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  • Community Planning and Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rhonda Phillips, Patsy Kraeger

    Community development refers to planned efforts aimed at producing assets to increase the ability and capacity of inhabitants to enhance quality of life. There are many types of assets recognized in community development, including social, physical, human, financial and environmental. Community…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

  • Urbanization in China

    1st Edition

    Edited by Margaret Crawford, Marco Cenzatti

    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 – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

  • Urban Planning After Disasters

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Olshansky

    This four-volume collection brings together the most important canonical and cutting-edge papers in the essential topic of planning after disasters. This is the first coherent academic reference work to date. These selections emphasize knowledge regarding reconstruction and recovery of communities…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

  • Urban History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rosemary Sweet

    With over half the world’s population now living in cities, urbanization is one of the defining features of the contemporary world, and urban history – the study of the processes and consequences of urbanization – is one of the most dynamic fields of modern and contemporary history. But the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-15
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

  • Urban Ecology, 4-vol. set

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Douglas

    Urban Ecology is a rapidly developing area of research and study. Drawing on the work of many disciplines—including geography, planning, landscape architecture, sociology, economics, anthropology, engineering, and climatology—urban ecologists argue that an understanding of the relationships between…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Geography

  • Public Space

    1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

  • Mobilities

    1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

  • Planning Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ali Madanipour

    This four-volume collection covers planning theory in conjunction with social, political, economic, and cultural theory. The set is organized both chronologically and thematically, beginning with the key trends in the nineteenth century but primarily concentrating on the subsequent periods, which…

    Hardback – 2015-06-05
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

  • City Resilience

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Burayidi

    Resilience is the ability of a city to bounce back from an unforeseen catastrophe. Resilient cities are able to snap back to their previous state after a disaster and even develop the capacity to withstand future shocks. Knowing what to do prior to, during and after a disaster is critical to the…

    Hardback – 2015-01-22
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

  • Urban Design

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tridib Banerjee

    From the earliest attempts to structure and organize human settlements in the image of divine, cosmic, or an ideal social order, the notion of urban design has deep historical roots. Down the ages, the design of cities has reflected edicts prescribed by the highest authorities, including priests,…

    Hardback – 2013-12-13
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts

  • Global Cities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Taylor, Jonathan V Beaverstock, Ben Derudder, James Faulconbridge, John Harrison, Michael Hoyler, Kathy Pain, Frank Witlox

    A striking consequence of contemporary globalization has been an increase in the importance and prestige of cities. Whereas only a generation or so ago cities were commonly viewed as ‘problems’, the sites of society’s ills, today they are more readily seen as ‘solutions’, places where twenty-first…

    Hardback – 2012-12-11
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

  • Population Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Edith Gray, Zhongwei Zhao

    Demography is the scientific study of human populations. Classical demography has at its core three processes: fertility, migration, and mortality. To be human is to be part of the demographic process, so contemporary studies of population focus not only on the implications of population size and…

    Hardback – 2012-11-23
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

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