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  • Squatters in the Capitalist City

    Housing, Justice, and Urban Politics, 1st Edition

    By Miguel Martinez

    To date, there has been no comprehensive analysis of the disperse research on the squatters’ movement in Europe. In Squatters in the Capitalist City, Miguel A. Martínez presents a critical review of the current research on squatting and of the historical development of the movements in European…

    Paperback – 2019-10-15 
    Routledge
    Housing and Society Series

  • Living Architecture, Living Cities

    Soul-Nourishing Sustainability, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Day, Julie Gwilliam

    It’s widely accepted that our environment is in crisis. Less widely recognized is that three quarters of environmental damage is due to cities – the places where most of us live. As this powerful new book elucidates, global sustainability is therefore directly dependent on urban design. In Living…

    Paperback – 2019-10-14 
    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 – 2019-10-01 
    Routledge

  • No Little Plans

    How Government Built America’s Wealth and Infrastructure, 1st Edition

    By Ian Wray

    Is planning for America anathema to the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness? Is it true, as ideologues like Friedrich Von Hayek, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand have claimed, that planning leads to dictatorship, that the state is wholly destructive, and that prosperity is owed entirely to the…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01 
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • 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 – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies

  • 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 – 2019-09-19 
    Routledge

  • Construction Health and Safety in Developing Countries

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Manu, Fidelis Emuze, Tarcisio Saurin, Bonaventura Hadikusumo

    The global construction sector is infamous for high levels of injuries, accidents, fatalities and the poor health and well-being of its workforce. While this record appears in both developed and developing countries, the situation is worse in developing countries, where major spending on…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • Geographic Information Systems to Spatial Data Infrastructures

    A Global Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Masser

    This book draws on author’s wealth of knowledge working on numerous projects across many countries. It provides a clear overview of the development of the SDI concept and SDI worldwide implementation and brings a logical chronological approach to the linkage of GIS technology with SDI enabling data…

    Hardback – 2019-08-31 
    CRC Press

  • 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 – 2019-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Behavioural Sciences

  • Civic Spaces and Desire

    1st Edition

    Edited by Charles Drozynski, Diana Beljaars

    Civic Spaces and Desire presents an original and critical appraisal of civic spaces for a novel theoretical intersection of architecture and human geography. The authors address civic spaces that embody a strong moral code, such as a remembrance park or a casino in various places in the UK, Europe,…

    Paperback – 2019-08-30 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st Century City

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kate Bishop, Nancy Marshall

    Increasing urbanisation and increasing urban density put enormous pressure on the relationships between people and place in cities. Built environment professionals must pay attention to the impact of people-place relationships in small to large scale urban initiatives. A small playground in a…

    Hardback – 2019-08-29 
    Routledge

  • Collaborative Environmental Governance Frameworks

    A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Gieseke

    This book takes a practical approach to understanding and describing collaborative governance for resolving environmental problems. It introduces a new collaborative governance assessment model and recognizes that collaborations are a natural result of organizations converging around complex issues…

    Paperback – 2019-08-29 
    CRC Press

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