E-books: Urban Studies

  • The Collaborative City: Opportunities and Struggles for Blacks and Latinos in U.S. Cities book cover

    The Collaborative City

    Opportunities and Struggles for Blacks and Latinos in U.S. Cities, 1st Edition

    By John Betancur, Douglas Gills

    Edited by John Betancur, Douglas Gills

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    eBook – 2013-10-28
    Routledge
    Contemporary Urban Affairs

  • State of the World's Cities 2012/2013: Prosperity of Cities book cover

    State of the World's Cities 2012/2013

    Prosperity of Cities, 1st Edition

    By Un Habitat

    The city is the home of prosperity. It is the place where human beings find satisfaction of basic needs and access to essential public goods. The city is also where ambitions, aspirations and other material and immaterial aspects of life are realized, providing contentment and happiness. It is a&…

    eBook – 2013-10-23
    Routledge

  • Cities and Space: The Future Use of Urban Land book cover

    Cities and Space

    The Future Use of Urban Land, 1st Edition

    By Lowdon Wingo Jr.

    Discusses aims of urban planning and ways to achieve improved city living. Originally published in 1963…

    eBook – 2013-10-18
    RFF Press
    RFF Urban and Regional Economics Set

  • City Fights: Debates on Urban Sustainability book cover

    City Fights

    Debates on Urban Sustainability, 1st Edition

    By Susannah Hagan

    Edited by Mark Hewitt

    Within the concept of the 'sustainable city' nothing is fixed, mapped or agreed upon. To some, the term encompasses innovation, change and commitment to the future and to others it means preservation, conservatism and a watchful eye on the future. City Fights follows on from the symposium 'Energy…

    eBook – 2013-10-18
    Routledge

  • Suburban Land Conversion in the United States: An Economic and Governmental Process book cover

    Suburban Land Conversion in the United States

    An Economic and Governmental Process, 1st Edition

    By Marion Clawson

    This comprehensive study of land use on the suburban fringe analyzes the complex relationships that underlie land conversion in the United States. It contains a detailed examination of the northwestern urban complex; some nationwide projections for the future; and a list of measures that,…

    eBook – 2013-10-18
    RFF Press
    RFF Urban and Regional Economics Set

  • Teaching and Learning Building Design and Construction book cover

    Teaching and Learning Building Design and Construction

    1st Edition

    By David Dowdle, Vian Ahmed

    Innovation in building design and construction depends on innovative strategies being developed by teachers and practitioners, made available to students and then professionally adopted. Successful transfer of this knowledge relies on appropriate support for both students and academics to ensure…

    eBook – 2013-10-18
    Routledge
    Architectural Engineering and Design Management

  • Voices of Decline: The Postwar Fate of US Cities book cover

    Voices of Decline

    The Postwar Fate of US Cities, 2nd Edition

    By Robert A. Beauregard

    [FOR HISTORY CATALOGS]Drawing on the pronouncements of public commentators, this book portrays the 20th century history of U.S. cities, focusing specifically on how commentators crafted a discourse of urban decline and prosperity peculiar to the post-World War II era. The efforts of these…

    eBook – 2013-10-18
    Routledge

  • Pathologies of Modern Space: Empty Space, Urban Anxiety, and the Recovery of the Public Self book cover

    Pathologies of Modern Space

    Empty Space, Urban Anxiety, and the Recovery of the Public Self, 1st Edition

    By Kathryn Milun

    Pathologies of Modern Space traces the rise of agoraphobia and ties its astonishing growth to the emergence of urban modernity. In contrast to traditional medical conceptions of the disorder, Kathryn Milun shows that this anxiety is closely related to the emergence of "empty urban space":…

    eBook – 2013-10-18
    Routledge

  • Henri Lefebvre: A Critical Introduction book cover

    Henri Lefebvre

    A Critical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Merrifield

    Philosopher, sociologist and urban theorist, Henri Lefebvre is one of the great social theorists of the twentieth century. This accessible and innovative introduction to the work of Lefebvre combines biography and theory in a critical assessment of the dynamics of Lefebvre's character, thought, and…

    eBook – 2013-10-18
    Routledge

  • Integral Urbanism book cover

    Integral Urbanism

    1st Edition

    By Nan Ellin

    Integral Urbanism is an ambitious and forward-looking theory of urbanism that offers a new model of urban life. Nan Ellin's model stands as an antidote to the pervasive problems engendered by modern and postmodern urban planning and architecture: sprawl, anomie, a pervasive culture - and…

    eBook – 2013-10-18
    Routledge

  • Downtowns: Revitalizing the Centers of Small Urban Communities book cover

    Downtowns

    Revitalizing the Centers of Small Urban Communities, 1st Edition

    By Michael A. Burayidi

    This collection evaluates the various strategies that different cities have used when attempting to economically revitalize downtown areas.…

    eBook – 2013-10-16
    Routledge
    Contemporary Urban Affairs

  • Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising book cover

    Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Gooding-Williams

    Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising keeps the public debate alive by exploring the connections between the Rodney King incidents and the ordinary workings of cultural, political, and economic power in contemporary America. Its recurrent theme is the continuing, complicated significance of…

    eBook – 2013-10-14
    Routledge

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