Urban Theory Products

  • Transnational Regions in Historical Perspective

    Edited by Ben Wubs, Hein A M Klemann, Marten Boon

    Since the onset of the industrial revolution, the relationship between the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest, and the industrial powerhouse of the German Ruhr region, for many years, the continent’s dominant industrial region have been intimately intertwined. As Rotterdam is in the Netherlands…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Istanbul

    Informal Settlements and Generative Urbanism

    By Noah Billig

    Istanbul: Informal Settlements and Generative Urbanism analyses two informal housing settlements in Istanbul, Turkey, Karanfilköy and Fatih Sultan Mehmet, to examine how generatively built structures and neighbourhoods can be successfully realised in a modern, burgeoning urban context. Generative…

    Hardback – 2018-12-30 
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies

  • American Urban Politics in a Global Age

    8th Edition

    Edited by Paul Kantor, Dennis R Judd, Annika Hinze, James Smith

    Bringing together a selection of readings that represent some of the most important trends and topics in urban scholarship today, American Urban Politics in a Global Age provides historical context and contemporary commentaries on the economy, politics, culture and identity of American cities. The…

    Paperback – 2018-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Cities and Dialogue

    The Public Life of Knowledge

    By Jamie O'Brien

    This book explores the role of dialogue in urban community formations, specifically focusing on the need for civic dialogue within urban spaces. It examines the relationships between people and place, analyzing how local narratives are constructed by community members and, in a contrasting manner,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Balkanization and Global Politics

    Remaking Cities and Architecture

    By Nikolina Bobic

    In a world where ever-increasingly countries, states, cities and regions are voicing or declaring independence from the actual country or union they are a part of, it seems that decentralisation – that is Balkanization – is gaining momentum. The concept of Balkanisation plays with both resistance,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene

    Political Interruptions and Possibilities

    Edited by Henrik Ernstson, Erik Swyngedouw

    The book aims to chart a radically new direction of urban political ecology, that on one hand takes into account the momentous changes that have taken place over the past 10 years or so, and on the other hand explores the new political possibilities that are opening up in an age marked by…

    Paperback – 2018-11-20 
    Routledge
    Questioning Cities

  • Diversities of Innovation

    Edited by Ulrich Hilpert

    Innovation is often understood exclusively in terms of the economy, but, it is definitely a result of human labour and ingenuity, and of the relationship among individuals and social groups. Some societies and governmental structures are clearly more successful than others: they act in divergent…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • The Geography of Scientific Collaboration

    By Agnieszka Olechnicka, Adam Ploszaj, Dorota Celińska-Janowicz

    This book offers a complex analysis of the spatial aspects of scientific collaboration, addressing the topic at a number of levels: individual, organizational, urban, regional, national, and international. Spatial patterns of scientific collaboration are analysed along with their determinants and…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Urban Planning’s Philosophical Entanglements

    The Rugged, Dialectical Path from Knowledge to Action

    By Richard S Bolan

    Urban Planning’s Philosophical Entanglements explores the long-held idea that urban planning is the link in moving from knowledge to action. Observing that the knowledge domain of the planning profession is constantly expanding, the approach is a deep philosophical analysis of what is the quality…

    Paperback – 2018-09-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Making Cultural Cities in Asia

    Mobility, assemblage, and the politics of aspirational urbanism

    Edited by June Wang, Tim Oakes, Yang Yang

    This book examines the vast and largely uncharted world of cultural/creative city-making in Asia. It explores the establishment of policy models and practices against the backdrop of a globalizing world, and considers the dynamic relationship between powerful actors and resources that impact Asian…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Place-making and Urban Development

    New challenges for contemporary planning and design

    By Pier Carlo Palermo, Davide Ponzini

    The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices in academic and professional circles. Recently, new expertise maintains that…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • City Politics

    The Political Economy of Urban America, 10th Edition

    By Dennis R. Judd, Annika M. Hinze

    Praised for the clarity of its writing, careful research, and distinctive theme – that urban politics in the United States has evolved as a dynamic interaction between governmental power, private actors, and a politics of identity – City Politics remains a classic study of urban politics.  Its…

    Paperback – 2018-08-24 
    Routledge

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