jobs, shoppers, and visitors to places that had undergone decades of decline and abandonment. The…

    eBook – 2009-09-10

  • Becoming Places: Urbanism / Architecture / Identity / Power book cover

    Becoming Places

    Urbanism / Architecture / Identity / Power, 1st Edition

    By Kim Dovey

    About the practices and politics of place and identity formation – the slippery ways in which who we are becomes wrapped up with where we are – this book exposes the relations of place to power. It links everyday aspects of place experience to the social theories of Deleuze and Bourdieu…

    eBook – 2009-07-09

  • Britain's New Towns: Garden Cities to Sustainable Communities book cover

    Britain's New Towns

    Garden Cities to Sustainable Communities, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Alexander

    The New Towns Programme of 1946 to 1970 was one of the most substantial periods of urban development in Britain. The New Towns have often been described as a social experiment; so what has this experiment proved? This book covers the story of how these towns came to be built, how they aged, and the…

    eBook – 2009-06-30

  • The City in American Political Development book cover

    The City in American Political Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richardson Dilworth

    There are nearly 20,000 general-purpose municipal governments—cities—in the United States, employing more people than the federal government. About twenty of those cities received charters of incorporation well before ratification of the U.S. Constitution, and several others were established urban…

    eBook – 2009-04-01

  • The Hidden Millions: Homelessness in Developing Countries book cover

    The Hidden Millions

    Homelessness in Developing Countries, 1st Edition

    By Graham Tipple, Suzanne Speak

    This book explores the extent, causes and characteristics of homelessness in developing countries. Bringing together a major review of literature and empirical case studies, it is invaluable for those studying, researching or working in housing, homelessness, social policy or urban poverty. Drawing…

    eBook – 2009-02-26
    Housing and Society Series

  • Sustainable Urban Development Volume 4: Changing Professional Practice book cover

    Sustainable Urban Development Volume 4

    Changing Professional Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Cooper, Martin Symes

    This new book explores how the professions responsible for enhancing the built environment's sustainability seek to deliver this new agenda, offering multi-perspective case studies and discussion to argue for a rethinking of the role of urban development professional. Showing how…

    eBook – 2008-08-22
    Sustainable Urban Development Series

  • Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks book cover

    Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks

    1st Edition

    By Nicos Komninos

    Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks combines concepts and theories from the fields of urban development and planning, innovation management, and virtual / intelligent environments. It explains the rise of intelligent cities with respect to the globalisation of systems…

    eBook – 2008-07-17

  • Urban Utopias: The Built and Social Architectures of Alternative Settlements book cover

    Urban Utopias

    The Built and Social Architectures of Alternative Settlements, 1st Edition

    By Malcolm Miles

    Utopia tends to generate a bad press - regarded as impracticable, perhaps nostalgic, or contradictory when visions of a perfect world cannot accommodate the change that is necessary to a free and self-organizing society. But people from diverse backgrounds are currently building a new society…

    eBook – 2007-11-21

  • Planning and Transformation: Learning from the Post-Apartheid Experience book cover

    Planning and Transformation

    Learning from the Post-Apartheid Experience, 1st Edition

    By Philip Harrison, Alison Todes, Vanessa Watson

    Planning and Transformation provides a comprehensive view of planning under political transition in South Africa, offering an accessible resource for both students and researchers in an international and a local audience. In the years after the 1994 transition to democracy in South Africa,…

    eBook – 2007-09-12
    RTPI Library Series

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