Planning History Products

  • Globalizing Seoul

    The City's Cultural and Urban Change

    By Jieheerah Yun

    In the decades following the 1997 Asian economic crisis, South Korea sought segyehwa (globalization). Evidence of this is no more evident than in the country’s capital, Seoul, where urban development has been the central to making the city a global hub and not just the centre of the national…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • Encounters in Planning Thought

    16 Autobiographical Essays from Key Thinkers in Spatial Planning

    Edited by Beatrix Haselsberger

    Encounters in Planning Thought creates an informed future perspective on the spatial planning field by looking at it through the eyes of those who have been at the coal face of planning’s scholarly institutionalisation. The book provides a topical insight into why and how 16 distinguished planners,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-18 

  • The Efficacy of Architecture

    Political Contestation and Agency

    By Tahl Kaminer

    A significant ideological transition has taken place in the discipline of architecture in the last few years. Originating in a displeasure with the ‘starchitecture’ system and the focus on aesthetic innovation, a growing number of architects, emboldened by the 2007–8 economic crisis, have staged a…

    Paperback – 2017-01-05 

  • Revolt and Reform in Architecture's Academy

    Urban Renewal, Race, and the Rise of Design in the Public Interest

    By William Richards

    Revolt and Reform in Architecture’s Academy uniquely addresses the complicated relationship between architectural education and urban renewal in the 1960s, which paved the way for what is today known as public interest design. Through an examination of curricular reforms at Columbia University’s…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Green Belts

    Past; present; future?

    By John Sturzaker, Ian Mell

    Most of us have heard of green belts – but how much do we really know about them? This book tries to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to green belts by looking both backwards and forwards. They were introduced in the mid-twentieth century to try and stop cities merging together as…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28 
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Unfinished Places: The Politics of (Re)making Cairo’s Old Quarters

    By Gehan Selim

    The Emerging Politics of (Re) making Cairo's Old Quarters examines postcolonial planning practices that aimed to modernise Cairo’s urban spaces. The author examines the expanding field of postcolonial urbanism by linking the state’s political ideologies and systems of governance with methods of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Insurgencies and Revolutions

    Reflections on John Friedmann’s Contributions to Planning Theory and Practice

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-02 
    RTPI Library Series

  • Capital Cities: Varieties and Patterns of Development and Relocation

    By Vadim Rossman

    The issue of capital city relocation is a topic of debate for more than forty countries across the world. In this first book to discuss the issue, Vadim Rossman offers an in-depth analysis of the subject, highlighting the global trends and the key factors that motivate different countries to…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Planning Cultures and Histories

    The evolution of Planning Systems and Spatial Development Patterns

    Edited by Dominic Stead, Jochem de Vries, Tuna Tasan-Kok

    This book addresses the influences of planning cultures and histories on the temporal evolution of planning systems and spatial development. As well as providing an international comparative perspective on these issues, the contributions to the book also engage in a search for new conceptual…

    Hardback – 2016-09-26

  • Markets, Politics and the Environment

    An Introduction to Planning Theory

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-09-15
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Homeland

    Zionism as Housing Regime, 1860–2011

    By Yael Allweil

    On 29 March 2016 the New York based online journal, Realty Today reported ‘Israel is facing a housing crisis with …[the] home inventory lacking 100,000 apartments… House prices, which have more than doubled in less than a decade, resulted in a mass protest back in 2011’. As Yael Allweil reveals in…

    Hardback – 2016-08-31
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • Waterfronts Revisited

    European ports in a historic and global perspective

    Edited by Heleni Porfyriou, Marichela Sepe

    Waterfronts Revisited addresses the historical evolution of the relationship between port and city and re-examines waterfront development by looking at the urban territory and historical city in their complexity and entirety. By identifying guiding values, urban patterns and typologies, and local…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

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