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  • The Routledge Handbook of Planning History

    Edited by Carola Hein

    The Handbook of Planning History offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of planning history since its emergence in the late 19th century, investigating the history of the discipline, its core writings, key people, institutions, vehicles, education, and practice. Combining theoretical,…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Cities and Power

    Worldwide Perspectives

    Edited by Göran Therborn

    What do cities tell us about power? How does power shape cities? These are the main questions answered by a multidisciplinary set of eminent urban scholar in crisp articles on capital cities from around the world, from Buenos Aires to Tokyo, from Jakarta to Moscow. Focus is on contemporary cities…

    Paperback – 2017-11-12 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • The Ideal of Total Environmental Control

    Knud Lönberg-Holm, Buckminster Fuller, and the SSA

    By Suzanne Strum

    Suzanne Strum is an architect and scholar whose research focuses on the interrelation of technology and design. She teaches in international programs in Barcelona and was previously Co-Director of the Metropolis Master in Architecture and Urban Culture at the Centre of Contemporary Culture of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

  • The Modern Urban Landscape (Routledge Revivals)

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The New Tenement

    By Florian Urban

    This book examines "new tenements" – dense, medium-rise, multi-storey residences that have been the backbone of European inner-city regeneration since the 1970s and came with a new positive view on urban living. Focusing principally on Berlin, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Rotterdam, and Vienna, it relates…

    Paperback – 2017-09-27 
    Routledge

  • Understanding the City through its Margins

    Pluridisciplinary Perspectives from Case Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

    Edited by André Chappatte, Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi

    Cities the world over and in particular developing countries suffer from uneven development and inequality. This is often coupled with the view that these inequalities constitute unfortunate anomalies. In contrast, this edited volume draws out the ways in which the city has not been able to exist…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Creating Modern Athens

    A Capital Between East and West

    By Denis Roubien

    Athens is a well-known destination for those interested in discovering the birthplace of Western civilization. Its ancient monuments have been the model for innumerable buildings and works of art all over the Western world. However, the reality of modern Athens is much more complicated: the ancient…

    Hardback – 2017-05-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Urban Studies

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-04-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Homeownership, Renting and Society

    Historical and Comparative Perspectives

    By Sebastian Kohl

    On the eve of the financial crisis, the USA was inhabited by almost 70 percent homeowning households, in comparison to about 45 percent in Germany. Homeownership, Renting and Society presents new evidence showing that this homeownership gap already existed between American and German cities around…

    Hardback – 2017-04-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Time Frames

    Conservation Policies for Twentieth-Century Architectural Heritage

    Edited by Ugo Carughi, Massimo Visone

    Time Frames provides a reconnaissance on the conservation rules and current protection policies of more than 100 countries, with particular attention to the emerging nations and twentieth-century architecture. The contributions illustrate the critical issues related to architectural listings, with…

    Hardback – 2017-04-07
    Routledge

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