Urban Theory Products

  • In The Post-Urban World

    Emergent Transformation of Cities and Regions in the Innovative Global Economy

    Edited by Tigran Haas, Hans Westlund

    Today, the world’s cities face a range of challenges major spatial, economic, demographic, ecological, cultural and social challenges to the extent that a turning point has been reached. Widespread inequality and social exclusion on the one hand are opposed to a world where companies cluster and…

    Hardback – 2017-03-05 
    Regions and Cities

  • Racial Cities

    Governance and the Segregation of Romani People in Urban Europe

    By Giovanni Picker

    Going beyond race-blind approaches to spatial segregation in Europe, Racial Cities argues that race is the logic through which stigmatized and segregated "Gypsy urban areas" have emerged and persisted in post-WWII Europe. Building on nearly a decade of ethnographic and historical research in…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Latino City

    Urban Planning, Politics, and the Grassroots

    By Erualdo Romero Gonzalez

    American cities are increasingly turning to revitalization strategies that embrace the ideas of new urbanism and the so-called creative class in an attempt to boost economic growth and prosperity to downtown areas. These efforts stir controversy over residential and commercial gentrification of…

    Hardback – 2017-02-15 
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • The Scottish Economy

    A Living Book

    Edited by Duncan Maclennan, Kenneth Gibb, Des McNulty, Michael Comerford

    There is currently more scrutiny of the Scottish economy than ever before. As a result of the ‘No’ vote in the 2014 independence referendum and the subsequent provisions of the Smith Commission, further devolution, ongoing public policy reform and social and economic debate are ongoing while a…

    Paperback – 2017-02-15 
    Regions and Cities

  • Urban Animals

    Crowding in zoocities

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

    Paperback – 2017-02-15 
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • Post-Metropolitan Territories

    Looking for a New Urbanity

    Edited by Alessandro Balducci, Valeria Fedeli, Francesco Curci

    The processes of multi-scalar regional urbanization are occurring worldwide. Such processes are clearly distinguishable from those of the 19th and 20th centuries due to the shifting concepts of both the city and the metropolis. International literature highlights how what we have historically…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07 
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Urban Transformations

    Geographies of Renewal and Creative Change

    Edited by Nicholas Wise, Julie Clark

    Economic restructuring and demographic change have in recent years, placed much strain on urban areas the world over, with the effects falling disproportionately on neighbourhoods that were previously underpinned by industry and manufacturing. This has presented policy makers and city planners with…

    Hardback – 2017-02-05 
    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 – 2017-02-05 
    Regions and Cities

  • Spaces of Justice

    Peripheries, Passages, Appropriations

    Edited by Chris Butler, Edward Mussawir

    This collection is inspired by the transdisciplinary possibilities posed by the connections between space and justice. Drawing on a variety of theoretical influences that include Henri Lefebvre, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Doreen Massey, Gillian Rose, Walter Benjamin, Elias Canetti, Antonio…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24 
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Encounters in Planning Thought

    16 Autobiographical Essays from Key Thinkers in Spatial Planning

    Edited by Beatrix Haselsberger

    Encounters in Planning Thought builds on the intellectual legacy of spatial planning through essays by leading scholars from around the world, including John Friedmann, Peter Marcuse, Patsy Healey, Andreas Faludi, Judith Innes, Rachelle Alterman and many more. Each author provides a fascinating and…

    Paperback – 2017-01-17 

  • Rethinking Borders

    Globalization, Bordering, Connectivity

    By Anthony Cooper

    The recent acceleration of transnationalising tendencies has brought about an increasing degree of institutional interest in borders. In this work, Cooper argues that border studies lacks a general approach to border theory and seeks to put forward a new and more productive framework within…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30 
    Routledge Studies in Global and Transnational Politics

  • The Empirical and Institutional Dimensions of Smart Specialisation

    Edited by Philip McCann, Frank van Oort, John Goddard

    Smart specialisation is the new policy approach to the development of regional innovation systems across Europe and it involves fostering innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives which are well tailored to the local context. The different technologies, skills profiles, business activities,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29
    Regions and Cities

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