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  • Creative Industries and Urban Development

    Creative Cities in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Terry Flew

    The concept of creative industries has developed considerable academic and policy momentum in the 21st century. There has been a connection identified between the rise of creative industries and the urbanisation of the world’s population, particularly in relation to the significance of cities as…

    Paperback – 2014-12-24
    Routledge

  • Town and Country Planning in the UK

    15th Edition

    By Barry Cullingworth, Vincent Nadin, Trevor Hart, Simin Davoudi, John Pendlebury, Geoff Vigar, David Webb, Tim Townshend

    Town and country planning has never been more important to the UK, nor more prominent in national debate. Planning generates great controversy: whether it’s spending £80m and four years’ inquiry into Heathrow’s Terminal 5, or the 200 proposed wind turbines in the Shetland Isles. On a smaller scale…

    Paperback – 2014-12-02
    Routledge

  • The 'Olympic and Paralympic' Effect on Public Policy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Bloyce, Andy Smith

    Set against the backdrop of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this book examines the impact on public policy from broader political decisions taken in relation to Olympic- and Paralympic-related policy. It considers the major political justifications for hosting these global sports…

    Hardback – 2014-11-18
    Routledge

  • The Cultural Contradictions of Progressive Politics

    The Role of Cultural Change and the Global Economy in Local Policymaking, 1st Edition

    By Donald L. Rosdil

    Why do some U.S. cities like Seattle and Boston impose social exactions and sustainability targets on private investment while others like Las Vegas and Houston offer property tax and fee remissions to business, tolerate environmentally hazardous activities such as oil drilling, and express…

    Paperback – 2014-11-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy

  • Housing Policy in Latin American Cities

    A New Generation of Strategies and Approaches for 2016 UN-HABITAT III, 1st Edition

    By Peter M. Ward, Edith R. Jiménez Huerta, María Mercedes Di Virgilio

    After the 1960s, rapid urbanization in developing regions in Latin America, Africa, and Asia was marked by the expansion of low-income "irregular" settlements that developed informally and which, by the 2000s, often constituted between 20-60 percent of the built-up area of metropolitan areas and…

    Paperback – 2014-10-22
    Routledge

  • An Urban Politics of Climate Change

    Experimentation and the Governing of Socio-Technical Transitions, 1st Edition

    By Harriet A Bulkeley, Vanesa Castán Broto, Gareth A.S. Edwards

    The confluence of global climate change, growing levels of energy consumption and rapid urbanization has led the international policy community to regard urban responses to climate change as ‘an urgent agenda’ (World Bank 2010). The contribution of cities to rising levels of greenhouse gas…

    Paperback – 2014-10-20
    Routledge

  • Dealing with Deindustrialization

    Adaptive Resilience in American Midwestern Regions, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Cowell

    The late 1970s and 1980s saw a process of mass factory closures in cities and regions across the Midwest of the United States. What happened next as leaders reacted to the news of each plant closure and to the broader deindustrialization trend that emerged during this time period is…

    Hardback – 2014-10-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Housing Policy in the United States

    3rd Edition

    By Alex F. Schwartz

    The classic primer for its subject, Housing Policy in the United States, has been substantially revised in the wake of the 2007 near-collapse of the housing market and the nation’s recent signs of recovery. Like its previous editions, this standard volume offers a broad overview of the field, but…

    Paperback – 2014-07-01
    Routledge

  • The Tenants' Movement

    Resident involvement, community action and the contentious politics of housing, 1st Edition

    By Quintin Bradley

    The Tenants' Movement is both a history of tenant organization and mobilization, and a guide to understanding how the struggles of tenant organizers have come to shape housing policy today. Charting the history of tenant mobilization, and the rise of consumer movements in housing, it is one of the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-26
    Routledge
    Housing and Society Series

  • Governing Health in Contemporary China

    1st Edition

    By Yanzhong Huang

    The lack of significant improvement in people’s health status and other mounting health challenges in China raise a puzzling question about the country’s internal transition: why did the reform-induced dynamics produce an economic miracle, but fail to reproduce the success Mao had achieved in the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Routledge
    China Policy Series

  • Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World

    1st Edition

    Edited by United Cities and Local Governments

    UCLG’s Third Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) examines basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World examines the enormous challenge of ensuring the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-17
    Routledge

  • Local Government and Strategic Choice (Routledge Revivals)

    An Operational Research Approach to the Processes of Public Planning, 1st Edition

    By John Friend, Neil Jessop

    First published in 1969, this book is concerned with the processes of policy-making in local government. The authors address themselves to the basic challenge of planning in a democracy and consider issues such as how those elected to exercise choice on our behalf can preserve and expand their…

    Paperback – 2014-05-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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