Cities & Infrastructure (Urban Studies) Products

  • Smart Growth in Cities

    Theory and Application, 1st Edition

    By Amir Shakibamanesh, Mahshid Ghorbanian, Seyed Navid Mashhadi Moghadam

    This book delves into the urban planning theory of ‘smart growth’ to encourage the creation of smart cities where compact urban spaces are optimized to create transit-oriented, pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly areas, with a clear focus on developing a sustainable, humanistic transport system. Over…

    Paperback – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Spatial Practices

    Modes of Action and Engagement with the City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melanie Dodd

    This book explores ‘spatial practices’, a loose and expandable set of approaches that embrace the political and the activist, the performative and the curatorial, the architectural and the urban. Acting upon and engaging with the public realm, the field of spatial practices allows people to…

    Paperback – 2019-10-08 
    Routledge

  • Transformative Ground

    A Field Guide to the Post-Industrial Landscape, 1st Edition

    By Ross Mclean

    Aimed at students and instructors, alongside practitioners and researchers, in landscape architecture and its allied disciplinary fields, this book provides the reader with a clear framework of theoretical and practical considerations for interpreting and designing post-industrial landscapes. One…

    Paperback – 2019-09-10 
    Routledge

  • Understanding Crime in Villages-in-the-City in China

    A Social and Behavioural Approach, 1st Edition

    By Zhanguo Liu, T. Wing Lo

    Rapid urbanization of economic zones in China has resulted in a special social phenomenon: "villages-in-the-city". Underdeveloped villages are absorbed during the expansion of urban areas, while retaining their rustic characteristics. Due to the rural characteristics of these areas, social security…

    Hardback – 2019-09-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Behavioural Sciences

  • Ruined Skylines

    Aesthetics, Politics and London's Towering Cityscape, 1st Edition

    By Günter Gassner

    Ruined Skylines examines the skyline as a space for radical urban politics. Focusing on the relationship between aesthetics and politics in London’s tall-building boom, it develops a critique of the construction of more and more speculative towers as well as a critique of the claim that these…

    Hardback – 2019-08-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of the City

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sharon M. Meagher, Samantha Noll, Joseph S. Biehl

    The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of the City is an outstanding reference source to this exciting subject and the first collection of its kind. Comprising forty chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into clear sections addressing the following central topics:…

    Hardback – 2019-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Smart Cities

    1st Edition

    By Vanessa Ratten

    There has been increased emphasis on smart cities due to the economic, environmental and technological shifts that have impacted on society. This book focuses on how cities are becoming smarter, more innovative and entrepreneurial due to the increased pressures placed on them from…

    Paperback – 2019-07-31 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-30 
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Development Goals Connectivity Dilemma (Open Access)

    Land and Geopsatial Information for Urban and Rural Resilience, 1st Edition

    Edited by Abbas Rajabifard

    The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429290626, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. Large-scale migration from rural to urban areas, and between countries, affects sustainable development…

    Hardback – 2019-07-30 
    CRC Press

  • Rio de Janeiro

    Urban Expansion and the Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by José L. S. Gámez, Zhongjie Lin, Jeffrey S. Nesbit

    Using Rio de Janeiro as the case study city, this book highlights and examines issues surrounding the development of mega-cities in Latin America and beyond. Complex dynamics of urbanization such as mega-event driven development, infrastructure investment, and informal urban expansion are…

    Hardback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies

  • Big Data, Code and the Discrete City

    Shaping Public Realms, 1st Edition

    By Silvio Carta

    Big Data, Code and the Discrete City explores how digital technologies is gradually changing the way in which the public space is designed by architects, managed by policy-makers, and experienced by individuals. Smart city technologies are superseding the traditional human experience that has…

    Hardback – 2019-07-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • The African Metropolis

    Struggles over Urban Space, Citizenship, and Rights to the City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Bisola Falola

    On a planet where urbanization is rapidly expanding, nowhere is the growth more pronounced than in cities of the global South, and in particular, Africa. African metropolises are harbingers of the urban challenges that lie ahead as societies grapple with the fractured social, economic, and…

    Paperback – 2019-07-05 
    Routledge

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