Paperbacks Direct: Urban Studies

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

    Urban Music and Entrepreneurship

    Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Urban Landscape Ecology: Science, policy and practice book cover

    Urban Landscape Ecology

    Science, policy and practice

    Edited by Robert A. Francis, James D.A. Millington, Michael A. Chadwick

    The growth of cities poses ever-increasing challenges for the natural environment on which they impact and depend, not only within their boundaries but also in surrounding peri-urban areas. Landscape ecology – the study of interactions across space and time between the structure and function of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-09 
    Routledge Studies in Urban Ecology

  • Innovation in City Governments: Structures, Networks, and Leadership book cover

    Innovation in City Governments

    Structures, Networks, and Leadership

    By Jenny M. Lewis, Lykke Margot Ricard, Erik Hans Klijn, Tamyko Ysa Figueras

    Innovation has become an important focus for governments around the world over the last decade, with greater pressure on governments to do more with less, and expanding community expectations. Some are now calling this ‘social innovation’ – innovation that is related to creating new services that…

    Paperback – 2018-06-07 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

  • Cultural Landscapes of South Asia: Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management book cover

    Cultural Landscapes of South Asia

    Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management

    Edited by Kapila D. Silva, Amita Sinha

    The pluralism of South Asia belies any singular reading of its heritage. In spite of this diversity, its cultural traditions retain certain attributes that are at their core South Asian—in their capacity to self‐organize, enact and reinvent cultural memories, and in their ability to retain an…

    Paperback – 2018-05-07 

  • Shrinking Cities: Understanding urban decline in the United States book cover

    Shrinking Cities

    Understanding urban decline in the United States

    By Russell Weaver, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Jason Knight, Amy E. Frazier

    Shrinking Cities: Understanding Shrinkage and Decline in the United States offers a contemporary look at patterns of shrinkage and decline in the United States. The book juxtaposes the complex and numerous processes that contribute to these patterns with broader policy frameworks that have been…

    Paperback – 2018-05-06 
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • The Charter School Solution: Distinguishing Fact from Rhetoric book cover

    The Charter School Solution

    Distinguishing Fact from Rhetoric

    Edited by Tara L. Affolter, Jamel K. Donnor

    Challenging the popular perception that the free market can objectively ameliorate inequality and markedly improve student academic achievement, this book examines the overly positivistic rhetoric surrounding charter schools. Taking a multifocal approach, this book examines how charter schools…

    Paperback – 2018-05-02 
    Routledge Research in Education

  • 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 – 2018-04-30 

  • 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 – 2018-04-30 
    Contemporary Urban Affairs

  • Mega-event Cities: Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events book cover

    Mega-event Cities: Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events

    By Valerie Viehoff, Gavin Poynter

    Mega-events represent an important moment in the life of a city, providing a useful lens through which we may analyse their cultural, social, political and economic development. In the wake of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) concerns about ’gigantism’ and wider public concerns about…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Religion and Urbanism: Reconceptualising sustainable cities for South Asia book cover

    Religion and Urbanism

    Reconceptualising sustainable cities for South Asia

    Edited by Yamini Narayanan

    Conceptions of 'sustainable cities' in the pluralistic and multireligious urban settlements of developing nations need to develop out of local cultural, religious and historical contexts to be inclusive and accurately respond to the needs of the poor, ethnic and religious minorities, and women.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Migration and Identity in Central Asia: The Uzbek Experience book cover

    Migration and Identity in Central Asia

    The Uzbek Experience

    By Rano Turaeva

    This book is an ethnographic and sociolinguistic study of Uzbek migrants in the capital city of Uzbekistan. The ethnographic details of the book represent post-Soviet urban realities on the ground where various forms of belonging clash and kinship ties are reinforced within social safety networks.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-19 
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • Land Law and Urban Policy in Context: Essays on the Contributions of Patrick McAuslan book cover

    Land Law and Urban Policy in Context

    Essays on the Contributions of Patrick McAuslan

    Edited by Thanos Zartaloudis

    This book is a collection of essays honouring and engaging with the work of the late Professor Patrick McAuslan. It is a collection that narrates, analyses and critiques McAuslan’s contributions, as well as offering substantive perspectives on how his work has impacted the legal fields in which he…

    Paperback – 2018-04-17 
    Birkbeck Law Press

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