Urban Studies Products

  • Cinema, Avant-garde, and Urban Modernity

    The City Symphony Phenomenon (1920-1940)

    Edited by Steven Jacobs, Eva Hielscher, Anthony Kinik

    The 1920s and 1930s saw the rise of the city symphony, an experimental film form that presented the city as protagonist instead of mere decor. Combining experimental, documentary, and narrative practices, these films were marked by a high level of abstraction reminiscent of high-modernist…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Changing Representations of Nature and the City

    The 1960s-1970s and their Legacies

    Edited by Gabriel Gee, Alison Vogelaar

    The turn of the 1960s-70s, characterized by the rapid acceleration of globalization, prompted a radical transformation in the perception of urban and natural environments. The urban revolution and related prospect of the total urbanisation of the planet, in concert with rapid population growth and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Tokyo Roji

    The Diversity and Versatility of Alleys in a City in Transition

    By Heide Imai

    Heide Imai is Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies, GIS, Hosei University and Research Associate at Keio University, Tokyo. Licensed as architect, her research, teaching, and practice focus is urban resistance, resilience and the future of vernacular…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Uncovering the Crimes of Urbanisation

    Researching Corruption, Violence and Urban Conflict

    By Kristian Lasslett

    From the social cleansing of cities through to indigenous land struggles at the frontline of extraction megaprojects, planetary urbanisation is a contested process that is radically shaping social life and the sustainability of human civilisation. In this pioneering intervention, it is maintained…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge
    Crimes of the Powerful

  • Cities and the Knowledge Economy

    Promise, Politics and Possibilities

    By Tim May, Beth Perry

    Cities and the Knowledge Economy is an in-depth, interdisciplinary, international and comparative examination of the relationship between knowledge and urban development in the contemporary era. Through the lenses of promise, politics and possibility, it examines how the knowledge economy has…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22 
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Crisis Spaces

    Structures, Struggles and Solidarity in Southern Europe

    By Costis Hadjimichalis

    The financial malaise that has affected the Eurozone countries of southern Europe – Spain, Portugal, Italy and, in its most extreme case, Greece – has been analysed using mainly macroeconomic and financial explanations. This book shifts the emphasis from macroeconomics to the relationship between…

    Hardback – 2017-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Ecocinema in the City

    By Robin L. Murray, Joseph K. Heumann

    In Ecocinema in the City, Murray and Heumann argue that urban ecocinema both reveals and critiques visions of urban environmentalism. The book emphasizes the increasingly transformative power of nature in urban settings, explored in both documentaries and fictional films such as Children…

    Hardback – 2017-11-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Architecture and Feminisms

    Ecologies, Economies, Technologies

    Edited by Hélène Frichot, Catharina Gabrielsson, Helen Runting

    Set against the background of a ‘general crisis’ that is environmental, political and social, this book examines a series of specific intersections between architecture and feminisms, understood in the plural. The collected essays and projects which make up the book follow transversal trajectories…

    Paperback – 2017-11-14 
    Routledge
    Critiques

  • Urbanization in China

    Edited by Margaret Crawford, Marco Cenzatti

    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 – 2017-11-10 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

  • Planning Metropolitan Australia

    Edited by Stephen Hamnett, Robert Freestone

    Australia has long been a highly (sub)urbanized nation, but the major distinctive feature of its contemporary settlement pattern is that the great majority of Australians live in a small number of large metropolitan areas focused on the state capital cities. The development and application of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-10 
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • Urban Mobilities in the Global South

    Edited by Tanu Priya Uteng, Karen Lucas

    The book considers urban mobilities and immobilities in the Global South through an exploration of the theoretical and methodological entry points that can be used to further the agenda of transport planning. Transport system improvements can (and do) have complex and unequal impacts on different…

    Hardback – 2017-11-10 
    Routledge
    Transport and Mobility

  • In The Post-Urban World

    Emergent Transformation of Cities and Regions in the Innovative Global Economy

    Edited by Tigran Haas, Hans Westlund

    In the last few decades, many global cities and towns have experienced unprecedented economic, social, and spatial structural change. Today, we find ourselves at the juncture between entering a post-urban and a post-political world, both presenting new challenges to our metropolitan regions,…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07 
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

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