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  • Reconnecting People and Water

    Public Engagement and Sustainable Urban Water Management, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-05-23
    Routledge
    Earthscan Water Text

  • Creating Modern Athens

    A Capital Between East and West, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

  • Urban Animals

    Crowding in zoocities, 1st Edition

    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, and cultural ordering systems, while roaming the city in what are often perceived as uncontrolled ways. But they are also…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • Street Food

    Culture, economy, health and governance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ryzia De Cassia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, Stefano Roberto Marras

    Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge

  • Public Disorder and Globalization

    1st Edition

    By Sophie Body-Gendrot

    The current growth of incidents of public disorder around the world can be seen as symptomatic of major transformations in globalized society, government, and technology. But while disorder is routinely perceived as a disturbing phenomenon, it can also be a catalyst for positive transformation and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge

  • Strata Title Property Rights

    Private governance of multi-owned properties, 1st Edition

    By Cathy Sherry

    Multi-owned properties make up an ever-increasing proportion of commercial, tourist and residential development, in both urban and rural landscapes around the world. This book critically analyses the legal, social and economic complexities of strata or community title schemes. At a time when…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Complex Real Property Rights Series

  • Sustainable Communities and Urban Housing

    A Comparative European Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway, Nessa Winston

    Since the start of the twenty-first century, urban communities have faced increasing challenges in housing affordability, with environmental issues causing additional concern. It is clear that changes to urban housing are needed to enhance the resilience of cities and improve the economic,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in International Real Estate

  • Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace

    A Political Ecology Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian, Sadia Butt

    Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • American Hometown Renewal

    Policy Tools and Techniques for Small Town Officials, 1st Edition

    By Gary A. 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 – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Mobilities Design

    Urban Designs for Mobile Situations, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-09-08
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

  • Spatializing Culture

    The Ethnography of Space and Place, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-09-06
    Routledge

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