E-books: Urban Sociology - Urban Studies

  • Art and the City: Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape book cover

    Art and the City

    Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jason Luger, Julie Ren

    Artistic practices have long been disturbing the relationships between art and space. They have challenged the boundaries of performer/spectator, of public/private, introduced intervention and installation, ephemerality and performance, and constantly sought out new modes of distressing…

    eBook – 2017-05-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Translating the City book cover

    Translating the City

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hossam Aldy, Yves Pedrazzini, Stéphanie Vincent-Geslin, Yafiza Zorro

    The city is a highly fragmented, heterogeneous subject; those who study, analyze and question it make a use of a variety of disciplines and methods and have different areas of expertise. How is a dialogue built between heterogeneous urban contexts and urban researchers, architects, developers,…

    eBook – 2016-12-05
    Routledge
    Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia

  • Public Disorder and Globalization book cover

    Public Disorder and Globalization

    1st Edition

    By Sophie Body-Gendrot

    The current growth of incidents of public disorder around the world can be seen as symptomatic of major transformations in globalized society, government, and technology. But while disorder is routinely perceived as a disturbing phenomenon, it can also be a catalyst for positive transformation and…

    eBook – 2016-12-01
    Routledge

  • Spiritualizing the City: Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat book cover

    Spiritualizing the City

    Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat, 1st Edition

    Edited by Victoria Hegner, Peter Jan Margry

    Urban spaces have always functioned as cradles and laboratories for religious movements and spiritualities. The urban forms a central and nourishing agent for the creation of new religious expressions, and continually negotiates new ways of being spiritual and establishing spiritual ideas and…

    eBook – 2016-11-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Spatializing Culture: The Ethnography of Space and Place book cover

    Spatializing Culture

    The Ethnography of Space and Place, 1st Edition

    By Setha Low

    This book demonstrates the value of ethnographic theory and methods in understanding space and place, and considers how ethnographically-based spatial analyses can yield insight into prejudices, inequalities and social exclusion as well as offering people the means for understanding the places…

    eBook – 2016-08-12
    Routledge

  • ReThinking the City book cover

    ReThinking the City

    1st Edition

    By Vincent Kaufmann

    Conditions for travel have changed and are still changing the world – a world experiencing what John Urry calls the ‘mobility turn’. Since World War Two we have been moving faster and going further – a fact that has profoundly changed our way of experiencing both the world and ourselves. The…

    eBook – 2016-04-01
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Urban Energy Policy: Heat and the city book cover

    Sustainable Urban Energy Policy

    Heat and the city, 1st Edition

    By David Hawkey, Janette Webb, Heather Lovell, David McCrone, Margaret Tingey, Mark Winskel

    Minimising the most severe risks of climate change means ending societal dependence on fossil fuels, and radically improving the efficiency with which we use all energy sources. Such deliberate transformative change is, however, without precedent. Sustainable Urban Energy Policy debates the major…

    eBook – 2015-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Energy Policy

  • 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

  • Infrastructural Lives: Urban Infrastructure in Context book cover

    Infrastructural Lives

    Urban Infrastructure in Context, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Graham, Colin McFarlane

    Infrastructural Lives is the first book to describe the everyday experience and politics of urban infrastructures. It focuses on a range of infrastructures in both the global South and North. The book examines how day-to-day experience and perception of infrastructure provides a new and powerful…

    eBook – 2014-10-10
    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

  • Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change book cover

    Inclusive Urbanization

    Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Krishna K. Shrestha, Hemant R. Ojha, Phil McManus, Anna Rubbo, Krishna Kumar Dhote

    How do we include and represent all people in cities? As the world rapidly urbanizes, and climate change creates global winners and losers, understanding how to design cities that provide for all their citizens is of the utmost importance. Inclusive Urbanization attempts to not only provide…

    eBook – 2014-07-25
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

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