Urban Policy Products

  • Skills and Cities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sako Musterd, Marco Bontje, Jan Rouwendal

    Creative industries have become fundamental in signalling the economic wellbeing of cities and urban regions. Workers who are attracted to the sector tend to have strong preferences when it comes to the neighbourhoods they want to live in, with factors such as job availability and urban amenities…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Smart Cities and Connected Intelligence

    Platforms, Ecosystems and Network Effects, 1st Edition

    By Nicos Komninos

    Internet and World Wide Web platforms, big data analytics, software, social media and civic technologies allow for the creation of smart ecosystems in which connected intelligence emerges and disruptive social and eco-innovation flourishes. This book focuses on three grand challenges that matter…

    Hardback – 2019-12-04
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • U.S. Emergency Management in the 21st Century

    From Disaster to Catastrophe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claire B. Rubin, Susan L. Cutter

    U.S. Emergency Management in the 21st Century: From Disaster to Catastrophe explores a critical issue in American public policy: Are the current public sector emergency management systems sufficient to handle future disasters given the environmental and social changes underway? In this timely book,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-03
    Routledge

  • Spatial Practices

    Modes of Action and Engagement with the City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melanie Dodd

    This book explores ‘spatial practices’, a loose and expandable set of approaches that embrace the political and the activist, the performative and the curatorial, the architectural and the urban. Acting upon and engaging with the public realm, the field of spatial practices allows people to…

    Paperback – 2019-11-20
    Routledge

  • Gender and Religion in the City

    Women, Urban Planning and Spirituality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Clara Greed

    This book provides a conceptual, historical and contemporary context to the relationships between gender, religion and cities. It draws together these three components to provide an innovative view of how religion and gender interact and affect urban form and city planning. While there have been…

    Hardback – 2019-11-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Gender and Environments

  • Smart City in India

    Urban Laboratory, Paradigm or Trajectory?, 1st Edition

    By Binti Singh, Manoj Parmar

    This book is a critical reflection on the Smart City Mission in India. Drawing on ethnographic data from across Indian cities, this volume assesses the transformative possibilities and limitations of the program. It examines the ten core infrastructural elements that make up a city, including water…

    Paperback – 2019-11-11
    Routledge India

  • Affordable Housing for Smart Villages

    1st Edition

    By Hemanta Doloi, Sally Donovan

    This book initiates a fresh discussion of affordability in rural housing set in the context of the rapidly shifting balance between rural and urban populations. It conceptualises affordability in rural housing along a spectrum that is interlaced with cultural and social values integral to rural…

    Paperback – 2019-10-31
    Routledge

  • Global Shanghai Remade

    The Rise of Pudong New Area, 1st Edition

    By Richard Hu, Weijie Chen

    Examining the rise of Pudong and its role in re-creating Shanghai as a global city, Global Shanghai Remade utilises this important case study to shed light on contemporary globalisation and China’s integration with the world since the late 20th century. Unpacking the rise of Pudong in the context…

    Paperback – 2019-10-23
    Routledge

  • Changing Urban Trends

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

    By Siegrun Fox Freyss

    The local public sector is deeply steeped in history. Studying the historic patterns of urban settlements helps us to understand the development of local priorities: zoning to separate residential areas by class and race, establishing police and fire departments to protect lives and property,…

    Paperback – 2019-10-14
    Routledge

  • Smart Growth and Sustainable Transport in Cities

    1st Edition

    By Amir Shakibamanesh, Mahshid Ghorbanian, Seyed Navid Mashhadi Moghadam

    This book delves into the urban planning theory of “smart growth” to encourage the creation of smart cities, where compact urban spaces are optimized to create transit-oriented, pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly areas, with a clear focus on developing a sustainable, humanistic transport system.…

    Paperback – 2019-10-08
    Routledge

  • Neighbourhood Planning

    Place, Space and Politics, 1st Edition

    By Janet Banfield

    This book carries out an in-depth investigation of a neighborhood planning process that engages critically with the issues surrounding articulation of local concerns in a strategic manner and the prospects of implementing ‘bottom up’ community initiatives successfully. It highlights the dynamics…

    Hardback – 2019-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Construction Health and Safety in Developing Countries

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Manu, Fidelis Emuze, Tarcisio Abreu Saurin, Bonaventura H. W. Hadikusumo

    The global construction sector is infamous for high levels of injuries, accidents and fatalities, and poor health and well-being of its workforce. While this record appears in both developed and developing countries, the situation is worse in developing countries, where major spending on…

    Hardback – 2019-09-16
    Routledge
    Spon Research

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