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  • The Unequal City

    Urban Resurgence, Displacement and the Making of Inequality in Global Cities

    By John Rennie Short

    In recent years there has been intense scholarly and public interest in the changing nature of cities. Cities around the world have seen an increase in population and capital investments in land and building, a shift in central city populations as the poor are forced out, and a radical…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08 
    Regions and Cities

  • Sustainable Communities and Green Lifestyles

    Consumption and Environmentalism

    By Tendai Chitewere

    Sustainable communities raise questions about the compatibility of capitalism and environmentalism and how we can green our way of life in a capitalist economy that values short-term production and consumption over long-term conservation and simple living. If capitalism and its drive towards…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Faces of Homelessness in the Asia Pacific

    Edited by Carole Zufferey, Nilan Yu

    Across the Asia Pacific, there are a vast range of experiences of homelessness and an equally diverse range of responses from state systems. Since understandings of homelessness are also heavily dependent on geographical, cultural, and historical contexts, attitudes towards it as a ‘social problem’…

    Hardback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Open Borders, Unlocked Cultures

    Romanian Roma Migrants in Western Europe

    Edited by Yaron Matras, Daniele Viktor Leggio

    The book examines some of the dilemmas surrounding Europe’s open borders, migrations, and identities through the prism of the Roma – Europe’s most dispersed and socially marginalised population. The volume challenges some of the myths surrounding the Roma as a ‘problem population’, and places the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-03 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Cities and Creativity from the Renaissance to the Present

    Edited by Ilja Van Damme, Bert De Munck, Andrew Miles

    This volume critically challenges the current creative city debate from a historical perspective. In the last two decades, urban studies has been engulfed by a creative city narrative in which concepts like the creative economy, the creative class or creative industries proclaim the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02 
    Routledge Advances in Urban History

  • Dwelling in Mobile Times

    Places, practices and contestations

    Edited by Sybille Frank, Lars Meier

    In an era of increasing mobilities, places of residence are still vital. Unlike commuting, migrating or travelling, dwelling usually evokes – at least in modern Western thought – the idea of an immobile, private place to rest. This book explores the places, spaces and practices of dwelling in…

    Hardback – 2017-07-19 

  • Trends and Issues in Housing in Asia

    Coming of an Age

    Edited by Urmi Sengupta, Annapurna Shaw

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of current housing practices across Asian cities based on facts and trends in the market. For many countries in Asia, the future of housing is now. This future is closely linked to successful theoretical advancement and policy practice in housing studies.…

    Hardback – 2017-07-13 
    Routledge India
    Cities and the Urban Imperative

  • What Is Cosmopolitical Design? Design, Nature and the Built Environment

    By Albena Yaneva, Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    The scale of ecological crises made us realize that every kind of politics has always been cosmopolitics, politics of a cosmos. Cosmos embraces everything, including the multifarious natural and material entities that make humans act. The book examines cosmopolitics in its relation to design…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13 

  • Urban Sustainability Transitions

    Edited by Niki Frantzeskaki, Vanesa Castán Broto, Lars Coenen, Derk Loorbach

    The world’s population is currently undergoing a significant transition towards urbanisation, with the UN expecting that 70% of people globally will live in cities by 2050. Urbanisation has multiple political, cultural, environmental and economic dimensions that profoundly influence social…

    Hardback – 2017-06-06 
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability Transitions

  • Cities of Culture

    A Global Perspective

    By Deborah Stevenson

    Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local policy initiative, while the notion of the ‘creative city’ has become an urban imaging…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Regent Park Redux

    Reinventing Public Housing in Canada

    By Laura Johnson, Robert Johnson

    Regent Park Redux evaluates one of the biggest experiments in public housing redevelopment from the tenant perspective. Built in the 1940s, Toronto’s Regent Park has experienced common large-scale public housing problems. Instead of simply tearing down old buildings and scattering inhabitants, the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-18 
    RTPI Library Series

  • Sub City: Young People, Homelessness and Crime

    By Julia Wardhaugh

    Youth homelessness increased rapidly during the late 1980s and early 1990s, at a time when street homelessness in particular became increasingly associated in the popular mind with dangerousness and criminality. This book analyzes the construction of homelessness as a social and legal 'problem'…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 

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