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  • On the Frontlines of the Welfare State

    How the Fire Service and Police Shape Social Problems

    By Barry Goetz

    This book assesses the broader goals of public safety agencies as welfare state agencies. Based in empirical case studies, the volume takes the vantage point of an organizational and political sociology approach, focusing on the interplay among organizational structures, procedures and sub-cultural…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Global Garbage

    Urban imaginaries of waste, excess, and abandonment

    Edited by Christoph Lindner, Miriam Meissner

    Global Garbage examines the ways in which garbage, in its diverse forms, is being produced, managed, experienced, imagined, circulated, concealed, and aestheticized in contemporary urban environments and across different creative and cultural practices. The book explores the increasingly complex…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11 
    Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism

  • Sustainable Urban Energy Policy

    Heat and the city

    By David Hawkey, Janette Webb, Heather Lovell, David McCrone, Margaret Tingey, Mark Winskel

    Minimising the most severe risks of climate change means ending societal dependence on fossil fuels, and radically improving the efficiency with which we use all energy sources. Such deliberate transformative change is, however, without precedent. Sustainable Urban Energy Policy debates the major…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge Studies in Energy Policy

  • Urban Revitalization

    Remaking Cities in a Changing World

    By Carl Grodach, Renia Ehrenfeucht

    Following decades of neglect and decline, many US cities have undergone a dramatic renaissance. From New York to Nashville and Pittsburgh to Portland governments have implemented innovative redevelopment strategies to adapt to a globally integrated, post-industrial economy and cope with…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07 

  • Rebuilding the American City

    Design and Strategy for the 21st Century Core

    By David Gamble, Patty Heyda

    Urban redevelopment in American cities is neither easy nor quick. It takes a delicate alignment of goals, power, leadership and sustained advocacy on the part of many. Rebuilding the American City highlights 15 urban design and planning projects in the U.S. that have been catalysts for their…

    Paperback – 2015-11-27 

  • The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental and Social Justice

    Deepening their roots

    By Malo André Hutson

    This book discusses the current demographic shifts of blacks, Latinos, and other people of colour out of certain strong-market cities and the growing fear of displacement among low-income urban residents. It documents these populations’ efforts to remain in their communities and highlights how…

    Hardback – 2015-11-27 
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • Religion and Urbanism

    Reconceptualising sustainable cities for South Asia

    Edited by Yamini Narayanan

    Conceptions of 'sustainable cities' in the pluralistic and multireligious urban settlements of developing nations need to develop out of local cultural, religious and historical contexts to be inclusive and accurately respond to the needs of the poor, ethnic and religious minorities, and women.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24 
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Planning for Wicked Problems

    A Planner's Guide to Land Use Law

    By Dawn Jourdan, Eric J. Strauss

    Efforts to teach students pursuing graduate degrees in urban and regional planning are often frustrated by the "case books" that have been prepared for use by law professors teaching similar courses. Dawn Jourdan and Eric J. Strauss have attempted to take their concerns to heart in the design of…

    Paperback – 2015-11-11 

  • Cities and Agriculture

    Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems

    Edited by Henk de Zeeuw, Pay Drechsel

    As people increasingly migrate to urban settings and more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, it is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which reflect this challenge. This volume presents experience and evidence-based "state of the art" chapters…

    Paperback – 2015-09-28
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Creative Milieux

    How Urban Design Nurtures Creative Clusters

    Edited by Quentin Stevens

    The so-called ‘creative industries’ are increasingly being presented as an important tool of urban regeneration and economic development. Until now, research on the clustering of such activities has been limited to economics, geography and urban policy. This book is the first to gather together…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21

  • Cities and the Cultural Economy

    By Thomas A. Hutton

    The cultural economy forms a leading trajectory of urban development, and has emerged as a key facet of globalizing cities. Cultural industries include new media, digital arts, music and film, and the design industries and professions, as well as allied consumption and spectacle in the city. The…

    Paperback – 2015-09-10
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

  • Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions

    Towards More Equitable Development

    By Karen Chapple

    As global warming advances, regions around the world are engaging in revolutionary sustainability planning - but with social equity as an afterthought. California is at the cutting edge of this movement, not only because its regulations actively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also because its…

    Paperback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

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