E-books: Urban Studies

  • Real Estate and Urban Development in South America: Understanding Local Regulations and Investment Methods in a Highly Urbanised Continent book cover

    Real Estate and Urban Development in South America

    Understanding Local Regulations and Investment Methods in a Highly Urbanised Continent, 1st Edition

    By Claudia Murray, Eliane Monetti, Camilla Ween

    Real Estate and Urban Development in South America uncovers how investors are navigating South American real estate markets in commercial, residential and infrastructure development. A preferred location for real estate development during the colonial era, in recent decades South America has been…

    eBook – 2017-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge International Real Estate Markets Series

  • Just Green Enough: Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification book cover

    Just Green Enough

    Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification, 1st Edition

    Edited by Winifred Curran, Trina Hamilton

    While global urban development increasingly takes on the mantle of sustainability and "green urbanism," both the ecological and equity impacts of these developments are often overlooked. One result is what has been called environmental gentrification, a process in which environmental improvements…

    eBook – 2017-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • Designing the Compassionate City: Creating Places Where People Thrive book cover

    Designing the Compassionate City

    Creating Places Where People Thrive, 1st Edition

    By Jenny Donovan

    Designing the Compassionate City outlines an approach to urban design that is centred on an explicit recognition of the inherent dignity of all people. It suggests that whether we thrive or decline—as individuals or as a community—is dependent on our ability to fulfil the full spectrum of our needs…

    eBook – 2017-12-06
    Routledge

  • Controlling Urban Events: Law, Ethics and the Material book cover

    Controlling Urban Events

    Law, Ethics and the Material, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Pavoni

    How does order emerge out of the multiplicity of bodies, objects, ideas and practices that constitute the urban? This book explores the relation between space, law and control in the contemporary city – and particularly in the context of urban ‘mega events’ – through a combined geographical and…

    eBook – 2017-12-06
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Urban Biodiversity: From Research to Practice book cover

    Urban Biodiversity

    From Research to Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alessandro Ossola, Jari Niemelä

    Urban biodiversity is an increasingly popular topic among researchers. Worldwide, thousands of research projects are unravelling how urbanisation impacts the biodiversity of cities and towns, as well as its benefits for people and the environment through ecosystem services. Exciting scientific…

    eBook – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urban Ecology

  • Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies book cover

    Architecture and Feminisms

    Ecologies, Economies, Technologies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hélène Frichot, Catharina Gabrielsson, Helen Runting

    Set against the background of a ‘general crisis’ that is environmental, political and social, this book examines a series of specific intersections between architecture and feminisms, understood in the plural. The collected essays and projects that make up the book follow transversal…

    eBook – 2017-11-10
    Routledge
    Critiques

  • Cities and the Knowledge Economy: Promise, Politics and Possibilities book cover

    Cities and the Knowledge Economy

    Promise, Politics and Possibilities, 1st Edition

    By Tim May, Beth Perry

    Cities and the Knowledge Economy is an in-depth, interdisciplinary, international and comparative examination of the relationship between knowledge and urban development in the contemporary era. Through the lenses of promise, politics and possibility, it examines how the knowledge economy has…

    eBook – 2017-11-02
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • The Fight for Fair Housing: Causes, Consequences, and Future Implications of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act book cover

    The Fight for Fair Housing

    Causes, Consequences, and Future Implications of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gregory D. Squires

    The federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 was passed in a time of turmoil, conflict, and often conflagration in cities across the nation. It took the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to finally secure its passage. The Kerner Commission warned in 1968 that "to continue present policies…

    eBook – 2017-10-16
    Routledge

  • The New Tenement: Residences in the Inner City Since 1970 book cover

    The New Tenement

    Residences in the Inner City Since 1970, 1st Edition

    By Florian Urban

    This book examines "new tenements"—dense, medium-rise, multi-storey residences that have been the backbone of European inner-city regeneration since the 1970s and came with a new positive view on urban living. Focusing principally on Berlin, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Rotterdam, and Vienna, it relates…

    eBook – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Designing with Smell: Practices, Techniques and Challenges book cover

    Designing with Smell

    Practices, Techniques and Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Victoria Henshaw, Kate McLean, Dominic Medway, Chris Perkins, Gary Warnaby

    Designing with Smell aims to inspire readers to actively consider smell in their work through the inclusion of case studies from around the world, highlighting the current use of smell in different cutting-edge design and artistic practices. This book provides practical guidance regarding different…

    eBook – 2017-10-05
    Routledge

  • Loose Fit City: The Contribution of Bottom-Up Architecture to Urban Design and Planning book cover

    Loose Fit City

    The Contribution of Bottom-Up Architecture to Urban Design and Planning, 1st Edition

    By Maurice Mitchell, Bo Tang

    Drawn from a lifetime’s experience of shared city-making from the bottom up, within rapidly expanding urban metabolisms in Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Kathmandu, West Africa and London, Loose Fit City is about the ways in which city residents can learn through making to engage with the dynamic process of…

    eBook – 2017-09-22
    Routledge

  • Mapping Urbanities: Morphologies, Flows, Possibilities book cover

    Mapping Urbanities

    Morphologies, Flows, Possibilities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kim Dovey, Elek Pafka, Mirjana Ristic

    What is the capacity of mapping to reveal the forces at play in shaping urban form and space? How can mapping extend the urban imagination and therefore the possibilities for urban transformation? With a focus on urban scales, Mapping Urbanities explores the potency of mapping as a research method…

    eBook – 2017-09-22
    Routledge

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