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  • Writing the Global City

    Globalisation, Postcolonialism and the Urban

    By Anthony D King

    Over the last three decades, our understanding of the city worldwide has been revolutionized by three innovative theoretical concepts – globalisation, postcolonialism and a radically contested notion of modernity. The idea and even the reality of the city has been extended out of the state and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Architext

  • The Modern Urban Landscape

    By Edward Relph

    First published in 1987, this book provides a wide-ranging account of how modern cities have come to look as they do — differing radically from their predecessors in their scale, style, details and meanings. It uses many illustrations and examples to explore the origins and development of specific…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Urban History

    Edited by Rosemary Sweet

    With over half the world’s population now living in cities, urbanization is one of the defining features of the contemporary world, and urban history – the study of the processes and consequences of urbanization – is one of the most dynamic fields of modern and contemporary history. But the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-23 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

  • Energy, Cities and Sustainability

    An historical approach

    By Harry Margalit

    According to some estimates, humanity has now passed the point at which city dwellers outnumber country dwellers. This simple fact encapsulates a multitude of historical trends and contentions, not the least being "is this sustainable"? Energy, Cities and Sustainability aims to illuminate this…

    Hardback – 2016-03-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Energy Policy

  • A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas

    By Clare Cardinal-Pett

     A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas is the first comprehensive survey to narrate the urbanization of the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, making it a vital resource to help you understand the built environment in this part of the world. The book…

    Paperback – 2016-01-22
    Routledge

  • People's Spaces

    Coping, Familiarizing, Creating

    By Nihal Perera

    Who controls space? Powerful corporations, institutions, and individuals have great power to create physical and political space through income and influence. People’s Spaces attempts to understand the struggle between people and institutions in the spaces they make. Current literature on cities…

    Paperback – 2015-11-11
    Routledge

  • Paris Under Construction

    Building Sites and Urban Transformation in the 1960s

    By Jacob Paskins

    During the 1960s, building sites in Paris became spaces that expressed preoccupations about urban transformation, labour immigration and national identity. As new buildings and infrastructure changed the city, building sites revealed the substandard living and working conditions of migrant…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability

    International Frameworks, National and Local Governance

    Edited by Sophia Labadi, William Logan

    More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas, and cities provide the setting for contemporary challenges such as population growth, mass tourism and unequal access to socio-economic opportunities. Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability examines the impact of these issues…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29
    Routledge
    Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

  • Great British Plans

    Who made them and how they worked

    By Ian Wray

    Can the British plan? Sometimes it seems unlikely. Across the world we see grand designs and visionary projects: new airport terminals, nuclear power stations, high-speed railways, and glittering buildings. It all seems an unattainable goal on Britain’s small and crowded island; and yet perhaps…

    Paperback – 2015-10-01
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • Urbanisation, Citizenship and Conflict in India

    Ahmedabad 1900-2000

    By Tommaso Bobbio

    Urbanisation is rapidly changing the geographic and social landscape of India, and indeed Asia as a whole. Issues of collective violence, urban poverty and discrimination become crucial factors in the redefinition of citizenship not only in legal terms, but also in a cultural and socio-economic…

    Hardback – 2015-07-09
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Cities in South Asia

    Edited by Crispin Bates, Minoru Mio

    Globalisation has long historical roots in South Asia, but economic liberalisation has led to uniquely rapid urban growth in South Asia during the past decade. This book brings together a multidisciplinary collection of chapters on contemporary and historical themes explaining this recent explosive…

    Hardback – 2015-04-29
    Routledge
    Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

  • Cities of Light

    Two Centuries of Urban Illumination

    Edited by Sandy Isenstadt, Margaret Maile Petty, Dietrich Neumann

    Cities of Light is the first global overview of modern urban illumination, a development that allows human wakefulness to colonize the night, doubling the hours available for purposeful and industrious activities. Urban lighting is undergoing a revolution due to recent developments in lighting…

    Paperback – 2015-03-25
    Routledge

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