E-books: Urban Studies

  • Landscape as Infrastructure: A Base Primer book cover

    Landscape as Infrastructure

    A Base Primer, 1st Edition

    By Pierre Belanger

    As ecology becomes the new engineering, the projection of landscape as infrastructure—the contemporary alignment of the disciplines of landscape architecture, civil engineering, and urban planning— has become pressing. Predominant challenges facing urban regions and territories today—including…

    eBook – 2016-11-10
    Routledge

  • Creating Urban Agricultural Systems: An Integrated Approach to Design book cover

    Creating Urban Agricultural Systems

    An Integrated Approach to Design, 1st Edition

    By Gundula Proksch

    Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the…

    eBook – 2016-11-03
    Routledge

  • Urban Music and Entrepreneurship: Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise book cover

    Urban Music and Entrepreneurship

    Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise, 1st Edition

    By Joy White

    Youth unemployment in the UK remains around the one million mark, with many young people from impoverished backgrounds becoming and remaining NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). However, the NEET categorisation covertly disguises and obscures the significance of the diverse range of…

    eBook – 2016-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Insurgencies and Revolutions: Reflections on John Friedmann’s Contributions to Planning Theory and Practice book cover

    Insurgencies and Revolutions

    Reflections on John Friedmann’s Contributions to Planning Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Haripriya Rangan, Mee Kam NG, Libby Porter, Jacquelyn Chase

    Over the past six or more decades, John Friedmann has been an insurgent force in the field of urban and regional planning, transforming it from its traditional state-centered concern for establishing social and spatial order into a radical domain of collaborative action between state and civil…

    eBook – 2016-10-26
    Routledge
    RTPI Library Series

  • Shaping Jerusalem: Spatial planning, politics and the conflict book cover

    Shaping Jerusalem

    Spatial planning, politics and the conflict, 1st Edition

    By Francesco Chiodelli

    Shaping Jerusalem: Spatial planning, politics and the conflict focuses on a hidden facet of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the relentless reshaping of the Holy City by the Israeli authorities through urban policies, spatial plans, infrastructural and architectural projects, land use and building…

    eBook – 2016-10-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • The Research Companion: A practical guide for those in the social sciences, health and development book cover

    The Research Companion

    A practical guide for those in the social sciences, health and development, 2nd Edition

    By Petra M. Boynton

    Have you ever wanted to know an effective and ethical way to: Design a study? Recruit participants? Report findings? And improve the quality and output of your research? The Research Companion focuses on the practical skills needed to complete research in the social or health sciences and…

    eBook – 2016-10-04
    Routledge

  • The Adapted City: Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change: Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change book cover

    The Adapted City: Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change

    Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change, 1st Edition

    By H George Frederickson

    Selected Contents: 1. Introduction2. Theories of Institutional Dynamics3. Political and Administrative Cities4. The Evolution of Political Cities5. The Evolution of Administrative Cities6. The Evolution of the Model City Charter7. The Discovery of Adapted Cities8. Probing the Complexities of…

    eBook – 2016-09-16
    Routledge

  • Markets, Politics and the Environment: An Introduction to Planning Theory book cover

    Markets, Politics and the Environment

    An Introduction to Planning Theory, 1st Edition

    By Barry Goodchild

    Markets, Politics and the Environment answers three groups of question: What is planning?’ and as part of this ‘What are its key features as a style of social practice and action?’ and ‘How does planning as a style of social practice relate to social and economic change? How, as part of the…

    eBook – 2016-08-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Spatializing Culture: The Ethnography of Space and Place book cover

    Spatializing Culture

    The Ethnography of Space and Place, 1st Edition

    By Setha Low

    This book demonstrates the value of ethnographic theory and methods in understanding space and place, and considers how ethnographically-based spatial analyses can yield insight into prejudices, inequalities and social exclusion as well as offering people the means for understanding the places…

    eBook – 2016-08-12
    Routledge

  • 24-Hour Cities: Real Investment Performance, Not Just Promises book cover

    24-Hour Cities

    Real Investment Performance, Not Just Promises, 1st Edition

    By Hugh F. Kelly

    Winner of the Gold Award in the Tenth Annual Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Competition 24 Hour Cities is the very first full length book about America’s cities that never sleep. Over the last fifty years, the nation’s top live-work-play cities have proven themselves more than just vibrant urban…

    eBook – 2016-07-15
    Routledge

  • Politics, Planning and Housing Supply in Australia, England and Hong Kong book cover

    Politics, Planning and Housing Supply in Australia, England and Hong Kong

    1st Edition

    By Nicole Gurran, Nick Gallent, Rebecca L.H. Chiu

    In recent years many nations have asked why not enough housing is being built or, when it is built, why it isn't of the highest quality or in the best, most sustainable, locations. Politics, Planning and Housing Supply in Australia, England and Hong Kong examines the politics and planning of new…

    eBook – 2016-07-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Chinese Rural Development: The Great Transformation: The Great Transformation book cover

    Chinese Rural Development: The Great Transformation

    The Great Transformation, 1st Edition

    By William L. Parish

    This text examines the Pacific War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, from the perspective of those who fought the wars and lived through them. The relationship between history and memory informs the book, and each war is relocated in the historical and cultural experiences of Asian countries.…

    eBook – 2016-07-08
    Routledge

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