E-books: Urban Studies

  • Great City Parks book cover

    Great City Parks

    2nd Edition

    By Alan Tate

    Great City Parks is a celebration of some of the finest achievements of landscape architecture in the public realm. It is a comparative study of thirty significant public parks in major cities across Western Europe and North America. Collectively, they give a clear picture of why parks have been…

    eBook – 2015-03-05

  • Metrolingualism: Language in the City book cover


    Language in the City, 1st Edition

    By Alastair Pennycook, Emi Otsuji

    This book is about language and the city. Pennycook and Otsuji introduce the notion of ‘metrolingualism’, showing how language and the city are deeply involved in a perpetual exchange between people, history, migration, architecture, urban landscapes and linguistic resources. Cities and languages…

    eBook – 2015-03-05

  • Urban Environmental Policy Analysis book cover

    Urban Environmental Policy Analysis

    1st Edition

    By Heather E. Campbell, Elizabeth A Corley

    This timely book provides a wealth of useful information for following through on today's renewed concern for sustainability and environmentalism. It's designed to help city managers, policy analysts, and government administrators think comprehensively and communicate effectively about…

    eBook – 2015-02-12

  • Planning and Conflict: Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments book cover

    Planning and Conflict

    Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments, 1st Edition

    Edited by Enrico Gualini

    Planning and Conflict discusses the reasons for conflicts around urban developments and analyzes their shape in contemporary cities. It offers an interdisciplinary framework for scholars to engage with the issue of planning conflicts, focusing on both empirical and theoretical inquiry. By …

    eBook – 2015-02-11
    RTPI Library Series

  • Urbanism and Transport: Building Blocks for Architects and City and Transport Planners book cover

    Urbanism and Transport

    Building Blocks for Architects and City and Transport Planners, 1st Edition

    By Helmut Holzapfel

    Helmut Holzapfel’s Urbanism and Transport, a bestseller in its own country, now available in English, examines the history and the future of urban design for transport in major European cities. Urbanism and Transport shows how the automobile has come to dominate the urban landscape of cities…

    eBook – 2015-02-11

  • Chronotopes of Law: Jurisdiction, Scale and Governance book cover

    Chronotopes of Law

    Jurisdiction, Scale and Governance, 1st Edition

    By Mariana Valverde

    This book develops a new framework for analyzing the spatio-temporal workings of law and other forms of governance. Chronotopes of Law argues that studies of law and governance can be reinvigorated by drawing on a bundle of quite heterogenous analytical tools that do not have a single provenance or…

    eBook – 2015-01-09
    Social Justice

  • Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century book cover

    Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century

    Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Terry Mazany, David C. Perry

    Community foundations bring together the resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities. Over the years, foundations have come to engage community problem-solving through more than just grant-making. They have added a rich array of other…

    eBook – 2014-12-18

  • Urban and Regional Policies for Metropolitan Livability book cover

    Urban and Regional Policies for Metropolitan Livability

    1st Edition

    By Michael S Hamilton, Patricia Sue Atkins

    In today's public policy arena the regional level is gaining increased attention as problems in policy and service delivery continue to spill over traditional urban government boundaries. This authoritative work focuses on the growing role of regions in addressing and resolving local governance…

    eBook – 2014-12-18

  • Cities in the Technology Economy book cover

    Cities in the Technology Economy

    1st Edition

    By Darrene Hackler

    Recognizing the pivotal role that local governments play in the high-tech economy, this book examines the effect of technology industries and infrastructures on cities and the local policy actions required for effective response to these challenges. Filled with fresh information and practical…

    eBook – 2014-12-18

  • Cities in a Time of Terror: Space, Territory, and Local Resilience: Space, Territory, and Local Resilience book cover

    Cities in a Time of Terror: Space, Territory, and Local Resilience

    Space, Territory, and Local Resilience, 1st Edition

    By H.V. Savitch

    This book is about urban terror - its meaning, its ramifications, and its impact on city life. Written by a well-known expert in the field, "Cities in a Time of Terror" draws on data from more than a thousand cities across the globe and traces the evolution of urban terrorism between 1968 and 2006.…

    eBook – 2014-12-18

  • Cities of Light: Two Centuries of Urban Illumination book cover

    Cities of Light

    Two Centuries of Urban Illumination, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandy Isenstadt, Margaret Maile Petty, Dietrich Neumann

    Cities of Light is the first global overview of modern urban illumination, a development that allows human wakefulness to colonize the night, doubling the hours available for purposeful and industrious activities.  Urban lighting is undergoing a revolution due to recent developments in lighting…

    eBook – 2014-12-17

  • Postwar Urban America: Demography, Economics, and Social Policies book cover

    Postwar Urban America

    Demography, Economics, and Social Policies, 1st Edition

    By John F. McDonald

    This unique and inexpensive book provides a demographic and economic history of urban America over the last 65 years. The growth and decline of most northern cities is contrasted with the steady growth of western and southern cities. Various urban government policies are explored, including federal…

    eBook – 2014-12-17

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