E-books: Urban Theory

  • Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities book cover

    Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene

    Interruptions and Possibilities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Henrik Ernstson, Erik Swyngedouw

    Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene: Interruptions and Possibilities centres on how to organize anew the articulation between emancipatory theory and political activism. Across its theoretical and empirical chapters, written by leading scholars from anthropology, geography, urban…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Questioning Cities

  • Chinese Urbanism: Critical Perspectives book cover

    Chinese Urbanism

    Critical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Jayne

    This book provides a definitive overview of contemporary developments in our understanding of urban life in China. Multidisciplinary perspectives outline the most significant critical, theoretical, methodological and empirical developments in our appreciation of Chinese cities in the context of an…

    eBook – 2018-05-11
    Routledge

  • Design for Social Diversity book cover

    Design for Social Diversity

    2nd Edition

    By Emily Talen, Sungduck Lee

    The most successful urban communities are very often those that are the most diverse – in terms of income, age, family structure and ethnicity – and yet poor urban design and planning can stifle the very diversity that makes communities successful. Just as poor urban design can lead to sterile…

    eBook – 2018-03-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • 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

  • Controlling Urban Events: Law, Ethics and the Material book cover

    Controlling Urban Events

    Law, Ethics and the Material, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Pavoni

    How does order emerge out of the multiplicity of bodies, objects, ideas and practices that constitute the urban? This book explores the relation between space, law and control in the contemporary city – and particularly in the context of urban ‘mega events’ – through a combined geographical and…

    eBook – 2017-12-06
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Mapping Urbanities: Morphologies, Flows, Possibilities book cover

    Mapping Urbanities

    Morphologies, Flows, Possibilities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kim Dovey, Elek Pafka, Mirjana Ristic

    What is the capacity of mapping to reveal the forces at play in shaping urban form and space? How can mapping extend the urban imagination and therefore the possibilities for urban transformation? With a focus on urban scales, Mapping Urbanities explores the potency of mapping as a research method…

    eBook – 2017-09-22
    Routledge

  • The Scottish Economy: A Living Book book cover

    The Scottish Economy

    A Living Book, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth Gibb, Duncan Maclennan, Des McNulty, Michael Comerford

    The Scottish economy is at the heart of contemporary constitutional and public policy debates. This substantial new edited collection, the first comprehensive and authoritative analysis for more than 60 years, is a timely update on the classic volume of the same name edited by Sir Alec Cairncross…

    eBook – 2017-07-06
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Post-Metropolitan Territories: Looking for a New Urbanity book cover

    Post-Metropolitan Territories

    Looking for a New Urbanity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alessandro Balducci, Valeria Fedeli, Francesco Curci

    Processes of multi-scalar regional urbanization are occurring worldwide. Such processes are clearly distinguishable from those of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries due to the shifting concepts of both the city and the metropolis. International literature highlights how what we have…

    eBook – 2017-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • 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

  • Green Belts: Past; present; future? book cover

    Green Belts

    Past; present; future?, 1st Edition

    By John Sturzaker, Ian Mell

    Most of us have heard of green belts – but how much do we really know about them? This book tries to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to green belts by looking both backwards and forwards. They were introduced in the mid-twentieth century to try and stop cities merging together as…

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

  • Insurgencies and Revolutions: Reflections on John Friedmann’s Contributions to Planning Theory and Practice book cover

    Insurgencies and Revolutions

    Reflections on John Friedmann’s Contributions to Planning Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Haripriya Rangan, Mee Kam NG, Libby Porter, Jacquelyn Chase

    Over the past six or more decades, John Friedmann has been an insurgent force in the field of urban and regional planning, transforming it from its traditional state-centered concern for establishing social and spatial order into a radical domain of collaborative action between state and civil…

    eBook – 2016-10-26
    Routledge
    RTPI Library Series

  • Markets, Politics and the Environment: An Introduction to Planning Theory book cover

    Markets, Politics and the Environment

    An Introduction to Planning Theory, 1st Edition

    By Barry Goodchild

    Markets, Politics and the Environment answers three groups of question: What is planning?’ and as part of this ‘What are its key features as a style of social practice and action?’ and ‘How does planning as a style of social practice relate to social and economic change? How, as part of the…

    eBook – 2016-08-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

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