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This ethnographic exploration of contemporary spaces of homelessness takes an expanded view of homeless space, threading together experiences of organizational spaces, routes taken through the city and the occupation of public space. Through engaging with participants' accounts of…
Hardback – 2015-07-23
Routledge Advances in Ethnography
Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai, a cutting-edge text/ethnography, reports on the rapidly expanding field of global, urban studies through a unique pairing of six teams of urban researchers from around the world. The authors present shopping streets…
Paperback – 2015-07-14
Urban Theory and the Urban Experience brings together classic and contemporary approaches to urban research in order to reveal the intellectual origins of urban studies and the often unacknowledged debt that empirical and theoretical perspectives on the city owe one another. From the foundations…
Paperback – 2015-04-20
Cities of Light is the first global overview of modern urban illumination, a development that allows human wakefulness to colonize the night, doubling the hours available for purposeful and industrious activities. Urban lighting is undergoing a revolution due to recent developments in lighting…
Paperback – 2015-03-25
Helmut Holzapfel’s Urbanism and Transport, a bestseller in its own country, now available in English, examines the history and the future of urban design for transport in major European cities. Urbanism and Transport shows how the automobile has come to dominate the urban landscape of cities…
Paperback – 2015-02-11
Sustainable travel behaviours have long been sought after in cities around the world, particularly in industrialised countries, but also increasingly in the emerging cities of Asia, South America and Africa. Progress however appears difficult to make as the private car, still largely fuelled by…
Paperback – 2015-02-09
This book explores what happened to the homelands – in many ways the ultimate apartheid disgrace – after the fall of apartheid. The nine chapters contribute to understanding the multiple configurations that currently exist in areas formerly declared "homelands" or "Bantustans". Using the concept of…
Hardback – 2016-11-09
Over the past six or more decades, John Friedmann has been an insurgent force in the field of urban and regional planning, transforming it from its traditional state-centered concern for establishing social and spatial order into a radical domain of collaborative action between state and civil…
Paperback – 2016-11-03
RTPI Library Series
As ecology becomes the new engineering, the projection of landscape as infrastructure—the contemporary alignment of the disciplines of landscape architecture, civil engineering, and urban planning— has become pressing. Predominant challenges facing urban regions and territories today—including…
Paperback – 2016-10-31
We are pleased to present our latest books, covering a wide range of key areas on cities, planning and sustainability, community planning, urban landscapes, community planning, sustainable architecture and much more. You will find whatever you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or to provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.
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Urban Design: Tools & Resources for the Planning Practitioner is a FreeBook brought to you by Routledge and features curated content from some of our leading titles.
Edward Ng, co-editor of The Urban Climatic Map, tells us the story behind his new book.
Herbert Girardet, author of Creating Regenerative Cities, discusses the key themes of his book and what led him to write about cities and the environment.
Helena Hurd commissions books for the Development Studies list across all levels, from textbooks and research monographs, to handbooks and books aimed at policy makers. In addition to core Development Studies titles, this rapidly expanding portfolio includes a range of interdisciplinary books drawn from Geography, Politics, Area Studies, Philosophy, Health, Humanities, Sociology and Education. Helena is keen to hear from any potential authors looking to publish within development studies, particularly in the key areas of humanitarian studies, development policy, development governance, inequality, regional development, religion and development, migration and displacement studies.
Faye Leerink commissions books in the areas of geography, environmental studies, urban studies, and in tourism, hospitality and events. She has been working on these subject areas at Routledge since 2009. She particularly enjoys building long term partnerships with authors and strives to publish high quality and original work in our well-established sub-disciplines. Faye also has an eager eye for future market trends and is particularly keen to publish research from emerging, cutting edge and interdisciplinary areas, such as human-animal studies, the more than human, the Anthropocene, critical food studies, nature, cultural and heritage tourism, ethics and tourism, and tourism anthropology. She is always happy to discuss book ideas or long term writing plans, particularly for monographs, edited collections, handbooks and supplementary texts. She can be found on LinkedIn.
Natalja Mortensen is committed to publishing high-quality, innovative, and politically relevant research monographs, supplementary texts, and handbooks for the political science academic community. She is actively seeking book proposals in American Politics (and Government), Comparative Politics, Environment, Gender, Identity Politics, Latin American Politics, Media (including Political Communication), Political Psychology, Political Theory and Philosophy, Public Policy and Public Administration, Research Methods, Role Theory, and Urban Politics. Natalja is committed to responding quickly to all inquiries, and to helping guide authors through the editorial stages of their book. If you would like to discuss an idea or wish to hear more about her publishing program, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Andrew Mould has been commissioning books in the discipline of geography and the allied fields of urban, environmental, and development studies for well over a decade. He is always happy to discuss writing plans and is particularly interested in titles that will complement or enhance Routledge’s existing suite of textbooks, handbooks, and research-level publications. His overall goal is to publish high-quality, innovative publications that meet their commercial potential. Andrew is able to draw upon a wealth of experience and expertise to guide prospective authors through the publishing process and is particularly keen to build long-term partnerships with authors.