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  • Applied Spatial Modelling and Planning

    Edited by John R. Lombard, Eliahu Stern, Graham Clarke

    This book highlights the extraordinary range of areas to which geographical analysis and spatial modelling can bring lessons and insights. It shows how these techniques have been used to address ‘real world’ issues that are of concern to international organisations, public agencies and businesses…

    Hardback – 2016-09-05 
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Unfolding Cluster Evolution

    Edited by Fiorenza Belussi, Jose Luis Hervás-Oliver

    Various theories have been put forward as to why business and industry develops in clusters and despite good work being carried out on path dependence and dynamics, this is still very much an emerging topic in the social sciences. To date, no overarching theoretical framework has been developed to…

    Hardback – 2016-08-29 
    Regions and Cities

  • Shrinking Cities

    Understanding urban decline in the United States

    By Russell Weaver, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Jason Knight, Amy E. Frazier

    Shrinking Cities: Understanding Shrinkage and Decline in the United States offers a contemporary look at patterns of shrinkage and decline in the United States. The book juxtaposes the complex and numerous processes that contribute to these patterns with broader policy frameworks that have been…

    Hardback – 2016-08-22 
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Spatializing Culture

    The Ethnography of Space and Place

    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 – 2016-08-22 

  • Encounters in Planning Thought

    16 Autobiographical Essays from Key Thinkers in Planning

    Edited by Beatrix Haselsberger

    Encounters in Planning Thought creates an informed future perspective on the planning field by looking at planning through the eyes of those that have been at the coal face of planning’s scholarly institutionalisation. The book provides a timely forum for those that have been central to the last…

    Paperback – 2016-08-15 

  • Situated Practices of Strategic Planning

    An international perspective

    Edited by Louis Albrechts, Alessandro Balducci, Jean Hillier

    All over the world societies are facing a number of major problems. New developments, challenges and opportunities cause these issues and yet cases tell us that traditional spatial planning responses and tools are often insufficient to tackle these problems and challenges. Situated Practices of…

    Hardback – 2016-08-04 
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Spatial Violence

    Edited by Andrew Herscher, Anooradha Siddiqi

    This book poses spatial violence as a constitutive dimension of architecture and its epistemologies, as well as a method for theoretical and historical inquiry intrinsic to architecture; and thereby offers an alternative to predominant readings of spatial violence as a topic, event, fact, or other…

    Hardback – 2016-07-27 

  • Transformation of Resource Towns and Peripheries

    Political economy perspectives

    Edited by Greg Halseth

    Most developed economies, including single-industry and resource dependent rural or small town regions, are transforming rapidly as a result of social, political, and economic change. Collectively, they face a number of challenges as well as new opportunities. This international collaboration…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18 
    Regions and Cities

  • Gentrification in Neighbourhood Development

    By Yvonne Franz

    In recent years, cities across the world have witnessed the rejuvenation of previously benighted neighbourhoods as cheap rents and available premises have allowed small scale businesses and creative actors to move in. At the forefront of this have been the former East Berlin district of Prenzleuer…

    Hardback – 2016-07-05 
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Secondary Cities and Development

    Edited by Lochner Marais, Etienne Nel, Ronnie Donaldson

    The role secondary cities play in the global space economy and national urban hierarchies is increasingly receiving attention from scholars and international agencies, most notably the Cities Alliance. Secondary Cities and Development considers the role of secondary cities through the lens of…

    Hardback – 2016-06-09 
    Regions and Cities

  • Urban Subversion and the Creative City

    By Oli Mould

    Check out the author's video to find out more about the book: https://vimeo.com/124247409 This book provides a comprehensive critique of the current Creative City paradigm, with a capital ‘C’, and argues for a creative city with a small ‘c’ via a theoretical exploration of urban subversion. The…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Technology and the City

    Systems, applications and implications

    By Tan Yigitcanlar

    The interplay between smart urban technologies and city development is a relatively uncharted territory. Technology and the City aims to fill that gap, exploring the growing importance of smart technologies and systems in contemporary cities, and providing an in-depth understanding of both…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11
    Regions and Cities

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