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  • Global Garbage

    Urban imaginaries of waste, excess, and abandonment

    Edited by Christoph Lindner, Miriam Meissner

    Global Garbage examines the ways in which garbage, in its diverse forms, is being produced, managed, experienced, imagined, circulated, concealed, and aestheticized in contemporary urban environments and across different creative and cultural practices. The book explores the increasingly complex…

    Hardback – 2015-12-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism

  • Sustainable Urban Energy Policy

    Heat and the city

    By David Hawkey, Janette Webb, Heather Lovell, David McCrone, Margaret Tingey, Mark Winskel

    Minimising the most severe risks of climate change means ending societal dependence on fossil fuels, and radically improving the efficiency with which we use all energy sources. Such deliberate transformative change is, however, without precedent. Sustainable Urban Energy Policy debates the major…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Energy Policy

  • Cities at Risk

    Planning for and Recovering from Natural Disasters

    By Pierre Filion, Gary Sands

    As levels of urbanization increase around the world, the growing concentrations of population and economic activity increases vulnerability to natural disasters. Interdependencies among urban populations mean that damage to the built environment, including water, sewer and energy infrastructure,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Great British Plans

    Who made them and how they worked

    By Ian Wray

    Can the British plan? Sometimes it seems unlikely. Across the world we see grand designs and visionary projects: new airport terminals, nuclear power stations, high-speed railways, and glittering buildings. It all seems an unattainable goal on Britain’s small and crowded island; and yet perhaps…

    Paperback – 2015-10-01
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • 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 – 2015-09-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • 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 – 2015-07-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • 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 – 2015-04-27
    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 – 2015-04-16
    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 – 2015-04-10
    Routledge

  • The Dynamics of Social Capital and Civic Engagement in Asia

    Edited by Amrita Daniere, Hy Van Luong

    The purpose of this volume is to highlight the impacts on civic engagement of social capital, and its various component parts (trust, norms, networks and associations), in diverse parts of Asia. Addressing the pressing need for improved governance within the spatial, political and cultural…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Translating the City

    Edited by Hossam Aldy, Yves Pedrazzini, Stéphanie Vincent-Geslin, Yafiza Zorro

    The city is a highly fragmented, heterogeneous subject; those who study, analyze and question it make a use of a variety of disciplines and methods and have different areas of expertise. How is a dialogue built between heterogeneous urban contexts and urban researchers, architects, developers,…

    Hardback – 2015-02-25
    Routledge

  • Policing Cities

    Urban Securitization and Regulation in a 21st Century World

    Edited by Randy K Lippert, Kevin Walby

    Policing Cities brings together international scholars from numerous disciplines to examine urban policing, securitization, and regulation in nine countries and the conceptual issues these practices raise. Chapters cover many of the world’s major cities, including New York, Beijing, Paris, London,…

    Paperback – 2015-01-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

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