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  • Gentrification as a Global Strategy

    Neil Smith and Beyond

    Edited by Abel Albet, Núria Benach

    This book pays homage to Neil Smith’s ideas, offering a critical approach and rich collection of insights that draw on Smith’s work for inspiration and debate. With interdisciplinary and international contributions from leading experts, the book demonstrates the impact of Smith’s ideas on…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Sustainable Communities and Green Lifestyles

    Consumption and Environmentalism

    By Tendai Chitewere

    Sustainable communities raise questions about the compatibility of capitalism and environmentalism and how we can green our way of life in a capitalist economy that values short-term production and consumption over long-term conservation and simple living. If capitalism and its drive towards…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Sustainability Policy, Planning and Gentrification in Cities

    By Susannah Bunce

    This book explores the regulatory, socio-cultural, and socio-environmental practices that underlie the convergences between urban sustainability policy and planning and gentrification, and the practices of social exclusion resulting from the connection of these processes. It integrates global…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • Urban Geopolitics

    Rethinking Planning in Contested Cities

    Edited by Jonathan Rokem, Camillo Boano

    In the last decade a new wave of urban research has emerged, putting comparative perspectives back on the urban studies agenda. However, this research is frequently based on similar case studies, , on a few selected cities in America and Europe, and all too often focus on the abstract city level…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Facilitating Change through Intergroup Dialogue

    Social Justice Advocacy in Practice

    Edited by Kristie A. Ford

    In order both to prepare for an increasingly diverse society and to help students navigate diverse learning environments, many institutions of higher education have developed programs that support student learning and competencies around inter- and intra-group relations. Facilitating Change through…

    Paperback – 2017-07-17 
    Routledge

  • City Unsilenced

    Urban Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking Democracy

    Edited by Jeffrey Hou, Sabine Knierbein

    What do the recent urban resistance tactics around the world have in common? What are the roles of public space in these movements? What are the implications of urban resistance for the remaking of public space in the "age of shrinking democracy"? To what extent do these resistances move from anti-…

    Paperback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Reconnecting People and Water

    Public Engagement and Sustainable Urban Water Management

    By Liz Sharp

    Water management in industrialised western countries has long been seen as a technical process associated with pipes, drains and bureaucracies. This technical model of water management is now being questioned. This book examines the nature of contemporary water management and the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Water Text

  • Tourism and Gentrification in Contemporary Metropolises

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Maria Gravari-Barbas, Sandra Guinand

    Tourism gentrification is a critical shaping force of socio-economic and contemporary urban landscapes. This book aims to be the first substantive text on this subject, explaining the multiple and complex relationships between tourism and gentrification and their outcomes and manifestations in…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-10 
    Routledge

  • Art and the City

    Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape

    Edited by Jason Luger, Julie Ren

    Artistic practices have long been disturbing the relationships between art and space. They have challenged the boundaries of performer/spectator, of public/private, introduced intervention and installation, ephemerality and performance, and constantly sought out new modes of distressing…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Creating Modern Athens

    A Capital Between East and West

    By Denis Roubien

    Athens is a well-known destination for those interested in discovering the birthplace of Western civilization. Its ancient monuments have been the model for innumerable buildings and works of art all over the Western world. However, the reality of modern Athens is much more complicated: the ancient…

    Hardback – 2017-05-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Urban Studies

  • South African Homelands as Frontiers

    Apartheid’s Loose Ends in the Postcolonial Era

    Edited by Steffen Jensen, Olaf Zenker

    This book explores what happened to the homelands – in many ways the ultimate apartheid disgrace – after the fall of apartheid. This research contributes to understanding the multiple configurations that currently exist in areas formerly declared "homelands" or "Bantustans". Using the concept of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge

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