Urban Studies Products

  • Place-making and Urban Development

    New challenges for contemporary planning and design, 1st Edition

    By Pier Carlo Palermo, Davide Ponzini

    The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices in academic and professional circles. Recently, new expertise maintains that…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • The London Olympics and Urban Development

    The Mega-Event City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gavin Poynter, Valerie Viehoff, Yang Li

    As London sought to use the Olympics to achieve an ambitious programme of urban renewal in the relatively socially deprived East London it attracted global attention and sparked debate. This book provides an in-depth study of the transformation of East London as a result of the 2012 Summer Olympic…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • Spaces of Congestion and Traffic

    Politics and Technologies in Twentieth-Century London, 1st Edition

    By David Rooney

    This book provides a political history of urban traffic congestion in the twentieth century, and explores how and why experts from a range of professional disciplines have attempted to solve what they have called ‘the traffic problem’. It draws on case studies of historical traffic projects in…

    Hardback – 2018-08-13
    Routledge
    Transport and Mobility

  • Baghdad: An Urban History through the Lens of Literature

    1st Edition

    By Iman Al-Attar

    In recent years, Baghdad has been viewed as a battleground for political conflicts; this interpretation has heavily influenced writings on the city. This book moves away from these perspectives to present an interdisciplinary exploration into the urban history of Baghdad through the lens of…

    Hardback – 2018-08-07
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies

  • New Chinese Migrants in New Zealand

    Becoming Cosmopolitan? Roots, Emotions, and Everyday Diversity, 1st Edition

    By Bingyu Wang

    There are growing waves of ‘desirable’ migrants from Asia moving to New Zealand, a place experiencing increasing ethnic diversity, particularly in its largest metropolitan region Auckland. In purely demographic terms much of this diversity has been generated by policy shifts since the 1980s and the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-06
    Routledge
    Chinese Worlds

  • Green Belts

    Past; present; future?, 1st Edition

    By John Sturzaker, Ian Mell

    Most of us have heard of green belts – but how much do we really know about them? This book tries to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to green belts by looking both backwards and forwards. They were introduced in the mid-twentieth century to try and stop cities merging together as…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Spiritualizing the City

    Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat, 1st Edition

    Edited by Victoria Hegner, Peter Jan Margry

    Urban spaces have always functioned as cradles and laboratories for religious movements and spiritualities. The urban forms a central and nourishing agent for the creation of new religious expressions, and continually negotiates new ways of being spiritual and establishing spiritual ideas and…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Surveillance, Privacy and Public Space

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bryce Clayton Newell, Tjerk Timan, Bert-Jaap Koops

    Today, public space has become a fruitful venue for surveillance of many kinds. Emerging surveillance technologies used by governments, corporations, and even individual members of the public are reshaping the very nature of physical public space. Especially in urban environments, the ability of…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Surveillance

  • The Age of Intelligent Cities

    Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies, 1st Edition

    By Nicos Komninos

    This book concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge 2008). Together these books examine intelligent cities as environments of innovation and…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Cities in Crisis

    Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen

    In recent years, European societies and territories have witnessed the spatial impacts of a severe financial and socio-economic crisis. This book builds on the current debate concerning how cities and urban regions and their citizens deal with the consequences of the recent financial and…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Higher Education and the Creative Economy

    Beyond the campus, 1st Edition

    Edited by Roberta Comunian, Abigail Gilmore

    Since the DCMS Creative Industries Mapping Document highlighted the key role played by creative activities in the UK economy and society, the creative industries agenda has expanded across Europe and internationally. They have the support of local authorities, regional development agencies,…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Changing China: Migration, Communities and Governance in Cities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Li Si-Ming, Shenjing He, Kam Wing Chan

    China’s unprecedented urbanization is underpinned by not only massive rural-urban migration but also a household registration system embedded in a territorial hierarchy that produces lingering urban-rural duality. The mid-1990s onwards witnessed increasing reliance on land revenues by municipal…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
    Routledge

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