E-books: Urban Studies

  • Beyond Description: Singapore Space Historicity book cover

    Beyond Description

    Singapore Space Historicity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ryan Bishop, John Phillips, Wei-Wei Yeo

    This book addresses issues of space, historicity, architecture and textuality by focusing on Singapore's singular position in the region and as a global city. The articles consider how various experiences of Singapore, both from within and from outside, help to complicate existing assumptions…

    eBook – 2004-08-02

  • Urban Avant-Gardes: Art, Architecture and Change book cover

    Urban Avant-Gardes

    Art, Architecture and Change, 1st Edition

    By Malcolm Miles

    Urban Avant-Gardes presents original research on a range of recent contemporary practices in and between art and architecture giving perspectives from a wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences that are seldom juxtaposed, it questions many assumptions and accepted…

    eBook – 2004-07-31

  • Brave New Neighborhoods: The Privatization of Public Space book cover

    Brave New Neighborhoods

    The Privatization of Public Space, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Kohn

    Fighting for First Amendment rights is as popular a pastime as ever, but just because you can get on your soapbox doesn't mean anyone will be there to listen. Town squares have emptied out as shoppers decamp for the megamalls; gated communities keep pesky signature gathering activists away; even…

    eBook – 2004-07-19

  • Unsettling the City: Urban Land and the Politics of Property book cover

    Unsettling the City

    Urban Land and the Politics of Property, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas Blomley

    Short and accessible, this book interweaves a discussion of the geography of property in one global city, Vancouver, with a more general analysis of property, politics, and the city.…

    eBook – 2004-06-01

  • Paris, Capital of Modernity book cover

    Paris, Capital of Modernity

    1st Edition

    By David Harvey

    Collecting David Harvey's finest work on Paris during the second empire, Paris, Capital of Modernity offers brilliant insights ranging from the birth of consumerist spectacle on the Parisian boulevards, the creative visions of Balzac, Baudelaire and Zola, and the reactionary cultural politics of…

    eBook – 2004-06-01

  • Environmental Planning for Site Development: A Manual for Sustainable Local Planning and Design book cover

    Environmental Planning for Site Development

    A Manual for Sustainable Local Planning and Design, 2nd Edition

    By Anne Beer, Cathy Higgins

    Environmental planning forms the basis of all site development decisions and deals with the factors that must be considered before a site plan can be drawn up. Environmental Planning for Site Development emphasizes the man/nature interface and explains how nature limits and controls what can happen…

    eBook – 2004-03-01

  • Landscapes of Privilege: The Politics of the Aesthetic in an American Suburb book cover

    Landscapes of Privilege

    The Politics of the Aesthetic in an American Suburb, 1st Edition

    By Nancy Duncan, Nancy Duncan

    James and Nancy Duncan look at how the aesthetics of physical landscapes are fully enmeshed in producing the American class system. Focusing on an archetypal upper class American suburb-Bedford in Westchester County, NY-they show how the physical presentation of a place carries with it a range of…

    eBook – 2004-02-24

  • Methodology For Land And Housing Market Analysis book cover

    Methodology For Land And Housing Market Analysis

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gareth Jones, Peter M. Ward

    The aim of this book is to bring methods of land-market and land-price analysis to the foreground. It relates substantive research findings for land and urban development and blends these with a focus on research design and methodology. Its findings have relevance beyond the topics of housing and…

    eBook – 2003-12-08

  • Drifting - Architecture and Migrancy book cover

    Drifting - Architecture and Migrancy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Cairns

    To dwell in these globalizing times requires us to negotiate increasingly palpable flows - of capital, ideas, images, goods, technology, and people. Such flows seem to pressurize, breach and sometimes even disaggregate the places we always imagined to be distinctive and stable. This book is…

    eBook – 2003-11-27

  • Writing Spaces: Discourses of Architecture, Urbanism and the Built Environment, 1960–2000 book cover

    Writing Spaces

    Discourses of Architecture, Urbanism and the Built Environment, 1960–2000, 1st Edition

    By C. Greig Crysler

    Writing Spaces examines some of the most important discourses in spatial theory of the last four decades, and considers their impact within the built environment disciplines. The book will be a key resource for courses on critical theory in architecture, urban studies and geography, at both the…

    eBook – 2003-09-02

  • Cities and Climate Change book cover

    Cities and Climate Change

    1st Edition

    By Michelle Betsill, Harriet Bulkeley

    Climate change is one of the most challenging issues of our time. As key sites in the production and management of emissions of greenhouse gases, cities will be crucial for the implementation of international agreements and national policies on climate change. This book provides a critical analysis…

    eBook – 2003-08-27
    Routledge Studies in Physical Geography and Environment

  • Reviving America's Forgotten Neighborhoods: An Investigation of Inner City Revitalization Efforts book cover

    Reviving America's Forgotten Neighborhoods

    An Investigation of Inner City Revitalization Efforts, 1st Edition

    By Elise M. Bright

    This book examines both successful and unsuccessful efforts at revitalizing low-income neighborhoods and features case studies on a wide range of American cities.…

    eBook – 2002-06-01
    Contemporary Urban Affairs

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