E-books: Urban Studies

  • 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

  • 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

  • Archives in Russia: A Directory and Bibliographic Guide to Holdings in Moscow and St.Petersburg: A Directory and Bibliographic Guide to Holdings in Moscow and St.Petersburg book cover

    Archives in Russia: A Directory and Bibliographic Guide to Holdings in Moscow and St.Petersburg

    A Directory and Bibliographic Guide to Holdings in Moscow and St.Petersburg, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Kennedy Grimsted, Patricia Kennedy Grimstead

    This is a comprehensive directory and bibliographic guide to Russian archives and manuscript repositories in the capital cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is an essential resource for any researcher interested in Russian sources for topics in diplomatic, military, and church history; art;…

    eBook – 2016-04-01

  • Higher Education and the Creative Economy: Beyond the campus book cover

    Higher Education and the Creative Economy

    Beyond the campus, 1st Edition

    Edited by Roberta Comunian, Abigail Gilmore

    Since the DCMS Creative Industries Mapping Document highlighted the key role played by creative activities in the UK economy and society, the creative industries agenda has expanded across Europe and internationally. They have the support of local authorities, regional development agencies,…

    eBook – 2016-03-10
    Regions and Cities

  • Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe book cover

    Remaking Post-Industrial Cities

    Lessons from North America and Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Donald K. Carter

    Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe examines the transformation of post-industrial cities after the precipitous collapse of big industry in the 1980s on both sides of the Atlantic, presenting a holistic approach to restoring post-industrial cities. Developed…

    eBook – 2016-03-02

  • Cities in Transition: Social Innovation for Europe’s Urban Sustainability book cover

    Cities in Transition

    Social Innovation for Europe’s Urban Sustainability, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Sauer, Susanne Elsen, Cristina Garzillo

     Cities in Transition focuses on the sustainability transitions initiated in 40 European cities. The book presents the incredible wealth of insights gathered through hundreds of interviews and questionnaires. Four key domains—local energy systems, local green spaces, local water systems and…

    eBook – 2016-02-26

  • Inspections and Reports on Dwellings: Reporting for Buyers book cover

    Inspections and Reports on Dwellings

    Reporting for Buyers, 2nd Edition

    By Ian A. Melville, Ian A. Gordon

    This new edition of Reporting for Buyers provides guidance for the surveyor on setting out the findings of the inspection in a clear, unambiguous and unequivocal way. The book provides a full, critical look at the current situation, describing the various types of report currently available to the…

    eBook – 2016-02-05

  • Urban Cosmopolitics: Agencements, assemblies, atmospheres book cover

    Urban Cosmopolitics

    Agencements, assemblies, atmospheres, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anders Blok, Ignacio Farias

    Invoking the notion of ‘cosmopolitics’ from Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, this volume shows how and why cities constitute privileged sites for studying the search for and composition of common worlds of cohabitation. A cosmopolitical approach to the city focuses on the multiple assemblages of…

    eBook – 2016-01-29
    Questioning Cities

  • Future Directions for the European Shrinking City book cover

    Future Directions for the European Shrinking City

    1st Edition

    Edited by William J.V. Neill, Hans Schlappa

    Urban shrinkage is rising to the top of the political agenda in Europe as more cities are shrinking in the prolonged economic downturn we encounter. Coupled with unprecedented budgetary austerity and rapidly ageing populations, ‘stagnating’ and ‘shrinking’ cities have emerged as a key challenge for…

    eBook – 2016-01-13
    RTPI Library Series

  • Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South: Towards a feminised urban future book cover

    Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South

    Towards a feminised urban future, 1st Edition

    By Sylvia Chant, Cathy McIlwaine

    Developing regions are set to account for the vast majority of future urban growth, and women and girls will become the majority inhabitants of these locations in the Global South. This is one of the first books to detail the challenges facing poorer segments of the female population who commonly…

    eBook – 2015-12-22

  • Rebuilding the American City: Design and Strategy for the 21st Century Urban Core book cover

    Rebuilding the American City

    Design and Strategy for the 21st Century Urban Core, 1st Edition

    By David Gamble, Patty Heyda

    Urban redevelopment in American cities is neither easy nor quick. It takes a delicate alignment of goals, power, leadership and sustained advocacy on the part of many. Rebuilding the American City highlights 15 urban design and planning projects in the U.S. that have been catalysts for their…

    eBook – 2015-12-22

  • 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 Studies in Energy Policy

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