Cities & Infrastructure (Urban Studies) Products

  • Big Data for Regional Science

    Edited by Laurie A Schintler, Zhenhua Chen

    Recent technological advancements and other factors are contributing to the production of an astoundingly large and rapidly accelerating collection of data, or "Big Data." This data now allows us to examine urban and regional phenomena in ways and at levels of spatial and temporal resolution that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • Urbanization in China

    Edited by Margaret Crawford, Marco Cenzatti, Jiong Wu

    Since the "Opening Up" period of 1978-80, China has urbanized with unprecedented speed. The construction of completely new cities and the dramatic redevelopment of existing urban centers have completely transformed the Chinese landscape. This urban revolution has generated an astonishing number and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

  • Creating Modern Athens

    A Capital between East and West

    By Denis Roubien

    Athens is a well-known destination for those interested in discovering the birthplace of Western civilization. Its ancient monuments have been the model for innumerable buildings and works of art all over the Western World. However, the reality of modern Athens is much more complicated: the ancient…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Urban Studies

  • Critical Urban Theory, Common Property, and “the Political”

    Desire and Drive in the City

    By Dan Webb

    Dan Webb explores an undervalued topic in the formal discipline of Political Theory (and Political Science, more broadly): the urban as a level of political analysis and political struggles in urban space. Because the city and urban space is so prominent in other critical disciplines, most notably,…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Housing Inequality in Chinese Cities

    Edited by Youqin Huang, Si-ming Li

    In recent decades, Chinese cities have experienced profound social, economic and spatial transformations. In particular, Chinese cities have witnessed the largest housing boom in history and unprecedented housing privatization. China now is a country of homeowners, with more than 70 per cent of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Urban Design

    A Typology of Procedures and Products, 2nd Edition

    By Jon Lang

    Urban Design: A Typology of Procedures and Products, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to urban design, defining the field and addressing the controversies and goals of urban design. Including over 50 updated international case studies, this new edition presents a…

    Paperback – 2017-04-28 
    Routledge

  • The Governance of Urban Green Spaces

    Social innovation and civil society

    By Judith Schicklinski

    Across European cities the use of urban space is controversial and subject to diverging interests. On the one hand citizens are increasingly aware of the necessity for self-organising to reclaim green spaces. On the other hand local authorities have started to involve citizens in the governance of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • (Re)Generating Inclusive Cities

    Poverty and Planning in Urban North America

    By Dan Zuberi, Ariel Taylor

    As suburban expansion declines, cities have become essential economic, cultural and social hubs of global connectivity. In an effort to keep or bring-back individuals and families to the urban core, regeneration schemes are increasingly employed in cities across North America. (Re)Generating…

    Hardback – 2017-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Urban Expansion, Land Cover and Soil Ecosystem Services

    Edited by Ciro Gardi

    More than half of the world population now lives in cities, and urban expansion continues as rural people move to cities. This results in the loss of land for other purposes, particularly soil for agriculture and drainage. This book presents a review of current knowledge of the extension and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-12 
    Routledge

  • Religion, Heritage and the Sustainable City

    Hinduism and urbanisation in Jaipur

    By Yamini Narayanan

    The speed and scale of urbanisation in India is unprecedented almost anywhere in the world and has tremendous global implications. The religious influence on the urban experience has resonances for all aspects of urban sustainability in India and yet it remains a blind spot while articulating…

    Paperback – 2017-04-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry

    Edited by Francesco Ferrini, Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Alessio Fini

    More than half the world's population now lives in cities. Creating sustainable, healthy and aesthetic urban environments is therefore a major policy goal and research agenda. This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of the state of the art and science of urban forestry. It describes…

    Hardback – 2017-04-05 
    Routledge

  • Imagining Sustainability

    Creative urban environmental governance in Chicago and Melbourne

    By Julie Cidell

    Cities, rather than nations, have become the key sites for enacting environmental policies. This is due to the combination of growing urban populations and increased action on the part of local governments (generally attributed to national governments’ failure to act on climate change). Imagining…

    Hardback – 2017-03-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism

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