Urban History Products

  • Changing Urban Trends

    Cultures of Decency and Well-being from the Premodern to the Postmodern, 1st Edition

    By Siegrun Fox Freyss

    Our contemporary public sector is deeply steeped in its history. Examining the historic patterns of urban settlements, for example, can teach us much about the development of our public sector interests: zoning (separate the slaughterhouse from the residences), the creation of public police and…

    Paperback – 2019-10-18 
    Routledge

  • Urban Heritage in Divided Cities

    Contested Pasts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mirjana Ristic, Sybille Frank

    Urban Heritage in Divided Cities explores the role of contested urban heritage in mediating, subverting and overcoming sociopolitical conflict in divided cities. Investigating various examples of transformations of urban heritage around the world, the book analyses the spatial, social and political…

    Paperback – 2019-10-07 
    Routledge
    Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

  • The Ideal of Total Environmental Control

    Knud Lönberg-Holm, Buckminster Fuller, and the SSA, 1st Edition

    By Suzanne Strum

    This book traces the ideal of total environmental control through the intellectual and geographic journey of Knud Lönberg- Holm, a forgotten Danish architect who promoted a unique systemic, cybernetic, and ecological vision of architecture in the 1930s. A pioneering figure of the new objectivity…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge

  • Urban Education in the 19th Century

    Proceedings in the 1976 Annual Conference of the History of Education Society of Great Britain, 1st Edition

    Edited by D.A. Reeder

    First published in 1977, Urban Education in the 19th Century is a collection based on the conference papers of the annual 1976 conference for the History of Education Society. The book illustrates a variety of ways of elucidating the connections between education and the city, mainly in…

    Paperback – 2019-08-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Education

  • Black Boston

    African American Life and Culture in Urban America, 1750-1860, 1st Edition

    By George A. Levesque

    Between the Revolution and the Civil War, non-slave black Americans existed in the no-man’s land between slavery and freedom. The two generations defined by these two titanic struggles for national survival saw black Bostonians struggle to make real the quintessential values of individual freedom…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • Understanding the City through its Margins

    Pluridisciplinary Perspectives from Case Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-05
    Routledge

  • Architecture, Democracy and Emotions

    The Politics of Feeling since 1945, 1st Edition

    Edited by Till Großmann, Philipp Nielsen

    After 1945 it was not just Europe’s parliamentary buildings that promised to house democracy: hotels in Turkey and Dutch shopping malls proposed new democratic attitudes and feelings. Housing programs in the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union were designed with the aim of…

    Paperback – 2018-11-08
    Routledge

  • Time Frames

    Conservation Policies for Twentieth-Century Architectural Heritage, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge

  • Plants and Human Conflict

    1st Edition

    By Eran Pichersky

    Perhaps the least appreciated dramatis personae in human history are plants. Humans, like all other animals, cannot produce their own food as plants do through photosynthesis, and must therefore acquire organic material for survival and growth by eating plants or by eating other animals that eat…

    Paperback – 2018-08-13
    CRC Press

  • Amman: Gulf Capital, Identity, and Contemporary Megaprojects

    1st Edition

    By Majd Musa

    Gulf capital flows to Amman, Jordan, in the early twenty-first century and the investment of this capital in large-scale urban developments have significantly transformed the city’s built environment. Therefore, to understand urban transformation in Amman during this period it is important to…

    Paperback – 2018-08-09
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: The Challenge of the North-West Frontier (1937)

    A Contribution to World Peace, 1st Edition

    By C.F. Andrews

    First published in 1937, this book grew out of the author’s belief that there needed to be a ‘drastic revision’ of British policy on the North-West Frontier of India (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan) in order to achieve a lasting peace. The author examined the causes of continued hostility and…

    Paperback – 2018-07-26
    Routledge

  • Urbanisation, Citizenship and Conflict in India

    Ahmedabad 1900-2000, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

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