Urban Studies Products

  • Non-Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa

    Edited by Winnie V. Mitullah, Marianne Vanderschuren, Meleckidzedeck Khayesi

    What challenges do pedestrians and cyclists face in cities of the developing world? What opportunities do these cities have to provide for walking and cycling? Based on in-depth research conducted in Cape Town (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Nairobi (Kenya), this book explores these…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29 
    Routledge
    Transport and Society

  • Reconnecting People and Water

    Public Engagement and Sustainable Urban Water Management

    By Liz Sharp

    Water management in industrialised western countries has long been seen as a technical process associated with pipes, drains and bureaucracies. This technical model of water management is now being questioned. This book examines the nature of contemporary water management and the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Water Text

  • Inhabitable Infrastructures

    Science fiction or urban future?

    By CJ Lim

    ‘Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future?’, the follow up to ‘Food City’ and ‘Smartcities and Eco-Warriors’, from one of the world’s leading urban design and architectural thinkers, explores the potential of climate changerelated multi-use infrastructures that address the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14 
    Routledge

  • Urban Transformations

    Geographies of Renewal and Creative Change

    Edited by Nicholas Wise, Julie Clark

    Economic restructuring and demographic change have in recent years placed much strain on urban areas with the effects falling disproportionately on neighbourhoods that were previously underpinned by industry and manufacturing. This has presented policy makers and city planners with a binary choice:…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14 
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Remaking China's Great Cities

    Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansion

    By Samuel Y. Liang

    China’s rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation’s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-10 
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • Climate Change and Urban Settlements

    A Spatial Perspective of Carbon Footprint and Beyond

    By Mahendra Sethi

    Climate change and urbanization are two of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century, and their effects are converging in dangerous ways. Cities contribute significantly to global warming, and as the world further takes a rural-urban population tilt, the next few decades pose a…

    Hardback – 2017-05-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Art and the City

    Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape

    Edited by Julie Ren, Jason Luger

    Artistic practices have long been disturbing the relationships between art and space. They have challenged the boundaries of performer/spectator, of public/private, introduced intervention and installation, ephemerality and performance, and constantly sought out new modes of distressing…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Urbanization in China

    Edited by Margaret Crawford, Marco Cenzatti, Jiong Wu

    Since the "Opening Up" period of 1978-80, China has urbanized with unprecedented speed. The construction of completely new cities and the dramatic redevelopment of existing urban centers have completely transformed the Chinese landscape. This urban revolution has generated an astonishing number and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

  • Creating Modern Athens

    A Capital Between East and West

    By Denis Roubien

    Athens is a well-known destination for those interested in discovering the birthplace of Western civilization. Its ancient monuments have been the model for innumerable buildings and works of art all over the Western world. However, the reality of modern Athens is much more complicated: the ancient…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Urban Studies

  • Reanimating Regions

    Culture, Politics, and Performance

    Edited by James Riding, Martin Jones

    Writing regions, undertaking a regional study, was once a standard form of geographic communication and critique. This was until the quantitative revolution in the middle of the previous century and more definitively the critical turn in human geography towards the end of the twentieth century.…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • News of Baltimore

    Race, Rage and the City

    Edited by Linda Steiner, Silvio Waisbrod

    This book examines how the media approached long-standing and long-simmering issues of race, class, violence, and social responsibility in Baltimore during the demonstrations, violence, and public debate in the spring of 2015. Contributors take Baltimore to be an important place, symbol, and marker…

    Hardback – 2017-05-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Journalism

  • Housing Inequality in Chinese Cities

    Edited by Youqin Huang, Si-ming Li

    In recent decades, Chinese cities have experienced profound social, economic and spatial transformations. In particular, Chinese cities have witnessed the largest housing boom in history and unprecedented housing privatization. China now is a country of homeowners, with more than 70 per cent of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

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