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  • Spatial Practices

    Modes of Action and Engagement with the City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melanie Dodd

    This book explores ‘spatial practices’, a loose and expandable set of approaches that embrace the political and the activist, the performative and the curatorial, the architectural and the urban. Acting upon and engaging with the public realm, the field of spatial practices allows people to…

    Paperback – 2019-11-27 
    Routledge

  • Smart Growth and Sustainable Transport in Cities

    1st Edition

    By Amir Shakibamanesh, Mahshid Ghorbanian, Seyed Navid Mashhadi Moghadam

    This book delves into the urban planning theory of “smart growth” to encourage the creation of smart cities, where compact urban spaces are optimized to create transit-oriented, pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly areas, with a clear focus on developing a sustainable, humanistic transport system.…

    Paperback – 2019-10-18 
    Routledge

  • The Millennial City

    Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Markus Moos, Deirdre Pfeiffer, Tara Vinodrai

    Millennials have captured our imaginaries in recent years. The conventional wisdom is that this generation of young adults lives in downtown neighbourhoods near cafes, public transit and other amenities. Yet, this depiction is rarely unpacked nor problematized. Despite some commonalities, the…

    Paperback – 2019-07-12
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Sustainable Communities and Green Lifestyles

    Consumption and Environmentalism, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • Inside Smart Cities

    Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Karvonen, Federico Cugurullo, Federico Caprotti

    The era of the smart city has arrived. Only a decade ago, the promise of optimising urban services through the widespread application of information and communication technologies was largely a techno-utopian fantasy. Today, smart urbanisation is occurring via urban projects, policies and visions…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25
    Routledge

  • Infrastructures in Practice

    The Dynamics of Demand in Networked Societies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth Shove, Frank Trentmann

    Infrastructures in Practice shows how infrastructures and daily life shape each other. Power grids, roads and broadband make modern lifestyles possible – at the same time, their design and day-to-day operation depends on what people do at home and at work. This volume investigates the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-21
    Routledge

  • Cities at Risk

    Planning for and Recovering from Natural Disasters, 1st Edition

    By Pierre Filion, Gary Sands

    As levels of urbanization increase around the world, the growing concentrations of population and economic activity increases vulnerability to natural disasters. Interdependencies among urban populations mean that damage to the built environment, including water, sewer and energy infrastructure,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Technologies for Sustainable Urban Design and Bioregionalist Regeneration

    1st Edition

    By Dora Francese

    This book explores the role of technology in ecological urban design and regeneration. Part I provides theoretical and methodological insights into technological approaches that offer optimum respect to existing cultural and natural environments, while offering minimum impact and carbon footprint.…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Beyond the Networked City

    Infrastructure reconfigurations and urban change in the North and South, 1st Edition

    Edited by Olivier Coutard, Jonathan Rutherford

    Cities around the world are undergoing profound changes. In this global era, we live in a world of rising knowledge economies, digital technologies, and awareness of environmental issues. The so-called "modern infrastructural ideal" of spatially and socially ubiquitous centrally-governed…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • The Experimental City

    1st Edition

    Edited by James Evans, Andrew Karvonen, Rob Raven

    This book explores how the concept or urban experimentation is being used to reshape practices of knowledge production in urban debates about resilience, climate change governance, and socio-technical transitions. With contributions from leading scholars, and case studies from the Global North and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism

  • Communication, Public Discourse, and Road Safety Campaigns

    Persuading People to Be Safer, 1st Edition

    By Nurit Guttman

    This book discusses the use of communication campaigns to promote road safety, arguing that they need to elicit public discourse on issues pertaining to culture, equity, gender, workplace norms, environmental issues, and social solidarity. Increasingly, new media channels and formats are employed…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

  • Negotiating the Mediated City

    Everyday Encounters with Public Screens, 1st Edition

    By Zlatan Krajina

    This book is an interdisciplinary empirical investigation of how people interact with public screens in their daily lives. In more and more surprising locations, screens of various kinds appear within the sightlines of passers-by in contemporary cities. Outdoor advertisers target audiences which…

    Paperback – 2016-10-27
    Routledge
    Comedia

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