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  • 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 – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Urban Cosmopolitics

    Agencements, assemblies, atmospheres

    Edited by Anders Blok, Ignacio Farias

    Invoking the notion of ‘cosmopolitics’ from Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, this volume shows how and why cities constitute privileged sites for studying the search for and composition of common worlds of cohabitation. A cosmopolitical approach to the city focuses on the multiple assemblages of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-13 
    Questioning Cities

  • Regional Development in Australia

    Being regional

    By Robyn Eversole

    In Australia, regions are not just a geographic category, they are also cultural. Being regional means being located outside the nation’s capital cities and in the periphery of centres of power and influence. It is thus significantly different than its European or American counterparts. However,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Tourist Clusters, Destinations and Competitiveness

    Theoretical issues and empirical evidences

    Edited by Francesco Capone

    Tourism has become one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world economy. Increasingly, research on tourism destinations has been at the centre of debates concerning destination competitiveness, governance, policies and destination management and marketing. This book investigates…

    Hardback – 2015-12-14 
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11 
    Regions and Cities

  • People's Spaces

    Coping, Familiarizing, Creating

    By Nihal Perera

    Who controls space? Powerful corporations, institutions, and individuals have great power to create physical and political space through income and influence. People’s Spaces attempts to understand the struggle between people and institutions in the spaces they make. Current literature on cities…

    Paperback – 2015-11-11

  • Beyond Communal and Individual Ownership

    Indigenous Land Reform in Australia

    By Leon Terrill

    Over the last decade, Australian governments have introduced a series of land reforms in communities on Indigenous land. This book is the first in-depth study of these significant and far reaching reforms. It explains how the reforms came about, what they do and their consequences for Indigenous…

    Hardback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge Complex Real Property Rights Series

  • Cities in Crisis

    Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities

    Edited by Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen

    In recent years, European societies and territories have witnessed the spatial impacts of a severe financial and socio-economic crisis. This book builds on the current debate concerning how cities and urban regions and their citizens deal with the consequences of the recent financial and…

    Hardback – 2015-09-22
    Regions and Cities

  • People, Places and Policy

    Knowing contemporary Wales through new localities

    Edited by Martin Jones, Scott Orford, Victoria Macfarlane

    Set within the context of UK devolution and constitutional change, People, Places and Policy offers important and interesting insights into ‘place-making’ and ‘locality-making’ in contemporary Wales. Combining policy research with policy-maker and stakeholder interviews at various spatial scales (…

    Hardback – 2015-08-24
    Regions and Cities

  • Chicago

    An economic history

    By John F. McDonald

    Chicago went from nothing in 1830 to become the second-largest city in the nation in 1900, while the Midwest developed to become one of the world’s foremost urban areas. This book is an economic history of the Chicago metropolitan area from the 1820s to the present. It examines the city in its…

    Hardback – 2015-08-20
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Public Space

    Edited by Vikas Mehta

    By closely examining its public spaces, we can decipher the social, cultural and political life of a city. Public space is the arena for individual and group expression; a forum for dialogue, debate, and contestation; a space for conviviality, leisure, performance, and display; a place…

    Hardback – 2015-07-22
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

  • Mobilities

    Edited by Ole B. Jensen

    The world is on the move. This is a widespread understanding by many inhabitants of contemporary society across the Globe. But what does it actually mean? During over one decade the ‘mobilities turn’ within the social sciences have provided a new set of insights into the repercussions of mobilities…

    Hardback – 2015-06-08
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

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