E-books: Urban Studies

  • 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

  • Gridlock: Congested Cities, Contested Policies, Unsustainable Mobility book cover

    Gridlock

    Congested Cities, Contested Policies, Unsustainable Mobility, 1st Edition

    By John C. Sutton

    Cities across the world are facing unprecedented challenges in traffic management and transit congestion while coping with growing populations and mobility aspirations; existing policies that aim to tackle congestion and create more sustainable transport futures offer only weak remedies.  In…

    eBook – 2015-07-16
    Routledge

  • Economy and Architecture book cover

    Economy and Architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Juliet Odgers, Mhairi McVicar, Stephen Kite

    Economy and Architecture addresses a timely, critical, and much-debated topic in both its historical and contemporary dimensions. From the Apple Store in New York City, to the street markets of the Pan American Highway; from commercial Dubai to the public schools of Australia, this book takes a…

    eBook – 2015-07-16
    Routledge

  • Shaping the City: Studies in History, Theory and Urban Design book cover

    Shaping the City

    Studies in History, Theory and Urban Design, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Rodolphe El-Khoury, Edwards Robbins

    Taking on the key issues in urban design, Shaping the City examines the critical ideas that have driven these themes and debates through a study of particular cities at important periods in their development. As well as retaining crucial discussions about cities such as Los Angeles,…

    eBook – 2015-06-23
    Routledge

  • Beyond Gated Communities book cover

    Beyond Gated Communities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Samer Bagaeen, Ola Uduku

    Research on gated communities is moving away from the hard concept of a 'gated community' to the more fluid one of urban gating. The latter allows communities to be viewed through a new lens of soft boundaries, modern communication and networks of influence. The book, written by an international…

    eBook – 2015-06-12
    Routledge

  • Urban Economics and Land Use in America: The Transformation of Cities in the Twentieth Century: The Transformation of Cities in the Twentieth Century book cover

    Urban Economics and Land Use in America: The Transformation of Cities in the Twentieth Century

    The Transformation of Cities in the Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

    By Alan Rabinowitz

    This is a book about the reality of place in America, the events and influences that led to the America we recognize today. It is a book about the growth of American cities and their suburbs during the twentieth century, about institutions and metropolitan governance, about real estate development…

    eBook – 2015-06-11
    Routledge

  • Housing Policy in Latin American Cities: A New Generation of Strategies and Approaches for 2016 UN-HABITAT III book cover

    Housing Policy in Latin American Cities

    A New Generation of Strategies and Approaches for 2016 UN-HABITAT III, 1st Edition

    By Peter M. Ward, Edith R. Jiménez Huerta, María Mercedes Di Virgilio

    After the 1960s, rapid urbanization in developing regions in Latin America, Africa, and Asia was marked by the expansion of low-income "irregular" settlements that developed informally and which, by the 2000s, often constituted between 20-60 percent of the built-up area of metropolitan areas and…

    eBook – 2015-06-03
    Routledge

  • Cities and Towns book cover

    Cities and Towns

    1st Edition

    By Rebecca Stefoff

    First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.…

    eBook – 2015-06-01
    Routledge

  • The Crisis of America's Cities: Solutions for the Future, Lessons from the Past: Solutions for the Future, Lessons from the Past book cover

    The Crisis of America's Cities: Solutions for the Future, Lessons from the Past

    Solutions for the Future, Lessons from the Past, 1st Edition

    By Randall Bartlett

    An original work on American cities and the ongoing "urban crisis". Using the metaphor of the socially constructed organization of space, Bartlett takes a broad view of the evolution of urban America, from its historical roots to the present; he then examines the way in which current policies have…

    eBook – 2015-05-20
    Routledge

  • Urban America: Growth, Crisis, and Rebirth: Growth, Crisis, and Rebirth book cover

    Urban America: Growth, Crisis, and Rebirth

    Growth, Crisis, and Rebirth, 1st Edition

    By John Mcdonald

    This book will change the way Americans think about their cities. It provides a comprehensive economic and social history of urban America since 1950, covering the 29 largest urban areas of that period. Specifically, the book covers 17 cities in the Northeast, 6 in the South, and 6 in the West,…

    eBook – 2015-03-26
    Routledge

  • Sound Moves: iPod Culture and Urban Experience book cover

    Sound Moves

    iPod Culture and Urban Experience, 1st Edition

    By Michael Bull

    This innovative study opens up a new area in sociological and urban studies: the aural experience of the social, mediated through mobile technologies of communication. Whilst we live in a world dominated by visual epistemologies of urban experience, Michael Bull argues that it is not…

    eBook – 2015-03-24
    Routledge
    International Library of Sociology

  • Planning and LGBTQ Communities: The Need for Inclusive Queer Spaces book cover

    Planning and LGBTQ Communities

    The Need for Inclusive Queer Spaces, 1st Edition

    Edited by Petra L. Doan

    Although the last decade has seen steady progress towards wider acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, LGBTQ residential and commercial areas have come under increasing pressure from gentrification and redevelopment initiatives. As a result many of these…

    eBook – 2015-03-24
    Routledge

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