Textbooks: Urban Studies

  • Managing the Sustainable City book cover

    Managing the Sustainable City

    By Genie N. L. Stowers

    We hear the term "sustainability" everywhere today; in the context of city management, the term is most used to mean environmental sustainability or being able to thrive in a world facing climate change. In this book, however, the term means something more extensive—how cities can sustain…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge

  • City book cover

    City

    2nd Edition

    By Phil Hubbard

    City provides an accessible yet critical introduction to one of the key ideas in human geography. While most of the world’s population now lives in cities, the definition and theoretical specification of the city nonetheless remains elusive. In this extensively updated second edition, Phil Hubbard…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Geography

  • Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure: Paths to the Future book cover

    Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

    Paths to the Future, 2nd Edition

    By Annie Pearce, Yong Han Ahn, HanmiGlobal Co, Ltd

    The second edition of Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure continues to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practices of sustainability as they apply to the construction sector, including both buildings and infrastructure systems. As a textbook, it is aimed at students…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19 
    Routledge

  • Interiors Beyond Architecture book cover

    Interiors Beyond Architecture

    Edited by Deborah Schneiderman, Amy Campos

    Interiors Beyond Architecture proposes an expanded impact for interior design that transcends the inside of buildings, analysing significant interiors that engage space outside of the disciplinary boundaries of architecture. It presents contemporary case studies from a historically nuanced and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge

  • Housing America: Issues and Debates book cover

    Housing America

    Issues and Debates

    By Emily Tumpson Molina

    In an effort to explain why housing remains among the United States’ most enduring social problems, Housing America explores five of the U.S.’s most fundamental, recurrent issues in housing its population: affordability of housing, homelessness, segregation and discrimination in the housing market,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-03
    Routledge
    The Metropolis and Modern Life

  • Making Places for People: 12 Questions Every Designer Should Ask book cover

    Making Places for People

    12 Questions Every Designer Should Ask

    By Christie Johnson Coffin, Jenny Young

    Making Places for People explores twelve social questions in environmental design. Authors Christie Johnson Coffin and Jenny Young bring perspectives from practice and teaching to challenge assumptions about how places meet human needs. The book reveals deeper complexities in addressing basic…

    Paperback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge

  • Studying Cities and City Life: An Introduction to Methods of Research book cover

    Studying Cities and City Life

    An Introduction to Methods of Research

    By Mark Abrahamson

    Studying Cities and City Life is a textbook designed to provide an introduction to the major methods of obtaining data for use when analysing cities and social life in cities. Major chapters focus upon best practices in: field studies (participant observation) natural experiments and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05
    Routledge

  • Urban Theory: New critical perspectives book cover

    Urban Theory

    New critical perspectives

    Edited by Mark Jayne, Kevin Ward

    Urban Theory: New Critical Perspectives provides an introduction to innovative critical contributions to the field of urban studies. Chapters offer easily accessible and digestible reviews, and as a reference text Urban Theory is a comprehensive and integrated primer which covers topics necessary…

    Paperback – 2016-10-05
    Routledge

  • American Hometown Renewal: Policy Tools and Techniques for Small Town Officials book cover

    American Hometown Renewal

    Policy Tools and Techniques for Small Town Officials

    By Gary A. Mattson

    Before the interstates, Main Street America was the small town’s commercial spine and served as the linchpin for community social solidarity. Yet, during the past three decades, a series of economic downturns has left many of the great small cities barely viable. American Hometown Renewal is the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Creativity book cover

    Creativity

    By Harriet Hawkins

    Creativity, whether lauded as the oil of the 21st century, touted as a driver of international policy, or mobilised by activities, has been very much part of the zeitgeist of the last few decades. Offering the first accessible, but conceptually sophisticated account of the critical geographies of…

    Paperback – 2016-09-28
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Geography

  • Contemporary Urban Planning book cover

    Contemporary Urban Planning

    11th Edition

    By John M. Levy

    Planning is a highly political activity. It is immersed in politics and inseparable from the law. Urban and regional planning decisions often involve large sums of money, both public and private, with the potential to deliver large benefits to some and losses to others. Contemporary Urban Planning,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01
    Routledge

  • From Numbers to Words: Reporting Statistical Results for the Social Sciences book cover

    From Numbers to Words

    Reporting Statistical Results for the Social Sciences

    By Susan Morgan, Tom Reichert, Tyler R. Harrison

    This invaluable resource guides readers through the process of creating scholarly, publishable prose from the results of quantitative experiments and investigations. It delves into the issues commonly encountered when reporting the results of statistical experiments and investigations, and provides…

    Paperback – 2016-08-09
    Routledge

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