Urban Studies Products

  • Black Politics in Transition

    Immigration, Suburbanization, and Gentrification, 1st Edition

    Edited by Candis Watts Smith, Christina M. Greer

    Black Politics in Transition considers the impact of three transformative forces—immigration, suburbanization, and gentrification—on Black politics today. Demographic changes resulting from immigration and ethnic blending are dramatically affecting the character and identity of Black populations…

    Paperback – 2018-10-24
    Routledge
    Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Politics and Policy

  • Quality of Life in Cities

    Equity, Sustainable Development and Happiness from a Policy Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alessandra Michelangeli

    In the last few decades, urban quality of life has received increasing interest from policy makers who aim to make cities better places to live. In addition to the aim of improving quality of life, sustainable and equitable development is also often included in the policy agendas of decision makers…

    Paperback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge

  • Crafting Form-Based Codes

    Resilient Design, Policy, and Regulation, 1st Edition

    By Korkut Onaran

    This book is for the well-meaning idealists – city planners, urban designers, municipalities, and developers – who are frustrated working within the messy political environments of local democracies. It provides practical tools for crafting form-based rules that can facilitate effective…

    Paperback – 2018-10-10
    Routledge

  • Shaping Portland

    Anatomy of a Healthy City, 1st Edition

    By Paddy Tillett

    Portland is a young city founded on a river bank in a virgin forest less than 200 years ago. Shaping Portland: Anatomy of a Healthy City is about the values engendered by the place, and how those values have influenced the growing city. It examines how and why the public realm supports or obstructs…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Urban Planning’s Philosophical Entanglements

    The Rugged, Dialectical Path from Knowledge to Action, 1st Edition

    By Richard S Bolan

    Urban Planning’s Philosophical Entanglements explores the long-held idea that urban planning is the link in moving from knowledge to action. Observing that the knowledge domain of the planning profession is constantly expanding, the approach is a deep philosophical analysis of what is the quality…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Baltimore: Reinventing an Industrial Legacy City

    1st Edition

    By Klaus Philipsen

    Baltimore: Reinventing an Industrial Legacy City is an exploration into the reinvention, self-reflection and boosterism of US legacy cities, taking Baltimore as the case study model to reveal the larger narrative. Author Klaus Philipsen investigates the modern urban condition and the systemic…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge

  • On the Frontlines of the Welfare State

    How the Fire Service and Police Shape Social Problems, 1st Edition

    By Barry Goetz

    Although public safety agencies protect our well-being, they also shape social problems and community inequities. Public safety protections promote what T.H. Marshall called "social rights" of equitable citizenship. Frontlines of Welfare State shows how public safety agencies function as welfare…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Responding to Climate Change in Asian Cities

    Governance for a more resilient urban future, 1st Edition

    Edited by Diane Archer, Sarah Colenbrander, David Dodman

    The role of cities in addressing climate change is increasingly recognised in international arenas, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the New Urban Agenda. Asia is home to many of the countries that are most vulnerable to climate change…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge

  • Inside Smart Cities

    Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Karvonen, Federico Cugurullo, Federico Caprotti

    The era of the smart city has arrived. Only a decade ago, the promise of optimising urban services through the widespread application of information and communication technologies was largely a techno-utopian fantasy. Today, smart urbanisation is occurring via urban projects, policies and visions…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25
    Routledge

  • Infrastructures in Practice

    The Dynamics of Demand in Networked Societies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth Shove, Frank Trentmann

    Infrastructures in Practice shows how infrastructures and daily life shape each other. Power grids, roads and broadband make modern lifestyles possible – at the same time, their design and day-to-day operation depends on what people do at home and at work. This volume investigates the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-21
    Routledge

  • High Rise and Fall

    The Making of the European Real Estate Industry, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Carpenter

    High Rise and Fall tells the story of how the European commercial property industry transformed from a local, small-scale business to an international, financially sophisticated, multi-billion-euro industry that was ultimately devastated by the 2008 crash. Drawing on her experience as…

    Paperback – 2018-09-20
    Routledge

  • Electric Vehicles

    Technology, Policy and Commercial Development, 1st Edition

    By Joao Vitor Fernandes Serra

    Modern electric vehicles (EVs) are well suited to most people's general transport needs. Despite this, their adoption at a large scale has been grindingly slow. What are the reasons for this? Unlike most books which focus on the technical aspects of EV performance, this guide sets out the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge

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