E-books: Urban Studies

  • Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change book cover

    Inclusive Urbanization

    Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Krishna K. Shrestha, Hemant R. Ojha, Phil McManus, Anna Rubbo, Krishna Kumar Dhote

    How do we include and represent all people in cities? As the world rapidly urbanizes, and climate change creates global winners and losers, understanding how to design cities that provide for all their citizens is of the utmost importance. Inclusive Urbanization attempts to not only provide…

    eBook – 2014-07-25

  • Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World book cover

    Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World

    1st Edition

    Edited by United Cities and Local Governments

    UCLG’s Third Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) examines basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World examines the enormous challenge of ensuring the…

    eBook – 2014-07-25

  • Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location book cover

    Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging

    Emotion and Location, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hannah Jones, Emma Jackson

    What does it mean to belong in a place, or more than one place? This exciting new volume brings together work from cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholars researching home, migration and belonging, using their original research to argue for greater attention to how feeling and emotion is deeply…

    eBook – 2014-06-20

  • Life in the Megalopolis: Mexico City and Sao Paulo book cover

    Life in the Megalopolis

    Mexico City and Sao Paulo, 1st Edition

    By Lucia Sa

    The modern metropolis has been called 'the symbol of our times', and life in it epitomizes, for many, modernity itself. But what to make of inherited ideas of modernity when faced with life in Mexico City and São Paulo, two of the largest metropolises in the world? Is their fractured reality, their…

    eBook – 2014-06-11
    Questioning Cities

  • Sociable Cities: The 21st-Century Reinvention of the Garden City book cover

    Sociable Cities

    The 21st-Century Reinvention of the Garden City, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Hall, Colin Ward

    Peter Hall and Colin Ward wrote Sociable Cities to celebrate the centenary of publication of Ebenezer Howard’s To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform in 1998 – an event they then marked by co-editing (with Dennis Hardy) the magnificent annotated facsimile edition of Howard’s original, long lost…

    eBook – 2014-06-05
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • Recycling and the Politics of Urban Waste book cover

    Recycling and the Politics of Urban Waste

    1st Edition

    By Matthew Gandy

    The affluence of western society has given rise to unprecedented quantities of waste, presenting one of the most intractable environmental problems for contemporary society. This book examines recycling and municipal waste management in three major cities: London, New York and Hamburg. A range of…

    eBook – 2014-06-03

  • Young and Homeless In Hollywood: Mapping the Social Imaginary book cover

    Young and Homeless In Hollywood

    Mapping the Social Imaginary, 1st Edition

    By Susan M. Ruddick

    Young and Homeless in Hollywood examines the social and spacial dynamics that contributed to the construction of a new social imaginary--"homeless youth"--in the United States during a period of accelerated modernization from the mid 1970s to the 1990s. Susan Ruddick draws from a range of…

    eBook – 2014-05-22

  • The Tenants' Movement: Resident involvement, community action and the contentious politics of housing book cover

    The Tenants' Movement

    Resident involvement, community action and the contentious politics of housing, 1st Edition

    By Quintin Bradley

    The Tenants' Movement is both a history of tenant organization and mobilization, and a guide to understanding how the struggles of tenant organizers have come to shape housing policy today. Charting the history of tenant mobilization, and the rise of consumer movements in housing, it is one of the…

    eBook – 2014-05-09
    Housing and Society Series

  • Community Matters: Service-Learning in Engaged Design and Planning book cover

    Community Matters: Service-Learning in Engaged Design and Planning

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mallika Bose, Paula Horrigan, Cheryl Doble, Sigmund C. Shipp

    Winner of the EDRA 2015 Book Award! Community Matters: Service Learning in Engaged Design and Planning explores issues that resonate with a diverse group of design and planning educators drawn to the challenge of supporting greater community building and empowerment while combining learning with…

    eBook – 2014-05-09
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • Solar Air Systems - Built Examples book cover

    Solar Air Systems - Built Examples

    1st Edition

    By Robert Hastings

    Thirty-five different buildings with successfully installed solar air systems are described and documented. The building types cover single family houses, apartment buildings, schools, sports halls, and industrial commercial buildings with six different configurations of solar air systems used.…

    eBook – 2014-05-01

  • Urban Transport Environment and Equity: The Case for Developing Countries book cover

    Urban Transport Environment and Equity

    The Case for Developing Countries, 1st Edition

    By Eduardo Alcantara Vasconcellos

    Traditional transport planning has generated transport systems that propagate an unfair distribution of accessibility and have environmental and safety issues. This book highlights the importance of social and political aspects of transport policy and provides a methodology to support this approach…

    eBook – 2014-05-01

  • Urban Geography in America, 1950-2000: Paradigms and Personalities book cover

    Urban Geography in America, 1950-2000

    Paradigms and Personalities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian J.L Berry, James Wheeler

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    eBook – 2014-05-01

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