Urban History Products

  • 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 – 2015-12-04 
    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 lives in urban areas, and cities provide the setting for a number of significant contemporary challenges such as population growth, mass tourism, and unequal access to socio-economic opportunities. Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability examines…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30 
    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 – 2015-10-06 
    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

  • Capital Cities in the Aftermath of Empires

    Planning in Central and Southeastern Europe

    Edited by Emily Gunzburger Makas, Tanja Damljanovic Conley

    This book explores the planning and architectural histories of the cities across Central and Southeastern Europe transformed into the cultural and political capitals of the new nationstates created in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In their introduction, editors Makaš and Conley…

    Paperback – 2015-01-26
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • America's Urban History

    By Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Steven Hunt Corey

    The history of the American city is, in many ways, the history of the United States. Although rural traditions have also left their impact on the country, cities and urban living have been vital components of America for centuries, and an understanding of the urban experience is essential to…

    Paperback – 2014-11-13
    Routledge

  • Modernization, Urbanization and Development in Latin America, 1900s - 2000s

    By Arturo Almandoz

    In this book Arturo Almandoz places the major episodes of Latin America’s twentieth and early twenty-first century urban history within the changing relationship between industrialization and urbanization, modernization and development. This relationship began in the early twentieth century, when…

    Hardback – 2014-10-15
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • Religion, Heritage and the Sustainable City

    Hinduism and urbanisation in Jaipur

    By Yamini Narayanan

    The speed and scale of urbanisation in India is unprecedented almost anywhere in the world and has tremendous global implications. The religious influence on the urban experience has resonances for all aspects of urban sustainability in India and yet it remains a blind spot while articulating…

    Hardback – 2014-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • The Tenants' Movement

    Resident involvement, community action and the contentious politics of housing

    By Quintin Bradley

    The Tenants' Movement is both a history of tenant organization and mobilization, and a guide to understanding how the struggles of tenant organizers have come to shape housing policy today. Charting the history of tenant mobilization, and the rise of consumer movements in housing, it is one of the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-26
    Routledge
    Housing and Society Series

  • Traditions

    The “Real”, the Hyper, and the Virtual In the Built Environment

    By Nezar AlSayyad

    Traditions: The ‘Real’, the Hyper, and the Virtual in the Built Environment is a continuation of Nezar AlSayyad’s engagement with the subject of tradition in the built environment. In it he attempts to unsettle the belief that tradition is simply a product of history and transmission. Without…

    Paperback – 2014-03-17
    Routledge

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