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  • Urban Life in Post-Soviet Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Catharine Alexander, Victor Buchli, Caroline Humphrey

    Capturing a unique historical moment, this book examines the changes in urban life since the collapse of the Soviet Union from an ethnographic perspective, thus addressing significant gaps in the literature on cities, Central Asia and post-socialism. It encompasses Tashkent, Almaty, Astana and…

    Paperback – 2012-03-01
    UCL Press

  • Tower and Slab

    Histories of Global Mass Housing, 1st Edition

    By Florian Urban

    Tower and Slab looks at the contradictory history of the modernist mass housing block - home to millions of city dwellers around the world. Few urban forms have roused as much controversy. While in the United States decades-long criticism caused the demolition of most mass housing projects for the…

    Paperback – 2011-09-05
    Routledge

  • Cities, Politics & Power

    1st Edition

    By Simon Parker

    Traditionally, the study of ‘power in the city’ was confined to the institutions of urban government and the actors involved in contesting and making political decisions in and for metropolitan societies. Increasingly, however, attention has turned to the function of the city not only as a centre…

    Paperback – 2010-11-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

  • Fixing Broken Cities

    The Implementation of Urban Development Strategies, 1st Edition

    By John Kromer

    Through the insightful lens of an experienced practitioner, this book describes the origin, execution, and impact of urban repopulation strategies—initiatives designed to attract residents, businesses, jobs, shoppers, and visitors to places that had undergone decades of decline and abandonment. The…

    Paperback – 2009-07-31
    Routledge

  • The Integration Debate

    Competing Futures For American Cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chester Hartman, Gregory Squires

    Racial integration, and policies intended to achieve greater integration, continue to generate controversy in the United States, with some of the most heated debates taking place among long-standing advocates of racial equality. Today, many nonwhites express what has been referred to as "…

    Paperback – 2009-07-08
    Routledge

  • Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Social Justice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Heather D. Gautney, Neil Smith, Omar Dahbour, Ashley Dawson

    Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Social Justice draws on the fields of geography, political theory, and cultural studies to analyze experiments with novel forms of democracy, highlighting the critical issue of the changing nature of the state and citizenship in the contemporary…

    Paperback – 2009-03-06
    Routledge

  • The City in American Political Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richardson Dilworth

    There are nearly 20,000 general-purpose municipal governments—cities—in the United States, employing more people than the federal government. About twenty of those cities received charters of incorporation well before ratification of the U.S. Constitution, and several others were established urban…

    Paperback – 2009-03-02
    Routledge

  • Innovations in Urban Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Davies

    Previously published as a special issue of Policy Studies, this volume demonstrates the vitality of the field of urban politics and presents future challenges for urban political research in the years ahead. If it does not already, the population of cities will very soon make up more than half the…

    Paperback – 2009-02-23
    Routledge

  • Postcolonial African Cities

    Imperial Legacies and Postcolonial Predicament, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fassil Demissie

    The book focuses on contemporary African cities, caught in the contradiction of an imperial past and postcolonial present. The essays explore the cultural role of colonial architecture and urbanism in the production of meanings: in the inscription of power and discipline, as well as in the dynamic…

    Paperback – 2009-02-23
    Routledge

  • Regenerating London

    Governance, Sustainability and Community in a Global City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rob Imrie, Loretta Lees, Mike Raco

    Regenerating London explores latest thinking on urban regeneration in one of the fastest changing world cities. Engaging with social, economic, and political structures of cities, it highlights paradoxes and contradictions in urban policy and offers an evaluation of the contemporary forms of urban…

    Paperback – 2008-12-23
    Routledge

  • Segregation

    The Rising Costs for America, 1st Edition

    Edited by James H. Carr, Nandinee K. Kutty

    Segregation: The Rising Costs for America documents how discriminatory practices in the housing markets through most of the past century, and that continue today, have produced extreme levels of residential segregation that result in significant disparities in access to good jobs, quality education…

    Paperback – 2008-02-12
    Routledge

  • Recapturing Democracy

    Neoliberalization and the Struggle for Alternative Urban Futures, 1st Edition

    By Mark Purcell

    Recapturing Democracy is a short yet synoptic introduction to urban democracy in our era of political neoliberalism and economic globalization. Combining an original argument with a number of case studies, Mark Purcell explores the condition of democracy in contemporary Western cities. Whereas…

    Paperback – 2008-01-25
    Routledge

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