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  • 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 – 2015-11-10 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge
    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 – 2015-09-20 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-09-13 
    Routledge
    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 – 2015-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • Instruments of Planning

    Tensions and challenges for more equitable and sustainable cities

    Edited by Rebecca Leshinsky, Crystal Legacy

    Instruments of Planning: Tensions and Challenges for more Equitable and Sustainable Cities critically explores planning’s instrumentality to deliver important social and environmental outcomes in neoliberal planning landscapes. Because each instrument is unique and may be tailored to its own…

    Paperback – 2015-08-17 
    Routledge
    RTPI Library Series

  • Gridlock

    Congested Cities, Contested Policies, Unsustainable Mobility

    By John C. Sutton

    Cities across the world are facing unprecedented challenges in traffic management and transit congestion while coping with growing populations and mobility aspirations; existing policies that aim to tackle congestion and create more sustainable transport futures offer only weak remedies. In…

    Paperback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge

  • Frontiers of Land and Water Governance in Urban Regions

    Edited by Thomas Hartmann, Tejo Spit

    A society that intensifies and expands the use of land and water in urban areas needs to search for solutions to manage the frontiers between these two essential elements for urban living. Sustainable governance of land and water is one of the major challenges of our times. Managing retention areas…

    Hardback – 2015-07-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

  • Innovative Measurement and Evaluation of Community Development Practices

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Jane Leonard, Mary Emery

    Finding innovative and useful measurement practices for community development projects is gaining in importance as policymakers increase the demands for accountability. This book examines some of the latest efforts to document the effectiveness of local development efforts. The types of…

    Hardback – 2015-06-24
    Routledge
    Community Development – Current Issues Series

  • Securitization of Property Squatting in Europe

    By Mary Manjikian

    Housing is no longer about having a place to live – but about state pressures to conform, norms and policies regarding citizenship, and practices of surveillance and security. Breaking new ground in the field of urban politics and international relations, Securitization of Property Squatting in…

    Paperback – 2015-06-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy

  • Civil Society and Participatory Governance

    Municipal Councils and Social Housing Programs in Brazil

    By Maureen M. Donaghy

    Democratic institutions should promote accountability of government officials to the needs of citizens. Civil society plays a role in exposing corruption as well as in communicating the needs of low-income residents to officials. Neither the institutions of representative democracy nor the presence…

    Paperback – 2015-05-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

  • Tourism in National Capitals and Global Change

    Edited by Robert Maitland

    At a time of increasing city competition, national capitals are at the forefront of efforts to gain competitive advantage for themselves and their nation, to project a distinctive and positive image and to score well in global city league tables. They are frequently their country’s main tourist…

    Paperback – 2015-04-26
    Routledge

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