E-books: Urban Studies

  • Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century book cover

    Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century

    Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Terry Mazany, David C. Perry

    Community foundations bring together the resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities. Over the years, foundations have come to engage community problem-solving through more than just grant-making. They have added a rich array of other…

    eBook – 2014-12-18
    Routledge

  • Cities in the Technology Economy book cover

    Cities in the Technology Economy

    1st Edition

    By Darrene Hackler

    Recognizing the pivotal role that local governments play in the high-tech economy, this book examines the effect of technology industries and infrastructures on cities and the local policy actions required for effective response to these challenges. Filled with fresh information and practical…

    eBook – 2014-12-18
    Routledge

  • Cities in a Time of Terror: Space, Territory, and Local Resilience: Space, Territory, and Local Resilience book cover

    Cities in a Time of Terror: Space, Territory, and Local Resilience

    Space, Territory, and Local Resilience, 1st Edition

    By H.V. Savitch

    This book is about urban terror - its meaning, its ramifications, and its impact on city life. Written by a well-known expert in the field, "Cities in a Time of Terror" draws on data from more than a thousand cities across the globe and traces the evolution of urban terrorism between 1968 and 2006.…

    eBook – 2014-12-18
    Routledge

  • Cities of Light: Two Centuries of Urban Illumination book cover

    Cities of Light

    Two Centuries of Urban Illumination, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandy Isenstadt, Margaret Maile Petty, Dietrich Neumann

    Cities of Light is the first global overview of modern urban illumination, a development that allows human wakefulness to colonize the night, doubling the hours available for purposeful and industrious activities.  Urban lighting is undergoing a revolution due to recent developments in lighting…

    eBook – 2014-12-17
    Routledge

  • Postwar Urban America: Demography, Economics, and Social Policies book cover

    Postwar Urban America

    Demography, Economics, and Social Policies, 1st Edition

    By John F. McDonald

    This unique and inexpensive book provides a demographic and economic history of urban America over the last 65 years. The growth and decline of most northern cities is contrasted with the steady growth of western and southern cities. Various urban government policies are explored, including federal…

    eBook – 2014-12-17
    Routledge

  • Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities book cover

    Ecocultures

    Blueprints for Sustainable Communities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Steffen Böhm, Zareen Pervez Bharucha, Jules Pretty

    The world faces a ‘perfect storm’ of social and ecological stresses, including climate change, habitat loss, resource degradation and social, economic and cultural change. In order to cope with these, communities are struggling to transition to sustainable ways of living that improve well-being and…

    eBook – 2014-12-05
    Routledge

  • The Pedestrian and the City book cover

    The Pedestrian and the City

    1st Edition

    By Carmen Hass-Klau

    The Pedestrian and the City provides an overview and insight into the development, politics and policies on walking and pedestrians: it includes the evolution of pedestrian-friendly housing estates in the 19th century up to the present day. Key issues addressed include the struggle of…

    eBook – 2014-11-27
    Routledge

  • Urban Lighting, Light Pollution and Society book cover

    Urban Lighting, Light Pollution and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Josiane Meier, Ute Hasenöhrl, Katharina Krause, Merle Pottharst

    After decades "in the shadows", urban lighting is re-emerging as a matter of public debate. Long-standing truths are increasingly questioned as a confluence of developments affects lighting itself and the way it is viewed. Light has become an integral element of place-making and energy-saving…

    eBook – 2014-10-24
    Routledge

  • The Urban Section: An analytical tool for cities and streets book cover

    The Urban Section

    An analytical tool for cities and streets, 1st Edition

    By Robert Mantho

    The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at two distinct spatial scales – that of the individual street – the Street Section – and the complex of city streets –…

    eBook – 2014-09-25
    Routledge

  • Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of sustainability book cover

    Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice

    Circles of sustainability, 1st Edition

    By Paul James

    Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an ad hoc way, a substantial rethinking of current approaches and practices needs to occur.…

    eBook – 2014-09-19
    Routledge
    Advances in Urban Sustainability

  • Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City book cover

    Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City

    1st Edition

    By Susannah Hagan

    Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City asks the questions that are important inside and outside the built environment professions: what are climate change, urbanisation and ecology doing to the theory and practice of urban design? How does Ecological Urbanism figure in this change? What is…

    eBook – 2014-09-15
    Routledge

  • The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies book cover

    The Age of Intelligent Cities

    Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies, 1st Edition

    By Nicos Komninos

    This book concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge 2008). Together these books examine intelligent cities as environments of innovation and…

    eBook – 2014-08-27
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

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