Paperbacks Direct: Urban Studies

  • Cities and Power: Worldwide Perspectives book cover

    Cities and Power

    Worldwide Perspectives

    Edited by Göran Therborn

    What do cities tell us about power? How does power shape cities? These are the main questions answered by a multidisciplinary set of eminent urban scholar in crisp articles on capital cities from around the world, from Buenos Aires to Tokyo, from Jakarta to Moscow. Focus is on contemporary cities…

    Paperback – 2017-11-12 
    Routledge

  • Cities in South Asia book cover

    Cities in South Asia

    Edited by Crispin Bates, Minoru Mio

    Globalisation has long historical roots in South Asia, but economic liberalisation has led to uniquely rapid urban growth in South Asia during the past decade. This book brings together a multidisciplinary collection of chapters on contemporary and historical themes explaining this recent explosive…

    Paperback – 2017-10-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

  • The Global City 2.0: From Strategic Site to Global Actor book cover

    The Global City 2.0

    From Strategic Site to Global Actor

    By Kristin Ljungkvist

    Global cities all over the world are taking on new roles as they increasingly participate directly and independently in international affairs and global politics. So far, surprisingly few studies have analyzed the role of the Global City beyond its already well explicated role in the globalized…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Cities and Global Governance

  • Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology: Principles and Practice book cover

    Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology

    Principles and Practice

    Edited by V. V. N. Kishore

    This is the most comprehensive guide ever written on renewables technology and engineering, intended to cater for the rapidly growing numbers of present and future engineers who are keen to lead the revolution. All the main sectors are covered - photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind, bioenergy, hydro…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Managing Capital Resources for Central City Revitalization book cover

    Managing Capital Resources for Central City Revitalization

    Edited by Fritz W. Wagner, Timothy E. Joder, Anthony J. Mumphrey, Jr.

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

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Urban Affairs

  • The Modern Urban Landscape (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Modern Urban Landscape (Routledge Revivals)

    By Edward Relph

    First published in 1987, this book provides a wide-ranging account of how modern cities have come to look as they do — differing radically from their predecessors in their scale, style, details and meanings. It uses many illustrations and examples to explore the origins and development of specific…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Protest, Property and the Commons: Performances of Law and Resistance book cover

    Protest, Property and the Commons

    Performances of Law and Resistance

    By Lucy Finchett-Maddock

    Protest, Property and the Commons focuses on the alternative property narratives of ‘social centres’, or political squats, and how the spaces and their communities create their own – resistant – form of law. Drawing on critical legal theory, legal pluralism, legal geography, poststructuralism and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • Events in the City: Using public spaces as event venues book cover

    Events in the City

    Using public spaces as event venues

    By Andrew Smith

    Cities are staging more events than ever. Within this macro-trend, there is another less acknowledged trend: more events are being staged in public spaces. Some events have always been staged in parks, streets and squares, but in recent years events have been taken out of traditional venues and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Event Research Series

  • Beyond the Networked City: Infrastructure reconfigurations and urban change in the North and South book cover

    Beyond the Networked City

    Infrastructure reconfigurations and urban change in the North and South

    Edited by Olivier Coutard, Jonathan Rutherford

    Cities around the world are undergoing profound changes. In this global era, we live in a world of rising knowledge economies, digital technologies, and awareness of environmental issues. The so-called "modern infrastructural ideal" of spatially and socially ubiquitous centrally-governed…

    Paperback – 2017-08-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Vegetal Politics: Belonging, practices and places book cover

    Vegetal Politics

    Belonging, practices and places

    Edited by Lesley Head, Jennifer Atchison, Catherine Phillips, Kathleen Buckingham

    Cultural geography has a long and proud tradition of research into human–plant relations. However, until recently, that tradition has been somewhat disconnected from conceptual advances in the social sciences, even those to which cultural geographers have made significant contributions. With a…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge

  • Green Gentrification: Urban sustainability and the struggle for environmental justice book cover

    Green Gentrification

    Urban sustainability and the struggle for environmental justice

    By Kenneth A. Gould, Tammy L. Lewis

    Green Gentrification looks at the social consequences of urban "greening" from an environmental justice and sustainable development perspective. Through a comparative examination of five cases of urban greening in Brooklyn, New York, it demonstrates that such initiatives, while positive for the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • Cities, Regions and Flows book cover

    Cities, Regions and Flows

    Edited by Peter V. Hall, Markus Hesse

    Urban regions have come under increasing pressure to adapt to the imperatives of mobility, including greater freedom of travel, rising trade volumes and global economic networks. Whereas urbanization was once characterized by the concentration of services and facilities, urban areas now have to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

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