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  • American Hometown Renewal

    Policy Tools and Techniques for Small Town Officials

    By Gary Mattson

    Before the interstates, Main Street America was the small town’s commercial spine and served as the linchpin for community social solidarity. Yet, during the past three decades, a series of economic downturns has left many of the great small cities barely viable. American Hometown Renewal is the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-08 
    Routledge

  • Mobilities Design

    Urban Designs for Mobile Situations

    By Ole B. Jensen, Ditte Bendix Lanng

    Contemporary society is marked and defined by the ways in which mobile goods, bodies, vehicles, objects, and data are organized, moved and staged. Against the background of the ‘mobilities turn’ this book articulates a new and emerging research field, namely that of ‘mobilities design’. The book…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07 
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

  • Urban Subversion and the Creative City

    By Oli Mould

    Check out the author's video to find out more about the book: https://vimeo.com/124247409 This book provides a comprehensive critique of the current Creative City paradigm, with a capital ‘C’, and argues for a creative city with a small ‘c’ via a theoretical exploration of urban subversion. The…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Spatializing Culture

    The Ethnography of Space and Place

    By Setha Low

    This book demonstrates the value of ethnographic theory and methods in understanding space and place, and considers how ethnographically-based spatial analyses can yield insight into prejudices, inequalities and social exclusion as well as offering people the means for understanding the places…

    Paperback – 2016-08-22 
    Routledge

  • New Mobilities and Social Changes in Russia’s Arctic Regions

    Edited by Marlene Laruelle

    Dr. Marlene Laruelle is Associate Director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) and Research Professor of International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University. She previously was a Visiting Scholar at the Woodrow…

    Hardback – 2016-08-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Polar Regions

  • Hierarchy, Information and Power

    Cities as Corporate Command and Control Centers

    Edited by Hongmian Gong

    The proposed book is a collection of selected papers presented in the 2012 annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in New York honoring James O. Wheeler (1938-2010). The eight papers are informed and inspired by James O. Wheeler's many contributions to urban geography,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge

  • Policing the 2012 London Olympics

    Legacy and Social Exclusion

    By Gary Armstrong, Richard Giulianotti, Dick Hobbs

    The summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world’s biggest single-city cultural event. While the Olympics and other sport mega-events have received growing levels of academic investigation from a variety of disciplinary approaches, relatively little is known about how such occasions…

    Hardback – 2016-07-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Architecture and Space Reimagined

    Learning from the difference, multiplicity, and otherness of development practice

    By Richard Bower

    As with so many facets of contemporary western life, architecture and space are often experienced and understood as a commodity or product. The premise of this book is to offer alternatives to the practices and values of such westernised space and Architecture (with a capital A), by exploring the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Green Gentrification

    Urban sustainability and the struggle for environmental justice

    By Kenneth A. Gould, Tammy L. Lewis

    Green Gentrification looks at the social consequences of urban "greening" from an environmental justice and sustainable development perspective. Through a comparative examination of five cases of urban greening in Brooklyn, New York, it demonstrates that such initiatives, while positive for the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • The Victorian Novelist

    Social Problems and Change

    Edited by Kate Flint

    First published in 1987. Many Victorian novels that considered social problems made extensive use of contemporary source material for their descriptions. This book aims to provide a greater acquaintance with this non-literary material — illustrating and exemplifying issues that the authors treated…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • The Right to Squat the City

    Squatters, Housing Struggles and Urban Politics

    By Miguel Martinez

    To date, there has been no comprehensive analysis of the disperse research on the squatters’ movement in Europe. In The Right to Squat the City: Squatters, Housing Struggles and Urban Politics, Miguel A. Martínez López presents a critical review of the current theoretical contributions on…

    Paperback – 2016-07-15 
    Routledge
    Housing and Society Series

  • The Other Kuala Lumpur

    Living in the Shadows of a Globalising Southeast Asian City

    Edited by Yeoh Seng Guan

    Kuala Lumpur, like many Southeast Asian cities, has changed very significantly in the last two or three decades – expanding its size, and 'modernising' and 'globalising' its built environment. For many people these changes represent 'progress' and 'development'. This book, however, focuses on the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

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