E-books: Urban Studies

  • Chinese Rural Development: The Great Transformation: The Great Transformation book cover

    Chinese Rural Development: The Great Transformation

    The Great Transformation, 1st Edition

    By William L. Parish

    This text examines the Pacific War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, from the perspective of those who fought the wars and lived through them. The relationship between history and memory informs the book, and each war is relocated in the historical and cultural experiences of Asian countries.…

    eBook – 2016-07-08
    Routledge

  • Pragmatic Sustainability: Dispositions for Critical Adaptation book cover

    Pragmatic Sustainability

    Dispositions for Critical Adaptation, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Steven A. Moore

     This second edition of Pragmatic Sustainability proposes a pragmatic, discursive and pluralistic approach to thinking about sustainability.. Rather than suggesting a single solution to the problem of how to live sustainably, this collection discusses broader approaches to social and…

    eBook – 2016-07-04
    Routledge

  • Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach book cover

    Planning Sustainable Cities

    An infrastructure-based approach, 1st Edition

    By Spiro N. Pollalis

    Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach provides an analytical framework for urban sustainability, focusing on the services and performance of infrastructure systems. The book approaches infrastructure as a series of systems that function in synergy and are directly linked…

    eBook – 2016-05-20
    Routledge

  • Urban Infrastructure in Transition: Networks, Buildings and Plans book cover

    Urban Infrastructure in Transition

    Networks, Buildings and Plans, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Moss, Simon Marvin

    Edited by Simon Guy

    Achieving sustainable energy and resource use is vital if cities are to thrive or even function in the long term. Focusing on cities in the United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark, this book examines the mounting pressures for changes in the management style of utility services in Europe, pressures…

    eBook – 2016-05-13
    Routledge

  • Planning Sustainable Cities: Global Report on Human Settlements 2009 book cover

    Planning Sustainable Cities

    Global Report on Human Settlements 2009, 1st Edition

    By Un-Habitat

    Current urban planning systems are not equipped to deal with the major urban challenges of the twenty-first century, including effects of climate change, resource depletion and economic instability, plus continued rapid urbanization with its negative consequences such as poverty, slums and urban…

    eBook – 2016-05-13
    Routledge

  • City-Region 2020: Integrated Planning for a Sustainable Environment book cover

    City-Region 2020

    Integrated Planning for a Sustainable Environment, 1st Edition

    By Joe Ravetz

    Based on analysis of the Manchester city-region, this book offers a vision of a sustainable urban future, through integrated strategic management of the entire city-region. It translates principles into practice for achieving the necessary balance to ensure a higher standard of living and safe…

    eBook – 2016-05-13
    Routledge

  • Growing Up in an Urbanizing World book cover

    Growing Up in an Urbanizing World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Chawla

    Half the world's children live in cities and the proportion is growing. Their environment critically determines their futures and the world they will make as adults. This text, by an interdisciplinary team of international child-environment authorities, explores how crucial the relationship of the…

    eBook – 2016-05-13
    Routledge

  • Cities for Children: Children's Rights, Poverty and Urban Management book cover

    Cities for Children

    Children's Rights, Poverty and Urban Management, 1st Edition

    By Sheridan Bartlett, Roger Hart, David Satterthwaite, Ximena de la Barra, Alfredo Missair

    Urban authorities and organizations are responsible for providing the basic services that affect the lives of urban children. Cities for Children is intended to help them understand and respond to the rights and requirements of children and adolescents. It looks at the responsibilities that…

    eBook – 2016-04-29
    Routledge

  • The Urban Uncanny: A collection of interdisciplinary studies book cover

    The Urban Uncanny

    A collection of interdisciplinary studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lucy Huskinson

    The Urban Uncanny explores through ten engaging essays the slippage or mismatch between our expectations of the city—as the organised and familiar environments in which citizens live, work, and go about their lives—and the often surprising and unsettling experiences it evokes. The city is uncanny…

    eBook – 2016-04-28
    Routledge

  • Sustainability Citizenship in Cities: Theory and practice book cover

    Sustainability Citizenship in Cities

    Theory and practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ralph Horne, John Fien, Beau B. Beza, Anitra Nelson

    Urban sustainability citizenship situates citizens as social change agents with an ethical and self-interested stake in living sustainably with the rest of Earth. Such citizens not only engage in sustainable household practices but respect the importance of awareness raising, discussion and debates…

    eBook – 2016-04-28
    Routledge
    Advances in Urban Sustainability

  • Code and the City book cover

    Code and the City

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rob Kitchin, Sung-Yueh Perng

    Software has become essential to the functioning of cities. It is deeply embedded into the systems and infrastructure of the built environment and is entrenched in the management and governance of urban societies. Software-enabled technologies and services enhance the ways in which we understand…

    eBook – 2016-04-20
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Global Networks, Linked Cities book cover

    Global Networks, Linked Cities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Saskia Sassen

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    eBook – 2016-04-15
    Routledge

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