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  • Rebel Streets and the Informal Economy

    Street Trade and the Law

    Edited by Alison Brown

    Street trade is a critical and highly visible component of the informal economy, linked to global systems of exchange. Yet policy responses are dismissive and evictions commonplace. Despite being progressively marginalised from public space, street traders in the global south are engaged in spatial…

    Hardback – 2017-03-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Sport and Architecture

    By Benjamin S. Flowers

    Sport and architecture are two elements of contemporary life that have a broad and profound impact on the world around us. The role architecture plays in shaping buildings and societies has occupied historians for centuries. Likewise the cultural, economic, and political importance of sport is the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Sport

  • Reinventing an Urban Vernacular

    Developing Sustainable Housing Prototypes for Cities Based on Traditional Strategies

    By Terry Moor

    With increasing population and its associated demand on our limited resources, we need to rethink our current strategies for construction of multi-family buildings in urban areas. Reinventing an Urban Vernacular addresses these new demands for smaller and more efficient housing units adapted to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge

  • Local Identities and Politics

    Negotiating the Old and the New

    By Kees Terlouw

    The relation between identity and space is strong and generates many conflicts. Most people attach great importance to their local community and its identity. The possibility of change can cause turmoil and become fertile ground for staking new identities. Understanding how these changes can take…

    Hardback – 2017-03-04 
    Routledge

  • Arts in Place

    The Arts, the Urban and Social Practice

    By Cara Courage

    This interdisciplinary book explores the role of art in placemaking in urban environments, analysing how artists and communities use arts to improve their quality of life. It explores the concept of social practice placemaking, where artists and community members as seen as equal experts in the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity

  • Architecture Competition

    Project Design and the Building Process

    Edited by Ignaz Strebel, Jan Silberberger

    Widely analysed by design professionals, controversially discussed in the media, misunderstood by the public and regulated by public procurement; in recent years, architecture competitions have become projection screens for various and often incommensurable desires and hopes. Almost all texts…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24 
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Latino City

    Urban Planning, Politics, and the Grassroots

    By Erualdo Romero Gonzalez

    American cities are increasingly turning to revitalization strategies that embrace the ideas of new urbanism and the so-called creative class in an attempt to boost economic growth and prosperity to downtown areas. These efforts stir controversy over residential and commercial gentrification of…

    Hardback – 2017-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Urban Animals

    Crowding in zoocities

    By Tora Holmberg

    The city includes opportunities as well as constraints for humans and other animals alike. Urban animals are often subjected to complaints; they transgress geographical, legal as and cultural ordering systems, while roaming the city in what is often perceived as uncontrolled ways. But they are also…

    Paperback – 2017-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Edited by Katherine V. Gough, Thilde Langevang

    Young people in sub-Saharan Africa are growing up in rapidly changing social and economic environments which produce high levels of un- and underemployment. Job creation through entrepreneurship is currently being promoted by international organizations, governments and NGOs as a key solution,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series

  • Mobilising Design

    Edited by Justin Spinney, Suzanne Reimer, Philip Pinch

    This book brings together research working at the boundary between design knowledges and mobilities, offering a novel collection for both theorists and practitioners. Drawing upon detailed case studies, it demonstrates the diverse roles of design in shaping mobility at different spaces and scales:…

    Hardback – 2017-02-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Architecture of Resistance

    Cultivating Moments of Possibility within the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict

    By Yara Sharif

    Architecture of Resistance investigates the relationship between architecture, politics and power, and how these factors interplay in light of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. It takes Palestine as the key ground of spatial exploration, looking at the spaces between people, boundary lines,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02 
    Routledge
    Design Research in Architecture

  • Street Food

    Culture, economy, health and governance

    Edited by Ryzia De Cassia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, Stefano Roberto Marras

    Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

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