E-books: Urban Studies

  • Smart Urbanism: Utopian vision or false dawn? book cover

    Smart Urbanism

    Utopian vision or false dawn?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Simon Marvin, Andrés Luque-Ayala, Colin McFarlane

    Smart Urbanism (SU) – the rebuilding of cities through the integration of digital technologies with buildings, neighbourhoods, networked infrastructures and people – is being represented as a unique emerging ‘solution’ to the majority of problems faced by cities today. SU discourses, enacted by…

    eBook – 2015-12-14
    Routledge

  • Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, D.C. book cover

    Capital Dilemma

    Growth and Inequality in Washington, D.C., 1st Edition

    Edited by Derek Hyra, Sabiyha Prince

    Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, DC uncovers and explains the dynamics that have influenced the contemporary economic advancement of Washington, DC. This volume’s unique interdisciplinary approach using historical, sociological, anthropological, economic, geographic, political,…

    eBook – 2015-11-19
    Routledge

  • Leadership and the City: Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities book cover

    Leadership and the City

    Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities, 1st Edition

    By Markku Sotarauta

    The 21st century has been dominated by an almost compulsive race to find new pathways for city development. As cities seek to regenerate via the knowledge-based economy, now more than ever dynamic leadership is required order to navigate new and complex challenges while building community…

    eBook – 2015-11-06
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • 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

  • Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the Twenty-First Century book cover

    Neon Metropolis

    How Las Vegas Started the Twenty-First Century, 1st Edition

    By Hal Rothman

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    eBook – 2015-10-15
    Routledge

  • Gender, Asset Accumulation and Just Cities: Pathways to transformation book cover

    Gender, Asset Accumulation and Just Cities

    Pathways to transformation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Caroline O.N. Moser

    With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas, urbanisation is undoubtedly one of the most important phenomena of the 21st century. However, despite increasing recognition of the critical relationship between economic and social development in cities, gender issues are often…

    eBook – 2015-10-05
    Routledge

  • 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 in Crisis: Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities book cover

    Cities in Crisis

    Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen

    In recent years, European societies and territories have witnessed the spatial impacts of a severe financial and socio-economic crisis. This book builds on the current debate concerning how cities and urban regions and their citizens deal with the consequences of the recent financial and…

    eBook – 2015-09-16
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Cities and Agriculture: Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems book cover

    Cities and Agriculture

    Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems, 1st Edition

    Edited by Henk de Zeeuw, Pay Drechsel

    As people increasingly migrate to urban settings and more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, it is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which reflect this challenge. This volume presents experience and evidence-based "state of the art" chapters…

    eBook – 2015-09-16
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • The Urban Climatic Map: A Methodology for Sustainable Urban Planning book cover

    The Urban Climatic Map

    A Methodology for Sustainable Urban Planning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Edward Ng, Chao Ren

    Rapid urbanization, higher density and more compact cities have brought about a new science of urban climatology. An understanding of the mapping of this phenomenon is crucial for urban planners. The book brings together experts in the field of Urban Climatic Mapping to provide the state of the art…

    eBook – 2015-09-07
    Routledge

  • Instruments of Planning: Tensions and challenges for more equitable and sustainable cities book cover

    Instruments of Planning

    Tensions and challenges for more equitable and sustainable cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rebecca Leshinsky, Crystal Legacy

    Instruments of Planning: Tensions and Challenges for more Equitable and Sustainable Cities critically explores planning’s instrumentality to deliver important social and environmental outcomes in neoliberal planning landscapes. Because each instrument is unique and may be tailored to its own…

    eBook – 2015-08-11
    Routledge
    RTPI Library Series

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