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  • American Hometown Renewal

    Policy Tools and Techniques for Small Town Officials

    By Gary Mattson

    Before the interstates, Main Street America was the small town’s commercial spine and served as the linchpin for community social solidarity. Yet, during the past three decades, a series of economic downturns has left many of the great small cities barely viable. American Hometown Renewal is the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-08 
    Routledge

  • Mobilities Design

    Urban Designs for Mobile Situations

    By Ole B. Jensen, Ditte Bendix Lanng

    Contemporary society is marked and defined by the ways in which mobile goods, bodies, vehicles, objects, and data are organized, moved and staged. Against the background of the ‘mobilities turn’ this book articulates a new and emerging research field, namely that of ‘mobilities design’. The book…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07 
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

  • Applied Spatial Modelling and Planning

    Edited by John R. Lombard, Eliahu Stern, Graham Clarke

    This book highlights the extraordinary range of areas to which geographical analysis and spatial modelling can bring lessons and insights. It shows how these techniques have been used to address ‘real world’ issues that are of concern to international organisations, public agencies and businesses…

    Hardback – 2016-09-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Urban Subversion and the Creative City

    By Oli Mould

    Check out the author's video to find out more about the book: https://vimeo.com/124247409 This book provides a comprehensive critique of the current Creative City paradigm, with a capital ‘C’, and argues for a creative city with a small ‘c’ via a theoretical exploration of urban subversion. The…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Unfolding Cluster Evolution

    Edited by Fiorenza Belussi, Jose Luis Hervás-Oliver

    Various theories have been put forward as to why business and industry develops in clusters and despite good work being carried out on path dependence and dynamics, this is still very much an emerging topic in the social sciences. To date, no overarching theoretical framework has been developed to…

    Hardback – 2016-08-29 
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Shrinking Cities

    Understanding urban decline in the United States

    By Russell Weaver, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Jason Knight, Amy E. Frazier

    Shrinking Cities: Understanding Shrinkage and Decline in the United States offers a contemporary look at patterns of shrinkage and decline in the United States. The book juxtaposes the complex and numerous processes that contribute to these patterns with broader policy frameworks that have been…

    Hardback – 2016-08-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Spatializing Culture

    The Ethnography of Space and Place

    By Setha Low

    This book demonstrates the value of ethnographic theory and methods in understanding space and place, and considers how ethnographically-based spatial analyses can yield insight into prejudices, inequalities and social exclusion as well as offering people the means for understanding the places…

    Paperback – 2016-08-22 
    Routledge

  • Situated Practices of Strategic Planning

    An international perspective

    Edited by Louis Albrechts, Alessandro Balducci, Jean Hillier

    All over the world societies are facing a number of major problems. New developments, challenges and opportunities cause these issues and yet cases tell us that traditional spatial planning responses and tools are often insufficient to tackle these problems and challenges. Situated Practices of…

    Hardback – 2016-08-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Hierarchy, Information and Power

    Cities as Corporate Command and Control Centers

    Edited by Hongmian Gong

    The proposed book is a collection of selected papers presented in the 2012 annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in New York honoring James O. Wheeler (1938-2010). The eight papers are informed and inspired by James O. Wheeler's many contributions to urban geography,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge

  • Brand-Driven City Building and the Virtualizing of Space

    By Alexander Gutzmer

    This book is an investigation of the cultural phenomenon of branding and its transformational effects on the contemporary spatial – and urban – reality. It develops a novel understanding of the rationale behind the construction of large-scale architectural complexes that relate to corporate brands,…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Public Space and Relational Perspectives

    New Challenges for Architecture and Planning

    Edited by Chiara Tornaghi, Sabine Knierbein

    Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses have been largely ignored, as well as the contextual and on-going…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Deconstructing Placemaking

    Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

    By Mahyar Arefi

    A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters" has become a mantra in many disciplines - architecture, urban planning and urban…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

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