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  • Drinking Water: A Socio-economic Analysis of Historical and Societal Variation

    By Mark Harvey

    In this fascinating and challenging work, the author analyses the way water for drinking is produced, distributed, owned, acquired, and consumed in contrasting ways in different settings. From the taken-for-granted, all-purpose water, flowing out of taps in advanced economies to extreme…

    Hardback – 2015-10-12 
    Routledge

  • Vegetal Politics

    Belonging, practices and places

    Edited by Lesley Head, Jennifer Atchison, Catherine Phillips, Kathleen Buckingham

    Cultural geography has a long and proud tradition of research into human–plant relations. However, until recently, that tradition has been somewhat disconnected from conceptual advances in the social sciences, even those to which cultural geographers have made significant contributions. With a…

    Hardback – 2015-09-20 
    Routledge

  • Urbanization in Vietnam

    By Gisele Bousquet

    Most studies on urbanisation focus on the move of rural people to cities and the impact this has, both on the cities to which the people have moved, and on the rural communities they have left. This book, on the other hand, considers the impact on rural communities of the physical expansion of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Urban 3.0

    Synergy for Sustainable Cities

    By Joe Ravetz

    This book is about building the urban ‘shared intelligence’ – the synergy city – the capacity for thinking ahead, with creative innovation, turning problems into opportunities. The synergy city can often evolve and self-organize, but there are many barriers to be overcome, and to address the…

    Paperback – 2015-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Cities, Diversity and Ethnicity

    Politics, Governance and Participation

    Edited by Martin Bulmer, John Solomos

    This volume brings together a variety of studies on the question of cities, ethnicity and diversity. Contributions cover various facets of life in contemporary cities, ranging from the role which street markets play in diverse neighbourhoods, to everyday multiculture in a specific street, the role…

    Hardback – 2015-08-19 
    Routledge
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • Young Homeless People and Urban Space

    Fixed in Mobility

    By Emma Jackson

    This ethnographic exploration of contemporary spaces of homelessness takes an expanded view of homeless space, threading together experiences of organizational spaces, routes taken through the city and the occupation of public space. Through engaging with participants' accounts of…

    Hardback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Immigrant Pastoral

    Midwestern Landscapes and Mexican-American Neighborhoods

    By Susan Dieterlen

    Immigrant Pastoral examines the growth of new Mexican heritage communities in the Midwest through the physical form of their cities and neighborhoods. The landscapes of these New Communities contrast with nearby small cities that are home to longstanding Mexican-American communities, where…

    Hardback – 2015-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Landscape and Environmental Design

  • Rethinking Creative Cities Policy

    Invisible Agents and Hidden Protagonists

    Edited by Allan Watson, Calvin Taylor

    In recent years, there has been high level of interest amongst policy-makers in the ‘creative city’ concept, due to the anticipation of economic and social benefits from a growing cultural and creative economy. However, a lack of understanding of local social and economic contexts, as well as the…

    Hardback – 2015-06-14
    Routledge

  • Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal

    Partnerships in Action

    By Rory Shand

    Environmental and sustainability issues are currently stretched by economic concerns and policy areas such as housing and education are therefore needed more than ever to help regenerate the social and urban environment. Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal: Partnerships in Action uses detailed case…

    Paperback – 2015-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Urban Refugees

    Challenges in Protection, Services and Policy

    Edited by Koichi Koizumi, Gerhard Hoffstaedter

    Urban refugees now account for over half the total number of refugees worldwide. Yet to date, far more research has been done on refugees living in camps and settlements set up expressly for them. This book provides crucial insights into the worldwide phenomenon of refugee flows into urban settings…

    Hardback – 2015-04-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Paradigm Islands: Manhattan and Venice

    Discourses on Architecture and the City

    By Teresa Stoppani

    Concerning architecture and the city, built, imagined and narrated, this book focuses on Manhattan and Venice, but considers architecture as an intellectual and spatial process rather than a product. A critical look at the making of Manhattan and Venice provides a background to…

    Paperback – 2015-04-09
    Routledge

  • Urban Animals

    Crowding in zoocities

    By Tora Holmberg

    The city includes opportunities as well as constraints for humans and other animals alike. Urban animals are often subjected to complaints; they transgress geographical, legal as and cultural ordering systems, while roaming the city in what is often perceived as uncontrolled ways. But they are also…

    Hardback – 2015-04-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

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