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  • The New American Small Town

    By Jennifer Mapes

    As we question the future of the city, the small town urban form is often seen as a model for the compact, walkable, sustainable neighbourhood. While some see the small town as dying, the ideal and the myth of these places remains an important part of how we think about community and what human…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Social Drinking, Community Cohesion and Third Places

    A Pint of Happiness

    By Ignazio Cabras

    Based on a research project of many years standing, Ignazio Cabras explores, examines and elaborates on the relationship between social drinking and third places, presenting substantial evidence with regard to the impact their combination may have on the levels of community cohesion and wellbeing…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Megacity Seoul

    Urbanization and the Development of Modern South Korea

    By Yu-Min Joo

    In Asia, there are a growing number of gigantic megalopolises, accompanied by a series of speculative and extravagant megaprojects. Amid the fast-paced urban and development challenges, many Asian developing countries have started to search for successful Asian development models. South Korea and…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Urban Walls

    Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Structures and Surfaces

    Edited by Andrea Brighenti, Matthias Kärrholm

    In recent years, an increasing number of separation walls have been built around the world. Walls built in urban areas are particularly striking in that they have exacted a heavy toll in terms of human suffering. As territorialising devices, walls can be protective, but the protection they grant is…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Chinese Urbanism

    New Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Mark Jayne

    This book provides a definitive overview of contemporary developments in our understanding of urban life in China. With multi-disciplinary perspectives, contributions outline the most significant critical theoretical, methodological and empirical developments in our appreciation of Chinese cities…

    Paperback – 2018-05-23 
    Routledge

  • Cinema, Avant-garde, and Urban Modernity

    The City Symphony Phenomenon (1920-1940)

    Edited by Steven Jacobs, Eva Hielscher, Anthony Kinik

    The 1920s and 1930s saw the rise of the city symphony, an experimental film form that presented the city as protagonist instead of mere decor. Combining experimental, documentary, and narrative practices, these films were marked by a high level of abstraction reminiscent of high-modernist…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Defining the Urban and Rural

    By Valentina Cattivelli

    In recent years, new definitions of cities and countries and the regions within them have emerged. In particular, how a region comes to be considered as ‘rural’ or ‘urban’ or somewhere in between has been a subject of some debate. This has led to a drive to seek new territorial classification…

    Hardback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Smart Transitions in City Regionalism

    Territory, Politics and the Quest for Competitiveness and Sustainability

    By Tassilo Herrschel, Yonn Dierwechter

    In recent years "smartness" has risen as a buzzword to characterise novel urban policy and development patterns. As a result of this, debates around what "smart" actually means, both theoretically and empirically, have emerged within the interdisciplinary arenas of urban and regional studies. This…

    Hardback – 2018-04-04 
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Public Space Unbound

    Urban Emancipation and the Post-Political Condition

    Edited by Sabine Knierbein, Tihomir Viderman

    Through an exploration of emancipation in capitalist urbanization, this book argues the political is enacted through the everyday practices of publics producing space. This suggests democracy is a spatial practice co-constituted by residents, places, and practices rather than an abstract…

    Hardback – 2018-03-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Geopolitics of the Knowledge-Based Economy

    By Sami Moisio

    We live in the era of the knowledge-based economy, and this has major implications for the ways in which states, cities and even supranational political units are spatially planned, governed and developed. In this book, Sami Moisio delves deeply into the links between the knowledge-based economy…

    Hardback – 2018-03-06 
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Sustainable Suburbia?

    Rethinking the North American Metropolis

    By Hugh Bartling

    The suburbanization of North America has been was one of the most significant social, political, and cultural transformations of the twentieth century. Originally seen as an alternative to the chaotic, polluted, and socially dysfunctional industrial city that came to dominate the continent at the…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

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