E-books: Urban Studies

  • Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World book cover

    Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World

    1st Edition

    Edited by United Cities and Local Governments

    UCLG’s Third Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) examines basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World examines the enormous challenge of ensuring the…

    eBook – 2014-07-25

  • Life in the Megalopolis: Mexico City and Sao Paulo book cover

    Life in the Megalopolis

    Mexico City and Sao Paulo, 1st Edition

    By Lucia Sa

    The modern metropolis has been called 'the symbol of our times', and life in it epitomizes, for many, modernity itself. But what to make of inherited ideas of modernity when faced with life in Mexico City and São Paulo, two of the largest metropolises in the world? Is their fractured reality, their…

    eBook – 2014-06-11
    Questioning Cities

  • Sociable Cities: The 21st-Century Reinvention of the Garden City book cover

    Sociable Cities

    The 21st-Century Reinvention of the Garden City, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Hall, Colin Ward

    Peter Hall and Colin Ward wrote Sociable Cities to celebrate the centenary of publication of Ebenezer Howard’s To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform in 1998 – an event they then marked by co-editing (with Dennis Hardy) the magnificent annotated facsimile edition of Howard’s original, long lost…

    eBook – 2014-06-05
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • Young and Homeless In Hollywood: Mapping the Social Imaginary book cover

    Young and Homeless In Hollywood

    Mapping the Social Imaginary, 1st Edition

    By Susan M. Ruddick

    Young and Homeless in Hollywood examines the social and spacial dynamics that contributed to the construction of a new social imaginary--"homeless youth"--in the United States during a period of accelerated modernization from the mid 1970s to the 1990s. Susan Ruddick draws from a range of…

    eBook – 2014-05-22

  • Urban Geography in America, 1950-2000: Paradigms and Personalities book cover

    Urban Geography in America, 1950-2000

    Paradigms and Personalities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian J.L Berry, James Wheeler

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    eBook – 2014-05-01

  • After Sustainable Cities? book cover

    After Sustainable Cities?

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mike Hodson, Simon Marvin

    A sustainable city has been defined in many ways. Yet, the most common understanding is a vision of the city that is able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Central to this vision are two ideas: cities should meet social…

    eBook – 2014-04-24

  • Brand-Driven City Building and the Virtualizing of Space book cover

    Brand-Driven City Building and the Virtualizing of Space

    1st Edition

    By Alexander Gutzmer

    This book is an investigation of the cultural phenomenon of branding and its transformational effects on the contemporary spatial – and urban – reality. It develops a novel understanding of the rationale behind the construction of large-scale architectural complexes that relate to corporate brands,…

    eBook – 2014-04-24
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Local Economic Development Policy: The United States and Canada book cover

    Local Economic Development Policy

    The United States and Canada, 1st Edition

    By Laura A. Reese, Urban Center Staff

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    eBook – 2014-04-04
    Contemporary Urban Affairs

  • Behind the Postcolonial: Architecture, Urban Space and Political Cultures in Indonesia book cover

    Behind the Postcolonial

    Architecture, Urban Space and Political Cultures in Indonesia, 1st Edition

    By Abidin Kusno

    In Behind the Postcolonial Abidin Kusno shows how colonial representations have been revived and rearticulated in postcolonial Indonesia. The book shows how architecture and urban space can be seen, both historically and theoretically, as representations of political and cultural tendencies that…

    eBook – 2014-04-04

  • New Money, Nice Town: How Capital Works in the New Urban Economy book cover

    New Money, Nice Town

    How Capital Works in the New Urban Economy, 1st Edition

    By Leonard Nevarez

    The economic restructuring that has gone on since the 1980s has produced a new economic space in which service and high tech firms are at the forefront of innovation. One of the features of the new economy is what pop geographer Joel Kotkin calls "nerdistans," or smaller cities with a substantial…

    eBook – 2014-01-14

  • Megacities and the Coast: Risk, Resilience and Transformation book cover

    Megacities and the Coast

    Risk, Resilience and Transformation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Pelling, Sophie Blackburn

    Based on a major international study, this volume provides a synthesis of scientific knowledge on megacity urbanization on the coast, environmental impacts, risks and management choices, including a focus on adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management. It is the primary output of…

    eBook – 2014-01-03

  • World Cities and Urban Form: Fragmented, Polycentric, Sustainable? book cover

    World Cities and Urban Form

    Fragmented, Polycentric, Sustainable?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mike Jenks, Daniel Kozak, Pattaranan Takkanon

    This book presents new research and theory at the regional scale showing the forms metropolitan regions might take to achieve sustainability. At the city scale the book presents case studies based on the latest research and practice from Europe, Asia and North America, showing how both planning and…

    eBook – 2013-12-02

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