E-books: Urban History

  • Architecture, Democracy and Emotions: The Politics of Feeling since 1945 book cover

    Architecture, Democracy and Emotions

    The Politics of Feeling since 1945, 1st Edition

    Edited by Till Großmann, Philipp Nielsen

    After 1945 it was not just Europe’s parliamentary buildings that promised to house democracy: hotels in Turkey and Dutch shopping malls proposed new democratic attitudes and feelings. Housing programs in the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union were designed with the aim of…

    eBook – 2018-11-06
    Routledge

  • Plants and Human Conflict book cover

    Plants and Human Conflict

    1st Edition

    By Eran Pichersky

    Perhaps the least appreciated dramatis personae in human history are plants. Humans, like all other animals, cannot produce their own food as plants do through photosynthesis, and must therefore acquire organic material for survival and growth by eating plants or by eating other animals that eat…

    eBook – 2018-07-27
    CRC Press

  • New Islamist Architecture and Urbanism: Negotiating Nation and Islam through Built Environment in Turkey book cover

    New Islamist Architecture and Urbanism

    Negotiating Nation and Islam through Built Environment in Turkey, 1st Edition

    By Bülent Batuman

    New Islamist Architecture and Urbanism claims that, in today’s world, a research agenda concerning the relation between Islam and space has to consider the role of Islamism rather than Islam in shaping – and in return being shaped by – the built environment. The book tackles this task through an…

    eBook – 2017-12-22
    Routledge
    Architext

  • The New Tenement: Residences in the Inner City Since 1970 book cover

    The New Tenement

    Residences in the Inner City Since 1970, 1st Edition

    By Florian Urban

    This book examines "new tenements"—dense, medium-rise, multi-storey residences that have been the backbone of European inner-city regeneration since the 1970s and came with a new positive view on urban living. Focusing principally on Berlin, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Rotterdam, and Vienna, it relates…

    eBook – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Encounters in Planning Thought: 16 Autobiographical Essays from Key Thinkers in Spatial Planning book cover

    Encounters in Planning Thought

    16 Autobiographical Essays from Key Thinkers in Spatial Planning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Beatrix Haselsberger

    Encounters in Planning Thought builds on the intellectual legacy of spatial planning through essays by leading scholars from around the world, including John Friedmann, Peter Marcuse, Patsy Healey, Andreas Faludi, Judith Innes, Rachelle Alterman and many more. Each author provides a fascinating and…

    eBook – 2017-01-06
    Routledge

  • Architectural Conservation in Asia: National Experiences and Practice book cover

    Architectural Conservation in Asia

    National Experiences and Practice, 1st Edition

    By John H. Stubbs, Robert G. Thomson

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out…

    eBook – 2016-11-10
    Routledge

  • Writing the Global City: Globalisation, Postcolonialism and the Urban book cover

    Writing the Global City

    Globalisation, Postcolonialism and the Urban, 1st Edition

    By Anthony D King

    Over the last three decades, our understanding of the city worldwide has been revolutionized by three innovative theoretical concepts – globalisation, postcolonialism and a radically contested notion of modernity. The idea and even the reality of the city has been extended out of the state and…

    eBook – 2016-04-14
    Routledge
    Architext

  • People's Spaces: Coping, Familiarizing, Creating book cover

    People's Spaces

    Coping, Familiarizing, Creating, 1st Edition

    By Nihal Perera

    Who controls space? Powerful corporations, institutions, and individuals have great power to create physical and political space through income and influence. People’s Spaces attempts to understand the struggle between people and institutions in the spaces they make. Current literature on cities…

    eBook – 2015-10-23
    Routledge

  • Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability: International Frameworks, National and Local Governance book cover

    Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability

    International Frameworks, National and Local Governance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sophia Labadi, William Logan

    More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas, and cities provide the setting for contemporary challenges such as population growth, mass tourism and unequal access to socio-economic opportunities. Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability examines the impact of these issues…

    eBook – 2015-10-23
    Routledge
    Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

  • Great British Plans: Who made them and how they worked book cover

    Great British Plans

    Who made them and how they worked, 1st Edition

    By Ian Wray

    Can the British plan? Sometimes it seems unlikely. Across the world we see grand designs and visionary projects: new airport terminals, nuclear power stations, high-speed railways, and glittering buildings. It all seems an unattainable goal on Britain’s small and crowded island; and yet perhaps…

    eBook – 2015-09-25
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • 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

  • The Tenants' Movement: Resident involvement, community action and the contentious politics of housing book cover

    The Tenants' Movement

    Resident involvement, community action and the contentious politics of housing, 1st Edition

    By Quintin Bradley

    The Tenants' Movement is both a history of tenant organization and mobilization, and a guide to understanding how the struggles of tenant organizers have come to shape housing policy today. Charting the history of tenant mobilization, and the rise of consumer movements in housing, it is one of the…

    eBook – 2014-05-09
    Routledge
    Housing and Society Series

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