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  • Spatial Planning and the New Localism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Graham Haughton, Philip Allmendinger

    This book looks at the transition from New Labour’s ‘Spatial Planning’ approach to the Coalition Government’s preferred ‘Localism’ approach. Localism we are told will liberate local planners from the heavy hand of central government and allow planning to flourish at the local level. Alternatively,…

    Hardback – 2013-09-26

  • Whose Urban Renaissance?

    An international comparison of urban regeneration strategies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Libby Porter, Kate Shaw

    The desire of governments for a 'renaissance' of their cities is a defining feature of contemporary urban policy. From Melbourne and Toronto to Johannesburg and Istanbul, government policies are successfully attracting investment and middle-class populations to their inner areas. Regeneration - or…

    Paperback – 2013-09-09
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • The Future of Local Economic Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ines Newman

    This book looks at the future role of local economic development. Once New Labour came to power in 1997, they sought a third way between the new right agenda of Thatcherism with its attempts to reduce the role of the local state and foster a free market and the left’s attempts to take more…

    Paperback – 2013-08-08

  • Transforming Urban Economies

    Policy Lessons from European and Asian Cities, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Colantonio, Richard Burdett, Philipp Rode

    Cities house the majority of the world’s population and are the dynamic centres of 21st century life, at the heart of economic, social and environmental change. They are still beset by difficult problems but often demonstrate resilience in the face of regional and national economic decline. Faced…

    Hardback – 2013-07-29
    LSE Cities

  • Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

    Putting Research into Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carina Fearnley, Emily Wilkinson, Catherine J. Tillyard, Stephen J. Edwards

    Building upon presentations given during the conference on ‘Disaster Risk Reduction for Natural Hazards: Putting Research into Practice’, held at University College London in November 2009, the articles collected in this book examine how natural hazards research is accessed and used by…

    Hardback – 2013-07-19

  • Urban Regeneration in the UK

    2nd Edition

    By Andrew Tallon

    Striking transformations are taking place in the urban landscape. The regeneration of urban areas in the UK and around the world has become an increasingly important issue amongst governments and populations since the global economic downturn. This textbook provides an accessible and critical…

    Paperback – 2013-04-29

  • Shaping Places

    Urban Planning, Design and Development, 1st Edition

    By David Adams, Steve Tiesdell

    Shaping Places explains how towns and cities can turn real estate development to their advantage to create the kind of places where people want to live, work, relax and invest. It contends that the production of quality places which enhance economic prosperity, social cohesion and environmental…

    Paperback – 2012-09-06

  • Retailing (RLE Retailing and Distribution)

    Shopping, Society, Space, 1st Edition

    By Larry O'Brien, Frank Harris

    This textbook provides an up-to-date, comprehensive and fully integrated treatment of retailing as a) and industry, b) a force shaping social attitudes and contemporary culture, and c) a force for change in modern townscapes. Unlike other texts which focus on specific topics, this book provides a…

    Hardback – 2012-08-09
    Routledge Library Editions: Retailing and Distribution

  • Crime and the Life Course

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Benson

    In recent years, the lifecourse perspective has become a popular theoretical orientation toward crime. Yet despite its growing importance in the field of criminology, most textbooks give it only cursory treatment. Crime and the Lifecourse: An Introduction by Michael L. Benson provides a…

    Paperback – 2012-07-26
    Criminology and Justice Studies

  • Selling the Welfare State (Routledge Revivals)

    The Privatisation of Public Housing, 1st Edition

    By Ray Forrest, Alan Murie

    Originally published in 1988, this book offers the first comprehensive and critical analysis of the privatisation of public housing in Britain. It outlines the historical background to the growth of public housing and the developing political debatea surrounding its disposal. The main emphasis…

    Paperback – 2011-11-29

  • Rights of Passage

    Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas Blomley

    Rights of Passage: Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow documents a powerful and under-researched form of urban governance that focuses on pedestrian flow. This logic, which Nicholas Blomley terms 'pedestrianism', values public space not in terms of its aesthetic merits, or its success in…

    Paperback – 2011-10-06
    Social Justice

  • Searching for the Just City

    Debates in Urban Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Marcuse, James Connolly, Johannes Novy, Ingrid Olivo, Cuz Potter, Justin Steil

    Cities are many things. Among their least appealing aspects, cities are frequently characterized by concentrations of insecurity and exploitation. Cities have also long represented promises of opportunity and liberation. Public decision-making in contemporary cities is full of conflict, and…

    Paperback – 2011-10-04
    Questioning Cities

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