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  • Urban Planning After Disasters

    Edited by Robert Olshansky

    This four-volume collection brings together the most important canonical and cutting-edge papers in the essential topic of planning after disasters. This is the first coherent academic reference work to date. These selections emphasize knowledge regarding reconstruction and recovery of communities…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

  • Placemaking

    An Urban Design Methodology

    By Derek Thomas

    End-users provide the most valuable perspective and insights into how public social space should function. Much of the failure of urban settings can be related to over-structured urban environments which deterministically prescribe usage, constraining instead of enabling socio-spatial performance.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Ancient Urban Planning in the Mediterranean

    New Research Directions

    Greek and Roman monuments have been disappearing from the collective psyche for millennia; as soon as a new Roman emperor assumed power, for example, the urban template and architectural landscape was reshaped and adapted to suit the new rule. More recently, the rapid acceleration in the loss of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge

  • Writing the Global City

    Globalisation, Postcolonialism and the Urban

    By Anthony D King

    Over the last three decades, our understanding of the city worldwide has been revolutionized by three innovative theoretical concepts – globalisation, postcolonialism and a radically contested notion of modernity. The idea and even the reality of the city has been extended out of the state and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Architext

  • Neoliberal Spatial Governance

    By Phil Allmendinger

    Neoliberal Spatial Governance explores the changing nature of English town and city planning as it has slowly but clearly transformed. Once a system for regulating and balancing change in the built and natural environments in the public interest, planning now finds itself facilitating…

    Hardback – 2016-04-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Architecture as Cultural and Political Discourse

    Case studies of conceptual norms and aesthetic practices

    By Daniel Grinceri

    This book is concerned with cultural and political discourses that affect the production of architecture. It examines how these discursive mechanisms and technologies combine to normalise and aestheticise everyday practices. It queries the means by which buildings are appropriated to give shape and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • A Cartographic Turn

    Edited by Jacques Lévy

    Contemporary cartography faces a threefold, simultaneous set of pressures. First, it is clear that a restricted circle of specialists no longer holds a monopoly over cartographic production and that there is no longer any implicit agreement about maps. Secondly, scientific and technological…

    Hardback – 2016-03-15 
    Routledge

  • Actor Networks of Planning

    Exploring the Influence of Actor Network Theory

    Edited by Yvonne Rydin, Laura Tate

    Planning is centrally focused on places which are significant to people, including both the built and natural environments. In making changes to these places, planning outcomes inevitably benefit some and disadvantage others. It is perhaps surprising that Actor Network Theory (ANT) has only…

    Hardback – 2016-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Life Writing and Space

    By Eveline Kilian, Hope Wolf

    How does our ability, desire or failure to locate ourselves within space, and with respect to certain places, effect the construction and narration of our identities? Approaching recordings and interpretations of selves, memories and experiences through the lens of theories of space and place, this…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28
    Routledge

  • Urban Cosmopolitics

    Agencements, assemblies, atmospheres

    Edited by Anders Blok, Ignacio Farias

    Invoking the notion of ‘cosmopolitics’ from Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, this volume shows how and why cities constitute privileged sites for studying the search for and composition of common worlds of cohabitation. A cosmopolitical approach to the city focuses on the multiple assemblages of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Questioning Cities

  • Recoded City

    Co-Creating Urban Futures

    By Thomas Ermacora, Lucy Bullivant

    Recoded City examines alternative urban design, planning and architecture for the other 90%: namely the practice of participatory placemaking, a burgeoning practice that co-author Thomas Ermacora terms ‘recoding’. In combining bottom-up and top-down means of regenerating and rebalancing…

    Paperback – 2015-12-16
    Routledge

  • People's Spaces

    Coping, Familiarizing, Creating

    By Nihal Perera

    Who controls space? Powerful corporations, institutions, and individuals have great power to create physical and political space through income and influence. People’s Spaces attempts to understand the struggle between people and institutions in the spaces they make. Current literature on cities…

    Paperback – 2015-11-11
    Routledge

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