Routledge Urban Reader Series

Series Editors: Richard T. LeGates, Frederic Stout

This exciting series responds to the need for comprehensive coverage of the classic and essential texts that form the basis of intellectual work in the various academic disciplines and professional fields concerned with cities. The readers focus on the key topics encountered by undergraduates, graduates and scholars in urban studies and allied fields, the contributions of major theoreticians and practitioners and other individuals, groups and organizations that study the city or practise in a field that affects the city.

As well as drawing together the best of classic and contemporary writings on the city, each reader features extensive general, section and selection introductions prepared by the volume editors to place the selections in context, illustrate relations among topics, provide information on the author and point readers towards additional related biographic material.


This exciting series responds to the need for comprehensive coverage of the classic and essential texts that form the basis of intellectual work in the various academic disciplines and professional fields concerned with cities. The readers focus on the key topics encountered by undergraduates, graduates and scholars in urban studies and allied fields, the contributions of major theoreticians and practitioners and other individuals, groups and organizations that study the city or practise in a field that affects the city.

As well as drawing together the best of classic and contemporary writings on the city, each reader features extensive general, section and selection introductions prepared by the volume editors to place the selections in context, illustrate relations among topics, provide information on the author and point readers towards additional related biographic material.

  • The City Reader

    6th Edition

    Edited by Richard T. LeGates, Frederic Stout

    The sixth edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city to provide the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies and Planning old and new. The City Reader is the anchor volume in the Routledge Urban…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
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  • Sustainable Urban Development Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Stephen M. Wheeler, Timothy Beatley

    Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary  readings giving a broad introduction to this topic.  It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development…

    Paperback – 2014-10-31
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  • Cities of the Global South Reader

    Edited by Faranak Miraftab, Neema Kudva

    The Cities of the Global South Reader adopts a fresh and critical approach to the fi eld of urbanization in the developing world. The Reader incorporates both early and emerging debates about the diverse trajectories of urbanization processes in the context of the restructured global alignments in…

    Paperback – 2014-10-16
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  • The Urban Design Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Michael Larice, Elizabeth Macdonald

    The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent…

    Paperback – 2012-11-28
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  • The Urban Sociology Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Jan Lin, Christopher Mele

    The urban world is an exciting terrain for investigating the central institutions, structures and problems of the social world and how they have transformed through the last 200 years. This Reader comprises sections on urban social theory, racial and social difference in the city, culture in…

    Paperback – 2012-08-30
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  • The City Reader

    5th Edition

    Edited by Richard T. LeGates, Frederic Stout

    The fifth edition of the highly successful City Reader juxtaposes the best classic and contemporary writings on the city. It contains fifty-seven selections including seventeen new contributions by experts including Elijah Anderson, Robert Bruegmann, Michael Dear, Jan Gehl,…

    Paperback – 2011-01-12
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  • The Urban and Regional Planning Reader

    Edited by Eugénie Birch

    The Urban and Regional Planning Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate the planning of cities and metropolitan areas. Forty-seven generous selections include contributions from Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, Ian McHarg, Paul Davidoff, Charles Harr, Susan…

    Paperback – 2008-12-12
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  • Sustainable Urban Development Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Stephen M. Wheeler, Timothy Beatley

    Building on the success of its first edition, the second edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader expands its selection of classic material on sustainable community development. As in the previous edition, it begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development concept in the…

    Paperback – 2008-08-27
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  • The Urban Design Reader

    Edited by Michael Larice, Elizabeth Macdonald

    Drawing together the very best of classic and contemporary writings, this informative book illuminates the theory and practice of urban design. Forty-one generous selections include contributions from Le Corbusier and Jacobs through to Hayden and Gillham.This book provides an essential…

    Paperback – 2006-10-12
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  • The Urban Politics Reader

    Edited by Elizabeth Strom, John H. Mollenkopf

    The Urban Politics Reader draws together classic and contemporary writings that best illuminate the basic questions of urban politics – how interests contend for power over the distribution of resources and why some win while others lose. Contributions from Martin Shefter, Clarence Stone, Rufus P.…

    Paperback – 2006-09-14
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  • The Global Cities Reader

    Edited by Roger Keil, Neil Brenner

    Providing the first comprehensive survey of new interdisciplinary scholarship on globalized urbanization, this important volume contains fifty selections from classic writings by authors such as John Friedmann, Michael Peter Smith, Saskia Sassen, Peter Taylor, Manuel Castells and Anthony King,…

    Paperback – 2005-12-15
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  • The Urban Geography Reader

    Edited by NICK FYFE, JUDITH KENNY

    Drawing on a rich diversity of theoretical approaches and analytical strategies, urban geographers have been at the forefront of understanding the global and local processes shaping cities, and of making sense of the urban experiences of a wide variety of social groups. Through their links with…

    Paperback – 2005-04-14
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  • The Cybercities Reader

    Edited by Steve Graham

    Providing the most comprehensive, international and interdisciplinary analysis yet of the relationships between cities, urban life and new technologies, this informative book incorporates detailed discussions of cybercity history, theory, economic processes, mobilities, physical forms,…

    Paperback – 2003-11-27
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  • The City Cultures Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Iain Borden, Tim Hall, Malcolm Miles

    Cities are both products of culture, and sites where culture is made and received. By presenting the very best of classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities, The City Cultures Reader provides an accessible overview of the diverse material on the interface between cities and…

    Paperback – 2003-10-16
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  • The City Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Richard T. Legates, Frederic Stout

    The third edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best of publications on the city. It has been extensively updated to reflect the latest thinking on globalization, information technology and urban theory. Classic writings from such authors as Lewis Mumford, Jane…

    Paperback – 2003-08-14
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